another disappointing toy5/13/2014 5:09:18 PM

Pros: colors another usb device that may decide to work some day.

Cons: windows xp says "found new hardware" then "ready to use" but not really there. win 7 says nothing, recognized in disk mgt, won't format, neither website listed on product page has any working kink to product.

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JUNK10/12/2013 4:17:52 PM

Pros: NONE

Cons: I have others to compare this one to. This one has the writing (and deleting) speed of a hammer and chisel on stone.

Overall Review: How else can I say "JUNK," how about "GARBAGE?"

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Manufacturer Response:
We apologize for the issue you are having with our USB Drive. In order to better assist you, please call our Technical Support Staff at 1-800-234-4597 (USA and Canada only) or visit and one of our Technical Support Representatives will assist you with your product or replacement if needed. Please be sure to have all product information available while contacting PNY Technologies. Regards, PNY Technologies, Inc.
SECOND REVIEW9/16/2012 4:41:04 AM

Pros: Works fine.

Cons: Wasn't easy.

Overall Review: Bought 12/2011. Gave a 1 Egg review in 03/2012 because all sata hard drives had to be disconnected (msata for system drive) on any restart for the IO-PESA230 to work and their support was useless. Started working with a win7 update. Works fine since then, ordering another today.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
More Wasted Money8/6/2010 2:40:21 PM

Pros: Worked for a while

Cons: Quit working

Overall Review: Don't buy it

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IT BROKE6/12/2009 11:29:00 AM

Pros: Great idea, great tool.

Cons: Something inside the cradle that the hard drive sits in broke at the point where the esata cable plugs in. I can shake the cradle and hear the part rattle around in there. The esata cable itself is okay, the hard drive is okay and still readable through the included, additional usb cable connection. But I can no longer use the esata connection. The usb connection is too slow for my purposes.

Overall Review: It broke 6 days after the 30 day NewEgg warranty and so far I only get voice mail at the manufacturer during proper business hours. NOT a good indication of good business practices.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
JUNK JUNK JUNK6/7/2008 9:36:18 AM




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Will This Help?2/16/2008 7:39:01 PM

Pros: Don't know if this will help. I Built L1N64-SLI WS (without /B) non server model this past Christmas for one of my kids. All from NewEgg. Mobo not here at NewEgg any longer, so no reviews available. Used: Vista 64-Bit Ultimat; 2 AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 Windsor 3.0GHz Socket F; 2 MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra; 4 G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800; HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 750GB 7200 RPM 32 mb cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive; Thermaltake W0106RU Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply; Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004SWA Silver 1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (free); NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive; SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B.

Cons: My tech level is not high but I have built many computers for my 5 sons over the years. I am not afraid of a little research and getting my hands sliced up on a new case and I read ALL NewEgg reviews of components I use. Built 3 Abit & 4 Tyan dual CPU socket mobo, other 32 bit, 64 bit & 64x2 computers. I know servers are different, that's about all.

Overall Review: Point is, experience told me not to, but I couldn't resist, I believe in miracles. I installed all the components and tried to boot. Of course it did not. Removed all components but 1 CPU, 1 Vcard, 1 stk ram, 1 hdd, floppy, dvd burner. In other words, installed minimum coponents. It booted. Installed Vista Ult, updated online. Updated hardware drivers online. IMPORTANT: I shut down completly each time a restart was required or could not advance installations. Added components 1 at a time, kept updating Vista and drivers until all installed. Installed 2nd vcard last, by then, Vista Ult reconized SLI & installed. Vcard fans not at 100%. Installed 3rd party software to remedy (reviews). Some sata mobo slots covered using 2 8800ult vcards. Plenty left though. We leave the case sides off for best cooling. No better place to start than room temperature. Gets a little dusty. Use compressed air. All is well to date. Temps are good w/fans that came with CPU & case fans. No need 4 fancy cooling.

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Review not for this camera12/31/2007 6:12:15 PM

Pros: This review is not for this camera. I bought from New Egg a JVC GZ-MG77 Digital Camcorder 10X Optical Zoom 300X Digital Zoom 1/3.9" 2.2M CCD 16:9 Widescreen LCD fr $659.99, which I don't see offered here any longer. But I want to make a comment about JVC HARD DRIVE cameras.

