Joined on 05/30/06
NOT a DOA drive, but this adapter!!!!!
Cons: Had to call Crucial to figure this thing out.....
Overall Review: MUST be plugged into an actual SATA power plug for certain drives to work. A molex to SATA plug will not provide the 3.3v required by some SSD drives to operate.
Pros: Nice picture, cheap...(remember the cheap part)
Overall Review: I purchased an Element TV just about a year ago, the first ones picture went out in a month.... Sent it back and they sent another one, this one would suddenly make a loud screeching and shut off while watching it...... Sent it back and got another, this one none of the HDMI inputs work, Element keeps giving us the runaround (which they did with every garbage tv they sent us), the BBB was contacted, they couldn't get any satisfaction from them either.. BASICALLY, I'M STUCK WITH THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE FROM A COMPANY WITH NEXT TO NO CONCEPT OF QUALITY.......
Pros: Works great, 550' underground run of cheap R6 cable..... Transfer rates of around 100Mbps, could probably do better with a faster PC!!!
Cons: Does not work with digital cable as near as I can tell, can't get cable TV box to work, and transfer speeds drop significantly when the digital cable is connected. If you want digital cable, run a separate line
Overall Review: Happy to have internet in my garage finally!!! Purchased this one because no other similar products listed speeds or distance they operated at.
3.6v output on the 5v
Pros: Inexpensive modular.... Antec?
Cons: Just got done a new build for a friend, couldn't figure out why a 6 core with 8g of ram was quirky and at times sluggish...... Till I looked at voltages, 3.6 volts on the 5v rail reported from multiple monitoring programs. I also noticed a few reviewers stating low 5v outputs. VERY POOR ANTEC, this will be getting returned.....
Pros: Crucial Ballistix 1066 is my go to ram, always works perfectly at the advertised speeds of 4-4-4-12@800, and 5-5-5-15@1066. As long as you manualy set your voltage to 2.2 for your ram.
Cons: Some boards don't support 2.2v ram, be sure yours does before you order this or it won't work to its potential.
Fast shipping, BUT, this laptop is anything but what I call refurbished!!!! It's noticeably dirty and beat up. If the battery doesn't hold/take a charge (it came stone dead) this is going back...
First impressions, I wouldn't recommend this seller.....