Date Joined: 03/20/06
Pros: Super fast. Get cloning software free from Samsung
Cons: Only used it a week, so far so good
Overall Review: Would buy again. I don't trust my data to cheep storage
Overall Review: works
Pros: Nice accessories
Overall Review: there are cheaper, but losing data is a bummer
Pros: Appears to work fine. I sincerely hope that it will continue to do so.
Cons: It did pull max power from the usb port. I liked the older hard drives that had a dual usb connection for added power to the unit.
Overall Review: I purchased the extended warranty, since I've seem MANY hard drives die over the years. But they are a necessary evil.
Pros: no issues
Cons: you get what you pay for, so no complaints at this price
Pros: snapped right in, provided functionality to another fan
Pros: works great for a MP3 player
Pros: can't say that this works
Cons: Directions for setting-up this complicated watch/compass are hopelessly confusing. It is very clear that the directions are written by a foreigner, the reverse directions are in chinese.
Overall Review: Why can't they get an American to proof-read their directions? How much would that cost???
I've owned many Timex watches, none have been confusing to operate.
Pros: cuts w7 start-up in to a fraction of the time.
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: would buy again
Pros: I had one 300GB for about a year, running fine. I decided to get another to see if a RAID stripe would improve speed. My windows score went from 5.9 to 6.2. Not a huge improvement, but cheeper then SSD-for now.
Cons: (7 years later, both are dead or dying. Get a good SSD, don't waste your money here. A SSD is MUCH better.) RAID can be a pain to set-up, if you have an older MB that needs a floppy to load the RAID drivers. I managed to load mine from a USB stick.
Overall Review: I like WD.
Pros: Doesn't run hot, seems to be fine.
Cons: No cons, I copied a bad 750 gig HD on to this, just before it died. This 1TB tests fine on all the tests that I ran on it.
Pros: No issues
Overall Review: The USB 3.0 transfers data at about 26MB/ second.
Pros: Worked great, as a refurb. But sometimes it dos not turn on anymore, for no reason.
Cons: It plays off and on, when it want to.
Overall Review: The flash drive works fine.
Pros: The interface is average, battery life seems normal, but I don't personally use it, just charge it.
Cons: not bad for the money, but is not a rolls Royce, so don't beat on it if you want it to last.
Overall Review: interfaces well with computer
Pros: No problems
Cons: not a 1TB, but I think those have had more problems
Pros: Easy interface, touch screen works fine with my fingers.
Pros: Works flawlessly
Pros: Great price for a quad core.
Cons: NO DVD drive, which I did not notice in the description, so my fault. But I verified that this. machine is a quad core, but I have an 1.7gh i5 that runs faster, which is a dual core
Overall Review: I guess that you get what you pay for in computer parts, so if you are willing to buy an external dvd drive too, then I still think this is worth it for the price and relatively slow speed.
Pros: This third generation Ivy Bridge is very fast, even at the reduced speeds of that this lap top has, and it turbos to 2.6. I haven't tested the 4000 series video card, but per reviews, low-end graphics games should do just fine. I have a 2000 series Intel graphic chip, and it performed much better then I expected.
Cons: Speakers work, but I would not write home about them. This laptop comes with only a 4 cell battery; time will tell if this machine should have come with a longer-life 6 cell battery. Based on the reduced processor speed (1.7), the battery should outlast a core i3 which runs faster.
Overall Review: I have a Sandy bridge quad core on my desktop, but for ordinary tasks, this dual core does the trick. You will need 6 DVD's to create back-up discs, so have them ready when you turn this on for the first time.
Pros: I like the high out-put & low-output feature. Bright enough to work at night.
Cons: I purchased 4 of these about 2 years ago, 3 are still working fine, but one failed in the first month.
Cons: RAID can be a pain to set-up, if you have an older MB that needs a floppy to load the RAID drivers. I managed to load mine from a USB stick.
Pros: No problems with running at various speeds, upto 2000. Will not go much beyond that.
Cons: Runs at 1866 with new Sandy Bridge CPU.
Overall Review: I'm not using these with water cooling, and it seems to be running fine.
Pros: Runs cool at low voltages. I like the easy overclocking ability with the "k" series. At stock speed, this processor and the DDR3 memory added a full 5,000 points to my Mark 3D 06 scores, vs my previous generation chip, which was overclocked.
Cons: None, during normal use, the next web page or installation prompt moves faster then I can move my mouse cursor now.
Overall Review: The extra 2MB of L2 cache and the hyperthreading that the 2600 model has, doesn't seem to add much to the speed that this 2500 processor already has - during non-benchmark use. After all, who needs hyperthreading when you are overclocked at 4.5Mhz!