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Glen P.

Glen P.

Joined on 09/30/08

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Most Favorable Review

Much faster than the origional

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ARM7 900Mhz CPU Board
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B ARM7 900Mhz CPU Board

Pros: It is a Raspberry Pi on steroids.

Cons: Unable to withstand stupidity (See other thoughts)

Overall Review: Had to order a new one after a computer tower tipped over and crushed it. It appeared, visually, to have made it...but the lack of booting says otherwise.

Most Critical Review

Does the trick, avoid MIR

D-Link DNS-321 Diskless System 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure
D-Link DNS-321 Diskless System 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure

Pros: Very very easy setup and install. Had iTunes and several uPnP devices setup in minutes. Never touched the included software, included web interface is very easy to use like all D-Link web interfaces.

Cons: A little slow on transfer speeds, but that can very easily be Windows. I always have troubles getting Windows to move data across the network at gigabit speeds. Ignore the MIR, just got a rejection letter today, apparently I'm an organization. Who knew? Lost an egg right there.

Overall Review: If you don't plan on honoring your rebates, please don't offer them.

Does the job

Evercool HD-AR-RBK HDD Cooling Box for Three 3.5 HDD or Four 2.5 HDD
Evercool HD-AR-RBK HDD Cooling Box for Three 3.5 HDD or Four 2.5 HDD

Pros: Not too loud, decent airflow, comes with filter

Cons: None

Completely pointless

ICY DOCK MB990SP-B Dual Bay 2.5" to 3.5" SATA/IDE SSD & Hard Drive Bracket / Adapter, tool-less design for installation
ICY DOCK MB990SP-B Dual Bay 2.5" to 3.5" SATA/IDE SSD & Hard Drive Bracket / Adapter, tool-less design for installation

Pros: It holds 2 2.5" drives in a 3.5" bay. Completely tool-less install, pretty creative, actually.

Cons: There is no backplane, so to install you first need to feed the wires through to the front. And once the drives are installed, opening the door does not bring them forward. You need to push the drives from the back to get them out. I cannot for the life of me figure out why you would want to use this product...

Overall Review: Seriously, what is the point of a front-opening door when you have to open the machine up to push the drives out from the back??

Very quick

Crucial MX200 M.2 Type 2280SS (Single Sided) 500GB SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) Micron 16nm MLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT500MX200SSD4
Crucial MX200 M.2 Type 2280SS (Single Sided) 500GB SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) Micron 16nm MLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT500MX200SSD4

Pros: Nice fast speeds, does everything promised.

Cons: ...Could go on sale more often??

Overall Review: Works great with my ASUS H97I-PLUS motherboard.

Nice case

XION X-313 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
XION X-313 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Plenty of room for cable management. Nice big power button.

Cons: Hard drive LED shines through a piece of plastic bent at a 90 degree angle to shine out the front. Mine was broken so while the LED lights up inside, there is no blinky on the outside of the case. Never found the broken piece in the case or box either...