Joined on 10/20/06
Beautifully Well Made
Pros: Solid Feel to the Case. Price not too bad, (you pay for what you get). Fits Reg ATX Mobo (MIGHT -see comments- not be able to fit Optical Slim Drive). Looks really sharp and clean from the front, also the bottom panel flips up to hide any blinking access lights (HDD, ODD). Fans - No lights on the fans, they are also Very quiet, which is always nice for a HTPC case. USB 3.0 OR 2.0 Front panel connectors inside (so if you don't have 3.0 mobo, you can still hook them up to 2.0).
Cons: Power light it pretty bright, but I don't mind, just thought if I had to say something. Installing the ODD is a bit of a pain, have to screw it in from under the case
Overall Review: All Products listed in comments were bought here on Newegg at some time or another: I only have one SSD installed on one of the white bays that hang over the ODD, I took the other one out, but basically that is the only thing that is not in my case that others would have (minus any extra pci cards) Bought a 3rd 120mm fan here off newegg, same model. MOBO - Should be noted you CAN install an ATX mobo with an ODD, but it depends on the mobo....as it "Could" block the front panel or SATA connections. This board I'm using fits fine, it's older, but you can research it and see if your board might fit. Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P (check here on newegg), barely did not cover the front panel headers, although it did cover some sata and case fan headers...didn't need though. ODD if installed takes up basically 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" if the ODD actually was square, but they have that slant, so it's more like a triangle cover, there is also about 1/2 inch of clearance from mobo to ODD (maybe a little more). Anyhow, just wanted to let everyone know, an ATX mobo might work with an ODD, but I can see why they have to say it won't...just depends on the Mobo. Compare it to the one I listed above and you can check into it. The case is very solid and looks good. PSU - can't be more then 6.5" long or you might not be able to install your ODD. Might want modular, would probably be easier (mine is 5.5" long: EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W) cables are little bit crowded, but they fit ok and don't get too much in the way. VIDEO CARD - Can't be more then 10" or you will probably have problems. Sapphire Flex2 HD 7950 3GB Installed and there was barely enough room to plug the power cables in. (I will be taking this card, out, but it is pretty big and fits. CPU COOLER - You have about 5 1/4" - 5 1/2" from the actual top of the mobo to the top of the case, so check your Heatsink.
Pros: Digital and analog tuner, price isn't too bad. Has a remote (for included software). Picture seems fine.
Cons: Glitchy with XP MCE 2005. Included software isn't very smooth, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with the fact it's installed in an XP MCE 2005 PC. Remote works with Total Media Software, but not with XP MCE.
Overall Review: I'm not sure if it is my PC setup or what, this is just what I have experienced. If you are looking for a XP MCE setup, I would NOT recommend this card, prob more trouble than it's worth. Although to be fair, I don't believe it's MCE approved...it works, but kept freezing up after so many minutes. Can't say about Vista.
Nice, works with EVO 1TB
Pros: Not expensive Works at full speed SATA 3 (6Gbps) Works with Samsung EVO 1TB Speeds with EVO 500-550 MB/s Read/Write screens Installed in laptop 2.5" bay
Cons: Puts another point of failure in your setup, less is always better regarding that.
Overall Review: I think the open design would help with heat, but maybe I'm wrong...I like it. Bought because I already had a mSATA 1TB ssd, didn't want to have to buy a whole other drive just because new laptop didn't come with mSATA slot.
So far so good
Pros: Low cost per Gig Speed is comparable to other ssd's on the market 3 year warranty Works in Alienware 17 r2 2015 (can't test Raid yet, Bios not updated)
Cons: description is wrong - doesn't come with Acronis or a screw, but as the other reviewer said newegg usually sells oem type products...so I'll take it.
Overall Review: I hope they change the description but oh well, good product so far. Bought 2 to test RAID, but my laptop can't configure RAID yet...BIOS needs updating. CrystalDiskMark and Atto both gave the drive around 450-550 MB/s Read/Write speeds....fast enough. Setup: Alienware 17 r2 2015 i7 4980hq GTX 980m 4G 16 GB 1600 RAM 256 Crucial MX200 M.2
Nice Drive so far
Pros: Semi large drive Been running solid (24/7) since June 2013 2 year warranty - always backup your data in two places Cost
Cons: I don't have any at the moment Did not purchase from Newegg :(....had to purchase through credit on another retailer. :( LOVE Newegg!
Overall Review: Unfortunately I cannot comment on the USB 3.0 Speed, I have it connected to my network through an old PC's USB 2.0 port that I use FreeNAS OS on. Been running the NAS with this as the only drive for more than a year now. Room Temp during the hot months (April-Oct) here are usually 80-95 F (27-35 C). Seems to be a solid drive, 7200rpm. Hooked up with USB2.0 over network (100mb/s NAS port) I get usually 10MB/s transfer speed. (those are the slowest parts on my network, I will be upgrading soon and will probably convert this as a USB3.0 backup drive-will update then) Using as a Media Stream/File storage NAS drive atm.
Pros: Very nice card, works well and does what it's supposed to. Not too loud....as loud as any other video card when under load. Not under load it's quiet. Running for about 8 months now, still going. EVGA has pretty good support to extend warranty coverage if you register the product and pay a little extra.
Cons: on a few games I get a weird hum from the video card....but only certain games from steam, CitiesXL Platinum and Lego Batman....weird. I really don't play them, so whatever. just thought it was weird it happens.
Overall Review: Got this card for a HTPC, works great, plays Blurays, streams video smoothly, plays most games I've put on it...but I don't really play top of the line games. Tomb raider and SKyrim look great though, almost max settings. Tomb Raider, Lara's hair goes wild if it's maxed...nots sure what that is about, but one less and it's fine. FF14 ARR plays fine on this as well. Paired Intel i5 Quad Core 4570S and a EVGA 500w PSU Works great.