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Low power consumption
Cons: Speed not as advertised
03/16 Died while laptop was idle
Other Thoughts: Installed on a Dell M6500 which has plenty of speed and power. the drive did not perform as specified by OCZ. It is much slower than the WD320 Black that was previously installed. I purchased this drive to help reduce the heat that was being generated by the 2 hard drives in my laptop. Although the heat issue was better and the battery life prolonged by a considerable amount that does no good if the drive can't last but a couple of months.
I understand that this item is recertified, which means, "to guarantee; endorse reliably". I guess the reliability is out the window.
Don't trouble yourself with this. if you look at past comments they mostly state the same.
Will try to get resolution from OCZ. Will difinately report back the results.
BTW... Newegg still gets 5 eggs and thumbs up for service.
This review is from: ZyXEL PLA4205KIT 500 Mbps Gigabit Powerline Wall-Plug Adapter Starter Kit
Pros: Easy set up
Plug and play
Very convenient when needed to add netowrk access points
Cons: loose access to plug, but they have new models that address that issue.
Other Thoughts: I have been using this model (1 and 4 port models) since they were released. These devices have come a long way sionce the 1MB poweline models.
There are many factors that contribute to the speed variants that people have been talking about. wire connections to the sockets, UPS devices, surge protectors, arc faults and distance are major factors when setting these up.
These have been designed to work on home power lines, but there are many factors that can slow you down. One you take these factors into account you may be able to increase yourthrough put. The devices and cables that connect the network, access point or router need to be of good quality. The connection to your power socket needs to be secure and you should have a good groud on the electrical system.
Any radio interference (hum) from computers, microwaves or florenscent light will be refelced in the speed. If you are not getting the speed you think you should be getting you can test your lines for noise to see if this is the issue.
I have set these devices up in 1, 2, and 3 story houses with little or no issue. Most of the issues are loose electrical connections at the socket (use due care if you do this yourself). Using a central location close to the power panel is the best place to connect the switch/router if possible.
This product is the best all around answer to extend your network without having to run new network cables.
Pros: Purchased 5 of these when they were $69.99.
Cons: 3 were defective on original purchase.
Does not perform well when using to transfer large files. Continuously falls off the computer and they have to be reseated.
Transfer rates are very slow as complared to the black version. Even though the cache is 64MB, this does not help when transfering large files.
Other Thoughts: I use drives in my business for D2D backups using image based software. I usually use the black version or enterprise version drives in a removable drive bay and thought I would test these out for feasability of the process.
Needless to say it was a great waste of money. Now that hard drive are 4 time more than they were 6 months ago this is definately not a drive you want to use for data storage.
Save your money for either the black version or an enterprise version if you intend to use this for backing up or storing critical data.