Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

  • Back2School
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Loren B.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

APRICORN EZ-BUS-DT-KIT Aluminum 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This enclosure will takes an IDE drive. If you want an enclosure for a SATA drive, try this one: New Egg Item N82E16817362002

The first problem is getting the enclosure open to install the hard drive. The manual is in PDF format on the CD-ROM, but you’ll need read it from the disk in order to understand how you are supposed to install the drive.

I used this enclosure for a Seagate 75 GB hard drive that had been internal. My computer would no longer recognize it attached to the on-board IDE cable, but it works fine through the USB bus. Go figure.

There is no activity light, but the power indicator light on my unit flickers a bit when the disk is writing. I don’t find it objectionably bright, nor too dim.

Cons: This unit sits on top of my computer case (Antec Sonata) which is under my desk beside me. The external drive is inaudible over the sound of the computer’s (quiet) processor fan. When I turn the computer off and leave the external hard drive powered, I can hear it, but it is not loud.

Windows XP will not boot from a USB hard drive. My computer won’t boot at all if the external drive is turned on while the computer boots. You can leave the drive hooked up all the time and turn it on anytime after Windows starts to boot, even after the computer has been running for hours.

I haven’t used the enclosed imaging software, but from the documentation it appears to be a variant of Acronis True Image, which I use and like. It allows you to image drives or individual folders and files. It will also allow you to “mount” an image to access the files as if they were on a disk in the computer. Very nice.

Other Thoughts: The synchronizing software, Second Copy 2000, is a supposedly a trial version that expires after 30 days. It doesn’t. Mine has been running fine for at least two months. It creates a constant backup of whatever folders and files you set up, synchronizing the external files with your on-board files as frequently as every few minutes (user selectable).

It’s a fair price for an excellent enclosure. You should buy it.

READ FULL REVIEW
APRICORN EZ-BUS-DTS-EKIT Aluminum 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This enclosure will take ONLY a SATA drive. It will NOT take an IDE drive. If you want an enclosure for an IDE drive, try this one: New Egg Item N82E16817155601

The first problem is getting the enclosure open to install the hard drive. The manual is in PDF format on the CD-ROM, but you’ll need read it from the disk in order to understand how you are supposed to install the drive.

One reviewer complained about the SATA connector being mounted in reverse, stating that the connector will not clear the connector on the hard drive. Mine appeared to be the same, but all I did was lift the cables out of the way. This gave me clearance to slide the hard drive, with its attached SATA cable, into place.

I purchased a Western Digital Caviar RE 320 GB SATA 3.0 Gb/s drive to install in this enclosure. The case screws lined up perfectly with my drive and I had no problems installing it. Some reviewers said the HDD was a tight fit, but mine rattled around until I attached it.

Cons: This unit sits on top of my computer case (Antec Sonata) which is under my desk beside me. The external drive is inaudible over the sound of the computer’s (quiet) processor fan. When I turn the computer off and leave the external hard drive powered, I can hear it, but it is not loud.

The power indicator light on my unit flickers a bit when the disk is writing. It’s a poor man’s activity light. I don’t find it objectionably bright, but it’s not on my desk either.

I don’t have a spare SATA connector in my computer (it has only two), so I haven’t tried the eSATA interface. It works well with USB 2.0.

Windows XP will not boot from a USB hard drive. My computer won’t boot at all if the external drive is turned on while the computer boots. You can leave the drive hooked up all the time and turn it on anytime after Windows starts to boot, even after the computer has been running for hours.

Other Thoughts: From the documentation, the enclosed imaging software appears to be a variant of Acronis True Image, which I use and like. It allows you to image drives or individual folders and files. It will also allow you to “mount” an image to access the files as if they were on a disk in the computer. Very nice.

The synchronizing software, Second Copy 2000, is a supposedly a trial version that expires after 30 days. It doesn’t. Mine has been running fine for at least two months. It creates a constant backup of whatever folders and files you set up, synchronizing the external files with your on-board files as frequently as every few minutes (user selectable).

It’s a fair price for an excellent enclosure. You should buy it.

READ FULL REVIEW
Oscar (1991) / DVD Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Don Ameche, Peter Riegert, Tim Curry
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: He's good at it!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: A fast-paced story of a prohibition-era gangster (Stallone) who is trying to go straight and having a hard time of it.

Absolutely great comedy, but I suspect that you have to be pretty bright to appreciate it. Hint: Keep an eye on the bag!

The performances from Tim Curry, Marisa Tomei, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri in major roles, as well as Eddie Bracken, and Arlene Sorkin in minor ones, are just bonuses.

I waited for over 10 years for this movie to come out on DVD. I’m glad it did; I was wearing out my VHS tape.

READ FULL REVIEW

Loren B.'s Profile

Display Name: Loren B.

Date Joined: 02/09/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/29/05
  • Last Review: 01/17/08
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China | Taiwan
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2015 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.