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AGPtek® 320GB Internal HDD Hard Drive Disk Kit for XBOX 360 Xbox360 Slim
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive
Large capacity

Cons: 1Gen Xbox compatibility?

Other Thoughts: I don't have any 1Gen Xbox games, so I cannot talk about any issues with compatibility. However, there are sites out there that will tell you on how to resolve such issues.

I got these for two of my 3Gen Xbox360 consoles, since the installed 4GB of storage was no longer sufficient to even install updates to the consoles.

They installed easily enough and have worked as advertised. However, soon after getting these, I banned the kids from them; they are really the only ones who use these consoles, so I cannot speak about issues concerning the RRoD some are seeing.

These drives had names written in Chinese script and I'm not too sure about the integrity of how these were made (do they contain spyware? were the techniques used to make these legal? etc.).

I would like to see MS not charge an arm and a leg for pitiful storage capacity upgrades through their channels, and I would also like to know why only 32GB of anything connected to the USB port is visible? I would support MS if they could address these two points.

Otherwise, these are good and work as-advertised.

ICY DOCK TurboSwap MB171SP-B Tray-Less 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: +Separate on/off switch
+Fan controller
+80mm fan (with an option to install a 120mm fan- AWESOME)
+Tray-less drive mechanism

Cons: It took three days to get here!

Other Thoughts: I had to replace another ICY DOCK mobile rack that I've had for years because it couldn't support drives larger than 2TB. I originally purchased a pair of StarTech HSB110SATBK's, and a word of advice about those- stay clear of them: they are noisy as heck and the front panel LCD screen lacks any useful utility. The fan for them is actually louder than my whole system! The rack won't work unless you lock it- dumb.

Anyhow, I saw a review of these on another website and immediately ordered a pair. One was DOA and is in the process of being RMA'd, but the other works just fine.

Since I use these in a system that's on top of my desk and like 2' from my right ear, I REALLY needed something quiet, and boy I tell you- THESE THINGS ARE QUIET! Even with the fan speed at max, I can't even hear it operate! I think installing a larger 80mm fan (as opposed to the usual 20mm/25mm type), is a great idea as you get max cooling without the noise!

However, when I put these two racks in my case, one atop the other, I noticed that there wasn't much of a gap between them, so it'll be interesting to see if the top drive gets significantly warmer than the bottom drive, which has an empty slot beneath it. So far, the bottom drive is much cooler in the ICY DOCK rack compared to the StarTech.

The entire drive door/ejection system seems pretty solid. My other ICY DOCK rack never had any issues and I don't expect these to either.

Otherwise, this product is the cat's meow, and I am considering buying 2 or 3 more for my other PCs.

MSI Z87 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC Flagship High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Platform Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: See Other Thoughts

Cons: See Other Thoughts

Other Thoughts: First, I really wish that Newegg would allow the editing of reviews so that users can update them at a later point instead of having to write multiple ones.

That being said, I was able to resolve one issue I mentioned in an earlier post: I mentioned that numerous websites wouldn't work properly and I discovered the culprit- IE11 in Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Update 1. After swapping-out nearly every single piece of hardware, reinstalling the OS and not running any A/V, I finally installed a 3rd party browser and that seemed to do the trick.

I also don't know how this happened, but my GPU (6770HD), got fried or is somehow otherwise damaged. So now I am running this MB with the integrated audio and IGU and it seems really empty in the case. :( That's OK because this machine is going to become my FlightSim rig once the Surface Pro 3 ships.

MSI sent an email via Newegg to me about the BT module. Very helpful (not). It was an article from Windows 7 for Dummies! (And I am using Windows 8.1U1, BTW)

Still no documentation from MSI about how to use the BT module. I mean, it seems the PC and the devices connect, but then nothing happens, nothing can be done. Wonderful.

Finally, I really want to diss on the LU5 software. When scanning, it will say that certain drivers or apps aren't installed (when they clearly are), or that the installed version is higher than the online version (nig say whaaat?)! I also am not sure on why the Creative drivers won't recognize the onboard Creative device?


Christopher S.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher S.

Date Joined: 09/01/04

  • Reviews: 37
  • Helpfulness: 27
  • First Review: 03/01/08
  • Last Review: 02/27/15
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