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6 cell 4400mAh Laptop Battery for Dell Inspiron 1545 1526 1525 C601H D608H GW240
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: VERY fast delivery. Works as advertised. Came fully charged.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Perfect replacement for old Dell x284g battery.

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HooToo HT-PC002 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port PCI-E Add-On Expansion Card with Internal USB 3.0 19-Pin Motherboard Male Header & 5V 4-Pin Molex Power Connector (VIA VL800 Chipset, Solid Capacitors)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Easy install. Good USB-3 speeds when it worked. Reliable and fast USB-2.

Cons: USB-3 is occasional rather than typical. Often doesn't recognize USB-3 external HDD until connected via USB-2 cable.

Other Thoughts: I use this card together with a USB-3 external HDD for video backup purposes - most file transfers are larger than 100MB. As I expected, I had to install driver software with this hardware - the process was pretty easy.

The card worked most of the time when I first installed it, but it was temperamental - sometimes great speeds that were almost that of my eSATA-connected ext HDD. Other times, speeds looked more like USB-2.

Recently when I connect to the external HDD, Windows fails to see the drive at all via USB-3. I connected the ext HDD using a USB-2 cable to this card and the drive reappeared as a USB-2 drive. Thinking the USB-3 cable was maybe bad, I replaced it with a known good one, but again Windows failed to recognize the drive until I connected via USB-2.

I'm disappointed with the poor reliability of the card. I want to simply connect my backup drive and hit the backup button and go, but all too often I find myself troubleshooting rather than doing work with this thing. It's just too temperamental for me.

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SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Intel Atom Z2560 1GB Memory 16GB 10.1
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Solid build. Responsive (no lag). Lots of apps. Big screen. Accurate voice dictation. Standard mini USB port. MicroSD slot. Great ear bud sound. Takes surprisingly good HD video as long as you don't zoom.

Cons: Few killer apps for me - I'm not a gamer or movie buff. Camera is weak compared to most smartphones. Big hands may have trouble holding it without accidentally tapping or swiping, especially in portrait orientation.

Other Thoughts: I bought this so I could enjoy my news feeds at the breakfast table. I soon found, though, that two apps helped me set up my home wireless network. If you intend using this to take pictures, I think you'll be disappointed, though I found it takes reasonably good video outdoors (inside... meh!). I recommend using a case cover to protect it and to prop it up on a flat surface. As a touch typist, I found the virtual keyboard difficult to use at first, but I've gotten better with practice.

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Joseph B.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph B.

Date Joined: 05/17/04

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 07/29/11
  • Last Review: 11/15/14
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