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Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Large capacity drive. Price was right. Great for media storage. Not the 7200.11 firmware.

Cons: "Green" hard drives sound a little dodgy, see below.

Other Thoughts: Even the "non-green" hard drives consume very little power -- my 10k rpm Raptor draws .9 amps on the 5vdc line and .75 amps on the 12vdc line. Many PSUs today are 80% efficient, so a drive in this environment would never draw more than (5*.9 + 12*.75)/.8 = 17 watts.

Pragmatically, one might suggest that manufacturers market these drives as "green" because 5900 rpm drives are a lot easier to make than a 7200 rpm drives, and as a bonus appeal to people's environmental sensibilities without really doing that much for the environment. Still, it's an awesome drive, and I'm glad I bought it.

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Transcend TS32GSSD25-M 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Outstanding laptop drive, especially replacing the old 5400 rpm drive. A very cost-effective upgrade for an older system.

Cons: High cost per GB, as per the norm for solid state drives.

Other Thoughts: Drive is installed in a hp pavilion zv5000.

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MSI TV@nywhere Plus Tuner Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Performs as advertised. 04/30/2009

This review is from: MSI TV@nywhere Plus Tuner Card

Pros: Easy to get working, works in both Ubuntu and Windows XP. The software interface in XP is simple and utilitarian.

Cons: Any card rendering 640x480 will look ugly at 1680x1050.

Other Thoughts: Bought the card to play my PS2 on my computer. I wasn't disappointed, but I wouldn't hook any newer consoles up to this card as today's consoles are most enjoyable played in hi-def.

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Glenn B.'s Profile

Display Name: Glenn B.

Date Joined: 06/24/06

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 03/21/08
  • Last Review: 12/11/09
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