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This review is from: Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: Very fast and easy to use. With that said, I have 2 drives. One purchase some time back and the new one. Waited to purchase the latest one due to a Data Clone program short fall. Now before everyone gives me a hard time I have used Acronis for years with no trouble. Latest version of Acronis is useless if you run Win8 with a laptop with UEFI BIOS. It will not boot from the bootable medial Acronis software makes. Spent 10 hours or more online and on the phone with Acronis support. Never did make a clone of my existing drive to the new Crucial drive (not a fault of the Crucial drive). I finally gave up and purchased a product coded by Paragon. Paragon software is a little clunky, however it works great. Paragon's software includes some Microsoft information that lets it boot if your BIOS have UEFI mode (which I think all Win8 OS's have)..
So with all of this long winded chatter the Crucial M500 SSD is perfect and if you have a laptop and want to clone your existing drive, remove the old drive and install the new Crucial drive and be up and running with no fuss, this is the combo for you.
Cons: The only con would be if you want to use the SSD drive in a desktop unit, the package does NOT include a drive adapter for the larger desktop drive bays.
Other Thoughts: Get it you will love it. Here are a couple real life comparisons with an HP I5 laptop-
Old boot time 16 seconds new 10
Old shutdown time 12 seconds, new 7
Launch IE old time 14 seconds, new 2
Launch Roxio old time 13 seconds new 2
Launch Quicken old time 4 seconds new 1 (or less)
This review is from: Barska AD10350 20-60x60 WP Blackhawk Spotting Scope
Cons: I was very please to see the 20 by 60 power spotting scope on sale. Price was great, shipping was free. Stated in add under warranty it could be returned if defective.
This is not really true and VERY misleading. It makes you think it can be returned to Newegg if defective. However, when you click on that link it takes you directly to Barska. I called them and they said yes, they would replace the defective scope or refund my money.
The only problem is they make you pay the return shipping directly to Barska even though the product was defective out of the box.
The return shipping for the bulky box was over $25. Plus it had to be insured.
I decided to save myself lots of headaches and gave it away.
Just junk! Not clear optics, tripod to flimsy to use scope even at minimum power. Pretty storage case though.
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