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Joe F.

Joe F.

Joined on 02/15/02

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Most Favorable Review

Nice Product

KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack
KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack

Pros: This is really a nice drive tray for the money. Once the tray has a drive in it and the cage is mounted in the case they are both fairly solid. For the money I can not imagine a better product. Even if you compare it to products that cost three times as much I still give it no less than a 7 on a 1 to 10 scale in Quality.

Cons: None that I have found.

Overall Review: My 5 Rating is based on the quality being in line with the price. If my rating was based overall and compared to all drive cages it would still only be a 4.

Most Critical Review

Disappointing for an Enterprise Class Drive

Western Digital RE2 WD5000ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital RE2 WD5000ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: They do not weigh much so shipping to return them is not high

Cons: I bought two of these to build a small office server in Raid 1. Of the two drives I got 1 was DOA and the second worked but was loud and vibrated. I replaced these with two SE's and they worked just fine

Overall Review: Seems like a lot of DOAs and other issues for a drive that is supposed to be enterprise class.

Don't Know why people spend more

ASUS H81M-A LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS H81M-A LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I paired this with a 4670K and 8 gigs of Ram and it is AWESOME. The on board audio sounds as good as the speakers you have it hooked to. The On board video, well unless you are doing gaming to the point a few frames per second make a difference it is fine for all else.

Cons: None

12/28/2013

Top Notch Quality

Rosewill RMS-MT4020 Black 23" - 37" Tilt Wall Mount
Rosewill RMS-MT4020 Black 23" - 37" Tilt Wall Mount

Pros: This is the ideal bracket for mounting a 32 or 37 inch TV. It is wide enough that it hits two studs in the wall and allows for a very solid mount. It is extremely well built, comes with all necessary hardware, and even comes with a level. Price is very reasonable especially if you compare it to local prices.

Cons: None that I see, Great product!

Overall Review: While this would no doubt handle a 23,24,or26 inch TV I personally think it would be overkill for those aplications. I think there are many other mounts that would handle the smaller end just as well and would cost less.

Needs Refinement but not without hope

IOGEAR GCS632U  2-Port KVM Switch with built-in KVM Cables and Audio Support (US packaging version)
IOGEAR GCS632U 2-Port KVM Switch with built-in KVM Cables and Audio Support (US packaging version)

Pros: It is fairly small and light weight so shipping to return it will not be bad

Cons: I was trying to use it with a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. I think my problems centered around the fact that the MS wireless keyboard and mouse have a combined receiver and hence only one usb plug. When I plugged the keyboard and mouse into the keyboard port of the KVM switch the keyboard worked fine but the mouse would be very jerky and scrolling with the wheel was not at the correct speed and I could not adjust that out. When I plugged the keyboard and mouse into the mouse port on the KVM switch the mouse would function as it was supposed to but the keyboard would not be detected correctly and the keyboard would not even switch the KVM Switch.

Overall Review: I am not writing this to slam IOGEAR as I was actually buying this because it was IOGEAR and the "IOGEAR GCS62W6" PS2 KVM switch that I have works flawlessly and I have had it for almost two years. I was buying this to use with another computer and a Mac. While the old one is perfect this product needs some refinement. It is obviously not totally defective since 58% of people as of this review date have rated it a 4 or 5 however 22% have rated it a 1 or 2 that like every fourth person that has bought it. I think many of the people having problems are actually having compatibility issues. I do not know but maybe this product would work great if you had a separate wired keyboard and mouse to plug into the separate ports.

Nice Case

ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: This was the first Rack mount system I have built so I can not really compare it to other rack mounts but I have built around 50 systems and I can say this case is in the top 5

Cons: None that I saw

12/11/2007