Date Joined: 07/15/03
Pros: Fast and reliable
Cons: Might be a few dollars more than some of the competition.
Overall Review: The SSD came in a small package, without mounting hardware.
I tested this drive using a USB 3.0 connecting and as an internal SATA drive, using AS SSD Benchmark 1GB test version 18.104.22.168.37293. Results are below.
Seq - 204.15 MB/s
4k - 25.26 MB/s
4k-64Thrd - 28.42 MB/s
Acc Time - 0.102 ms
Seq - 158.69 MB/s
4k - 44.03 MB/s
4k-64Thrd - 45.20 MB/s
Acc Time - 0.191 ms
A folder with 3.14 Gbs of data was transferred from an internal SSD to the F240GBLE200 via USB3.0 in 56.4 seconds.
Seq - 401.82 MB/s
4k - 31.98 MB/s
4k-64Thrd - 214.57 MB/s
Acc Time - 0.068 ms
Seq - 383.68 MB/s
4k - 63.01 MB/s
4k-64Thrd - 134.68 MB/s
Acc Time - 0.170 ms
A folder with 3.14 Gbs of data was transferred from an internal SSD to the CSSD-F240GBLE200 via USB3.0 in 20.7 seconds.
These results are very similar when compared to my Samsung 840 Pro 256Gb SSD, the only problem is that the Samsung is almost 4 years old.
If you're looking for a moderately priced and a moderate sized SSD, the Corsair Force LE200 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBLE200 could be what you're looking for. I would recommend this drive as the performance matches the performance of other drives in it's size category.
Pros: Two extra USB ports out in the open
6Tb (5.45Tb formatted)
Cons: Skip the Dashboard program that assists you in determining your backups. It's harder to use then Windows Backup and Restore.
Overall Review: What's in the box:
One USB3.0 cable
One STEL6000100 Seagate 6Tb Backup Plus Hub
I first tested the device using a free USB2.0 Port Using HD Tune Pro 5.60:
File Length: 500Mb
Data Pattern: Random
Sequential Read: 30,186Kb/s
Sequential Write: 29,054Kb/s
4kB Random Single Read: 138 IOPS
4KB Random Single Write: 1091 IOPS
4kB Random Multi Read: 383 IOPS
4KB Random Multi Write: 1436 IOPS
File Transfer Test, 1.1Gb folder of avi movies, transfer time: 43.81 seconds
Sequential Read: 187,458Kb/s
Sequential Write: 171,003Kb/s
4kB Random Single Read: 167 IOPS
4KB Random Single Write: 1846 IOPS
4kB Random Multi Read: 149 IOPS
4KB Random Multi Write: 1820 IOPS
File Transfer Test, 1.1Gb folder of avi movies, transfer time: 15.32 seconds
I also tested a thumb drive to the USB ports on the Seagate Backup Plus Hub, they performed just like a SUB2.0 thumb drive should. Not particularly fast, but the USB ports are handy.
The Seagate Backup Plus Hub has TONS of room for whatever you might need to backup. The USB3.0 connection work flawlessly, the USB2.0 works just as well, but isn't NEARLY as fast. I would always suggest using the USB3.0 connection.
I would recommend the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6Tb to anyone in the market for a backup drive. The speed and convenience of the USB3.0 is ideal.
Adapter provided, if necessary
Cons: None, but ownership has only been a few days. Seems that several owners have had problems with longevity.
Overall Review: Formatted size was 58.2GB
I tested this card using HD Tune Pro 5.60 and a Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power
Silicon Power 64GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP064GBSTXBU1V20NE)
Read Test Results
Min. Read: 18.7MB/s
Max Read: 19.3MB/s
Avg. Read: 19.1MB/s
Access Time: 0.958ms
Burst Rate: 17.6MB/s
CPU Usage: 26.2%
File Transfer Test: 15 files, 797Mb total file size in 1 minute 12 seconds
READ in MB/s
Seq Q32T1: 20.35
4K Q32T1: 2.914
WRITE in MB/s
Seq Q32T1: 9.384
4K Q32T1: 1.034
Most will be using this card in a cell phone, tablet or camera. The speeds are fast enough to transfer photos, video and music without any noticeable lag.
