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Carl J.

Carl J.

Joined on 05/08/07

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Most Favorable Review

SEAGATE FREEAGENT GO

Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive ST905003FBA2E1-RK Royal Blue
Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive ST905003FBA2E1-RK Royal Blue

Pros: The drive is great! Simply plugged it into a USB port and it was instantly recognized and installed by Windows XP. Data transfers to it easily and quickly. I love the blue color and the fact that it has 500 gb capacity in such a small package!

Cons: The software that comes with it is totaly useless. Don't even bother to try using it!

Overall Review: Great value for the money spent. I bought it from New Egg and it was here in 3 days.

Most Critical Review

!!!MANY BIG, BIG PROBLEMS!!!

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R567OC-1GI
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card GV-R567OC-1GI

Pros: I don't see any pros to this card! It has caused me nothing but problems and aggravation and has been removed and replaced with a Power Color 5670 Go Green card!

Cons: The specs for this card looked impressive! I'm using a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-770 TA-UD3 770 R) on this new build and thought I'd stay with a Gigabyte video card. I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit. The card caused problems from day 1. I encountered many of the same problems that other reviewers of this card have mentionedsuch as failure to wake up from sleep mode....also many recurring blue screens. Finally, after 3 months the card totally died and wouldn't send any signal to the monitor. I took it out of the case and sent it back to Gibabytefor repair/replacement. I'm still waiting to get it back! In the meantime, I've bought a replacement card from Newegg and have not had a single problem with it! The new card is a Power Color 5670 without a fan..their Go Green model. I would caution everyone to avoid this card at all costs. It has been nothing but problems for me and for a majority of those that have reviewed it. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT BUY IT! It deserves no eggs!

Overall Review: DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER BUYING THIS CARD! When I bought it, it was new and there weren't many reviews to see. There are plenty of reviews now, and most of them are not good! BUY A DIFFFERENT CARD!!!

UPDATE--ROSEWILL RCR-IC002

Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay
Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: I really like this card reader. See my earlier review for the pros.

Cons: See my earlier review regarding the unit's sudden failure!

Overall Review: A rep from Rosewill suggested that I disconnect the unit from the USB connector on the motherboard then reconnect it. When I did this it was again recognized by Windows. HUH??????????? I have no idea why this failure occurred because the connector was not loose when I checked it. Oh well, it's working fine again and is very convenient to use.

ROSEWILL CARD READER MODEL RCR-IC002 R

Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay
Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: While this card reader worked, it was a great addition to my computer. It read all of the cards that I tried with it...xD, compact flash, and SD, a very handy little device that was fairly easy to install.

Cons: It failed 5 days before the end of the warranty period and now is being RMA'ed back to Rosewill for replacement. Fortunately it failed within the warranty period. I hope they follow through and replace it as per warranty.

Overall Review: I was a little skeptical about buying this device because others had given it a poor reliability rating. I bought it anyway. It looks like I should have taken their warnings about its reliability more seriously.

LOOKS GREAT IN MY ANTEC 300 CASE

Antec 30300 Three Hundred 5.25" to 3.5" Drive Bay Adapter Assembly
Antec 30300 Three Hundred 5.25" to 3.5" Drive Bay Adapter Assembly

Pros: This drive bay adapter looks and works great in my Antec 300 case. I used it to mount a Rosewill 3.5 inch 74-in-1 memory card reader (Item #N82E16820223109). Once I got the card reader mounted in this adapter, the adapter slid right into the drive bay.

Cons: It was very hard to get the mounting screws into the sides of the card reader! I used a magnetic screwdriver and finally managed to get them in. It was worth the effort. It is actually a little cheaper to buy this item from Antec directly than from Newegg because of shipping charges. When I bought mine, Antec was out of stock.

Overall Review: You will definitely need a magnetic phillips head screwdriver and lots of patience to get your 3.5 inch equipment mounted in this drive bay adapter. The adapter slides firmly into a standard drive bay on an Antec 300 case without any problems when you are ready to install it. It was worth the effort!

PATRIOT 16GB PEF16GUSB

Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) Model PEF16GUSB
Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) Model PEF16GUSB

Pros: This is a really nice flash drive that is fairly fast at both read and write....much faster than the Sandisk Cruzer flash drive that I had been using! I like the rubber cover, but wish there were some way to secure the cover to the drive's main case. This is only a minor inconvenience, not enough to subtract an egg!

Cons: I bought this drive when Patriot offered a $5.00 rebate. I feel that I was scammed on the rebate which never arrived. I sent the UPC from the bottom of the package as they required, but for some reason they still denied my rebate...lesson learned...never buy a product and count on getting the rebate. Next time I will buy based first on performance, then on lowest price.....ignore rebate offers. They are time consuming and often not forthcoming!

Overall Review: FORGET ABOUT REBATES....They are just come-ons!