2TB Crucial Sata III SSD (What can I say other than WOW!!!)7/19/2019 11:33:36 AM

Pros: First off I have 2 laptops, one of them is a Dual Core (I know - WHAT was I thinking??? - Hey I got it for free so what's the big deal?) while the other one is a Quad Core (this is my MAIN Laptop. The 2TB SSD is for the Dual Core Laptop and will replace a mechanical 1TB HD that is starting to get on my nerves, while the Quad Core already has an 500MB SSD (another Crucial SSD). I have to say that when I do buy SSD's I either choose the Samsung brand OR the Crucial brand - BOTH are excellent SSD makers and (at least to date) I have NEVER had ANY PROBLEMS with either brand. I originally ordered this SSD on yesterday Thursday (around noon) and I got it today (Friday, again around noon). What can I say, other than WOW - THAT WAS F-A-S-T!!! Normally it takes my NewEgg orders around 2-3 days for me to get them, but this was TOTALLY UNEXPECTED!!! When I tracked the order (this morning) I had thought that they had made a mistake in claiming that I would get it today. Boy, was I wrong... Good job NewEgg... So far (I think) I have around 4-6 Crucial SSD's in all my PC's (both Laptops (2) AND PC's (4)) and ALL OF THEM have preformed exceedingly well. I also use them (externally) to transfer Movies AND Music from my PC's (or Laptops) using a External USB Adapter over to my 12TB or my 40TB Servers. They have ALL preformed this job without a hitch. What more could I (or anyone else) ask for... The SSD came with a spacer just in case it was TOO THIN for my Laptop (which was a nice addition - although I don't think I'll need it) and a sheet of (Multi-Language) instructions (but again a nice afterthought). For those NewBies out here installing their 1st SSD's you might want to check out Crucial's Web Site. They have NUMEROUS HELP VIDEOS (as well as Q&A's that might help you) on their site to Help OR answer ANY AND ALL questions you might have OR run across... The subjects cover a WIDE RANGE of problems you might (OR COULD) run into... It's worth checking them out BEFORE you do anything... CHECK IT OUT!!! There's an OLD SAYING that goes - Better to be safe than sorry!!!

Cons: NONE - NOT A ONE... Well on second thought... The one thing I wish I had made, was to buy bigger sized SSD's (say a 2TB instead of a 500MB SSD) for my other Laptop... Oh well, wishful thinking... The only thing I'm sort of wondering about now is whether or not to Clone my OLD HD to the NEW SSD 1st and then do a Firmware Update, OR do the Firmware Update 1st and then Clone the HD... I'll have to give this some thought OR go to Crucial's Web Site and ask some questions... Looks like a GOOD QUESTION for Crucial's Web Site to answer... See... Even us techies have question they need answers to... After all, NOT ALL OF US ARE GENIUSES!!!

Overall Review: OK, and now for my OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS AND THOUGHTS... This SSD is a good buy... I originally got it for around $210 and that was way cheaper than the Samsung Brand... I think I made a good buy on this item... 1. Would I recommend this SSD to others to buy??? HECK YES I WOULD!!! 2. Would I buy this product again for myself??? HECK YES... Without any hesitation... It's a GOOD PRODUCT and well worth the price... You won't be sorry you bought it... Take care everyone... Joe...

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OK... I've had enough... STOP your whining and SLOW DOWN...2/12/2019 8:54:30 AM

Pros: I have been a faithful NewEgg buyer (and user) since 7/22/2009 and have been buying my product needs here since then. Since that date, I have bought 3,300 (MY TOTAL ((SO FAR)) - I just checked) DVD's from NewEgg. And out of that 3,300 DVD's, 2,500 were RIDATA, 400 were SONY, 100 were SMARTBUY, 100 were MEMOREX, and 200 were IMATION DVD's. Out of those 3,300 DVD's, the ones I had the worst experiences (COASTERS) with, were the MEMOREX and the SMARTBUY Brands. Now I will admit that I am a HEAVY SMOKER (AND YES I KNOW I SHOULD QUIT) and as a result of this fact, I have to change my HD's about every 1-2 years and my DVD Burners about the same time (YES smoking can be expensive in more was than just cash). But even with this fact, the RIDATA Brand of DVD's is the ONE BRAND that I have had LESS THAN 20-30 COASTERS with... Regretfully, I cannot say the same with the other brands I bought. One last thing that I should touch on is the subject of compatibility... I mainly use DVD's to burn a TON of movies and the one thing I have found is that NOT ALL DVD PLAYERS like (or I should say WILL PLAY) Burned DVD's. Many times I have run into certain Brands of DVD Players that WILL NOT PLAY (or even recognize) Burned DVD's as playable. Whenever I run into this problem, I just use a "CHEAPY" DVD Player and then this problem goes away. For some reason CHEAP DVD Players have LESS problems recognizing Burned DVD's... Why this is, I have no idea... But just keep it in mind in case you have similar problems... The other problem that I keep hearing about, is LOUSY PACKING of DVD Disk orders from either NewEgg or other providers. I too had this problem, and I screamed and screamed again and again to NewEgg. Luckily for me, NewEgg did something about it. At least, for me they did. With every succeeding order it seemed as if they got better and better at packing them to prevent any damage. I should note that the one area NewEgg NEVER HAD a problem with (at least for me anyway) was shipping days needed. On EVERY order I placed, I got them within 3-4 days... You can't beat that... Ever since I became a NewEgg user, I have placed 15 total orders for DVD's (totaling 3,300 DVD's), and out of these 15 orders, I think (repeat think) about 2 or 3 orders were damaged in one way or another. I seem to remember that 1 or 2 packs of 100 disks were ripped open and the contents were spilled inside the box. Luckily it wasn't the whole DVD Pack, just part of it...

Cons: I'm tired of these people whining about the fact that these DVD's "Won't Burn at 16x". WHO in their right mind would burn a DVD at 16x??? Just because you bought a car that the manual says has a TOP SPEED of over 160 MPH, doesn't mean that you should drive that car at 160 MPH. Not unless you want to kill yourself OR someone else. SLOW DOWN - you'll live longer... I burn ALL of my DVD's at 4x and have NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. It's a fact that the faster the speed you use to burn your DVD's, the more chance that your DVD's will run into 2 main problems. The first problem is DVD longevity, and the second problem is DVD BURN ERRORS. I have both DVD's (AND CD's) that I burned OVER 10 years ago, that I can still insert into my DVD (OR CD) Drive and can still read them (WITHOUT ANY ERRORS). Can you do this??? I doubt it... NOT if you're burning everything at 16x. And as far as longevity is concerned, the only way you'll get this kind of longevity is IF you S-L-O-W DOWN your burning speeds OR use M-DISK's for ALL your burning needs. And then the problem becomes a COST PROBLEM as M-DISK's are EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE... I should say they're simply COST PROHIBITIVE... At least for me, they are...

Overall Review: So you're basically left with 2 choices... Slow down your burning speeds to either 8x (or better off, use 4x) and get DVD's that'll last a long time, or go to M-Disks (That is, IF your DVD Burner supports burning M-Disk's in the first place) and you don't mind paying the higher price for them... Finally, Don't ask me how much M-Disks are... I have no idea... But you'll find them here at NewEgg so you can check the prices for yourselves... Take care everyone... Joe...

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Samsung 512GB SSD 2.5-inch 7mm SATA III11/14/2018 8:37:35 AM

Pros: I do general PC repairs and upgrades on the side and recently one of my customers gave me an older HP 15-f272WM 4-core laptop to be fixed and upgraded. After waiting more than 2 months to be paid (and after numerous attempts to contact him - ALL OF WHICH FAILED), I finally kept and erased the laptop for own use. I then decided to upgrade the memory from 4 to 8 Meg and also upgrade the old mechanical 500 Meg HD to a 500 Meg SSD. So I bought this SSD from Newegg for roughly $80.00 (which was sold by goHardDrive - with whom I believe I have dealt with before). The memory upgrade went without a hitch and I ordered the SSD on 11/08/2018 and it got here on 11/13/2018 (which is MUCH LONGER than a normal NewEgg purchase - but I'll let that pass... For now...) The SSD upgrade went off fairly well (other than the fact that I had to take apart the laptop just to get at the old HD). The new SSD was recognized right off the bat. This was AFTER I CLONED THE OLD HD TO THE NEW SSD which took roughly 1/2 an hour to do. After re-installing the NEW SSD it booted right up without a hitch... Now this SSD has made a world of difference in this laptop, it's like "NIGHT AND DAY" now. The laptop has gone from about 2-3 minutes booting time down to about 40-50 seconds booting time. I will definitely not complain about that. Not only that, but ALL of my programs now load in MUSH FASTER then before. I'm just waiting to see how fast my Video Encoding now goes on this system. I can't wait to see how fast it is. I have to say I'm VERY impressed with it so far... Now I honestly would have preferred to have gotten either a 1 or a 2 (or even a 4 TB) SSD but the price for them was prohibitive. I just couldn't afford it, so I'll make do with the 500 Meg SSD for now. Maybe I'll hit the lottery some day and can afford it then. (Here's hoping... Wish me luck...)

Cons: Now do I have any CONS??? YES I DO, and they're mostly with NewEgg. The BANNER ADD for this item was as follows: "Samsung 512GB SSD 2.5-inch 7mm SATA III TLC (6.0Gb/s) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CM871a (MZ-7TN5120) - 5 Years Warranty" You noticed the 5 Years Warranty part??? Well this is wrong... When I checked the WARRANTY & RETURNS TAB it states that this product has a: Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years AND Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 5 YEARS WARRANTY??? OR WHO HONORS IT??? YOU (NewEgg OR goHardDrive)??? This is FALSE ADVERTISING - plain and simple... NOW HERE'S MY GRIPE NEWEGG: Don't you people (at NewEgg) have a "PROOF READER" to check ALL OF YOUR ADDS BEFORE YOU POST THEM??? This has happened numerous times before as both myself and others can attest to... I know this for a fact, as I have seen numerous other people complain about this very thing before... This has to stop... If you don't have a "PROOF READER", than maybe you should consider "Breaking The Piggy Bank" and hiring one. Just make sure you vet him/her BEFORE you hire them...

Overall Review: Ok... Now that I've gotten my RANT against NewEgg out of my system I'll give you my "OTHER THOUGHTS" about this purchase... FIRST OFF: I'll be VERY SURPRISED if NewEgg posts this review as it is definitely NOT a favorable review of NewEgg. But I believe in telling the truth and I've done so here. So we'll see what happens AND how honest NewEgg really is... NOW: Would I purchase this (or OTHER) products from goHardDrive in the future??? YES I would (BUT with the following caveat)... I would remember that their service was much slower than a "NORMAL" NewEgg purchase in their delivery speed. Would I recommend goHardDrive to other customers to make their purchases from??? YES I would (again with the following caveat)... I would tell them that their service was much slower than a NORMAL NewEgg purchase in their delivery speed. So that if they had a "TIME SENSITIVE" purchase to make, they might be better off buying from someplace else. FINALLY: Why did I give this item a 3-EGG Rating??? Well it's because of NewEgg's Advertising Mistakes. I have to say that I'm overly impressed with the SSD, BUT I'm also tired of seeing these deceptive practices repeated again and again on NewEgg's site... This has to be resolved, one way or another... I hope this helps... Take care everyone...

