Joined on 07/11/10
!Perfect!: Re-Packaged Hitachi HD
Pros: Frist off dont let the off name brand fool you. this is a Hitachi HD and if anymore knows anything about cpu's Hitachi makes deskstar HD's and IMO those are a top shelf product I would stay for sure in my top 5 HD's Pro's well lets see.. The price per gig was outstanding $90 bucks with the 25$ mail in rebate so.... 65 bucks for a 1tb 7200rpm very good 16MB cache HD along with a eSATA bracket Um yea... those are all pro's o yea. been perfect stable.
Cons: Newegg needs to find someone that can package things right, cuzz i thought for sure this thing was going to be DOA when i opened it up. it came shipped in the stock OEM box, but that box was just stuck inside a small brown box for UPS shipping with no other padded, so it aloud the internal box to just flop back and forth about 4 inch's, so that's why I'm giving it 4 eggs it has nothing to do with the product itself, luckily it survived
Overall Review: While my motherboard Asus M4A79TD EVO came equipped with a eSATA port on it, for some odd reason i could not get the HD read it So at that point i thought for sure this thing was DOA, but after i tried the much slower USB i found that it was ALIVE! so for shts and grins i decided to try the eSATA bracket that came with it. and wham! after i installed the bracket and ran it thought that eSATA, it worked great! and much much! fast then the slow USB.
Pros: Keeps my AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Nice and cool a slight overclock of 3.4Ghz and these are the temps im getting. Idle 29C... Load 100% with AMD overdrive stability test for 1 hour.. Maxed at 49C, and running stable.
Cons: I would like to see the fan push more air thru the fins, but that said, its still keeping my cpu cool under 50C with a 400Mhz overclock. so.... you cant beat that with a cooler that's under 40 bucks...
Overall Review: I don't see how anyone could have trouble installing this cooler, If you can twist a screw driver with 2 screws then u can install this thing, yes its that easy... If you think installing this thing is hard. may be you should not even be into custom pc building, or drive a car for that matter.