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HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5
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1 out of 5 eggs Do not buy this HDD 02/21/2014

This review is from: HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 0S03503 Black

Pros: 4TB's at a low price.

Cons: No power button.
Freezed all the time.
Freezing so much now im sure its going to die soon.
Freezes up my computer when shut down or even boot up to the point that i have to unplug it to kill what ever processes it's so slowly trying to compute.

Other Thoughts: I gave it 3 Eggs before, if i could now i would give it 0

It was fast when i got it, its so slow now that everything i do takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

It's going to die soon.

Do not buy this drive. Waste of money.

HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5
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3 out of 5 eggs Slow - Unsure of Dependability - Cheap 12/17/2013

This review is from: HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 0S03503 Black

Pros: 4Tb's at a low price. Made by Hitachi which is a seemingly trusted brand.

Cons: *Before you read, let it be known that my computer is a beast. None of these issues are related to any internal hardware. thank you. now read.*

No on off switch - If you want to disconnect it you literally unplug the USB or Power, which at any time the HDD could be running, i feel very uneasy doing so. (and you have to a lot w/ this drive cause it freezes during loading or won't mount)

Slow slow slow slow - It takes about 2 to 5 minutes every time you want to open it to refresh itself (i have about 3.5 tb's used) when you have a lot of space used up. This is normal for a E-HDD but this one will do it even after its refreshed. I will literally open a folder, wait a minute, hit back, open the same folder and some times it will take even longer to refresh.

Lag Explorer.exe crash. <- says it all. It will take so long to refresh at times it crashed my explorer.

Mounting issues - When i boot my pc (this just started happening) the dang thing doesnt even mount. Windows will recognize it but it wont mount. That means i have to UNPLUG THE POWER while the HDD is spinning and loading to get it to work... w...t...h... im guessing its not the HDD itself, but the USB interface.

Other Thoughts: With everything I've said in the Cons section starting to arise (lag, slow loading, not mounting and having to DC the power, freezing) I'm afraid this HDD is going to die and all my valuable information is going to die with it. Buy at your own risk. I'd stick with Western Digital or Seagate. I don't trust Samsung after i had a HDD die twice in a 3 month span and the third arrival was DOA (this was before their refurbish as new scam came to light)

ASUS XONAR DSX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
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Pros: - Great Sound Quality
- Great for speakers
- Easy to manually install (no power due to pci-e)
- Easy to install software
- Best for the 25 - 100 dollar range
- Software is user friendly (basic onboard style settings)

Cons: - Little amplification for Audiophile Headphones (Cans Fool!)
I bought this card because I read its specs (192KHz, 24-bit) and knew that it would perform and i could tweek it to get what sound I wanted but the actual output is lacking. Possibly because its pci-e and has no power plugs like standard pci? I had an HT Striker before standard pci and it could punch a lot of output to quality headphones. I listen to music as loud as i can without it hurting physically w/ the greatest amount of level bass. So yeah...->
- The Drivers, effects and EQ
You would think, hey man maybe you could correct that output issue in the software/drivers? You can raise the audio level a little more in the "audiocenters" "mixer" just enough to merit the question "Why was it even lowered stock?". The Effects are in the style of basic onboard cards a la realtek (exact actually and i don't use that stuff/fluff anyways so w/e). The EQ is your basic winamp or realtek style which is always nice but i expected more (asking too much?).

Other Thoughts: Don't let my title and review scare you, this card gives amazing sound at a great low cost. It will blow any mobo/onboard audio in quality and performance of course with these specs. The EQ is always capable of tweaking and getting that sound you want for whatever style of music you listen to. I didn't want to spend more than 80 dollars and this was the best for that price range and i would purchase it again. I was just hoping for a diamond in the rough I guess


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Display Name: Christopher Z.

Date Joined: 12/20/06

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 07/24/07
  • Last Review: 02/21/14
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