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Daniel W.

Daniel W.

Joined on 04/05/05

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Most Favorable Review

In a word: Reliable

APC BE750G Back-UPS 750 VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) (Replaced by BE850M2)
APC BE750G Back-UPS 750 VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) (Replaced by BE850M2)

Pros: This UPS carried me through many blackouts since April 2009. The battery just now died. It was rated for 3-5 years and I got five on the button. When you don't notice a product until the battery dies after five years of continuous heavy use is just about all you could ask of any product.

Cons: None. Really none at all.

Overall Review: I can't remember if I reviewed this UPS when I got it in '09, but since I just bought my first replacement battery (APC RBC17, feel free to read that review) after five+ years, I felt compelled to advise anyone looking for a reliable, quality UPS at a great value to consider my case as typical, from all indications. Five years before you need to replace the battery! You can count on APC for trouble-free performance. Your computer will thank you for having all the uninterruptible clean power it will ever need. You will realize the first time your power goes out, yet your computer will stay on, giving you ample time to save your work and properly shut it down, that its saving your hide. It more than pays for itself. Best purchase I ever made to regulate my power supply and protect my PC from power loss. Buy it!

Most Critical Review

Two fried MOBOs in one week

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ

Pros: None - DOA - blew out 3 of the 4 DIMM slots on my ASUS M3N72-D.

Cons: Looking over these reviews, Josh S. and Jaxtrauma both had fried motherboards in the course of the third week of November, after installing this RAM. I guess its one way to make people upgrade their systems.

Overall Review: I can't speak for Josh S. but I had no luck when I emailed G.Skill directly, which they said feel free to do so. At least I have one DIMM slot still working. I feel your pain Josh! G.Skill offered no remedy or recourse. yet there is an obvious problem with this RAM. It blows up motherboards!!

12/26/2013

Update

Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Pros: Works like it should now, got to make sure BD Audio mix is turned 'off'. My bad.

Cons: None whatsoever

Overall Review: The build quality of a Sony product is impressive. This UHD Blu-ray has a metal cabinet with internal supports to dampen, or cancel vibration. The sound is out of this world when you read the manual and do setup right. Thank you Sony

12/31/2017

New and improved

APC BE850M2 850 VA 450 Watts 9 Outlets UPS Back Up Power Supply (Step-up Model of BE750G)
APC BE850M2 850 VA 450 Watts 9 Outlets UPS Back Up Power Supply (Step-up Model of BE750G)

Pros: -Bulletproof, clean uninterruptible power back up. -Enough capability to protect my new PC, router, 50" 4K Smart TV, and cable modem with more wattage to spare -APC added two USB charging ports -Utterly reliable

Cons: From APC? No way.

Overall Review: I still have one from seven years ago backing up my server, I just popped a new battery in after five years and its still rocking. I try to stay with what works for me.

Does what it says

ezDISK EZ360 [UPGRADE] external DVD burner USB3.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim DVD+/-RW with M-DISC support
ezDISK EZ360 [UPGRADE] external DVD burner USB3.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim DVD+/-RW with M-DISC support

Pros: Great external drive with small footprint

Cons: The attached USB cable is a bit short, the tray is a trifle flimsy, handle with care! Not enough to knock an egg off for.

Overall Review: Great product at a great price point

Nice keyboard, with a caveat.

RAZER DeathStalker Chroma Membrane Gaming Keyboard
RAZER DeathStalker Chroma Membrane Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Colorful, nice-looking and sleek. I like the chiclet keys, coming from the Lycosa, which required a harder key press, however I find myself getting repeat keystrokes with the lightest of touches.

Cons: Only the repeat keystrokes, which could be a result of a heavy-handed typing style. Now I have to proofread every single entry. Keypad included. Simple things like logins or zip codes can't be entered without watching the screen. I had to take an egg off because of this.

Overall Review: Did not realize I would have to change my typing style to accommodate one keyboard. Other than that, it is aa nice keyboard, but I think I'll be moving up to the Black Widow next time.