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Cons: First of all, this is a 6.0 gb/s HDD, not 3.0 gb/s. Sounds like a deal, except that isn't what I wanted. Second, there was no software. The description says there's free Acronis True Image WD Edition cloning software included. Not. Thirdly, this HDD has caused the computer to crash twice losing valuable data. I will be returning this product.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's cheap. It looks good. It has plenty of room. It has a card reader. It has tool-less assembly. Good ventilation with plenty of slots for fans. There's an HDD fan. It has a cool, hidden optical drive bay. It has a side window.
Cons: The manual is a non-manual and bites. It takes an engineer to figure out how to install the optical drive and video card.
Other Thoughts: Someone mentioned that the PCI slot holders had to be broken to get them off the slots. Not true! Please, do yourself a favor and don't break them. It takes a little maneuvering to get them loose, but when you do it right, it's worth the effort. I have a NZXT case with the same kind of holders and I made the mistake of breaking them off trying to figure them out. Then I couldn't get the screws to thread to hold the video card and and the other slot covers in place. So, please, just take the time to understand how they work. Use a small screw driver and wiggle it GENTLY on the top of the clip to free it from the case and slide it out. You just have to look closely to discern its design. As for the other issues, it's pretty much a crapshoot. You have to just study the design and use common sense. Also, do some google searches and you'll find some forum posts that will give a few tips on how to use the USB pass through and how to connect the card reader.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's small. You can connect to the internet with either wi-fi or ethernet. It has several card readers easily accessible in the front panel.
Cons: It's so compact with everything so crammed together, especially the power supply that it gets very hot very quickly. The power supply is only 160W but that sucker heats up the top of the case so much that I swear you could fry an egg up there. Mine ultimately shut down because it got so hot. It's been sitting in my closet since 2009. I'd only had it about a year when it became really unreliable. It's OS is Vista and all the hardware is now so obsolete it's almost impossible to update anything.
Other Thoughts: I dragged it out of the closet and fired it up. It did come right on and I was able to connect it wirelessly to my router immediately. However, since my other computers are running Windows 7 it won't connect to the network because it's running Vista. I was hoping to get the pictures I left behind when it originally died but I'll probably have to burn them to a cd/dvd in order to transfer them. This computer served a purpose when I first bought it. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did, though, because of the issues with overheating. I'm currently running it on my work bench without the side panel in order to keep it from shutting down again. If you're thinking about buying this computer on another online retailer, don't It's outdated and obsolete.READ FULL REVIEW