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Ridata DVD’s10/31/2018 12:13:14 PM

Pros: JUST AN UPDATE TO MY LAST POST I just checked my NewEgg Account and it seems that I’ve been a faithful NewEgg customer since 07/2009 and I’ve been buying my DVD’s from then since that date when I made my 1st purchase. To date, (this includes the 400 that I just bought) I have bought the following quantity from NewEgg. Ridata = 2100 Sony = 400 Imation = 200 Memorex = 100 OTHER Brands = 100 Now out of those 4 brands (shown above), the top 3 were the ones that I had the least problems with. And when I say problems, I mean coasters. Out of those top 3 brands I like the Ridata and the Imation brands the most, although the Imation brand is getting harder and harder to find (either on sale OR for full price). Out of the 1900 Ridata DVD’s that I’ve ordered in the past, I think I’ve had less than 5-10 coasters. Not a bad average out of 1900. Try to beat that Mem-A-Who. Now I can hear some people asking themselves, “Why does he need so many DVD’s?” Well, I’ll tell you. I burn a lot of Music DVD’s, and a lot of Movie DVD’s as well as using DVD’s for all my major and minor backups. I’ve learned (over the years) that you can NEVER have enough System Backups. So I keep plenty on hand. I also have a 12TB Server as well as a 48TB Server that I’m putting together. I also have 3 separate PC’s as well as 2 LapTops, so I go thru a lot of Backups I got my delivery in 3 days, which is about normal for me, and the DVD’s were well packed and protected so none of them split open from mishandling from the Ex-Football players that the delivery companies hire.

Cons: NONE that I can think of… Although many will complain about the lack of spindles, I have plenty on hand to use as spares, so I don’t have that problem.

Overall Review: While many people will complain about the lack of quality on this brand (and others), the only problem I can think of that they might be having, is trying to burn these (and other) DVD’s at FULL SPEED. By trying to do that, you not only increase the chances of getting coasters, but your DVD’s won’t last as long. I burn ALL my DVD’s at 4 Speed and I’ve seldom had any problems. I have DVD’s that I’ve burned from back in 2009 and I can still read them without any problems. Try that on a 16x burned DVD and see what you get. Would I buy these DVD’s again for myself? YES I WOULD, WITHOUT HESITATION... Would I recommend these DVD’s to others to buy? YES I WOULD, WITHOUT HESITATION...

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Seagate Surveillance HDD ST2000VX003 2TB HD4/5/2017 11:54:06 PM

Pros: I originally ordered these 2 HD's for my 8TB Server on 4/3/17 and they got here on 4/5/17. The only major mistake was on my part in that I only need one HD and not 2 like I originally ordered. Dummy me... But then again at the price I got the 2 HD's for ($62.99 each) I really can't complain a lot. Heck at this price, I'll just put one aside as a spare and eat the difference. The other added advantage is that they come with a 3 year warranty instead of a two OR one year warranty like other HD's I have purchased in the past. You can't beat that. The other added advantage is that these HD's are what they call "Video Surveillance" quality HD's which means they are meant to be run 24/7/365. They are that tough so this means they can stand to be run 24/7 without any problems. These HD's also come with "One Million Hours MTBF". This means that these HD's are guaranteed to work for at least one million hours "Mean Time Between Failure". This is outstanding for a HD at this price. I've said it again and again that you can't beat NewEgg on their shipping speeds (at least I can't). Plus for once it seems as if NewEgg has finally learned their lessons about shipping HD's across the country by the major shippers (like UPS, FedEx, and USPS). For starters, each individual HD was wrapped inside a heavy duty HD Air Bag. This Air Bag was then boxed individually in a separate box that were then placed inside a larger box that was surrounded by more air bags. Good job NewEgg! This used to be one of my major gripes whenever I bought HD's from NewEgg. It seems as if now this is no longer a concern to be worried about. Good for you NewEgg. It's just too bad it took you so long to learn your lesson though...

Cons: Other than the fact that dummy me bought two HD's instead of only the one HD I needed, I don't see any cons. The one HD I installed formatted without any problems while the other HD will be kept as a spare for whenever I need it down the road. Like I said above, at the price I got them for I can afford to keep both of them

Overall Review: Would I recommend these HD's for others to purchase? YES I would and already did... Would I change anything in or on my original order? NO other then the fact that I would probably order more if I had the spare cash... On a 1-10 scale, how would I rate this particular purchase? Definitely a 10 all around. F-A-S-T Shipping, L-O-W price. Excellent quality and SPEC's. Like I said, "Definitely a 10 all around".

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TRENDnet TV-IP310PI (v1.0R) 10/100 Mbps PoE Rort Outdoor 3 MP Camera11/21/2015 12:50:04 AM

Pros: Just from looking at the photos of this unit on NewEgg's Website, this item looks much longer than it actually is (which is good) and I'll tell you that this unit is sturdily built and heavy. Like most items I've tested for TrendNet in the past this one too is well built, but it still has it's shortcomings. TrendNet has provided all the screws and connectors you'll need for ALMOST any type of installation whether it be wood or drywall. Thanks TrendNet. As in MOST Hardware products made today this one also has FREE Android and Apple APPS that you can get for this product. Which is nice, although I didn't get to try them as my Andriod Tablet was stolen from me recently. Darn it...

Cons: Ok, straight out of the box, this unit requires a PoE Capable Router to work. If your Router does not support PoE than you'll need an External Power Supply (which is NOT provided). The base for this unit is NOT Waterproof (at lease in my opinion). I would recommend that anyone contemplating putting this unit outside their home/business either put it under an awning or a porch roof to help keep it dry. Plus I would fill in the base unit with silicone sealant to make it waterproof. At least this will help, and it's better to be safe than sorry. Another problem point is the External Power and the RJ-45 Connector points. Now the Power Connector does come with a silicone plug to seal the Power Connector IF it is not used (which is good). The problem is that IF you do use an External Power Supply then you'll have to come up with SOME TYPE of sealing system to prevent water from shorting out the system. You'll also need some type of Sealing to seal the RJ-45 Connector as well. While I would NOT recommend sealing either connector with silicone where the plugs meet (unless this is a permanent installation), there are other alternatives out there. One method I can think of, is to use the old Army idea of using a rubber and open both ends and pull them over the connector and then seal the ends with silicone and cable ties. This should work just fine. The picture quality is fairly good PROVIDED you have some type of light nearby. Getting the camera to work properly is going to take some time fiddling with the settings and is much easier if 2 people do it while talking over a phone OR a radio. This way you can give directions to the person at the camera end to make adjustments while you view the picture on your end. Using a 3 Megapixel resolution camera at 4 mm and F1.2 you're NOT going to get a great picture at ANY far distances, but for general closeups it should do just fine. And while the Specs say that the Night Vision is good up to 100 Feet (30 meters), I wouldn't count on it. While it does come with a Built-In sun visor it could have been detachable AND MUCH longer than it is. This particular camera would be better suited for use as a “Point Of Entry” type of camera where you would use it at a door or entrance. OTHER SHORTCOMINGS: 1. NO EXTERNAL Power Supply provided. This was a HUGE MISTAKE on your part. NOT EVERYONE has a PoE capable router. Thankfully, I did. And since Radio Shack has closed MANY of their stores it'll make finding a suitable Power Supply much harder to find. Like I said, HUGE MISTAKE! OOPS, it seems that TrendNet does sell an optional Power Supply for this unit. Sorry about that TrendNet. My bad... 2. NO ZOOM feature. Really? That's going to hurt... 3. SHORT Focal Length (F 1.2). Are you serious? 4. NO AUDIO features. Another HUGE mistake. 5. Mounting Plate is NOT WATERPROOF. CONTINUED BELOW!!!

Overall Review: CONS (CONTINUED) 6. Buggy Software. In particular, the WatchDog Program. I couldn't get this software to run properly no matter what I did (in case you're wondering I have Win 10 64bit). It crashed on me numerous times and forced me to re-boot the PC. I did find that doing a CLEAN INSTALL seemed to work better than just a Re-Install, but I still had problems. Why, I have no idea. 7. BOTH CONNECTORS (the RJ-45 AND the Power Connector are TOO CLOSE to the base.) It would have been better IF BOTH Connectors were longer making it possible to run them through a wall (or door) and then connect on the other side. As it stands, the unit would have to be connected BEFORE the wall was completed OR opened up and then connected inside the wall and then having the wall built up around it. NOT real smart. I think that this unit COULD have been a MUCH better product IF the designers had REALLY given it some thought BEFORE they designed it. A good place to have started would have been to go to a Home Building Site and talk to the Contractors and ask them WHAT they (or the customers) would want in a Home (or Business) Security Camera system such as this. I think they would find all the answers they would need BEFORE they even began their designs. FINAL THOUGHTS: Would I purchase this camera for myself? Honestly? NO. While it IS fairly well built, there are still shortcomings with it and at this price I believe there are better options out there. Would I recommend this camera to others to purchase? Again NO, for the same reason. TrendNet, you guys did a fairly decent job on this unit, BUT if you fix the shortcomings it'll be better than it is now. Sorry but, better luck next time...

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TP-Link AC1750 Cable/Modem Router10/20/2015 11:04:03 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start… I liked the look of this unit. It comes in shiny black and is very tall and slender and has a base attached. About the only thing I didn't like was the fact that it would be hard to mount on a wall or the side of a desk if someone wanted to do so. Another thing I wasn't crazy about was the face that it doesn't have ANY external antennas. As far as the things I did like about this Cable Modem. They are as follows. 1. It supports both G/N/and AC formats BUT in BOTH the 5 GHz AND the 2.4GHz range. 2. It has 2 USB Ports. 3. It does have 6 internal antennas. Once you got to the setup page (on your browser) and you enter the User Name and the Password you are taken to the Setup Page where you will find 4 SETTING TABS at the top of the screen. They are BASIC, ADVANCED, LOG OUT, and REBOOT. So HOW well did this unit preform? To be honest, I would say about the same as my OLD VERIZON Cable Modem Router did (at lease in the G and N Ranges). I think about the ONLY place that (I THINK) it would out-preform my OLD Cable Modem is in the Wireless Range since it supports both G/N/and AC formats BUT in BOTH the 5 GHz AND the 2.4GHz ranges as well. My OLD Cable Modem only supports G and N Formats so it had a HUGE disadvantage right off the bat. Now the only problem then becomes is does your hardware offer AC Support? If it does than you're all set, if not, than your outta luck… Just something to keep in mind...

