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Aaron K.

Aaron K.

Joined on 02/16/02

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Most Favorable Review

10 out of 10

ASUS F2A55-M LK PLUS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS F2A55-M LK PLUS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Solid in my experience. I've built 10 systems with this board and windows 7, and have not experienced one issue. They all just worked.

Cons: None

Overall Review: There seems to be a common problem with some users not getting the board to boot or similar issue. I'm not sure what the pattern is, but I haven't experienced any problems in 10 system builds.

Most Critical Review

Didn't work.

Nippon Labs Black 6 ft. A/Male to Micro B/Male 6ft Cable Model USB-6-Micro 6 feet
Nippon Labs Black 6 ft. A/Male to Micro B/Male 6ft Cable Model USB-6-Micro 6 feet

Pros: It charges my phone.

Cons: Would barely connect. Windows kept making the USB connection sound over and over repeatedly when I connected my phone. Data transfer was very intermittent.

19" 1U Rackmount 1 port KVM Console LCD
19" 1U Rackmount 1 port KVM Console LCD

Pros: This console is heavy and sturdy leading me to believe it's a quality product. Although I wasn't able to use it. I am writing this for informative purpose.

Cons: No USB support out of box. At the time of my order, and of this writing, the product description was misleading. That, and the lack of photos that may have shown this, led me to purchase this console for an application I couldn't use it for (no PS2 connections on new server).

Overall Review: There are no USB ports on this console nor does it come with an adapter. I believe it supports USB via a PS2 adapter that is evidently sold separately somewhere. Originally Newegg charged a large (their standard percentage) restocking fee, but changed it to full refund upon my explanation.

Bad batch

Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: We all know that this drive is the pinnacle of SATA drives.

Cons: Same as earlier reviewer. I ordered 4 of these for two machines (RAID 1) and 3 of them failed either right away, or a few minutes into setup. I then confirmed this with WD diagnostics in another PC, on the one that would actually spin up or not lock the system up. Just some info to anyone who experiences this to save them time diagnosing the problem.

Overall Review: This is a five star drive, but a 0 star experience.

Missed on this one

Lexmark C534n 34A0050 Workgroup Up to 24 ppm 1200 x 1200 dpi 4800 Color Quality (2400 x 600 dpi) Color Print Quality Color Laser Printer
Lexmark C534n 34A0050 Workgroup Up to 24 ppm 1200 x 1200 dpi 4800 Color Quality (2400 x 600 dpi) Color Print Quality Color Laser Printer

Pros: Good image quality. Fast print speed.

Cons: Printer started to make squeaking noise and photoconductor units went bad after a few months of use. Was also using a LOT of toner. Found it was being wasted (all colors) and dumped in the waste toner cartrige which was full. Support is slow and of course outsourced (poor English). Warranty WILL NOT return or refund this product. Will only have a tech come to repair. One did, and replaced more internal parts. Now, a month later is squeaking again. Multi tray only holds 10 envelopes. There is no paper feed add-on accessory for this model.

Overall Review: I'm not sure if this is an isolated incident, or a poor design. The tech seemed to think the later.

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V200E0 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6V200E0 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Maxtor name, 3Gb/s. If I could get it to work.

Cons: This drive and a few other Maxtor SATA drives have compatibility issues with the nforce 4 chipset. Windows xp hangs at startup 50 percent of the time or more during install and after. Something in the firmware of the drive. A google search of this will confirm it if you would like to know more. I am waiting for Maxtor to open after the holidays (Jan. 3rd) so I can obtain an updated firmware to see if that resolves the issue.

Overall Review: After having a few other Maxtor drives fail including a diamondmax 9 and my own recently purchased diamondmax 10 ide drive coupled with this incompatibility issue with one of the most popular chipsets today, my confidence in Maxtor drives has gone down.