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SONY 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Discs Model 100DMR47SP
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5 out of 5 eggs SONY 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs 03/25/2015

This review is from: SONY 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Discs Model 100DMR47SP

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start...

Just so everyone knows, this is a personal review here (as I bought these for myself) and not something that NewEgg has asked me to do. I just like to toot Brands AND Companies that give their customers a good product at a cheap price. You do good work Sony, keep up the job. Hope this helps...

I ordered three 100 Packs of these DVD's on the 7th and they arrived on the 8th!!! You rock NewEgg!!! Try that with another company and see how long your delivery takes... All 3-100 Packs were individually wrapped in heavy duty bubble wrap and were well protected. The 3-100 packs were then placed on a thick layer of very thin (SINGLE WALL) bubble wrap. No bubble wrap on ALL sides like you would expect though. As a result of this, one of the 100 Packs was broken upon delivery. Now whether or not they were damaged or not I will have to wait until I open and start to use them.

At one time NewEgg was one of the worst companies to order any DVD's and/or CD's from. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I ordered from them and my order was basically useless by the time it got to me. Now granted, that on these occasions NewEgg made good on the broken orders with (SOME TYPE) of refund, but (even with the refund and all) it's still a pain and a hassle to deal with.

Lately though, NewEgg has listened to their customers and have started to package their DVD's and CD's a lot better than they used to. They still have a way to go BUT THEY ARE getting better at it.

I burn through about 100 (combo) DVD's and CD's a month so I try to refill my stock whenever I get to about 50 remaining DVD's and CD's. I know that some of you out there are asking, "Why does this idiot burn SO MANY DVD's and CD's a month??? What's he burning anyway???" Well I'll tell you what I burn. I burn Movies, Music, Photos, Data DVD's, Programs (I program on the side), and especially backups. These are the most important thing I use them for.

I cannot tell you the number of times I've been burned by a burned out Power Supply (or Hard Drive) giving up at some unexpected moment. This has happened to me on more than one occasion and I'm determined that this will NEVER happen to me again and so far it's working!!! One thing I tell ALL my customers to always do is to BACKUP EVERYTHING REGULARY. Thankfully MOST of them listen to me when I talk...

Cons: NONE so far... It will take a while until I start using these DVD's, but I don't expect any problems...

Other Thoughts: I have a list of about 3 DVD makers that I will purchase from, but I also have about 10 others that I avoid like a plague. I'll be nice and won't mention the brands of the ones I avoid as someone out there may label me as being biased when in actuality I'm not. But the ones I do look for on sale are the following brands.

1. Ridata - I just purchased 2-100 packs of them prior to this order (I just wish I had ordered more of them) and they worked EXTREEMLY well. NO COASTERS here!!!

2. Sony - I have ordered these DVD's in the past (8-10-100 Packs) and they too have worked EXTREEMLY well too.

3. Magnavox - Although I haven't seen ANY of these DVD's listed anywhere (either on sale or whatever), I have ordered them in the past and they too have done EXTREEMLY well. I never had ANY coasters with them as well.

I have noticed that a number of users have been complaining about a high number of coasters from some of the brands that I know are of good quality. To them I say that you might want to check IF your DVD burner is working correctly. Many times they will kick out with a CRC Error that doesn't even display on your monitor, which will cause you to blame defective DVD's when in actuality they aren't the problem. I found this out the hard way when it happened to me. I eventually discovered the actual error when I tried to burn a number of Movie DVD's using Nero and it (Nero) displayed the actual Error Code from the DVD itself. Just something to keep in mind...

Just so everyone knows, I originally posted another review here on the 18th or 19th about these DVD's and for some reason the review didn't appear (or take for whatever reason) so I decided to post another review today so everyone would know how well these DVD's perform...

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Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
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5 out of 5 eggs Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Router 03/12/2015

This review is from: Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start...

I've had this Router setup for about 4 days now and let me tell you... This thing is a S-P-E-E-D D-E-A-M-O-N!!! And I do mean F-A-S-T!!! Below are some of the speeds I've been seeing and let me tell you, I've been amazed at just how fast this thing is!

New York City, NY.
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58.34Mbps 73.65Mbps

CHICAGO, ILL.
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58.14Mbps 74.32Mbps

MIAMI, FLA.
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58.37Mbps 74.01Mbps

CALIFORNIA, CA.
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58.23Mbps 72.04Mbps

LONDON, ENGLAND
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49.13Mbps 69.46Mbps

OSLO, SWEEDEN
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58.14Mbps 68.63Mbps

HELSINKI, FINLAND
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57.81Mbps 67.55Mbps

Like I said, it's a SPEED DEAMON...

Here are some of the things I like about this Router.

1. Being able to Balance Load Settings.

2. Two USB Ports (ONLY 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 though.)

3. Six Antennas. It has 3 external and 1 internal. The only thing I'm not sure about these antennas is if you can replace them with the "Rubber Duck" types or not. They might be specially made just for this unit. It would be nice to know though...