Cons: The 1st thing I did was to unhooked my Verizon Cable Modem and hook this unit up and let it try to acquire a signal which it didn't. I then contacted Verizon to see if they could help me get this unit working. The 1st person I talked to (a woman) tried repeatedly to disconnect the original modem and to re-acquire this unit all of which failed. I then asked for a 2nd level tech to see if they could help with this problem. When they switched me over to the 2nd level tech (a guy – name unknown) and I told him that I was switching over to MY NEW Cable Modem instead of theirs the very 1st thing he did was to basically read me the RIOT ACT saying that he MUST INFORM me that VERIZON DOES NOT SUPPORT 3rd party Cable Modems. I then told him that I understood this, and that ALL I wanted was to know was WHAT to change the settings over to so my Cable Modem would work. He then told me to HOLD ON for a moment (which I gladly did) and the NEXT thing I knew was that he had transferred me over to another (COMPLETE NEW COMPANY) which then demanded that I pay them $19.95 for a 3-Month support plan that would enable me to setup AND USE use my new Cable Modem in my house. This I refused to do. I have been a dedicated user of their services for OVER 10 years now. But no more. To say that I am NOT PLEASED with the rude treatment that I got from VERIZON would be a VAST UNDERSTATEMENT. Plus NewEgg won't allow me to use the filthy language that I would REALLY LIKE to use about the treatment I got from VERIZON. This IS AND WAS the worst treatment I have EVER RECEIVED from ANY company in my life and I am 63 years old. Now when you consider the fact that I have 9 cable boxes, plus 2 phone lines (both dedicated land lines), as well as 6 cell phones (that VERIZON provides ALL services for) in my house you can bet that they will start to care WHEN I switch over to a BRAND NEW SERVICE PROVIDER… YES, I am NOT a happy camper!!! Goodbye Verizon… Anyway, needless to say I finally got the NEW Cable Modem Router working (Finally - AND all without Verizon's KIND and FRIENDLY help). Here are some of the things that I didn't like about this unit. 1. NO EXTERNAL antennas. 2. LIMITED Options in BOTH the BASIC AND the ADVANCED OPTIONS. 3. NO DD-WRT Support. 4. NO wall mount (or desk mount) support. 5. NO USB 3.0 support.

Overall Review: As I said before, the options you are given (depending on whether or not you choose the BASIC or ADVANCED SETTINGS are limited. Under the BASIC SETTINGS you have ONLY 6 different options. And they are: NETWORK MAP INTERNET GUEST NETWORK USB SETTINGS PARENTAL CONTROL Now if you choose the ADVANCED SETTINGS, you have 10 different options. REALLY??? They are just a LITTLE MORE comprehensive and are as follows: STATUS OPERATION MODE NETWORK WIRELESS 2.4G WIRELESS 5G NAT FORWARDING USB SETTINGS PARENTAL CONTROL FIREWALL SYSTEM TOOLS Like I said before, depending on which option you choose from, you will be given a VERY SHORT LIST of other (MORE POWERFUL – BUT STILL FAIRLY LIMITED) options to choose from. For example, if you want to Turn On UPNP ENABLE feature, you will find that under ADVANCED SETTINGS – NAT FORWARDING – OPTIONS. There you will find a Check Box to Enable/Disable it. Pretty much straightforward. The Basic Settings are even more limited in their features... While these are many users out there who will want to get rid of their OLD Cable Modem Router boxes (that they got from their Cable Companies) to help reduce their monthly bills and hopefully get NEWER and MORE POWERFUL FEATURES, this Cable Modem Router does NOT fit that bill. While it does have some nice features, it still lacks in many others. Perhaps if it had supported DD-WRT then it would reclaim (or even gain) more powerful features than it has. The problem is, that until it does we'll never know. Final Thoughts… Would I purchase this item for myself? NO, and the reason is that there are more powerful Cable Modems out there that would suit me better than this. Would I recommend this item for my customers to purchase? NO, for the same reasons. Sorry TP-Link but it's back to the drawing board for you all...

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ORICO 6628US3-C-BK USB 3.0 SATA HDD 2 Bay Docking Station10/18/2015 1:45:04 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start… I absolutely love this thing. About the only thing I can say bad about it is that I didn't get the 3-Bay version. If I had, I would could have Cloned and/or Copied almost any HD from one unit to others and to top this off it would have only been about $10.00 extra. What can I say, Dummy Me… In order to use the Clone Function you just have to follow these 10 steps. 1. TURN OFF the System. 2. Unplug the USB Cable (WITH THE POWER STILL OFF). 3. Move the 2-Position slider-switch on the back from PC to CLONE. 4. Insert the 2 HD's (Make sure the HD to be copied is in the HDD #1 Slot (MASTER) and the other HD is in the HDD Slot #2 TARGET). 5. Turn ON the unit (Make sure to wait about 1 Minute for the HD's to warm up to speed). 6. PRESS AND HOLD the COPY BUTTON on the back for about 5 seconds until the unit BEEPS, then release the COPY BUTTON. This BEEP signals that the CLONING PROCESS has started. 7. When the unit BEEPS again, the Cloning Process is complete. 8. TURN OFF the unit. 9. Move the 2-Position slider-switch from CLONE to PC. 10. Plug in the USB Cable. The unit is NOW back in it's NORMAL MODE. There a couple of things to make note of. They are: 1. The TARGET HD MUST BE THE SAME (OR LARGER) SIZE than the MASTER HD. 2. IF the TARGET HD is LARGER then the MASTER HD, you can then use the COMPUTER MANAGEMENT UTILITY to increase (or EXTEND) the size of the Partition of the TARGET HD to it's FULL SIZE. I'll give you an example of how long it takes for an HD to be Cloned. I have an HP495 MediaSmart Server that I have used for about 3-4 years now. I have found that whenever the SYSTEM Disk goes bad that it is much easier just to use a CLONED copy of the SYSTEM Disk that I have burned unto a 128GB SSD that I keep. I do this ONLY because HP's Recover CD has kicked out with more failures than I can count. If it worked correctly, I would probably use the Recovery CD. I use this same SYSTEM Disk on a 128GB SSD (which I keep as a MASTER) and then CLONE that unto a 2TB HD in about 10 Minutes. Now (for you) depending on the size of the MASTER and the TARGET HD's you're trying to CLONE, this could take longer OR shorter. Just for your knowledge...

Cons: None that I can think of. Not a one… Whoops, I'm wrong… Some type of a cover to keep the dust and dirt out would make a nice addition...

Overall Review: Hey ORICO, you guys did a GREAT JOB on this unit and you should be proud of it. If I were to change anything on it, I might move the Drive Activity Lights to the Front of the unit instead of on the top. Also some type of cover would be a nice addition. One other thing I would like to see is a 4-Bay Unit… How about it OR is this just wishful thinking...

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Joe, Thank you so much for choosing ORICO as your preferred choice, this is Maite from ORICO customer care team. Your kind feedback is the best encourage that keeps us moving forward and constantly improving our goods and services. You are our best and regular client, please kindly let me know if you you have any question. My email is maite@orico.com.cn, please feel free to contact us. Hope you can purchase from ORICO again! Thanks a lot. Best Regards Maite
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 2TB HD (1st Review)10/15/2015 5:12:23 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start… I originally ordered this HD from goHardDrive (VIA NewEgg) on Sept 8th to replace a defective HD in one of my Servers. I have to admit that I got it for a steal for just $64.95 and that was the ONLY reason I got it in the 1st place. When you see 2TB HD's normally selling for around $90-$110 and then see one on sale for only $64.95 It'll make you think twice. I know I did... Shipping for this HD was fairly fast but I have to admit that I was VERY DISAPPOINTED in the package they sent this HD in. The shipping box itself was only SLIGHTLY LARGER then the HD itself. I can just imagine how the minions at either UPS or USPS had a ball playing catch with this small package nor can I even begin to imagine how many times it was dropped. I also wonder if the term “DROP SHIPPED” could be considered to be a TRUE oxymoron??? I do know that it feels that way sometimes...

Cons: On 10/15/2015 I sent NewEgg a request for an RMA for this HD. I also sent them the following reasons behind this. It was as follows: “I purchased this drive on Sept. 8th 2015 and have a MAJOR problem with it. I have NEVER been able to use it. I have tried to INITIALIZE this drive on numerous times with different PC's (and it WILL NOT INITIALIZE)!!! I tried Win XP, Win 7 (BOTH 64 AND 32bit) as well as Linux. Under COMPUTER MANAGEMENT it sees this drive as a 3.86 GB HD but I CAN'T FORMAT IT or ERASE THE PARTITION or anything. It is defective... I would like to receive a NEW Replacement and/or a refund.” Now it seems to me as if the “BALL” is now in goHardDrives' court as far as to WHAT they will do about this RMA request of mine. They could do a number of different things. They could just refund the money I spent, or they could honor my request for a NEW HD (as I feel they should) or will they could try to pawn off a refurbished HD unto me. If they try this, then you can bet that this will be the LAST TIME I buy anything from goHarDrive, nor will I recommend them to any my customers. Now I realize that things like this happen all the time and while I can't blame goHardDrive directly for being the culprit with this situation, they do get part of the blame for their lax shipping procedures. You DO NOT send delicate electronic equipment (especially HD's) in a box only slightly larger than the HD itself. That is just asking for trouble. I cannot tell you all the number of times I have ranted and raved to every company I deal with about this very problem and YES this does include NewEgg as well. They have had their issues in the past, but I honestly think that NewEgg has finally learned their lessons about proper shipping. Way to go NewEgg!!! That's one of the main reasons I love your company… YOU DO LISTEN!!!

Overall Review: Now the ONLY reason I gave goHardDrive only 1 Egg is because of their POOR SHIPPING HABITS!!! I blame this point as the MAIN REASON for this defective HD in the 1st place. I honestly feel that if only they had taken the time to properly package this HD the right way, it might have NEVER arrived defective. Now I can promise you all that I will be writing a follow-up review on whatever goHardDrive's response is in this particular matter. We'll just have to wait and see if they deserve 1 Egg or 5 Eggs for their service. This is the least I can do for both you all (both the customers) and the sellers alike. That is the least I can do… MORE TO FOLLOW…...

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BELKIN F9K1116 AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router9/24/2015 1:15:35 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start… I've got to admit that I set my expectations level kind of high (or higher than I should have) on this Router. From the list of Spec's on the box I thought it was going to be a pretty decent Router. One that would make a GOOD STARTER Router for people who were either “NEW” to PC's or even a dependable “FALLBACK” Router for those whose “MAIN” Router had finally “Bit The Dust”. The Router has some fairly good Spec's listed. They include the following: It has Guest Network and supports both 802.11a, b, g, n, and AC Modes. It is easy to setup, once you figure out it's IP Address. It also includes 1 USB 2.0 Port (although 1 OR 2 USB 3.0 Ports would have been much better) which can be hooked up to either a Printer, Hard Drive and even used as a DLNA Server. For parents (with children) it includes Parental Control so you can keep the little kiddies safe from predators and undesirable sites although kids now-a-days know much more then we did at their ages. They probably even know HOW to defeat this feature… Once you log in to the Router itself using it's IP Address (which is 192.168.2.1) the configuration is pretty much straightforward and easy, which some users will like. You can easily configure this Router to best suit your needs either as a Torrent Host or as a DLNA Server if you chose to do so. Granted that there are some nice features on this Router, the main problem I have is that they are poorly designed and carried through. While I found that the range of this Router while pretty good in an average sized house, it is hampered by it's total lack of Gigabyte Ports and a more comprehensive firmware.

