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William B.

William B.

Joined on 09/12/09

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Most Favorable Review

Great Burner

ASUS Black 12X Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
ASUS Black 12X Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

Pros: With Verbatim (HTL) disks, it is 25-25. Fast, and is doing just fine.

Cons: After buying LTH disks (Kodak), I was ready to return it (1 success out of 25 disks), but then got some HQ disks and it turned it around.

Most Critical Review

Didn't work; at all

NETGEAR WNDR3300-100NAR N300 Wireless Dual Band Router IEEE 802.11n version 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a 5.0 GHz
NETGEAR WNDR3300-100NAR N300 Wireless Dual Band Router IEEE 802.11n version 2.0 IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a 5.0 GHz

Pros: Arrived.

Cons: Cannot connect to internet. Wireless N antennae inoperative. Sending in a RMA now.

Overall Review: Very disappointed. A trusted brand let me down for the first time.

It's a Screamer!!!

TOSHIBA Excite Go AT7 Android Tablet 7" - Intel Quad Core CPU 1GB Memory 8GB Android 4.4 (Excite Go AT7-C8)
TOSHIBA Excite Go AT7 Android Tablet 7" - Intel Quad Core CPU 1GB Memory 8GB Android 4.4 (Excite Go AT7-C8)

Pros: This thing is fast, light and easy to use. Graphics, sound & such are great.

Cons: I think my wife is going to steal it from my son - - - it's just that good.

Overall Review: If it didn't mean there would be 3 identical devices in the same house (to get confused), I'd buy 2 more - one for me and the wife.

12/28/2014

Trash - the 2nd time also

Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fits inside the computer.

Cons: Loud. Out of balance. Audible scratching during operation. Slow. Frequently stops working and starts a minute. Avoid at all costs - its cheap for a reason.

Overall Review: This was a replacement after an RMA of the same item. It is pure junk. There is nothing I can say that explains the disappointment in Seagate for making such a disdainful product. Worse, is that if I want to RMA AGAIN I still have to shell out more cash.

12/13/2012

Perfect 25-for-25

Verbatim 25GB 6X BD-R 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 97457
Verbatim 25GB 6X BD-R 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 97457

Pros: All 25 burned at 6x speed - No bad disks.

Cons: NONE!

Overall Review: After being burned by some low cost LTH Kodak disks (1-for-25) I would recommend that EVERYONE pay the 50% premium and get these. In the long run (price per successful disk) these are the best value. Never buy LTH (Low to High) disks.

STILL running like a boss!

EVERCOOL HPFA-10025 100mm Ever Lubricate CPU Cooler (Buffalo for AMD)
EVERCOOL HPFA-10025 100mm Ever Lubricate CPU Cooler (Buffalo for AMD)

Pros: I've had this in my PC for 3 years. Still haven't bothered cleaning it. It just can't be stopped. It's quieter than my GPU fan, so can't complain. With a pretty modest overclock I still can't get the CPU temps over 49C; no matter how long I run Prime95. (Longest I ran was 2 hours).

Cons: Wish it could be turned 90d. But really, is that a 'con'?

Overall Review: 3 years. Quiet. Effective. What more can I ask of a $17 product? I have a SilentX cooler on my work machine, and the temps are the same. (albeit the SilentX is basically never spinning above ~40%). But for 2x the price, I'm ordering this one for my next build.