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Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB Ultra ATA/100 Internal Hard Drive (ST3400832A)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB Ultra ATA/100 Internal Hard Drive (ST3400832A)
Offered by IT SOURCE
Price: $99.95

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Internal Drive rocks, August 23, 2005
This Drive is Lightning fast and blows away both Maxtor and Western Digital in data throughput. I am running this drive secondary to a RAID group and for an ATA drive, the throughput is a worthy contender. Western digital ATA drive scored 53.7 Maxtor 49.4 and this drive 75.9 on the same interface and same system. The Seagate SATA RAId 0 scored 119.7 using HDTEST.exe throughput benchmarking software used to find bottlenecks. I have used this drive for over a year and have not lost any data or experienced any issues. I bought it to replace my maxtor SATA 120GB after 2 consective failures. Can't figure out why people are slamming external drives on an internal drive review. Finally since most of the other manufacturers are only offering 1 year warranties on their retail drives, the increased performance and 5 year warranty makes Seagate a more attractive alternative.


Just Cause: The Real Story of America's High-Tech Invasion of Panama
Just Cause: The Real Story of America's High-Tech Invasion of Panama
by Malcolm McConnell
Edition: Hardcover
59 used & new from $0.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Had to have been there, June 10, 2004
The book is a dramatized account of key operations during Operation Just cause. It still is pretty good as it doesn't exaggerate the facts just to make a sale. A couple of books out there are total garbage and make false reference to the actions taken while hiding the sheer stupidity of certain individuals. As for "GI Joe Wannabe's" review what murders was he talking about? The PDF was responsible for burning down the housing district in an attempt to turn the Panamanians against the military occupational forces. The Battalion 2000 and the Mechanizados were responsible for the destruction of the houses in the Paitilla and Tinajitas area with the exception of one incident. The Marine LAVs that supposedly were responsible for these actions were actually V-300s confirmed by the one disabled by our aircraft during the said attack. The book was given 4 stars because it over dramatized a few incidents and not because they spelled my name (which I was surprised to see printed) wrong. With all that was tolerated the US military forces exercised an immeasurable amount or restraint leading up to the operation and once executed carried out their mission in a professional manner. As with any operation there are incidents that do not conform to standards but they in no way define the actions of the military as a whole and should be addressed as such.


Sinistar: Unleashed - PC
Sinistar: Unleashed - PC
Offered by Galactics
Price: $16.99
39 used & new from $0.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gameplay at a very modest price, June 15, 2000
This review is from: Sinistar: Unleashed - PC (CD-ROM)
The demo of this game was appealing enough, but after seing the drop in price this title was a must have. The levels are challenging enough even at the easy setting to allow decent gameplay. Although some scenarios will seem difficult to tackle each Sinistar has a weakness that you must find if you are to be successful. After you are killed the game will give hints in the form of short blurbs on the game over screen, heed these warnings because if properly interpreted it will give away clues to help you defeat the level that is giving you difficulty. The visuals are stunning, the fact that you can identify objects at a distant allow you to adjust fire and strategy accordingly. The enemies are numerous and intelligent, they take evasive action when necessary and will go for the closest crystals to the gate to speed the process of unleashing the Sinistar. Sinibombs seem to be the weapon of choice since they can destroy the crystals already in place keeping the sinistar locked away and you safe from a serious hammering. There are ship upgrades for greater weapons capacity , speed and firepower, a department store worth of weapons and specials to appease all appetites for destruction and a decent soundtrack "to boot". A nice twist is if you destroy the gate, the level ends and you aree progressed. There are bonus levels throughout the game some are very difficult and others require thinking to get past the defenses. They range from ecort duty to assault on enemy base stations. The variety provided by this game and the visual and audio worlds will definitely impress especially at this price. I am finding it hard to put down especially with the environmental audio it sound like you are playing in a void as it should. This one is definitely a keeper.


