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Dariusz T.

Dariusz T.

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I really like this drive

Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This drive has a very low energy consumption compared to others that I have used. It is whisper quite and runs very cool to the touch. I think it is well priced considering its capacity and features. I like the fact that this is a WD drive because I have not owned this drive for long enough to praise it on it's reliability but the fact that it was made by a company who has been in the business of manufacturing hard drives for years with a great record is somewhat of a comfort to me. I have owned 4 WD drives in the past, 2 of which died near the end of their warranty. WD warrants their drives based on the production date that is printed on the front of the drive. In my case the drives were out of warranty but WD does update the warranty to the time of sale if you provide proof of purchase. It was a real treat to log into my Newegg account and retrieve all the necessary info very quickly. I have also noticed that the bottom of the hard drive where the logic board is located has many new safety design features implemented. One being is that the logic board does not have any resistors, chips or other protruding components that can easily break during handling and electrical connections are sealed off with this pinkish plastic/rubbery coating (Newegg needs to update their photos of the drive).

Cons: This is probably the hardest section to comment on when you are pleased with the product. This drive from what I have gathered is intended to function as a secondary drive for storage/backup of large movies, music libraries, data etc and for that it is awesome. It also runs cool and saves you money on your electric bill but it is not intended for use as a primary drive or as a raided drive. Even WD on its website does not recommend raiding these drives. This is not really a con if you get this drive for the right purpose. In my case I have a SSD for my primary drive but due to size and price limitations a secondary drive such as this one is ideal for storing all my junk ;) . This drive has a lower spindle speed of just 5,400rpm, compared to the normal 7,200rpm of a normal desktop disk. Western Digital has implemented caching algorithms designed to mitigate the performance reduction that results from this. My 500GB 7200 rpm Hitachi deskstar runs a lot slower than this puppy so it really works and if I hadn't read about it I would not have even noticed that it is a lower rpm drive, however, its slow spin speed makes an impact on its performance in small file transfers but not that much.

Overall Review: This drive arrived in a plain Newegg box with peanuts and the bare drive in a electrostatic bag. It does not come with manuals, cd's, sata cables or anything else other than the drive itself. When handling any computer parts it is wise to have a wrist strap and be properly grounded if you do not have one you can always touch your case to discharge any static you might be carrying. I always like to wash my hands with detergent as in the past I had some issues with components acting up due to oily residue I left on the connectors with my fingers. I use this drive in a docking station, but it can be mounted inside your case or in an external enclosure, its low heat is great due to the fact that there will be a lesser chance of any kind of condensation inside the enclosure that can potentially damage your drive. I do a lot of overclocking and overall case temperatures are important to me so this drive is a real blessing. Make sure you plug in your drive to the correct sata connector on your motherboard that supports its features, if you are using this as a primary drive and are installing an OS on it make sure that you set your bios setting either to IDE or ACHI depending on what you need. Mine is set to ACHI. Once the drive is connected and you have booted into your OS it will need to be initialized as the system will not see it. Start button -->type in computer management and select it from list then navigate to Storage -->disk management and a initialize disk popup of some sorts should show up this is using Windows 7. Once you have done that you will see something like 1863.02 mb unallocated space, right click and set up your disk with the MBR option as this is a disk under 2TB. The final disk space you will be left with is 1.81 TB. ATTO benchmark: Hitachi desktar 500GB 7200 rpm Write peak: 94853 mb/s Read peak: 93368 mb/s WD Green 2TB Write peak: 149407 mb/s Read peak: 156370 mb/s I transferred several movies with average size of 1.4 GB from one drive to this one and the transfer was at 255 mb/s and completed within seconds. Overall I give this product a 5 star rating on the Fox scale ;) If you found my review informative and helpful please click the Yes button underneath thx, till next time.

