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This review is from: Macally MiniCarUSBMP Black Portable Micro USB Car Charger
Pros: Very compact and lightweight, yet well made. I bought it to replace one that kept loosening to the point where it wasn't charging my phone, so I had to keep pushing it back into the cigarette lighter socket (very annoying). This one fits very snugly. It also fits completely inside the socket, but is easily removed because the flat design lets you reach in on both sides and pull it out.
Good for traveling since it is so small and light. You can even carry it in your pocket comfortably, since it is flat.
Cons: None so far, but I just got it.
The photo on this page doesn't really give you an idea of how compact it really is.
Other Thoughts: Got this on sale for $9.99, but even at the current price of $14.99 it is worth it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Mediasonic HFR2-S3B RAID 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 4 3.5" Drive Bays USB 2.0 eSATA Firewire 400 (1 Port) Firewire 800 (2 Port) PRORAID Box 4 Bay Raid Enclosure with USB 2.0, eSATA & FireWire 400/800
Pros: Well built, solid, works as advertised. Quiet. Relatively fast.
Cons: Can't treat different sized disks as either one big disk or as separate disks.
As others have mentioned, better instructions are available on their website.
Other Thoughts: Very good customer service. Unit I received had a fan that made bearing noise. Sent email to their customer service, received a prompt reply and they are replacing the fan. Pleasant to deal with and helpful.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: KINGWIN ESAC-02 15.63" eSATA PCI Bracket cable
Pros: OWC sells an eSATA bracket for the Mac Pro for $25, but I thought I'd take a chance on this one since it was much cheaper. It works fine. The cables are just long enough.
Cons: Doesn't come with installation instructions, but see http://youtube.com/watch?v=xOF435jCg8E (ignore the german soundtrack).
When you get the plastic fan cage out, you can see the two SATA connectors on the motherboard. Don't take the processors out.
See also http://www.newertech.com/Static/articles/article_macenstein_eSATA.html for a photo of the location of the SATA connectors.
Other Thoughts: The Mac Pro motherboard does not support hot swap from the two SATA ports, so you will have to reboot to add or remove disks. This is true regardless of which bracket you buy. If you want hot swap, you probably need to buy an eSATA controller card.READ FULL REVIEW
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Date Joined: 03/18/03
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