For the price and tested performance, this microsd card should be more than sufficient for most users.
I received this item for review as part of the Eggxpert Review Program. While I did receive a item for testing, this review is provided as an impartial and unbiased review.
Pros: The setup was INCREDIBLY easy. following the Quick Installation Guide, I was up and running in about 5 minutes - start to finish. It was the easiest wireless router I've ever installed and configured. I now have a strong signal throughout my house, where before I use to have deadspots with a different wireless AC router.
Overall Review: By following the Quick Installation Guide I was up and running in under 5 minutes. The router was INCREDIBLY easy to setup and configure using it's web based interface.
What came in the box:
TP-Link Archer C5400 AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Quick Installation Guide
Technical Support pamphlet
GNU General Public License Notice
I replaced my existing wireless AC router by following the Quick Installation Guide. Six simple steps replaced my old router, and then it was on to the web based interface to configure the router. The web based interface was very easy to use and navigate. Once logged in to the router, the software did most of the configuration. I updated the SSIDs and passwords for all three bands, and it was ready to go! Very very simple, anyone's grandmother could do it if they can follow instructions.
Previously, I had a few deadspots in my house that didn't get very strong 5Ghz or 2.4 Ghz signal. This router solved those problems!!! The signal strength on each band was much stronger and operated very well in each deadspot I USE to have. I tested the router bandwidth speed in three primary locations that I'd use the router. I ran the test three times and averaged the results.
2.4Ghz - Ping 23ms / Download 45.77Mbps / Upload 6.43Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 50.66Mbps / Upload 6.82Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 21ms / Download 56.84Mbps / Upload 6.48Mbps
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 48.98Mbps / Upload 6.78Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 22ms / Download 56.88Mbps / Upload 6.54Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 56.84Mbps / Upload 6.81Mbps
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 20.71Mbps / Upload 6.43Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 57.01Mbps / Upload 6.31Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 57.11Mbps / Upload 6.82Mbps
Zero Distance to Router
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 56.70Mbps / Upload 7.13Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 56.89Mbps / Upload 6.81Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 57.57Mbps / Upload 6.71Mbps
As you can see, the deviation from the locations is very small, except for the 2.4Ghz band, which varied the most by location (performing the worst in the basement under the router through a floor).
Overall, this router is excellent. The best I've seen, but you will pay for the performance! This router is much more expensive than the average AC wireless router - but in this case you certainly get what you pay for!! If you're looking for an exceptional router regardless of price, look no further.
Pros: Router is very easy to setup. The Linksys smart wifi is very intuitive to navigate and enable features, make changes to customize your router and any necessary changes you would like. Setup took a total of 5 minutes once I was able to log into the router.
I also notice an increase in coverage for both the bands of wifi. In my 3600sq ft house there are considerably less dead zones.
Cons: I noticed very quickly that the router got very warm. It was set on a hard flat surface with no obstructions to any of the ventilation. The router was still very warm to the touch after only a few minutes of use.
Overall Review: This router has an app that you can manage the settings with. It's very easy to use, just like on a pc. The app might be missing just one or two features (the speedtest feature is the first thing that comes to mind).
Using the A/B/G/N band wifi I was able to achieve the following speeds:
Using the AC band wifi I was able to achieve the following test results:
Overall a nice strong router that will fill a moderate to large size house with a strong dual band signal. The user interface is very easy to navigate and customize to your own tastes.
I would recommend this router to anyone looking to buy an easy to use and setup wireless AC home network.
Pros: The TP-Link TL-PB10400 is a small compact power bank with a large capacity. The TL-PB10400 is about the size of a Air Wick "WallFlower" you might use to freshener the air in your home. So the size in unobtrusive, can fit in the pocket of a pair of jeans, kahkis or a small purse without being too bulky. The TL-PB10400 has two USB ports for charging devices a 1amp and a 2amp. Obviously using the 2amp USB port decreases charge times drastically.
