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Bikram C.

Bikram C.

Joined on 02/01/06

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Good buy

eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster
eDATA DEC-200B Vista Certified Infrared Remote Control W/ Receiver & Blaster

Pros: works well, have it running on an HTPC, so far so good

Cons: it doesn't work on Windows XP Professional, not that it mattered, since I wanted the media center experience anyways.

Overall Review: Running boxee on Hardy, and it works quite well. I had tried XBMC on Vista x64, and that worked ok - couldn't get it to get out of sleep using the remote. Overall, it's a value buy.

Linksys rocks

Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft
Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft

Pros: Works great. Loaded DD-WRT on it, No problems.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Got 2 of these, and 1 WRT 350N - DSL comes into the 350N, and the 2 WRT310N act as wireless bridges (running DD-WRT) on 802.11n WPA with no noticeable latency. It's an awesome setup, given now I don't have to run cables around the aprt, and I get 130Mbps+ in my room, the other is in my roommate's room. would have cost (I got a good deal on it) the same as a decent USB 802.11n card.

Macbook

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Put it in a macbook, easy install, worked right out of the box. Good value.

Cons: Is not SSD

Good value card

SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2
SPARKLE GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card SFPX94GT1024U2

Pros: Works great, runs cool. Needed it for a computer in the desk in my bedroom, so it ran quiet. I have passive cooling power supply, and this complements the system; to an inaudible hum. It fit right in Small form factor (shuttle), runs @ 52-53'C - which is fine (for me I thought this is cool, given that I was expecting 65-70 at idle for a passive cooled gpu, and limited airflow).

Cons: None

Overall Review: This is not the best in its class, anyone looking at gaming or high graphics, should consider a 9600+ and one which has an actual fan. At 1920x1080, with Windows 7 (beta) Aero - it works like a charm. I downloaded some videos from the Windows HD showcase - no problem in rendering the 720p and 1080p samples, CPU (Q6600) could be compensating a little (it hovers at 20% @ 720, and 35% @1080) - definitely acceptable. I have not tried with Linux yet, I'm guessing

WOW

Transcend 2.5" 64GB PATA MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TS64GSSD25-M
Transcend 2.5" 64GB PATA MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TS64GSSD25-M

Pros: Very fast, and quiet (no noise) I have an old HP nc6000, 1.6Ghz centrino w/ 2GB DDR RAM. I was able to load Windows 7 Beta - it takes 53 secs to boot up from the time I press the "On" switch. Any of the office 2007 apps load instantly, WMP (takes 0.5 secs), Media center (takes 3 secs), PAINT.NET instantly, I was amazed - I press and "bam" it's there. I have an i7 box with 7200, and the first run usually is much slower than this; waiting for the prices for bigger drives to go down so I can get it on that box.

Cons: a little warm to the touch, worried me at first, but then I read that this was normal had to go through a few tweaks on W7; can't get Jaunty to load up properly, need to figure out the tweaks, or may laptop is too old

Overall Review: W7(beta) install was a little slow at first (the first percent took almost 5 mins) - I began to think that maybe this was a bad purchase, but then it took up; I would think that it maybe a hair slower than the 4200 drive HDTach gave it 80MB/s sustained write. on ATTO I got max 40MB/s write (@ 32k blocks), and 77MB/s read (@ 64k blocks). I'm guessing with the tweaks, the random write is not a big deal. Anyone looking for a way to revive an old computer that only takes ATA - definitely look at this one, I believe they have a larger one as well. Wish I had gotten this earlier!