Date Joined: 12/03/04
Pros: Good Size - Physically & Storage. Great for snatching up data to transfer another location. Good transfer speeds. Haven't benched it because it is quicker than my old "USB 3.0 " Flash drive. Very Cheap Price!!!
Cons: None yet. Hope I don't wash it like I did my last one.
Overall Review: Should have bought two...
Pros: Low cost, large storage space for your NAS. Good performance with transfers & data backups. This is my 3rd drive and I planned to have a cold spare, just in case.
Cons: Just in case one failed. One did. A three month old drive died (bad blocks, failed smart) and I ordered my spare. It won't be cold, it is going right in, tested and synced. RMA with WDC is pretty good so I'll have a cold spare shortly.
Overall Review: I hope they last longer this time.
Pros: Clear with 4 holes for LED's if you want to light it up. Super easy to install, rubber mounts are good quality and don't break even when really stretching them. Cable is sleeved in mesh and has heat shrink on both ends. Fan runs smooth @ 500 ~ 2000 RPM and is silent.
Cons: Can't add anything here. Well Done Nexus!
Overall Review: Shipped with Newegg saver and it took ten days to arrive. I was beginning to think FedEx lost them. Finally they arrived and I could finish my build.
Pros: Large fan blades, black, PWM 500 ~ 2000 RPM Silent at low speed. Low cost.
Cons: No rubber mounts. Bought silicon mounts near by to fix that issue.
Overall Review: Average performance, Basic Fan with PWM and a good RPM range.
Pros: Low price, works great as a OS drive. Mirror raid my data to platter drives for security. Very quick boot. No issues installing, good performance so far. Came with all the hardware and a nice 3.5" sled, stickers and worked perfect out of the box.
Cons: Not vey big. 120Gig is half full with Win 7 only. Only time will tell how long it will last. SATA locking cables do not grab anything, so it might as well be a regular cable.
Overall Review: Maybe I should have purchased the 240Gig drive. You should it has gone down in price a lot.
Pros: Fast file transfers, very fast internal & fast over gigabit network. GUI is really nice compared to most I have worked with. Mainly just using basic backup storage and DLNA media server. Had one drive fail with bad blocks (yes it monitors that) and the hot swap was painless. Rebuilt automatically and was done with 1/2TB in a few hours. Scheduled external backup to 3.0 USB HD every week. I feel my data is fairly secure. Not waiting like I did with my old NAS.
Cons: Have not had time to try many other features, but that is not why I got this unit. Had to create Asustor account to get Apps and update ADM. I would rather not have another account to manage. Can't we just register by serial number and get update access? At least it remembers.. I don't.
Overall Review: The Asustor account is really not that bad, apps are cool and some are even useful. I just prefer not to have my NAS out on the web. It is my data and I don't want cloud storage or a security hole.
Pros: Came with heatsink & fan with paste applied ready to install. Posted on first power-on in my Supermicro C7Z87-OCE mainboard cold out of the box. Video does triple display very well for a work station (no high power games). Scores 6.7 in the display score areas with Windows Rating. 7.7 everywhere else. Does anybody get lower scores??
Cons: Bought CPU thermal paste and didn't need it. Wires on stock heatsink and fan combo need a cover and better routing to stay out of the fan. Price is high.
Overall Review: LGA 2011 is nice (have that too) for separate video configurations. LGA1150 is handy for a general work station with on-board triple display and the option of adding video card is always available if needed in the future. Don't go cheap, get the CPU that will perform. Waiting sucks.
Pros: Basic fan, silicon wire cover, no LEDs, no fancy blades. Spins at @ 500 to 2000 rpm like spec says. Rubber mounting grommets keep this fan very silent.
Cons: I could only get one. Newegg was out of stock. Had to find other brands with similar specs. Nexus D12SL-12PWM (clear plastic), Coolmaster Blade Master 120 (no rubber grommets).
Overall Review: I'll keep an eye out for these, everywhere.
Pros: Basic fan, silicon wire cover, no LEDs, no fancy blades. Spins at 500 @ 2000 rpm like spec says. Rubber mounting grommets keep this fan very silent.
Cons: I could only get one. Newegg is out of stock. Had to find other brands with similar specs. Nexus D12SL-12PWM (clear plastic), Coolmaster Blade Master 120 (no rubber grommets).
