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Dongzheng Z.

Dongzheng Z.

Joined on 11/24/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great drive

Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Have two of them, both from Newegg. This drive is very quiet and the price (when with MIR) is unbelievable for such a huge capacity. I am pretty sure that this drive generates less noise than WD Green, which is famous for its quietness. I have had Seagate drives, WD Blue, WD Green, Hatachi 7K2000 drives etc., this makes least noise, you'll never hear it working if you keep your case close.

Cons: Not very fast. 5K3000 serious, in terms of 4K IOPS tested with HD Tune, is about 60%-70% performance of my 7K2000 2TB drive. But who cares? the purpose of this drive is quietness, power efficiency, and capacity. It is doing its job perfectly.

Overall Review: The proper subsidiary storage drive for SSD, or other fast drives like 7K3000, WD Caviar Black etc.

Most Critical Review

Overall pretty good, but Bad MIR

ECS 945GCD-M(1.0) Intel Atom 330 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Motherboard / CPU Combo
ECS 945GCD-M(1.0) Intel Atom 330 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Motherboard / CPU Combo

Pros: Till now it is working very stable, I am happy caz this board w/ CPU only have a heatsink on it, without a fan, it is very quiet. Also the board is small enough to fit in those beautiful mini size computer cases.

Cons: Not much on hardware, but the MIR is pretty bad. I purchased this with ECS Geforce 8400GS video card supposed to get $18 on MB and $10 on VC, but after sent all required documents, it is about 10 weeks now, I got no email confirmation, don't know where to check status, and I visited ECS official site, there is no customer service information for MIRs. Who should I contact?

Overall Review: Deal is okay w/o MIR, but with MIR this combo is among best in similar product, if you get the MIR.

Not a bit satisfied

Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay
Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: Said to accept a great variaty of cards

Cons: Never worked constantly. Or simply, almost never worked. It only works occasionally, at a frequency of about 3 or 4 weeks out of a year period. which means during the 2 years ownership it showed up for about 2 month, and I only had a chance to use it once.

Overall Review: Almost whenever I need it, it doesn't show up in windows. I hope rosewill could design some kind of driver software to make this thing work more steadily

large capacity, cheap, but slow

Patriot Xporter Dash 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PSF32GDUSB
Patriot Xporter Dash 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PSF32GDUSB

Pros: Very good price for the capacity.

Cons: First, it is slow. Tested it on my EVGA X58 and SONY Z39 laptop USB ports with HD Tune, results yield a reading speed below 15MB/s, write is between 3~4MB/s.......miserable..... In addition, It is a little fragile. It feels like I can twist it without much force, and at the same time it makes slight plastic rubbing noise. Also I suspect the little handle, which pushes the USB connection out, could break some day in future.

Overall Review: For the price, (didn't get the MIR yet, but it is $25 after rebate.) it is a good product. Reading speed about 14MB/s is acceptable, write is just too slow. For Patriot brand, I expected more than this.

Amazing

CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1333C8
CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1333C8

Pros: Had these sticks for about 3 hours, they are amazing. Worked on my EVGA X58 first run without any problem. Then I tried frequency 1333 at 8-8-8-24 at 1.6v (which is slightly lower than suggested 1.65v), as expected no problem. After several tries, I overclocked it to 1857MHz, with auto latency set by BIOS to 11-12-12-31, and runs stable. Windows 7 rated my memory performance 7.9, that's my first full score ever seen on win 7. I was pretty shocked. Everest benchmark was very high too.

Cons: nothing yet

Overall Review: Great memory, as the title mentioned, ultra stable, they are ultra stable, but i think corsair forgot to put "ultra speed" along with it.

12/26/2010

Good for the price, but loud

GIGABYTE GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card GV-N240D5-512I
GIGABYTE GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card GV-N240D5-512I

Pros: Cames in a day after purchase, newegg shipping is always super fast. Card works fine, I borrowed an ATI 5850 1G, when play burn zombie burn game it pops out an error, with this card it become playable.

Cons: it is loud. when full speed, the fan noise is okay. but when idle, the noise level didn't seem to turn down at all. I wonder if there is a fan speed control?

Overall Review: don't like the noise. but still Gigabyte is trustworthy.