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MURPHY D.

MURPHY D.

Joined on 03/02/11

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Most Favorable Review

Good memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Intel X99 Desktop Memory Model F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR4 2800 (PC4 22400) Intel X99 Desktop Memory Model F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK

Pros: Works well in my Asus X99-A motherboard. Plenty of memory.

Cons: It's still a little expensive.

Overall Review: I bought 64GB of RAM so that I could use 32GB for a ram disk, not a ssd but a true ram disk. I'm using it to run a super fast Oracle server. A ram disk is 300% faster than a 7200rpm hard drive which reduces time spent on IO. I recommend this RAM for anyone building an X99 system.

Most Critical Review

Barely Useable

ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner Model SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK
ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner Model SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK

Pros: Small and inexpensive

Cons: Started getting read errors almost immediately while trying to load XP onto a laptop.

Overall Review: The drive was cheap enough that I'm not too upset about the read errors. I had to keep ejecting the installation CD and reinserting it but I was finally able to get a good install. I would recommend buying some other drive if you need a reliable external CD drive.

It works!!!

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 128GB (8 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C14Q2-128GVRD
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 128GB (8 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C14Q2-128GVRD

Pros: Lots of memory!!! On the Intel website it states that maximum memory the 5960X will recognize is 64GB. I've got 128GB running on Windows 10. :-)

Cons: None, but I had to clear the BIOS to get the memory to work.

Overall Review: ASUS X99 Deluxe BIOS 2101 Intel i7-5960X Processor ASUS DVD burner (2) OCZ ssd I recommend this memory for ASUS X99 users.

Tivo Replacement

WD Black 3TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3003FZEX
WD Black 3TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD3003FZEX

Pros: Western Digital!!! I have always used WD drives. They last good and when they do break down WD honors their warranty. I bought this drive to replace the stock drive in my Tivo Ramio. It gave me plenty of storage and has never given me any problems after six months.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I wish I had some tacos right now. I'm going to finish this review then go get me some tacos.

Good Switch

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)

Pros: In expensive, fast, reliable.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I used this switch at work for over a year. Never had any problems with it. Never had to reboot it. I was spending 9+ hours transferring laser data(125+ GB) of data over a 10/100 switch. After replacing the old switch with this switch my transfer times came down to less than 3 hours. I would recommend this switch to anyone looking to upgrade.

Great Operating System

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Pros: Microsoft product. 64-bit. Easy to use. Good interface.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I didn't start using Windows 7 until well after Windows 8.1 came out. I've used it on 2 workstations and 2 VM. It's a good easy to use and reliable operating system.