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Pros: I purchased this drive 6/2012 and thought I would do a follow up so far.
Cons: Samsung tech support is by far the worst in the industry. If you buy this drive, don't count on getting any warranty help with the drive, they will shuffle you around until you give up. Believe me, I know.
Other Thoughts: Now on to why I had to deal with Samsung tech support. About a year in, my drive failed to boot just like everyone else. A couple restarts later it came back but at severely reduced speeds. This went on for about a week, until one day nothing would make it boot.
So now I submit a trouble ticket to Samsung on their website. Nothing. I emailed them with my trouble ticket number. Nothing. I finally called and was told my ticket number didn't exist. After waiting on hold and getting transferred around, I finally got a tech guy who put me on hold and hung up on me. Called again. Got another ticket number and a bunch of things to try. Have a nice day. Things still didn't work so I emailed the tech guy at his email with my ticket number. Nothing.
I give up. So I pulled the drive out of my computer, cables still attached, with the idea of putting in an old drive and doing a restore. For the heck of it, I restarted my computer once more just for the heck of it. It worked, and my speed was normal. I ran it out of the box for a couple days without any problems, so I decided to put the drive back in. Dead again.
Anyway, it turned out that the SATA cable (and I tried several) does not seem to fit tight in the back of the drive and works loose. I bought a new SATA cable and put a bead of hot glue around the plug after I inserted it to keep it tight. It has been 7 months now and the drive is still working flawless at the advertised speeds.
Great drive still, but I will never buy another Samsung product again after the experience I had with their service.
This review is from: Rosewill RCAD-11003 USB3.0 Adapter For IDE/SATA Device
Pros: This is an amazing little product. I have used it to repair computers and recover data unavailable by any other method. USB 3.0 makes file transfer fast. Never had it fail to read a drive, even some 15 year old drives.
Other Thoughts: Connect the power first. When the drive spins up, then plug into USB. Works every time.
When I first got this, my drives weren't showing up in Explorer and I thought the product was defective. I found out that if you use a lot of different flash drives, your computer assigns and reserves drive letters for these flash drives in case you plug them in again.
For some reason with this device
Win 7 has a hard time assigning drive letters if a few of the lower letters are being reserved for flash drives. So if that happens to you, use a hard drive utility like Paragon and manually assign a drive letter.
This review is from: MOTOROLA SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
Pros: Bought it to replace my Charter modem after they raised the rental fee to $9 month. Setup and activation was a breeze with a simple call to charter.
Faster. Went from 28mbsdown and 3mbs up, to 40mbs down and 4.5mbs up. Impressive.
Has more vents and seems to run cooler while gaming or heavy downloading of files.
Cons: Lights are way too bright, even after covering with black tape.
Not a con, but I wish it came in black.