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RAIDMAX ATX-404WR Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs It's not inexpensive, it's cheap 03/26/2015

This review is from: RAIDMAX ATX-404WR Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Lightweight, cool looks, USB3.0.

Cons: Cheaply made.
Quality standards sub-par.
Facia is connected with wires. Not a separate piece when cleaning your vents.

Other Thoughts: I'm heading into 20 years of building computers and I've had my share of inexpensive products. I usually go with a known name, even when I go the more frugal route. Seeing so many positive things about Raidmax I decided to offer one as an option to a client. They liked my suggestion and I ordered it.

I'm sitting here, used to regular frustration of building rigs, but this one is different. For one, out of the 9 posts for an ATX, only 8 were supplied. I checked the bag, the box, nothing. Meh, I've got a spare. I plug the 9th one in. Start screwing them in. Notice they don't want to (except for the one that was mine). Non-standard screws. Not happy.

I like to make sure that my boards are seated properly, so I will tighten to a stop and give it a slight tweak to ensure it doesn't vibrate. Second one, I tweak and it keeps turning. Oh, must have just been stuck. Nope, I stripped the back end of the cheap aluminium. Not happy.

Moving on. 7 of 9 are now done, one out of commision, and the final one doesn't line up. Like not a fraction of a mm, but half the width of the screw. Not happy. I don't have time to RMA this, or I would. I promised my client it will be done on Friday.

I remove the facia to add an additional fan and open up the bay for an optical, wires are connected. Rather than have a sub facia mount with the wires attached, it's connected to the removeable facia. What a pain that will be when I have to explain that is how she will need to clear her vents. Not happy.

I expect to sacrifice some conveniences when it comes to less expensive items. I never expect that quality was a convenience. I'll never mailorder a Raidmax product again. I may still try one out, if available locally, but only if I can examine it for a bit before hand.

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Kingston 16GB DataTraveler microDuo USB 3.0 On-The-Go Flash Drive
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: VERY compact. Nice space saver
guard on the micro-USB port

Cons: Quirky connection. At times it will disappear from my connection. I have to pull it out and replace to get it to reappear. Does it in every port (just about) on my computer. I haven't tried my keyboard, but assume it will have even more trouble with multiple jumps.
Does not work with all SmartPhones, even with the app, but that is noted.

Customer Service: see below

Other Thoughts: You pay for what you get. Simple, uncomplicated storage. Nothing stellar, but then again, it's not horrible either.

Manufacturer Response:
Hi Will,
I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. We apologize for the issue experienced with the DTDUO3 flash drive. We stand by all our products and can help troubleshoot to determine what may be causing the drive to lose connection. If this occurs after being idle for sometime then it may have to do with a power setting that suspends the USB ports when not in use. Also check your computer or motherboard manufacturer website for USB chipset updates as that may address any glitches. If the same issue occurs on multiple computers there may be an issue with the drive itself. If needed, we can replace the drive under it's five year warranty. Please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you.

Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.

Now, I hate form letter responses. I've finally calmed down from this to post a response (and not a form letter one.) I've now removed Kingston from my prefered companies. I'm sure that this is a common problem for some people and it would behove them to do this for people who have little knowledge of computing. As you see form my Tech Knowledge level, I'm not one. Which is why if this is NOT a form letter, it is just that much more insulting.

Sorry Jewel, you have lost a loyal Kingston supporter.

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Kingston 16GB DataTraveler microDuo USB 3.0 On-The-Go Flash Drive
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: VERY compact. Nice space saver
guard on the micro-USB port

Cons: Quirky connection. At times it will disappear from my connection. I have to pull it out and replace to get it to reappear. Does it in every port (just about) on my computer. I haven't tried my keyboard, but assume it will have even more trouble with multiple jumps.
Does not work with all SmartPhones, even with the app, but that is noted.

Other Thoughts: You pay for what you get. Simple, uncomplicated storage. Nothing stellar, but then again, it's not horrible either.

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William S.'s Profile

Display Name: William S.

Date Joined: 02/05/13

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 04/21/13
  • Last Review: 03/26/15
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