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This review is from: Nikon D5000 Black 12.3 MP Digital SLR Camera - 720p Movie - Body Only
Pros: None really to note yet: I just unboxed the camera. I was looking for a smaller and lighter back-up camera body, and just handling it the D5000 feels like what I wanted. I have high hopes for this camera, given the positive reviews that I have read.
Cons: Following up on the previous two reviews, I will note that as of now it appears that the D5000s being sold by Newegg are still likely units that will need to be sent in to Nikon for inspection and repair due (do a web search for "Nikon service advisory D5000" to see more). To my mind this isn't a major negative, as the shipping for service is free, and I wasn't in a hurry to start using this camera because I bought it as a back-up body. However, other potential buyers should be aware of the service issue if they want to buy a camera for immediate use.
Other Thoughts: The camera was less expensive than I could find anywhere else, even with current instant rebates (see above for possible reason), which is good. I'm tentatively giving the camera four eggs for its feel in my hands, but I'll need to play with it seriously for a few days (after repair) before I really get to know how it works for me.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Crucial Gizmo! 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model JDOD4GB-730
Pros: As others have mentioned the design for the cap is very effective: it would take some serious effort to loose the cover for the USB connector.
Cons: This is the third UBS drive that I have had die on me without any obvious abuse in the last 9 months (although the first Crucial...the other two were OCZ).
Other Thoughts: I still have a perfectly functional Crucial USB drive from where 256 MB was large...and it's the only USB drive that I have ever owned that last not broken in under 6 months. While I like the lower prices now, I can't help believing that quality on these things has gone down hill. Warranties are pretty meaningless when I've lost time recovering from data corruption.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RX353-S BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.40mm fan
Pros: When they work, these enclosures are nice: easy HDD installation (although a Phillips screwdriver is needed), and after using eSATA I never want to go back to UBS connections for external drives (eSATA is way faster).
Cons: I have bought 4 Rosewill HDD enclosures over the last year or more (this model, and the RX353...the internals look essentially identical). Only 2 are now functional (one DOA, assembled incorrectly, and RMAed; the second died in the first year).
Other Thoughts: The eSATA bracket that comes with the enclosure is a nice extra for older systems without eSATA points already present.READ FULL REVIEW