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ICY DOCK FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP 2 x 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs A low cost option to greatly expand internal storage capacity 11/24/2015

This review is from: ICY DOCK FLEX-FIT Trio MB343SP 2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD to 5.25" Adapter/Bracket with 1 x 3.5" Device/Drive Bay

Pros: Incredibly easy to install. Dust cover for opening on the front. Easily accommodates (1) 3.5" drive and (2) 2.5" drives in a single 5.25" drive bay. Tool free installation for all three drives. Removal of drives is very straightforward.

Cons: Didn't buy more

Other Thoughts: I had somewhat high expectations based on the reputation of the Icy Dock brand. Taking a chance, I procured this to fill a specialized expansion application in a ThinkServer 140. Installation was easier than using tool-free cases. When an SSD or 2.5" HDD is inserted into an available bay on the dock, there's a tactile feedback that lets you know the drive isn't going anywhere! This is a viable option for applications such as making your own NAS with traditional consumer-grade computer cases that may not have enough drive bays. Well thought out product that should stand the test of time.

OCZ Trion 100 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Big boost for an aging laptop 11/24/2015

This review is from: OCZ Trion 100 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TRN100-25SAT3-240G

Pros: Very low price via Shell Shocker deal. Solid construction. Firmware was already up to date out of the box. Capacity per dollar. Improved warranty.

Cons: Not the fastest drive around based upon benchmarks from a myriad of review sites. No data migration software included. No 2.5" to 3.5" adapter bracket included. None of these are worth deducting an egg from the score, but they should be noted.

Other Thoughts: This SSD replaced an almost-dead traditional Toshiba 5400RPM disk in a Thinkpad Edge laptop. The laptop itself was taking an unbearable amount of time to load basic things such as a web browser. While the Sandy Bridge-based processor isn't the fastest thing under the sun, the level of performance out of this laptop was worse than a Celeron-based Gigabyte BRIX unit I have on-hand. Using a free tool, I cloned the hard drive to the 240GB Trion SSD and took all precautions when physically replacing the internal drive. Upon boot, the Thinkpad has additional gusto! The laptop won't be mistaken for a current-gen Ultrabook, but it will be able to provide continued years of service thanks to the OCZ solution. I've recently implemented another one of these units in a heav utilization scenario. Time will tell if it holds up, but the warranty is acceptable if a failure occurs.

StarTech 6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Well constructed power adapter 11/24/2015

This review is from: StarTech 6" 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter SATAPOWADAP

Pros: Surprisingly solid build quality, and reliable for converting two molex adapters on an Antec HCG-620 PSU.

Cons: Price feels a bit high, but StarTech does make some solid products.

Other Thoughts: I've used two of these adapters in an effort to leverage the only Molex modular power cable that came with my PSU. Reliably converts the power interface for both an external docking bay and a Blu-Ray burner.


James R.'s Profile

Display Name: James R.

Date Joined: 12/11/01

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/28/04
  • Last Review: 11/24/15
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