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Pros: Very light and thin, works as advertised, great battery life
Cons: poorly built, falling apart within days of usage
Other Thoughts: The magnetic hinge started to fall apart within days of buying this unit, maybe this is the reason it was a refurb in the first place. The hinge no longer latches at all, I think there's only a single small piece of magnet even left in it at this point. Luckily I don't travel much with it or rely on this part of it to work as advertised because it certainly doesn't. Works great as an expensive iPad stand and keyboard, but don't rely on the "cover" part of it. My iPad has taken a pretty bad fall due to this already, pick up the unit with the cover closed and it flew off, leaving the cover in my hand and my iPad skittering across the pavement :( Thankfully the iPad lived. The keyboard almost got tossed in the trash after that happened, but now I don't even bother to try and use it as a cover -- as it doesn't stay attached anyway.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Affordable eSATA case that supports port multipliers
Cons: Flaky under high loads, it often reports drive failures when there are in fact no failed drives, it seems that the chipset on this newer version of the case has some potential issues. The only way to recover from these dropped drives is to reboot the computer they are attached to.
Other Thoughts: I own a couple previous version of this case and don't have these kinds of issues with them. It seems like it might be a chipset issue. Very annoying when this happens, in the case of running a RAID5 with it and a single drive dropout it means having to rebuild the RAID5 after a reboot. I did contact the company for support and they told me that it "must be a problem with your setup or your sata card" ... funny enough I have another older version of the same case attached to the same eSata card and have had zero issues with it. If you want something reliable this is probably not the revision for you. Note: this only happens when under a high load, i.e. a large copy operation such as a large backup.READ FULL REVIEW