Date Joined: 01/17/15
Pros: I have to say right off the start that this is one of the finest KVM switches that I have used. For those of you needing to work on multiple pc's using one keboard, mouse, monitor, printer, sound system, etc; TESmart has a KVM solution to handle your needs. I think they provide devices for 2, 4, 8, 16 ports. I ordered the TESmart KVM Switch 2 Port, UltraHD HDMI 2.0 2 In 1 Out KVM Switcher 4K@60Hz YUV444 18Gbps, Audio Out, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby/DTS, HDCP2.2, 2 Computer to 1 Monitor/TV (2 In 1 Out) product.
The device was very easy to install, package contained KVM switch, HDMI/USB cables, power supply, remote control and user manual. This device has an available USB port that I connected a 4 port USB hub to and was able to switch my camera, printer and 2 scanners to share with each computer. I really liked this feature, very helpful. The cables were long enough to connect all my equipment, (about 5 ft).
The product seems to be well built and sturdy and has a pleasing appearance. I have been well satisfied with using this product. It does its job and very effectively. I have used other very good KVM devices, but feel this has been the best so far.
I can't say anything for the warranty, RMA's, or tech support as I have not had to use these yet and hope I do not have to. At this time I am very satisfied with the seller and their product. If anything changes I will update this review.
Cons: No cons at this time.
Overall Review: It is all said in the PRO's review, the only thing I can add, (and it is not a con), is that it might have been more helpful to some to have had besides the selector button on the front panel, a pendant selector switch about 18 inches or so. This would have better aided the device placement.
Pros: Doing a processor upgrade to be able to install windows 11. I am reusing my AMD Wraith Max cpu cooler on the new processor an AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. This cooler does a very efficient job of keeping the cpu temps very low. I have used the Artic Silver paste before and it does a very good job. To detach the cooler from the cpu, I let the system warm up for several minutes, then unplug everything (power), unlatch the cooler from the motherboard and very gently twist the cooler heat sink back and forth to loosen the bond to the cpu, then lift off. Clean off thermal paste from cooler heat sink, I use a plastic card to clean majority off then use alcohol pads to clean off all residue to help insure a good new bond.
I know there are several methods of applying thermal compound to cpu's and coolers as shown on many websites. I have my own method I learned many years ago when heat transfer from cpu to heat sink was very important (I think it is still very important now). I use a very thin piece of plastic and cut a square hole in it just smaller than the cpu. I align this template on the cpu and squirt a small amount along one side of the template hole. I then use a harder plastic card (like credit card) to evenly drag the compound the length of the hole this leaves a very thin evenly spread coating on the cpu. I let it set a couple of minutes then remount the cpu cooler. I reapply power and turn the system on and let it run for a good while. This is my way of using the Artic Silver thermal compound and I find it to be a very reliable product.
Cons: I have found no cons to this product.
Overall Review: In passing thoughts it would be great it they made a package that contained the compound, small amount of cleaner, application template and plastic card spreader. But as I said there are no cons for the use or reliability of this product.
Pros: I was already using a WD Black 250GB NVME PCIe M.2 drive in a X370 Asrock Fatal1ty Gaming X motherboard build with AMD Ryzen 5 1400 and 16GB (2x8) G.Skill Fortis 2400 ram. It has run so well I went with this WD Black SN750 500GB drive in my X470 build. I received it from Newegg very quickly and well packaged. It installed quick and easy. It was setup quick and easy and is running very well at good temps. (see my overall review). I can recommend these to family, friends and others.
(A note) I recall seeing in reviews the WD Black SN750 failed to register at Western Digital with a response that it was OEM. The packaged drive I received from Newegg registered quickly at Western Digital when inputting the SN and other info. Thought you might like to know.
Cons: None at this time.
Overall Review: Received this ordered drive from Newegg, well packaged and sealed in its product box in a very timely manner and no damage. Disconnected all drives from my MSI X470 Gaming Plus Motherboard with the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G cpu and 16GB (2x8) G.Skill Flare X 3200 14cl ram. Installed the WD SN750 after moving motherboard M.2_1 socket mounting standoff from last hole to the 2280 position. M.2 hold down screws came with the MSI motherboard. I had already created a Windows 10 ver 1903 USB stick with the media creation tool. I wanted a new OS install on this drive. A boot into UEFI BIOS showed the drive as detected. I shut the PC down and inserted the created Windows 10 USB stick, turned PC on and hit F11 for boot menu, selected the USB Windows 10 install drive. The install booted and had the WD SN750 selected for install, I just clicked next since I was giving Windows the whole drive. Windows set the drive GPT and setup its needed partitions. The install went fast and smooth, (internet was connected at all times). ONE thing I noticed on this new install, there was no choice to use local administrator account, I had to set up a Microsoft Account because the screen would not progress forward until email address was entered. So I let it create a new account at outlook.com. It said Windows was not activated. I rebooted and clicked on the Windows update and let it process. Checked activation again and it was activated with a digital license. Installed motherboard chipset drivers and network adaptor drivers. Rebooted and ran chkdsk, ran sfc /scannow, it reported some corrupt files it could not repair. Ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth, after it completed ran SFC /Scannow, it found the corrupted files and repaired them. All is good. Crystal Diskmark reports WD SN750 reads 3450 writes 2550, drive temp 37 deg. In user accounts selected to create local administrator account, went through process and now on local accounts, added standard user account for everyday use. All is running well.
