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Robert B.

Robert B.

Joined on 09/30/05

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Most Favorable Review

No complaints

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.9 ST3500641AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Comments: As someone with very high storage needs, who has recently become very conscious of the *comfort* associated with computer hardware, I love this drive. I am sick and tired of hardware that makes a lot of heat and noise. This drive isn't remarkably quiet or cool, but it doesn't offend, and it's huge -- the bigger the drive, the fewer you'll need. With a good case I could have five of these and not complain. It's not as fast as some of the smaller ones, but that doesn't really make any difference for my purposes.

11/27/2005
Most Critical Review

Not too bad, but not recommended

Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW DVD-RAM: Max 2x CLV
DVD-ROM(single): Max 16x CAV 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW DVD-RAM: Max 2x CLV DVD-ROM(single): Max 16x CAV 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner

Comments: This drive reads very fast but it's not very tolerant of bad or damaged media. I've tried about 8 types of 1-8x media and I'd describe the media support as being comparable with the NEC 2500a this thing was supposed to replace -- that is, not very good. 8x TDK DVD+R and 8x Verbatim 8x+R burn poorly, as does all the 1x media I tried. Maybe they'll fix this with firmware later (1.22 is current atm) but I'm not going to count on it.

11/27/2005