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VANTEC NexStar NST-D300SU3 Plastic 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Started having issues after a year 06/23/2014

This review is from: VANTEC NexStar NST-D300SU3 Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" SATA USB3.0 & eSATA SuperSpeed Hard Drive Dock

Pros: USB 3.0

Cons: Has trouble reading drives. Plug things into the old USB 2.0 dock and it works fine there. I tried swapping cables and several computers and it still has an issue.

Crucial M500 CT120M500SSD1 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap

Cons: If you ever have to send this drive back, be prepared to be hassled to death. They bug you for a receipt even though the drive is less than a year old. Then they send you back refurbished drives which have issues. Just save yourself some hassle and get a faster Intel or Samsung SSD.

The best part is when they try and refuse to send you a drive back saying you haven't tested it enough --- The stupid drive disappears when I put it under a load ---- I don't have problems with ANY other SSD and this does this in multiple computers.... What further testing do I need to do?

Other Thoughts: The drive is less than 3 years old --- How could the drive not be under warranty?

Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast - Booting with a 7200 RPM 320GB hard disk was 31 seconds to get to the start menu and 50 seconds before hard disk activity drops to nothing. With the SSD installed the system was full booted and the SSD was idle at 25 seconds. Office opens instantly.
3 Year Warranty

Cons: Does not support encryption (At least according to Intel). Had to RMA it because of this :-(

Other Thoughts: Same PCB as the Intel 520, so I wouldn't be surprised if it does do encryption and Intel just won't fess up to it.


Jonathan B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonathan B.

Date Joined: 01/05/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 07/18/11
  • Last Review: 06/23/14
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