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Samuel G.

Samuel G.

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Most Favorable Review

Everything you want, in a flash drive!

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/16GBZ)
Kingston 16GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/16GBZ)

Pros: This flash drive is an amazing piece of hardware to add to any collection. The design is one of the primary reasons I purchased this flash drive. But for $13.49, a great design is finally accessible to the rest of us! *cough* Apple *cough* Here are some of the more obvious Pros: - Amazing Design - Manufactured form Aluminum - Very Small - Durable Key Ring

Cons: Although other reviews mention the flash drive to be slower than most, the real life transfer rates are fine. In a benchmark program, you may get 7 MB/s write and 17 MB/s read, but in real world coping, I see stable speeds of 9 MB/s-10 MB/s. Not exactly fast, but fine for a uber-small USB 2.0 drive.

Overall Review: Despite the slower than average speeds, you shouldn't notice a lot of difference from your previous drive. Movie files play and buffer fine, along with apps and music.

Most Critical Review

Horrible Quality

Memorex DVD-R 16x 25PK MMR 4.7 GB Spindle
Memorex DVD-R 16x 25PK MMR 4.7 GB Spindle

Pros: After buying these disks at a local office supply store, I burned a test ISO and everything worked fine. I assumed the batch was good and decided to use them after I had finished the DVD I had remaining in my open package. (Different Brand)

Cons: Where do I begin! Around 4/25 disks have worked from the batch! Every conceivable program (Windows ISO Burner, Alcohol 120%, and Daemon Tools) cannot seem to manage to burn a disk. Even at the lowest speed, there are still errors all over the board. I have not had any problems with my DVD burner until today.

Good performance in a small, quiet package.

PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXR9 270 2GBD5-DHEV2
PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card AXR9 270 2GBD5-DHEV2

Pros: - Price. This card was almost $20 (10%) cheaper than other comparable cards when I purchased it, - Great performance to price ratio - Runs relatively cool, although not as cool as the 750Ti - Can get a decent overclock. Hits 1000Mhz without any voltage increases, but I keep it around 985Mhz to keep it stable. - The card itself is pretty small, and will have no issue fitting in most ITX cases. - Only requires one 6-pin power connector. - Dual fan design is pretty quiet under most usage conditions.

Cons: - PowerColor isn't the biggest brand. So the customer service may be a con, but I have not needed to RMA this card. I will edit this review if I have a bad experience with them.

Overall Review: This card was a great buy back in 2013, but I would definitely do my research before purchasing this card today. NVIDIA has some great offerings at this price point, most notably the 750Ti. However, the new 960/950 might also offer some improvement. Overall, however, I have been satisfied with my purchase.

10/27/2014

Amazing Value

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-KR
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 015-P3-1480-KR

Pros: When I saw this for $209, I just had to take the plunge. From my old 4870, this is an excellent improvement. Here are a few benchmarks: 3DMark 06 9605 3D06 Marks (4870) 16014 3D06 Marks (480) Oblivion Min: 19 Max: 62 Avg: 52.303 (4870) Min: 23 Max: 65 Avg: 59.478 (480) (Keep in mind Oblivion has a 60 FPS limiter) Need for Speed Shift 2 Radeon 4870: 20-25 FPS GeForce GTX 480: 40-45 FPS WEI (Windows Experience Index) Gaming/Aero Graphics 4870: 7.5 480: 7.9 (Max) Major improvements across the board for only a mere $209? Heck yeah!

Cons: I did not purchase this from Newegg because they shot the price up to $249. What's even more funny is that they lowered it back to $209 after I got my card in the mail from another seller for $217.

Excellent

Rosewill RNX-N180UB, Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates, USB 2.0 Interface, WPS supported
Rosewill RNX-N180UB, Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, (2T2R) Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates, USB 2.0 Interface, WPS supported

Pros: - Cheap ($8.99) - Gets around the same speeds as wired! (30/20 mb/s) - Not Huge

Cons: - Cheap casing

Good Drive, cheap case.

ADATA Classic Series C103 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Black) Model AC103-16G-RBK
ADATA Classic Series C103 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Black) Model AC103-16G-RBK

Pros: Lives up to read and write specifications.

Cons: Case was extremely flimsy and cheap. I hope this drive lasts.

Overall Review: An OK entry level USB 3.0 Drive. Look elsewhere if you want a more sturdy drive.