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SAMSUNG S24B750V High Gloss Black 24
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Good screen

Cons: This monitor is so UGLY! Whoever did the design at Samsung should quit!

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Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK (Black) 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs There is an issue with Seagate 1.5TB drives 08/20/2009

This review is from: Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.80mm fan

Pros: First of all, this case is really well made and it works with most of the drives I've tried. The other reviewers positive comments are accurate.

Cons: But - and this probably Seagate's problem - the Seagate 1.5TB drives don't work properly in this enclosure when using the eSATA port. The USB works, but not the eSATA. You have to turn the power on to the drive first - AND THEN connect the eSATA cable to make it work. The hard drive requires a "Spin up delay". This is unacceptable to me.

I tried two 1.5TB Seagate 7200.11 drives both with firmware CC1H. Probably since that is a newer firmware, mabe Rosewill did not put support for the spin-up delay in the enclosure firmware.

Other Thoughts: I gave five stars because the product is still a good product and well made, and the issue is probably Seagate.

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Vantec NexStar 3 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This is a great device, and the rear sata to esata bracket is a great plus too. I like the option to use USB 2.0 if need be. Note: Other reviewers stated that the motherboard connector for the rear bracket is an eSATA connector, not a SATA connector. Well that is true but it looks like they resolved the issue by also including a 2 inch eSATA to sata converter.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this device. I bought 4 of them and they work great.

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Display Name: Steve J.

Date Joined: 07/20/03

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/16/05
  • Last Review: 09/24/12
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