Cons: There were a number of things I didn't like about this Router, Among the issues I found were these main points. 1. NO Disk Software (neither the Drivers NOR anything else). Dumb move on your part. 2. Terrible Firmware. WHAT were you thinking??? 3. Internal Antenna only! No option for External Antennas? 4. NO Gigabyte Ports. In this day and age they DIDN'T include them? Shameful... 5. ONLY 1 USB 2.0 Port – NO USB 3.0 Ports? 6. NO DD-WRT Support. This alone is a HUGE mistake… In my mind a game changer. 7. A Retail Price of $136.99? Are you serious? It's definitely not worth that amount…

Overall Review: In my opinion, this Router is what I would call a “VANILLA” Router. This is what you would expect to see in the home of someone who is a “NEWBIE” or “JAFR” to the PC World. Something fairly EASY to setup and (more importantly) CHEAP to buy. Now granted that there are users like this out there (in the REAL world), luckily I am not one of them. I prefer my equipment to operate at it's peak performance regardless of anything else. While I do not buy the MOST EXPENSIVE equipment on the market place, I do buy GOOD equipment that does work. Would I purchase this Router for myself? NO – NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM! Would I recommend this Router to others to buy? While it has some nice features, I would NOT recommend this Routers to others. There are other Routers out there for about the same price that have better features than this one. Sorry Belkin… It's back to the drawing board for you...

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Manufacturer Response:
Hi, Joe S. We appreciate your taking time to share your comprehensive feedback with regard to the F9K1116 router. It has been our practice to observe and listen to people, using their experiences to make products that make life easier and more fulfilling. We understand that the unit failed to meet your expectations, and we're sorry to hear about it. Your take about it's functionality and design is noted, and we'll pass this along to the development team. If there's anything else that you'd like to discuss with us regarding this matter, feel free to contact us at BelkinCares@belkin.com with your contact details. Yours in service, Belkin Support http://www.belkin.com/support
DEEPCOOL GamerStrom ASSASSIN II CPU Cooler8/18/2015 8:52:41 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... Let me warn you, THIS THING IS H-U-G-E!!! When I was 1st offered the opportunity to test this Cooler I sort of glanced at the Spec's and thought it said 2-120mm fans. It turns out this MONSTER has 2-140mm fans on it. It seems I'll have to pay more attention to the Spec's in the future. The company named this the "ASSASSIN II" when in actuality they should have called it "GODZILLA II". Just kidding... I have to admit that installing this MONSTER on my MotherBoard was a challenge in more ways than one. My 8-Core (FX-8350) PC originally had a Cooler Master Hyper 101i Cooler on it and then I upgraded it over to a newer water cooled system (not sure of the brand or model) and finally to this unit. Once I finish testing this unit, I will reinstall the old water cooled system I had on it before. I have already moved the older Cooler Master Cooler over to a new 6-Core (AMD) 48TB Server I'm in the process of building. I don't know about you, but I try not to waste anything that is still useful. You would be surprised at the number of things I reuse again and again. Now I do like the fact that this cooler has 2 fans and 8 Heat Pipes in each grill. I also like the fact they kindly included a 4-Port Fan Hub that works with PWM Support. The only problem here is that it only reports the speed of the fan with the WHITE COLOR PORT. I guess this is better than nothing. They also included fan clips for both 120mm and 140mm fans as well. Good. The fans themselves are 2-140mm fans in a sort of a push/pull configuration where one fan pushes the air through the 1st grill while the other is in the middle of the 2nd grill. So it sort of looks like this: fan/grill/fan/grill. In all honesty I am not sure if this is the optimum setting for a 2-fan cooler, but personally I would think a push/pull configuration of the fans (at both ends) would make more sense. But then again I'm not an engineer, just a PC Tech. so I could be wrong on this. There are 2 cooling grills and each grill has 8 copper (cooling) pipes going through each grill (which is good). My old Hyper 101i Cooler only had 2 copper cooling pipes and 1 grill, although I did add a 2nd 80mm fan onto it. There are many good choices as far as the CPU's it supports. It gives you a good selection including the Intel LGA2011-V3/LGA2011/1366/1150/1151/1155/1156/775 as well as the AMD FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU as well. I have the AMD CPU.

Cons: While not a CON per say, there is one thing I would warn everyone to consider before buying this cooler. Like I said before, this thing is H-U-G-E!!! In fact, it's so big a lot of users might not be able to fit this into their cases. The box it came in is about the size of a SMALL Coffee Maker! Yes, that's about how big it is! This is definitely one item that I would recommend that EVERY USER measure twice before buying, just to make sure it'll fit your case in the 1st place. I would hate to see anyone buy this, only to find out later that it's too big. The second problem I have with this unit is that it is also VERY HEAVY (at roughly 3 1/4 lbs.) Now some people might question my logic for this, but if you have a flimsy MotherBoard and install this cooler with the MotherBoard turned on its side, it might overly stress the MotherBoard itself to the point of cracking either the board itself or even the copper circuit leads. This is something I would be VERY CAREFUL about. Also be aware that this is definitely NOT an item I would recommend that any one user alone install just because of the difficulty in installing it, but also because of its size AND weight as well. I give this unit 2 EGGS mainly because of the fact that it'll probably require a new case and the fact that it's TOO BIG AND BULKY (even though it does look good) for many users. I cannot fault it on its performance as it's about ON PAR with other 2-Fan coolers I've tested.

Overall Review: Now how does this puppy perform??? I've had this unit installed now for about 2 days now and in all honesty I found this unit to be about ON PAR with other 2 fan coolers I've tested (at least within a couple of degrees anyway). I do have to admit that for the size of this puppy, it was remarkably quiet. Much more than I expected. I really expected to hear Godzilla's R-O-A-R!!! FINAL THOUGHTS: Would I buy this unit for myself? Probably not for 3 main reasons. 1. Because it's SO BIG AND BULKY, it requires a specialty case that would allow it to fit. This means EXTRA COSTS. 2. Because of the size of this unit, you have to remove the 2nd (middle) fan in order to secure it on the CPU and then reinstall it. Plus to install it properly, it needs at least 2 people. 3. Mainly because of the fact that I now prefer a water cooled system (at least since I've started using them) over an air cooled one. But this is just a personal preference and other users might not agree with me on this. Would I recommend this unit for my clients OR other users? I might, but then again a lot of users might question my recommendation if I did. They would probably take one look at the size of the case this cooler requires (just to fit) and then shake their heads in a sort of "No, No! It's MUCH TOO BIG!" fashion. Or they would say something like, "We were looking for something with a MUCH SMALLER footprint." Let's face the cold hard facts here, today the more popular saying of, "Smaller is better" holds true with a lot of people and not just in the Business World but also in the PC World as well. So regretfully, I don't think it will fly. I believe if this cooler had been designed around the 120mm fan size, it might be a much better product with a larger following than I think it will have. As it stands now it's TOO BIG and TOO BULKY!!! Keep the nice packaging it comes in, but lose the size. Nice try guys - but better luck next time...

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued reviewer, Thanks for your careful reviews in such details, and yes, as a twin tower cooler, this cooler is indeed big, its overall dimession is 143X158X167mm, and it is 1.5kg. It has two fans, one 120mm fan, and one 140mm fan. If any futher assitant is needed, please directly contact us via support@deepcool.com. Your kindly reviews will encourage us do better on the products, thanks! DEEPCOOL Support Team
TRENDnet Wireless AC Easy-Upgrader TEW-820AP7/22/2015 5:19:19 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... I originally had somewhat "HIGH" Hopes for this product after reading the Product Descriptions on the box, but then WHEN I looked at the Specifications for this Product I asked myself, "HOW can they deliver on such outlandish claims? There is just NO WAY this thing can work AS PROMISED... Just NO WAY"!!! After trying to use this Product for a FULL DAY, I have to admit that I see NO PRO's for it whatsoever.

Cons: Right off the bat this thing is a PAIN IN THE YOU KNOW WHERE to set up. First the Installation Program wouldn't work right it just kept coming up with an ERROR MESSAGES, again and again. Then the Instructions were printed wrong (or the Address on the ROM Chip) is wrong. In all I had a HARD TIME setting this thing up to run correctly and when I finally did get it working it just wasn't worth the time I originally invested in it to keep on using it. It's a shame as this might have filled a gap in someone's usefulness for this type of product. I just can't figure out IF this was a "DESIGN SCREW-UP" from the GET GO or just some "BEAN COUNTERS" failure in that he decided to cut TOO MANY Pennies in the final Product... Either way, TOO BAD... All in all, I found the following CONS and I consider it to be: 1. Hard to Setup, Configure OR EVEN Address - The instructions says that its address is 192.168.10.100, but it doesn't work at that address. That makes sense... 2. It ONLY has a 100mb Ethernet Port - REALLY??? NO Gigabyte Port??? 3. It ONLY supports 5Ghz. channels. 4. It doesn't work with the 2.4Ghz. Band. Go figure... 5. It fails to forward NetBIOS in either client mode or WDS (Bridge) mode. Again, go figure... 6. It doesn't have ANY External Antennas. Really??? 7. The AC Power Connector is only about 3 feet long. I guess they were TOO cheap for a longer cable? 8. Good luck trying to read ANY of the data on the bottom. You need a magnifying glass to read the printing on bottom of unit it's so small. We're not ALL 15 year olds with 20/20 vision you know. Come on now... Then again, smaller print is cheaper to produce huh? This is definitely one of the few products that I have tested (and I've done OVER 42 Product Reviews so far) that I would categorize as "NOT YET READY FOR PRIME TIME". It gives some GOOD claims on the box, but there is "NO WAY" it can perform on its promises with the way it is built. Considering the lack of a Gigabyte Port plus all the Other Cons I listed above, it's just "Smoke And Mirrors" and that's all. I would have given this product ZERO EGGS if I could, but NewEgg has a 1 Egg Minimum Rating. I do wish they would change this policy. Maybe, just maybe, if the Design Department would start anew and remedy ALL of the Cons I listed above, then possibly (JUST POSSIBLY) they might have a product that is worth buying. Until then, in my opinion, THIS is just junk! Nothing more! If I were you all I'd save my money and NOT buy this junk.

Overall Review: FINAL THOUGHTS: Would I recommend this product for others to purchase? Are you serious? NOT in my lifetime! Would I purchase this unit for myself? No way! I might be dumb, but I'm not stupid!!! I am deeply disappointed that TRENDnet put out such a BAD Product. I have purchased their products in the past and have always found them to be GOOD Products that were worth the money I paid for them. That is NOT the case this time. Did you really expect to "Pull The Wool Over Our Eyes" with this "So Called" product? I really expected better from you TRENDnet...

