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SAPPHIRE Active DisplayPort to VGA Adaper 100916 DisplayPort to VGA Interface
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs It Works... Just Took a Bit of Effort 08/18/2010

This review is from: SAPPHIRE Active DisplayPort to VGA Adaper 100916 DisplayPort to VGA Interface

Pros: This Does What it's supposed to do...

Much Cheaper than the Active DVI-DL adapters

It Does Support 1920x1200 Monitors

It Does Support eyefinity using three 1920x1200 Monitors

I Can NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE between the DVI signal and the VGA signal.

The Build Quality Seems Good.

Cons: These Cons do not apply to this product but to The Companies Responsible for the confusion with eyefinity...

Namely ATI and Sapphire...

It was not made clear to consumers how complicated it is to make eyefinity work without brand new Displayport Monitors...

If You're looking at this page you've probably already Spent the money on your new Graphics Card and Monitors... But if you stumbled upon this, and are looking into an eyefinity setup, make sure you do your homework... Because eyefinity is a pain in the ***.

Other Thoughts: Here's My setup and How I made Everything Work.

My Graphics Card: Sapphire HD5970 4GB Toxic Edition
Two DVI-DL outputs and One Mini-Displayport

My Monitors: Three I-INC iF281D 28" Monitors (1920x1200) (HDMI / VGA inputs)

I have two hooked up with HDMI to DVI Cables.
The Third is hooked to a VGA cable, to this adapter, to a Displayport / Mini-Displayport adapter.

I Currently Have a 5760x1200 Desktop.
Eyefinity treats it as one Display
Games Play at this resolution.

Here's how I made it work.

1. Make sure CCC is updated to the latest version
2. Disable the two DVI monitors. Leave the Displayport Monitor Running.
3. Set the Resolution on the Displayport Monitor to 1920x1200.
4. Use the Extend option to enable the two DVI Monitors.
5. Set your Primary Display to one of the DVI Monitors (eyefinity won't work if your Primary Display is the Displayport Monitor)
6. Now you can use the Create Group Option to create a single 5760x1200 Display.

Eyefinity is Eyefinick

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Fantom Drives Titanium Mini 500GB USB 2.0 2.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome Portable Drive 08/18/2010

This review is from: Fantom Drives Titanium Mini 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive MTT500

Pros: This is a very nice portable drive.

1. Design is great!
-Very Slim.
-Metal Body.
-Clear bright (but not obnoxious) blue power LED.
-Brushed Black Metal Body with Chrome Ends

2. Speeds seem decent
I did two file transfers from my 10k velociraptor to the drive to see what the speeds look like at first glance.
-1.4 GB folder with 9000 small files
-averaged about 10 Mb/s
-11 GB File
-averaged 40Mb/s

3. Didn't heat up or make any noise whatsoever at all during the above transfers.

4. Comes With a Case! (simple slip case with Velcro closure)

Cons: 1. Comes Pre-Formatted FAT32.
Only takes a second to format it as NTFS (Do it)
-if you don't know how... look it up.
-FAT32 doesn't allow files bigger than 4GB
-NTFS does

Other Thoughts: Looks Great... Works Great (So Far)...
I have three desktop external drives from FANTOM Drives and they have all worked perfectly without any problems so far.
This Portable Drive seems to have the same detailed construction as I came to love in the externals.

Five Eggs (Con isn't a big deal... its more of a preference)

Bottom Line:
If you want a 500GB portable external drive, get this one... Don't mess around with drives with plastic bodies... This one's built to last.

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Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great Drive!
Cool
Quiet
Great Transfer Speeds over eSata (110 MB/s sustained)
Really well built enclosure
Small power brick (surprisingly helpful)
Looks Really Nice

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I bought this same model number drive about 6 months ago... My first one was much louder and hotter than this one.
If you've been waiting for any reason to buy this drive, now seems to be the time to do it.

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Display Name: Jacob M.

Date Joined: 07/31/09

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  • First Review: 08/01/10
  • Last Review: 08/18/10
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