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WD Red 1TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch - WD10JFCX
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5 out of 5 eggs Works fine in ThinkPad X200s 03/31/2014

This review is from: WD Red 1TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 2.5 Inch - WD10JFCX

Pros: I'm not sure whether this "NASware" thing is marketing fluff or the real deal. But in any case, this drive made a fine upgrade for the hard disk in my ThinkPad X200s. It's quiet, runs cool, and best of all, has five times the capacity of the original disk that came with this machine. I have not run any speed tests, but it seemed snappy enough doing a build of a huge software package (this is on Linux).

Cons: Does not come with a free pony, let alone rainbows or unicorns or a winning lottery number. In fact, no product I've ordered from Newegg came with any of these freebies. But one can only hope.

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996644
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I used these DIMMs to upgrade my trusty ThinkPad X200s from 4GB to 8GB. Although the X200s supports an official maximum of 4GB, it can actually take 8GB with no problems. The machine has worked perfectly since the upgrade, and I've used it pretty heavily (on Linux), doing massive compilations, running some virtual machines (for those rare cases where I have to use WinXP), and so forth.

Cons: Shipping was tad slow. If Newegg used USPS directly instead of first going to DHL, who then hands off to USPS for the last leg, a day could probably be shaved off the shipping time. Still, it's not really a problem -- I was just being overly impatient.

Other Thoughts: Wow, these DIMMs go out of stock quickly. I was all set to buy a similar kit but it went out of stock less than a week after I put it on my wish list. Fortunately the Mushkin kit was available for about the same price.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBSQ
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: * It's RAM -- it just works, as it should.
* Fast shipping by Newegg.

Cons: Doesn't come with free unicorns and/or rainbows.

Other Thoughts: Running 64-bit Linux, Firefox, and a 32-bit Linux in VMware Workstation was just too much for 2 GB of RAM in the R61. After it started swapping like crazy and becoming slower than molasses in January, it was obvious that more RAM was the answer. I was little concerned that the newer, faster RAM might not work in this older machine that originally had DDR2-667, but my worries were unfounded. This is a great way to update an older machine and make it snappy again.


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Display Name: Mark A.

Date Joined: 11/19/02

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 12/03/07
  • Last Review: 03/31/14
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