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, We are sorry to hear that you ran into issues with the TEW-820AP. The unit is a pre-configured access point that will receive a DHCP address from your existing network. If the unit has been physically connected to your network it will have been assigned an IP address from your existing DHCP server. If you cannot access it via http://tew-820ap you would need to check your DHCP client list for the IP address assigned to it. The http://192.168.10.100 address is the default address it will be assigned when no DHCP server is found. For example, if you connect your computer directly to the unit. We do apologize for the experience you had and your feedback is valuable to us and helps us recognize areas for improvement. Thank you, Adrian TRENDnet Support http://www.trendnet.com/support
RiData DVD's and Seagate 3TB HD6/14/2015 10:36:49 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start. On June 10, at roughly 12 noon, I purchased 3 items from NewEgg. They were (2) 100 Packs of RiDATA 4.7GB DVD-R's and (1) Seagate Constellation CS ST3000NC002 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HD. Now I'll be honest in that normally I wouldn't buy a 3TB HD from anyone, not even Seagate. This is because I've heard and read too many bad reviews about 3TB HD's quitting before their time or being "DOA". No one, not even myself, likes to deal with a HD that quits before it's "MTBF" comes due. "MTBF" stands for "Mean Time Before Failure" and is generally a Time (in hours) that a piece of equipment is supposed to run for BEFORE it fails. I was originally just going to replace my defective 2TB Seagate with another one. But when I saw that this 7200 RPM 3TB HD was on sale for roughly the SAME price as a NEW 2TB HD I was considering purchasing and after reading the reviews on this HD, I decided to "Bite the Bullet" and buy one. Now I had to wait until the 12th for GoHardDrive to charge my account to pay for the HD which I didn't expect. I expected the S-U-P-E-R-F-A-S-T service I have come to expect and love from NewEgg in which my orders are processed the SAME DAY or the next. Normally I would deduct an EGG for that reason BUT that was my fault for not noticing that the HD was being sold by a 3rd party seller so no eggs on that. I got the (2) 100 packs of DVD's on the 12th W-I-T-H-O-U-T ANY DAMAGE which is nice. Now I've used these same DVD's before and I have to tell you I rate them as an EXCELLANT product. As a matter of fact I was waiting for them to go on sale again JUST so I could order more. Now all I had to wait on was the 3TB HD from GoHardDrive. This is where I hummmm the tune from Jeopardy... Today (the 13th) I got my 3TB HD via USPS. Now for USPS, that's F-A-S-T, I have to admit. The package came in a brown paper cardboard box just barely bigger than the HD itself. The HD was securely double wrapped in HEAVY DUTY bubblewrap and fit into the cardboard box so tightly that I had to fight to get it out. NOW T-H-I-S IS HOW TO SHIP A HARD DRIVE. NewEgg, you ought to take a lesson from GoHardDrive on HOW to do this. I'm sure that all of your customers would appreciate that as well. Regretfully, I won't be able to test the HD until tomorrow morning as I have to go to work shortly, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow to see IF there are any problems with the HD itself. But in ALL HONESTY, considering on how WELL PACKAGED the HD itself was, I don't expect that there will be

Cons: But there is ONE M-A-J-O-R PROBLEM GoHardDrive... When I opened the box for the 1st time, it had a distinct odor coming from it. It took me a while to determine WHAT it was, and I think it is the odor of Bananas?!? Bananas??? Yes, Bananas... I'm still trying to figure out where or what the odor came from. Was someone in your shipping department sipping on Banana Daiquiris and maybe spilled some into the box before sending this package out, if so you must have the happiest shipping department in California. Or was someone just eating Captain Crunch Cereal with bananas on top. I still can't figure that one out... Bananas??? Well the HD is NOW installed, but when I powered the system back up, I got an ERROR MESSAGE on my MAIN Monitor telling me NO HDMI INPUT or VGA INPUT was detected. I then broke open the PC again and Re-Seated the Video Card twice with the same result.. Now was the time for me to put on my THINKING CAP. Was the NEW HD drawing too much power and causing the Video Card to fail? I doubted that (even with 5 HD's and a DVD Writer as well). Was my monitor finally giving up the Ghost? Two Monitors AT the SAME TIME??? I doubted that as well. The only other consideration left was to Re-Seat the VGA Card again AND this time do a HARD-Reset on the BIOS as well and see if that works. It did, but as to what happened, I don't know; but it's fixed now...

Overall Review: The NEW HD seems to be working fine (for now anyway). I'll post another review later on OR when/if it dies. And the DVD's seem to be fine as well (as I expected). Both NewEgg and GoHardDrive get AND DESERVE 5 Eggs on this purchase. Both shipments were delivered FAST and well packaged, even with GoHardDrive using USPS which is normally VERY SLOW. Good job NewEgg, again. And welcome to my preferred list of outlets GoHardDrive. You'll probably be getting orders from me in the future as well. Good job to you as well... Would I purchase these items again for myself? At THESE prices and WITH the FAST delivery and good product reviews? Heck YES I would, without hesitation... If these DVD's come on sale again, you can bet your life I'll be buying more of them... Would I recommend these purchases to others? YES, I would, without hesitation... Now... If I can just figure out WHERE and HOW the Banana Smell came from???

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RiData DVD's and Seagate 3TB HD6/14/2015 10:07:28 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start. On June 10, at roughly 12 noon, I purchased 3 items from NewEgg. They were (2) 100 Packs of RiDATA 4.7GB DVD-R's and (1) Seagate Constellation CS ST3000NC002 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HD. Now I'll be honest in that normally I wouldn't buy a 3TB HD from anyone, not even Seagate. This is because I've heard and read too many bad reviews about 3TB HD's quitting before their time or being "DOA". No one, not even myself, likes to deal with a HD that quits before it's "MTBF" comes due. "MTBF" stands for "Mean Time Before Failure" and is generally a Time (in hours) that a piece of equipment is supposed to run for BEFORE it fails. I was originally just going to replace my defective 2TB Seagate with another one. But when I saw that this 7200 RPM 3TB HD was on sale for roughly the SAME price as a NEW 2TB HD I was considering purchasing and after reading the reviews on this HD, I decided to "Bite the Bullet" and buy one. Now I had to wait until the 12th for GoHardDrive to charge my account to pay for the HD which I didn't expect. I expected the S-U-P-E-R-F-A-S-T service I have come to expect and love from NewEgg in which my orders are processed the SAME DAY or the next. Normally I would deduct an EGG for that reason BUT that was my fault for not noticing that the HD was being sold by a 3rd party seller so no eggs on that. I got the (2) 100 packs of DVD's on the 12th W-I-T-H-O-U-T ANY DAMAGE which is nice. Now I've used these same DVD's before and I have to tell you I rate them as an EXCELLANT product. As a matter of fact I was waiting for them to go on sale again JUST so I could order more. Now all I had to wait on was the 3TB HD from GoHardDrive. This is where I hummmm the tune from Jeopardy... Today (the 13th) I got my 3TB HD via USPS. Now for USPS, that's F-A-S-T, I have to admit. The package came in a brown paper cardboard box just barely bigger than the HD itself. The HD was securely double wrapped in HEAVY DUTY bubblewrap and fit into the cardboard box so tightly that I had to fight to get it out. NOW T-H-I-S IS HOW TO SHIP A HARD DRIVE. NewEgg, you ought to take a lesson from GoHardDrive on HOW to do this. I'm sure that all of your customers would appreciate that as well. Regretfully, I won't be able to test the HD until tomorrow morning as I have to go to work shortly, so it'll have to wait until tomorrow to see IF there are any problems with the HD itself. But in ALL HONESTY, considering on how WELL PACKAGED the HD itself was, I don't expect that there will be

Cons: But there is ONE M-A-J-O-R PROBLEM GoHardDrive... When I opened the box for the 1st time, it had a distinct odor coming from it. It took me a while to determine WHAT it was, and I think it is the odor of Bananas?!? Bananas??? Yes, Bananas... I'm still trying to figure out where or what the odor came from. Was someone in your shipping department sipping on Banana Daiquiris and maybe spilled some into the box before sending this package out, if so you must have the happiest shipping department in California. Or was someone just eating Captain Crunch Cereal with bananas on top. I still can't figure that one out... Bananas??? Well the HD is NOW installed, but when I powered the system back up, I got an ERROR MESSAGE on my MAIN Monitor telling me NO HDMI INPUT or VGA INPUT was detected. I then broke open the PC again and Re-Seated the Video Card twice with the same result.. Now was the time for me to put on my THINKING CAP. Was the NEW HD drawing too much power and causing the Video Card to fail? I doubted that (even with 5 HD's and a DVD Writer as well). Was my monitor finally giving up the Ghost? Two Monitors AT the SAME TIME??? I doubted that as well. The only other consideration left was to Re-Seat the VGA Card again AND this time do a HARD-Reset on the BIOS as well and see if that works. It did, but as to what happened, I don't know; but it's fixed now...

Overall Review: The NEW HD seems to be working fine (for now anyway). I'll post another review later on OR when/if it dies. And the DVD's seem to be fine as well (as I expected). Both NewEgg and GoHardDrive get AND DESERVE 5 Eggs on this purchase. Both shipments were delivered FAST and well packaged, even with GoHardDrive using USPS which is normally VERY SLOW. Good job NewEgg, again. And welcome to my preferred list of outlets GoHardDrive. You'll probably be getting orders from me in the future as well. Good job to you as well... Would I purchase these items again for myself? At THESE prices and WITH the FAST delivery and good product reviews? Heck YES I would, without hesitation... If these DVD's come on sale again, you can bet your life I'll be buying more of them... Would I recommend these purchases to others? YES, I would, without hesitation... Now... If I can just figure out WHERE and HOW the Banana Smell came from???

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Follow Up On My Earlier Review5/16/2015 4:40:41 PM

Pros: This is just a follow up on an earlier review I posted about 2 months ago. I am now down to about the middle of the 3rd pack of DVD's I purchased from NewEgg (I've used roughly 250 DVD's used so far) and I have to tell you I haven't had ONE COASTER! NOT ONE! I really expected to have at least one or two coasters because some of the DVD Spindles were damaged in the shipping process, but I didn't have any. I'd say these DVD's qualify as a GOOD PRODUCT despite the damage the DVD spindles received in shipping. Normally on a good product like this I would give 5 eggs, but I'm deducting an egg because of the shipping damage. Despite this, I still think these DVD's are a good product and a good investment. I'd say that NewEgg Dodged the bullet on this one! Now if they would only get their "YOU KNOW WHAT" together in packaging these DVD's than they would deserve the 5 Eggs that I'd like to give them. Come on NewEgg, you've had enough time to get your ACT together.

Cons: NOT A ONE!!! The only problem I have now is to find another sale on these DVD's or some other company that makes DVD's I trust. What a pain...

Overall Review: Having these on sale again would be great!!! Then again I could also use a NEW car...

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Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Router3/12/2015 10:45:03 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... I've had this Router setup for about 4 days now and let me tell you... This thing is a S-P-E-E-D D-E-A-M-O-N!!! And I do mean F-A-S-T!!! Below are some of the speeds I've been seeing and let me tell you, I've been amazed at just how fast this thing is! New York City, NY. DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 58.34Mbps 73.65Mbps CHICAGO, ILL. DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 58.14Mbps 74.32Mbps MIAMI, FLA. DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 58.37Mbps 74.01Mbps CALIFORNIA, CA. DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 58.23Mbps 72.04Mbps LONDON, ENGLAND DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 49.13Mbps 69.46Mbps OSLO, SWEEDEN DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 58.14Mbps 68.63Mbps HELSINKI, FINLAND DOWNLOAD UPLOAD 57.81Mbps 67.55Mbps Like I said, it's a SPEED DEAMON... Here are some of the things I like about this Router. 1. Being able to Balance Load Settings. 2. Two USB Ports (ONLY 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 though.) 3. Six Antennas. It has 3 external and 1 internal. The only thing I'm not sure about these antennas is if you can replace them with the "Rubber Duck" types or not. They might be specially made just for this unit. It would be nice to know though... 4. NO AC Power Brick blocking up your AC Outlets. Finally!!! It's about time...