Pros: Front loading for 3 HD's 3.5/2.5 rubber mounted, two 5.25 drive bays, Power supply on top. Two optional 120mm fan at front with filters, wire management space behind mainboard and next to drive bay. No sharp case edges, complete with mounting hardware. Front 3.0 USB with audio. Nice glossy black finish.
Cons: Two speed 3pin 120mm fan in rear with micro switch in the back. Side mounted "special" SSD mount. Looks fine until you try to wire to it, couldn't daisy chain SATA power to it, power supply wires to short. Had to run another cable to power it and have multiple extra plugs doing nothing. CD/DVD bay slightly wider than standard, 2mm gap on both sides of DVD drive makes it look odd. reduced it with a few layers of black tape stuck to DVD drive.
Overall Review: Monster space for massively long video cards . Removing the two speed fan for PWM, Fixed DVD with black tape. Moved SSD drive to regular drive bay to reduce unnecessary wiring. Over all it has the right features in the front of the case and looks nice. Minor flaws.
Pros: All in one Cable Modem, Wireless & 4 Port Wired Router. Latest specs and setup was nice and easy. Nice GUI, found all the settings I needed to change without and problems. Fast setup, Rock solid. Great WiFi power all over large ranch style house.
Cons: A bit bigger than I thought it would be. White is not the best color to "hide" unit. Not mine. I installed this unit for a client who was replacing junk company ones yearly from the cable company. Oh he was paying rent for them too. Now that is done and so far it is working perfectly.
Overall Review: Overall I would not hesitate to by this unit again. Matter a fact, I am sure I will. Maybe I'll paint mine black.
Pros: Fit is better than cable that came with phone. Inserts with the proper amount of force into phone. My original was so tight I was afraid of breaking the internal connector in the phone. Cable has quality molded plugs and looks & works perfect.
Cons: Cable is stiff and returns to original coiled position. I left two ends out and kept it tied with twister effectively handling this non-plyable cable. It is shorter but that is okay with me. Let me say it is the same as the original that came with my phone in this respect. So I expected this issue.
Overall Review: Price is a major factor. Tis cable meets the demands for all activities and is a good buy. I leave it at work incase I want to transfer photos / files to PC or I need a charge.
Pros: Slim pack is just an envelope and Disk with a key.
Better for the environment? Lowers manufacturing cost and materials.
Cons: Key is has very small print. Have a magnifier handy when you have to launch windows.
Overall Review: Windows 7 Ultimate is better. But this is a work station and it does the job better than Windows 8
Pros: Price is low compared to store price. SEE CONS!!!!!
Cons: Expired Ink. Date code on mine was Apr. 2009
Spare ink for a printer I change the cartridges yearly.
Overall Review: These better work or Carma will be served.
How about selling items that are not expired.
Pros: Worked perfect, Item date sensitive, Not expired.
Better Price than Local store.
Cons: Expensive ink, old printer, hard to find in stores.
Overall Review: This printer just keeps doing a great job, ink last for a year and duplex's cleanly. Oh it is old but faster than most new printers that take forever to start. The new printers have some other agenda, make noise, make me mad because it's not printing when I sent it, complains the ink is to old.
Pros: Posted with Ivy bridges, 64GB RAM, GTX780ti, Kingston HyperX SSD, Two mirrored 500GB WD platter drives with my old OS (Win 7 Ultimate) + Data from my Asus X79 Deluxe disaster install of three bad boards is a row. (see my reviews - memory slot failer D1 & D2 all three boards. Bad Asus. I tossed the Asrock driver disk in and several restarts - later it's alive. Likes my KVM, cause it has PS2 ports for Keyboard & mouse. No stupid pause problem.
Cons: PCIe slot three is not useful for dual slot card. It would covers all the buttons and wires and won't fit in my ATX case. Not going to use it anyway. Has PCI slots?? Chassis fan headers not near chassis fan. My chassis fan is at rear of board. The Headers are all at front bottom of the case. So the wire is too short to plug in. Really?? Stuffed it into the Power Supply fan header and it works but I can't control speed in BIOS. Asus had them where they belong. But thier board did not stay working for me.
Overall Review: I really haven't tested this board yet. It has been up for an hour and I will check every aspect before I commit it to its real job. Any issues will be posted. So far I like it more than the Asus X79 Deluxe. It works, It has PS2 ports(2), looks nice, No crash on post or boot even over the old OS install from failed Asus board. Drivers installed like clockwork!!!!
