Date Joined: 09/21/08
Pros: The drive runs cool. Overall the drive is quiet as well, I had stress tested the drive for 24 hours with no issues. I am using it for my primary drive. I selected an enterprise grade drive for reliability. Based on the 2 million hour MTBF I expect the drive to be reliable and so far all is well. Overall the Hitachi drives have proven to be reliable. I have read so many reviews of 2Tb+ drives of all brands being unreliable especially for primary drive usage in business systems. I am trying it with this drive because of the increasing data demands for my apps. I intend to RAID this drive with another shortly. So far so good.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: This drive is competitively priced for an enterprise class drive.
Pros: This is my third post. I finally achieved a stable platform after I RMA'd the ASUS board and purchased the GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5!! The drive has been running for hours performing all types of tests. My WEI for the drive is 7.9!! and 7.5 overall. (will attempt some OC to raise this a little. : >)
Cons: It would be nice if there was more support from the MoBo folks for this product.
Overall Review: This thing is amazing. I'm happy I sent the ASUS Mobo back and not canned the drive.
Pros: Starts up OK not DOA. Pretty good packaging and it looked like another decent product from ASUS.
Cons: 1.) My highest concern and finally the deal brealer on this board that made me request a RMA is the instability with the OCZ revodrive and the lack of support in resolving it from either vendor.
2.) CPU fan error! I could never get this issue resolved. ASUS support of little help. Fan was spinninf fine BIOS indicated speed varied fro 0 to 19600 rpm. but the speed was sonstant at about 1300 rpm.
3.) The clearance for fans between the DIMM and the cooling fins on the otherside of the CPU mount is inadequate to put the channel 0 memory module in for most coolers. Really no reason for this.
Overall Review: This is the first ASUS board I have ever returned after 8 or 9 builds using ASUS boards over the years. I just couldn't handle the lack of support from ASUS any longer in this regard. ASUS left me with no idea when if ever the Revodrive issue would be resolved not to mention the other problems. I have enjoyed their products over the years but this has tarnished my opinion of their quality.
Pros: Windows 7 loaded onto the drive with no problem.
Cons: I am having severe stability issues with the Revodrive and the motherboard resulting in frequent and random BSOD.
Overall Review: I had earlier posted that the MB and revodrive were compatible but after trying my best to load the rest of the hardware drivers et.al. I have concluded that their is an inherent instabilty issue with the Revodrive and the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3. I am left with the dilema of either using the MB with a mechanical HDD or keeping the Revodrive and replace it with another M.B. on the chance it will function correctly with it. I was overly optimistic once the OS loaded.
Pros: Install and loading Windows 7 was very easy using the instructions included and downloading the drivers from the OCZ website to a thumb drive. The ASUS bios (1101) recognized the card as soon as it was installed. The Revodrive ROM message was displayed upon boot and the OS was read off of the CD drive like normal. The rest of the install was as described by many posters here. So if you are considering the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 and the Revodrive they do seem compatible. I am using a WD, 6 Gb/s drive as my secondary drive and like everyone else have remapped as much as possible to this drive.
Overall Review: This was a fresh install in a just assembled system. The speed is impressive. I hope I can say the same thing in 6 months.
Pros: Nice viewing real estate. Relatively inexpensive. Generally pleasing aesthetics. Performs very well for the price.
Cons: Mounting options are terrible. The plastic cylindrical desk mount simply doesn't work well. Using it as supplied makes you view the screen at an irritatingly steep angle lending to light intensity gradients. Trying to bring the screen nearer to vertical improves the viewing but the unit becomes less stable. Mine fell forward after a hard jolt to the desk it was on resulting in a scratched screen. There are no mounting bracket provision so you have to build them yourself which I intend to do.
Overall Review: Speaking from an engineer’s perspective, it would not have cost any more to manufacture this unit with a more stable mounting system. I am a strong believer in the old adage form follows function. The unit is still a good unit but some work has to be done on the customers part to make it practical in regard to placement.
Pros: What isn’t to like about this case? The heat transfer of the aluminum is superior to steel and certainly plastics. The overall fit and finish is good but not excellent. The price discounted for the Holidays made it competitive with low end products. Functionally it has plenty of room easily holds four HDD with 120 mm located in front of them. Mounting is a breeze using the excellent finger tightening screws provided. The same for the 5” drive bay. The power supply area is ample. I would have liked to have seen a port at the top for the power supply fan but no problem as there is a 120 mm fan directly below the power supply at the rear of the case). The case is very flexible in allowing four sizes of m.b.’s to fit from micro to extended ATX. The front panel has an excellent pull down release lever which makes mounting drives in the bay simple a really nice touch. This is an excellent product overall and a keeper until the end of the ATX era.
