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John H.

John H.

Joined on 01/23/04

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Most Favorable Review

VERY impressive!

NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner

Pros: THE FASTEST reader AND ripper. Not very noisy. Good, quality construction.

Cons: Slow when initializing a disc. Does not overspeed media.

Overall Review: I am amazed at this drive. It outreads and outrips EVERY drive out there, period. This is the first drive I have seen rip to the full read-speed of the drive (16X). I picked up two of these to replace my DVD-ROM drives and to facilitate high quantity burns. The reviews for this drive state the presence of a rip-lock at 7X, but I don't see it. I get single layer rips at 14-16X and DL rips at 11-13X. Wicked. This is my rig: Chenming server tower AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4GHz 1MBL2 Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR 1GB Corsair PC3200 (2) 36.7GB WD Raptors, RAID-0 (OS, progs) (2) 74GB WD Raptors, RAID-0 (data storage, media tasking) (2) NEC ND-3550A (2) Pioneer DVR-109 If you're in the market for a DVD reader OR burner, look no further than an NEC burner and be sure and have Newegg get it to you! I'm diggin' it.

12/15/2005

GOOD drive

Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKB 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Blue WD5000AAKB 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cool running, silent and spacious. VERY fast for an IDE drive.

Cons: Zero.

Overall Review: Replaced a WD SATA 250GB that was running low on space. This drive outperforms the old 250 hands down. Same price as local retail IDE drives with just 8MB cache. WD and Newegg ROCK.

The BEST DVD burner... PERIOD!

NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner
NEC Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner

Pros: Quiet, smooth, consistent, reliable.

Cons: Does not overspeed media; minor gripe.

Overall Review: This is THE BEST DVD burner there is... PERIOD! I have owned several Pion**r drives and have always had good luck with them, until my pair of 109s started flaking out. Since I had two of the 3550s already, I went with two more! These drives are worth TWICE the going price. They are without peer. Newegg, thanks for the speedy shipping; you guys are the best.

Decent value-based RAM

CORSAIR 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT400
CORSAIR 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS1GBKIT400

Pros: Price, brand reputation.

Cons: Incompatibility in dual-channel configuration on some nForce-2 Ultra (Socket 462) boards.

Overall Review: Good, cheap RAM. Low latency for the price. Decent overclockability. If you're shopping for RAM, go Corsair or OCZ and ALWAYS go Newegg!

12/13/2005

Quality, durable and practical

CHENMING CMUI-601AE-U Beige 1.0mm SECC Entry Level Server Computer Case
CHENMING CMUI-601AE-U Beige 1.0mm SECC Entry Level Server Computer Case

Comments: This is the best case I've ever seen. More options than most people could dream of using, and a quality and ruggedness that is without peer.

The RIPPER

ASUS Beige 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616P2
ASUS Beige 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616P2

Comments: This is the KING of DVD rippers HANDS DOWN. With a UDMA rating of 5 (100 MB/s!!!), this is the ticket!