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Rosewill SATA 1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 Gb/s Internal 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -The best USB3.0 adapter you will find for the price
-Included A/C adapter can power pretty much any HDD (Those that do not include one can only power 2.5" drives)
-Small! This will easily fit into a laptop bag.
-Quick transfer speeds
-The A/C adapter's plug disconnects for easy storage
-Includes sleeves for a 2.5" and 3.5" drive to mount the adapter properly
-Will read any HDD that has been formatted in a fashion that the OS understands.
-The logo glows blue as an access indicator

Cons: -The form factor comes at a bit of a cost. The plug will slip out of a non-sleeved HDD EXTREMELY easily, unless you turn it upside down and never touch it.
-The included USB3.0 wire is thick. Normally this is good, but it's so thick that it has a tendency to push the adapter out of the HDD.
-The A/C plug is required to power laptop drives, despite the fact that they're more than capable of working off of USB power
-Transfer speeds with some drives can be sporadic, but it's not a common problem.

Other Thoughts: It's an excellent adapter, but it would have been nice if a cable to extend the SATA data/power plug had been included. I would have actually given it 5 stars that way, as this device's biggest problem really is that it doesn't grip the drive it's connected to properly.

Desktop HDD's don't get any sort of cooling when they're not sitting in a tower, so you'll want to monitor their temperature carefully if they're a high-RPM hard drive.

Rosewill RNX-N250PC Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft PCI Draft N 2T2R Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2; WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK; 64/128 BIT WEP; TKIP/AES
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -VERY fast at full bars
-Low power requirements
-Fits in a low profile case
-Comes with superb packaging, very professionally done.
-Well-written user manual
-Probably the best card you'll get in its price range

For what it's worth, this card performed quickly under the right circumstances while it worked, and held a strong, stable connection when it was near the wireless access point.

Cons: -Terrible drivers/software. The GUI for the wireless antenna is a mess, and more often than not you can boot up your computer and get the message "Wireless Card Not Exist".
-Absolutely horrible range. If you don't have full bars your speed will be garbage, and you'll drop signal frequently. This card had to literally be in the same room as the router to get a good signal.
-Heats VERY quickly. This may be the reason it dies so much.

I picked up this card for $14.99 during a sale. The first one was DOA, which can happen with all tech products. Newegg was great about the RMA process, and didn't charge.

The second one actually worked, but got a terrible signal. All three of my computers failed to recognize it after a week or so. RMA'd again, no cost.

The third one worked! It still had bad range, but it worked for roughly a month before ultimately failing once more a week or so ago. It's now outside the warranty period from Newegg, and I tried (in futility) to contact Rosewill fo

Other Thoughts: Rosewill has atrocious customer support. When you get through to them, if your product has to be RMA'd you will be told to hang up and that you'll receive a call shortly. I've never had this call come through when they've said they called, though I did once get a voice-mail roughly 5-6 hours after the initial call to Rosewill's tech support, while I wasn't home. This was the only time they called, out of 3 attempts to talk to them.

After this escapade, having a keyboard from Rosewill fail within a week, and watching a friend's Rosewill PSU ignite like a welding torch in the back of his case, I doubt I'll buy from this brand again.

I suppose you get what you pay for.


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