Cons: I thought a hard drive camera would be more stable than inserted media. I was wrong. Tried sight seeing from my battery operated wheel chair. If the camera is on, in my hand and I hit an uneven joint on a sidewalk or street, I loose what I have been filming. It is useless to me outdoors, which is what I bought it for.

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Disappointed - Follow up12/31/2007 5:31:28 PM

Pros: Sure, just plug it in and it works for storing data, but there are issues.

Cons: In addition to no power button and causing hang up on restart (see reviews below), this unit installs WD Diagnostic software on your computer. Tried to run it to see what it does. I get a blue screen of death every time I try to use it. Uninstalled it.

Overall Review: Can't put this unit out of my way where I want it on my desk. I have to put it where I can access it to unplug the power when I want to restart my computer so my computer won't hang up.

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Dissapointed12/29/2007 5:52:53 PM

Pros: I wanted a big drive. Looks nice, lots of air vents. Stands up like a book. Could have been a nice idea.

Cons: I agree with reviewer "N/A Taken advantage of.." who said, "Had to unplug the drive each time I booted up the computer or it would hang at the intialization screen and never boot up." TRUE TRUE. I am also concerned all this unpluging and pluging in power will cause it to fail, or at least loose data. THERE'S NO POWER BUTTON. What were these people thinking? "Let's do something really stupid for a change." Info says it turns on and off with your computer, but it hangs up on restart. My other brand USB drive has no problems and a power button too.

Overall Review: I would stay away from this model until NO POWER BUTTON and HANGING UP ON RESTART is industry standard :). You may loose your data and it may fail and you will loose your money :(.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Better Results12/29/2007 5:16:21 PM

Pros: Got much better results with TDK than Verbatim. Also TDK quanity is 25, Verbatim quanity is 20. TDK - 25% more disks.

Cons: Had 2 unrecognizeable out of 25 with TDK - 8%. 6 surface factory defective out of 20 with Verbatim - 30%. Too many BAD to count with RiDATA (4.7GB, I wouldn't even try RiDATA 8.5GB).

Overall Review: A lot of junk out there lately.

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So far so good - follow-up11/12/2007 6:02:04 AM

Pros: Forgot to mention I read reviews here that suggested Riva Tuner or other software to increase the v-card [ in my case 2 8800 Ultras] fan speed to 100% when using this mobo. I agree it is a must. Also, my son installed AMD Optimizer from AMD web site. Supposed to help with gaming software that is not specific to dual core. My son says it makes a difference.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Built 8 dual cpu socket Abit and Tyan computers in the past for my kids. This motherboard layout is the best so far. Easy to install components when building. Easy to remove components after it is built. The two 8800 Ultras cover 6 sata slots, making them unusable. They also block access [though useable when building] to the fire wire, usb, floppy, etc sockets at the bottom of this motherboard if using the 2 blue v-card slots as I did to allow access to the only std pci slot. The 8800 Ultras use 1 slot but take up the space of 2. But I knew all this up front from reading reviews on mobo and 8800 Ultras.

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So far so good11/10/2007 2:56:12 PM

Pros: MY EXP HERE: Knew better but inst’d all components [below]. No boot. Stripped mobo incl cpu's & case wiring. Inst’d minimum components. It booted. Inst’d Vista. Vista didn’t ask to format or partition HDD. Missed it? Then back & forth updating Vista & drivers for mobo, v-card. Blue screen in the process. Started complete shut down, turn off power switch & remove power cord for 30 sec [experience], when opp/sys asked to beboot. No blue screens. Added 2nd CPU & 3 more stks 2GB RAM. OK. Added 2nd v-card, got blue screens. Removed, put back, no go. Go to Vista update, I want updates of any kind. Accepted updates. Shut down, put back 2nd v-card, booted OK. Vista recognizes 2nd v-card as SLI, asks if I want to enable SLI. OK. Shut down, plug in case wiring. Boot, everything OK. Note: 2 v-cards go in any of 4 PCIx16 slots. I used 2 blue on this mobo to expose only std PCI slot. These v-cards 2x thick, also cover 6 of 12 SATA slots, 6 OK for gaming.

