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CORSAIR Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVY3S-32GB
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Was fast, then died 01/09/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVY3S-32GB

Pros: - Was fast when I first got it
- Large capacity for a USB flash drive
- 5-year warranty (?)

Cons: No longer mounts consistently; fails 9 out of 10 times on both Fedora 20 and Windows 8.1.

Other Thoughts: Going through the RMA process now. Hopefully warranty kicks in.

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great drive, although time will tell 12/29/2012

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA3000101 Black

Pros: Very fast drive (~180 MB/s sequential read on a mostly empty drive), base is a detachable SATA/USB3 adapter, relatively quiet, 2 year warranty (unlike the other line, the "Expansion" drives)

Cons: Initialized with MBR; included software is junk -- there are probably people who might find it useful, but I wiped it all -- backing up photos from Facebook is much less useful to me than a bundled copy of Acronis or encryption tools.

Other Thoughts: If you get this drive, a wise first step is to re-initialize it as a GPT drive using gparted (e.g. using a Parted Magic live disc) or your favourite partition manager. Don't even bother with the included installer, except that you can use it to set up the power-saving/auto-shutoff features prior to re-partitioning.

Bought this on Boxing Day (Canada) in a retail store at a great discount, *below* the price of a Seagate Barracuda 3 TB internal drive -- wary of packaging/shipping issues with hard drives bought online.

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Dell S2340L Black 23
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - Spectacular colour on YCbCr mode over HDMI (NVIDIA Quadro)
- Sleek full-glass design

Cons: - Slightly reduced contrast on RGB mode over HDMI
- Quite reflective on darker, close to black, areas (needed a decently bright wallpaper to minimize it). If you're used to non-glossy LCD screens, you might find it difficult to adjust to seeing a mirror image of yourself (or of windows) on the monitor

Other Thoughts: I don't have a colorimeter, so I can't say how close this comes to full sRGB. Note that this is almost certainly an eIPS monitor with 6-bit colour + AFRC.
In the end, I sent this back to Dell for a refund (I bought directly from Dell) with the intention of switching to an UltraSharp model or competing anti-glare IPS screen.

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Display Name: Frederick D.

Date Joined: 09/07/10

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  • First Review: 10/23/12
  • Last Review: 01/09/14
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