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Louis S.

Louis S.

Joined on 03/26/05

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent drive includes Cyberlink SW

Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS
Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS

Pros: -Quiet, fast, works as expected without any issues. -BDR-207DBKS package includes Cyberlink Media Suite 8

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Hardware and software installations went smoothly and without a hitch on a WinXP SP3 Pro system; the only minor annoyance was that the software took quite a while to install. Blu-Ray player worked very well and a commericial disk played without any noticable issues. Burned 22.2GB of data to a Verbatim non-LTH 6X BD-R (97457) with buffer underrun and data verfication turned on and the drive set to burn only at 6X. Disk completed burning and verification without any errors in 42 minutes total with the burning process taking 29 minutes of this. Please note that this reference is for a forced recording at 6X; much better times can be expected at higher settings. Did alot of reseach before selecting a Blu-Ray burner and the Pioneer appeared to yield the best performance, compatibility, and features for the price. Overall, very pleased with this drive.

Most Critical Review

Good unit, poor rebate response

PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 500 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ500MXSP)
PC Power & Cooling ModXStream Pro Series 500 Watt 80+ Semi-Modular Active PFC Performance Grade ATX PC Power Supply (OCZ500MXSP)

Pros: Very nicely designed power supply and appears to be well built. Used it to build a new computer for my sister and had no problems whatsoever. I really like the modular part of this so that only the cables needed were installed.

Cons: The main con doesn't have to do with the power supply itself but rather with OCZ rebate; one of the worst that in my experience. It exceeded their specified time frame and took an overall time of 3 1/2 months to receive it. When questioned, I simply got a canned responses.

Overall Review: Although I really like the power supply, when a rebate is offered I consider it part of the overall buying experience. For the length of time it took and their responses, I deducted 2 eggs and I am relectant to buy OCZ products again for this reason alone.

10/29/2009

Wii Connectivity

Rosewill RNX-G1W Wireless White Dongle with External 2dBi SMA Antenna IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Rosewill RNX-G1W Wireless White Dongle with External 2dBi SMA Antenna IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Inexpensive and worked without any problems. Easy to install and setup on Windows XP.

Cons: Interferes with adjacent USB port. Somewhat delicate, but if used as permanent device attached to rear USB port on PC, this is not an issue.

Overall Review: Got it for my sister so that she could download updates, weather, & news for her Wii. Works just fine for this. Got it for total of $13...well worth the money and very pleased with it.

11/28/2009

Always a good experience

Western Digital Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast and reliable...no complaints with this drive at all!

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I have used Western Digital drives exclusively for many years now and I have always been very satisfied with them. With all the drives that I bought over this time period, there was only one that failed, but that was a long time ago and it was fully replaced under warranty.

Excellent Product

Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK - Black, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan
Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK - Black, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan

Pros: Well made aluminum enclosure that provides active cooling of hard drive, eSATA connection, and all necessary hardware and cables. This is the second one that I bought since I was very happy with first. Did miss the deal where Newegg offered this for under $30, but still very pleased with purchase as I feel these were well worth the prices that I paid.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Did experience a Windows Delayed Write Failure when transferring certain types of backups between the 2 external drives. However, I don't believe this was the fault of the units themselves as I had no issues whatsoever transferring large volumes of data backups and huge AVI files between the units.

Great deal on good product

Verbatim 4.7 GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95102
Verbatim 4.7 GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95102

Pros: No problems burning data backups so far; first 5 disks burned and verified without error using Samsung burner with Nero. Received rebate in approximately 5 weeks without any issue. Overall, very happy with the deal that I got on these.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Great price, fast shipping, quick rebate, no complaints so far.