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2 Port USB 2.0 MONITOR VIDEO VGA KVM Switch Switchbox for Control 2 Computers PC Without Cables
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Powers on as soon as usb cord is plugged into PC1 or PC2 (other KVMs of this size I've used at work sometimes require the VGA cord to be plugged in as well before it will turn on).
-Any USB device plugged into the USB1-3 slots is usable on the selected system.
-Simple setup and efficient.
-Extremely cost-effective.
-Compact.

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: As far as I could tell the easiest method of running multiple systems with a single keyboard/mouse is a KVM. I didn't need the VGA/monitor features all I wanted was to see if this device would allow me to use my favorite keyboard on both my systems. Essentially I wanted to use this as a USB switch and for the price I figured it was worth a shot. Turns out, it met if not exceeded my expectations. Now my ergonomic mouse and keyboard can be used on my iMac and my PC at the push of a button. Theoretically you could even plug in a USB 2.0 hub for more USB devices that you won't have to physically move over between systems. I haven't tested this with a USB hub but I don't see why it wouldn't work. There are other "USB Switches" that have less USB ports and are more expensive. I normally don't write reviews but I figured if I was curious about the USB functionally maybe someone else would find this review helpful. I'll update my review if I ever have need of the monitor aspect; however, I recommend this product regardless.

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Rosewill 4-Pin Female Molex to 15-Pin Male SATA Adapter (RA-MOLEX-SATA)
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Inexpensive hard drive fix 05/21/2014

This review is from: Rosewill 4-Pin Female Molex to 15-Pin Male SATA Adapter (RA-MOLEX-SATA)

Pros: Converts the power supply's female SATA cord to a female molex.

Cons: Due to the size and the horizontal setup of the hard drive I can no longer close the case.

Other Thoughts: I work in IT at the nearby college and loading 2 hard drives in my Optiplex 760 testing tower put too much strain on the hard drive's SATA power connector and it broke the plastic housing right off and bent the pins so it was unusable. Luckily the SATA data connector was undamaged and the drive had the alternative molex power—where this adapter came in handy. It saved me from having to buy another PCB from a shady site not to mention install it. The drive has been on for 2 weeks now. No issues. The pros definitely outweigh the cons. Thank you Rosewill!

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JAAKKO N.'s Profile

Display Name: JAAKKO N.

Date Joined: 12/04/07

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/21/14
  • Last Review: 10/21/14
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