Date Joined: 06/15/02
Pros: Has the appearance of quality. Fan is quiet, about the same noise level as the CPU fan provided by Intel on the 4590 i5 processor when the computer is idle or low cpu usage. Voltages are very good, 3.304, 5.040, and 12.240. It worked when I first connected to motherboard and turned on. I have left it running for a couple weeks and continues to work fine with no strange odors and fan continues to operate quietly. Cable lengths are as follows 24 pin cabling is at least 14" long, 12 volt 4 pin cable for cpu power is 18" long, cables for hard drives are 10" to the first drive connector and then 9" more to the second connector ( for both the SATA power and traditional 4 pin IDE power connectors)
Cons: I am using this in a very compact mini itx case, so the cables are much longer than I need. The wires are pretty flexible so I should be able to keep things neat. My case is ARK ITX/CS-Ci05 Pedestal Server Case. I cut off all of the zip ties that bundle cables together for each connector so that the cabling is more flexible for arranging it in the case. After all the cable connections are made, I put new zip ties on the cables again to keep them bundled neatly for the final build.
Overall Review: This seems to be designed by SeaSonic as a server quality power supply according to the Seasonic web site, and the feedback by other users seems consistently high. I think that this is the best available mini itx power supply in this power range and the price is quite good for the quality. I would definitely buy another one if I built another similar mini itx computer.
Pros: Runs at 1333 in my Gigabyte Q77-d2h motherboard. I have tried XMP profile 1 and profile 2, but still runs at 1333. Not enough of a performance hit to complain or notice in actual use. The Q77 chipset may have some configuration limitations.
In April 2016, this ram is in a z97 board and working at 1866 speed using XMP setting and no special tweaking required.
Cons: None, I figure my issues are due to motherboard rather than RAM. The ram has a lifetime warranty, so if I try it in a future motherboard that should run this ram at its rated speed, and I have any problems, I believe Gskill will take care of me.
Overall Review: Have purchased more than 50 sticks of gskill ram, desktop and laptop and never had a failure or DOA.<br>My Q77 motherboard does run 1600 with Gskill 1600 ram (2 x 4 GB).
Pros: I put this in a Gigabyte GA-Z97n and it was automatically detected as DDR3L. When I looked at the pre-boot system info, 1.35 v was displayed as the voltage for these memory sticks.
UPDATE-- I bought another set of this memory and it works as great as the first set. I am still totally satisfied with this memory in my mini-itx computer builds.
Cons: none noted.
Overall Review: It is only a 10% voltage reduction but since I am using this in a computer that will function as a home server and will be running 24/7, I figured I might as well get the lower voltage memory.
Pros: Quite, reliable, seems well built
Cons: NO problems, good price, especially with rebate, which I did receive.
Overall Review: Installed in Mid tower case with Gigabyte motherboard and intel 3770K processor.
Pros: Compact, easy to use anywhere. I mostly use the heat settings of 1, 3, and 4. 1 to simmer and keep warm. 3 for normal cooking, and 4 for faster cooking. 3 uses about 800 watts, 4 uses about 1100 watts of steady power. 1 cycles on and off using 800 watts when on and zero when off.
Cons: Fan failed after a year or so. Fan would not spin and result was that lights 3-4 flashed. I think the fan was leaking oil and the oil that was left gummed up. I got a fan designed for a computer case and adapted (butchered) it to fit. Works like new again. Original fan indicated 18 volts, and my replacement fan is 12 volts, but it has worked for several hours and seems to run about same speed as original fan.
Overall Review: Low price made it attractive for me to initially try induction cooking. Handy when I want to take it outside to cook something that might be smelly or messy.
Pros: Ordered 12. 11 successfully pass WD diagnostic, NTFS full format, and now have Win 7 installed and working.
Cons: 1 fails WD diagnostics. Processing RMA for replacement
Overall Review: Packaged well with foam and bubble wrap.
Pros: Ordered 3. Two pass the WD Lifeguard Diagnostics and successfully format in Windows 7.
Cons: 1 fails the SMART status and "too many bad sectors" reported when running the WD Lifeguard Diagnostics.
Overall Review: Packaged well with foam and bubble wrap. In process of getting one replaced with RMA.
Pros: Bought 10. All passed the WD extensive test. All were successfully completely formatted (not quick format) with Windows 7. Used as replacement drives in HP 8510p laptops. Packaged in sealed antistatic bags with desiccant.
Overall Review: The labels indicate these were WD refurbished. (not some 3rd party that tested them and found no errors)
Pros: Really affordable upgrade from standard 8 GB of ram in this iMac. I saw high reviews from others for this Crucial ram, so I bought it. Very happy with the results.
Overall Review: I was running very low on memory with Win 7 in Parallels. This 16 GB eliminates any concern about enough RAM for occasional Win 7 operation. Win 7 (in Parallel) rates this RAM at 7.8 in the Windows Experience Index.
Pros: Great price for 250 Gb notebook drive. I received 3 and they all work, used them in in Mac computers, and a couple PC notebooks, switching them around, reformatting, copying files just to make sure they all performed OK.
Overall Review: There is some info label on the drive about using some WD alignment software if the drive will be used with XP. I am only using them with Mac and Win 7, so that does not apply to me.
