Date Joined: 10/17/06
Cons: Hot. Make sure you have a heatsink or airflow on the chip.
Overall Review: Had some issues installing Windows 10 on this drive. I wasn't using RUFUS but I was able to install using the DVD using the following technique:
1. Begin the install
2. At the drive format screen if you use the default format button it will throw a GPT error during install
3. Press <Shift-F10> to open a cmd prompt
DISKPART> list disk (list all drives)
DISKPART> select disk 0 (in this example the target SSD is disk 0)
DISKPART> clean (option for cleaning the selected drive disk from any previous data)
DISKPART> convert gpt
DISKPART> exit (exit from DiskPart)
exit (exit from Command Prompt)
5. Select the 960 and install as normal
Pros: Solid build, built-in bumpers.
Cons: Just look at all the 1 and 2 star reviews here, they are all complaining about the same thing. Buying this fan is like playing roulette, hopefully you don't end up with one from a bad batch that whines like mine.
Overall Review: I've bought dozens of fans over the years, figures that the most expensive one is the one that has an issue.
Pros: Size speaks for itself. Great classic piano black visual design. The included stand will let you swivel the TV without any effort. Lots of calibration and set up options, great menus.
Newegg had an amazing deal on this unit, I paid $1799 back in Sept 2010.
Cons: Color is not well calibrated out of the box. Luckily I had a Spyder color calibrator from my computer (I am a graphic designer) and I was able to use that on a connected laptop and color bars to figure out good manual settings for white points and brightness within the TV menus.
After about 2 months it developed a single dead pixel. It's only barely noticeable during scenes with solid white or bright colors, but still, dead pixels, ugh.
If you are using the stand, note that I was really nervous about its stability when I got it. I haven't had any problems myself, but just touching the top of the TV causes it to wiggle. There's basically one 3" point that is holding up a TV that probably weighs 100lbs. If you have kids you might want to consider wall mounting.
Overall Review: LED tech gives only a incremental, almost unnoticeable improvement over a well made LCD TV and it costs 30% more. It's not worth it. Get yourself a good LCD and size up. With good calibration and equipment you'll be all set. And go to a store and look at the TVs before you pick!
Pros: USB 3.0 is wonderful for snagging files off of swap drives. I work in digital media and I can just slap in a new or old project drive whenever I need to. It's great for drive testing and troubleshooting as well.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I ordered this last week and I checked today and the item was deactivated. Hopefully they'll bring this one back!
Pros: USB 3.0 works great, I'm getting speeds up to 130MB/s on big sequential transfers, and around 50MB/sec on non-sequential transfers. Drives fit nice and snug and I didn't have any problems installing and fastening screws.
Cons: Cords are SHORT. 4 feet for a USB cord is right on the fringe of usefulness but the power cord is also 4 feet. I mean, if you are doing any sort of cable routing, forget it. For $50 I want some wiggle room.
Pros: Nice big trackball, with a proper wrist-rest it really alleviated my RSI. It also has optical tracking.
Cons: Using Windows 7 x64 right out of the box the 2 top buttons are disabled, but response time is right on the money. After installing Kensington's Trackballworks software to enable customization of the 2 buttons, all of a sudden this mouse develops a lag issue. It is especially noticeable when clicking and moving the mouse at a decent speed. The "click" doesn't register until after a few milliseconds. I use this for graphics work and I had to uninstall after I had a few frustrating days where the wrong layers were selected in Photoshop, things didn't line up, and paint lines started 300 pixels away from where I initially clicked. After uninstalling Kensington's software, response was snappy once again, but I lost the use of the 2 top buttons. Tech support was a predictable dead end.
Overall Review: Without an elevated wrist, it's at a really awkward angle. The craftsmanship leaves a bit to be desired, the plastic on my primary left-click button is "loose" so that the you have to press slightly down on it for the button to come in contact with the pressure switch, so when you click it makes a sound like it's clicking twice.
Pros: Works like a charm, slightly better signal reception than my laptop gets from the same location, shorter antennae than my older Linksys cards.
Cons: Expensive. Also, stop with the "Linksys Wireless Assistant" garbage. Why do I need to install something that I can do natively from the OS? Make sure you quit the installer after it installs the driver but before it installs the "Assistant".
Overall Review: I researched for hours trying to find a card that was 100% compatible with Windows 7 x64. I heard people talking about all kinds of wacky things like using old Vista or XP drivers for their old cards, some worked, some didn't. This is pretty much the only card I could find that was guaranteed to be compatible.
Pros: Power is there when you need it, no hiccups, solid design, looks great. Plenty of connections for all my drives and peripherals.
Cons: Sata cables are a bit stiff. I feel worried about connecting 2 HDDs to 2 consecutive SATA power connectors because the cable simply won't bend that much.
Overall Review: Not going to dock it for being non-modular. There is a modular version of this PSU. Make sure your case can easily hide a few of these leftover cables (use zip ties).
Pros: Good looking, variable voltage / speed, fingers still intact, come with stuff I don't need but might be useful to others, like a temperature probe, fan controller, and legacy connector.
Cons: I'm glad I got 2 extras because one of these worked for a week or so but started making a SUPER annoying thumping noise (probably a faulty ball bearing), so I had to swap it out.
Overall Review: I'm not running these at full tilt, my controller keep them at 700-1000 rpm, but they are as quiet as any other fan I've had.
Pros: Like others have said, 3rd party firmware (I'm running Tomato) can turn this into something resembling an enterprise-class router. I can run granular QoS on this and make sure every computer, networked printer, and program has exactly the right amount of bandwidth. On my old WRT54 (a 54gs version 5) a single torrent or even a FTP upload would bring my entire network to its knees. It is that way no longer!
Overall Review: It's sad that Linksys had to gimp the original G-series so bad they had to re-release the 54g version 4 under a new name.