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Michael M.

Michael M.

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Excellent storage drive

Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good speed and quiet, runs cool.

Cons: None that I can find so far.

Overall Review: Here's a suggestion for anyone buying a hard drive, go with FedEx, the express saver is the cheapest. I know it cost more than UPS and Newegg's "free shipping" isn't FedEx, but here's the deal: I have bought over 30 hard drives (Western Digital and Seagate) through Newegg in the past 2 years, 100% of the ones shipped FedEx are still running, 80% of the ones shipped UPS were either DOA or failed within 6 months. UPS beats the He11 out of their shipments, even their website states that every package is subject to a 6 foot drop. Do the math, free shipping or cheaper UPS shipping isn't free in the long run. I ship my non-fragile items with the free shipping, but I do a separate order and use FedEx for hard drives and Motherboards.

Best MS OS yet

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

Pros: Fast, stable, secure. Best Microsoft OS yet.

Cons: Memory HOG! Don't even think about doing this OS without 4 GB of memory...yeah, you could do 2 GB or even 1 GB if you really wanted to, but you could also super glue your keys to your hand so you wouldn't lose them...neither makes practical sense. 8GB of memory is a nice sweet spot, but the higher you go the more WIN7 appreciates it. I'm running 12GB, but only because it is a DDR2 system and the memory is expensive. If I was on a DDR3 platform, I would run 16GB since it's relatively cheap. Of course, make sure you get the 64bit version of the OS so that it recognizes the memory above 4GB.

Overall Review: I stayed with Win XP forever, skipping over Vista, it was worth the wait. Unlike XP, where I insisted on the Professional version, I feel comfortable with the Home Premium and the functionality offered with it. I bought this extra copy since it was on sale (79). I plan on upgrading my entire system and selling my old one in the next couple of months.

Great system drive

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This thing is super fast, quiet and runs cool. Outpaces my Raptor 74 in every benchmark but random access. I bought this to replace my Raptor because 74gig fills up too easy...I am very satisfied with the choice.

Cons: Random access is surprisingly slow (18.0) but the average read (98.3) and burst (239.8) make up for it.

Overall Review: Here's a suggestion for anyone buying a hard drive, go with FedEx, the express saver is the cheapest. I know it cost more than UPS, and Newegg's "free shipping" isn't FedEx, but here's the deal: I have bought over 30 hard drives (Western Digital and Seagate) through Newegg in the past 2 years, 100% of the ones shipped FedEx are still running, 80% of the ones shipped UPS were either DOA or failed within 6 months. UPS beats the He11 out of their shipments, even their website states that every package is "subject to a 6 foot drop." Do the math, free shipping or cheaper UPS shipping isn't free in the long run. I ship my non-fragile items with the free shipping, but I do a separate order and use FedEx for hard drives and Motherboards.

10/23/2008

Nice little player

SanDisk Sansa Clip 1.0" Black 1GB MP3 Player
SanDisk Sansa Clip 1.0" Black 1GB MP3 Player

Pros: Very small, great sound, easy to use.

Cons: I don't like the headphone jack on the side, it puts the headphone plug at a right angle. Out of the top would be better...but that is subjective to preference.

Overall Review: I got this for free when I bought my headphones, so I can't argue much. Knowing what I know now, I would probably buy this item for a good jogging/workout/mow the grass mp3 player. 1GB is kinda small these days, but for short use like jogging or the like, it's great. The size may be a con for some people as it's easy to misplace, but it's small size is appreciated once you are using it. My wife jogs and has the Sansa e280 and she wants me to trade with her because the sound quality is just as good or better and it so much smaller.

10/13/2008

Pro quality cans

Sennheiser HD280 Pro Around the Ear DJ Headphones
Sennheiser HD280 Pro Around the Ear DJ Headphones

Pros: Good sound - very clean and even. Comfortable muffs. Fairly solid construction. These are perfect as PROFESSIONAL headphones (see other thoughts).

Cons: Heavy and a little bit of a squeeze to the head. Not for portability, but I knew that going in.

Overall Review: I was a disc jockey for years and still do audio production, these offer studio quality sound. These have a very balanced sound like what you would hear out of studio wall monitors. They will bring out the actual sound of whatever you are listening to. If you have things that are brassy or bassy, it is going to reproduce that sound accurately. If you are wanting something that makes your 128k mp3s sound great, these are NOT for you. Don't get me wrong, they have good bass and treble, but they are set to produce clean full range output...not "turn the treble and bass all the way and take out all the midrange" type sound. If you are an audiophile who likes to listen to lossless codecs, CDs/wavs or high bitrate MP3s in front of your computer or someone who does studio or DJ work, then these are for you. If you are looking for something to plug into your mp3 player and listen to random mp3 at different bitrates, then there are cheaper and more appropriate options.

10/13/2008

Great for the Price

LITE-ON DVD Recorder LVW-5115GHC+
LITE-ON DVD Recorder LVW-5115GHC+

Pros: I give this 5 stars because of the bang for the buck aspect. For 4-9 bucks there isn't much else on the market even in the price range. It works well and does what it is supposed to do. It plays Divx movies too, so that's nice.

Cons: For the price, I can't expect a lot of extras, but I was a little disappointed in the inputs. The only options are RF and composite video (the single yellow). No component in or even an S-Video in...but again for the price I guess I can't complain.

Overall Review: I bought this to replace an old "Cyberhome" DVD recorder (which had S-Video input), so I am going from one budget brand to another. I have this linked between my Dish DVR and the TV, so I can dump off stuff I want to keep when my DVR fills up...that's the main purpose this thing serves for me outside of playing regular DVDs, so I didn't want to spend a lot. For me the problem is, with it only having the composite in, it doesn't matter that it has component out; the quality of the video is only as good as the source. So once the signal gets to my TV, it's not as good (although not terrible either). I guess I'll need to try a different setup, live with it or spend more money. Bottom line, it is worth the forty-nine dollars, just don't expect much more than basic features and you will be happy.

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Great products, quick shipping!

Would buy here again

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Good Seller

Fast shipping and item was perfect. Easy transaction.

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