Cons: After about a week of use I don't see a lot of MAJOR CONS with this unit, that is, OTHER than the price!!! Like I said above, the price of this unit MIGHT put it out of reach of some users, and that would be a shame as this is one of THE BEST ROUTERS I have tested so far!!! Right now the ONLY MAJOR CON that I have with this Router is the fact that it does NOT support DD-WRT and the fact that there are NOT a lot of options in the Router Settings Window. Although some user will find this to be more of a blessing other than a curse, I don't. I at least, like to have ALL the options available to me when I need them. Now there are some other gripes that I'm sure some users will hark on. Namely the lack of a removable base and/or a lack of being able to wall mount this unit, for one. Either way, I think that once other users try this Router that ALL their CONS will shortly disappear.

Overall Review: Here's my bucket list of things I would like to see added to this Router: 1. Support for DD-WRT. 2. 2 USB 3.0 Ports instead of 1. Now is the time for my final opinions on this Router. Would I recommend this Router to others to buy??? YES!!! Would I buy this Router for myself??? IF it had DD-WRT support, then YES I would. But without the DD-WRT support, then NO, not at this price. But if it was priced lower than it is then YES I would, without hesitation!!! At this price the DD-WRT is the deciding factor, for me anyway!

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Rosewill PCIe Serial Card 1 Port12/25/2014 7:00:20 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... First off, this is NOT going to be one of my NORMAL reviews. You see on Friday when I got this product in the mail it was the same day I met a young Puerto Rican out by the Mall that needed a ride. Needless to say, I volunteered, which turned out to be a HUGE mistake. You see that young Puerto Rican mugged me and robbed me to the tune of $180.00 and a brand new Tablet and then beat me so badly that I spent the weekend in the hospital. Never again. This time the lesson was definitely learned. In case anyone is wondering how badly I was beaten then just think of the movie "Rageing Bull" where Robert Dinero has a scene where he shows how badly he got beaten. All together I got a broken nose, about 6-8 bruised ribs, a couple of broken teeth, along with a couple of bruised kedneys. Like I said, I could put Robert Dinero to shame with the pictures from my incident scene. It is now Thursday morning and while still badly bruised and scarred I thought I try and write his review. And I do mean try, so don't expect much... Now I like Rosewill Products. I have used and bought them in the past and generally like the quality of their workmanship. They seem to fill a void that others forgot that was even there to begin with. Now don't get me wrong, they have also made some D-U-M-B products that made me think to myself, "WHAT we're they thinking?" This is NOT one of those. It's a good product, the problem is that it'll take some imagination to come up with some uses for it. I like the 1/2 card height as this allows you to use either the FULL CARD HEIGHT or put on the 1/2 HEIGHT CARD ADAPTER that takes up less space. I also like the fact that it comes with a manual AND a Driver CD. This is one of my BIGGEST GRIPES against manufacturers' today. Why would you make something that REQUIRES a DRIVER and NOT INCLUDE it???

Cons: It seems that Rosewill did forget something. Namely the Drivers for ANY Windows 8 PC's. Duh??? How in the world could they forget this? Other than this? None...

Overall Review: Let's face the facts here. In today's age, the need OR even uses for a Serial Buss are quickly disappearing, it seems like the USB Port IS the NEW Serial Port. When PC's 1st came out, there were many uses for them and us OLD Dinosaurs just loved them. They gave us all kinds of options and features we wanted. Some of the ones that come to mind (and ones that I have owned in the past are) Serial Scanners, Serial Printers, Serial Mice, Universal Power Supplies that used the Serial Connector to supply info to the PC (I still have a few of these and they work JUST fine). The best Hardware and Software applications I saw was a complete Weather Station that worked off the Serial Buss. There are still a few Motherboards out there today that have attachment points (on the Motherboard itself) that allow you to connect a Serial Buss to your Motherboard itself and there are even some of them that have a Parallel Connector. Just for you OLD Parallel Printer Guys out these as well. We mustn't forget the OLD Dinosaurs (like me) out there, that still need feeding every once in a while too. Now if you're lucky enough to have one of these newer Motherboards that have a Serial Buss on the Motherboard itself, then you really don't need one of these cards. But if you don't have that option, than this card will definitely fit your needs. There are endless uses for this card, IF you have the need for one. The problem is that unless you have SOME PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE or an already written program for it, then you're going to be lost as to WHAT or HOW this card will work or even the applications it could do (or even be able to do). One thing I have found over the years, is that PC's are a life-long learning experience. Some of us are still learning today... Have fun...

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Corsair M65 RGB Gaming Mouse11/12/2014 1:44:16 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... I have to say that I like the look and feel of this Mouse. The Rubberized Plastic feels good in your hands. I also like the removable weights. They can either be removed or left in for added weight. I also like the feature that lets you choose the background colors of your choice. Like I said, nice features... Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure that it's a GREAT GAMING MOUSE. I mean this thing has BUTTONS (AND FEATURES) GALORE and even has a neat little MACRO RECORDING Feature, which is kind of nice. BUT it could have been designed to be much better than the end product... The MAIN reason that I took this particular assignment was because I was curious as to whether or not Corsair had made this mouse to be JUST A GAMING MOUSE or if they had designed a mouse that could be used on (OR WITH) other programs. But that's about all it's good for. I mean It could have been MUCH MORE though and it's a shame. Maybe Corsair should have taken a look at this OLD Keyboard of mine BEFORE they made the Software for this Mouse. They could have incorporated many of its' features into this Mouse. In my opinion, this would have made this Mouse MUCH BETTER than the one they designed. For example... I have a couple of OLD IBM (Model KB-7993) Mechanical Keyboards that I love. They have 7 little Push Buttons on the right of the Keypad that call up various features such as HELP, INTERNET, LOTUS WORD PRO, LOTUS ORGANIZER, APTIVA INSTALLER, DELETE MESSAGE, and TALK. It also has Rocker Buttons for AUDIO FAST FORWARD/REWIND, PAUSE, STOP as well as a CD/MSG Rocker. The neat thing about this keyboard is that it allowed you to reassign ANY of these keys so that it could call up whatever particular Program you wanted it to run. While this keyboard worked GREAT under Windows 98SE and XP, sadly they discontinued support (or updates) for it after Windows XP. Now it's just another keyboard, despite the fact that it still works great. It's a shame that Corsair couldn't have learned something from this OLD IBM Keyboard of mine. It would have made a good product a much better one.

Cons: I have to admit that I have NOT tested this Mouse as a GAMING MOUSE but as an ALL AROUND MOUSE. One that could be used for (AND WITH) general applications. In this aspect it works as well as any other Mice that I have owned or worked with. I have to admit that I'm a little TOO OLD (I'm 63 right now) for some of the games this Mouse was designed for. About the only games I play nowadays are Bejeweled or something similar. After all, my reflexes are NOT what they used to be... This thing has got Buttons AND Features Galore, but I think it could have been much better than the actual finished product. They could have designed the Software to either work with other popular programs. MS Office is one that comes to mind. And believe me when I say that I have MANY others that come to mind as well. The one thing I hate, is when you have to download Software (OR DRIVERS) for a particular product that you JUST bought. I mean I can understand it when included Software MIGHT be outdated and you have to download an update for it. But for any company NOT to include software (OR DRIVERS) WITH the purchased item, (just to save a couple of bucks) is inexcusable. I mean - COME ON...

Overall Review: I hate to say it Corsair, but in my opinion it's back to the drawing board for you on this Mouse. While it is probably a great GAMING MOUSE it still could have been MUCH BETTER than it is. Let's face it, $69.99 for a Mouse? Even a GAMING MOUSE? I'm kind of glad I'm not a gamer. I think the most I have spent on a Mouse is around $10-$15 and they work just fine. This begs to ask the following 2 questions: 1. Would I purchase this Mouse for myself? NO, not at this price despite its' features. 2. Would I recommend this Mouse to others to buy? IF they were Gamers? Probably. IF they weren't? Probably not...

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT For Seiki LED Flat Screen TV Update11/3/2014 6:27:49 AM

Pros: This is an open review (AND WARNING) to ALL POTENTIAL Seiki Buyers. Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... On 12/23/2013 I ordered this LED Flat Screen TV (Model SE32FY22) from Seiki for $199.99. I had been looking for a fairly cheap LED TV that had 3 HDMI Inputs along with a PC VGA Input that I needed (so it could also be used as a monitor). This TV had all that, plus some other things I needed. At the time I thought that it was a good deal. So much for that thought.

Cons: This is an open review (AND WARNING) to ALL POTENTIAL Seiki Buyers. About 2 weeks into ownership, some strange things started to happen. First the TV started to turn on while I was at work and no one was home. And no, I don't live in a haunted house. Then the TV would not turn on using the Remote. In order to turn it on, I had to unplug the TV and let it sit for a bit then plug it back in. After doing this, the Remote would work just fine. At least until IT decided to do it all over again. Sometime later I contacted Seiki to see if they had an Update for their TV that would fix this problem and they informed me that this was the 1st time anyone reported these problems and that they did NOT have any Patches for this TV at the moment. They also suggested that I send the TV back to them to have it fixed as it was still under warranty. I decided that overall these issues were something minor that I could live with and did not really feel like spending the EXTRA money or not having the TV to work with. Up until this time the only Inputs I had been using were the PC, Composite (for my DVD Player), and the Antennae (for Cable) Inputs. Then I got 2 accessories that required HDMI Inputs. Now I needed the 3 HDMI Inputs as well. This is where the serious problems started. NONE of those 3 HDMI Inputs worked! NONE! Now I was forced to send the TV back to Seiki. I contacted Seiki again and they sent me instructions on how to send the unit back along with Seiki's OWN Replacement Policy. It cost me roughly $70.00 (Cost of the Outer Box, Insurance, and Shipping) just to ship it back to Seiki, then I had to wait 2-4 weeks for my replacement TV. Now according to Seiki's OWN REPLACEMENT POLICY, they said they would do the following: The specifications of the replacement unit that you are shipped will be matched to the following of the original unit that you purchased. • Screen size • Backlight (LED or LCD) • Screen refresh (60 Hz or 120 Hz) • Panel Resolution (720P, 1080P, 4K) There are a number of issues that I have with Seiki. First, what I sent in for repair is NOT WHAT I GOT BACK!!! Nor is it anything like it OR as good. Plain and simple!!! The unit I sent in for repair was a Model SE32FY22 and the one I got back was a Model SE32HY27. Both are 60 Hz TV's, so no problems there. The first big problem is that the SE32HY27 is roughly 2 years older in technology than the SE32FY22 I sent in. The other problems start when you compare the Spec's of both models. SPECS OLD TV REPLACEMENT GOOD OR BAD Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768 TERRIBLE HD Compatible Up To 1080P 720P TERRIBLE Refresh Rate 6.5 ms 7 ms BAD HDMI Inputs 3 2 TERRIBLE TO BE CONTINUED BELOW!!!

