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OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Worked Great - Then It Blew Up 07/25/2013

This review is from: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast (while it was working).

Cons: I bought this drive in June of last year and it ran fine - for 13 months (lucky number). A couple days ago I was simply checking email and got a quick blue screen and the system rebooted. After that, the BIOS would not see the drive. I tried a recovery method I found that OCZ recommends but it didn't work. The drive is now an expensive paper weight. From what I've read online, it seems that there are problems wih the sata controllers on this drive. Sadly for me, I think the warranty is expired. Thank The Maker I was backing up most of my data regularly. Call me naiive, but when I pay over $250 bucks for a hard drive, I expect a core component like the OS drive to last more than 13 months! Methiks I'll be buying a Samsung next time.

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Koutech IO-ASA110 IDE to SATA Device Adapter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Very BADLY Described Product 03/03/2009

This review is from: Koutech IO-ASA110 IDE to SATA Device Adapter

Pros: None yet.

Cons: Hmm... I wrote the first review here for this product and am kind of ticked off about how the product is described. NewEgg shows a picture of the top side of the converter dongle in this product page, but if they showed the bottom side, you'd see a picture of a sticker with a picture of an IDE hard drive. The label underneath the picture even says, "IDE HDD". I have a feeling that the manufacturer either put the wrong sticker on the dongle, or the sticker itself is a misprint.

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Koutech IO-ASA110 IDE to SATA Device Adapter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Piece of Junk 02/21/2009

This review is from: Koutech IO-ASA110 IDE to SATA Device Adapter

Pros: Nice design (if it worked).

Cons: The molex connectors are the cheapest I've ever seen. The individual plugs are so badly machined that whenever you attempt to plug the unit's male molex connector into your PC's female plug, the male plugs either push out the back end of the male molex plug, or the plug tines will start to splay out and become unusable (I had to use a needle nose plier to press the male plug tines to a usable state).

Other Thoughts: I attempted to get this adapter to work with 3 different IDE drives. I had already verified that each IDE drive was recognized by my WinXP and Vista systems when these systems were booted with the drives set to 'slave' (also tested in 'cable-select' mode). Neither OS could recognize the drives when the IDE to SATA adapter was connected. I verified that the drives were spinning up and that the adapter's power light was on.

This leaves me with two possiblities: A) Either the adapter is broken, or B) The thing is so badly engineered, it wouldn't work anyway.

I have never been unlucky enough to buy anything from NewEgg that was not a quality piece of equiment, so I guess there's an exception to every rule. NewEgg really needs to test some of the product they sell. If they had even taken a perfunctory look at this piece of junk, they would never have put it in-stock.

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Display Name: Brian L.

Date Joined: 02/10/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 02/21/09
  • Last Review: 07/25/13
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