Cons: NONE. Chris-present for 1 of 5 sons. Old guy w/out hi-level know how, but not afraid of a little research, reading ALL [NewEgg] reviews for items & getting hands sliced up on a comp case. Built 14.Started ’98? w/Abit & Tyan 2 cpu socket mobos. Then 64bit, dual core 64bit, & now 2 quad core cpu sockets. ABOUT HEAT: When golf was invented they said, "Let's take a small ball & strike it with a thin crooked stick for 100’s of yards & try to hit it into a small hole with a very limited number of strokes & do it 18 times." When computers were invented, they said, "Lets take a lot of very hot electrical components, put them in a small enclosed case & then see if we can cool it down to a stable level before it bursts into flames." At home I leave the case sides off, use standard coolers & case fans. No problems under load, even with this monster hot unit. No better place to start than room temperature. 160 degree F heat, stirred up by a few fans will want to jump out into a 75 degree F room.

Overall Review: *Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate. *SAMSUNG 2220WM Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor. *Thermaltake Armor Extreme Edition VA8004SWA 1.0mm SECC Chassis/ Aluminum Front Bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case [FREE w/mobo & CPU, -$195]. *Thermaltake W0106RU ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version 700W Power Supply. *ASUS L1N64-SLI WS Dual L (1207FX) NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP SSI CEB AMD Motherboard. *2X AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 Windsor 3.0GHz Socket F (1207 FX) Processor Model ADAFX74DIBOX. [Will upgrade to 2X quad core some day]. *4X G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5S-2GBPQ. *HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 (0A34192) 750GB 7200 RPM >32MB cache< SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive. *2X MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card. *SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B. *NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
S T R A N G E11/8/2007 7:43:06 PM

Pros: 6 bad out of 20, 30%, is too many for Pros.

Cons: Mfg defect. 6 disks have 3 to 4 circular recording surface gaps. They look like small record albums with the groove gaps between the songs.

Overall Review: Will try TKD next time with 25 disks to start with.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Fits & works fine.1/12/2007 4:40:39 AM

Pros: Fits & works fine with HIS x1950PRO.

Cons: None.

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Execellent1/12/2007 4:32:25 AM

Pros: Purchased for my son. Very powerful for the price. HIS says it's "Vista ready." Also, my son says it can be upgraded to a higher HIS model by software from the HIS web site.

Cons: Another son wants one now.

Overall Review: Be sure to get a 6-pin power adapter (required) if your PS does not have one. Unlike older v-cards this card has a power input requirement similar to the separate 4-pin PS wire used on many newer motherboards. I've seen reviews about some of these adapters not fitting v-cards w/power requirements. The "APEVIA 4 Pin PSU to PCI-E Power Supply Converter cable Model CVT46" here at Newegg fits fine and works. The 6-pin end of the adapter fits into the v-card and the other end is a standard 4-pin power supply socket. Don't let something "new" stop you from getting this powerful & inexpensive v-card.

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Film all day1/6/2007 4:28:05 PM

Pros: Small, quick charge, long lasting.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Got 4 for a JVC GZ-MG77 Digital Camcorder, 30gb hard drive. I can film all day.

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Terrific1/6/2007 4:14:45 PM

Pros: Small, light weight, easy to use, great features, execellent video, great quality and a !!!! hard drive !!!!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Filming the kids many many hours in karate tournaments for 20 years. First with the big & heavy VHS & accessories. Then the 8mm tape. Wore me out. With this camera, it's practically effortless. Get a couple higher capacity batteries and you're in business.

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Too hot to handle.1/5/2007 11:36:11 AM

Pros: Good price, big.

Cons: Purchased 3, one runs much too hot.

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I'm 64'n now!1/5/2007 11:27:58 AM

Pros: Built a lot of computers over the last 12 years for my 5 sons. Mostly dual cpu socket mb's in the past, now 64x2. I stay computing using their hand-me-down parts. The on-board video and sound of the A8R-MX/SI allowed me to use a hand-me-down 2ghz AMD 64x1, purchase 1g of ram, and now I'm 64'n too. I can add the video card and 64x2 later when I upgrade the kids' omputers.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Good for first 64. Can do lots of gradual upgrades.

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Store room of rejects1/5/2007 10:36:29 AM

Pros: RiDATA gets to clean out their store room of rejects.

Cons: RiDATA may loose customers and create problems for NewEgg.

Overall Review: Used 100's of these with no problems. Ordered 400 recently, for the free shipping, my bad. Looks like RiDATA topped off the cakes with about 20 rejects. The color of the edges are slightly different, as with different brands. Burned 50 so far below the 20 rejects with no problems as in the past. Hope your order didn't come over on the same boat.

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