Date Joined: 03/20/02
Pros: No problems burning DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, CD-R, and CD-RW discs so far. Fastest audio extraction/ripping I've experienced. Rips a CD at about 30x using Exact Audio Copy on the most secure setting. Quieter than expected too.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Comfortable shape, lightweight, smooth performance. The cord seems to be of higher quality than the ones on the many other mice I've used.
Pros: Very fast for not being solid state. Quiet, no rattles, no obvious vibration. They seem to run rather cool too.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: I bought one each for my two PCs. They've exceeded my expectations for speed, noise, and temperature. I might even buy another pair.
Pros: Runs cool and very quiet. Cables are a nice length. No problems so far.
Pros: Good price, nice finish, quiet fan. Screw-less drive bays work better than expected.
Cons: One or two sharp edges. Bare-bones manual. Side panels are a little flimsy (although the rest of the case is sturdy.) Tiny reset button.
Overall Review: I bought two. One case had slightly flimsier side panels than the other. But overall I'm very satisfied. Neither case suffers from rattles or vibration.
Pros: Very cheap, easy to install, does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Pros: Easy to install, works well, cheap.
Pros: Fast, stable, easy to install. Included drivers work just fine. Used with a Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJB 250GB Ultra ATA100 HD and Pioneer DVD-RW drive. Much faster performance than the IDE controller on my old I-Will KK-266 mobo (w/1.33GHz Athlon and 1GB RAM).
Pros: Easy to install. Very quiet. Seems to run rather cool. Great price.
Cons: Cables are a little unwieldy but ties are provided.
Pros: Easy to install. Very fast for my moderate needs. Runs cool.
Overall Review: Used with a GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H motherboard and 4GB (2 x 2GB) of G.SKILL DDR3 1600 RAM (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ).
Pros: No problems at all so far in a Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H motherboard with an Athlon II X2 250 CPU. Seems quite fast and stable.
Overall Review: Don't forget to manually configure this RAM in the BIOS.
Pros: Did what it's supposed to do right out of the box. No problems running an Athlon II X2 250 CPU and 4GB (2 x 2GB) of G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM (F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ). Decent legacy support if you need it: parallel and serial ports, floppy controller, etc. Flexible BIOS.
Cons: None really. It seemed the included IDE cable was a little "glitchy" but I immediately switched it out for one of my many spares. Maybe it just wasn't seated correctly. And you'll have to supply your own parallel, serial, and floppy cables.
Pros: Fast, easy to install, and does what it's supposed to do. I disabled the on-board USB 1.1 ports, installed the card, booted up, and Windows XP immediately recognized it and installed the appropriate drivers. It couldn't have been simpler.
Pros: My older motherboard supported only Ultra ATA/100. I bought the RC-208 controller to use with a Western Digital Ultra ATA/133 drive and a DVD burner. I've had no problems with it running under Windows XP Home w/SP2 using the latest BIOS and drivers from Silicon Image. The performance increase over the on-board controller was much more than I had expected. I'm very satisfied.
Cons: Transfers are a bit slow when running Norton/Symantec Ghost in DOS but that's no surprise. The performance with Windows XP more than makes up for it.