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HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Appears to have good reliability based on other reviews, real vibration sensor based feedback system unlike other low cost NAS drive brands like Western Digital, suitable for install in multi-bay (4+) NAS systems . 7200 RPM speed vs 5900 or less for a lot of other brands' NAS drives.

Cons: Significantly louder than a lower RPM seagate drive I had been using, about 10F hotter in my Synology NAS encolsure, and with a couple of watts (2-3) higher power draw. I didn't realize this, but even though it is listed as a bare drive, the drive came in the retail box. I was expecting the new super fancy newegg method of shipping bare hard drives, but it came in a standard box with some air cushions wrapped around the retail box. Seems ok since the drive seems fine, I was just a bit surprised at the packing method based on what I was expecting.

Other Thoughts: If the reliability pans out, this looks like it could be a real winner. Higher rotational speed will give better performance for those that need it. Personally, I don't need that extra speed for my application and would probably have been ok with a slower drive, but as long as it holds up in the long term I'm fine with that.

Panasonic Nose & Ear Trimmer with Light ER421KC
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Really bad quality control 12/29/2012

This review is from: Panasonic Nose & Ear Trimmer with Light ER421KC

Pros: Weighs less than 20 lbs?

Cons: Does a more painful job than other devices
Breaks after a few weeks- look at everyone else's reviews
Becomes essentially worthless

Other Thoughts: So during the first couple of weeks it was ok- motor spinning decently and it was doing its thing, if somewhat painfully. However, after a couple of months, it completely degraded into a state where it was barely working at all. Extremely slow spinning motor and would barely spin sometimes, if at all. You could clean it and it would just BARELY start spinning, but then it would stop altogether. Also, the pointless led they included will do nothing other than waste the battery, which already cant actually operate the device. I would stay far away from this product, I'm not sure why everything would go so totally wrong with such a simple device.

SiliconDust HDHR3-CC HDHomeRun PRIME 3-Tuner US CableTV with CableCARD Stream Premium Channels and Cut the Cord
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Totally Stable
Supports Windows 8
Tuner Pooling- other Media Centers can run off of it even without the 'main' media center DVR computer being on and you can just buy more and add them to your network
REAL Full Sized Cable input- no finicky, flexible mini cable input like the Ceton
Extremely easy to set up. Just follow the instructions on the quick start guide. My cable company literally had it running in 3 minutes.

Cons: 3 Tuners is one less than the Ceton, but if you buy two of these, it might only cost $40ish more, but you get two extra tuners

Other Thoughts: I had originally looked at a Ceton, but this had a lower price, and I am glad I went this route. Have an xbox as a media extender and have a Ceton? Better make sure the computer with the Ceton tuner is turned on before you expect it to work. This is a self contained tuner unit that can work without a host computer. I was originally a little bit concerned about the reliability of this unit because very early on it had slightly lower ratings than the Ceton card since they were still optimizing the drivers.

Let me tell you- this thing had been ROCK SOLID. Absolutely no complaints and no flakiness of any kind. Some people complain of horror stories getting it set up with their cable companies, and while that may be true, my experience could not have been easier- Walk into cable company store and pick up cable card. Bring it home, plug it in, go through the setup, and when it gets to the screen asking you to call the cable company, call the cable company and give them your MAC address etc. I gave the woman the info and I didn't expect it to actually start working for at least half an hour like the documentation suggests. I just sat there on the phone half in a daze since I knew it would be a very long time until it started working. Then about 2 or 3 minutes after calling, she suggests I give it a shot and see if it is working. "Oh, ok, I guess I can do that." Finish media center setup, go to live TV and- BAM. It was up and running, and has been ever since. Not all setup experiences with cable companies have to be nightmares.

Highly recommended, could not have worked out better so far.


Michael K.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael K.

Date Joined: 12/24/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 02/26/12
  • Last Review: 11/04/15
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