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This review is from: StarTech USBEXTAA6IN 6" Black USB 2.0 Extension Adapter Cable
Pros: The connectors have the smoothest USB mating / sliding I have felt. I use this to avoid the friction of certain brands of USB flash drives and low-quality USB 3.0 ports which demand so much insertion force that the case is moved back.
Other Thoughts: I think I'll buy Startech's 6" USB 3.0 extension cable too.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Lexar JumpDrive S75 32 GBUSB 3.0 Flash Drive (Orange)
Pros: Really solid construction. With another company, the orange ring around the main body could come loose, but this one is well-attached.
It won't open accidentally in your pocket like some other drives.
The LED appears to be quite large, but that's probably a shadow box effect.
Cons: When used in a USB 3.0 port:
- Sometimes it is not recognized after insertion for quite a few seconds.
- For many seconds after completing a transfer, it often continues to do something for a while, garbage collection probably, as indicated by the flashing LED.
- Transfers are almost as slow as USB 2.0 drives.
Other Thoughts: As long as you consider it a USB 2.0 drive, it is fine. The problem is, of course, that customers are paying a premium for USB 3.0. I only use it in USB 2.0 ports.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very lightweight. Probably the smallest ATX case available, with the depth dimension doubtlessly being the least of any ATX case ever made. No sharp edges, except on the PCI slots after removing the punch-outs.
Cons: The steel is the thinnest I have ever seen in a computer product and is easy to deform by pressing in with fingers. There are three 5.25 compartments: the top is reserved for cables, especially from the front panel; the middle is the only fully usable one; the bottom is only usable for 1/2 or 3/4 length devices, as the depth of the case means that a DVD-CD drive will lie over your motherboard (unless it has pins there, in which case it won't even get that far). The front panel USB 3.0 cable was poorly designed and barely bends around a DVD-CD drive in the middle 5.25" compartment. The steel is charcoal gray, not black. I had to enlarge one of the holes to allow all four screws to mount the PSU. The front panel plastic is shiny and shows fingerprints.
Other Thoughts: The side fan grill can accommodate either 120mm or 140mm fans.
There's a small rectangular punch-out of some sort in the front panel covering the top 5.25" compartment.
Keep the box for moving, as the case will twist in your hands.