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Carrie T.

Carrie T.

Joined on 04/28/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great box on the cheap

EVEREX Desktop PC gPC2 TC2512 VIA C7-D 1.50GHz 512MB DDR2 80GB HDD VIA UniChrome Pro Linux gOS V2
EVEREX Desktop PC gPC2 TC2512 VIA C7-D 1.50GHz 512MB DDR2 80GB HDD VIA UniChrome Pro Linux gOS V2

Pros: has everything you need for a simple low-buck workstation

Cons: the GOS operating system is terrible. It is slow and crashes all the time. I wiped it and put Kubuntu on this machine after an hour.

Overall Review: Cheap and reliable once you put kubuntu on it.

Most Critical Review

works

Athena Power AP-P4ATX60FE 20+4Pin 600W Single EPS12V V2.91 SLI and CrossFire Ready Supports Intel Core i7 Server Power Supply
Athena Power AP-P4ATX60FE 20+4Pin 600W Single EPS12V V2.91 SLI and CrossFire Ready Supports Intel Core i7 Server Power Supply

Pros: works great, i bought 5 for a erver farm and have had no problems with them.

Cons: The included power cord is not adequate. after leaving the machines running for a about a minute, the power cord becomes warm to the touch. while none failed I replaced them all with heavy duty cords to be sure. Also they seem to run rather hot, but with heavy duty servers this is to be expected.

Overall Review: fit great and had no problems they just don't 'seem' very heavy duty. guess i can't complain though after 4 months and no problems.

cheap and quick

Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital RE3 WD5002ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: so far so good. running 8 of these in Raid 5 with an areca card

Cons: Of the nine i ordered, one seems to have problems

Overall Review: wouldnt it be nice if HDs were reliable?

works

HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model KHX6400S2LLK2/4G
HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model KHX6400S2LLK2/4G

Pros: works, its fast and cheap

Cons: windows vista rated it slower than my 2gb pc5300???

Overall Review: you get what you pay for i guess

awesome drive best upgrade/$

Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: speedy fast quiet and lots of space. and cheap. I have ordered 3 of these and they have all performed flawlessly so far.

Cons: not free?

Overall Review: so far so good, we'll see how long the drives last as my users work their computers pretty hard.

10/20/2009

looks good

3com 3CRWE776075 Wireless 7760 11a/b/g PoE Access Point
3com 3CRWE776075 Wireless 7760 11a/b/g PoE Access Point

Pros: small uses POE, high quality, low cost

Cons: does not support WAP or any dynamic security when used as a repeater or bridge. WEP security is insufficient for my organization as it is hacked in about 2 sec. Also i bought 2 of these and one had an issue where the unit rebooted on every configuration change.

Overall Review: Downloading the latest firmware fixed the issue where the unit would reboot on every configuration change. 3com acknowledged that this was an issue for the shipped version of the firmware for some units. Make sure you upgrade to the latest firmware from 3com's site before putting this unit in use. Support was helpful and responded quickly that this unit does not support WPA as a repeater. Its pretty ridiculous that this is not supported since WEP is so insecure.

10/20/2009