Skip to: | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Home > 
Kevin S.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

USB 2.0 to RS232 Serial DB9 9 Pin Cable Adapter Converter for Phone PDA
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: XP SP3 and Windws Update have no driver for this device (it doesn't come with a driver disk). Try finding one -- an exercise in futility. Once I've wasted more than 15 minutes trying to make a device work, I'm done. I have better things to do.

DEEPCOOL Multi Core X8 Laptop Cooling Pad 17
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Beautiful design and execution, feels very well made, fans are very quiet, cools well, looks great on a desk, has USB pass-through ports. But, there's room for improvement.

Cons: Although this cooler works well, there are some drawbacks. This thing is no lightweight -- it's large and it's heavy. I would never consider carrying it with me away from home. And this cooler is powered through a USB cable which draws power from your laptop. The last thing your laptop needs is another device sucking up battery power. Make sure to use it while your charger is plugged into your laptop, and keep it on a flat surface for unrestricted airflow. Additionally, for the price you have to wonder just how long the fans will last. Good fans aren't cheap, and this thing has four of them. The fan speed switch feels cheap, and the legs on the bottom are a bit flimsy.

Other Thoughts: You can run the two top fans, the two bottom fans, or all four fans. Because of the location of the vents on the bottom of my laptop -- one at the top and one at the bottom -- I needed to run all four fans in order to provide cooling to both vents. With all four fans running, two of them were blowing needlessly. It would be nice to be able to control the fans selectively so that only the fans beneath the laptop vents were running. Also, the provided USB cable is easily misplaced. In my opinion, it would be better to hardwire it to the cooler and have it stored in a channel somewhere on the cooler. Having said all that, I would still recommend buying this cooler. For home or office use, it's perfect. It does a nice job cooling, it's relatively inexpensive, and it looks, well, cool!

Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV5000100
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Huge Capacity, Reasonable Price 08/02/2014

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STBV5000100

Pros: It’s huge. I mean, REALLY huge! 5TB…that’s 5,000GB or 5,000,000MB.

Cons: None, but I do make this observation: If you fill this thing and don’t have a backup and the drive dies, you’ve lost an enormous amount of data. Good luck to you!

Other Thoughts: I received this drive from Newegg for my review. Setup was straightforward – attach the external power supply, plug it into a USB port, and Windows takes care of the rest. Instant recognition. The drive measures about 7" x 4.5" x 1.5". It comes with a power supply, a 4 foot USB 3 cable, and a Quick Start Guide. The enclosure is plastic yet feels solid enough, and it has one blue LED which is lit solid when powered on and flashes rhythmically during data transfer. There are ventilation holes in the rear, but no fan. During file transfers the enclosure became warm but not hot. There is no power switch.

This drive is USB 3; I tested it using USB 2. It’s rated at 5TB, and there are 4.54TB of free space. There are files preinstalled on the drive for the purpose of product registration.

Using HD Tune Pro 5.50, here are the results: Average transfer rate was 29.5Mb/s with an access time of 19.9 ms. Rotational speed is reported to be 5,980 rpm. As a test, I copied 14.9GB of data comprised of 15,522 various size files in 792 folders to the Seagate Expansion drive took 11:31. It’s probably much faster with USB 3.

But, so what? Do the numbers really matter? I ignore them. This drive isn’t built for speed so I don’t give much credence to the objective tests; it’s built to accommodate a tremendous amount of data. Truthfully, it’s no different than any other external USB drive, only the capacity is MASSIVE. Would I recommend it? Well, if you need tons of space, this is your boy – but make sure you have a backup. As for reliability, I can’t say yet. Keep in mind, though, that it only has a one year warranty.

As an aside, some reviewers removed the drive from the enclosure and tried to use it internally, then complained that it didn’t work and gave it a bad review. What were they thinking? It wasn’t made for that purpose – buy an internal drive! As for the other negative reviews, I didn’t experience any of the same problems.


Kevin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin S.

Date Joined: 02/15/03

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 09/21/14
  • Last Review: 03/07/15
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.