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Joseph G.

Joseph G.

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Most Favorable Review

Newegg out did themselves!

Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU
Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU

Pros: Quiet, runs cool, amazing amount of storage, 2-year warranty.

Cons: Didn't come with eSATA cable. USB cable didn't work. Had to use one of my own.

Overall Review: Newegg out did themselves on the shipping time. I had this on my doorstep the next day after ordering it with the default shipping. Kudos!

Most Critical Review

Follow-Up Review

Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU
Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU

Pros: Decent price. It looks good.

Cons: I've owned this drive for over 2 months and it makes this disconcerting clicking sound whenever it spins up. It seems to spin up every 15 minutes or so whether you access the drive or not. It only clicks when it is spinning up but it does this all the time. I'm afraid to leave it turned on when I'm not accessing it and it seems only a matter of time before the drive fails. I haven't opened the case to see what kind of drive is installed for fear of voiding the warranty. I am leery of placing anything of irreplaceable value on this drive. Not the kind of feeling you want to have when you buy a 2TB external drive to store your precious data on. In the future I am sticking to a brand name external drive manufacturer like WD to assure myself I’m getting one of their drives.

Overall Review: Beware of the rebates on these drives. After the 10-12 week waiting period, I am still awaiting my rebate. I also keep getting the dreaded status message: "Your rebate claim has been approved. Awaiting final approval by the manufacturer. Allow 10 to 12 weeks from the date you mailed your claim to receive your rebate check." How long does final approval take? It seems they are just dragging their feet.

Don't buy this based on the rebate

PowerColor Go! Green Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card AX6450 1GBK3-SH
PowerColor Go! Green Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card AX6450 1GBK3-SH

Pros: None

Cons: I sent my rebate off four months ago and still no sign of it. It isn't cheap enough to be worth the price without the rebate.

Overall Review: This video card is mediocre at best. It is pretty clunky and doesn't do Netflix Silverlight video well. I haven't had much luck with Radeon chips. I will stick with NVIDIA in the future.

12/31/2011

Works perfectly

Team F108 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Brown) Model TG016GF108CX
Team F108 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Brown) Model TG016GF108CX

Pros: Works perfectly for what I use it for which is playing video files on my Sony Network Media Player through the USB jack on the front. The clear cap fits snugly on the back of the unit and the LED activity light is still visible.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Great for the price.

Great for a HTPC

PowerColor Go! Green Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card AX6450 1GBK3-SH
PowerColor Go! Green Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card AX6450 1GBK3-SH

Pros: Perfectly quiet and it handles every video format I throw at it without a hiccup.

Cons: Some say it gets extremely hot but my small HTPC case doesn't get hot at all. Just use sufficient cooling.

Overall Review: I have an older HTPC with 2GB of system memory. This card's 1GB of memory saves my system memory for other tasks which I like.

It does the job

SanDisk 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SDSDB-016G-B35
SanDisk 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SDSDB-016G-B35

Pros: It works with no read/write errors.

Cons: None

Overall Review: You can always count on SanDisk quality, especially when it is priced the same as no name flash memory. I will choose SanDisk every time.