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Jerry B.

Jerry B.

Joined on 03/18/06

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Most Favorable Review

Great Drive

SAMSUNG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support

Pros: Plugged in, powered up, Windows 7 pro 64 found it and installed the drivers. Went to Samsung's ODD site and got the latest firmware and installed it. Installed Power DVD 8 and I have a awesome BD Player. Not sure what the previous poster has done wrong but I have tested 30+ Blu-rays and all played and sounded beautifully on a 50"1080P plasma with the sound coming from polk speakers and a denon 7.1 recever. Plays DTS, True-HD cant get much better than that.

Cons: Didn't include a helper monkey to install it.

Overall Review: Not sure what the previous poster had problems with but it is not the drives fault if your motherboard has a cr@ppy sound card. And just upgrade the firmware to play all the latest BD's. Thats the same no matter how much you spend on a drive.

10/14/2010
Most Critical Review

Good While It Lasted

EVGA GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N443-LX
EVGA GeForce 7300GT 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N443-LX

Pros: The cards are cheap. I picked up two and they worked great besides the noisy fans.

Cons: Both cards died the same time after about six mounths. When I Removed the cards both fans where nearly locked up.

Overall Review: spend a little more money and a better card.

12/16/2007

Wicked Fast

Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCL90GB-DX
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 2.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCL90GB-DX

Pros: Just blown away at how fast the drive reads and writes. I upgraded from two 500gb drives in raid 0. I was expecting some improvement in the speed department but wow. It used to take 30-45 seconds to open Autocad Electrical 2010 now its down to 2-5 secs. startup time is incredible, it takes longer for the bios to check hardware and beep than it does to get to the login screen. I also run multiple virtual pc's in the background and there startup and shutdown times are also incredibly faster. Due your research on the IOPS speed and read/write speeds. Mushkin Callisto drives are at the top or might be the fastest out their.

Cons: Expensive but worth every penny.

Overall Review: MSI board AM3 Phenom X2 3.2 nvidia gts 250 8gb ddr3 Mushkin Redline Windows 7 Pro 64bit

10/20/2010

Got it free

imation 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 50 Packs Spindle Disc Model 17341
imation 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 50 Packs Spindle Disc Model 17341

Pros: Came free with my Sammy BD Drive.I have use this media before and its very reliable, not many coasters.

Cons: None. They were free

10/12/2010

Its a fan

Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent
Rosewill RFA-120-K - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan with LP4 Adapter - Sleeve Bearing, Silent

Pros: Its a fan. Installed two of these external of my server case to draw fresh air into the cabinet.

Cons: didn't install itself

Great memory

Wintec AMPX 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048
Wintec AMPX 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 3AXT6400C5-2048

Pros: I typically buy Mushkin memory but decided to to give this a try. The motherboard picked up all the timings and after a stress test (ORTHOS ) it had no errors. Great memory for the money.

Cons: Didnt come with some to install it for me

Overall Review: This was added to a server to give me 6 gigs total. other four gigs are mushkin.