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This review is from: HooToo HT-PC002 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Add-On Expansion Card with Internal USB 3.0 19-Pin Motherboard Male Header & 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL800 Chipset, Solid Capacitors)
Pros: I bought this HooToo USB Card late last year. The price was good and it installed in my machine with no problems at all. This past weekend I noticed some intermittent connectivity issues with the external storage array that this card had been managing flawlessly since its installation.....
I removed the card and it appeared that one of the leads to one of the capacitors seemed to be "looser" than it should be.
I requested a RMA directly from HooToo and in less than 3 days the replacement card was in my mailbox. This is how it should be....no reasonable IT person would expect that every single IT device they purchase will ALWAYS work perfectly and never fail. But when an IT device manufacturer honors it's warranty......without a hassle and without a ruckus....THAT has a value beyond measure. As I previously indicated NO computer peripheral company can provide 100% perfect devices that never stutter or fail.....but when a company provides such quick, excellent and honorable warranty replacement service.....then that company deserves the business it should get. And HooToo will for sure continue to get mine.
HooToo has impressed me with such service. Going forward I will purchase HooToo peripherals or expansion cards without reservation. They have earned respect and can be relied upon to stand behind their products.
Other Thoughts: .....the kind of weakened capacitor lead failure on this card is something that has to be expected on ANY computer peripheral manufacturer's device when they compete for our regular home consumer IT dollars. If you need or want a computer peripheral device to run a "heart-lung" machine then you must pay mightily for such fail over redundancy. You can be assured that HooToo will stand behind their products if or when one of them should not meet their expected ordinary lifetime. And that is a value that adds an incredible peace of mind for anyone that shells out our own IT and computer related money like we all do hereREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Got this recently from Newegg for $79 with a $20 rebate making this the best case ever bought for $59 out of pocket.
Not sure what the complaints are.....there are little openings all over the motherboard mounting side of the case so routing cables is very possible if it is thought through before hand. I'm also not sure why the front would be falling off all the time as has been cited in other reviews.....I mean how much "moving" does one have to do with a case of this size? It is a big solid rectangle of shiny perfectly black painted aluminum. I look at this for $59 dollars out of pocket and just want to put 2001 A Space Odyssey on the Home Theater. This case is that minimal and it actually needs to be part of the room decor.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: There are no pro's to a device that is advertised as a USB 3 hard drive cloning and docking station....when the very USB 3 JMicron usb chipset that is inside this incorrectly advertised "Connectland Syba" device is incapable......completely incapable of being recognized as a USB 3.0 device in a Windows 7 64 bit operating system with an otherwise perfectly functioning USB 3 Controller and subsystem. To make matters even more absurd is that this device will not even be recognized by EITHER of the Syba USB 3.0 Controller Cards that I have taken the time to install and then uninstall on every one of the machines I have running in my house right now. Those Syba Controller cards work perfectly with every other USB 3.0 device i attach to them.....EXCEPT THIS incorrectly advertised Docking \ Cloning device. Even in USB 2.0 mode this device is unreliable as a cloning device. The only function this device does is act like a USB 2.0 external SATA adapter. Perhpas the most expensive USB 2.0 such adapter Newegg is now selling. I actually cannot believe that Newegg is still selling this clearly OUT OF BOX defective device. But I am going to play the game....I have an RMA with SYBA right now and am going to ship the entire original box and accessories to SYBA first thing Monday morning.
Cons: .I understand that not all IT or computer peripherals work out....or work as they are supposed to in both design feature and advertisement.....BUT when the customer support department of SYBA gets on this Newegg web page and responds with the willful denial of there being anything wrong with this device as advertised, or questioning the statistical "possibility" of a user ever receiving a defective original unit AND a subsequent defective RMA replacement unit.....then only two things can be in play if that premise is as incredibly unlikely as it genuinely is.
Syba support is admitting the device is inherently incorrectly advertised AND this is NOT a USB 3.0 device and hoping almost literally daring the consumer to pay for shipping and return the RMA as many times as it takes to get a working unit that works as advertised on the very box it is shipped from the manufacturer in. Here's a New egg GEEK challenge....I challenge the Newegg product testing staff to go in the warehouse...pick a warehouse any warehouse....California, New Jersey or Memphis.....and pull one of these units with the "scotch taped" model number CL-ENC50053 stuck on the shrink wrap outside of this "otherwise named Connectland device...I challenge Newegg Staff to pull one of these devices and get it to be recognized on ANY computer in the entire Newegg quality program as a genuine USB 3.0 device.
Other Thoughts: So I won a little money on the lottery last month.....I bought a lot of different stuff from Newegg......like I have done for years....and because this particular SYBA device is so internet wide reported as "problematic"...I set another little bit of "shipping money" aside for this issue right here. I am going to return this device back to SYBA every single time they send me the same incorrectly advertised device back as an RMA replacement. I am going to have the device attached to known working computers with completely certified USB 3.0 controllers and subsystems....and with every subsequent nonworking RMA replacement (there's over a year left on this warranty)......then SYBA's own posted response scenario on this web of the statistical unlikelihood of ever receiving back to back original and RMA defective devices....SYBA knows better than this......they produced a device uner the Connectland badge or bought a lot of these incorrectly advertsied devices and now SYBA is not behaving correctly. This is a tough business selling lower priced cards and computer peripherals and still making a profit to stay in business. But you can't start making things up when it comes to USB 3.0 compliance and functionality. A USB 3.0 advertised device that can only EVER possibly NOT be recognized and only ever functions as a non USB 3.0 device is NOT a USB 3.0 anything.READ FULL REVIEW