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Bryan G.

Bryan G.

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Most Favorable Review

So far so good..

Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2    Power Supply
Rosewill Stallion Series RD450-2-DB 450W ATX V2.2 Power Supply

Pros: Still running after 9 months 24/7. +5v is at 5.12 +12 is at 12.46 +3.3 is at 3.30 I'm running: ASUS P5LD2 mobo Intel® Pentium® D processor 915 - SL9DA GeForce 8500GT vid card 3gigs RAM 4 physical hard drives 2 DVD Burners 5 80mm case fans 1 80mm CPU fan 1 80mm hard drive cooler w/fan Firewire PCI card 4 port USB PCI card (all ports full)

Cons: none

Overall Review: I know I'm over working this so if it dies I'll know it's my own fault. For what I have I should buy something stronger but for now I'll just see how this goes.

Most Critical Review

Not too happy with it

ORICO MPU-4S 4-Port USB Car Charger with 4 x 5V 2.4A Smart Charging Ports for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6S / 6S P / 5SE / iPad / LG / Samsung / HTC / Nexus and More - Black
ORICO MPU-4S 4-Port USB Car Charger with 4 x 5V 2.4A Smart Charging Ports for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6S / 6S P / 5SE / iPad / LG / Samsung / HTC / Nexus and More - Black

Pros: Charges fast.

Cons: 2 ports died in about an hour of use. Has a power switch. This is why I only gave it 2 stars, maybe I should have given it 3. All the car chargers I've had before go on when the power goes on, but not this one, more about this in the "other" section.

Overall Review: I thought I'd get used to the power switch, but I haven't. I bought this for a trip from Milwaukee to Chattanooga Tennessee, and about a half hour into the trip my Tom-Tom went dead. That is when I noticed the power switch. Then the same thing would happen every time we would stop for gas or food. I know, this is kind of my fault, but still, no other brand I've owned had power switches, it's stupid, the power goes off on the cigarette lighter when you turn the car off, there is no reason for a switch. We used this for the 2 weeks we were on vacation and every time I got on the road, my Tom-Tom would die about a half hour later and I'd realize I forgot to turn it on. Even after the 2 weeks of vacation I keep forgetting, not every time but most of the time, it just happened again today. I just can't get used to a power switch on something like this. I have 3 of these from the same company for the home, they plug in the wall and there is no power switch. Actually I could see having a power switch on the home models, that would make sense because they are always plugged in and there is always power coming from the outlet.. Then there are the 2 ports that went dead, but I don't have a problem with that, sometimes a product slips by with a defect, I don't blame anyone, I'm sure if I was to get a replacement it would not have the same problem. I figured out how to fix it though; every time those ports would go dead, all I had to do was hit the top of it with my knuckles and they would start working and stay on until we turned the car off. There is a blue power light, when the 2 ports go dead the light goes off, so I just have to hit it until the light comes on then I know they're working.

Works on both of my PC's

iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA 3.5" to 2 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD SSD Hot-swap Rack
iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA 3.5" to 2 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD SSD Hot-swap Rack

Pros: I use this for the boot drive so I can swap out hard drives depending on what OS I want and it works flawlessly on my main computer and my work computer.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I purchase one of these so I could swap out the main SSD to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. It worked so well I put one of these in my work computer and it also works great.

DOA

Coboc CY-U3-AAMF-6-BK 6ft SuperSpeed 5Gbps USB 3.0  A Male to A Female Extension Cable,Gold Plated,Black,M-F
Coboc CY-U3-AAMF-6-BK 6ft SuperSpeed 5Gbps USB 3.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable,Gold Plated,Black,M-F

Pros: NA

Cons: Did not work, nothing more to say

Overall Review: Purchased one 6' (this one) and 3 - 3'. The 3' ones all work, the 6' one didn't. I understand that every once in a while something comes off the line with a defect so I'm not going to blast the company or product like other people do. I'll bet if I bought 2, the 2nd one would have worked just fine. They are well put together, solid, I just ended up with a defective one.

11/23/2018

Works

Rosewill RCDC-14018 - 6-Foot White Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable - 32 AWG, Male to Male
Rosewill RCDC-14018 - 6-Foot White Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable - 32 AWG, Male to Male

Pros: Worked great out of the box. Follow up: It's been over 3 years and these cable are still working just fine.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Mike said if you use these cables other ones won't work. I have the MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5OC and it works with an HDMI cable to get me 2 displays but the DVI wouldn't work for a 3rd. I'm trying to get 3 monitors to work. My vid card has 2 of these mini ports, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. I'm ordering another one of these. I figure if 1 of these works with the HDMI, maybe 2 will, giving me 3 displays. I'll post another review when the cable arrives. Follow up: I still could not get 3 monitors to work.

10/21/2018

Ordered 3 so far

EVGA 450 BR 100-BR-0450-K1 450 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular Power Supply
EVGA 450 BR 100-BR-0450-K1 450 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular Power Supply

Pros: So far they are all working. I put these in customers computers and so far I have heard nothing, that's good news. The first 2 I bought one month ago and the last one was just a week ago so I can't say anything about how they last. The cables are long enough to reach anywhere even in a mid size tower and the fan is quiet. For the price, I can't complain.

Cons: No cons at this time

10/16/2018