Date Joined: 02/02/09
Pros: Works great when not used with another same SSD on for backup.
Cons: RMA the SSD. I ran a check of the MB and cables and they check out OK. I have the current updates to the SSD's.
Overall Review: For some reason when both SSD's are on (both 500Gb) one of the drives drops back to reading of 6mb's. I use the 2nd SSD for a back up of my C: drive. The SSD was RMA's to Samsung and received at their dock about 2 weeks ago. I am still waiting to hear back that a replacement was shipped. I sent two emails to Samsung's customer service and no reply as of today 12-26-15. The funny part is I have two Samsung 250 SSD's and they work great even when both are powered on. Would I buy another Samsung 500Gb SSD? No.
Pros: It's a WD HDD. Bought on sale for $109.99
Cons: Maybe Price?
Overall Review: I have used nothing but WD HDD's for more years then I want to remember. Over these years I may have used a RMS 2 times. This covers everything from a WD 1T VR to other smaller HDD's. I just bought two WD HDD's 2T's to replace a driver that the warranty expired in 2012 and is still usable. The other one had it's warranty expire in 2014, also still usable. Because of there quality I would have no problem using a WD HDD for my OS drive. The best part is a 5 year warranty.
Pros: No coasters after recording to over 100 disc.
Cons: Hard to open wrapping.
Overall Review: I just finished a job for a friend of mine. She needed 103 copies of a show she put on. My duplicator is a 1-3 copier and it was setup to do a copy and compare. Not one coaster out of the 103 disc used. To be honest with you, over the years that I have used Verbatim I can't remember the last time I had a coaster. Well worth the $..
Pros: Came at a good price and seemed to be well made. A lot of room for credit cards.
Cons: At or around using it for a year it started to fall apart on me. I went back to my old wallet which is also leather and around 5 years old
Overall Review: If I remember right I paid around $10 a little over a year ago from Newegg. Thinking about the wallet I guess for $10 and a years use it's not a bad buy. That's why I gave it 3 egg's.
Pros: I have bought several 4-pk's over the last few years for all of my photo needs and they hold up well.
Overall Review: These batterys hold there charge for some time. I use them for my hot shoe flash and other items around the home. What is outstanding is the fact that I can let my flash set for a few months and then power it up with around 60% battery life left. Other types that I have used would have been dead. Newegg does put these on sale now and then. That's when to buy.
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Overall Review: I made a mistake about the price of the hot swop racks. I order two and with shipping it came to around $23. So a bay runs around $9. Sorry about the mistake.
Pros: There SATA 3 cables and they work.
Overall Review: There a little stiff at first. They work and run my SSD's and HDD's at SATA III 6Gb speed. Just the right lenght for my full tower case.
Pros: I have two installed. The top one holds my 3.5 media drive and the lower one holds my OS SSD. The second one holds my two backup HDD/SSD. I have no internal SSD/HDD installed. I can power up what ever drive I want on or off. When video editing I pull out my backup HDD for my media drive and insert my render HDD. I have complet control over what I need to use. I am ready to order my third to have on hand just in case on goes bad and Icy Dock quites making them.
Cons: I found out that the 7mm SSD's will not eject for what ever reason. So that would cover Samsungs SSD and notebook size SSD's. But does eject SSD's from Crucial. For my use that doesn't present a problem because my OS SSD never comes out of the dock.
Overall Review: Over all I like this idea. Now I don't have to worry about power use and heat when only one drive is running. Although I have had all 4 bays going at once and no problems with heat. My 750 PSU has no problems with being under powered.
Pros: DVI ande HDMI ports on the monitor. No speakers.
Overall Review: Set up was straight forward. I tried using the HDMI from my video card and the color balance wasn't as sharp as I wanted. Tried the DVI setup and that worked great. For my workstation I sure wouldn't go larger. Over all a very good monitor for the price. FYI: I am not a gamer and I use my two Acer's (27" & 24") for video editing.
Pros: Fast and half the cost of a SSD of equal size. I had a Samsung 256Gb SSD installed and it seemed to take a long time from power on to my home page. I ran some tests using a stop watch and found out the the VR was 14 seconds slower then the SSD. This was loading W8.1.
Cons: The only down side is the power needed to run the VR compared to the SSD.
