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Paul N.

Paul N.

Joined on 10/11/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works in Dell G5 15 SE 5505 at 3200Mhz CL 22

Team Elite 32GB (2 x 16GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model TED432G3200C22DC-S01
Team Elite 32GB (2 x 16GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Laptop Memory Model TED432G3200C22DC-S01

Pros: Works at advertised speeds and capacity.

Cons: None that I know of.

Overall Review: My Dell G5 15 SE 5505 with Ryzen 7 4800H and RX 5600m came with only 8GB of memory. This memory kit allowed me to upgrade to 32GB at 3200Mhz with CL22 timing. A lot of other brands do not operate at advertised speeds in laptops. This is my first time buying Team Elite brand and so far I am satisfied.

Most Critical Review

Fragile connector

OKGEAR 10" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/ Metal Latch, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps
OKGEAR 10" SATA 6 Gbps Cable, Straight to Right Angle W/ Metal Latch, Backward Compatible 3 Gbps and 1.5 Gbps

Pros: 10" is perfect length for MY computer. The right angled connector saves space behind the hard drive and the non angle end does not block any of the other ports on the motherboard.

Cons: I had to purchase this cable to replace a cable of the same brand that had broke. The connector cracked down the side and would not stay connected to anything.

Overall Review: Its just a cheap cable. It broke because I constantly remove and add parts to my computer.

Great, Cheap, Tiny, Gigabit router after firmware update

D-Link Gigabit Router (DIR-651) Wireless N300, Gigabit
D-Link Gigabit Router (DIR-651) Wireless N300, Gigabit

Pros: I have had no problems with video Skype, torrents, or gaming. This router paired with my unrestricted 200Mbs fiber connection from my ISP equals super smooth and fast connections. I can now transfer 20GBs files in minutes over my wired network and the wireless coverage is so wide and fast. I can't believe I got all this for less then $60 and in such a small package.

Cons: Open WRT and DD-WRT don't work yet. There are a lot of settings and option in the setup menu and it can be a bit confusing because D-Link uses different terms and words for functions that all the other companies seem to use common tech terms for.

Overall Review: My DIR-651 came installed with 1.00 but after reading many reviews and forums about the problems the router had and the fact that firmware 1.10 fix the problems I installed it and it is great. People having internet problems after the 1.10 firmware update might be restricted by ISP limitations.

12/16/2011

Good, could be better.

Silverstone FP34-S USB 2.0 Card Reader
Silverstone FP34-S USB 2.0 Card Reader

Pros: Great for that extra 3.5 bay that cases always have. Supports almost any card you can think of. All the input output ports you need. It uses internal headers to plug into motherboard, NO ugly cables need to be routed out of the case just to plug them in the back.

Cons: No activity (in use) led. The card slots are not spring loaded so short cards are hard to recover.

Bad Driver CD, can't download from site.

Aluratek ABD2020 Bluetooth Wireless 2.0 EDR USB Adapter
Aluratek ABD2020 Bluetooth Wireless 2.0 EDR USB Adapter

Pros: It's small, and the LED light is bright. Low price.

Cons: The USB connection cover is so cheap and flimsy its pointless. It falls off every time I dig it out of my laptop case. I tried to install the drivers on 2 computers but installation fails at the same point on both computers. Tried to download the drivers from the manufacturer's website but they are not available. Emailed Aluratek support 3 times with no response.

Overall Review: This is a poor product with poor customer support. It's price was so low it's not worth returning to newegg.

No internal 1394 header, ALI is bad

Koutech FireWire/1394 & Hi-Speed USB2.0 Combo PCI Card Model IOFLEX-PFU331
Koutech FireWire/1394 & Hi-Speed USB2.0 Combo PCI Card Model IOFLEX-PFU331

Pros: Both USB and 1394 ports, internal and external ports for both, 2 internal USB headers.

Cons: No internal 1394 headers, When transferring large amounts of data from a thumb drive or external hard drive through the USB port it stops and freezes for several minutes before continuing. It can take over an hour to transfer a file that only takes seconds to transfer through an onboard USB port on the motherboard.

Overall Review: I haven't tried the 1394 ports yet. I have downloaded the latest drivers from the manufactures website and still have the same problem.