Joined on 02/02/08
Very good and hard to find drive
Pros: I operate a PC repair business from my home, and this drive was purchased by me, but for a customer's laptop. Since it was an older laptop, it also had the older interface and wasn't a SATA. Out of all the big-name computer supply retailers online, and even including E - bay, NONE came close to the price + warranty that Newegg.com had listed for this drive, and 90% of the ones I tried to compare with (for the CUSTOMER..I knew newegg was rock solid to begin with) didn't even have the drive. I felt bad that I couldn't find more than 1 or 2 other places to show her the price here was the best, but I told her no other site would give her the support that Newegg does and promised her that if ANY problems arose within the warranty period, Newegg.com would stand behind it's products and swiftly take care of ANY and ALL problems. Sold her the drive on 1/24/2010 and not had ONE call from her about issues..no problems at all with this.
Cons: Not one single con.
Overall Review: Sad that this interface is a dying breed..but thankful newegg had this in stock and I was able to keep someone from having to buy another laptop when nothing was wrong with hers except for a simple HDD needing replacement.
Very good, decent priced High-Gain device
Pros: It does what it's supposed to. Took this to my in-laws, who can't get ANY type of broadband...period..and they have a neighbor that's around 200 yards away (with a somewhat clear line-of-sight), this neighbor has some type of satellite broadband I believe..but regardless, the high-gain antenna picked up the signal inside the in-laws house on the desktop. It pulls it in well enough to make browsing the internet fairly quick...so no complaints on the range.
Cons: None come to mind..but the antenna could be on the tip instead of the side, towards the tip.
Overall Review: n/a
Part of DIY combo kit...
Pros: I kept one egg off this review for myself... But actually this board was sent to me, installed the 6-core AMD 1055T 2.8 in it, and it wouldn't recognize. I spent a little time and finally hit the interewebs for an answer. The bios wasn't up to date and needed to be flashed. Once I did that, and it finally knows the processor, I'm still hit with a "This CPU is not supported, please hit F1 to resume" before I can get into Windows.
Cons: The BIOS needs to be fixed on this..every reboot now, since updating, brings me to a screeching hault and I HAVE to hit F1 to continue past the POST screen because of the "CPU not supported" warning. I can F1 / resume and it goes into Windows, but it's still a nag i'd like to have gone.
VERY powerful processor.....
Pros: Part of my DIY combo kit, and i'm SURE glad I bought the 6-core bundle. NO one near me (Bestest Buy mainly) could come even remotely close to the price I put one together for..they all wanted enormous figures for a pre-assembled machine with some Wallyworld name on it... I couldn't have spent the money any more wisely if Ben Stein was my accountant.
Overall Review: I wasn't aware, but some boards don't have BIOS installed to support this new breed of processor..so if you're building one, make sure you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard.