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ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-3B EZConvert Lite Light Weight Open Air 2.5” to 3.5” SATA Hard Drive or SSD Converter / Mounting Kit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Works with my hot-swap bays (no other reason to spend >$5 on a 2.5 -. 3.5 adapter)
Black PCB is a nice touch (we need more PCI/PCIe cards like that)
nice rubber pad on the door that closes locking the drive inside
it works

Cons: Much easier to insert the drive than to remove it, my MB882SP-1S-2B does not make that part hard
The screw holes are not threaded, my MB882SP-1S-2B has a brass insert with threads

If you are going to be swapping a lot of 2.5" drives around you will probably get a sore finger, you have to remove the drive from the hot swap bay,, then open the door on the adapter, put your finger on the corner of the drive and push it off the sata connector inside

ICY DOCK rebates are a long way from printer friendly (made it less unfriendly with GIMP)
* i will make a update if they reject it

Other Thoughts: I have 2 hot swap bays N82E16817998020 (but a older version with now I/O LED) and N82E16817997016 (i took the I/O led wire out)

I got this so i can put a 2.5" drive in both of my to swap bays at the same time

i had a customer loyalty coupon when i ordered, since this had a MIR on it i figured i may as well get a it for $7

Used Eggsaver shipping expected a envelope, got a box instead, that makes the cats happy

GIGABYTE M6800 GM-M6800 Noble Black 4 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Gaming Mouse
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Feels nice
none of that hyper scroll junk
no bright annoying leds
shielded usb cable
has a 2 year warranty (more than normal for a mouse)

Cons: made to last about the length of the warranty
mouse buttons (the internal momentary button) is rated for 2mill clicks, since you use the left click button more than others it will fail 1st, in my case it lasted 2.5 years (only mouse i ever had fail)

The USB cable does not follow the color code, so if you try to re-purpose it it can be annoying
my me
+5 was orange
D- was green
D+ was blue
+0 was white

Other Thoughts: when i replaced this my mouse cable was 2ft short so i made the old cable into a extension rather ran rerun a wire though a tiny hole full of wire that a plug does no longer fits through and a lot of zip ties, that is why i figured out the which color wire was which

i got this as a Christmas gift a couple years back

If the manufacture ever reads this change the left mouse momentary button to a higher grade one, say one rated for 3m clicks, that way all the button will start to fail about the same time, oh and if you could not put the screws under the glide pads that would be great

to replace this i got a red Cobra Jr. E-3lue mouse that was 6.99 (red led is not as annoying as i expected)

i found 1600dpi to be too fast to be usable, so i mainly used 800dpi till i bothered to change my mouse settings to slow it down to 1/2 speed

EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Working good 06/29/2015

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter

Pros: Gets a stable network connection
Works with my Raspberry Pi A+
low profile

Cons: long ping time
wireless N 150 is a bit dated to say the least
It acted up when i 1st powered the unit up (packet loss ~10%)
tested it on my laptop without issue, put it back in the pi and it worked fine
not free ;) cost me 6.99

Other Thoughts: I've had it running 4 days non-stop.
I don't need fast wifi from this just a stable connection ~6ft

it is a nano receiver don't expect much in the line of rage (you know antenna size)

ping test
100 packets transmitted, 100 received, 0% packet loss, time 99165ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.663/5.611/7.712/0.840 ms

iperf results (Pi -> wifi (WZR300HP, DDWTR #26424) -> wired Desktop)
One way transfer
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 3] 0.0-10.0 sec 68.9 MBytes 57.6 Mbits/sec

Two way transfer (-d option)
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 3] 0.0-10.1 sec 26.2 MBytes 21.9 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 0.0-10.1 sec 52.5 MBytes 43.7 Mbits/sec

I use Pis as low power headless servers, in this case as a DIY wifi thermostat


Chad M.'s Profile

Display Name: Chad M.

Date Joined: 08/05/11

  • Reviews: 42
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 12/03/11
  • Last Review: 08/07/15
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