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Patriot Supersonic Xpress 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF128GXPUSB
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It has a lot of capacity
Price point was attractive compared to others

Cons: Slow writes - especially for a USB 3.0 device.

Other Thoughts: I have a fairly competent system, and I am seeing 12MB/s write speeds consistently. I guess that's a little bit more than half the theoretical max.

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Siig SC-SA0D12-S1 Superspeed usb/sata hdd dock
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Works well. 02/21/2013

This review is from: Siig SC-SA0D12-S1 Superspeed usb/sata hdd dock

Pros: solid. Fast, has a rubber-like coating. Plug and play. Works as advertised. Convenient. Use with 2GB drives. Has never failed to work with a drive (see fan issue in Cons area).

Cons: fans go out after about 6 months. Sleeve bearings start to squeal. I have multiples of these and they are all going bad. I have seagate drives that run hot and need the cooling, but I also have western digital that run cool, don't need fan. So I just take the bottom off the device, reach in and unplug the fan, put the bottom back on. No more squeal. Hesitant to use with hot Seagate drive. Cant take it apart to replace fan, looks like on/off button is glued on which is in the way of separating the case to get to the fan.

Other Thoughts: The on/off button is on the side. Sometimes when pressing I knock the whole thing over. Scared I may end up damaging a drive. Better option would have been to put the button on the top. Need to insert the drive in the top so downward pressure is already expected. Wish it had ability to support two drives simultaneously. I also have the USB 2.0 version, which allows 2 drives simultaneously. Go figure, slower bus speed, more drives :S

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Jabra Drive Bluetooth Wireless Speakerphone with Wideband/DSP Technology (100-49000001-02)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Small and compact. Built in clip for visor.

Cons: not quite loud enough, and small speaker results in poor audio quality. Stupid USB power connector (expected to be used in a car right??? Isn't that why they call it the Jabra Drive???) I want power to be hard-wired to the car's fuseblock, but the USB power adapter provided made this difficult and bulky.

Other Thoughts: It auto turns off, after which I need to move a physical switch to off, then back to on to turn back on. This is frustrating, and dangerous if driving. A better design would be to allow the device to have a mode where it is always on, or to allow it to go to sleep but easy to wake. Its usable, but not great. Two stars is accurate.

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Barron A.'s Profile

Display Name: Barron A.

Date Joined: 08/28/01

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 05/17/08
  • Last Review: 06/17/14
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