Cons: Because of the TL-PB10400's large capacity, it takes a while to charge from zero to full in order to use.
Overall Review: This is the second power bank I've reviewed, and the third that I own. The TL-PB10400 is the best device for portable charging I own.
The TL-PB10400 ships with the following:
1) TL-PB10400 10400mAh Power Bank
2) Micro USB Cable
3) Small travel pouch
4) User guide
*Notice this device does not come with a wall mount USB charger*
I tested the TL-PB10400 with the following devices that I own:
1) Samsung Galaxy S3
2) Nook HD
It took approximately 12 hours to charge the TL-PB10400 to full capacity after I received it. Subsequent charges took about the same amount of time.
Charging the Samsung Galaxy S3 (using a standard 3.8 V Li-ion battery) took on average 2 hours and 20 minutes using the 2amp USB port. I was able to charge my Galaxy S3 three times to full (from 0% to 100%) and a partial (from 0% to 35%) before needing to recharge the TL-PB10400.
I was able to charge my Nook HD twice (from 0% to 100%) before needing to recharge the TL-PB10400. It took on average 3 hours to charge my Nook HD to 100%.
I also charged both my devices at the same time using the TL-PB10400. I was able to recharge both devices (from 0% to 100%) with the Nook HD using the 2amp USB port and the Galaxy S3 using the 1amp USB port. The Nook HD completed its charge in 3 hours 12 minutes (very little difference from being charged solo) and the Galaxy S3 took 5 hours and 10 minutes. After both devices were fully charge the TL-PB10400 did have a small charge left, enough for approximately a half charge on the Galaxy S3.
The light does work on the TL-PB10400. For such a small bulb in the power bank, it gives a surprising amount of light. Although I think this is more of a gimmick, if I needed light I'd using my Galaxy S3 in flashlight mode.
Overall this is an EXCELLENT Power Bank. It has a VERY large capacity, is small compact and unobtrusive and can recharge multiple devices at the same time. I would recommend the TL-PB10400 to anyone looking to buy a power bank.
**Please note, while this reviewer did receive a complementary TP-LINK TL-PB10400 Power Bank to review, no other considerations/allowances were made or given in relation to this review.**
Pros: Very compact, has a decent charge capacity, compatible with many devices
Backup battery came in a non-descript box, had the battery backup, micro usb cable and instructions.
Cons: I wish the item came with a wall charge. I'm sure that the manufacturers decided to save a few dollars by not supplying the usb wall charger. Most individuals have a usb wall charger, or at least have a computer to charge the battery backup, although you would have to leave your pc on...
Overall Review: Took about 9 hours to fully charge the Fremo P100. Once.fully charged the backup had enough to.charge my Samsung SIII three times. First charge I had my S3 powered off, it took 2 hours and 9 minutes to go from 0% battery to 100%. Second charge I left my phone powered on as it charged, it took 3 hours and 19 minutes to go from battery 1% to 100% on my S3. I did not time the last charge as I was more interested in if it had enough to fully charge my S3.
Overall, I am very impressed with the device. I have used it to charge my cell phone numerous times.
Pros: Corsair name, VERY VERY quiet, modular, neatly packaged.
Cons: The CS550M comes with only two SATA connectors on one string, REALLY?!?!?! Couldn't have added the third one? All cables are very stiff around the connectors, will need to work them a little to loosen them up.
Overall Review: Unit comes neatly packaged in a well labeled box. You receive the unit in bubble wrap, the ATX 24-pin and the EPS/ATX12V 8-pin cables are non-modular, so they are attached. The modular cables come wrapped in plastic along with screws, zip ties, power cable and an instruction booklet.
The modular cables you receive are the following:
1 - 2 PCI-E 6+2-pin cable
1 – 3 SATA cable
1 – 2 SATA cable (again, why short the extra SATA connector on this cable????)
1 – 4 molex cable
1 – molex to floppy converter
All cables are very very stiff and unsleeved, except the 24-pin ATX cable.
