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Jeffrey S.

Jeffrey S.

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Most Favorable Review

over 150 used, 0 bad!!

TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973
TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973

Pros: I have used these diskd for several projects now and have used over 150 of them, not a single one has failed to burn or to play. Love them and will be buying more for my next projects

Cons: None

11/18/2008

Works great, easy upgrade for system

HighPoint 600 Lite Series Rocket 640L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
HighPoint 600 Lite Series Rocket 640L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: Very easy installation and setup.

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Bought this to upgrade my SATA connections (MB has SATA 2.0 connectors) and wanted to take advantage of faster drive speeds. Have not done any benchmark speed tests, but the system was considerably faster on the old boot drive just from adding this card, and flies now with it booting from an SSD. Old boot time was over a minute, now from password enter to fully up and functioning is less than 15 seconds. Programs also open almost instantly. My computer is considerably older (Intel DX38BT motherboard w/ Core 2 Duo 8400 processor) and for less than $300 (SSD and this card) I feel like I have a new computer.

What can I say, but FAST !

Intel 730 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP480G4R5
Intel 730 Series 2.5" 480GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP480G4R5

Pros: Easy installation and setup, follow the instructions from the downloadable software and it's a no-brainer. Total setup time was less than an hour and system now boots up in less than 15 seconds and programs open within a second or two.

Cons: Non so far.

Overall Review: Used this to upgrade my old general purpose desk-top. (Dual Core 2 8400 CPU, in an Intel DX38BT motherboard w/8 GB RAM, Win 7 64 bit) This was my first use of an SSD and I am thrilled. Cloning of the old C drive went extremely smooth and took less than an hour. Instructions were very easy to follow. Boot time significantly reduced, used to take close to a minute or more with considerable delay time to open programs. Now it's less than 15 seconds from entering my password to fully functional and programs open almost instantly. Very glad I did this and I'll be updating my video editing machine and laptops to SSD's later this year on price dips.

Great, overall

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Core 2 Duo Wolfdale Dual-Core 3.0 GHz LGA 775 65W Processor - BX80570E8400

Pros: Very fast processor, a big improvement in speed compared to the E6600 processor I used before. Like all Intel processors (I've only built with Intel, so I can't comment on AMD chips) easy to install, fairly fool proof. Intel Tech Support!!!! (see "Other Comments")

Cons: Possible quality control issues at Intel (first chip)? Or maybe just a BIOS issue ?????

Overall Review: OK, so I bought this chip in April and it worked OK for a while. Then computer started crashing when I was doing heavy processing work, (mostly video editing). This was late November. I tried to update the BIOS (Was in an Intel MB as well) and something went very wrong and the computer would no longer reboot. tried a different processor and still no luck. Intel was great, overnighted a new motherboard. System worked OK for about 30 minutes and began crashing again. tried the 6600 processor and everything worked fine. Again, Intel was great, tech support sent out a new processor. System worked, but I had strange temperature readings. I thought I had a chip with a bad sensor in it, like other people seemed to have had. Again tech support to the rescue they worked through the issue even calling me on the phone to walk me through some steps and The system works perfectly now! Turned out it was a BIOS issue. My hat is off to Intel Tech Support, they were a huge help! Thanks!!

12/18/2008

100% Burn Rate!!!

TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973
TDK 8.5GB 8X DVD+R DL 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48973

Pros: Just finished a 300 disk project and did not have a single bad disk in the bunch. Customers have not had a single problem playing them! Helps my bottom line when I don't have to eat any bad disks.

Cons: NONE

Overall Review: 50 Pack would be great, but I'll keep buying them no matter what size they are packaged in. Once again great experience with Newegg.com. I've stopped buying supplies from my other sources!