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Crucial MX200 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I had a bad experience with 2 SSD drives I bought several years ago. After only a few weeks they basically went to a read only state. After reboot anything you deleted was still there and files you copied were not. Also the speed was no faster than a standard drive. After reading so many people raving about the incredible speed of the new drives and tests where they often outlived regular drives I decided to try again. I couldn’t believe how fast these drives are. Before, the time from entering your password until the C drive dropped off from 100% was about 2 and a half minutes. Any program you tried to bring up during that time was very slow to load. Now the time is about 40 seconds and the drive only hits about 80%. Copying between two of these drives is between 250 to 300 Mb/s. It is still much more economical for data storage to go with standard drives but 500 gig is more than enough for a system disk. They include free Acronis imaging software but I do not need it. The free version of Macruim Reflect works fine for cloning your system.

Cons: I was so impressed I bought 5 more. With regular hard drives if you can burn in them for 24 hours of repeatedly filling them to capacity with files and HD Sentinel does not show any critical SMART errors you can expect it to probably last for years. I did this with all of the SSDs I bought. One of them passed this test but when I made it my system disk it crashed several times. I filled it up again with files as a way to shred it and I got a few odd copy errors that I have not seen since FAT 32. I had plenty of time to return it so I imaged all the disks for a couple of days each as my C drive. The rest of them were OK. I made the replacement my system disk. It ran flawlessly for a couple of weeks. Burn these in as your boot disk to test them during the free replacement time. I still give this SSD 5 stars because any electronics you by will occasionally have a defective one.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg is my always my first choice for all my electronics because of their return policy with free shipping. I have bought from other sellers that expect you to pay for shipping for a DOA. I also love the way that NewEgg will NEVER settle with the trolls. Their wins set precedents that other companies can use to fight the patent extortionists. By now any troll would be crazy to come against NewEgg.

Logitech M185 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel 2.4GHz Both-Hands USB RF Wireless Mouse-Black/Red
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I regret my mistake of not buying Logitech the last time I bought a mouse. I know you are not supposed to knock other products but let's just say I bought a different major brand and had some issues with it. My computer equipment is on a shelf mounted on the side of my waterbed so I use the mouse on the bed covering. The previous mouse I purchased would sometimes be unresponsive and jerky. You don't notice the difference in the buttons at first but after a lot of use my hand would ache. I can use the Logitech for hours with no problems/

Cons: None. It operates very smoothly and is very well designed ergonomically.

4-Drawer Vertical File w/ Lock 15
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Drawers operate very smoothly with about 35 pounds in them. Latches also snap firmly in place and release easily. The price was very reasonable and shipping was free.

Cons: The box this unit ships in is completely inadequate to protect it. It came with several noticeably large dents in the back side. I was able to tap out one small ding in one of the drawers. I decided not to go to the hassle of getting it replaced because as badly as it is packaged the next one could arrive with even worse damage. You can't blame UPS when the box is so flimsy. I am far more concerned with functionality than appearance. I took photos of the damage and thought about making some sort of claim with NewEgg but just never got around to it.

Other Thoughts: This model is listed as heavy duty but the gauge of the metal was much thinner than I expected. For my home use I'm sure it will work fine for many years but I don't think it would withstand office use as long.


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Display Name: John S.

Date Joined: 01/07/09

  • Reviews: 19
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  • First Review: 04/07/13
  • Last Review: 04/24/16
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