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This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVY3A-32GB
Pros: Very impressive and an instantly noticeable boost vs other USB drives.
I tested it new, Fat32, and got 75 Mb/sec write and 130 MBs read. That is Mb, not mbit, so it is near as fast as a decent hard drive.
Mildly pricey but the speed is there if you need it.
Cons: None so far beyond price.
At this price, it might be worth getting a cheap, low capacity SSD instead if you want to boot from it.
But rhat isn't as easy as this for portable, quick boots.
Other Thoughts: I won't be getting a dozen of these, but great for trying out, fast business or media streaming, or a fast alternate/test boot drive.
I would buy again and I recommend it to others.
This review is from: Team Color Turn 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Brown) Model TG016GE902C3
Pros: can scramble your data so no one, not even you can read it.
A good "trap" if left on an enemy's desk or mail box.
Cons: Worked well for about 15 minutes as I used it to transfer sensitive data from an old PC to new. Speed was okay, about 8 Mb/sec.
Then the troubles began.
It dismounted mid-copy, and when reinserted, Windows flagged it as a problem and asked to check it for errors, which when I clicked OK it could never complete.
Drive read/write turned to 3 kilobytes per second IF it could stay mounted for more than 3 minutes. The same on my laptop and other computers.
I knew I'd RMA it, but it took days to over-write my data since there is no telling what might happen once I sent it back.
It was a real mistake not to test it before copying anything of value.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure testing is hard, but considering the grief I had to go through, I'm very unhappy off that right out of the package, it failed so terribly.
** Quality control makes or breaks customers and sales and loyalty.**
If this worked, I might have bought several as it would have been a good deal.
I'll stick with name brands and well reviewed products in the future.
---> I noted that each time I re-inserted it, all the files and folders are renamed to junk/ASCII characters, and according to the "Properties" menu, the drive contained anywhere from 55 GB to 1.78 TB of data ... do ya think it might be having trouble?
This review is from: Mediasonic HomeWorX HW150PVR ATSC HD converter box with recording, HDMI output
Pros: I very rarely rate something this low.
okay - on the good side;
- decent HDTV tuner finds many channels
- small footprint (but you need an external hard drive so this is faint praise)
remote has "short cut buttons" but (see below) this is only limited help for the terrible remote and interface.
Cons: now for the bad news:
- awful, awful, awful remote; and poor remote functions (clumsy "play" "fast forward" etc)) compared to other devices (other media players)
- You can program recordings, which are visible in the schedulre, but it WILL NOT record them ...
Because it drops the USB connection on any drive if left idle for something like 30-60 minutes.
That means you can schedule future recordings all you want, but it won't record them even with a functioning USB drive or USB stick attached.
It took me a couple weeks of trying this and that to finally realize, this just isn't a reliable PVR.
Also, the information on channels and interface are bare bones, very hard to navigate, and hard to use.
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To really make matters worse this unit is NOT refundable on NewEgg: See: "Limited Replacement Only Return Policy"
In other words, you bought it?
You keep it no matter how much you hate it.
Since I haven't run into this before on Newegg, this took me by surprise,and now I have a worthless product on the shelf.
Other Thoughts: This works as a pvr on live TV functions like pause, but not other functions, like scheduling shows.
The only way I could get it to record shows was to press the record button and baby sit the unit in real time.
Note the on-board scheduler says it is scheduled to record, it just doesn't do it, and won't stay connected to USB external drives.
My advice is to get something else, or hook up an old laptop, then use a tuner and software like Win Media center or one of the many good free or paid HDTV recorders.