Overall Review: The SSD was used in my workstation desktop. I don't do games. I use the desktop for video editing. So when SSD's first came out I jumped on the wagon because of the speed of loading my C: drive. Plus the read and writes were better the a HDD. Then a few days ago I noticed that my SSD was taking longer to load from startup to my home page. I ran Samsungs Majic and it showed nothing was wrong with the drive. So I though I would need to buy another SSD. Then I remembered I had a few older WD VR's around. I cloned my C: drive to the VR and did some type trials. The VR loaded almost just as fast as the SSD, and I saw no difference or much of a difference when starting my video editing software programs. As of now I have switched back to using my 3 VR's for my OS drive, my media drive and my render drive. But to be far my notebook does load faster with a SSD then a WD notebook HDD. Installed in a:
ASUS Z77 1150 Sabertooth MB
Pros: Installed and works.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Took a chance with this toner. It was on sale plus a rebate. Install was easy and my Brother 2270DW saw the toner. So far all of my printing is coming out great. With the price and rebate I don't care if I get half of the page printing it states it should do. I will order another one when needed.
Pros: Fast start up, great read speed. Great OS SSD.
Cons: Write speed failed after 5 months. Doing a RMA with Samsung.
Overall Review: I had been using the SSD for my media drive. My main use was for video editing. I noticed last week that the write speed had taken a nose dive. Ran a benchmark test using Samsungs Majic. Write speed score dropped to 208 from over 520. IOPS write dropped to 4919. I did some research on comsumer SSD's and from what I can get from the reads was that the comsumer level SSD like this one don't like a lot of writing to the SSD. You need to step up and buy a Pro level or higher SSD. As of today I am waiting on Samsung to send me a UPS shipping label so I can RMA the SSD. I went back to using my WD HDD's for my media and render drives and only using my SSD as my OS and file drive. Still a good SSD and better yet when on sale.
Pros: Amount of dust filters A+
Size of fans.
Room for a large video card.
Cons: Front panel came off when I took it out of the box.
Other then that no other Cons.
Not a fan LED fans. But blue is a color I can live with.
Overall Review: Bought this case because it seemed easy to clean. My office is in the basement of a older home and there is dust. So I needed a case that would allow me to take apart and clean the fans and intake area's etc. This case does the trick. I also added a 200mm fan to the left side panel and a second 200mm fan to the top. This was done before I inserted the MB. Other then that there is a lot of room inside for a large GPU. For the price I feel it was a good buy.
Pros: A lot of extra's added. When it works it's worth the money. I have done several 2 hr plus video's for a customer on a DVD+R DL disk. But I keep it simple and don't add a lot of extra's to the video. Rendering is slow, just because it's doing a lot of back ground work. Even the top of the line computers can't do much more. Corel should make this a 64 bit program, but they won't because of the added cost.
Cons: I have been using Studio since version 7 came out back when. Avid had a good product for average user's. Then Corel bought Avid Studio and just added some items from their video editing software and started selling as a up grade to Avid Studio. There is a hard learning curve if this is a the first time buyer. You need to buy a training video to go back to when something doesn't work or your at a loss on what to do. I did and it helps. Unless you use this program a lot you end up forgetting things. Thus the training video comes into play.
Overall Review: I have my computer set up with a SSD which I have installed just the OS and Studio 17. I have a WD 1T as my media drive and a 500 Gb WD HDD as my render drive. My MB is a Z77 with a intel CPU and 16 Gb's of ram. A average middle of the line GPU. With all of this rendering is still slow. But you have to remember what is going on in the back ground when rendering. Until they make this a 64 bit program it will always be slow when rendering. Unless you can afford a pro video editing program like MC which costs around $1000 programs like this will be around for some time to come. Compaired to Corel's video editing software this is priced to high. But Corel has to charge more to make up for the cost of buying Studio from Avid. One last thing, are there better editing software out there? I would say yes and no. Do some research and good luck.
Pros: This keyboard just seems to be a natural way to type. I have been using this type of keyboard for at least 6 years. I have heard that some people find it hard to get used to. But once using them they love it.
Cons: Price when not on sale for a wired keyboard. Price $49.99 when not on sale but $19.99 when NewEgg has a sale.
Overall Review: For me the only keyboard to buy. I am stocking up on this keyboard. When I wear out my present 4000 I will have one on hand.
Pros: Large case plus great air flow. Easy to get into for installing items like the video card etc.
Cons: Cleaning. To clean the interior is pretty easy until you want to clean the air filter on the front panel. It's hard to remove the front plate. Also if you want to clean or remove the front lower fan, well lets say it very hard to get at. I have a office in my basement and there is more dust around then if I had a office on the main floor.
