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Justin M.

Justin M.

Joined on 10/21/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Great TiVo Premiere replacement

EVERCOOL FAN-EC5020M12CA 50mm Case Cooling Fan
EVERCOOL FAN-EC5020M12CA 50mm Case Cooling Fan

Pros: Used two of these to replace the fans in my two TiVo Premieres. I'd like to echo Fenderbuilt's comments -- they work well, and they're quiet. Like he said, all you need are a #10 Torx and a #15 Torx screwdriver.

Cons: None so far.

Most Critical Review

Worked great for a year, then glitchville

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS608NA)

Pros: * Inexpensive * Looks nice * Works well, when it actually works

Cons: * Doesn't hold up long term

Overall Review: I bought this switching hub just over a year ago and it's worked fine until now. However, it has started randomly glitching. All the lights stay on and it LOOKS like it's working, but it won't transfer data at all. Unplugging and re-plugging it fixes it for a while. If you're a small business and rely on your network 24x7x365, then spend a little extra money to get a Cisco or other professional grade switch.

11/11/2011

Works in Lian Li PC-A05

LIAN LI HD-321 Internal 2.5" HDD / SSD Mounting Kit
LIAN LI HD-321 Internal 2.5" HDD / SSD Mounting Kit

Pros: * This works in the popular PC-A05 cases (such as mine :) ) * Lightweight and well made like most Lian Li products

Cons: * Package does not list which Lian Li cases it's compatible with

Fast, relatively quiet, good value

ASUS 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-22B1ST
ASUS 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-22B1ST

Pros: * Fast 22x speed. * Much quieter than the old Sony ATAPI DVD drive I replaced with this. * Has read all the various DVDs I've put in it so far. * Nice SATA plug and play interface -- no more switching ATAPI jumpers. * Good price. * The built-in Asus noise reduction/stabilization technology seems to actually make a difference.

Cons: None observed so far.

Overall Review: DVD burners are a dime a dozen these days but not all are created equal. This drive seems to have the right mix of speed and value. Also, the vibration/noise reduction technology touted on the side of the box actually seems to help keep the drive quiet. By the way, Asus offers a nearly identical model with LightScribe, the DRW-22B1LT. However, I didn't feel like paying extra for LightScribe since, IMO, it's much easier and far faster to just print DVD labels in my inkjet, YMMV.