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George S.

George S.

Joined on 12/08/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great Board

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great lay-out. Tons of perks for the cost. Great value.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I've done hundreds of system builds. Only a handful of AMD builds. I have to say ... the quality of this Motherboard would cost far more as an Intel board ... respective to it's quality, build and features.

Most Critical Review

Bad Little Board

KINGWIN 2 Ports PCI Express USB 3.0 Controller Card Model U3PCI-2
KINGWIN 2 Ports PCI Express USB 3.0 Controller Card Model U3PCI-2

Pros: Was a great Price when I got it. However after time wasted it was a bummer deal.

Cons: Super flimsy soldering. DOA on 1 unit ... the other was severely unstable. Waste of time.

Overall Review: It happens. Newegg is great and usually has quality products. They order ... we the consumer test ... they carry the best after a few of these reviews.

Used daily in PC Tech Work

ADATA 16GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-16G-RBY)
ADATA 16GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-16G-RBY)

Pros: Price Function Reliability Longevity

Cons: Like most USB drives ... if you take them out without properly ejecting they will start to have issues. Easily remedied with HP's USB Format Tool.

Overall Review: I have had over a dozen of these and still am using the first one I bought. How do I know ? I write a number on them because I want to know which drive is oldest and has had the memory used the most. I have had to re-format it over a dozen times due to being impatient and removing it without a proper eject. I have several OS's and Repair tools on them and Codysafe portable repair tools. I recently reformatted my #1 USB and it is back to functioning perfectly. Next time I will check for bad blocks with Rufus. Just picked up 3 more at $7 ea and had my Tech partner buy 4 more for the same deal.

11/16/2014

Nice Product if well configured

ORICO Dual Bay SATA to USB3.0 External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" HDD, SSD with Duplicator/Clone Function [2 x 6TB support]-Black
ORICO Dual Bay SATA to USB3.0 External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" HDD, SSD with Duplicator/Clone Function [2 x 6TB support]-Black

Pros: USB 3.0 – Decent Speed Performance Clone Feature 4TB Hard Drive support With proper configuration it works very well with a Video Server HTPC etc. (Need to use NoSleepHD software to stop drives from going to sleep.)

Cons: The sleep feature that is common to these devices and drive combinations has no internal or switched setting … so drives typically go to sleep every 10 minutes ... this can be irritating for a video server / HTPC user since meals or breaks happen during show viewings.

Overall Review: Just download NoSleepHD - a 25k utility that pings the drive every 9 min or preset time to keep it spinning during viewing times.

Very Practical

5.25" Dual Bay Mobile Rack for both 2.5" and 3.25" SATA HDD, Plus 2 USB 3.0 Ports
5.25" Dual Bay Mobile Rack for both 2.5" and 3.25" SATA HDD, Plus 2 USB 3.0 Ports

Pros: Solid build quality Mainboard USB 3.0 connector and 2 USB 3.0 ports Power button for Hard Drives. Great for hot swap capable Motherboards

Cons: A tad high in price. I bought the second on sale plus a 10% off bitcoin code. Dollar cost averaged to be a decent price for both units.

Overall Review: Very please with the purchase. I have always had removable hard drive bays in all my main PC's ... now I have that bay "Plus" one for a 2.5" drive so I have swapables between desktop and the DVD-HD-tray Laptops I use. Considering you get a motherboard USB 3.0 connector with 2 USB 3.0 ports ... in the right situation this is a very good deal. My case was an older case with a newer Mobo ... so it worked out well for me.

The Card to beat for thrifty Game or Vid Box

PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card AX7750 1GBD5-DH
PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card AX7750 1GBD5-DH

Pros: Low Power Draw No External PCI Power Needed Can offer high end graphics in machines that don't have enough power or should risk too great a power draw on the PSU. Runs most current games Medium to high. Quiet. Relatively short so easy fit in many machines.

Cons: Rebate for it to be great deal.

Overall Review: I chose this GPU over the GTX 650 due to the 18+% less power draw. Very happy with it's overall performance.

12/24/2013