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Sedna 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Worth the Wait 04/23/2013

This review is from: Sedna 3.5" Front Panel with 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0 Ports

Pros: I needed this to take advantage of the USB 3 header on my new ASrock motherboard. I must confess that the sole reason I chose this over the other offerings was the fact that it has a pretty blue power LED. The leads for the USB 3 are nicely sleeved in blue. The USB 2 leads are a ribbon cable. For my case the leads were plenty long enough. Installation was simple. The back screw hole lines up with the slots provided in my Cooler Master case floppy drive bays.

Cons: This was shipped from Hong Kong so it took about 12 days to get to me. Like my review title says---- "worth the wait".

Other Thoughts: I was a bit concerned about saying goodby to my floppy drive until I realized that I was only using it for MemTest. I finally downloaded a CD version. Duh..

Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV (Silver) 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Heavy aluminum top and bottom plates leach heat away from the sturdy steel frame. Cooling fan is whisper quiet. The hard drive is mounted to the frame with 4 screws rather than rubber pads holding it in place. Blue LED's are nice and bright. (I like LED's)

Cons: Rubber feet should have been provided. The bright metal frame is visible through the front mesh, The mesh is easily removable and a little bit of black paint improved the appearance of the unit.

Other Thoughts: As the title advises, the cooling fan is a 80mm x 10mm slim fan. Fans this size are available from several makers. I'm assuming that I wasn't the only potential buyer who wondered about the fan size. Over the years, I have learned to avoid PC hardware with fans that can't be replaced with standard fans.

ASUS PCE-N10 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast on Comcast cable. No loss of speed compared to wired computers on the same router. Operates fine in spare PCI express video card slot.

Cons: Neither myself or my Guru, who is fairly experienced in networking, was able to get the ASUS software to operate invisibly. Had to install using Windows XP software. No big deal but I really dislike software that lets you do anything except what normal people would want to do. I'm sure this is my fault but I did remove one egg anyway.

Other Thoughts: The machine this is used on is not overly secure. That is to say, young people have access. I'm sure a USB port style adapter would go disappearo in a hurry so I chose a PCI-e style adapter instead.


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Display Name: Dan O.

Date Joined: 05/17/06

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  • First Review: 06/14/06
  • Last Review: 05/17/13
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