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Seagate Central STCG2000100 2TB Cloud Storage System
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Home NAS 02/22/2014

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG2000100 2TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: Insanely fast with gigabit connection - transferring 100s of GB at over 33MB/sec (my monitor is showing a solid average over 300Mbps). Mapped the network drive from Windows 7 and got to transferring within minutes. I've usually had good luck with Seagate drives, and assuming this one lasts a while, I am extremely pleased on bang for the buck. My main uses do not include remote access, but the iPhone app seemed to stream my HD videos quite well from within my network. I think to really see the advantages of this drive, having a gigabit switch is definitely a must.

Cons: Instructions are little lacking for anyone not familiar with how to configure connections to networked devices.

Other Thoughts: Not that looks have much bearing on how good a product is, I will have to say they made this drive look pretty nice - better than many external drives I've seen, anyways. Also, I would say that if you're looking to get Network storage, do not expect setup to be as easy as external USB storage (ie plug and play). Know a little bit about your network and you'll have this device up and going in no time!

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Cooler Master HAF XM - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Two External Drive Docks
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I don't often write reviews, but I was just too pleased with this case. It has to be the roomiest Mid Tower case I have ever seen and looks and feels very well made. The biggest pro, however, is the cooling ability. Changing over from my old case to this one brought down my CPU idle temps by 5 degrees C. (That would be an Intel i5 2500K overclocked to 4.2 GHz with the Corsair H60 Closed-Loop system) Even in this blistering Texas heat, the CPU easily sits at less than 40C at idle, and not much higher under full load. All this with only the fans that came with the case and the one already attached to the CPU cooler. The airflow is just that good - and still quiet too! Cable management is fantastic as well. You get what you pay for - It is at the higher price mark, but it is very much worth it.

Cons: The only problem I had at all was with the paint. It seems everything was built with tolerances that did not include the layer of paint on the inside - or perhaps I just got a case that had a slightly thicker coat. Regardless, a bit of sanding got my optical drives to slide right in, and a bit of patience with screwing in the motherboard posts and letting it peel out the paint with the threads were the only issues I had to deal with. Really not an issue, just a bit frustrating until I figured out why things weren't just sliding in easily. I would bet most people won't have this issue.

Other Thoughts: This case is WIDE. And tall, for that matter. But mainly WIDE. I thought my previous case was big - until I sat this one beside it. Just be warned - you can fit anything INSIDE this case, just make sure you have room FOR the case!

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HIS H467P1GP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready iSilence 4 Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This card is a great choice for anyone looking to upgrade a lower-end PC to a good mid-range gamer or a quality HD video machine. Runs cool and I can't get enough of how quiet my computer is now. The heat pipes and heat sink look pretty good, too, for anyone with a nice see-through side panel. No extra power needed either - a good thing for store bought computers. Crystal clear dual DVI and enough on-board DDR3 memory to suit most peoples needs for any application as well as clock speeds to run most mid-range games well.

Cons: It's a little on the big side - the heat sink extends a little ways past the card. It fit in my case (HP mid tower case - Micro ATX board) but the fin of the large heat sink just touched one of my memory modules. Perfect for me, but beware if you are using a smaller case - tight squeeze.

Other Thoughts: All in all - Best card I've ever bought for price vs. performance. Works with Vista, no problem. I turned a budget computer into a pretty powerful media center and light gamer with this one upgrade. Can't really beat that.
A+ to Newegg... Fast shipping, great products, best price... As always.

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Ryan L.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan L.

Date Joined: 05/21/07

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 02/26/08
  • Last Review: 02/22/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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