Gunship! - PC
Gunship! - PC
Offered by knightdiscounts
Price: $8.99
17 used & new from $2.00

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should have been a Vacuum Cleaner., April 21, 2000
This review is from: Gunship! - PC (CD-ROM)
Since many aspects of this game ( ), I feel it missed it'scalling. I purchased this Game for 39.99 at a retail establishmentwith a free copy of Mech Commander Gold which made this a good deal, as a matter of fact it costs 39.99 everywhere but here. Aside from the cost issue, the game is a grave disaster, the physics and flight model are not at all realistic, the manual is limited in information, there are errors showing that not much research was done for example the pilot in the AH-64 as well as most tandem seat attack aircraft sits behind the gunner, the manual shows the pilot in the front (gunner/copilot) station. Symbology and TADS functioning is not even close to that of Janes or Martin Marietta specs. Gunner's station is practically non functional, while the gunner and targeting is poor and not at all helpful. The lack of configuration options for controls and playability make this a canned sim. The graphics are good, but but gameplay is tuned more towards the role of pop-up target rather than flight sim. It is challenging and has potential, but in no way is prepared to compete with any other modern helicopter simulator exept that of Team Alligator, which also should have been a vacuum cleaner. I will give them the benefit of the doubt, I do like the looks of the game and will try desperately to work around all the shortcomings to enjoy what limited playability I have. I really like Apache Havoc's functional weapons and flight system that I expected microprose to at least match if not improve upon. The Apache is an advanced aircraft that is insulted by the trimmed down interface and lack of weapons system interaction. You have to like it though... they tried. It might grow on you, but without a demo to show their stuff, microprose stands to receive negative blows. The game really needs a patch. The decision to purchase is up to you. Hard Core sim players will be disappointed. END
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Need For Speed: High Stakes - PC
Need For Speed: High Stakes - PC
Offered by DaBooks
Price: $18.50
34 used & new from $1.59

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch racing simulation., April 10, 2000
I hesitated to purchase this title because of the previous poor review. I am truly sorry because this game "ROCKS!" The opponents have personalities and adaptable driving styles. They actually try to cut you off and try to prevent you from passing. Heads turn to look at you and the smooth framerate pulls you into the action. The graphics are fantastic and the sheer inventory of cars to choose from is amazing. Gameplay is enjoyable and the ability to race against your opponent and win his car makes this the my racing sim of choice. Many times I have found myself blurting out the words "YOU ARE WALKING HOM FROM THIS ONE" after entering the final stretch of "High Stakes." Running on a PIII450 with 192MB RAM, 7200rpm ATA66, Voodoo3 3000, soundblaster live at 1024x768 using an MS Sidewinder there are no hesitations or "cyberburps" in any way. I have not encountered any problems except understeering conditions which since I have never really driven the cars in question, cannot be contributed to the game. The incorporation of the previous tracks along with the new will please the veteran NFS fan as well as challenge them...they only picked the tricky ones. I was lucky to pick this game up for $14.88 in the markdown bin and would have paid more if I had driven a demo prior to release. This game is a must have if you have the hardware to fully enjoy it and if not, it will look okay but must be run at lower resolutions.


USAF - PC
USAF - PC
30 used & new from $10.00

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope you don't have a personal life, March 21, 2000
This review is from: USAF - PC (CD-ROM)
I actually ordered this game as a secondary choice. Boy was I wrong, this is definitely first rate. I was extremely impressed with the level of detail in this simulation. The smooth scrolling of the terrain make low level flight a definite experience. The only drawback is that the AI is severly lacking in creativity. The freindly aircraft will come to your assistance but are dependent on your commands to make any intelligent decission when it come to target engagement. The enemy aircraft follow standard offensive and defensive tactics which is okay for the gamer and simulator buff, but those craving realism require an AI that will adjust to your moves and counter accordingly. The shortcomings just noted are minimal in comparison to the visual effects, audio and overall gameplay. Nothing can be done to reduce the 5 star rating because this sim deserves more than that. So far running on a PIII 450 with 192 megs of RAM, 60gig ATA66 and a Voodoo3 3000 AGP, there have been no lockups and everything has been smooth sailing, the video after a full install that requires 1100MB of space is still a little choppy running from a 50x CD-ROM. Having only been in one actual air-to-air engagement(Helicopter), I can't really ding this game on realism. The spectacular explosions are quite exagerated. All minute problems aside this is deffinitely the sim to purchase, and if you somehow thought you had a personal life... you do in front of your computer with flightstick in hand.


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