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Pros: Last month I bought 12 of these ROSEWILL "Cool White" 40 watt LED's
...anyway after coming back a month later to write a review I see this new review from the last poster saying that the LED fluctuates or something. I don't see any of that happening at all.
We use the 40 watt Cool White' bulbs and we like it for over bathroom mirror which that fixture holds 3 of these; perfect cool white color for the bathroom.
Also in an enclosed ceiling kitchen fixture which the "Cool While" is perfect for that too; otherwise we use warm white for the living room, etc
If I notice any of the mentioned fluctuation though I will come back and speak of it for sure; but we just haven't seen that happen.
Cons: All good
Other Thoughts: Anyway excellent deal for these that day I bought 12 of these ROSEWILL "Cool White" 40 watt LED's on Sale! for $3.99 ea + 6.47 SH which equals .53 ea for shipping ..sure I would of liked free shipping :)
Great LED Bulb for a great sale price.
This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive STDT5000100
Pros: It's better than I expected actually because I didn't think it would transfer this fast via USB3.0
Copying a 8 GB single file from an internal Seagate 2 TB HD via USB 3 over to this Seagate 5TB drive, and watching the regular Windows 7 transfer rate gui box as it copied, stated off @ 200 but by the end of the copy leveled off at 135 MB/s ...and only took 50 seconds flat - now that is Excellent !
Yes as others have asked, this 5 TB is only a 5900 RPM, but as others knowledgeable have also commented it really doesn't equate to that much in reality for backup purposes.
For instance the above test was copying from a 2TB 7200 RPM drive to this 5 TB 5900 RPM and as stated it copied an 8 GB file @ minimum of 135 MB/s in just 50 seconds
Copying the same file in reverse back to where it came from (iow, onto a 7200 RPM) was @ a minimum of 160 MB/s in just 45 seconds.
As far as doing benchmarks I don't care so much since it's real-time data transfer rates as I've done above is what matters and is what I go by.
Looking at this drives specification via HD Tune Pro shows it's:
Supports UDMA Mode 6
Mu use of this drive is only when needed
I don't plan on installing any of the software it gives, my only purpose is to use this occasionally, plugging it in only when needed, to copy backup large partition image files too, or anything else I want, but then unplug it and store it somewhere else.
Running everything with a modern i7 setup. My OS used was just Windows 7 installed on a 128 GB SSD, also running a Seagate 2 TB (ST2000DM001) as an internal backup along with it. All has run flawless for over a year now.
Cons: None that I can think of, for my specific usage.
I bought this 5 TB on sale for only $139
My 2 TB on sale was only $59
Other Thoughts: Instead of buying a 10 TB when it comes out at high $ value, I'm going to buy more 5 TB units on sale, since having the off-chance safety using multiple units is better than all on one.
I was going to take this out of the case an install it as an internal, but I don't see the need to now, since my internal 2 TB via SATA 3 doesn't write backups any faster than this 5 TB via USB 3.0, and so there's no gain with my stated intent of usage, which is only to plug this unit in for occasional backup and then store it elsewhere for safety.
For running OS's, well it's a no-brainer - nothing is faster than using an SSD
Pros: Did not get what I expected or ordered, what NewEgg shipped me was a model 'BW-12B1ST a' and is labeled just like that 'on the drive itself' even though the 'box' says 'BW-12B1ST' (without the 'a') ..also the box for this one has now left off listing on the box itself what size cache it is, whereas the one I bought 8 months does list it and 8 MB and the lable on the drive has no 'a' either.
There Is A Difference! with the 'a' version which has only a 4 MB cache! You can see what size cache by using various softwares, I used AID64 to check.
This webpage Product Specification as of today and for the last few months clearly says this has an 8 MB Cache.
However having said all that, the 'BW-12B1ST a' being a re-branded LG BH14NS40 Black 4MB Cache Blu-Ray Burner is a good drive within itself, but that's not what I ordered, I wanted the 8 MB Cache as it's listed, and this is only 4 MB.
I gave it a 3 star because of the situation, not because the 'a' version is a bad one.
Cons: There are two versions of the Asus BW-12B1ST:
1. There is a re-branded Liteon iBHS112-2 with an 8 MB cache, and the other version is a re-branded LG BH14NS40 with 4 MB cache.
2. The Liteon version has the capability of doing Quality Scans for DVD and Blu-ray discs and the LG version does not. The webpage for this product advertises that it's the 8 MB cache version which is the LiteOn clone. What they actually shipped was the LG clone with only 4 MB cache and incapable of performing Disc Quality scanning as the Liteon clone can, along with a few other minor features too.
Other Thoughts: NewEgg did right by it though, and I RMA'd the unit immediately and received my refund.
Thank You New Egg.
I had explained the problem specifically, hoping they would at least fix the webpage listing.
However a week later I see my review is posted, but the webpage still lists this unit as a 8 MB cache (as of today anyway)
I have no idea how many of the 'a' versions they had/have in stock, or even if any of the original version is available anymore.
Please fix your website description and weed out your stock to match to version you have.
I think it's ASUS fault for mixing two different re-branded versions under the same model number in the box, and depending on what shipment NewEgg receives depends what you get.
Am*z*n has had the same problem previously so it's not just NewEgg who has had this same issue with this ASUS drive.
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