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Greg M.

Greg M.

Joined on 05/10/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

just what you would expect

BYTECC Bracket-35525 3.5" Mounting Bracket Universal Adaptor For 5.25" Drive Bay or Enclosure
BYTECC Bracket-35525 3.5" Mounting Bracket Universal Adaptor For 5.25" Drive Bay or Enclosure

Pros: very sturdy construction, easy mounting in drive bay

Cons: does not include any screws, but if you are buying this you probably have a box full of them already.

Most Critical Review

eh, its 'ok'

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Pros: it does read and write dvds sometimes

Cons: bought a couple of these, getting 1 out of 10 dvd burn issues. Obviously quality control by ASUS has gone way down hill. And for the price of the media I guess its not even worth the effort to RMA. Avoid ASUS, if you want quality go elsewhere.

BSOD after a year

G.SKILL Value Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT
G.SKILL Value Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT

Pros: This memory stick started failing after a year. I ran full diagnostics on the computer and it kept failing at the memory. Then all of a sudden the computer booted up OK and stayed on Windows 7 x64 for many months. All of a sudden last week the computer crashed with a BSOD, ran the tests and memory again fails. Starting an RMA to gskill...

Cons: well looks like the postage will be a good amount of the cost of buying a new memory stick. If the manufacturer truly backed their product they would pay for the shipping back on their account and even offer an advanced RMA where there is a credit card hold for the memory in the event you don't ship the part back.

Overall Review: For shame on G-Skill for a poor RMA process.

keeps going and going and....

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: by far the best thermal compound I have used. Arctic Silver has never done me wrong on over 100 installs!

Cons: absolutely no cons on this product

Overall Review: I have purchased several of these over the past couple years, always change out the stock Intel goop for this on new desktop and server builds.

Dead after a day

Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: NONE. AVOID HITACHI!!!!!!!!!!!!! (also should be avoiding western digital as those have been getting a lot of DOA recently from my experiences)

Cons: The RMA through Hitachi was HORRIBLE. There was no advanced RMA option, so I had to send the drive out, and had to wait weeks to get a new one because it was shipped from Singapore!

Overall Review: I should have done an RMA through Newegg, but wanted to see how Hitachi support was since I purchased several of these for a NAS. I have had lots of RMA issues with Western Digital drives over the past several months also, seems to me Seagate has been holding its own on my desktops and servers....

I needed these!

StarTech.com SCREW6_32_3 Screws For HDD
StarTech.com SCREW6_32_3 Screws For HDD

Pros: very high quality screws and a great price. Always need to have a lot of these on hand if you are building systems!

Cons: none with the product, but wish I had more in the package hahahaha, but seriously get a couple of them and be set for several years.