Joined on 10/23/08
RiData 25GB is fine, Firmware is problem on LG Burner
Pros: Good Discs, dependable burns if you do your part
Overall Review: Anthony, you rated the disc's low because your LG Burner which is an older model, failed to burn these disc's reliably. The problem is NOT the Disc's and it isn't the LG Burner in reality, THE PROBLEM IS OUT DATED FIRMWARE THAT MUST BE UPDATED FOR THE LG BD-RE, once you do this you will have a very reliable Burner and Disc combination. This is where you will find the Firmware update package : http://www.lg.com/us/blu-ray-burners-and-drives
Pros: Original Vertex2 60gb is a great drive, FAST, RELIABLE, Has all current technologies for extended life expectancy and Garbage Collection, TRIM.
Cons: I Did NOT recieve an Original Vertex2, of the two drives I just purchased I recieved drives that OCZ Misrepresents as Vertex2 SSD's, the specs listed at site of purchase are those of Original Vertex2 although the 2 drive I recieved are 25 - 33% slower than the drives I ordered. I DON'T THINK THIS IS NEWEGGS FAULT, I think OCZ is the responsible party. OCZ replaced NAND in drive, went from 32NM NAND to less expensive 25NM NAND, which changed performance dramatically but did not bother to inform the consumer nor didthey bother to update sales specifications the retailers have to trust as being accurate and ultimately HONEST. That was not the case.
Overall Review: I bought two 60gb drives for RAID0. I went and cut the UPC off one of the boxes and I now think I will not be able to return to Newegg for a different brand of SSD. So for a $15 rebate months from now I am stuck with inferior SSD's My opinion of OCZ has changed drastically to say the least. I also found out that OCZ has implemented a trade-in program for these SSD's.....Here's the kicker, for me to get what I paid for I will have to send in these drives AND PAY ANOTHER $10 EACH, SO OCZ SCREWS US AND TO FIX IT WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. I will NEVER BUY AN OCZ or OCZ owned company product again, such as PC POWER AND COOLING, What a shame this is.
Tripp Lite = Quality
Pros: USB 3.0 rate of transfer means Speed, Cable constructed of quality materials and components. It's Blue.
Overall Review: I have never been disappointed by any product offered by Tripp Lite, From Power Conditioning Surge Protection to High quality cables these are products that do the job they were designed to do with efficiency and dependability. Just good products that don't suffer from the kind of issues we see when using USB Cables that sell for $3.00 for a pack of 5 cables or Surge Protectors that come as a Free Gift when you buy an extension cord or something like that; Protecting my $2400 TV and about $4200 in components for my Home Entertainment Systems with a $2.00 Surge Protector just doesn't make any sense at all! I want to know that my equipment is well protected and that is what I get with Tripp Lite Products.
Still Running Fine
Pros: Medium Capacity at 2TB WD Product well covered in the event of failure At 5400 RPM Long Life Span:
Overall Review: At 5400 rpm these HD's do not give less than perfect playback of Video Files (movies) no skipping or stuttering , playback is always smooth and flawless. I have hundreds of Blu-ray Movies digitized on these drives and I play them daily with excellent results WD does an excellent job with Warranty issues and replacements, and that is important with Mechanical Disc's
I am SAVED!!!
Pros: It Blows Cold Air!!! And it is working thus far on a record breaking day
Cons: Install Parts missing or damaged Good size "Scuff Marks" on the top next to the control Panel. Doesn't come with Batteries for Remote. Remote has no "Display" so to adjust numerical settings you have to get up and go to the unit to see the amount you want to adjust by which basically renders the remote USELESS The Unit has some cosmetic flaws
Overall Review: I purchased this as a Refurb Unit during the Hottest June/July in the History of Seattle WA. Newegg has been my favorite tech provider for many years and here is an example of why that is. I ordered the A/C on the morning of the 1st of July, and opted for the Free Shipping which is 3-7 business days. This being a Large Item I was sure that it would be a week before it would arrive. The thing is that today is July 3rd and the Temps are a Record Breaking 95 degrees and I live in a Brick Building on the 8th floor with a wonderful WESTERLY View of the Space Needle and Puget Sound as well as the Olympic Mountains, but the down side is that The Afternoon Sun BEATS ON MY APT UNTIL 9:15pm heating up the Bricks, which turns my Apt into A Brick Pizza Oven! So back to why I Really Like Newegg and make almost all of my purchases with them. At about 12:45pm the big white Van pulled up and to my amazement MY NEW 10,000BTU A/C unit was on a dolly and ROLLING THROUGH MY DOOR, AND THE AMAZING THING IS THAT THIS WAS ON JULY 3rd, not even 3 full days after I placed the order!!! I mean REALLY WHO ELSE WOULD PROVIDE SERVICE LIKE THAT AFTER I CHOSE THE FREE SHIPPING!
Pros: I am posting to let you folks know that if you experience failures as is described by two of the reviewers, all you need do is contact Verbatim Customer Support and they will give you an RMA and when the receive the disc's that failed they will quickly replace your faulty media with fresh media of a different lot #. Verbatim is still the best bet for reliable blank media.
Very Nice Monitor Thus Far
Its a Dell Touchscreen 23" monitor which I really like. The "stand" is very stable and very easily adjusted, which I use many times throughout the day depending on what I am doing at any particular time, which was one of my reasons for ordering this item. The one negative thing that I will say is that for this Refurbished Monitor, considering the price and the obvious recent manufacturing date, it should have shipped with everything that it shipped with originally such as Manual, Quick Start Guide, Software CD/DVD including Dell Display Manager Application, an actual USB 3.0 cable which is required for Touch Functionality, as well as an HDMI Cable, the Cleaning Cloth and the anti-static strap that ships with this monitor also. The real standout regarding the poor packaging that is used was the fact that the Power Pack that comes with the monitor was in the box LOOSE and directly under the screen allowing it to bounce and rebound off of the Screen with every movement the package went through. I have not yet inspected the Screen for scuffs or scratches as a result of this terrible packaging, but I will be doing this very soon and if there are ANY MARKS AT ALL I WILL BE RETURNING THIS ITEM FOR EXCHANGE OR REFUND. This was not your average Refurb Monitor, at just under $300 this should have been packaged with care and it should have come with the same items it shipped with originally, as such I am disappointed with this purchase and am not looking forward to inspecting the screen for defects in the next few days over the upcoming weekend. I would have much rather spent my weekend getting accustomed to this Monitor and then upgrading to Windows 10 which was my original intentions for my time off, not looking for damage because these guys wouldn't spring for some Foam Padding to protect the heart of a Touchscreen Monitor.... the Screen!