The unit is very very quiet, the sound of the case fans drown out the PSU fan.
I installed this unit into the following system:
CASE: COOLER MASTER Elite 430
Card Reader: Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 (disabled due to lack of 6th SATA power connector)
CPU HSF: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 plus
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 ATX
CPU: AMD AM3 Phenom II X3 740
GPU: PNY XLR8 GTX 460 OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (overclocked to 800Mhz Core/1600mhz Shader/1900Mhz Memory)
SOUND: Realtek ALC892
DEDICATED PHYSX: Galaxy GT240 512MB GDDR5 (overclocked to 600Mhz Core/1400mhz Shader/1900Mhz Memory)
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
SSD(OS): SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB
SSD(Swapfile): OCZ Agility 2 120GB
HHD(STORAGE): SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
BURNER: LITE-ON iHBS212 Blu-Ray Burner
PLAYER: LITE-ON iHOS104-08 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
I pulled out a digital multimeter and tested the PSU to the best of my abilities. Below are the average (3 readings) voltages on the +3.3, +5 and +12 volt rails.
+3.3v = 3.32
+5v = 5.08
+12v = 12.08
+3.3v = 3.32
+5v = 5.08
+12v = 12.08
Kombustor (DX 11, multi gpu):
+3.3v = 3.32
+5v = 5.08
+12v = 12.07
+3.3v = 3.32
+5v = 5.08
+12v = 12.08
As you can see the voltage on the 3 rails hardly moved. The Corsair CS550M was VERY stable and lived up to the Corsair name. I would recommend this PSU to anyone that only needed 5 SATA power connectors.
Pros: Good sound, good features
Cons: Poor construction
Overall Review: This is a follow-up to my previous review. I am on my second headset as the first broke/snapped in half. Motorola replaced that headset since it was still under warranty. The second headset has held up fairly well, but the "comfort strap" on each headset has fallen apart on me. Without this strap the headset doesn't sit properly and is more uncomfortable than useful.
Pros: Small range extender. The unit is small and unobtrusive, it's almost the size as a air freshener wall plugin.
Cons: Strong signal, but no through-put. All wireless devices connect to the TP-Link TL-WA850RE, but no data was transferred from the device. On all phones (android and iPhones), tablets (iPad and Nook HD) and laptop computers showed the devices as connected - but all apps and webpages would time out, saying there was an error, no connectivity or the webpage was unavailable.
The TP-Link TL-WA850RE was tested with 6 different wireless devices.
Overall Review: Troubles from the start. I connected the TP_Link via the LAN connection to my computer. Walked through the setup instructions in the Quick Setup Installation guide. Everything SEEMED ok. The TP-Link TL-WA850RE showed as connected to my wireless router. Saved all my setting exited the well layed out UI and unplugged my TP-Link TL-WA850RE. I moved the device midway between my wireless router and the area I was trying to boost, as the documentation suggested. After the TP-Link TL-WA850RE powered on and went through a self test to find my routers signal it was good to go. The area I was trying to extend coverage too went from a weak signal (12mbps - 1 or no bars on my phone) to a much stronger signal (at least 36mbps - 2-4 bars on my phone).
When testing the connection, every phone (iPhone and Android), tablet (iPad and Nook HD) and laptop pc would time out. Words with Friends on phones would time out, so would all other phone apps. Web browsers on all phones, tablets and our laptop would fail to load webpages.
After the first attempt, I thought maybe I had failed to set the TP-Link TL-WA850RE up correctly. I reset the device and started over. The second time I used the quick setup guide again. Walked through all steps, double checking each setting. Gain, I reached the end of the setup, saved the setting, unplugged the device and relocated again to a central point and plugged it in. I waited for the device to initialize and self test. Once the device was ready I tested again. Signal strength was strong, but again no through-put. All tests failed again.
I would not recommend this device at any price. When you pay for something, it should at least work.
Pros: Laptop 2.5 inch hard drive, quiet, 1TB capacity (931GB formatted)
Overall Review: This hard drive was very solid in it's performance. I was very, very impressed with how well it did. Below are the numbers it posted along with some other ssds and hdd's I own and use in my pc.