4. NO AC Power Brick blocking up your AC Outlets. Finally!!! It's about time...

Cons: After about a week of use I don't see a lot of MAJOR CONS with this unit, that is, OTHER than the price!!! Like I said above, the price of this unit MIGHT put it out of reach of some users, and that would be a shame as this is one of THE BEST ROUTERS I have tested so far!!!

Right now the ONLY MAJOR CON that I have with this Router is the fact that it does NOT support DD-WRT and the fact that there are NOT a lot of options in the Router Settings Window. Although some user will find this to be more of a blessing other than a curse, I don't. I at least, like to have ALL the options available to me when I need them.

Now there are some other gripes that I'm sure some users will hark on. Namely the lack of a removable base and/or a lack of being able to wall mount this unit, for one. Either way, I think that once other users try this Router that ALL their CONS will shortly disappear.

Other Thoughts: Here's my bucket list of things I would like to see added to this Router:

1. Support for DD-WRT.
2. 2 USB 3.0 Ports instead of 1.

Now is the time for my final opinions on this Router.

Would I recommend this Router to others to buy??? YES!!!

Would I buy this Router for myself??? IF it had DD-WRT support, then YES I would. But without the DD-WRT support, then NO, not at this price. But if it was priced lower than it is then YES I would, without hesitation!!!

At this price the DD-WRT is the deciding factor, for me anyway!

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Rosewill RC-300E - PCIe 1-Port Serial Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Rosewill PCIe Serial Card 1 Port 12/25/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RC-300E - PCIe 1-Port Serial Card

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start...

First off, this is NOT going to be one of my NORMAL reviews. You see on Friday when I got this product in the mail it was the same day I met a young Puerto Rican out by the Mall that needed a ride. Needless to say, I volunteered, which turned out to be a HUGE mistake. You see that young Puerto Rican mugged me and robbed me to the tune of $180.00 and a brand new Tablet and then beat me so badly that I spent the weekend in the hospital. Never again. This time the lesson was definitely learned. In case anyone is wondering how badly I was beaten then just think of the movie "Rageing Bull" where Robert Dinero has a scene where he shows how badly he got beaten. All together I got a broken nose, about 6-8 bruised ribs, a couple of broken teeth, along with a couple of bruised kedneys. Like I said, I could put Robert Dinero to shame with the pictures from my incident scene. It is now Thursday morning and while still badly bruised and scarred I thought I try and write his review. And I do mean try, so don't expect much...

Now I like Rosewill Products. I have used and bought them in the past and generally like the quality of their workmanship. They seem to fill a void that others forgot that was even there to begin with. Now don't get me wrong, they have also made some D-U-M-B products that made me think to myself, "WHAT we're they thinking?" This is NOT one of those. It's a good product, the problem is that it'll take some imagination to come up with some uses for it.

I like the 1/2 card height as this allows you to use either the FULL CARD HEIGHT or put on the 1/2 HEIGHT CARD ADAPTER that takes up less space. I also like the fact that it comes with a manual AND a Driver CD. This is one of my BIGGEST GRIPES against manufacturers' today. Why would you make something that REQUIRES a DRIVER and NOT INCLUDE it???

Cons: It seems that Rosewill did forget something. Namely the Drivers for ANY Windows 8 PC's. Duh??? How in the world could they forget this?

Other than this? None...

Other Thoughts: Let's face the facts here. In today's age, the need OR even uses for a Serial Buss are quickly disappearing, it seems like the USB Port IS the NEW Serial Port. When PC's 1st came out, there were many uses for them and us OLD Dinosaurs just loved them. They gave us all kinds of options and features we wanted. Some of the ones that come to mind (and ones that I have owned in the past are) Serial Scanners, Serial Printers, Serial Mice, Universal Power Supplies that used the Serial Connector to supply info to the PC (I still have a few of these and they work JUST fine). The best Hardware and Software applications I saw was a complete Weather Station that worked off the Serial Buss.

There are still a few Motherboards out there today that have attachment points (on the Motherboard itself) that allow you to connect a Serial Buss to your Motherboard itself and there are even some of them that have a Parallel Connector. Just for you OLD Parallel Printer Guys out these as well. We mustn't forget the OLD Dinosaurs (like me) out there, that still need feeding every once in a while too.

Now if you're lucky enough to have one of these newer Motherboards that have a Serial Buss on the Motherboard itself, then you really don't need one of these cards. But if you don't have that option, than this card will definitely fit your needs.

There are endless uses for this card, IF you have the need for one. The problem is that unless you have SOME PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE or an already written program for it, then you're going to be lost as to WHAT or HOW this card will work or even the applications it could do (or even be able to do). One thing I have found over the years, is that PC's are a life-long learning experience. Some of us are still learning today... Have fun...

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