Archive | September 2007

Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB HD501LJ

my T166 500GB story
i ordered a Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB HD501LJ a while ago
when i got it it had read error and had clicking/noise, will send it back, and change it to a Seagate Baracuda 7200.10 500GB

if you read other reviews on the net like on newegg.com, you will see that many has the same problem, some like me got a DOA(dead on arrival) / EOA (error on arrival), looks like samsung has a seirusly bad quality control, the singel most importen part in a computer is the harddrive, thats where all the valuable data is!

update: i received a replacement and that worked fine, so must be a bad batch

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my motherboard wish list

here is some specs of a 2 wonderful motherboards, if some manufacturer makes them

Highend MB
ATX
RD790+SB600 or RD790+SB700
2x PCIe x16 (crossfire enabled) 
3x PCIe x1
2x PCI v2.3
2x PCIe Realtek RTL8111 Gbit NICs
1x PCIe Realtek HD Audio ALC888S with Dolby® Digital Live, DTS® CONNECT, and Dolby® Home
1x SPDIF In/out on rear!

HTPC MB
MicroATX
RS790+SB600 or RS790+SB700
1x PCIe x16
2x PCIe x1
1x PCI
1x PCIe Realtek RTL8111 Gbit NIC
1x PCIe Realtek HD Audio ALC888S with Dolby® Digital Live, DTS® CONNECT, and Dolby® Home
1x HDMI on rear!
1x SPDIF In/out on rear!

finishing HTPC

i have ordered some parts, am soon finish with HTPC! wee

Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB HD501LJ
Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32-bit Norwegian OEM 
Microsost MCE Remote with Receiver (got Keyboard!)
NEC Optiarc AD-7543A