Overall Review: As you can plainly see by the above chart, the Replacement TV I got back is NOWHERE AS GOOD as the one I sent in. Not only that but the unit I got back was roughly 2 years older (in technology). The unit itself has MAJOR PROBLEMS!!! The latest issue is that this SUPPOSEDLY REFURBISHED TV is NOW displaying the SAME traits that my ORIGINAL TV did. Mainly TURNING ON when NO ONE is at home. I have it hooked up to 2 DVD Players, a VCR, my PC, and the Cable Box. When playing a movie from the Cable Box the screen displays artifacts (LITTLE SQUARE BOXES) on the screen and both the sound AND the picture freeze for a second. This makes watching ANYTHING of ANY interest either impossible or worthless. I should make a Video of the screen and post it on the Internet just to show everyone just how bad it really is. In all honesty, the only way I can see that this replacement would have "GONE DOWN EASIER" is IF Seiki had sent me a tube of Petroleum Jelly with the TV. I feel totally used! I wanted to use ANOTHER WORD HERE, but NewEgg wouldn't let me. NEVER AGAIN SEIKI!!! To say that I am slightly displeased with Seiki's replacement unit would be a VAST UNDERSTATEMENT!!! I went so far as to E-Mail Seiki with a copy of this review to see IF they were interested in trying to resolve this issue in some manner with me privately. It has now been OVER A WEEK since I sent them the E-Mail, and so far they have NOT RESPONDED! It is my hope that this review will serve as a warning to ALL potential Seiki buyers. Like they say, "Let the buyer beware." I wish I had listened to that advice!!! So now what will I do with this TV? First, I DO NOT plan on sending this unit back to Seiki as it would cost me another $70.00 plus, and then I'd have to wait another 2-4 weeks until I got another unit. If I did send this unit back there's NO WAY to tell WHAT OTHER piece of junk they'd send me as a replacement. Instead I'll just save my money and buy a reputable brand with the same features. What do they say, Live and learn. As for Seiki with their "SO CALLED" REPLACEMENT POLICY, you've lost one customer for good. Not only that, but I'd like you to know that I make buying recommendations to a LONG LIST of clients and you can bet your bottom dollar that your name WILL NOT be on that list of products I recommend buying. I would also like you to know that I plan on posting this same review on EVERY SITE I CAN FIND that sells Seiki Products. I'm sure that other buyers will be VERY interested in reading just HOW FAIRLY Seiki treats their customers...

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Update To My Previous Review10/12/2014 6:10:52 PM

Pros: On 10/04/2014 I wrote a review on this SSD. I see now where SOME people who installed Windows 8 on this SSD have been having problems. In particular, BLUE SCREENS and FREEZES. This has NOT happened to me (so far anyway), but then again I am using Windows 7 64BIT. I am not sure if there is a problem when installing Windows 8 or where the problem resides. Therefore, I suggest ALL POTENTIAL BUYERS to 1st READ EVERYTHING you can get your hands on from GOOGLE and any other site you might find that mentions this BUG (IF IT EXISTS). Once you have done your homework, THEN you can then make a informed decision on whether or not to buy this SSD... As for myself, I still stand by my previous review about this SSD. I still like it! Now whether or not my decision will stand depends on when and if I install Windows 8. Who knows, it might change... We'll just have to wait and see... I should have mentioned in my previous review about WHICH Operating System I was running... Sorry about that... Either way, I hope this helps...

Cons: NONE!!! Then again I don't have Windows 8 so I'm not worried about this problem. Not yet anyway...

Overall Review: I suggest ALL POTENTIAL BUYERS to 1st READ EVERYTHING you can get your hands on from GOOGLE and any other site you might find that mentions this BUG (IF IT EXISTS). Once you have done your homework, THEN you can then make a informed decision on whether or not to buy this SSD...

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Netgear 8-Port Gigabit Switch (GS208), 2-year Warranty, Plastic Case9/4/2014 10:17:56 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... + 1. Supports GigaByte Connections. + 2. Auto Cable Detection. NO Crossover Cables needed! + 3. Supports "GREEN" Ethernet! Other than the above items, that's pretty much it! I plugged this puppy in AND it worked as it's supposed to. What more can I say... When you get right down to it, this is just another TYPICAL Switch. Nowadays, they are all pretty much the same. One Brand or Model might have 1 or 2 items that might be different, but when you come right down to BRASS TACKS, they are pretty much the same. The same is true here as well...

Cons: My CONS that I've listed are pretty much MY OWN PERSONAL PREFERENCES other than ACTUAL CONS against this product. Then again when you have been doing this as long as I have, you'll develop your OWN Personal Cons as well... Things I dislike about this Switch: - 1. A Plastic Case??? I prefer Metal Cases. - 2. A WHITE Plastic Case??? Come on already, THESE SHOW DIRT!!! - 3. A Wall Wart Power Supply??? I HATE these with a passion!!! - 4. ONLY a 2 Year Warranty??? REALLY??? Are you serious???

Overall Review: If you read the "OVERVIEW" Section and look up the "SPECS" on this switch there is some confusion under the NewEgg Specs. In "OVERVIEW" it says that this switch (the GS208) DOES NOT have ANY GigaByte Ports at all, just 8 10/100 Ports, and yet on the box AND under the "SPECIFICATIONS" Section on the NewEgg Site for this product it states that this IS a 10/100/1000Mbps Switch. I am sure that this is likely to cause SOME confusion among customers. I can assure you that this IS a GigaByte Switch despite what it says. It also states in the "OVERVIEW" Section that this Switch has a "MTBF" of roughly 533,000 hours or about 60 years, and yet on the box itself it says that the "MTBF" is roughly 332,000 hours or about 37 years. Looks like SOMEONE NEEDS to get their facts straight. In case you are wondering WHAT "MTBF" stands for, it stands for "MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURE" and is an estimate on HOW LONG any product SHOULD last for. Usually (BUT NOT ALWAYS) the BETTER a product is made, the LONGER the "MTBF" time is. Now you know. See, you DO learn something NEW every day! ONE FINAL NOTE: There are going to be those "CERTAIN PEOPLE" out there who will have NO IDEA how to check (OR EVEN ACTIVATE) the Jumbo Frames Feature for this switch so I will TRY and explain it to you all... And NO it is NOT ACTIVATED AUTOMATICALLY, you MUST TURN IT ON YOURSELF in order for it to work! Now, back to my instructions... 1. Go to START. 2. Go to CONTROL PANEL. 3. Go to SYSTEM. 4. Go to DEVICE MANAGER. 5. DOUBLE-CLICK on NETWORK ADAPTERS. 6. Pick your NETWORK ADAPTER and RIGHT-CLICK on it and choose PROPERTIES. 7. Choose the ADVANCED TAB and Scroll Down until you see JUMBO FRAMES on the left. 8. Once you've found it, CLICK on JUMBO FRAMES and set the VALUE to 9KB MTU. 9. Click on OK then close everything and you're done... That's ALL there is to it. Hope this helps... Now on to my Final Thoughts and Recommendation and/or Opinions on this product. After thinking it through, I really CANNOT give this product 5 Eggs. Like I've said above, NOTHING STANDS OUT about this product AND it does have it's shortcomings to boot. Therefore, I feel that a 3 Egg Rating is fair. Would I recommend this product for others to buy??? Yes I would IF it was a SMALL OFFICE or for use in a home. Would I buy this product for myself??? NO! Only because I need MORE than the 8 Ports that this product has. No other reason!

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D-Link GO-SW-8GE Smart 8-Port Gigabit Metal Desktop Switch7/14/2014 1:46:49 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... Someone once said that "Good things come in small packages" and while this is definitely true here, there are NO PRIZE WINNING Bells and Whistles to be made with this item. I do like the fact that: + 1. It's small. + 2. It's a GigaByte Switch. + 3. It has 8 Ports. + 4. Supports Jumbo Frames. More on this later below... + 5. The box is made of Metal, NOT PLASTIC.

Cons: I'll be the first to admit that my list of CONS are really more like personal preferences, but I look at it like this. I've been in the PC Field since the 70's (in one form or another) and have performed a number of different jobs from Programmer, Web Designer, Custom PC Builder, and many others. From ALL this time (and the many jobs I've had) I know WHAT I like AND WHAT I don't. I also know what works and what doesn't. Trust me, as time goes along you'll develop your own personal likes and dislikes to. Things about this switch that I don't like: - 1. It uses a Power Brick (Wall Wart) and I hate them with a passion!!! - 2. It has the Power Connection on the side. Come on... Really??? How difficult (OR expensive) would it have been to design this to have the Connection on the back?

Overall Review: So far I've tested about 6 switches both this year and last year and I can say that this switch is about ON PAR with ALL the other GigaByte Switches I've tested. There are NO Bells and Whistles here to find, nothing to set this one apart from the others as far as performance goes. While it has some nice features, it still has it's CONS, at least as far as I'm concerned. The final choice on whether to purchase this is yours to make, I can ONLY give you my final opinions and recommendations. I just hope they help. ONE FINAL NOTE: There are going to be those "CERTAIN PEOPLE" out there who will have NO IDEA how to check (OR EVEN ACTIVATE) the Jumbo Frames Feature for this switch so I will TRY and explain it to you all... 1. Go to START. 2. Go to CONTROL PANEL. 3. Go to SYSTEM. 4. Go to DEVICE MANAGER. 5. DOUBLE-CLICK on NETWORK ADAPTERS. 6. Pick your NETWORK ADAPTER and RIGHT-CLICK on it and choose PROPERTIES. 7. Choose the ADVANCED TAB and Scroll Down until you see JUMBO FRAMES on the left. 8. Once you've found it, CLICK on JUMBO FRAMES and set the VALUE to 9KB MTU. 9. Click on OK then close everything and you're done... That's ALL there is to it. Hope this helps... Overall, I like this switch but because of the WALL WART Power Adapter AND the SIDE MOUNTED CONNECTION I CANNOT give this switch 5 EGGS. There are going to be certain users out there (because of their PC Setups) that will find this switch to be less "USER FRIENDLY" than others out there on the market. For myself, when I setup a PC Desk (for myself OR even a customer) I want ALL my wires to be hidden and unseen. I appreciate this and so do my customers. What can I say, I'm picky... It's too bad that the Engineers don't ask for input from the users BEFORE they design a product. They'd have a lot fewer duds IF they did...

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GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 Motherboard6/12/2014 12:48:11 AM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... This is the 1st MB that I've had that required an Intel Processor since the days of the Pentium II. Now don't take me wrong, I'm not an Intel Fanboy by any means, nor do I particularly dislike them. In fact I like them a great deal except for 1 MAJOR thing. THEIR PRICES!!! It just makes more sense (to ME anyway) to buy an AMD Processor for half the price of an Intel Chip that does the same job for a cheaper price. Not only that, but right now IHas a lot of nice features BUT... have 2 AMD PC's that are running 8-Core Processors and (to the best of my knowledge) Intel doesn't even make an 8-Core Processor. At least not yet anyway. So much for that argument. Things I DO like: +1. Supports up to 32GB of Memory. With a long list of Overclocking features. +2. 1 D-Sub, HDMI, and DVI-D Port. I like this feature! +3. 2 Manuals. See OTHER THOUGHTS! +4. Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, AND 10. Nice! +5. Has a DUAL BIOS feature. Nice! +6. Anti-Surge AND ESD Support on BOTH the USB Ports as well as the Ethernet Port. Nice feature! +7. Includes a Driver CD. See OTHER THOUGHTS! +8. VERY COMPREHENSIVE BIOS! See OTHER THOUGHTS!