WD Blue 1TB 5400rpm Internal Notebook Hard Drive
Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 x64
1,000MB test (in MB/s)
Connection - SATA 6.0Gb/s
Seq Read: 117.7
Seq Write: 116.7
512k Read: 43.82
512k Write: 64.17
4K Read: 0.559
4K Write: 1.645
4K QD32 Read: 1.550
4K QD32 Write: 1.654
File Transfer - 8GB folder: 2 mins 38 secs
Connection - USB3.0
Seq Read: 117.4
Seq Write: 116.3
512k Read: 43.30
512k Write: 61.55
4K Read: 0.553
4K Write: 1.600
4K QD32 Read: 0.581
4K QD32 Write: 1.605
File Transfer - 8GB folder: 5 mins 38 secs
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD
Connection - SATA 6.0Gb/s
Seq Read: 472.5
Seq Write: 454.8
512k Read: 427.7
512k Write: 210.5
4K Read: 31.82
4K Write: 119.2
4K QD32 Read: 277.7
4K QD32 Write: 154.1
File Transfer - 8GB folder: 1 mins 41 secs
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM HDD 3.0Gb/s
Connection - SATA 3.0Gb/s
Seq Read: 33.29
Seq Write: 40.19
512k Read: 23.71
512k Write: 32.49
4K Read: 0.493
4K Write: 0.880
4K QD32 Read: 0.782
4K QD32 Write: 0.881
File Transfer - 8GB folder: 7 mins 59 secs
As you can see the WD Blue 1TB 5,400rpm Notebook HDD out performed the Samsung HDD pretty readily, but was no match for a SSD.
Anyone looking for a small/compact USB drive or a new notebook hard drive would do well to buy a WD Blue WD10SPCX 1TB 5400 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive. The drive is very responsive, quiet and performs VERY well.
Pros: Easy, easy, easy to set up. All cables came included, also the quick setup guide (which was all I needed to get the router up and running) and the documentation cd.
The user interface was very logical, there was no guessing where to go to setup certain features of the router. In fact the router UI is similar to what you would see on a TV that had internet capabilities. Well labeled panels lead to easy to navigate setting.
The router also came with a SimpleTap card to use with SimpleTab devices to speed up the setup of those devices.
"Guest" channel can be password protected, instead of just an open unsecure connection.
Cons: The first time I booted the router it told me that a new firmware version was available. I clicked ok to update, after the update the router froze. I rebooted the router and when it started the setup sequence for a second time, it saw that I had started the setup process previously and tried to continue from the last point - it asked me for the router password which I had already chosen. Since I had experienced the freeze, and hadn't chosen a password, I reset the router and started over. Minor inconvenience, but still a con.
"Guest" channel enabled by default.
Overall Review: Besides needing to reset the router (see con above), this was one of the EASIEST routers I have ever used! The router UI has a great layout, it's logical, has great features and is useful.
The router is currently being used in a 3500 sq ft house. Coverage is good. I can get coverage in the basement with a "good" signal strength, but he speed of the connection suffers. Overall I would recommend this router to anyone looking to upgrade from a wireless N router - you'll get more coverage and faster speeds.
Would love to give this router a 5 star rating, but the spotty 5Ghz coverage brings the review down just enough to take a half/whole start off.
Pros: Self contained system, so setup was a breeze. Rear wireless speaker connected to receiver without an added card. Setup was a breeze. Everything worked out of the box. Has tons of apps to use to help entertain and satisfy everyone.
Cons: You will not mistake this for a $1000 sound system. The bass was a little lackluster but am hoping I can change a setting or two to improve the sound.
Pros: Some noise canceling, comfortable, travel case included along with airplane adapter
Cons: Limited volume control (doesn't go as loud as I would like), stiff.
Overall Review: I thought these would be pretty suspect when I purchased them as a Shell Shocker deal. I've given them a try and can say the noise canceling DOES work, not as good as a pair of BOSE headphones, but these didn't cost >$299 either. When enabling the noise canceling feature the window air conditioner that is just a few feet is hardly noticeable.
