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Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN Black
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 3 new drives each fail SMART test UPDATE 04/04/2014

This review is from: Western Digital Elements 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN Black

Pros: well packaged, nice design, no sharp corners, good price

Cons: not compatible with all USB3 controllers

Other Thoughts: This an update to my previous post.. It turns out the drives are basically good, but not compatible with the USB3 controller on my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3 motherboard. They pass the WD-DLG Diagnostics on the USB2 ports. Would have bought a different product if I knew they would not work up to speed on my machine.

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Zotac ZBOXSD-ID12-U Desktop Computer - Intel Atom D525 1.80 GHz
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs question, not review 10/09/2012

This review is from: Zotac ZBOXSD-ID12-U Desktop Computer - Intel Atom D525 1.80 GHz

Pros: Is this a bare-bones machine? Does it have RAM and hard drive? OS?

Cons: Is this a bare-bones machine? Does it have RAM and hard drive? OS?

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TOSHIBA Satellite L505-GS5035 NoteBook Intel Core i3 330M (2.13GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel GMA HD 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: beautiful screen, nice keyboard "touch" and layout, very fast all-around, hot-swap eSATA connector is great for external drives

Cons: I can't get any Linux boot disk to run on this machine. No Clonezilla, no Ubuntu, Fedora 13, Mint 8. Most freeze at kernel_thread_helper. I run several machines dual-boot with Windows and Linux, and hoped to get it to work on this one. Most online "solutions" involve being able to boot the machine and tweak it later. duh - it won't boot! Tried CD and flash drive installers. ...still working on it

Other Thoughts: Very glossy black case shows finger oil smudges easily - no snacking while computing! Could use another USB port or two. It has two, plus a shared USB/eSATA port

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Display Name: James B.

Date Joined: 12/01/06

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 08/19/07
  • Last Review: 04/04/14
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