Joined on 02/17/04
APEVIA Power Suppy Tester
Pros: Good for builders and it is a cheap investment for anyone who wants to learn more about PSU's and which one's are better. In the other thoughts section remember it's not newegg to watch rather the PSU manufacturer. Good thing newegg does not carry Ultra products because I have a box full of their new and used PSU's that are no good other then taking off the fans......
Cons: The manual/guide could have more information in it.... Again remember if it's made in China don't chew on it because it could contain lead base paint.
Overall Review: To answer the question about the P.G. Power Good, it is a sidnal to let the Motherboard know that it (the PSU) is operating within the values set for proper operation. Like maybe an over all value. Once you buy one, go online and check out anything you don't understand from the guide that comes with it. It's still like going to school only you are not told to do your home work. After you use it a couple of times it starts to sink in. Hope this helps someone, if I'm not clear enough the next buyer can go more into detail. One other thing, when you buy a PSU, keep the information about it. Some PSU's state they have more rails then are built into the PSU. The warranty sticker is always located on an area that screws together so the average person wont take it apart to see if the manufacturer is telling the truth. Once it's off warranty and you want to check it out then you'll know if you should contact them about mis -advertizing. Again do your home work go online to check this info out
Have a few but this is not any good.
Pros: Worked great for saving some apps I use on every computer I would repair.
Cons: I decided to remove all the apps and use it as a Dell Install drive. Now after removing the app, it only shows 2gb out of the 64gb...
Overall Review: Problem is, I bought 4 of these 64gb & 4 32gb usb 3.1 sticks. After what happened to the one, I'm not sure if I can trust the others.
I used this for an older Dell D-630 Laptop
Pros: These laptops made by Dell were a work-horse that started out as Dells answer to the business sector. Since they were mainly leased to business's with 3-4 contracts, they were then sold to the general public. Dell Engineers, threw a bios update, opened the motherboard from an 4gb maximum to an 8gb maximum memory upgrade. Making them a great business class or an everyday laptop.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: The drawback on the Notebook I had, only had a VGA port. By using this adapter, you can now use it with an HDMI cable and run it into a larger HDMI-Ported Monitor, or Flat-Screen TV, which I like. The price wasn't bad and because it worked as intended, I was satisfied with the purchase. It's great to use to play your stored movies and with the laptop It's connected to, it helps keep things more compact, which I like as well....
I've had pretty good luck with Team Brand SSD's.
Pros: Price was part of the reason I purchased this SSD, along with the reliability that I've had with their drives.
Cons: None as of yet.
Overall Review: This 1TB SSD is running the OS, along with all the apps the owner will be using on an older Tower running a Intel DH67BL motherboard. Since the owner will be using this tower for backing up his music, movies, pictures & probably documents, I opted to add an older Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSHD for the main backup of his data. Team Group has served me well in the past. I believe I've installed about 8 of their SSD drives on 3 or 4 towers, 2 of which are gaming towers & a couple laptops, both that had the ability to install the 2nd drive for storage. It's always nice to catch them on sale but that is never a priority with me when I'm building a tower, or doing the upgrades on a tower or laptop that only had 1 drive installed. I want to get the parts, so I can get them back to the owner asap.... I trust Team Group & always have...
This SSD is being used as the Storage Drive in a Dell Inspiron 3583 Laptop.
Pros: The Dell Inspiron 3583 laptop has 2 slots on the motherboard. The M.2 Card Slot takes the NVMe SSD, not the M.2 SATA SSD. Since the M.2 Slot came with a 256gb memory card, as everyone should know, Windows can end up taking a lot of space. I've always allowed Windows up to 80-100gb, so with that said, that would leave around 120-130gb of space left for other apps & storage. With that said, I purchased a Crucial 1TB MX500 NAND, SATA 2.5'' SSD for storage, since the owner wants to carry all his movies, music & pictures on the Laptop so he can do everything he wants to do without the need of carrying around an External 2.5'' Storage Drive around with him.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: On this Dell Inspiron, I went right into Disk Management. I let Windows recognize the SSD, so it would be ready to use. I copied the 520gb movies, 130gb music & apx 15gb pictures. So with that said, that would leave him with the current 150gb of free space on the M.2 card, (which contains the OS & iTunes) Plus the SSD with 265gb of free space. So all-In-All this will give the owner a choice of what he wants to keep on the Laptop, with a total of close to 420gb of space between the M.2 & the 2.5'' SSD.... As for Crucial, I trust their products. The semiconductor chips used are made by the best in the industry. At any rate, this SSD should give years of storage life to the owner. Also with this drive, it comes with a 5 year warranty, which I like...
Seagate is a trusted name in the storage industry.
Pros: Seagate does have a good reputation for having some great products. I bought a couple of these back in 2019. One I used briefly on a laptop that I planned on selling but I ended up holding on to the laptop for reasons I'll address below. I see that today the price is about what I paid on sale.....
Cons: Well, 5,400rpms. Con or are we being led to believe that since it's not spinning at 7,200 rpm it'll last longer.... IDK..... lol....
Overall Review: Well, I'll start with this. When I bought the 2 FireCuda series SSHD's (8/2019), I figured it would be faster since the SSD part probably holds like the OS, leaving the rest of the drive using 40 year old technology. Seagate has always been a good brand, one that you could trust, which was another reason I purchased these SSHD's. Like I mentioned above, I liked the Dell Inspiron 5530 I bought back in like 2012. Liked it so much that when the Dell Engineers came out with a BIOS Update that opened up the board to accept 16gb memory, (up from 8gb). I figured I could live with that because the 2019 Dell Inspiron's with an Intel i5 Processor which was past the 6th generation wouldn't support Windows 7, just Windows 10 Pro. Since Win 10 has so many more open doors for 3rd party vendor-access, (lol the gov is now considered a vendor now), I thought maybe I'll stick with this older laptop. Because I figured out the ''No Start'' issue with the 5520, I picked up 2 more from that good old auction site for next to nothing, just so I could have another backup, or since I help a couple single moms my Wife & myself know, if their children needed a laptop, I'd have at least one to give. I have refurbished a lot of laptops for those kids over the past 10 years now. Now back to the Firecudas. I tried one in one of these Dell's and wasn't thrilled with them, only because whn I read SSHD, I hoped that the SS part meant really fast but it wasn't, so I just pulled it out. Now with 2 of these bad-Boys sitting around and since I am upgrading 2 Towers & a Dell laptop with larger drives, maxing the memory and putting Windows 7 Pro on the Towers, they'll both have homes, the frind I'm doing the work for won't be spending much for all the work. Because these FireCuda SSHD drives are New, Old-Stock, he'll be getting the drives with just under 3 years warranty, he should be happy. All-in-All, I'd probably buy a couple more if I caught them on sale but with the sale prices on some of the SSD's & regular Storage Drives these days, I'd probably look for the regular Seagate Barracuda in a 1TB, unless I am doing a dual drive install, then a 500gb & a 1TB storage drive.... Sorry I went on & on but hopefully someone out there reading this review wants to stay with a Windows 7 OS (for privacy's sake) and then to go on one of those Dell Inspiron 5520's. I'm not one to get really concerned about being the fastest gun in the west with a laptop or tower. Rather, good quality privacy and good performance, (Oh yea & Bluetooth Earbuds, lol) Thnks for reading, have a really Blessed day and rest of the year... Dan