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Matthew S.

Matthew S.

Joined on 12/24/05

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review
BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure
BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5" HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure

Pros: Cheap, holds two drives, works.

Cons: Like nearly all others, NEED MORE HOLE VARIATIONS. And possibly some slightly larger mounting screws.

Most Critical Review

Issues.

Link Depot LD-HS-3PACK 6 ft. Red, White, Blue HDMI® Value 3 Pack - 3 Color Cables for Easy Identification Male to Male
Link Depot LD-HS-3PACK 6 ft. Red, White, Blue HDMI® Value 3 Pack - 3 Color Cables for Easy Identification Male to Male

Pros: Cheap, color coded, fast free shipping.

Cons: Apparently too cheap. Ive bought HDMI from mprice, blockbuster, and have a few from when I worked at Dish. All cheaper unbranded cables, I too, agree that the philosophy of "the more expensive, the better" is complete junk. But I must have received a bad batch of these, all three pop hiss and crackle from PS3 to TV, or 360 to TV. There are white screen flashes which also cause noise. When that is not occurring, there are rgb pixels going off everywhere, especially noticable over black screen. Went back to previous unbranded cable, and no issues.

Overall Review: Not worth the cost of shipping them back, I'm sure. Maybe they will work well as short color coded ropes...

Rosewill 10" Red Flat Serial ATA III Cable with Locking Latch - Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps Transfer Rates (RCA-RU-10-SA3-RD)
Rosewill 10" Red Flat Serial ATA III Cable with Locking Latch - Supports 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps Transfer Rates (RCA-RU-10-SA3-RD)

Pros: They work, they were a good price, and I needed sata cables.

Cons: You dont realize how short 10" is in a PC Case until you do. I forgot about how the cables come off my board and into the drives around the video card, but I made them work.

Look, Screws!

StarTech.com SCREW632R15 Round Head Replacement 6-32 Hard Drive Mounting Screws - Pkg of 15
StarTech.com SCREW632R15 Round Head Replacement 6-32 Hard Drive Mounting Screws - Pkg of 15

Pros: Hard to mess up screws, unless the bag isn't sealed properly, and they go everywhere in the shipping box. Can't we just get bare drives shipped with four screws? I mean, these things can cost a bit after shipping. I would pay an extra dollar or two on every hard drive, IF it came with screws.

Cons: none

Guess what? Mine still works!

Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay
Rosewill RCR-IC002 - 74-in-1 Internal Card Reader with USB 2.0 Ports & Extra Silver Face Plate - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: Mine still works. Had it for 4 months now, and use regularly. USB port is nice, and use it daily. I also like how it came with black, and silver faceplates.

Cons: It will probably die soon, but it is fairly cheap, especially with how often it goes on sale.

Useful

P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

Pros: This is a pretty useful tool. My roommate was complaining that my pc running 24/7 was making the power bill astronomical. I got this, and measured it, called the power company for our rates, and figured out how much it cost to run my PC monthly. If it were to run at 50% the whole month, it would be $15. Thank you 80 Plus Certified PSU. Although my usage is much lower (runs as a media server while not in use), I agreed to pay the extra 15 dollars a month, and allowed him to use this tool to figure out what may be the root of the crazy power bill. (I vote refrigerator)

Cons: It is quite large, was hard to get a decent spot on my UPS.