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Pros: Once you get a good one, they last for a really long time.
Cons: The first drive I received had bad sectors on it out of the box.
Other Thoughts: The newegg RMA process is pretty easy. The 7 day ground shipping return from FL to CA is absurd though, they should work out a cross ship program for premier customers. In the end it took 2 weeks before I received a good working drive.
I test drives at work and it's pretty rare that I see bad RE/RE3 drives, although possible it doesn't happen real often. I needed something for a home server that will be on 24/7 with size for applications as needed. I have no doubt this drive will last quite some time.
*Note on the shipping material. If you're buying a bunch of stuff and the HDD gets shipped in box (inside a bigger box) you're probably fine. However the little "hot dog" package that newegg puts the drives in simply doesn't cut it when the drive comes alone in a small box. 3" of rigid foam on all sides should be a minimum for shipping a single drive.
This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-14001 3.5" HDD Mounting Kit
Pros: It does what it's supposed to. Made of metal, not cheap plastic. Has rubber isolators to minimize vibration. All screws included.
Cons: Cheap. 3 of the 8 holes (purchased 2) I put screws in had cross threaded threads making it a pain to get the screws in straight.
Other Thoughts: Once the screws were actually in they work fine. I have an ML110 G6 server at the house which has 6 sata ports but only 4 slots for 3.5" drives. Moved my OS drive up below the DVDrom so that I can fully utilize the 4 caged drives for storage + use all the sata ports on the board. Worked out great!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HP Compaq LE1711 17" LCD Monitor - 1280x1024, 1000:1 Native, 5ms, 60Hz, VGA
Pros: Being refurbished the monitor I received looked fantastic. No scratches anywhere and the backlight is very bright. Comes with VGA cable and power cord. Stand is already installed, literally you just take it out of the box and plug it in.
Cons: Nothing. For my use this is perfect.
Other Thoughts: This is being used as my "spare" - "can plug into anything" monitor, but mostly remains on my home server in the closet. Sometimes I need a direct monitor plugged into the server when something goes wrong and I can't remote in and having this on hand prevents me from removing cabling and taking monitors from elsewhere to use. For that fact alone it was worth every penny.
We use/repair these monitors at work, and honestly they have a pretty low failure rate. Most of them get scrapped due to physical / shipping / handling damage and not actual product failure.