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MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition DirectX 11 R7870-2GD5T/OC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: n/a (see Other comments)

Cons: n/a (see Other comments)

Other Thoughts: Newegg has a nasty habit of claiming a rebate is available so users are misled into thinking the overall price will be cheaper. The rebate for this particular product states "11/20/2013 - 11/26/2013" (so it expired yesterday as of this posting).

You'll get the $159.99 price from Newegg ($169.00 - $10 instant discount) but you will NOT get the rebate of $30.

For rebates claimed by Newegg as available, be sure to read the rebate form to find out if it is still valid (not expired) and actually applies to the product you'd be buying from Newegg.

SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggs Only works in a RAID config 03/19/2013

This review is from: SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Unusable except for RAID config

Other Thoughts: After reading the other reviews here, I decided to contact Syba on 2 issues:

- Can a drive connected to this controller be used as a non-RAIDed boot device? According to Syba, NO. They state that at least one partition on the hard disk must be in a RAID config. They gave an example of how to fake out the RAID config so the drive would be bootable but not actually a RAIDED device but it was too complicated that they wouldn't even give me the steps.

- I notified them that their driver download file had no non-RAID drivers. They replied giving me a link to the SAME file download so obviously it still did not have any non-RAID drivers. The folder name tells you it's for RAID drivers. The "r" at the end of the filename tells you they're for RAID. If you look in their .inf file, you will see they say it is for use with RAID. Perhaps you can correctly guess which non-RAID driver to obtain from the Silicon Graphics web site.

I was looking for a PCI host controller card (not PCI-e) that gave me, at least, SATA-2 (3Gbps) support for my SATA-2 and SATA-3 hard disks with an old mobo that only supports SATA-1. I don't need RAID. I don't want RAID. I just want a PCI card for SATA-2 support of my SATA hard disks. This card won't work. Apparently Newegg doesn't think it's viable to carry this kind of PCI SATA-2 non-RAID controller card from which hard disks can be booted so will have to look elsewhere.

StarTech GC46FM Replacement USB to PS/2 Mouse Adapter
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Addendum: Use active USB-to-PS/2 adapter for USB-only device 11/05/2011

This review is from: StarTech GC46FM Replacement USB to PS/2 Mouse Adapter

Pros: This is a followup to my other review regarding users thinking that a passive rewiring adapater will convert their USB-only device into supporting PS/2.

Cons: The price of active USB-to-PS/2 adapters needed to get USB-only devices to support PS/2 ports is quite high.

Other Thoughts: For those trying to use a passive USB-to-PS/2 adapter with a USB-only designed device, see:

"Newer USB keyboards and mice cannot simply use simple adapters to connect to PS/2 ports, as the signal is of a different nature, so active conversion is required for full functionality."


Lee H.'s Profile

Display Name: Lee H.

Date Joined: 06/14/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 09/10/10
  • Last Review: 11/26/13
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