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Pros: Newegg shipping, excellent as always. Items were packaged well. No apparent damage.
Cons: Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5084. Unable to verify if modules are functional as my laptop halts before the POST completes. The only thing observable after power-on is a non-blinking cursor in the upper left of the screen. I checked the memory specs for this particular laptop model at the Toshiba site and confirmed the info on the modules themselves, PC3 8500 (DDR3 1066) max 8GB. Reading in-depth, the Newegg reviews revealed that some other users were experiencing similar problems with their Toshiba units. To one of these reviews a response from G.Skill suggested testing the modules in both slots, which I did and all possible configurations yielded the same result. I have noted that the preexisting 2GB module is comprised 16 ICs and the G.Skill module 8. Whether this holds any relevance I do not know.
Other Thoughts: Respondents on the Toshiba forums state that Toshiba laptops are "notoriously finicky" when it comes to memory. I am considering a refund and then procuring Toshiba or Kingston modules.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: INSTEN Universal Car Audio Cassette Adapter 675573
Pros: Unit fit within cassette player. Was able to perform function as required.
Cons: Very poor frequency response. Highs sound like there is phase cancellation taking place at various bands and the lows below 120-150Hz are sharply rolled off. Bought this to replace a mechanism with a short occurring at the strain relief. That units response, which was an RCA, was full throughout the typical range for an OEM transducer.
Other Thoughts: Would not recommend this. Stick with Sony, RCA, Philips, etc.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Newegg shipping is fast! As usual.
Cons: The initial unit received was not detected by my mobo's BIOS (MSI A78m-E35) and was accompanied by a repetitive clicking sound (the actuator arm flailing about). This situation was made more to my disliking by the fact that I had to pull my CPUs heatsink/fan assembly in order to extract the drive. OK, that's cool. It happens. Newegg RMA to the rescue. Received the replacement drive and...DOA. The first HDDs behavior is replicated with stunning similarity. Come on now! Two in a row!? Fine. Newegg RMA for a refund and I'm going with another manufacturer. Ordered a Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 on Monday (4/7) and it was delivered Tuesday morning (Go Newegg!). I mounted the unit in the top portion of the chassis drive cage this time so it could clear the heatsink/fan if it needed to be extracted at some point. Alright, system power on, slow BIOS POST... hmm, drive not detected. I try a different SATA cable... nope. I try another SATA port that detects my DVD burner... nope. While the machine is on I lean in closer and I can hear the drive emitting a repetitive buzzing sound. You have got to be s*itting me! Third time...unlucky!!? Newegg RMA for a replacement. I'm a masochist that way. Others may have had better luck with WD, but I have become ever more worrisome with them. In the past, I've had two WDs experience sudden death on two separate occasions and I lost some data during one of the events due to my lack of diligence in maintaining a backup. I gotta tell ya, though... Seagate ain't exactly warming the cockles of my heart, just yet. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me 'cause if drive #4 don't work... I think I'll be making for the deep end... in a hand-basket... on the red-eye... express ticket... one way.
Other Thoughts: Can I just have a drive that works?READ FULL REVIEW