Joined on 09/20/07
Good replacement board for an entry level/light duty PC
Pros: This is a budget solution so don't expect a speed demon, but this outperforms the Pentium 4 Dell Optiplex GX270 it replaces. Motherboard is very compact.: CPU itself is physically near the size of an old 486 chip! Motherboard is a microboard....about half the size of a standard motherboard. Has PCI-E slot for video upgrade. Supports 64-bit
Cons: CPU is soldered directly to board so no CPU upgrade possible. Having at least one PCI expansion slot would have been nice. Only 4 USB 2.0 ports. No USB 3.0 The selling point was that it came with RAM for me.
Overall Review: I bought this with a free 8 GB of Ram for $89. Not bad for a mo-bo, CPU, and memory! This CPU\Board without free RAM, should be more like $65 IMHO. I would recommend mating this to a SSD, to help make up for the lack of CPU power,. Windows Experience Index Processor=3.9 Memory=7.1 Graphics=4.3 Gaming Graphics=5.5 Primary Hard Disk=5.9 (using mechanical HDD)
Better than nothing, but REALLLY slow.
Pros: At the time I bought, it was cheaper than Seagate or Western Digital, at around $89.00.
Cons: Very slow transfer rates. My 250 GB Western Digital external hard drive from 2005 runs circles around it, when transferring data. This was my first and last HDD that wasn't a Western Digital or Seagate. Won't buy Buffalo again because of this drive.
Overall Review: I originally intended to replace the 250 GB with this Buffalo model since it had 4 times the capacity. I got so frustrated with the wait times, but waited so long and lost the receipt, I just bought an internal 1.5 TB green HDD, and installed it as a second drive. I now just use this Buffalo as a back up for the back up and store pictures, music and videos I don't access often but still want to keep.
A great MP3 player, without gimmicks!
Pros: Expandability!!!! Easy to use and copy music Has an FM tuner Compact and light! Nice LCD that displays album art. Better than iPod Shuffle
Overall Review: For years, I have exclusively owned the overpriced, over hyped Apple iPods, having owned 3 different ones. They are nice, but the unwieldy iTunes is a pain for a Windows user. So, in need of a new MP3 player, I broke down and purchased this model from another store. I’ve had this Sandisk Clip Sport for a week, and just love it. My needs aren’t many and I don’t need gimmicky games and other options like the current iPods have. I just want an MP3 player that plays music. This Sandisk model has everything an MP3 player should have: compact, lightweight, great sound, easy to drag and drop your MP3s (unlike iTunes), and a nice color screen that displays album art, lasts for hours without a charge, an alarm option, and an FM tuner. It’s about the size of an iPod Shuffle, but in my opinion, it’s far superior. The best feature is the ability to expand with a micro SD card, and these days, it’s nothing to find an inexpensive 128 GB, for your entire music collection.
Nearly 2 months, still working great.
Pros: Lots of storage space, yet compact. Great for an external enclosure: 5400 RPM is plenty fast for this. I have experienced no negative issues with this drive. I am no fan boy, but in my experience, Seagate drives have never failed on me, and I have never had a DOA from Seagate. Wish I could say the same about Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, and especially Hitachi (AKA HGST, a Western Digital company~they still suck even after WD bought them! Had to recently replace a HDD on a new laptop for a friend with a Hitachi drive.)
Cons: If used as a boot drive, 5400 RPM is a bit slow, and 8MB cache is way to low, but not docking an egg because it does exactly what it was designed to do. FYI: If you need a boot drive, I would personally opt for a 7200 RPM version, but this can run at acceptable speeds for a boot drive.
Overall Review: I only use Seagate drives these days: the only brand that has never failed on me, both at work or at home. I bought this drive to replace a 3.5" 1 TB Buffalo external HDD, in an effort to downsize. I got this while on sale, at $74. Normal price as of 3/13/13 is $89.00...a little high, but you get what you paid for. Stay away from Hitachi hard drives (AKA HGST, nowadays). ***If something negative happens with this drive, I definitely will update this review.
Avoid Samsung likethe plague!
Pros: 160 GB
Cons: Price! This drive died a year almost to the day, after purchasing it. What is worse, is that I bought the drive to refurbished a laptop for a friend, as a gift. I look like a joke now, because of Samsung's defective hard drive!!!
Overall Review: If you want a hard drive, stick with Seagate or Western Digital. I have deviated from this rule 3 times and got bit every time. I went Hitachi, and it failed. I went Toshiba, and that failed, too. Finally, I went Samsung, and that failed as well. However, I have yet to have either a Seagate or western digital that I purchased brand new fail on me, yet.