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AFT XM-37U USB 3.0 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice looking unit, USB 3.0

Cons: Not as well made as you would expect for a "kiosk" grade unit. This is really an overpriced "consumer grade" card reader, its all plastic, the memory cards especially memory stick fit very sloppy in the slots, but the bezel looks cool. The real problem is most of the features of this require software to work and NO CD IS INCLUDED IN BOX WITH UNIT. It just says to download from their website. When you go to the website, it says they are not on the site and to email them for a copy of the drivers/software. I sent an email last week and never got a response. I would highly recommend buying a less expensive unit as this is a decent reader if it was about 1/3 the price.

Other Thoughts: If they actually included the software or had it available on their website, I would have rated this unit higher. But I really don't have the time to chase them to get the software to make this unit work properly.

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NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (diskless) w/ 3 yr warranty (RND4000-200NAS)
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs DONT BUY THIS BASED ON GREAT REPUTATION OF READYNAS NV+, NOT EVEN CLOSE 12/07/2011

This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ v2 4-bay (diskless) w/ 3 yr warranty (RND4000-200NAS)

Pros: Supports 3TB Drives (This is the ONLY advantage over a readynas NV+)

Cons: Very immature product, None of the addons that have been developed for Readynas NV+ (ie bittorrent, etc) are compatible.
Different drive format than Readynas NV+ makes migration to this enclosure very difficult without losing all your data
Tech support for this Product is NONEXISTANT, if you call netgear support, they are NOT familiar with this product (they are only familiar with Readynas NV+ V1), and will give you the runaround until you let them close the case out of sheer fustration.

Other Thoughts: This thing is a nice piece of hardware, but due to the immaturity of the firmware, it makes an excellent paperweight or doorstop, I would not trust my data to it any further than I could throw it!

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CP TECHNOLOGIES CP-UE-505 5.25
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Don't Buy this 10/20/2008

This review is from: CP TECHNOLOGIES CP-UE-505 5.25" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Has internal power supply (no brick required)

Cons: Really, really poor quality enclosure

Other Thoughts: The USB>IDE Controller is really bad, you're lucky if it works 5% of the time, the enclosure is really flimsy plastic, the fan does nothing to help cool the drive, it is strictly there to keep the internal power supply from melting the enclosure. There is no internal frame in the plastic box, the only metal part is a thin plate on the back where the jacks are.

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Brian S.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian S.

Date Joined: 09/30/01

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 05/21/08
  • Last Review: 11/16/12
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