Pros: Had everything I wanted on board, Wifi, Blutooth, Dual Lan, 8.1 Audio, PCI 3.0, Ivy bridge support at first boot, QVL of memory I could find in stock on Newegg. Very fast. I could go on but it is time to move to the negs.
Cons: This is my third try to get this board to run the advertised 64GB of known tested and QVL approved memory. Single stick test got beep of dead memory socket. Sadly I am returning for refund and I bought a different board (at Newegg). From my other reviews I can say don't use an old KVM it will cause issue's with the keyboard and mouse performance. I got major pausing of keyboard entries and mouse movement.
Overall Review: Had to call Asus. Confirmed problem with tech support and waited 30+ min for a conversation that made no headway. Not going to send it and wait - to test a repaired board form them. He offered Advanced replacement. I here you get four tries then they charge you anyway... No won't play that game. I got three bad board in a row. I challenge ASUS to send me a new fully working board and I'll send back $1000.00 CASH!!!!
Pros: Nice pile of features that really make this board great. Dual Lan makes this unit great on two ISP's + Bluetooth + wireless too. Really quick machine when loaded with 64GB, an SSD, & a GTX 780Ti. Also nice over clocking options, if you like that stuff. All my games look super great and play even better!!!!
Cons: This is my second board. The first gave me a hard time with 64GB of memory. Then lost 16GB permanently. The next one gave me a lot of trouble too. First post missing 16GB. Played with the memory and got it back for a few hours. Had to touch it again.... Ran okay for a few hours got win 7 on it and lost 16GB again. Reseated the memory and got all 64GB then ran Memtest86+ for a full pass. So far it has run a few days a week for two weeks. Sometimes my USB keyboard and mouse are not found. I have an old KVM in the loop, but no other PC's have issues. The mouse pauses randomly for a few seconds after I have the keyboard issue. Not sure what the culprit is but it sure is giving me a rough time.
Overall Review: This is not what I expected from Asus. The reviews show many issues with this board. This rig has work to do... not spend time on the debug bench. Can't say it is a bad board yet. Updating the Bios was super easy with flashdrive. I still give this board 4 eggs - no other on the market has these options. Now I command it to stop fussing around and WORK!!!!!
Pros: Quick mid level LGA 2011 CPU at a semi-reasonable price. This is a top choice for under $350
Cons: Price should be a little lower.
Air cooler should be included like the Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo.
Overall Review: Maybe I'll try an Extreme later this year.
Pros: Clean nice looking RAM. All sticks work perfect. 8 pieces for 64GB looks good in the X79-Deluxe. Stays nice and cool under load. Lifetime warranty. Dependable.
Cons: On sale it was still expensive compared to cheap no name budget RAM.
Overall Review: I have had Kingston and Corsair for years. Really like decades. So far the Corsair Pro series and XMS has been replaced a couple times under lifetime warranty. While the Kingston (quality ram not KVR) is still original.
Pros: Fits well with X79 mainboard with all the memory channels filled. Can remove Dimm's with cooler installed without much trouble. Fan comes off quick & easy if you need extra room. Extra fan brackets for push pull fan configuration. Cool & Quiet for mild over-clockers.
Cons: Only one fan came with it. Would have paid extra for dual fan options. Extra brackets made me want to use another fan.
Overall Review: Looked at tons of air cool products for my LGA2011 and this one fit the best and works well too.
You can spend a lot more, but is it worth it?
Pros: Play is generally good, back to the early days, like the original Driver. Story line seems okay, not that far into it yet. Fun to play.
Cons: VERY BAD CONTROLLER SUPPORT. Worked on mine for a day to get steeering wheel to work, pedals still are not right. I had to learn about controller support file and write my own to get wheel and buttons to work how I wanted them. All done in text file... In game changes don't work. If you have an usupported device (three aftermarket wheels are supported) be prepared for this challenge. PS2 & Xbox game pads supported. Why would I have that when I have a PC? Custom wheel or flight stick. If I wanted that I have a console system.
Overall Review: So I am playing with just a keyboard and it is growing on me. Brings me back to DOS days. It is getting quite fun. Graphics are just average for todays PC abilities.