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Cameron W.

Cameron W.

Joined on 10/17/05

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Most Favorable Review

WD My Book 4TB

WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
WD 4TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN

Pros: 1) Quality. Excellent drive, especially given the price on Newegg. 2) Size. Storage space is excellent. Unless you are going to get serious about a NAS solution, you really can't beat this thing for your desktop. 3) Reliable. I have seen a few reviews that state DOA, etc. but that is a simple fact of life with nearly any HDD. RMA it and get back to work. I've had far fewer issues with WD drives (HDD) than any other drive out there. Seagates don't have nearly the lifespan, nor the speed on average. I understand this Pro is an opinionated one, but I think it is worth taking my time to write it.

Cons: If I am going to pick on this drive, it would be the software included. There are better software solutions out there. That said, if you are simply using this for a backup of files, knock yourself out. It works fine. If you are going to be backing up your system, look for a better software solution and simply use the drive for your storage. I keep my wife's laptop backed up on this thing without any issues.

Overall Review: I own this and the 3TB WD Live. I've not had any issues with either. Neither have I had any co-workers or friends complain about their WD Books. Its not as sexy as a giant NAS, but it also costs exponentially less that putting together a good NAS. Use it within the intended purpose and it will not disappoint.

Fantastic Player

D-Link DSM-380 Boxee Box HD Media Player
D-Link DSM-380 Boxee Box HD Media Player

Pros: I have never come across a file this device could not recognize and play without error. Friends with other devices, like Roku and Apple, and they seem to have playback issues over wireless during playback with things like water in the background, or with dark shadows and black spots. The boxee has no issues with this. I stream files over wireless and rarely have connection issues with anything under 14 Gigs. When files I play are larger, I use the local USB connection and a hard drive with my media. I've played 40 Gig BluRay quality movies wihtout any issue. The Boxee does have browser support and a ton of apps. Netflix, Pandora, YouTube are just some of the popular ones, but there are also a ton of other developed apps that are fun to look through.

Cons: Hulu is not one of the apps available. Although, I may be able to access this through the browser just fine...I need to check.

Overall Review: This has been a very good cost/benefit solution for me. I convert many of my movies to digital format (I own them all) and the Boxee just makes it easier for my entire family to enjoy whatever they want to watch without digging through physical media.

Great Classic

Breakfast At Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney, Villalonga, John McGiver, Dorothy Whitney, Stanley Adams
Breakfast At Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney, Villalonga, John McGiver, Dorothy Whitney, Stanley Adams

Pros: A great classic movie with a talented actress. Chick-flick, but still worth watching.

Cons: None