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Pros: Compact and sleek.
Cons: Shuts off after 15 minutes - so you can't leave it unattended - even over lunch.
Seems to do better until it loses 1 charge bink then it seems to shut off after 3-5 minutes. This is after a full charge.
Specifications don't match received product. The device label says 5V 1 Amp and the above says 5V 1.5 A
Device is not hot or anything. Just shuts off frequently esp after losing one charge bink.
The other night (1st night after full charge) I let it charge my phone over night - a key application for me - camping and on trips.
Woke up and phone was moved to home charging station. Why? Kids were kept away in the middle of the night by incessant beeping from the phone after this device and completely drained the phone. I'm guessing it shut off and then in that mode is happy to accept power from the phone. So it drained the phone. That's a super negative strike against unattended charging.
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This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
Pros: Nice cool running drive. I like that the firmware is optimized for NAS vs Windows optimized (try 99 times and die) so NAS users and OS can properly detect issues just like "the big boys"
Nice compromise of drive rotational speed & on-disk cache well suited for NAS access as well as heat and power in NAS devices.
Cons: Capacity at the URE (statistical capacity for unrecoverable read) limit for reconstruction. See article search below. Nothing against Seagate (or WED et all) but it's a capacity Con unless you design your NAS for it.
Other Thoughts: I recommend mixing drive brands in any raid/nas disk group. Every manufacturer has their bad lots, such as Seagate Moose a few years back. If all you've got is one brand / model then if they start failing they'll usually all be failing and recovery is tough.
I also recommend watching capacity and this drive is right at statistical limits without careful consideration of your raid groups. Search "Why RAID 5 Stopped Working in 2009" and read that. Succinctly statistical actual disk error levels nearly guarantee a URE every 3TB (even current drives). So with big (and bigger) drives you're almost guaranteed a URE which will trash your raid group unlesss you make careful choices about your raid groups.
For a NAS drive NEWEGG should include the power requirements under specifications. For my R4 case and 8-10 drives how big of a power supply do I need? The Newegg product link also didn't go to the product page. Had to find it myself
Seagate also made it difficult to find the detailed specs even with the model number
The power is 4.8 watts which is the spec I was looking for.
Pros: PowerIQ works great. I've had no problems charging anything at full rate. No need for "special labeled ports" chargers
I LOVE their PowerIQ it's the best charging technology around.
Cons: "Old Model" which seems to be closing out in Oct / tail end of 2014 has fuses in each port. If your device or device surges and draws too much it will pop the fuse and that port will be permanently dead.
Other Thoughts: I personally haven't had any problems and the biggest pig I have is a Samsung S4 Phone. I'd bought mine in early summer and it charges everything.
I did get a letter - proactively from ANKER - saying they had this problem (that's how I know), that they're fixing it, and that if I have any problem they'll replace it.
I don't know how to tell if / when something is known to be shipping the newer model with polyfuses (self resetting). I'd like another one myself - but I'm personally waiting to buy another until I know it's the newer model. Esp as I use these for a long time and I probably will soon(ish) have some power pig that the older model may blow fuses with.
Suggestion is to see if you device(s) draw anythings of the max 2.4 A per port and if not you should be good to go; if so you may not be.
I otherwise LOVE their PowerIQ it's the best charging technology around.
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