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OEM Samsung Replacement Battery for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 7000 mAh
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It does appear to be an actual OEM battery, and it does fit and work, no problem.

Cons: I got one, then got it replaced. Both batteries were as old or older than the original battery that actually came in my tablet. Which means their capacity was just as diminished as the original battery's.

I was only replacing my battery because it had dropped from the original 7000mAh capacity to around 5800 over time. I actually installed the first replacement battery and it measured out to be almost identical in capacity to my 18 month old, well-used battery. And it was date coded within a month or so of my original. I returned it for a replacement and the second battery was even older than the first one. I returned it without installing.

Other Thoughts: These batteries were supplied by AccessoryGeeks and they were awesome to deal with. After the second battery, they checked with their supplier who told them that Samsung made all the replacement batteries at the same time they originally manufactured the tablets. So, all OEM replacement batteries that are available are that old.

So, I would avoid buying one of these unless your original battery actually totally dies.

I gave it 2 Eggs because it does actually fit and work just fine. It's just not a new (as in manufactured any time recently) battery, and Li-Ion batteries go bad (meaning, lose capacity), even when they are just sitting unused on a shelf. These are no better than my 18 month old, used full-time, battery.

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SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim External DVD Writer Model SE-S084C
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great value 03/15/2010

This review is from: SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim External DVD Writer Model SE-S084C

Pros: Handles all kinds of formats, including Double Layer support. Very portable. Powered off just USB - no A/C transformer required. Supported by Windows 7 without installing any drivers. Inexpensive.

Cons: I cannot get my computer to boot from a bootable DVD in this drive. Maybe that is just a limitation of USB CD/DVD drives. I don't know. But it will boot just fine from the same DVD if I disconnect this portable and re-install an internal IDE DVD drive. One egg off for that - it could be a serious problem if somebody got this to be their only DVD drive for their computer.

Other Thoughts: Hooked it up to my Dell Latitude E6500 with Windows 7 x64 and fired up my copy of Nero 9 that I already had and started burning. I never even put in the CD that came with the burner.

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OCZ Vertex Turbo OCZSSD2-1VTXT120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice speed upgrade. Putting my VMWare VM images on the SSD makes running VM's not suck.

Cons: Remember to set your SATA controller to AHCI mode *before* you install your OS. Still not big enough to use as the only drive in the system.

Other Thoughts: Mine came with firmware v1.5 already installed, so the drive was totally plug-and-play in my Dell Latitude E6500. Except that my SATA controller was set to IRRT mode, instead of AHCI, the first time I installed Windows 7 x64. Fortunately, I didn't invest *too* much time in re-installing apps, etc. before I realized it. I tried switching to AHCI using various instructions I found on the Web, to no avail. No biggie, really. Reinstalling certainly doesn't take very long on this drive!

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Stuart V.'s Profile

Display Name: Stuart V.

Date Joined: 09/20/07

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 09/15/08
  • Last Review: 05/09/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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