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Sean-Ryan S.

Sean-Ryan S.

Joined on 07/10/03

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Most Favorable Review

Best Dual Dock Sata to USB I have used

Wavlink USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/II Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD Enclosure 2x 16TB Hard Drive Enclosure With UASP, Support Offline Clone Duplicator, Auto Sleep
Wavlink USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/II Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5" 3.5" SATA HDD/SSD Enclosure 2x 16TB Hard Drive Enclosure With UASP, Support Offline Clone Duplicator, Auto Sleep

Pros: -Dual Docks means having either two mounted drives AND you can duplicate a drive without the use of a PC. -USB 3.0 speeds are great, especially when you are transferring large amounts of data.

Cons: When mounting a single drive and then adding a second drive, windows unmounts the single before mounting both. Not really a big issue, just a minor annoyance.

Most Critical Review

Ok for the price but flawed.

COBY DP700 7" 480 x 234 Digital Photo Frame
COBY DP700 7" 480 x 234 Digital Photo Frame

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, decent display for a low resolution. It's also fairly bright without washing out the image.

Cons: Slow to load images, orientation sensor is glitchy. When in vertical (portrait) position the frame is supposed to rotate the image accordingly. It does but the sensor must be either extremely sensitive or flawed because the image would jump back and forth from portrait to landscape for the images that needed rotating.

Overall Review: I found that most sub $75 digital frames suffer in quality in general. Some will be better than others but there will always be something that is not up to par with the more expensive frames. It's a shame that this frame did not work out for me since I received it for my first Fathers Day.

Good SSD for the money.

Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128M4SSD2
Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128M4SSD2

Pros: FAST! Way faster than any mechanical drive. Easy to install (although I did a fresh install of Windows 7). OS boots in less than 20 seconds (Bios takes up about 10 of those 20 seconds!) Quiet - but all SSD's are quiet. Cool - mechanical drives run pretty hot...so this helps in a smaller case with two video cards. FAST - did I mention this was fast?

Cons: Didn't come with a conversion kit but my case already had two...not much of a con since I knew this when purchasing.

Overall Review: I have had this in my gaming machine for over 7 months now and I have not had a single problem. For those who said it has died within a year...are you sure you made the appropriate changes to your OS in preparation for an SSD? Turn OFF DEFRAG IMMEDIATELY! That WILL kill your drive fairly quickly...especially since Windows 7 likes to do it automatically. Disable system restore AND hibernation! Disable drive indexing! Disable your pagefile or at the very least MOVE it to a secondary drive if you don't have enough RAM. Make sure that TRIM is working on your system. There are tons of other optimizations you can perform on your system to keep your drive running as efficiently and as long as possible.

11/20/2012

Ok for a bit

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone

Pros: Nice build Quality. Sounds relatively decent with drivers (see other notes). Comfortable. Wireless range is decent.

Cons: Battery life is horrible. Sound quality without drivers (see notes). Logitech gaming software. Game compatibility. Constant reverb with Virtual surround on.

Overall Review: I bought these headphones due to a bunch of my gaming friends having bought them. I was pretty excited when I was unboxing and setting it up. That excitement quickly turned to buyers remorse once I saw that the Logitech Gaming Software was needed for full functionality. I normally would not have an issue with this except that the sound quality was horrible without it. No bass, tinny and in some apps, the sound was coming out of only one ear. Worse yet, in some games the sound was very poppy and clicky. Whenever a sound would start or end it would have a click or pop. In BF3 this caused the sound to skip or drop out all together...which is unacceptable. The 7.1 surround was virtual at best. This caused a constant reverb effect to be on all audio. In Teamspeak, all voices came out of the right channel unless I used the virtual surround. Again,...unacceptable. I woudl have been fine with all of this if only the sound quality was good enough without the software.