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HP v125w 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD64GHP125-GE
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Don't Buy - Move Along 04/30/2016

This review is from: HP v125w 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD64GHP125-GE

Pros: It's small
64 gb size

Cons: Seems to be connecting at USB 1.0 speed
Slow as molasses

Other Thoughts: I've got a lot of USB drives and I've never encountered one so slow. I can usually transfer data at a rate of 1gb per 2 mins. This one is taking 4-5 mins per gb. I just don't have the time to wait, especially if I'm copying 10 gb and it's taking 50 mins. I thought the HP branding would assure some sort of quality control. But it doesn't. Don't buy. Try another one.

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Western Digital Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Usually rock solid performance. I've bought at least a dozen of these.

Cons: I'm wondering if WD has stopped manufacturing these since the price has skyrocketed recently. I went to buy one and instead bought two of the 2tb FAEXs for the price of this 1tb drive.

Other Thoughts: I still have old XP computers and need to provide compatibility with these old systems. I like buying non-Advance Format 1tb drives particularly because 2tb is a lot of data to lose and copying 2tb disks take a long, long time. And I don't want to spend 20 minutes or more re-aligning the AF drives. Just wondering if they're going to be unavailable soon.

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Western Digital WD Green WD20EARX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap price. High Storage.

Cons: WD Green drives are NOT BOOT DRIVES! They're designed for media players or for storage. I don't know why there's so many reviews from people trying to use them as boot drives. They're not boot drives. Also you can use them with Windows XP if you put a jumper between pins 7-8.

Other Thoughts: About half of the WD Green drives I have have been dying after 6-24 months of use. I make sure I back up everything I put on Green drives. The cheaper price may not equate with better value because of the replacement costs and the time and effort to copy data to new drives.

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Display Name: Dan P.

Date Joined: 07/23/06

  • Reviews: 23
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  • First Review: 06/09/07
  • Last Review: 04/30/16
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