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Hard Disk Drive HDD Replacement Case Shell for XBOX 360 Slim
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs HDD Transplant 11/28/2014

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Pros: Fast install. Put the Xbox hard drive in, snap it shut, pop it in your new X360. No more having to buy another overpriced hard drive with propietary firmware on it. (which is why you can't pop in any old laptop drive) Just rip the old X360 case off and pop it in this one. The original SATA HDD connectors are what join to the new Xbox itself, so there's nothing electrical that this $4 part has to deal with. It just helps hold the drive in place.

Cons: One of the edges snapped in transport. Compared to a real X360 HDD shell, this one is flimsier. Because it's not flawless, it's an egg off, though for $4 maybe I shouldn't complain? It didn't hinder the nice fit at all.

Other Thoughts: Getting the old HDD case open was a pain. There's no going back, the way I had to take it apart. Were all X360 HDDs SATA? Were there some early IDE versions? Well, it's gotta be SATA, not the IDE ones with the bunch of pins.

NO, YOU CANNOT POP IN ANY OLD LAPTOP DRIVE. GOT IT? IT MUST BE A 2.5-INCH SATA DRIVE 9MM IN THICKNESS, FIRMWARED AND FORMATTED FOR USE IN AN XBOX 360!

If I see one review saying it doesn't work, I swear..

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Anker  2nd Gen Astro E4  Black  13000 mAh  External Battery with PowerIQ Technology79AN13K2-BA
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Besides the enormous power capacity, it will provide a good battery charge to BOTH high-powered devices even when they're running at full-tilt. If you stop using the tablet or quad-core smartphone, they charge even faster, to the maximum they were designed to.

The build quality is great and the USB ports bite snugly. As one reviewer mentioned, it's not heavy, yet the "weight inspires confidence." There's a lot of battery in here! The elongated shape makes it easy to hang onto and the light is a nice plus. Not as bright as you'd find on a smarphone, but still has much utility.

Doesn't even get hot while charging to or from the battery pack. There's a small amount of warmth near the upper corner, but getting to even that point requires the battery to be delivering its 3A max rating, which it gracefully caps out at without danger to itself or your devices. (was going full tilt with two 2A devices, for a wanted total of 4A) . No noises, no smells, very well-behaved....Unlike that car charger from a BIG South Korean electronics company I had one time.

Cons: It's bigger than you think. You may want the 10,000mAh version as that one is more android-phone sized while this thing is a phone and a half all the way around.

Other Thoughts: Anker is awesome all the way around. Have you seen their 5-port wall charger that serves up 8A between them all? Flawless.

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Silicon Power SP032GBUF3B20V1K  Blaze B20 Flash Drive 32GB Entry Level USB 3.0-Black
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: They do hold data reliably.

Cons: Speed. Mass stalls on every Windows machine I've tried them on, and on PS3. Won't get above 10~14MBPS read/write, no matter if the port is USB 2.0 or 3.0. Will not even complete a format on X360.

Other Thoughts: They can't all be bad, as my friend has the exact same model and it's a speed demon at 80MBPS! I try mine and..Bleh.

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Display Name: Aaron W.

Date Joined: 12/23/08

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  • First Review: 09/17/12
  • Last Review: 11/28/14
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