Joined on 03/01/04
Pros: I purchased this drive for large amounts of archives. The drive formats to 699GB, which is fine. My main praise for this drive is the low power consumption. I already have 10 other drives in a Lian Li mid tower. This drive only consumes around 11W under a full load, so that helps keep heat to a minimal gain.
Cons: I wish the warranty was 5 years instead of 3. At least its not 1.
Overall Review: I've had good luck with WD drives for over 15 years, this one hopefully won't disappoint. As always, Newegg was lightning fast on order processing and shipping.
Spoke Too Soon
Pros: Newegg. Discs still work somewhat in Xbox 360.
Cons: Looks like I spoke too soon. My previous review was for the many spindles of Verbatims that I've ordered in the past. These new discs are made in another country and are NOT the same quality as those before. The Pioneer DVR-112D will burn them okay and they will work in an Xbox 360 (contrary to what some have said), but with mixed results. Dirty disc errors are much more frequent with the new media.
Overall Review: These new discs are unacceptable. This is not Newegg's fault. This is Verbatim's problem. Outsourcing has caused quality to decrease noticably. The discs you receive will not be packaged the same as the pictured product. If you get different packaging, then you have the "bad" discs. I will be looking into different media. Sadly, it looks as though Memorex is my best bet.
Works for what everyone wants.
Pros: I think everyone buys these for the same reason. An XBOX360 drive is very finnicky about which discs it likes. Verbatims outperform all other brands consistently in both the Toshiba and Hitachi drives. Burns best in my Pioneer DVR-112D.
Cons: Price, but can't complain too much. They keep coming down.
Overall Review: Newegg rocks!
Can't go wrong.
Pros: I've been using these discs for well over a year in both a Pioneer DVR-112D and a NEC DVD burner. No problems whatsoever. The only coasters I've ever made were my fault, and out of the thousands I've burned only about 10 were coasters. Excellent compatability in everything I stick them in. For the price, can't go wrong.
Overall Review: Newegg rocks. Newsletter promo rocks! Thanks Newegg.