cover
James C.

James C.

Joined on 09/14/02

0
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 8
Most Favorable Review

Excellent Boot Drive

Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC
Intel X25-M Mainstream 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2M080G2GC

Pros: Amazingly Fast - you've heard it all before. Quiet No heat

Cons: Price / GB Storage Capacity

Overall Review: You Can't beat this device as a boot drive. Running Win7 x64 on an Asus P5Q, Q9650, 8GB Dominator Ram. Everything is almost instant. Photoshop CS3 starts in 2 seconds. My WD 1TB Black was fast but it's no match for this drive. Trim won't work (yet) for me since I have this drive on the Intel Matrix. I have a pair of WD 640's in Raid 0 so I can't run the AHCI Microsoft drivers. I need to wait for the Intel Matrix updates to support trim. The intel SSD tool is very easy to use and does the same thing as trim so it's really not that big of an issue. The ICY DOCK M8882SP was a great match for this drive.

Most Critical Review

Input power amperage misleading

RAVPower 10400mAh 2A Input, 3.5A Dual USB Output Power Bank External Battery Pack Portable Charger with iSmart Technology - Black
RAVPower 10400mAh 2A Input, 3.5A Dual USB Output Power Bank External Battery Pack Portable Charger with iSmart Technology - Black

Pros: decent MAH rating size small enough for amount of power

Cons: i bought this for faster charging. i was looking for a 2A input charge on a battery pack. the max charge rate into this battery is about 1.35A. it doesn't accept 2A input, even when the battery is fully depleted. When charging, the lights blink from 1-4 stars continuously, no matter how much it's charged. it looks pretty, you know it's charging, but you don't know how much it's charged. A better way to do this, like most other battery packs, is to show an indicator of how much it is charged by blinking only 1, then 2, then 3, then 4 stars indicating 0-25, 25-50, 50-75, 75-100% charged.

10/18/2016

works great

Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN 1080p WD TV Live Streaming Media Player with Wi-Fi (Black)
Western Digital WDBHG70000NBK-HESN 1080p WD TV Live Streaming Media Player with Wi-Fi (Black)

Pros: refurb works like new

Cons: none

Overall Review: Unit came with quick shipping, in great shape, and worked as expected.

Excellent Product + Great Customer Service

Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe - Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface
Ceton InfiniTV 4 PCIe - Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface

Pros: 4 HD Tuners Small Footprint Ceton Support Less equipment needed from cable company

Cons: Setup can be tricky

Overall Review: I recently purchased the PCIe version of this card. My cable company started scrambling all the QAM channels so i had to dump my Hauppauge card and get something different. After some reading, I decided on this one. I followed the instructions provided by Ceton. I actually had no problems with the install. I thought everything was working fine until I noticed all of my programs stopped recording after about 50 minutes. I decided to contact Ceton. They immediatly got back to me via email and helped me troubleshoot the problem. I must say that I was very impressed with their customer service. I got emails returned on weekends, late at night, etc. I finally got my problem fixed and everything is working great now. This card, along with Windows Media Center is simply fantastic.

Great for the Price

OCZ Agility Series 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1AGT60G
OCZ Agility Series 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1AGT60G

Pros: Fast, Cheap (compared to other SSD's anyway) - especially when it was on sale for $124

Cons: I couldn't figure out how to tell the FW version without creating a boot CD with the latest firmware. I basically created a coaster to get the FW rev.

Overall Review: I have this one and the Intel X25M 80gb. I bought this one to put into a spare PC for my Family. I put Win7 on this and moved the pagefile, Windows Temp Directory, User Files, etc to a Hard drive to cut down the writes and get more life from the SSD. So far, so good. It came with the latest firmware

Excellent for my Intel 80GB SSD

ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B
ICY DOCK 2.5" to 3.5" Bay SATA HDD & SSD Converter / Mounting Kit /Bracket - EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B

Pros: Good construction Lightweight Very Easy installation of drive

Cons: Plastic - but of good quality

Overall Review: I put my brand new Intel 80GB SSD in this converter. The process couldn't have been easier. I had no problem mounting the drive in my Antec P182 case. Highly recommended.