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Jason A.

Jason A.

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent drive

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

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.

12/14/2007
Most Critical Review

Spoke Too Soon

Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle
Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle

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.

12/16/2007

Works

SYBA SY-VIA-150 PCI SATA / IDE Combo Controller Card, Non Raid
SYBA SY-VIA-150 PCI SATA / IDE Combo Controller Card, Non Raid

Pros: Works perfect for flashing MS28 drive in 360.

Cons: Wish it had more ports. Once you flash your 360 drive you'll probably never use it more than once or twice so it would have been nice to have more ports for everyday use.

Overall Review: Newegg rocks!

12/16/2007

Works for what everyone wants.

Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle
Verbatim DVD+R DL 8.5GB 8X with Branded Surface - 20pk Spindle

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!

12/14/2007

Can't go wrong.

RiDATA 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model DRD+4716-RDCB100
RiDATA 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model DRD+4716-RDCB100

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.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Newegg rocks. Newsletter promo rocks! Thanks Newegg.

12/14/2007

Quiet, big, cool, lockable!

Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200SB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Caviar RE WD3200SB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Very quiet. Runs cool. 5 Year Warranty. Moderately fast. Excellent for Xbox usage. This drive is lockable.

Cons: None since June 2005. Drive has been used heavily with no issues.

Overall Review: Newegg rocks like always!