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Lexar JumpDrive S23 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Green
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Fast transfers - Warning Very flimsy 10/28/2013

This review is from: Lexar JumpDrive S23 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Green

Pros: Reliable review sites document fast transfer speeds; 111MB sec seq read, 30MB seq write, 1.1MB sec 4k random write (actually very good for small file random writes).

small size, inexpensive for R/W speed performance

Cons: Absolutely horrible build quality. Thin plastic everything including the USB connector. It flexes and doesn't seem as though it could survive being left in the rain for 10 seconds before making sure to dry it out before using.

Other Thoughts: Left my good USB stick in vacation house and needed to purchase a replacement from a local Seattle chain store before a trip overseas. This was the fastest, cheapest available. My own fault for leaving my good one behind. Normally would have purchased from Newegg if time permitted.

Might be OK if I handle it carefully. If you use it mostly indoors at the same location probably would be fine and admittedly it is fast.

Xerox Phaser 6500/DN Color Laser Printer
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good print quality 04/30/2013

This review is from: Xerox Phaser 6500/DN Color Laser Printer

Pros: Very good print quality in this price range for a range of document types. My wife was in commercial print production for 20 years and has a more discerning eye than mine. She likes the Xerox more than our Konica Minolta 1690. We had a Minolta 2250 fail under only light use at home. So far the Xerox has done well.

Cons: Prints slower than expected from a large color photo submitted by our iMac 2013. Might be the LPD based network protocol used. We hear that HP JetDirect based protocol is faster in a CUPS print subsystem, but haven't tested that fully yet.

Other Thoughts: Quiet when idle, fans go to sleep. Purchased from newegg in June 2012.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs 10 Samsung F1 series HD - 3 bad 01/24/2009

This review is from: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Some of my 10 Samsung F1 series drives still work, but not sure for how much longer. Four older 500GB F1 series are still OK in my NAS.

Cons: 3 of my Samsung drives have had serious problems (Delayed Write Errors..etc) mostly the larger HD103 1TB models. I will not buy Samsung for quite some time. The errors have appeared in computers that with other drives work fine. Yes of course it is never a question of IF but WHEN drives go bad and MTBF is no guarantee that you won't be the unlucky person at the leading edge of the failure curve profile. That said, my own experience and that of many other users does point to an unusually high incidence of failure for this particular F1 series sold between early 2008 and mid-summer.

Other Thoughts: Converting over the WD models. Google Samsung and F1 series like I have to get a better sampling of just how awful the situation has become.


Mark E.'s Profile

Display Name: Mark E.

Date Joined: 07/12/02

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 03/15/06
  • Last Review: 10/28/13
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