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James R.

James R.

Joined on 05/14/09

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect

Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Perfect replacement for the drive that died in my 27" iMac. Quiet!

Cons: None, works as designed and as expected.

Most Critical Review

Flakey with Ubuntu

ASUS USB-BT211 USB 2.0 Mini Bluetooth Dongle
ASUS USB-BT211 USB 2.0 Mini Bluetooth Dongle

Pros: Very tiny!

Cons: I cannot boot my Unbuntu machine with the dongle plugged in. I have to plug it in after the machine has booted up and then restart the bluetooth service. Can't seem to find a way around this deficiency, but obviously it's an OS issue and not a hardware issue. If you are an Ubuntu user, I would recommend some other dongles that are 100% compatible out of the box.

It Screams

Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) Model PEF16GUSB
Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) Model PEF16GUSB

Pros: Very fast throughput.

Cons: Larger than most 16GB USB drives.

Overall Review: Ii've had the 8GB for a couple years, and got this 16GB to have a Mac Lion + iLife + Office 2011 install disc. I wiped a mac and had it back up and running in under 30 minutes.

Perfect

Crucial 2GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CT25664BC1339
Crucial 2GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CT25664BC1339

Pros: Works as designed and as expected. Very pleased!

Cons: None!!

Good Little Box

Zotac ZBOX-ID41-U Intel NM10 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Zotac ZBOX-ID41-U Intel NM10 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: Good size and good amenities (HDMI, optical audio, commodity ram/hdd easily accessible).

Cons: The blue light on the side is annoying. You can turn it off in the bios, but the setting is buried and a bit obscure.

Overall Review: It is supposed to come with 512MB DDR memory, but my memory banks were empty and there was no separate dimm included with my shipment. In any event, I had already ordered a couple of 2GB dimms and used a 120GB SSD. The thing screams with Ubuntu 11 and is very usable. Very pleased!