Cons: The only negative of significance was the DOA rear fan. I bought a replacement so some extra expense there. The screws on the factory installation were over tightened to the point of stripping the screw heads so the fan frame had to be cut to extract it. In my opinion minor but still a concern especially for a case delivered for under $50. I deducted an egg for the fan. . I didn’t care for the lack of room for fastening cards(screws) although this is a minor nuisance.
Overall Review: Great value for the money. I would not have bought this case except for the great price that I stumble upon. I am really glad I did buy it. Thanks Newegg! :=)
Pros: Great accoustics, full rich sound with a comfortable fit. Extranous noise is greatly reduced and all I hear great sounding music.
Pros: Intuitivly simple! Amazing accoustics! Great Price! Easy sync haven't read the instructions yet but it is up and running in a few minutes. With 16Gb there is ample room.
Cons: Headphones are fair at best. Using my old reliables as alternative no problem.
Overall Review: Good value for the money and fits my needs exactly
Pros: Good footprint size works well with Logitech and Microsoft laser mice. No "shiney" surface problem as reported in some reviews. Seem to have significantly improved mouse reponse as compared to standard mouse pad. No overwhelming chemical odor. There was some rubber odor when first used. I have had it a few weeks now and it is fine.
Cons: Wrist pad has caused some discomfort but not to the point where it is significant.
Pros: Great price! Works perfect no image loss or alteration.
Overall Review: I got a new XBOX 360 with HDMI but my TV only has DVI. I bought this and a 5.1 audio cable from Microsoft to get everything working as it should.
Pros: The Unit was not broken in transit (see CONS). Unit had all components including an HDMI cable compliments of Newegg! Thanks New Egg. Easy set up and off and running. The unit is fast runs cool and is not noisey. WE will have lots of great fun over Christmas.
Cons: : I'm not sure this is related to Newegg more likely UPS. I paid NEWWGG's extra charge to expedite but used the free shipping. The unit shipped from NJ and took a week to arrive normally it is about 3 days at the most 4. In fact seems like many it ships from Jersey there is a problem. The shipping carton arrived crushed with evidence it had been placed under a heavy load and pretty much banged around. The inside Microsoft box was crushed in one corner the a few other corners were dented in. Foam peanuts were used for packing but box was not completely filled. I was planning on wrapping the unit up for Christmas but set it up when i got it toaday to make sure it worked after the rath of UPS was unleashed on the carton!! I had ordered other things from Newegg AFTER buying the Xbox unit and they arrived from California BEFORE the xbox unit. CA is about three times the distance as is N.J. hmmm...
Overall Review: A number of people were complaining about the DVD drive. The drive in my unit is amazingly quite. I really don't pay much attention to drive noise but i made it a point to listen to the drive and relative to other drives it whispers. I can barely here it 15 feet from unit. Those who have noisy units consider that there may be resonance from where the unit is set.
Another note as soon as the unit started to load Duty Modern Warfare 2 it wanted to download an update if the update wasn't downloaded it stated the game would not run. THis is interesting because this unit was supposedly just released on November 10. So in less then a month it won't play without an upgrade? What's up with that? Did i receive old hardware?
Pros: Well i like the price lol. It was free with a disk drive purchase. The metal clip is a functional addendum that should be standard on these cables.
Overall Review: Thanks New egg for the little deals that I come across here. Makes tech shopping more interesting.
Pros: Fired right up in new installation. Fresh OS load no problem.
Fast and Quit.
Overall Review: I have had some premature drive failures and will be switching to solid state drives in the future when the price capacity ratio is reasonable. In the interum i will be buying drives smaller then 1 Tb on the notion they have higher reliability and back up to the max.
Pros: Price/Performance is great. Chip runs cool overclocked. Running 10% overclock about 3100 MHz. Temperature a cool 33C for 48 hours. I will push further. This is fourth Phenom build and all are great!
Cons: None so far. Except i didn't get the little Phenom II decal for the box!
Overall Review: Have not attempted to unlock forth core yet but i am looking forward to seeing how much i can get out of this chip. This is in an old E-machine case with a new Asus M4A785 case. Like magic this chip has brought new life to obsolete system for under $300.
Pros: Good price, well known manufacturer.
Cons: Started clicking and that was the end of it. No warnings just dead.
Overall Review: I suppose it can happen to any brand, but I have not had a sudden failure like this from WD, Fujitsu, Hitachi or Seagate in less then a year of moderate service.
Pros: Used in conjunction with the ASUS M3A32-MVP motherboard and Vista 64 Premium yields an awesome dollar to performance ratio. Overclocking is easy and so far runs cool with the fan provided. The performance of this chip at a reasonable price makes me wonder if I will ever buy another Intel processor.
Cons: I bought it before the Free AMD eco button deal!