Date Joined: 04/20/07
Pros: I love this thing. It mounts on the back of a tv, and I use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo and it runs lubuntu just fine. I was afraid it might be underpowered and that perhaps 2 gigs of ram might not be enough, but it works fairly well. I added Kingston 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC SMS200S3/120G to each of the three I bought. Worked great. Installed the os on the 32 gb included and used the new 120gb for storage. Had the wireless keyboards already, so around $150 total invested in each. Not bad for a pretty nice little computer that you can mount on your tv or on the back of your monitor.
Cons: The ONLY thing I find at fault with this model, is that the wireless network will just DIE when you use the hdmi cable connected to the TV. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes for it to die, but die it does. I would say maybe I just had a bad wireless chip, but I bought 3 of these, and it happens on all 3. The power/block cord seems a bit flimsy, but it works. For the wireless being buggy and failing to work after 10 minutes using the hdmi I deducted 1 star. If that was fixed, it'd be perfect. I think the issue is probably with the hdmi connected, the unit heats up a bit more than when it isn't, and this causes the wireless to flake out and die. (could possibly be a linux driver issue... but seems unlikely as it seems to run fine with just vesa connection).
Overall Review: Yes, but would definately want them to know about the wireless issue.
Pros: Inexpensive way to split your power to 2 sata powered connections. 12" seemed just about perfect for my large case. Seemed well put together.
Cons: No cons.
Overall Review: I would recommend these cables to others, in fact will be buying more myself for the next nas build at some point.
Pros: Works as expected, no issues at all. Negative feedback given by others because the product they were putting it in didn't support it, isn't fair at all. Definately not Kingstons fault. This does exactly what it's designed to do, without issues.
Overall Review: I would buy these again, and would recommend them.
Pros: I was looking for a way to add 2 ssd's to my home buiit NAS for adding log and cache drives, but i had no free sata ports, and no free drive slots. This fixed both of those issues. Shipping was fast even though it was from overseas. Came with screws to mount the hard drive to the card. Simple, effective, and absolutely perfect for my needs. Couldn't be happier....... plus they look pretty cool in the case. ;)
Cons: None, no issues at all.
Overall Review: Yes, I would recommend these, in fact, I'll probably buy more for the next nas I build.
Pros: I like the design, for the price, it's pretty good quality too. Plastic, but hey, it's cheap, and it works great.
Cons: None really.
Overall Review: All in all, I'd buy one of these again, if I need another.
Pros: The T400 is a very solid little machine. While I didn't buy mine on NewEgg, I've owned/used the T400 for a few years. For what most people use a laptop for, the T400 will perform just fine. This is a core2duo processor, so it's not "blazing" fast like the new machines, but if you don't plan on playing video games with your laptop, then this won't present any issues. Since the processor isn't extremely fast, the first thing I did with the 3 T400 I own, was to replace the hard drive with and SSD drive. NewEgg has these on sale all the time, and the addition of an $80 SSd makes a world of difference in the performance of the machine. All of my machines also have 4 Gig of ram, although for my own, I have been debating trying to get 8 gigs of ram to work, I've read that it works, even though the official specs say 4 gig is the max. The second thing I've done to all of mine is to install Linux Mint. It's simply more stable and I've been using Linux for over a decade on the desktop, and can't stand windows ;) If you are looking ofr a decent commercial grade laptop that won't break the bank, and you don't have to have the latest and greatest, the T400 is an excellet solid machine.
Overall Review: I personally never hesistate to recommend these machines to people that aren't going to be playing games on their laptops.
Pros: This thing is great. No rubber seals to fail. Bought this as my mother has one that is decades old and still working like the day it was new. This unit is small enough for what I want to do, just can leftover soups and pints of beef. Shipping was extremely fast, unit has a replacement parts list along with pricing, I just couldn't be happier. Yes, it's pricier than that unit from Big Box Store X, but guess what, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. Buy this one, and you'll never need another.
Overall Review: Excellent product, made in America. Buying this was a no brainer for me.
Pros: Storage works as expected, 64GB storage. For cheap storage in a usb key, this isn't bad if you can deal with it getting hot.
Cons: As the previous poster mentioned, this usb key runs very hot.
Overall Review: i've used this to move large amounts of data, and while it does get extremely hot, it does work, and the speed seems consistent. I do not see the slowdown in speed the previous poster did.
Pros: Blazing fast.
Overall Review: Was the best bang for the buck I could buy at the time when comparing speed vs cost. Currently running vmware setup, and it's just awesome.
Pros: Cheap.. that's it.
You want a gigabit router for little money, here ya go.
Cons: I've had 2 of these go bad in less than a year.
I returned the first one to the vendor and they sent me a new one, in less than 6 months, this one went bad as well.
I didn't bother getting another one, I bought a different netgear router instead.
Overall Review: Normally, I've had good luck with netgear, this particular however seems to be plagued with issues.
Pros: This card works well with Linux machines. I wrote installation instructions:
Setting up Winfast 2000XP Tvcard on Arch Linux
Cons: Took some work to figure out the settings as there are no Linux instructions included.
Overall Review: Works great with Linux.