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This review is from: 1m 3ft USB 3.0 Type A Male to Micro B Male Extension Cable Cord Adapter
Pros: Looks good, fits tight, works OK.
Other Thoughts: Shipping was pretty fast considering the distance.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Transcend TS0GSJ25S3 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure
Pros: Looks nice, sturdy metal, not plastic, very compact, shirt-pocket transportable. Works well, just be aware of the minor shortcomings listed below.
Cons: - Tiny Phillips screws to secure end plates, you need a jeweler's screwdriver.
- Acitivty LED is very bright, almost piercing: full bright at idle, flashes dimmer with HD activity; should be the other way around.
- Included USB cable is very short, only 16"/41cm plus ends, so you may have to buy a longer one for use with a desktop PC. Should have been a 3-ft/1-meter cable like those usually included with 3.5" enclosures.
- If you look for another USB 3.0 cable, note that the connector to enclosure end must be Micro-B, not Mini-B or Standard-B, something not made clear in the ad.
- No Y-cable included, so, if using a USB hub, be sure its ports will supply enough power through one cable.
- the user guide is useless - evidently making guides has become a lost art.
- If you want the backup software you have to download it from Transcend's website.
- If laid flat on a insulating surface the enclosure can get quite warm, so air cooling can be improved by either adding stick-on rubber feet or by making a stand foot that holds it vertically on its thin side.
- Some owners have suggested inserting a thin insulating sheet between the HD's circuit board and the internal flat side of the enclosure, but this can increase the HD's temperature. This can be avoided by instead putting just 2 small short plastic wedges tightly under the rear of the HD (opposite the cable port), one each next to the enclosure end screws, thus lifting the HD's circuit board away from the enclosure and pressing the HD's metal top against the enclosure for conduction cooling.
This review is from: NOCO Genius G3500 6V/12V 3.5 Amp Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer
Pros: Works most of the time.
Cons: Random charge operation failures, switches to error mode wherein it slowly drains the battery instead of charging, does not automatically reset and start charging again. This was not due to a bad battery, possibly too sensitive to AC power line fluctuations.
Other Thoughts: Keeps battery charged when it works, but every week or 2 it stops charging and instead starts slowly draining the battery, with all LEDs rapidly blinking, indicating that it switched to error mode. It does not automatically reset, so you have to unplug and replug it to the AC line, making it impossible to leave unattended for long periods. The FAQ says this indicates a bad battery, but the battery is not old and anyway the same thing occurred with a new one.
I have no such problems with 4 other charger/maintainer brands that I have, so it's something peculiar to this NOCO G3500. Another owner with this same problem said it's vulnerable to brief dropouts or noise on the AC power mains - could be, but if there were any here they must have been very short because none of my digital clocks stopped, which they always do with power interruptions even if less than a second. If this G3500 requires a power line conditioner to be able to operate continuously then you can add that substantial cost to the purchase price.
This problem became apparent 35 days after buying from Newegg, so I can't return it to them due to the 30 day limit. BOO!
Display Name: John F.
Date Joined: 07/25/05
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