Date Joined: 05/15/05
Overall Review: This case is large and easy to work in. It's also quiet which was not a requirement for my application but nice.
I only have 6 SAS drives and 2 ssd's in the case but it is staying cool
The wire management is good also.
Pros: Installed the .7.4347 alpha version and the drivers for the on board nic are included, and worked great. This is paired with a 64mb cf card for the os, WD 1TB Green and 2 gig Kingston RAM and runs better then I expected.
I never had the single core version of this box, but to me compared to a full size pc this things is very quiet.
Got here in one day, New Jersey to Maryland
Cons: Same old complaint, you have to remove the motherboard to install the compact flash card. For freenas its best to use the CF card, but its only 5 screws. Would rather have a cage for 2 hard drives and ditch the cdrom cover, but that's personal preference.
Overall Review: As pointed out by other reviewers the wireless antena and gromet for going through the case are included, but the card is not. Its not totally clear from the specs if its there or not (shame on you Newegg).
Not sure about using this for smoothwall, not enough network cards and no real way to add them.
Pros: Great price, performance for a green drive. Put this drive into a freenas setup, runs cool and fast enough for drive that doesn't get beat up 24/7. As for the DOA reviews no problem here and haven't had a WD fail since the dreaded WD 40gig.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: It wasn't free.
Pros: Price was just right for a charity build for basic users. The machine this is going into wont see very heavy use and a dual core would be a waste of money and power. Like other reviewers I find the thermals very good. The fan barely runs on this thing and it is pretty snappy for what it is. I has choked once or twice when I was doing multiple things when setting it up for the users, but I expect that from a single core. I would buy one again for the same kind of user without hesitation.
Cons: Not much of a jump up to a dual core, but if you don't need it money saved it money saved especially when I am building a free machine for someone.
Overall Review: You should all build a free machine for someone who needs it, you will feel better for doing it. And you get to build something even though you don't need it.
Pros: This is the fourth time I have bought A-Data memory and have had zero issues from them. I used this in a charity build for some light users together with a AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640 single core, GIGABYTE GA-M61PME-S2, APEX TM-302 Case. With the first press of the power button the system posted and has zero issues for the last week.
Of the four times I have used this memory three of them have been with Gigabyte boards the other was in an Asus board.
Cons: Nome so far.
Overall Review: For the money this is a happy medium between price and memory size.
Pros: Bought 2 of these, one for my Blackberry Curve the other for my wife's Blackberry Pearl. Both phones accepted the cards immediately and had no issues. All the adapter are just a bonus is my case but have come in handy. I used the usb flash drive adapter with older micro cards i have laying around and it make them somewhat useful again.
Overall Review: Newegg rocks as usual, but I really don't like the use of DHL for the free eggsaver shipping of small items. Just cut a deal with the Post Office and cut out the middle man.
Pros: Light and comfortable once you get use to it. Like other reviewers I don't get enough calls to wear it all day but don't think I would have trouble if I needed to. I have used it with a original Env from Verizon and now use it with a Blackberry Curve with excellent results. I performed the firmware upgrade before ever pairing to my phone. I like to keep my devices as up to date as possible and the process was very simple; the novice user should have no trouble performing the upgrade.
Cons: The Env had some issues with loosing connection but a reboot of the phone fixed them. Very small and easy to loose if you don't wear it all day, but that is not really a con.
Overall Review: OEM is the only way to go, who cares about a pretty box you pay $20 extra for.
Pros: This drive has a great price per gig and is quiet. The drive was well padded in bubble wrap and arrived in one day as usual. It formated to just under 600 gig and is much cheaper then teh 750.
Cons: None so far
Pros: Got this for my wife, I had an old 4th gen and this is so much nicer. The screen is bright and clear, cover flow is awsome and the size is perfect for running with. Its and ipod what more can you ask for. Now if apple would just sell OSX to the pc masses.
Cons: Its not free, for the price you should get 16gig not 8
Pros: Good price to performance. Newegg got it here in less then 24 hrs as usual.
Cons: Fan is a little louder than I would have thought. Some other reviews commented on it as well, so I was expecting it to be loud just not as loud as it is.
Pros: Out of the box had great range much better then my old linksys. I use it with 3 dell laptops and all work great. Flashed to DD-WRT was easy and allowed me to turn off and old pc i used as a smoothwall(much less power consumption)with the same amount of features. Would recommend to family and friends no problem. WPA works great no dropouts here like some have said, i picked a channel that no one around me was on, which is very important. It came with a nice wall mount bracket as well.
Cons: Wish ther price was a little cheaper, its hard to sell someone on one of these because it just a little more expensive.
Overall Review: A lot of people knock the AOSS but its for people who dont know what they are doing anyway so those opinions don't count. And you dont have to use it.
Pros: Installed and up and running in a few minutes in and old Inspiron 1100. Turned it into a whole new pc, going from 256meg to 1 gig. Now my wife has her own laptop and stays off of mine, priceless.
Cons: It wasant free.
Overall Review: For not much money you can breath new life into some old hardware well worth the money.
Pros: decent price for a sataII drive
newegg got it here fast
Cons: These Maxtor drive seem to have some kind of problem with Nforce based boards. I can only make it run in 150 mode on a a8n-sli deluxe. Maxtor wont come clean that there is a problem. So i am stuck with a drive i cant use to its potential.
Overall Review: I have allways like maxtor but i think they are wrong for acting like there is no problem.