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Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Requires Windows 7 to Download 04/28/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version) - Download

Pros: If you can somehow access a machine running Windows 7, you can eventually get what you think that you're buying

Cons: This download isn't an installable copy of Windows 8. It's an executable that can only be run on Windows 7, runs a downloader, and can eventually produce a bootable image. This isn't mentioned anywhere on this site, and I couldn't find it on Microsoft's, either.

Other Thoughts: It's hard not to feel deceived by this product, and if that's not bad enough, there are no refunds. Use Linux.

Western Digital WD Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, lower power consumption, Western Digital drives have rarely failed on me

Cons: 50% failure rate, having to pay to ship WD's faulty equipment back to them

Other Thoughts: I bought 4 of these less than a year ago. I've used them in different configurations in the same machine. 1 started seeing errors early on, but WD Diagnostics said it was good, so I thought that it must have been something with ntfs-3g. It died about 4 months later. The second drive lasted 10 months.

Equipment fails, so it's always a good idea to keep backups, and I can't fault WD for the extra array I had to build (using Seagate drives). Even so, I've spent more time in the past year trying to recover data from these drives than I have using them.


Mike N.'s Profile

Display Name: Mike N.

Date Joined: 01/18/05

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 02/25/11
  • Last Review: 06/15/14
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