Most Critical Review

Yuck

SHARP Sidekick LX 2009 Unlocked GSM Smart Phone w/ Full QWERTY Keyboard / 3.2" Screen 3.2" Orchid
SHARP Sidekick LX 2009 Unlocked GSM Smart Phone w/ Full QWERTY Keyboard / 3.2" Screen 3.2" Orchid

Pros: Nice paperweight

Cons: Low battery life, heavy, bulky,no support, limited software, cant use all features

Overall Review: I'd probably do better with a 14$ plastic flip phone than with this one

Good solid product

devolo Magic 2 LAN triple Starter Kit
devolo Magic 2 LAN triple Starter Kit

Pros: So I compared this to my older TP-Link product AV1200 and the devolo was a clear winner. I liked the solid and non flimsy construction of the units and the quality of the lan cables included. I also liked the additional ports lan ports which make connecting various peripherals that much more easier. Item it manufactured in Germany not China so quality I assume is much more better. It also uses newer technologies as it beat my TP link product by 25-35 Mbps.

Cons: I did not find any info on the speed or specs of the units on the box and that is the only con I have.

Overall Review: Speeds of these plugin lan extenders do vary based on the quality of you electrical system so don't expect wonders if you have old electrical, however this unit did beat my TP link units that give me 50 Mbps on speed test by 20-35 Mbps.

Fast and affordable

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB RS 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model CMG16GX4M2E3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance RGB RS 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model CMG16GX4M2E3200C16

Pros: So I upgraded my system with these and the speed is phenomenal. Build quality suburb and lighting works great with all the other Corsair items in my system. Price is just right for these high quality modules. I like it that the memory is very tweekable and does not get very hot.

Cons: None very fast reliable memory with great lighting effects.

Overall Review: Yea I would recommend these to anyone doing a new build and dont want to break the bank. Corsair customer service and warranties are awesome and thats why I always go with them when I do a build. Will definitely get a few more modules for the rest of my build.

10/20/2021

Great quality with plenty of power.

Rosewill PMG 550, 80+ Gold Certified, 550W Fully Modular Power Supply, Low Noise, Black
Rosewill PMG 550, 80+ Gold Certified, 550W Fully Modular Power Supply, Low Noise, Black

Pros: Things that I liked: -high quality construction -silent fan operation -strong AMP rating on a single rail -5 year warranty and gold rating -fully modular design with good length cables -relatively small form factor

Cons: No cons as the company has been around for years and their product quality has significantly improved.

Overall Review: I would recommend this in a heartbeat, great power even for the most demanding gpu's and it supports sli and crossfire.

Nice product but be Aware!!

RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank,  ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU
RAIJINTEK EOS 240 RBW AIO Water CPU Cooler, with 12025 Addressable RGB PWM fans, Addressable RGB tank, ARGB Y-cable, compatible with INTEL & AMD morden socket CPU

Pros: I really liked this product, it had very good packaging and the product itself was in my opinion generally well designed and did not appear flimsy however It did have a few drawbacks. Cooler plate was big enough to accommodate the newest and larger cpu's on the market and there where plenty of adapter brackets for various types of motherboards. I found the cooler pump to be relatively silent compared to other older cooling systems that I have used in the past, the fans where also silent with vibration dampening pads that was a plus. The cooler itself fit very snug into a Silenos case and was a perfect fit. I found the tubing to be quite flexible and easy to adjust and their length not too long nor too short. Fans and colors where warm and pleasant and lit up my case quite nicely.

Cons: You will need to make sure your motherboard has a specific 5V connector for the rbg to work. I was taken back that the unit did not come with some sort of conversion adapter or extender for the RBG power connection. The instructions for the setup lack detail on how to resolve this or offer any other help other than a simple drawing. If you are planning on using this with an older type of board be prepared to purchase some sort of adapter or tinker with making your own but as we know that can end badly. The fan and the pump work on standard connections but like I mentioned for the rbg you will need to make sure you have the right motherboard connector.

Overall Review: In summary its a great product but its ease of use is hindered by somewhat lacking instruction manual, odd and somewhat complex wiring solution for rbg, having a motherboard or adapter with proper connector for the RBG. Other than that it is a beautiful product.

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All went well, works, would recommend

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