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Michael C.

Michael C.

Joined on 12/08/03

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Installed as Boot Drive with OS

Plextor M5M 128GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-128M5M
Plextor M5M 128GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-128M5M

Pros: Speed, low voltage compared to some others, which translates into less heat and better battery performance, Doesn't use the Sandforce controller

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Installed on an Acer M5-481 series touchscreen with Win8. Worked first time w/o issues. 1. Create a backup USB drive with Acer utility. 2. Search web for the service manual, it is out there. 3. Remove all screws from bottom of case. Use something plastic to pry the top from the bottom (you will have to open the screen to get around the hinges). 4. Have someone hold the top cover so you don't have to remove the three cables. Replace the msata with new one and remove the HHD cable from socket and place next to socket so you can reclose the laptop (it won't bott without the screws in place). 5. Boot from recovery USB and install windows. 6. Reopen laptop and reconnect the HDD cable. 7. Reboot, using F12 to boot from Msata. Once there, chill for a minute (HDD was not visible for me). 8. Reboot and enter bios (F2), setting msata as 1st boot device. 9. Done! 10. Optional - get to control panel (disk management) and format the old HHD partition after you have copied everything you need from it.

Outstanding - Love it!!

Men's Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph A-T Atomic Watch AT8110-53E
Men's Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph A-T Atomic Watch AT8110-53E

Pros: - Sexy, yet conservative. Says, "I have a cool watch", without being too loud. - Eco-drive - I never have to worry about batteries or winding. - Atomic time setting - all of my previous automatic (self-winding) watches would have to be adjusted weekly or bi-weekly. - Chronogragh - I need a stopwatch to time things at work. Crazy accurate. - Sapphire crystal - hard to scratch. - Concealed clasp. - Narrow bezel - makes face dial larger than a standard 43mm watch. - Came with accurate time already set, with power in reserve. Only had to change the time zone.

Cons: - None really.

Overall Review: I have never spent more than $150 for a watch before. I fell in love with this watch and the reviews (minus the negative - which I think was user error once I set mine up) immediately. Setup is no issue if you watch the video on Citizen's website. I didn't even have to open up the manual. It looks great on my wrist (average size) without looking too huge. Have had many compliments, everyone just loves it. Once I tell them about it, they are in amazement. I travel a lot, so the ability to set the time zone quickly is a plus. I have a hands-on job, and am not afraid of it standing up to the abuse. Love it and would buy another if ever needed.

Good for Data not Good for VOIP

TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter(TL-PA4010 KIT)- Plug&Play, Power Saving, Nano Powerline Adapter, Expand Home Network with Stable Connections
TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter(TL-PA4010 KIT)- Plug&Play, Power Saving, Nano Powerline Adapter, Expand Home Network with Stable Connections

Pros: Size, price, ease of set-up

Cons: Not good enough for VOIP connection

Overall Review: bought these to hide a cat6 cable providing data to a VOPI phone and computer. The connection goes through the phone first, then feeds to the computer, so I know the computer's thirst for data isn't the problem. Seemed to work fine at first, then after about 10 days, both I and the person on the other end of the phone noticed choppy voices. Rebooted several times, it didn't help. I had to go back to a hard connection on the phone. Computer data seemed to work excellent. Not sure why all seemed fine at first, then it developed problems.

Good price. works without issues

Ink4work CA-250/251XL*5 5 Pack Ink Cartridge combo replaces Canon PGI-250XL, CLI- 251XL for Canon InkJet Printers; Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta & Yellow
Ink4work CA-250/251XL*5 5 Pack Ink Cartridge combo replaces Canon PGI-250XL, CLI- 251XL for Canon InkJet Printers; Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta & Yellow

Pros: Price, Price, Price

Cons: None Yet

Overall Review: For everyday printing, these seem to really cut costs. I have not tried to print photos yet, but suspect the quality will be fine.

Fast, nice SSD

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 3-Bit MLC NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 3-Bit MLC NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price, size, name brand reliability

Cons: None

Overall Review: Used for a new build with an I7-4790K and Asus Z97-a MB. Installed, posted bios, put in win 8.1 pro disk, and it was up and running in about 12 minutes. I didn't pre-format it or update the firmware. No issues. No WEI in win 8.1, but the work around said 8.4 for it's WEI score.

Very Nice Monitor

Acer K242HL Bbid Black 24" 6ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (3000:1), Tilt Adjustable
Acer K242HL Bbid Black 24" 6ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (3000:1), Tilt Adjustable

Pros: Size, Price, Viewing Angle

Cons: None

Overall Review: Nice monitor. Large, bright, and easy to view from most angles. No issues, would recommend.