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50 Pair & 10 Tier Shoe Tower Rack Organizer - Free Standing and Space Saving
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Bought on another popular auction site, fell apart out of box. 06/14/2015

This review is from: 50 Pair & 10 Tier Shoe Tower Rack Organizer - Free Standing and Space Saving

Pros: Some plastic, some metal.

Cons: Most everything else. Pulled out of box to assemble, it's all made to break apart, which it did with general handling, and not in a good way. As they've proven to handle no weight, any movement, barely just putting together without disintegrating, it's a pretty useless chinese contraption.

Other Thoughts: Long story short, don't bother. It will fall apart, and make you angry you bothered to spend any sum of cash on it what so ever.

Crucial MX100 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Worked well, until it didn't. At all. Used under linux with no issues or compatibility.

Cons: Died after 5 months of use. Using with Linux full time, Ubuntu 14.04, Z97 mobo doing raid1 with 2, crypto, and lvm atop the ssd volumes.

Spoke with tech support, enlightened me to how trim works on here, that the disk relies on idle states to perform trim without os help, and because of gc issues with trim and luks encryption, I cannot use trim from ext4 to lvm to cryptsetup to mdraid.

Web chat support was sort of useless aside from basic broken engrish and cut and pastes of some pertinent docs. Insisted the drive could be rejuvinated by letting it sit powered on without an ata connection, but no dice. Now I need to go through this again with someone...

Other Thoughts: Nice if they'd point out these are not suitable for raid or crypto use up front. I'd love to find a ssd that could handle these, sadly seems all ssd's are prone to expedient death in this config.

SAMSUNG 64GB microSDXC Flash Card w/ Adapter Model MB-MGCGBA/AM
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs More example of why microsoft is evil 02/23/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG 64GB microSDXC Flash Card w/ Adapter Model MB-MGCGBA/AM

Pros: It's big, assuming it wasn't using a proprietary file system that microsoft is imposing on the world, again.

Cons: I can't use the thing in anything of mine. I use linux on all my systems, and there is no exfat compatibility. Plug it into my androids, nothing recognizes it, even in a brand new Sony Z1 Compact.

I wondered why, and found this lovely connundrum - the hardware is built around exfat compability, only. I reformatted it to Fat32 under linux, and began copying files until I curiously read an article website about the exfat compatibility issue, and that reformatting as fat32 can cause file loss over time. So essentially it's useless.

I read about people saying it works fine, but I've heard windoze won't recognize it. Not an issue, but I really don't want it to self destruct - I just lost a 32gb unit with a ton of data on it, rather not see this die after 2 weeks because of "abuse".

Sounds like another poorly made decision to lock themselves into yet another proprietary format. After years of posturing my microsoft threatening to sue for their pattents on FAT filesystem, you'd think the industry would pick something not proprietary to any one vendor, especially with everyone abandoning Windows in droves for Mac or Mobiles.

Other Thoughts: It's disappointing that vendors don't realize they're enslaving themselves and the rest of the world to a monopolistic organization like microsoft. Now collectively the open-source community is going to need to reverse-engineer and build yet another filesystem compatibility layer, again.


Michael B.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 11/06/01

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 07/05/10
  • Last Review: 06/14/15
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