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Justin K.

Justin K.

Joined on 09/23/03

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Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs
Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack/ Home Premium Upgrade - Retail 3 PCs

Pros: I was able to successfully install in 3 different type of installs: 1) Upgrade from Vista (Dell 435MT) about a year old 2) New build system 3) Upgrade /custom install on a old (Athlon) Win XP system The last one was a 32bit install

Cons: None

Overall Review: For old systems, I had to download some drivers ahead of time. One crucial driver was for my wireless adapter without which I would not have been able to get any updates for the Athlon XP system. It was a Vista driver but it worked :)

11/21/2010

Good Server HD

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works with no firm upgrade. It is now full of multimedia files. Almost as fast as my other 7200 rpm drives.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I have purchased other brand HD for the server PC I have. But I like this one the best based on the price and performance.

Got it on time and it works!

BYTECC C6EB-100Y 100 ft. Cat 6 Yellow Enhanced 550MHz Patch Cables
BYTECC C6EB-100Y 100 ft. Cat 6 Yellow Enhanced 550MHz Patch Cables

Pros: Quick test on the home network checked out fine. Spec info is clearly mark on the bag and on the wire. Another cheap wire from another online vendor came without any marking at all (and no bag).

Cons: None. Didn't respond to voice commands.

Overall Review: Use this to connect my PC in upstairs bedroom to the router in the basement. It made all the bends and pulls in good working order.

Old PC upgrade to Gigabit

D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Desktop PCI Adapter
D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Desktop PCI Adapter

Pros: Worked fine with installation in Win 7 32bit and Asus A7N8X Deluxe MB. See other thoughts on installation. Actual speed to send and receive 480MB file took 48MB/s and 36MB/s respectively (was 11 MB/s and 10 MB/s on 10/100 Mb NIC). Now I can watch HD movies without any stuttering. Price point was good. Cat6 cables cost a lot more then this.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Initial installation caused the system to hand at shutdown. Until then everything looked fine. After this I was unable to reboot. I determined it was related to a faulty PCI slot (I think). I just relocated the card to another empty PCI slot. I did not have to disable the existing 10/100 onboard NICs.