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George N.

George N.

Joined on 05/05/03

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Most Favorable Review

Nice Board

Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Foxconn C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: This board is fast, stable and feature rich. I found it easy to install and set up.

Cons: None so far although I have not been able to overclock very far. Could be I need better cooling.

Overall Review: I have noticed others complain that their Nvidia 7600 series cards won't work. I installed an Xfx 7600GT and am not having any issues at all so it is not entirely a compatibility issue with the GPU.

Most Critical Review

Probably Good Card But not for Me

ASUS Xonar D2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Ultra Fidelity Sound Card with Complete Dolby/DTS Sound Technologies
ASUS Xonar D2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Ultra Fidelity Sound Card with Complete Dolby/DTS Sound Technologies

Pros: This card seems to have a lot of potential but I was disappointed with the performance in Vista X64. It looks Great and sounds good with music.

Cons: I was unable to get DD and DTS to pass through to my Receiver via SPDIF output while playing DVDs. Sorry to say I am returning it and will probably buy another X-Fi now that the drivers and apps work well in Vista.

Overall Review: Never tried the extra software but looks like it would be a nice bonus.

Decent product for the money

SANS DIGITAL MobileSTOR MS2UTN+B Big (Spanning), Safe (RAID1), Fast (RAID 0), JBOD, SAFE33, & SAFE50, GUI mode allow customized RAID volume setting. 2 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays USB 2.0 (480Mbps) & eSATA (3.0 Gbps) 2 Bay SATA to eSATA/
SANS DIGITAL MobileSTOR MS2UTN+B Big (Spanning), Safe (RAID1), Fast (RAID 0), JBOD, SAFE33, & SAFE50, GUI mode allow customized RAID volume setting. 2 x Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bays USB 2.0 (480Mbps) & eSATA (3.0 Gbps) 2 Bay SATA to eSATA/

Pros: Price, Simplicity and support

Cons: Lackluster instructions and poor design of mode dial.

Overall Review: As others have mentioned, the arrow on the rotary dial is nearly impossible to identify but is actually there. It would have also helped to know that a Safe mode volume requires a lengthy rebuild and verify before you can create your partition and format the drive. If you try to get ahead of the rebuild you will only cause problems for yourself. bottom line, it works as designed but could use some better instructions and labeling.

11/18/2010

Easy Setup

Synology DS1010+ Diskless System Disk Station 5-bay All-in-1 NAS Server for Business
Synology DS1010+ Diskless System Disk Station 5-bay All-in-1 NAS Server for Business

Pros: Setup was easy and Synology has great site for support and software/firmware updates. Active Directory Integration. Very flexible media and file sharing features.

Cons: None come to mind.

Overall Review: This is probably overkill for the average consumer but a great product for small business. We used it for our 25 users to place their email archives and personal files to relieve space on our Small business server.

11/15/2010

Great Drive but be careful

Crucial RealSSD C300 1.8" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1
Crucial RealSSD C300 1.8" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1

Pros: very fast drive and good price for the capacity.

Cons: As noted previously, this drive requires a micro sata to sata adapter. It really needs a SATA 6GB controller running it to realize it's potential (which I do). Otherwise it does not perform any better than drives that are less expensive.

Overall Review: Make sure you realize this requires a Micro SATA connector and it is a 1.8" form factor before you buy it. I had no problem making corrections while installing in a desktop. If you are planning to use this in a notebook or netbook you may run into problems installing it unless the notebook specifically supports the 1.8" form factor and Micro SATA connection.

Great Little Receiver

ONKYO TX-SR607 7.2-Channel Black Home Theater Receiver
ONKYO TX-SR607 7.2-Channel Black Home Theater Receiver

Pros: High Quality Sound, Plenty of HDMI inputs, Nice Looking, Easy to Set Up.

Cons: No SVHS video inputs. (I could have used one for an old laserdisc player. Remember those?) Runs warm but that is on par with Onkyo receivers.

Overall Review: This is a very nice receiver for the price and Newegg has the best deal around. I bought this as a temporary replacement for a Yamaha RX-V1800 that decided not to output HDMI signals anymore. If I get the Yammy fixed I will rotate the 607 to bedroom duty.

10/14/2009