Pros: This PCIe device card installed very easy on my 785GM-P45 mother board, did not take up much room at all. I installed the USB 3.0 2 port front panel (made for 3.5 inch bay) in an open 5.5 inch front panel bay. I did have to scratch in my parts assortment box for a couple of mounting brackets to do this. Once installed, plugged in and booted up the PC. Windows 10 loaded, detected the device and installed proper latest driver. I did not have to use the included driver disk. Transferred a few gigabytes of photos from external USB 3.0 Sata drive to Sata II storage drive on pc. average speeds indicated were 65-75 MB/s. Before this install average was about 25 MB/s. I am well pleased with this purchase at this time, it accomplished what I wanted (increase in transfer rates).
Cons: A lot of desk top PCs do not have 3.5 inch bays available for use from front panel. To include brackets to mount in 5.5 inch bay would be a plus, even at a little extra charge. At least offer the option to purchase them separately.
Overall Review: I definitely would recommend this item. If I have need of another I will purchase again. Shipping was as expected. Product is good.
7-31-19 edit update - As stated in the original review, I had this device on my MSI 785GM-P45 motherboard with PCIe controller card installed to give it USB 3.0 capability. After Purchasing an Asrock Fatil1ty Gaming X X370 ATX AM4 motherboard from Newegg and swapping boards in my system, I unplugged the USB 3.0 2 port front panel cable from the PCIe card and plugged it into new motherboard USB 3.0 internal header. This device still functions great with new board.
Pros: Easy to install and setup, runs cool, fast and reliable. Helped make me a quick responsive system. I would buy again and recommend to family, friends and others. Very good price, bought from Newegg a very good supplier.
7-31-19 edit - This ssd was originally installed on my MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 motherboard as BIOS MBR Windows 10 ver 1903 C: drive. I moved it to my new MSI X470 Gaming Plus AM4 motherboard and it was detected and ran very well. I used Windows 10 convert MBR2GPT to convert the SSD to UEFI GPT Windows 10 C: drive. ChkDsk scans and SFC scans are good and seems to run even better in new system setup as described in overall review.
Overall Review: I purchased this 240gb ssd to be the windows 10 Home (1903) uefi gpt boot drive, windows has the whole drive. The reads and writes are as advertised. It is installed in a MSI X470 Gaming Plus motherboard with AMD Ryzen 5 2400G processor and 16 gb 2x8 G.Skill FlareX 3200 ddr4 ram running at 3200. It is fast, runs cool and has been reliable so far. A check with various utilities shows it to be working with good temps, and its life still showing at 100%. I have reasonably fast start ups and shut downs, file transfers etc;. Been very satisfied with this drive so far.
Pros: The G.Skill Flare X (2x8GB) F4-3200C14D-16GFX ddr4 ram was easy to install and setup to get the rated 3200 speed. A few days later started having error code pop ups and reboots. I ran windows 10 memory diagonistics. 1st pass ok, 2nd pass at 75% detected problem. I swapped the ram sticks and booted into default 2400. Ran chkdsk on c:, ran sfc scannow which found corrupted files and could not repair some. Did repair of wim file, ran dism to restore health. Ran sfc /scannow again, this time it found and repaired/ replaced corrupted files. shut down set ram to 2933 speed booted and ran memory diagnostics, all is ok. Rebooted to bios and set memory to xmp file 2, rebooted and ram is running at 3200 speed. Ran memory diagonistics test and all is running fine. I added all this information because I know a lot of people run into simular problems with memory speed and it is not always the fault of the ram. In my case the memory diagnostics said it detected ram errors in 2nd pass, but after performing all the operations as I did above, the memory diagnostics shows the ram to be in perfect condition running at 3200 speed cl14. So before going to the trouble and delays of returning ram as bad, be sure to check out things as well as you can. The G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) F4-3200C14D-16GFX DDR4 3200 RAM is fantastic ram. I hope this little review can help some of you.
Cons: I have no cons to report for this product.
