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Ergotron 33-310-060 Neo-Flex LCD Stand
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Monitor Stand 01/22/2014

This review is from: Ergotron 33-310-060 Neo-Flex LCD Stand

Pros: STABLE! Looks good, great price, secure attachment to monitor, able to do many adjustments, holds the adjustment perfectly without gorilla gripping or "giving out"

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: This is the second ERGOTRON 33-310-060 Neo-Flex LCD Stand I have bought. These are great monitor stands that last. The first stand is 3 years old and has performed perfectly. One should note, that 23-24" monitors will not be able to turn vertically straight up and down as the stand is not quite tall enough. The information to understand this is listed in the product information, so it does not deserve an egg subtraction. All-in-all, these are solid stands for horizontal mounting of wide screen monitors up to 24" (possibly 25" - depending on weight.).

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Toshiba Q Series Pro HDTS325XZSTA 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Low price, great performance, easy install with spacer, big name with good reputation, nice work with optimizing the top secret controller! A couple of months of steady use by a teacher and a college student for games, lesson plans, you name it and they are still running and performing great! They are a tremendous value thus far. Great packaging too! A small solid box with a firm one piece air pillow encasing the drive which was, as expected, inside an anti-static bag.

Cons: Finding information about these drives is very difficult. Toshiba tech support was even clueless about these drives while helping me find the cloning software that the documentation states comes with the drive. See "Other Thoughts."

Other Thoughts: By gosh, that young man at Toshiba Tech Support wasn't going to stop until he resolved the issue and resolve it he did! It turns out the cloning software is a free download at the software maker's site. This software comes preloaded on Toshiba HHDs and installs when the drive is first activated (according to Tech Sup). Toshiba's SSD pcb has an unused spot for a DRAM chip that is usually used for caching. Reviewer speculation is the caching is built into the controller. Of the few professional reviews I was able to find, the performance of this drive and the torture tests indicating dependability was right up there with the rest of the big names. What is lacking with it's no-bling look and top secret technical information is more than makes up for with value and performance. I am thinking two more may be a nice addition to each computer

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StarTech SAT3510U3V Aluminum / Plastic 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Well built, sale price, heat dissipating aluminum, features, good data transfer rates, accepted drive capacity

Cons: Unsure how hot drives are getting with no way to monitor, lack of active cooling

Other Thoughts: I have had two of these enclosures and have used them for over a year for external drive backups. So far, everything is fine. The outside of the aluminum gets very warm, even a bit hot after awhile during use. Since aluminum dissipates heat well, that could simply be the answer as it seems the drives are staying cool. SMART had not been tripped when the drives were removed to check them in a system. This is why I went with 5 eggs. These enclosure are worth buying, but if they are on a special or rebate.

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Display Name: James S.

Date Joined: 02/11/02

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  • First Review: 02/21/03
  • Last Review: 01/22/14
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