Overall Review: Over all this is a great case. Does a great job with air flow, but is heavy if you have to move the computer case. Again the only down side is trying to clean the front panel filter and fan. So far my case has been going strong for almost 2 years. But if the front fan ever went out I would almost buy a new case then try and fight removing the fan. It would have been a 5 egg case if it had removeable filters like some other case's.
Pros: Easy install. W7 saw the docking station. It seems to be plug and play. Works well with either USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. I use this with my desktop and my wifes laptop. I use this once a month to backup our HDD's and have been for almost two years. I have the older model NST-D300S3.
Cons: None yet
Overall Review: A must have if you are backing up a HDD and don't want to get into your computer case.
Pros: I have been using Verbatim for years and I have had great luck with their disc. These are hub printable and work well with my Brother printer.
Overall Review: I wish I had more to say. There are few if any costers and normally it's my fault. I have tried other disc makers and none come close to Verbatim.
Pros: Easy install. Downloaded latest software from ASUS. Seems to be a fast video card. I use the card for part of my setup for video editing. Works well with my software. The only game I do play is MS FSX which I can run at 60 FPS.
Overall Review: It's a large card but I installed it into a HAF 922 case which has a lot of room. No problems with cooling the card. The card runs around 26c. No extra cooling needed. WE number is 7.9
Pros: Works well as a second monitor for my video editing.
Cons: The color isn't as sharp as my 24 inch Samsung. But this was half of the price. Other then that it's a average monitor.
I am not a gamer so I can't say how this works with games.
Overall Review: Shipping was fast, thanks Newegg. Set up was easy. Other then that it a good second monitor. If your on a budget this will feed your needs. I gave it 4 eggs because the color wasn't as sharp.
Pros: Great disc's and no coasters yet. My inkjet writes to these disc's and the ink dries quickly.
Overall Review: I have used only Verbatim dics over the years. Very few coasters unless I make the mistake. Other brands have given me problems. You pay for what you get and these are the best.
Pros: No idea because I am not a gamer.
Cons: This was a free game that came with my LG BR burner. Like I stated I am not a gamer so I can not tell you if it was worth it or not.
Overall Review: To me this is just a waste. It the games are free then you would think they are older games or games that didn't sell. Keep the games and reduce the price of the burner a few bucks.
Pros: W7 Pro installed drivers and my programs see the burner. Great price for a BR burner. Needed the burner for burning BR disc.
Cons: I am not a gamer so I gave the free game rebate to my son.
Overall Review: My 4 year old burner died and I needed a replacement. This burner had some good write ups so I took a chance. Installed and W7 Pro found the drivers and installed them. My old burner had lightscribe included. Found another burner with BR and lightscribe but it was out of range for my budget. Twice what I paid for The LG. Now if this will last as long as my old burner... This says it wil burn a BR disc at 14x. The fact is you get less mistakes if you burn at a slower rate. I burn a BR disc at 2X or a little higher. Plus I do this overnight. Over the years I have had to rejects by doing this.
Pros: See my first post dated 09-11-2013. Good GPU.
Cons: Comes with a emergency reinstall on the HDD. The HDD is a 500Gb 5400 rpm drive and it's very slow on start up.
Overall Review: I kind of rebuilt the notebook. First I formatted the HDD and reinstalled W7 with my own OS disk. That gave me a whole partition to work with. Second I added a 4Gb memory stick. I then added a 126Gb SSD. The notebook rocks now. I now use the HDD that came with the notebook as my backup drive. I use this for a work notebook and it does everything I want it to do. My wife even stated that once her laptop dies she wants one like this.
I also don't use the webcam. If I needed to I would use my desktop. So if NAS wants to see what I do on this notebook have at it. I have nothing to fear!
Pros: East to install and came with a bracket. Installed in my Acer V5 notebook and I needed the 7mm drive. I copied my HDD to the SSD using Paragon backup. Bracket may be needed later??
Cons: This SSD loades as flash memory. I couldn't find any firmware updates on Kingston web sight. I also found no area on the web sight to register the SSD. The SSD didn't come with a invoice so I printed my order page just in case something goes wrong with the SSD will under warranty. Seems strange that I couldn't register the SSD. All other SSD companies have firmware and registeration.
Overall Review: I found this SSD on sale at another web sight for $30 cheaper. Other wise I would have bought from Newegg. I could have used Iron Egg but didn't want the hassel. There is a price war out there so shop around.