Cons: Things I DON'T like: -1. ONLY 6 SATA 6MB Ports. See OTHER THOUGHTS! -2. ONLY 1 M2 PCIe Connector. See OTHER THOUGHTS! -3. ONLY 1 SATA Express Connector. See OTHER THOUGHTS! -3. 6 USB 2.0 Ports (4 on the Back Panel, and 2 on the MB Headers). See OTHER THOUGHTS! -4. 6 USB 3.0 Ports (4 on the Back Panel, and 2 on the MB Headers). See OTHER THOUGHTS!

Overall Review: My FINAL THOUGHTS about this MB. 1. ONLY 6 SATA 6MB Ports. On my MAIN PC that I use, it has 6 SATA Ports holding the following: (1-4TB, 1-3TB, and 4-2TB HD's running for a total of 15TB) while my NEW Server has a total of 9 SATA Ports holding 9-4TB HD's for a total of 36TB. To me, a MAIN PC with LESS THAN 6 SATA Ports is deficient. To me, the MORE THE BETTER! 2. ONLY 1 M2 PCIe Connector. This is the 1st MB that I have seen that will support 3 different sized cards at 10GB speeds. The problem is that the M2, SATA Express AND the SATA 3 4/5 Connectors can ONLY be used ONE AT A TIME! Plus, the SATA 3 4/5 Connector becomes unavailable WHEN an M2 SATA HD is installed. This, (IN MY OPINION AT LEAST, IS A BAD FEATURE!) 3. 6 USB 2.0 and 6 USB 3.0 Ports. While I applaud the fact that this MB has 12 USB Ports, it doesn't make a bit of sense (in this day and age anyway) to have ANY USB 2.0 Ports at all. When you consider the fact that USB 3.0 is the de-facto standard today, it doesn't make ANY sense at all. Plus when you consider the fact that USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, WHY have them in the 1st place??? 4. Both the Anti-Surge AND the ESD features are nice options that EVERY USER will like, including myself! 5. The Manuals!!! This is the 1st manual that I have seen that goes more deeply into the actual workings of the BIOS, and what the individual features do. While it is NOT as comprehensive as WikiPedia, it's a good start. It would be nice if ALL MANUFACTURERS would include 2 Manuals (1 typed ((BASIC)) Manual, as well as 1 ((MORE COMPREHENSIVE)) PDF Manual on the Driver CD). Still, way to go Gigabyte, this is a nice start! I took off 1 egg for the M2/SATA problem that I described above. Other than this, it's a nice board. Overall, I like this MB. It has a ton of features that most Intel Fanboys will like. Now while I consider it to be lacking in some features, other users will find it to be adequate for their needs. While I still consider the Intel CPU to be WAY OVERPRICED for my needs, I am sure that others will not complain about it too much. If you're a fan of the Intel CPU's, then you can't go too wrong with this MB. I have had a number of Gigabyte MB's in the past and have never had a MAJOR problem with them. They make good MB's, and did a good job here as well. Hope this helps!!!

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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Gigabit Powerline Adapter5/7/2014 4:00:25 PM

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers (MYSELF INCLUDED) ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start... This unit was designed for those users who either CAN'T or DON'T want to use either a WIRED or a WIRELESS Internet Connection and where I can see a use for this item, I'd still rather use a WIRED Connection. Thankfully, I've been able to do so. + Fairly well packaged! + Printed 1 Page Manual included! + 2 Ethernet Cables included! NOT VERY LONG though!!! + 300 Meter Range.

Cons: It's Tuesday now (05/06/14) and I just got this unit in today for testing. After reading the manual I discovered I was going to have problems even before I plugged in these units. According to the manual, it states that you SHOULD NOT CONNECT these units to either a Power Strip OR a UPS. The reason for this is that it will degrade the connection strength, which is understandable. - EXPENSIVE. Originally sold for $99.99, now on sale for $79.99. This is still cheaper than the OTHER UNIT I recently tested. Although CAT5 Cabling is STILL cheaper. - ONLY 2 UNITS per box. - SLOWER than a Cabled Connection AND/OR Wireless. - SHORT CAT Cable length. - You LOSE 2 Electrical Plugs whenever you plug one of these units in. With the OTHER unit I recently tested you DIDN'T lose an electrical plug. This is a POORLY DESIGNED Product!!! When you use this item (because of its size ((AND BAD DESIGN)) AND the fact it DOES NOT include an extra Electrical Plug) means that you'll lose 2 Electrical Plugs wherever you use this. The other unit I recently tested was designed better in that they ONLY used 1 Electrical Plug, but gave it back to you on the front of their unit itself. They had a GOOD DESIGN Team!!! APPARANTLY, this Company doesn't!!! So the 64 Dollar question is, HOW WELL DID IT WORK??? I just say that it DOES work. It's NOT A SPEED DEMON and the range is limited, but it DOES WORK. But quite honestly, I couldn't wait to get back to my OLD Wired Connection. Regretfully I didn't check the Speed of this unit as I forgot to do so. Darn Alzheimer's!!! Sorry about that...

Overall Review: I can see where SOME users might have a need for this item. People such as those that live in OLD apartment buildings that have thick concrete walls that make it darn near impossible to receive a Wireless signal. But in all honesty, and especially IF you have more than 1 PC that you need this item on, then it is JUST NOT COST EFFECTIVE. I'll demonstrate what I mean. Originally these units sold for $99.99 a pair but right now they're on sale for $79.99 a pair. Now let's say that you have 3 PC's you need to hook up to a router that is 100 feet away using this for a Connection. With these units it's going to cost you between $240.00 to $300.00, depending on which price you get them for. Now let's compare those SAME 3 PC's using a wired connection and look at the price differences. We'll make it even more interesting and say that you've decided to drill holes into the walls that make it necessary to attach NEW RJ-45 Connectors to one end of the cables you just bought. NOTE: ALL the following items are from NewEgg. For this project you're going to need the following items: 3 Spools of 100ft RJ-45 Cable (at average cost of $22.00 each) = $66.00 (depending on where you buy it). 1 pack of RJ-45 Connectors (1 pack with 10 connectors) = $7.99 (depending on where you buy it). 1 Network Cable Tester WITH a Crimping Tool = $23.00 (depending on where you buy it). 1 Masonry (18") drill bit = $10.91 + $4.99 shipping (depending on where you buy it). 1 RJ-45 Crimping Tool (WITH Instruction Videos) from YouTube = FREE TOTAL COST = $112.89!!! Compare this to $240 to $300 and like I said, it's NOT COST EFFECTIVE!!! But then again, it's up to you which route you're going to take. This is just another thought, but there are going to be SOME USERS who will probably not be able to use this system at all. The ones I am talking about specifically are the people who live in Automated Homes that use the power lines to transmit signals from one automated sensor unit to another, or from the sensors themselves to the Base Station. More than likely these units will interfere with either these sensors or the Base Station or the other way around. Now don't take me wrong but, since I don't live in an Automated Home (at least I haven't won the PowerBall Lottery yet) I can't be too sure on this (and I might be wrong). Also, I'm not too sure what type of transmission signal the newer (more modern) sensors use, but this is just something to think about. Then again, IF you can afford an Automated Home in the 1st place, you should be able to afford CAT5 cabling throughout your home anyway so you won't even need these units anyway. So it a moot point anyway... BOTTOM LINE: Would I buy this unit for myself??? NO!!! I'd still find SOME WAY to use CAT5 OR (at the very least) a Wireless Connection... Would I recommend this unit to others to buy??? NO!!! For the SAME reasons as above!!! Sorry guys... It's back to the Drawing Board for you!!! Hope this he

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memorex 4.7GB 16X DVD-R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 056414/29/2014 7:51:59 AM

Pros: They were cheap!!! Problem is, NOW I know why...

Cons: I have used Memorex DVD's in the past and while I have found them to be FAIRLY good BUT at THIS PRICE I figured that I couldn't pass this deal up and so I ordered a 100 Pack Spindle. Altogether, I ordered (1) 100 Pack DVD Spindle on 3/12/2014 along with (1) 2TB Seagate HD. BOTH items came packaged in the SAME box (WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN). The HD was well wrapped and thankfully has worked perfectly (SO FAR ANYWAY - KNOCK ON WOOD) while the DVD Spindle was POORLY Wrapped and broke up and came apart with most of the DVD's laying loose and floating around in the box getting scratched. Thankfully I had a spare 100 Pack DVD Case laying around so I just transferred them to the NEW case and figured I'd wait until I ran out to test them. I try to keep at least 200-300 spare DVD's in my inventory as I burn thru quite a bit of DVD's each month (mostly for Movies and Backup DVD's and such) so I didn't really get a chance to use these damaged DVD's until the middle through to the end of this month. Now out of ALL the DVD's I burned 99% of them were BAD. Either reporting as a BAD Movie DVD when inserted into my DVD Player OR being reported as BAD upon Completion (by NERO). Altogether, I wasted about 30-40 DVD's As I had waited so long to complain to NewEgg about these DVD's it was past the limit to return them BUT I did call them yesterday to complain about my order. FRANKLY, I have to admit that I DID NOT EXPECT ANYTHING TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS!!! I WAS WRONG!!! The Representative was very friendly, helpful, and kind and he stated that as I had waited so long to request either an RMA, OR a refund, that about the only thing that NewEgg could do would be to issue me a PARTIAL CREDIT ($13.00) towards my account. THIS IS MUCH MORE THAN EVEN I EXPECTED!!! It's TOO BAD other companies don't work like NewEgg!!! Well done NewEgg and thanks again!!!

Overall Review: In the past I have had an opportunity to use TEAC, Memorex, Sony, Imation, Phillips, and many more DVD brands and have had MOSTLY good success with most of them, and although I do have particular companies that I always look for, the problem is that they're NOT ALWAYS on sale. Shame... As far as my order goes... Normally on a BAD ORDER like this one, I would give NewEgg ONLY A 1 EGG RATING (I WOULD give it ZERO EGG's BUT NewEgg doesn't allow it)!!! So I'll give NewEgg 50% of the blame for this problem for their POOR PACKAGING of the DVD Spindle AND the Shipping Company the other 50% of the blame for the way they handled this order. BUT NewEgg REALLY stepped up to the plate (WITH EXCELLENCE) with they way they handled my complaint about my order. Giving me a Partial Credit WHEN I didn't even expect that, is to be commended!!! GOOD JOB NewEgg!!! Keep up the good work!!! It is THIS type of Customer Commitment and Service that makes BOTH MYSELF and may others your most dedicated customers!!! Thanks again...

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