Date Joined: 01/26/05
Pros: If you get a working drive, it's a pretty stellar drive for the price range. Transfer rates are decent for its RPM speed and the heat it produces is low. 3TB is a nice and ample amount for steady backups of your machine.
Cons: Failure rate!!!! Like many others here, I've been the victim of lousy WD quality control. Seriously, is it that difficult to produce drives THAT ARE WORKING prior to leaving the factory? Newegg really bulletproofed these for shipping, so, this is definitely not a case of damage during transit.
Simple logic here: (drive = new) + (drive = not working on arrival) = BROKEN OUT OF THE FACTORY!!!!!!!!
Overall Review: It's sad, really. I've purchased nothing but WD drives since the old IDE days and they were always rock solid, long-lasting drives that I could count on. Times sure have changed where I order four drives and two arrive dead on arrival. WD, listen, if I wanted to play the lottery, I'd go out and buy a scratch-off ticket. At least there, I expect to gamble and lose, not when I'm buying a brand new product that I expect to work upon purchase. Now I have to RMA on my dime for shipping just to fix what should not have been wrong in the first place. Tisk, tisk....shame on you, WD.
Pros: The response time while typing is incredible. Typing feels so much more natural and I'm actually able to type faster because of it. Everything about the construction and push to each key just feels perfect. Honestly, this is the finest keyboard I've ever owned and glad I convinced myself the cost was worth ignoring.
Cons: Cost. Yes, it is expensive and that will likely throw off many people. But once you own it and actually use it, you quickly realize every penny is justified. Yes, this board is that amazing.
Overall Review: Just buy it. This is a genuine product worth the hype and cost.
Pros: My older PC has the first generation Intel Pentium 4 board. That's right, an RDRAM beast. USB onboard controller is USB 1.1, which made my front ports on the Lian Li case pointless. I fought it long enough but finally realized it was stupid not to have USB 2.0 ports enabled on this machine. Well, now the front ports are mighty fast and the two extra rear ports this card gives fulfills every single USB need I have for this archaic machine. Should have done this long ago.
Cons: None at all
Overall Review: Newegg is wonderful, delivery and promptness are what everyone on here have come to expect. If you have an older PC, this is the card to buy to give just the slightest update of more current standards.