Again, you wont confuse these for a pair of BOSE noise canceling headphones, but you will be spending 1/10 of the price.
Pros: Package comes with everything you need to connect a laptop at the fastest wifi speeds available (AC router and AC usb adapter).
Cons: Setup was a complete HEADACHE. I tried following the Quick Installation Guide, like Edimax intended users to, but it was useless. I had to use the full Users Manual on the accompanying CD to figure out how to set this router up.
Range not what I would expect for an AC router. Getting about the same coverage as my N Router in the same house. From my experience, not worth the price. Find a more reliable router with a stronger signal.
Overall Review: First, the bundle comes with the Edimax AC1200 USB Adapter and AC1200 Router shrink wrapped into one package. Each box was separately shrink wrapped also. USB Adapter came with mini-cd with a setup wizard on it and a hardcopy of a paper Quick Installation Guide. The Router came with a LAN cable, power adapter, installation CD and hardcopy of the Quick Installation Guide.
Setting up the USB adapter on my wife's laptop was a breeze. Plugging it in and installed the drivers from the accompanying mini-cd.
Next up was setting up the router. Plugged router power chord in the wall and into the adapter and then plugged the modem cable into the router. After that, it was an hour of headaches. The Quick Installation guide was more than useless. Took forever for a browser to connect to the router, instead of using the "edimax.setup" as instructed in the Quick Guide, I finally had to insert the cd to read the CD. Directed my browser to the manual setup IP address and was able to start the process of setting up the router.
After entering the username and password, the setup wizard failed to work. No problem, I've not new to the rodeo, I went about setting up the router manually. Knowing that routers will generally reboot after a save, I planned on making all necessary changes and then saving them all as once. No dice! If I didn't save my setting before I left a setup page it would reset to the default. So ensued the killing of minutes by the dozen as I had to wait for reboot after reboot, then to verify that all changes HAD been saved. I was about ready to throw the router out the window.
Below are the results I got from using LAN Speed Test Lite on my wife's laptop:
Wireless G w/ N Router
Read Speed: 4,924 Mpbs
Upload Speed: 470 Mbps
Wireless AC Adapter w/ N Router
Read Speed:4,884 Mbps
Upload Speed: 280 Mbps
Wireless AC Adapter w/ AC Router
Read Speed: 5,317 Mbps
Upload Speed: 461 Mbps
Cons: Failed unexpectedly after 6 months of light usage.
Overall Review: Went name brand with my replacement. This one worked fine, while it worked.
Pros: Very easy to setup, easy to use, worked with existing Powerline kit with the same certification (Powerline AV).
Cons: Speed not as advertised. Seemed that this kit was effected by distance more than my current Powerline kit, although my current kit is only a 200Mps kit.
Overall Review: I received this kit for an Eggxpert review. The kit came with 2 four foot LAN cords and 2 Powerline wall units. Was very easy to set up. Plug one unit into a socket near your router and plug the lan cord into the router and then the unit. All three of the LED indicators went green immediately, letting me know it was working and I had the best connection speed. Used a laptop for my test, down one level in our house and at the other end of the house too. Plugged the wall unit directly into another socket, then plugged the second lan cord in the wall unit and into the laptop. Win 8 reported my connect at 200 Mps. Next up were a few connection tests.
I used LAN Speed Test Lite with a 200Mb file to test the connection speed. I also ran tests on my desktop pc, which is plugged directly into the router.
Writing (Uploading) Speed:
XAVB5201 Wireless G Desktop PC
1,485 Mbps 4,924 Mbps 10,077 Mbps
Reading (Downloading) Speed:
XAVB5201 Wireless G Desktop PC
4,122 Mbps 470 Mbps 3,757 Mbps
As you can see, connection speed for Reading is virtually the same as a desktop plugged into a router. The Writing speed is substandard, not even beating out a Wireless G connection.