Pros: The Flash drive is packaged with a piece of paper with a printed registration key. I had already installed a trial copy of Parallels 8 and the registration key activated it with no problem. Nice that I got the 4 GB usb drive.
Overall Review: I have used Parallels version 6 and now version 8. I am happy with both.
Pros: Great performance for the cost. Using RAM in a Gigabyte Q77-D2H at rated speed with no issues. Totally reliable with Windows7 and Ubuntu.
Overall Review: Have bought several g.skill ram products for desktop, laptop, mac and PC and had no problems with any.
Pros: Low price, compact, no fan, runs cool.
Cons: lights are not at the port, they are all off to the side. Not a problem when everything works, makes it a bit more difficult to determine if a port is actually sensing a connection.
Overall Review: This is the second one have bought and both are working fine after a couple months. I have used both with all 16 port connected.
Pros: Great variety of video outputs, works fine with Win7 and Ubuntu. I like the 2 Sata III ports, as opposed to only one port on the B75M motherboards. I have no complaints.
Cons: Wish it had an eSATA port on the back plane. But I can overcome that with a cheap part that connects a SATA port to a plate on the back.
Overall Review: I had to purchase elsewhere since it is out of stock/discontinued here.
Pros: Great picture quality, very good range of movement side to side and good vertical range. In good light, it has a nice color picture, it automatically changes to grey scale when the light gets dim. Has infrared for picture in darkness, picture quality is understandably lower quality in infrared mode. Built in microphone and includes line out 3.5 mm jack for connecting external speakers.
Cons: It is larger than I expected, but I still plan to get another one because of the great picture quality and white color that blends in pretty well with my interior wall color.
Overall Review: Bought from another vendor before Newegg started selling this item.
Pros: I put this in an early 2011 macbook pro. It now boots as quickly as a 2011 macbook air.
Cons: none, not even price... I bought it when Newegg had a great sale on them.
Overall Review: I used SuperDuper to copy my MBP hard drive to the Samsung SSD via USB to SATA drive dock. Took out the hard drive, installed the SSD and it booted up. I enabled TRIM via an easy hack and I am totally satisfied with this SSD's performance in the MBP.
Pros: Using a pair to establish network link between basement and second floor. I can transfer files between computers at 50 mbit/sec. The Powerline utility reports about 130 mbit/sec link between the two powerline adapters. I'll use them until I get around to running a cat 5e or 6 cable. More reliable and faster than 2.4 or 5mhz wireless N in this situation for me.
Cons: None really. I suppose that just like wireless networking, there is quite a bit of transmission overhead, so the actual useable data throughput is quite a bit less than the advertised max bandwidth. I expected that, and am still happy with an actual 50 mbit/sec data transfer rate.
Overall Review: Handy to have and simple to set up since I am not bothering with the security option.
Pros: In the bridge mode, the "site survey" function helps me orient the device to get the best connection with my wireless router. I have owned these for more than 2 years and they are reliable. 4 ports of gigabit speed so I can connect multiple devices.
Cons: I wish they had external connections that would allow me to add external antennas. Internal only antennas mean that I have to orient the whole device for best reception.
Overall Review: I use them as bridges to avoid running ethernet cables. II use them with a Dlink DIR 825 wireless router.
Pros: This SSD works fine in a 2004 vintage Lenovo S12 Netbook. Installed Win7 Home Premium and boots to login in about 20 seconds. Installed with no problems. Got it at shell shocker price.
Overall Review: Windows Experience Index rating of 7.2 for drive (might be only a SATA 1 bus). The ratings are only 2.3 for processor and graphics so the netbook is not lightning fast due to CPU and graphics. This SSD does make this netbook useable again!
Pros: Works great for Windows 7, Linux and Hackintosh. Low power, I think it is 28 Watts. Runs cool and fan usually runs at slow speed.
Overall Review: I run this in a Lenovo M58p. With this video card, the computer normally runs 65-70 Watts and peaks at 95 Watts with heavy video applications.
Pros: quite running, large capacity, great price when I bought it several months ago. I have at least 6 Samsung drives, some 2.5 and some 3.5 inches and have had no problems with any.
Cons: seems to spin up/initialize a bit slower than the original mac drive, but once it starts booting, everything happens as quickly as the original drive.
Pros: Nice enclosure, easy to work with, reliable. I like these for the price and I primarily use the eSATA connection. USB 2.0 connection works fine also.
Cons: The internal connector in the enclosure does not line up exactly right with the sata connector on the drive, but I slipped in a thin washer under the circuit board on each side and that solved the problem. I think the fan is a bit loud, so I just leave it turned off. Drive stays cool enough due to the large round opening.
Pros: Bought this because no other cigarette adapter that I had would charge an IPAD2. This one works!
Pros: No cap to lose! Just rotate it and it is ready to use. Light indicates it is working.
Cons: Data transfer a bit slow, but this is an older gen model, I guess.
Overall Review: Best design of any flash drive I have owned.
Pros: Installed with no problems, various options such as Coherence mode, full screen and windowed all work fine. Installed Windows 7 home premium 64 bit with no problems. I also installed the Chrome OS virtual machine to see what that looks like!
Overall Review: I think the price for upgrades as they become available are on the expensive side.