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NETGEAR 5 Port 10/100 Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (FS105)
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I enjoyed using this product for several years without any problems. It was replaced with an 8 Port switch recently but still works just fine. I was also impressed with the metal housing and the fine orange peel finish.

Cons: None so far

Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Relatively low cost/TB, Low noise, No vibration issues.

Cons: Based on reviews, it seems there are better NAS drives available but I would rather sacrifice a small amount of performance/reliability for a significant cost savings.

Other Thoughts: The site offered the best deal to date since I have been watching prices (4 for $400) and I have had mostly positive results with this model. Out of 13 purchased for use in several DROBOS, I have only had one that had problems. It pretty much stopped working after very little use and would not function in the array or as a standalone drive. WD's RMA process is pretty straightforward and my only complaint would be paying to ship them a drive that should have worked in the first place.

Samsung used to be my favorite drives due to cost and reliability but when they were bought out, I started buying WD drives instead. The Samsung drives are still going strong after years of 24/7 use and I hope the WD drives will match them in longevity.

PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD128TBOP-GE
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great value 01/08/2014

This review is from: PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD128TBOP-GE

Pros: Compact, no cap to lose, excellent read/write speeds, lower cost/GB.

Cons: Cheap looking plastic material. If they used an aluminum case (nicer looking and better heat conduction) I would consider it the best USB flash drive on the market. The sprue marks and flash at the mold parting line make it look like something out of a toy vending machine. A sharp knife to remove the flash (from the mold process, not the memory) mostly resolves this problem.

Other Thoughts: While not as pretty as my aluminum Team X101, it offers faster read and write speeds in a more compact design. I also get twice the capacity at less than twice the price. The same capacity Patriot Supersonic Magnum that I wanted is faster and much nicer looking but big and almost 2.5 times the price so I went for the better value.

My 64GB Team X101 and Patriot Supersonic Magnum have been used weekly for almost a year and still look brand new but I don't keep them in my pocket with other metal objects to abrade them. The plastic design of this unit is actually an advantage if you are hard on your thumb drives because scratches would be less obvious. It doesn't start off nice and shiny so there is really not much beauty to lose.

One other thing that was different was the LED light. The LED light on all my previous drives would blink during read/write but would be off when idle. The LED on this model is on (continuous) as soon as it is plugged in and will blink during read/write.

Great drive but I look forward to a faster and better looking 256GB model being available in a couple years for an even lower price. I love progress!


Michael K.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael K.

Date Joined: 07/03/08

  • Reviews: 48
  • Helpfulness: 25
  • First Review: 11/27/08
  • Last Review: 02/19/15
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