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Stephen S.

Stephen S.

Joined on 02/16/08

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Most Favorable Review

Whoa! Wicked fast!!

Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Killer fast! Booting Windows 7 takes 5 seconds (not including the time BIOS spends checking hardware). Shutdown takes 2-3 seconds. Amazing! This thing makes the Roadrunner look like he's standing still. The case completely encases the electronics, so you don't have to worry about where to handle it, which is always a good thing.

Cons: Device is a LOT smaller than I expected. And it's oddly silent, that actually takes getting used to. Not hearing a hard drive thrash about makes me think that the hard drive is broke. It's not, it's just gonna take some time to get used to how silent it is.

Overall Review: Windows 7 boot drive with the page file still on it. I have Open Office, Firefox, and Rising (my anti virus) loaded on this drive along with DDO and still have about 20Gb free space. I tweaked Win7 like crazy and got even better performance out of this thing. DDO loads in seconds! I wish I had the $$ to buy a bigger one (or more and put them in RAID!). This thing is light years faster than my old RAID 0 setup with 2 Sata II 7200RPM drives.

Most Critical Review

Not bad

BELKIN PURE AV F8V204-06 6 feet Mini-Stereo Extension Cable Male to Female
BELKIN PURE AV F8V204-06 6 feet Mini-Stereo Extension Cable Male to Female

Pros: Nice extension cable allows you to walk around the room while chatting via voice chat (like yahoo).

Cons: If you move the wrong way, the person on the other end hears horribly loud static, but you never notice a difference. maybe it was just a bad cable, I dunno.

Overall Review: Not bad, but the horribly loud static from time to time has me wondering if I got a bad cable, or if they're all that way. It's not my mic, I've already checked that out, and it fits like it's supposed to so... yeah.

Outstanding performance!

Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 2923B002 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner
Canon CanoScan LiDE 100 2923B002 2400 x 4800dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface Flatbed Scanner

Pros: I purchased this for my dad who wanted to scan a bunch of his old photos onto his computer. The fact that this thing is powered off of the USB port limits the cables adding to the rat's nest, and is impressive.

Cons: none

Overall Review: The software is pretty good, stable, and easy to understand. The one touch buttons on the front of the unit also work quite well. Want to print a copy of something? Put it in the scanner and press COPY. When it's done scanning, it sends it to the printer, and does NOT save a copy on the hard drive. If you want to save a copy on the HD, you gotta SCAN it. Pretty handy little feature if you ask me.

Cable-rific!

Rosewill RCW-100 - 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable, Black
Rosewill RCW-100 - 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable, Black

Pros: I've purchased many of these over the years, and I love them. Great price, excellent quality, and they last!

Cons: None that I can find.

Overall Review: My daughter found a few of these, put them together and made a jump rope for her friends. By the time I found out, they had been playing jump rope with my usb cables for about 20 minutes. Sure, there was some scratches on the casing, but the cables were not affected in any way as a result of that abuse!

Handy little thing

BYTECC SATA-SP118 1.5 ft. Sata and Sata Power 7+15pin Cable, for Sata HDD, Sata OD
BYTECC SATA-SP118 1.5 ft. Sata and Sata Power 7+15pin Cable, for Sata HDD, Sata OD

Pros: As previously stated, hooking the data and power cables in together (in one unit like this) is much easier than either separately. If you have no available sata power connectors, this IS what you need. Period.

Cons: Does not being able to find a con count as a con?

Overall Review: Sata cable on mine is about 6" long, it was just barely long enough for the fit on my huge and tall case, but it works. What more can you ask out of something like this?

KILLER!!

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1333ELK
Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PVS34G1333ELK

Pros: I love this stuff! It's lightening fast and it works great!

Cons: Does NOT get hot enough to fry bacon on. That's a real bummer. Having marks in my bacon strips that match this things insane heat spreader would've made my mornings that much sweeter.

Overall Review: Don't forget to go into BIOS and make sure it will map above 4Gb of memory! Otherwise you'll end up not able to use all of this wonderful bacon free goodness.