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G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile 0G02420 500GB USB 3.0 Silver Portable Hard Drive
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs How can you know if the drive is "Great" if you don't even own it? 04/22/2013

This review is from: G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile 0G02420 500GB USB 3.0 Silver Portable Hard Drive

Pros: I am putting this review in to correct review misuse and clear up some misconceptions. This external hard drive uses a "proprietary" USB 3.0 cable that powers and transfers data on this drive. You cannot plug just a standard USB 3.0 cable and expect it to work. One side needs to be plugged in for the data connection and the other for the power. The good news is that these A connectors usually form a snug fit. You can find replacements of these, but almost none transfer truly at 3.0 speeds. The current market is just not demanding enough.

The Casing of the hard drive is very nice and solid. It actually does live up to the advertising potential. You can even watch videos to see how well it's made.

The form factor is about your average laptop hard drive size. Add an inch on every side. The drive fits nicely in laptop bags, but expands slightly outward. Would not recommend carrying it in your pocket or purse.

Transfer speeds are on par with USB 3.0. Not the fastest external, but noticeable enough. The overall speeds will mostly depend on what you're transferring and backing up.

Cons: There is nothing more aggravating than seeing Neweggers post reviews for products they do not even own. It is even worse seeing them spread misinformation to make up for their lack of tech knowledge and insecurities. First off, your standard USB 3.0 cables are no where "thicker" than your USB 2.0. They are actually about the same size. This cable is thicker because it has to transfer both data and power, and also uses an 'A' connector too. They make them thick to prevent any bends or crimps in the original cable. Purchase any USB 3.0 peripheral and you'll find the cable is about the same on par of your 2.0 (the end-connectors are slightly larger).

You can order a replacement cable, but it will not be an exact copy. It will be a Y-cable instead. Y-cables are much more convenient and tend to be longer, but have yet to reach exact 3.0 speeds. So be informed at what you are buying ahead of time.

The speeds are greater than 2.0, but not the faster 2.0. G definitely took some shortcuts with the hard drive speeds.

500 GB is sufficient enough for general backups, and absolutely perfect for Timemachine. Don't use this drive to constantly play movies off of because you'll burn it up in no time.

Other Thoughts: It is a good drive at the end of the day and sufficient for most uses. But don't post reviews to make up for your insecurities. It just makes your actual tech knowledge look like an one, or even a "generous" two.

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Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CherryMX Black Switch USB + Wrist Rest
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: If this is your first Mechanical Keyboard you will absolutely enjoy it. The Keyboard uses Cherry MX-Black Switches -which give a tacticle feel- while still having low-profile keys. So the transition from a membrane to this Keyboard is absolutely seamingless. The Keys all have a rubber-coatead finish to them, and the keyboard itself is coated in even a softer material. The Back Lighting covers the whole typing area perfectly and there is even an option for the logo to Pulse. You can detach the USB cable and plug it in as many times as you want. The Connector feels study enough where you don't have to worry about it pushing inwards. It has the bare basic anti-ghosting feature and covers across all keys. Also the wrist rest is very comfortable and supports your entire wrist.

Cons: I have been using th is mechanical for almost 4 weeks now and can confidently tell you it is sub-par at best. You are basically paying extra for the Back-lighting. The Keys - while being Cherry MX Blacks -do not feel exactly like them at all (Good if you are transitioning to mechanicals, but bad if you're used to them). These feel like a semi-membrane while offering some resistance. The Keys are low-profiled into the keyboard so that has something to do with it. I use the Mech 5 on my gaming rig and previously owned the RK-9000BL. Now those are how Cherry MX Black Switches are supposed to feel and not semi-squishy like this. The Macro Software is nothing you haven't seen before and nothing that sets it out either. Nice Interface, but somewhat outdated when setting macros. The Anti-ghosting is about the bare basic requirement for USB, but there are many others out there that support 12 times that amount. Surprisingly this keyboard is actually kind of light compared to other Mechanicals. And the USB Cable is fairly short. I had to use an USB extender cable so it would stop unplugged out of the mini-USB connector.

Other Thoughts: I wish Newegg would set their standards higher for Reviews. Reviews are meant for one's experience with the product and not to show off insecurities. If you don't like the product then good - tell us why. If you like the product then great - tell us why. But these half-attempted reviews need to go. Telling us something is "Great" without any good reasons why (Something that should be easy to do for a "Great" rating) is like buying into something based off a Twatter post. Absolutely Ridiculous. Maybe they should change one of their packaging mottos to, "(Some) Buyers are our Experts."

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SteelSeries 64225 6Gv2 Keyboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Excellent Except the Glaring Cost-Cutting Flaws 07/20/2012

This review is from: SteelSeries 64225 6Gv2 Keyboard

Pros: "Built like a tank" is one feature every Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturer Promises you. Very few can hold that claim. This is my fifth Cherry Switch Keyboard and can tell you they are not all built the same. The 6Gv2 actually lives up to the claim. It is built to last. Finally a Mechanical that lives up to the Manufacturer Hype.

* Cherry MX BLack Switches. Everyone has a different preference, but honestly say they are the best for gaming. Red's are far too sensitive, Brown's travel distance seem a bit too long, and Blue's are just noise makers.
* Amazing Chassis Quality. Made to get your money's worth.
* Fairly Long Cord.
* Heavy-Stays where you place it.
* Attachable Cable. I can't tell you how many Mechanicals are flawed with a detachable one. That Long Key Life is only as good as the keyboard works.
Broken Mini-USB Connector=Expensive Noise Making Paperweight. (Search RK-9000BL if interested).

Cons: The Key Print does Fade. Some try downplaying the Fading or pretend it doesn't happen, but it does. This is caused by one of the glaring cost-cutting flaws. Steelseries could easily knock ten dollars off the price for a non-Print version, if you don't look at your keys while gaming. No use paying for features you don't need.

- Cheap KeyCaps. This is what cause the Markings to Fade. Easily tell it was a cost cutting "design."
- The PS/2 Connector is nothing special. They put in zero effort to make it unique. Bet you already have a few laying around the house-and they look exactly the same.
- Wish the Arch down the Middle had rubber feet on it.
- Neither the USB nor the PS/2 connector is Gold Platted-unlike the 7G or the Merc Stealth. Another Cost cutting design.
- Non Braided Cable. Thought this was the Defacto standard in Mechanical Keyboards.
-Oversize Enter Key. Makes the Right Shift unbearbly small. A pain when typing reports.

Other Thoughts: All these "Used-Car Salesmen" on here are getting incredibly annoying. Telling us to "Buy buy BUY" or "Add to your cart NOW" without any good reasons why makes it sound like a bad Commerical. That does absolutely nothing for a Review. Least tell us why you think it's good. And not just a "It's Great!" Tony the Tiger Cereal ad.

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Date Joined: 11/28/08

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  • Last Review: 04/22/13
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