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Polk Audio SurroundBar 2000 Instant Home Theater Sound bar
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Thanks for the heads up 11/09/2014

This review is from: Polk Audio SurroundBar 2000 Instant Home Theater Sound bar

Pros: I don't know because I don't have it. My PRO is that I didn't buy one!

Cons: Thanks to the reviewers who indicated missing parts and atrocious shipping quality.

Other Thoughts: And now Newegg is going to run it as a Shell Shocker to get rid of the stock they know is junk, instead of admitting their issue. Unforgivable behavior and one of the reasons I have been shopping less and less with Newegg. Too many reports of trash merchandise.

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LG Optimus Dynamic Tracfone Android Phone & Triple Minutes for Life
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Why do vendors do this? 09/28/2014

This review is from: LG Optimus Dynamic Tracfone Android Phone & Triple Minutes for Life

Pros: It looks like a good deal.

Cons: I see this line in the description. Does this make ANY SENSE WHATSOEVER??

" Call over 100 international destinations at no extra cost! A minute is still a minute! (U.S. based calls only. Phones do not work internationally.) "

Answer: NO! Get it straight. First you say you can use Intl then in the very next sentence you say you can't. STOP BEING STUPID.

Other Thoughts: None

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Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: It is small.

Cons: I sent one back within less than a year. I should note I bought two around the same time, as well as the same exact model but a 240GB.

Neither of the 120's was ever any good on speeds. They never went above 170 write speeds. A good 7200RPM spinning drive can hit 130.

These speeds are completely unacceptable for any SSD drive. They can't even hit 200 on all tests performed!

Kingston HyperX 120 is the only SSD that does this in existence. Most any lab test site on the net will confirm my own findings and say how slow this drive is (don't bother believing Kingston's own claims about how they test, what they test with etc, their claims are garbage).

The replacement drive had the exact same speed issues as the first two. The 240GB however is flawless, very fast.

Yes, they are plugged in to SATA III 6 GB/s ports. No, there is absolutely nothing bottlenecking any of the drives. Yes, I have tried multiple cables and power plugins. Yes, I've been building compters for years. No, I do not believe Kingston's excuses, especially because their replacement drive had the same issues. OH, and did I mention, other-branded SSD's with exactly the same hookup in the same box work FINE? I won't get into names because Newegg will probly censor the review if I do...think best TV maker and you will know.

Other Thoughts: I cannot recommend buying the HyperX 120, they have some flaw in them that makes the write speeds horrifically slow for an SSD. One, I could chalk up to a one-off. Two, a bad batch out of the factory. THREE?? And one being a replacement almost a year later? Nope, they are junk. Do not buy. Other brands do not have this issue. Even their own brand 240 does not have this issue.

Kingston "Jewel" please do not bother coming and making excuses. I know what I'm doing, and anything you say will not convince me these drives do not have some fundamental flaw that the company was aware of and chose to ignore.

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Matthew P.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew P.

Date Joined: 11/01/08

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  • Reviews: 192
  • Helpfulness: 75
  • First Review: 02/09/06
  • Last Review: 11/09/14
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