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Pros: Light, thin, gorgeous (touch) screen, decent specs
Cons: Broke after 2 months of use. Downloading drivers for windows 8.1, left it unattended for minutes, when came back the screen was off, fans were at the maximum, it has been a brick ever since.
Other Thoughts: For the money spent I should have gotten a better deal. Apple would have been a much better option. I will see how the warranty team responds but needless to say I am very disappointed in this product and in Samsung.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Bought a second one of these for a friend (after he did his own research too).
I installed mine as a primary drive in my aging P4 w/ HT machine, and I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on it, which gives it a score of 5.9 My rig uses SATA I though, and maybe together with the slow processor and the older memory (albeit 2.5GB) could adversely affect the performance test negatively. I don't think this is a bad score though.
Aside from the specs, which are a little better than other, like bigger cache (32MB), slightly faster seek time, there is the 5 years warranty too. Then there are lots of good reviews which is probably indirect proof that statistically your chances for a good drive are higher than with other.
My personal experience has been smooth so far, flying colors on the Seatools tests, silent operation.
Cons: Not a con, but I don't know why they can't make larger drives as fast and as reliable as this one seems to be. I would have bought a 1.5TB or 2TB if the specs and the reviews were not so much worse than they were for this.
Other Thoughts: Based on the literature I read online, the failure rate for hard drives seems to be in the 20% neighborhood, so you better do your research before buying your next drive. I liked the 5 years warranty of this one not only for economical reason, but also because I hope the chances of failure are fewer. The newegg reviews can be an indirect proof of the failure rate too. Look for the percentage of 1 egg reviews for the drives with hundreds of reviews, and you can get an idea. Almost all those reviews are reviews for failed drives. Granted, not everyone with a working drive will go and write a review, hence you can not really get reliable statistics but nevertheless... I used that information.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I like its flat and over sized shape, and it is probably my favorite surge protector. Seems to be high quality built. I would buy an other one if I would not have too many surge protectors now and maybe if it would go on sale again.
Cons: Maybe the price, but objectively speaking and comparing to other similar products the price is OK.
Other Thoughts: I guess it is hard to tell whether the surge protection works or not, but assuming it does, this is a great protector.READ FULL REVIEW