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Paul P.

Paul P.

Joined on 11/27/09

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Most Favorable Review
HighPoint RocketRAID 2640X4 SGL PCI-Express x4 SATA / SAS Controller Card
HighPoint RocketRAID 2640X4 SGL PCI-Express x4 SATA / SAS Controller Card

Pros: Stable; sees my 2TB drives

Cons: No SMART data in third party apps

Overall Review: I am running this in WHS simply to add more drives to WHS's storage space. It works with no problems so far. The only issue is that it does not pass SMART information to third party apps. The software that comes with it does give SMART info, however, the software is not as powerful as third party apps and I would have liked to see the SMART data for all my drives in one application. I still give this 5 eggs, though, as its basic function is fine.

Most Critical Review

DOA

Panasonic KX-TG7644M DECT 6.0 PLUS Cordless Phone System
Panasonic KX-TG7644M DECT 6.0 PLUS Cordless Phone System

Pros: None

Cons: Dead on arrival. Base unit is defective. Cell 1 and Cell 2 light up. All handsets say no base power.

Overall Review: I now have to RMA this and wait who knows how long to get a replacement. I hope I won't get charged for the shipping back to newegg. I'm a bit disappointed, especially after all the raving reviews.

Great!

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST
ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST

Pros: Works great, as expected. Not very loud, my (a bit older) LG DVD burner is way louder than this.

Cons: None yet.

12/14/2011

Very good for the money

Hannspree By HannsG SL231DPB Glossy Black 23" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 1000:1 (Typical)
Hannspree By HannsG SL231DPB Glossy Black 23" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 1000:1 (Typical)

Pros: This is a very good basic monitor. The screen is large and sharp. No dead pixels. Blue power light faces down so it's not blinding.

Cons: The stand mount in the back of the monitor is not very strong making the monitor appear a bit flimsy, but it's not a big deal at all, as you only notice this when you press the power button. Also, see other thoughts.

Overall Review: HDMI input would have been nice, but on the other hand, the speakers, as others have mentioned, are not very good, so if you're going to have external speakers HDMI would not provide any benefit. The monitor must be placed at least 2-3 inches from a wall because the inputs face outward from the back.

Very good but could be improved

Habey EMC-600B Black Heavy duty 3mm aluminum Server Chassis 60W
Habey EMC-600B Black Heavy duty 3mm aluminum Server Chassis 60W

Pros: Small and sturdy. Nice finish. Quiet, hence a great choice for HTPC.

Cons: Power supply board gets in the way of installing the motherboard. The same goes for the power supply connector, which is on the side of the case. I had to remove both to be able to install the motherboard. A bit more work, but not a big deal and not worth deducting eggs for. The blue power button light is quite bright.

Overall Review: I installed an AMD E-350 with a 2.5" drive and everything fit just right. There are no cable management options so I tucked the cables where I could. This case could use a few improvements: a reset button, a front USB port (this might take away from the clean look though) and perhaps a spot on the front of the case where an internal IR receiver could be installed (in truth, not too many cases have this option). All in all, I am happy with this case and I do not regret the purchase.

Rebate finally received

brother PT-2100 PC-Connectable Thermal Transfer Labeling System
brother PT-2100 PC-Connectable Thermal Transfer Labeling System

Pros: This is an update to my initial review. Well, after ~3 months I have finally received my rebate from Brother. The online rebate tracking at no point in time showed my rebate, so I had given up. However, out of the blue my rebate showed up in the mail yesterday. I am pleasantly surprised and a happy camper now. At $50 this item is well worth it.

Cons: Brother should update their online tracking system.