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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GRSL
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast (...very, very fast).
Rock-solid reliable.
"Plug and play" easy.

Cons: At it's current price, price is a con...but that same con applies to all high-end RAM kits for several months running now.

Beyond that, no other cons.

Other Thoughts: I paid $110 on NewEgg for this 16gb kit in November 2013...an amazing deal for top-of-the-line ram like this.

I'm running it in a HP Elitebook 8470w along with an Intel i7-3840QM CPU and a 960 GB Crucial M500 SSD...it's been a data-crunching beast and done absolutely everything I've wanted it to do.

I don't know of a better laptop ram out there, and I certainly don't know of a better company out there...g skill and their ram has been great to me.

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SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs For pete's sake, ALL ssd's come unformatted when you buy them new! 01/15/2014

This review is from: SanDisk SDSSDP-128G-G25 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: see other thoughts...

Cons: see other thoughts...

Other Thoughts: On 1/2/14 a reviewer gave a 1-egg rating and said, "Cons: This hard drive came unformatted and unrecognized by my computer." as the reason.

Of course it did...ALL new SSD drives come unformatted.

To give that as a reason for a 1-egg review when it has nothing whatsoever to do with the how good an SSD drive is or isn't is completely off-base and suggests a much lower Tech Knowledge than the "3 - Average" that the reviewer gave themself.

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Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-BLK Aluminum & plastic 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs eSata FAIL = very VERY disappointed 07/08/2012

This review is from: Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-BLK Aluminum & plastic 2.5" Black SATA USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: 1. Nice looking brushed aluminum shell.
2. HDD secures to internal frame with two screws and is very solid inside the case.
3. Two LED's on front for "On" and drive activity.
4. USB 2.0 power+data cable works fine.
5. Reasonable price.

Cons: There is only one "Con" to go up against the above five "Pros", but it's a BIG ONE...for me, so big that all of the above "Pros" combined are essentially useless due to this one single mega-CON:
1. I bought three of these - one in a first order and two more in a second order - to go with laptops that have eSata ports to take advantage of the faster eSata. The USB 2.0 data/power connection works fine - no complaint there. However, using the USB2 power-only cable + eSata cable my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6-2190us) did not recognize the drive (WD Scorpio Blue 5400rpm 2.5") on any of the three enclosures/cables - zip, nada, oh-for-three, a big strike out. I know the drive is fine and the eSata port on the laptop is fine - the drive attached to the laptop via a Sata-to-eSata cable and a Sata-cabled power brick works fine on the same laptop and eSata port and tests at 115+ mbps on ATTO. And, the same drive in the same enclosures attached via the USB 2.0 data+power cable also works fine...

Other Thoughts: (mega-CON, continued...)
...I also tried these enclosures with the same drive on another PC I have with an eSata port that I know (and verified with the same Sata-to-eSata calbe and Sata power brick) works - zip, nada, oh-for-three, a big strike out.

Wow...how utterly disappointing. I've typically had relatively good luck for several years with a lot of other Rosewill products - some of which are my favorites in their respective categories - but I have to say that I am very VERY disappointed in this particular Rosewill enclosure.

Given that about 50% of Reviewers rank the enclosure 5-eggs, maybe that just indicates that the quality control for this enclosure is just really bad, and you get some great, some good, some bad, and some junk units. Or maybe most (not all, just maybe most) of the 5-egg reviewers don't use the eSata and just use the USB 2.0 connection. In either case, given the eSata speed is 95% of the reason I got this to try, this has been a HUGE disappointmen

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Display Name: Dale P.

Date Joined: 10/28/09

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  • First Review: 01/09/10
  • Last Review: 06/24/14
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