Overall Review: I did a lot of research before purchasing the ram for my X470 system build because I had seen a lot of posting complaints about ram stability and speed on Ryzen cpus and am4 motherboards. My build, MSI X470 Gaming Plus ATX mb, AMD Ryzen R5 2400G apu, AMD Wraith Max Cooler, Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5" 240GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal ssd (entire drive for windows 10 1903). 1 tb WD Blue work hdd, 3 tb WD Red storage hdd, StarTech 4 port USB 3.0 front panel hub, LG BlueRay DVD r/w optical drive all installed in Thermaltake Versa H22 midtower case and powered with Ultra LSP 550 watt ps with AOC 23 inch display monitor.
Ram installed easy into mb A2-B2 dimm sockets with minimal pressure and locked in. with only ram and cpu installed, booted into bios, ram at default 2400 speed, set axmp on to xmp file 2 and restarted into bios, ram speed now 3200. Shut system down installed Team 240 ssd that already had windows 10 installed mbr bios. Booted into bios saw ssd connected, saved and booted into windows, installed new mb drivers, system and chipset, and ethernet drivers. Rebooted and used convert mbr2gpt to convert windows 10 ssd from bios mbr to uefi gpt. Rebooted into windows and system now is uefi. Shut down and connected all other devices and hdds. Rebooted went into windows update and updated. System running stable and speedy.
Pros: I installed this processor on a MSI X470 Gaming Plus motherboard with 16 gb of G.Skill FlareX 3200 cl 14 ddr4 ram. Windows 10 Home ver 1903 on Team Group L5 3d 240gb ssd. and connected to a AOC 23 inch display monitor. The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G apu handles my graphics and data processing fantastically. I have a responsive speedy system for browsing, photo and video work, and family history research work. Very little gaming. I am very satisfied with the speeds and reliability this system runs at. I used the AMD Wraith MAX rgb cooler for my setup.
Cons: I have no cons for the Ryzen 5 2400G on this desktop setup and I have no cons for the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 cpu on my Asrock Fatal1ty X370 gaming X desktop setup either.
Overall Review: The AMD RYZEN 5 2400G Quad-Core 3.6 GHz APU installed on the setup I described above, has run very well for me and my uses of it. I am a satisfied AMD user and have not had any of my AMD products fail me over the past many years, I have also used several Intel products over the years that were good. It all depends on what you feel you need, all are good. I might add that Newegg is a very good supplier of all these products. I have always had good delivery and good products from them and have not had to RMA anything.
Pros: This product was a replacement for my older MSI 890GXM-G65 motherboard which was still functioning great, I just needed to upgrade my system. It mounted easy into the Thermaltake H22 mid tower case as a full ATX motherboard. Back IO panel easy to replace. All front panel connections hooked up easy. 2 front 1 rear 4pin case fans had good location on board for connection. G.Skill FlareX 3200 DDR4 ram installed into proper sockets easy. AMD Ryzen 5 2400G apu installed easy. AMD Wraith MAX rgb cpu cooler installed easy enough (need patience to properly align). LSP Ultra 550 watt PS (bottom mounted) hooked up nicely to motherboard power connection points. Motherboard booted showing UEFI BIOS ver A70, did not have to update. 16 gig of ram showed as 2933, enabled AXMP file 2, ram shows 3200 cl 14, detected all connected devices, runs windows 10 Home ver (1903) on Team 5 Lite 240gb ssd uefi gpt. Boots fast, runs smooth. The UEFI BIOS is informative and easy to use.
Cons: There are really no cons for this motherboard. My experience with it has been great. The only problem people might have, (and it is not the fault of the motherboard) is if they are installing a cooler on the cpu that is the hook and latch down type (like AMD Wraith MAX) insted of the 4 screw installation type (like Wraith Stealth). Just be sure cooler is properly aligned and seated and lock down latch is fully open. Then you can slip the retention hooks on with just a little pressure of your finger and close the hold down latch into lock position. I have read where many people get frustrated when trying to do this. Just don't be in a hurry, use caution and patience and you will get the job done.
Overall Review: I am a 75 year old retired engineering tech. I have used many MSI products over the years, motherboards, graphic cards, fans etc; and have never had to return a product. MSI products are pretty reliable. I have never had a problem where I had to contact technical or sales support. I contacted MSI customer service 1 time to inquire if an older MSI graphics card I had would work on this new MSI X470 motherboard. They promptly replied to me and the combination did work very well. With all the reliability of MSI, yes, I am an MSI fan. Their user forum is a very helpful place to browse also. I would also like to say that I have bought many, many items from Newegg and have always got my items in a timely manner and undamaged, they package their items pretty well. As for their RMA service, I cannot say, because I have never had to use it.