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SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB OTG Flash Drive Model SDDD-032G-A46
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Versatile, compact, but not USB 3.0 05/24/2014

This review is from: SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB OTG Flash Drive Model SDDD-032G-A46

Pros: I can see a few good uses for this. One good use would be to store movies on from your computer and take it on the go to watch them on your phone. It would also be quite handy during meetings if you need to transfer something like an email attachment with a presentation file from our phone to the computer connected to the projector.

-Very small
-Works with Cyanogenmod 10
-Very cool design
-USB + micro USB may make it worth only being USB 2.0

Cons: It is not USB 3.0. This is enough to knock of one egg since for the ame price, you can usually get a 32GB flash drive with USB 3.0. However the micro USB may make it worth buying depending on what you are looking for.

-Not USB 3.0
-Caps can slide in fairly easily (still has a solid click though)

Other Thoughts: These tests were done with 2GB files.

USB 3.0 (Backwards compatible)
Read: 19-22 MB/s Avg: 20 MB/s
Write: 12-15 MB/s Avg: 13 MB/s

USB 2.0 (Laptop)
Read: 10-16 MB/s Avg: 14 MB/s
Write: 10-12 MB/s Avg: 11 MB/s

Galaxy S3
Read: 8-14 MB/s Avg: 10 MB/s
Write: 9-12 MB/s Avg: 9 MB/s

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APC Back-UPS Pro 500 BG500 500VA 300W 4 Outlets UPS
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works well but a bit of overkill 04/06/2014

This review is from: APC Back-UPS Pro 500 BG500 500VA 300W 4 Outlets UPS

Pros: Network interface:
I really like the network interface. It is well designed and looks very sleek. There are even nice images to show things like overall load and remaining battery. The options are very clear on what they do.

Smart ports:
I really like the 2 smart ports. Sometimes my server does not restart correctly and it requires a manual power off and on. This way, I will be able to do that without even being at my house. This battery system even has a feature that lets it power off and on networking equipment plugged into either one of the 2 smart ports if it detects the loss of internet connectivity.

Master port:
This is more for energy saving if you are using this for your computer and not networking. It allows you to plug your computer into the master and plug things like your monitor and speakers into the others. When your computer turns on, it turns on the other ports. This can save you money since things use a bit of energy even when they are off.

High load on battery:
A kind of cool test I tried is running my home computer system off of this. I plugged my computer, monitor, networking eqp, etc into this and shut of the source power. It was the coolest thing when my computer was still on but not plugged into the wall. The indicator said that the setup could be maintained for a bit over an hour which would be pretty awesome.

Overview:
-Nice interface (with lots of options)
-Good for networking
-Good for power saving on home computer
-Long operation off of battery alone
-Cheap replacement batteries ($16)

Cons: Battery level indicator:
One problem with this is when I was testing the battery, I fully charged it and then shut of the source power. Immediately it said the battery only had 70% battery, not 100%. That makes me not sure how accurate that indicator is.

Large:
This is a pretty large unit. It looks nice and all but it will still take up quite a bit of space.

Cost:
With this unit being around $300, I cannot recommend this for everyone. Most people do not even need a backup battery unless they are doing important things on their computer that cannot automatically save or something.

Other Thoughts: For anyone who needs a backup battery, this is a very nice one. I am definitely using this in my network setup.

Uses:
1. Network management and backup
2. Home computer backup

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SDCZ88-128G-G46
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Looks great, works well, speed not as much 03/06/2014

This review is from: SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SDCZ88-128G-G46

Pros: Build Quality:
The build quality of this drive seems pretty solid. The USB plug must have a spring or something because it pops in and out very smoothly. It almost feels like a switchblade would feel.

Look:
This drive is one of the cooler looking ones I have. It looks sleek and is not too wide so you probably will not have problems fitting it next to another USB device.

Overview:
-sleek look
-good build quality
-stays fairly cool under stress
-large capacity
-no memory loss yet

Cons: Performance testing:
These tests are done copying files over 1GB to and from a non-primary SSD so the only speed bottleneck is form the flash drive itself.

Write:
Range= 120-170MB/s
Avg= 160MB/s
Peak= 260MB/s

Read:
Range= 190-300MB/s
Avg= 240MB/s
Peak= 2.2GB/s

Speed:
Depending on how I did it, the speed doesn't seem outstanding. The read seems pretty good but I was a bit disappointed with he write. The peaks that I show were very short lived. They only lasted for the first fraction of a second. The speed overall decreased pretty rapidly. In other words, it would start off fast but quickly become slower as it read/wrote a file.

Overview:
-speed not quite what I expected
-rapid decreasing of speed

Other Thoughts: Reliability with flash drives:
SanDisk is usually a very good company for reliable flash drives but usually when you get a flash drive over 64GB it can have some memory problems. I did not run into that with this one but I have only had it for a couple weeks.

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Date Joined: 12/01/10

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