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This review is from: SYBA SD-ADA50016 SATA to IDE (IDE to SATA) Bi-Directional Adapter
-Easy to install
-Comes with almost everything you'd need to get those old IDE HDD running on your new motherboard. Power and SATA cable
It's as fast as your HDD most likely due to it using SATA to connect to the Motherboard. Current IDE to USB products I saw would be slow in comparison to this. I didn't see an IDE to USB 3.0 but no matter IDE to SATA is faster anyway.
Cons: Didn't come with a jumper. Not a BIG deal, but without one you're most likely out of luck getting this thing recognized. Your old HDD should have one on it already but mine didn't (rigged it) and since its needed why not throw it in the package they cost nothing.
Other Thoughts: Regarding the jumper, most the problems I see people having with this product is forgetting to use the jumper on the HDD. So, install the jumper (usually on the first two left-most pins as you look at the HDD from behind. Here's a lousy diagram ( [:] : : : ), the two closest to where this device would be installed not next to the power input. Also, regarding the wire it comes with to power the device, you probably only need one power input even thought it has two, I imagine they did this for those rare devices (thoughtful) that require more juice but one should be fine for most users.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: PENPOWER PICA6K1EN 10" x 6" Active Area USB Picasso Tablet
Pros: Price is great for the performance. Proof that Wacom has overcharged for years. The pen and pad feel good and the precision is surprisingly on par with other much more expensive tablets. The Picasso has many user interface functions and most are programmable to your liking.
Cons: The buttons on the pad don't respond as smoothly as other pads. They feel a bit cheap. The tracking areas (the two circles on the upper left and right are nearly useless and really hurt my optimism towards this product.) The pressure sensitivity of the pen is a bit off and even at its most sensitive setting I'm forced to press harder than I'm comfortable with.
Other Thoughts: The Picasso Tablet is perfect for what I need it for. I make videogames and just need it for whipping up concept art, drawing textures and some touch-up. The performance/price is unbeatable. However, if I was a dedicated digital pen artist and spent most my time using this type of hardware I'd invest my money (3x as much probably) towards something with a little more performance.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is more than a great mouse for the price. It's a great mouse period. Expect to pay 2x as much or more for this amount of quality from another brand. Read the description and it has impressive stats but what it doesn't tell you is that the mouse has a great ridged feel that really helps when doing precise work. The two main buttons have a matte finish that offers just the right grip compared to slick plastic. If you don't want to put out for a $70 mouse then this is the one!
Cons: Only gripe is that I wish the two thumb buttons on the side didn't stick out so far. Always seem to hit them on the edge and it feels like a deep push to trigger them.
Other Thoughts: Pretty adjustable lights that my girlfriend likes!READ FULL REVIEW