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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.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SteelSeries 64225 Black USB or PS/2 Wired 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.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The Build Quality on the M60 is amazing. The whole Body is made of Aluminum. It has a very nice weight to it right out the box, you can also take more out if you want. The click depression is nothing short of incredible. You'll never find yourslef double clicking accidently again. The two side buttons are easy to reach and won't affect your control of the mouse. The Cord is braided and will have no problems reaching your PC-even if your Super Tower is on the far side of your desk. The skates, "mouse feet," are really nice. They support the whole body of the mouse and not just the sides - (A Common Cost cutting "design" on alot of gaming mice).
Cons: You Better Think twice if you are purchasing for the "Sniper" Button. That advertising gimmerick is a joke. That button will cause you to lose control of your mouse than anything else out there, including getting your cord caught on the back of your desk. I have large hands and even I find it poorly thoughtout. The Software is some of the worst I've seen, and I have seen a lot. Certain options will make the mouse entirely unusable and will require a second mouse to re-set it back to default settings. Very annoying and cumbersome at this price range. Also find that None of the macros work on the two side buttons in Software Mode. Everything has to be "burned" in under Hardware Mode. Even simple Key presses like "8" or "0" This mouse has also disconnected on me a few times during matches, but only when the Software is installed. Plugged in my original gaming mice and they never encounter that problem.
Other Thoughts: As for those who claim this mouse is worth full price, I honestly question their thinking. As a Profession Gamer, the whole point of gaming peripherals are to make your gaming experience more reliable and fluid. Not annoyed and fustrated. The M60 is lacking a lot to be claimed as a "professional" FPS mouse. The Build Quality is nice to marvel at, but the functionality is less than desireable.
If you're still interested wait till it goes on sale before you pick it up ($35 and under make these short comings negligible), or wait till a version 2 is released.