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Craig T.

Craig T.

Joined on 08/05/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great Drive!

Hitachi GST Travelstar 5K160 HTS541616J9AT00 (0A28419) 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Travelstar 5K160 HTS541616J9AT00 (0A28419) 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Easy install into my Asus W3V laptop. Replaced the original 60GB HD in less than 5 minutes (excluding the data cloning of course). No noticeable change adverse change in batter life or speed. Thanks Newegg! Another flawless transaction (and there have been many through the years!)

Cons: Seems to run just a little warmer than the stock drive which was also a Hitachi Travelstar (5400 RPM).

Overall Review: Perpendicular storage is still relatively new AFAIK, so we'll see if the reliability is the same as the older technology.

Wow.

Crucial M4 256GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD3
Crucial M4 256GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M4SSD3

Pros: Significant speed boost. Significant power savings when running on batteries. Very nice price!

Cons: Wish it had larger capacity. Not the fastest out there, but still darn fast! Migrating data was not as easy as I would have liked....but I'm not a pro-techie.

Overall Review: I am VERY happy with this upgrade. Seems like traditional HDDs may be going the way of the dodo bird. If you've been on the fence about this upgrade, do it. It has breathed new life into my X220.

Great document scanner

Canon DR-2050C 0433B002 24 bit CMOS 600 x 600 dpi Duplex Scanner
Canon DR-2050C 0433B002 24 bit CMOS 600 x 600 dpi Duplex Scanner

Pros: Very fast, nice software bundle, small footprint, very few paper jams.

Cons: Loading legal size documents, especially when you have a stack of them, requires one to pay a little more attention than normal because of the paper input design. Legal size "flops" over the back making it sometimes difficult for the grabber wheel to "grab" the paper. Just load less than 40 sheets at a time and all should be well.

Overall Review: VERY nice scanner. It's very fast, quiet, and stable. Duplex mode is great for those front and back scans. I'm running out of things to scan in the house now.....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Works as advertised

Koutech PCI to 1394a Card Model IO-PFW310
Koutech PCI to 1394a Card Model IO-PFW310

Pros: Inexpensive, but worked right out of the box. No problems thus far.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: This card is in a heavily used "common" desktop computer sitting in my kitchen. Wife, sons, and their friends all use it regularly. It has been solid thus far. I would highly recommend for an inexpensive firewire solution.

Not sleek, but pretty solid.

BYTECC ME-835U2 (SILVER) Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 Dual Fans HDD External Enclosure
BYTECC ME-835U2 (SILVER) Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 Dual Fans HDD External Enclosure

Pros: Nice and cool. Instant recongnition with XP. (Didn't need driver CD)

Cons: Clunkly looking.

Overall Review: I used this to connect a corrupted HDD to my working laptop into order to restore files using a 3rd party file restoration application. HD enclosure worked great. Ran the utility for over 4 hours while the app restored approx 100GB of data. Solid. Clunky looking, but sold.

11/12/2006

Works Great

WD Passport 120GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDXML1200UEBN
WD Passport 120GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDXML1200UEBN

Pros: Works exactly as advertised. Power of USB cord sufficient to power drive.

Cons: None what-so-ever.

Overall Review: Great portable drive.

11/12/2006