Overall, this Kit is great for someone looking to add an internet connection for a non-wireless device in a room without a LAN plug (TV, Bluray, Desktop pc, etc.). Speeds aren't quite as advertised, but it's more than enough to stream Netflix, Youtube, Vudu, Hulu or any other set top service on a non-wireless device without any loss of audio or video quality.
Pros: The drive is very small, can store it just about anywhere. Love that it uses the USB3.0 interface, reducing the time to backup a pc/laptop. Drive doesn't need it's own power supply, can run pulling power from the USB connection.
Cons: Now a days 500GB isn't a lot of space.
Overall Review: I spent a lot of time testing this external drive. LOVED that it uses USB3.0. Sequential Reads and Writes were twice as fast using USB3.0 vs. USB2.0. The drive comes with the Seagate Dashboard backup software on it. You do need to install part of the Seagate Dashboard on your laptop/pc. This Dashboard program allows you to select areas to backup, it's a very easy user interface to understand. The program will remember Facebook, Flikr and Youtube account names and passwords to enable automatic backup. You can access these files easily from any computer, as the Dashboard just helps you select the items you want backed up - it doesn't encrypt them. Overall a very nice and easy to use drive, I would suggest most users to opted for the 1TB drive, it's amazing how quickly 500GB's will fill up!
Pros: Smart Hub for apps, incredibly clear picture, price, LAN connection as well as a prepackaged wifi adapter.
Overall Review: Bought this when it was on sale for $649.99 with free shipping. For the price this is the best TV I've ever owned. Cable picture is excellent, has a high refresh rate so quick movements (sporting events) don't pixelate. Put in a blu-ray and was blown away with the image quality, it looked brilliant and like I was watching a live performance through a window.
Can't wait to watch the Super Bowl on this TV, and all my favorite blu-ray's.
Pros: Use this micro SDHC card in my mp3 player. Hasn't had a glitch yet. Not concerned about the class rating as the player can transfer the mp3's fast enough to play with just a class 2 card. Love the huge storage capacity.
Overall Review: Bought on sale for cheap, can't beat Newegg.com when it comes to price/service.
Pros: Got it on sale for 3 cents per GB. Drive stays cool. Not noisy at all. Didn't need firmware upgrade (made in 042011).
Cons: Would love it if it were just a tad faster (rpm's).
Overall Review: Currently use this drive for an external back up. Holds an image of Win 7 64 and backs up all my internal drives. My enclosure as an eSATA port which speeds transfers up quite a bit, but still this drive would be a complete home run if it were 5900rpms or higher. I've had no issues with my drive at all.
Pros: See previous review
Cons: See previous review
Overall Review: Got my rebate today. Purchased my card on 28Dec2010, rebate check received on 31Jan2011. Great card and one of the fastest rebate waits/claims I've ever been through - now to get the $85 from all my other rebates I sent in 4 weeks before this one.....
Pros: Snug fit so they don't fall out, great range, very good job of noise canceling, comes with extra earbud covers in different sizes to fit your ear.
Overall Review: I had used the CX300 B's from Sennheiser for over 3 years and loved them, but the bass in the Street II CX 200's are better. Overall the CX 200's have better audio response. I've switched and don't regret it at all. Best $14.99 Shellshocker ever! Thanks Newegg!!
Pros: Overclocks to 800Mhz core, and 2000Mhz memory no problem. Very quiet, a breeze to install, is very cool and displays a BEAUTIFUL image.
Cons: Bought it locally, so had to pay taxes, because Newegg.com didn't have the best price.
Overall Review: Trade a Gigabyte HD 6850 1Gb card for this one, was tired of the buggy Catalyst drivers. I don't regret the decision one bit, eventhough I had used an ATi/AMD gpu for 8 straight years.
Pros: Unlocked 4th core easily - it's stable too. Overclocked cpu to 3.5Ghz. I basically got an AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 970 for only $88.99 (got it before the Black Friday deal). Considering that the 970 still goes for $185, that's one heck of a deal!!!!
Overall Review: Your overclocking mileage may vary.....