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Pros: Nice, small, nano-like design. Doesn't take up more than it's fair share of space. Meaning you can still occupy another USB port next to it when installed. Cap is included for ease of transport/protection from shorting out. Activity indicator LED is nice and not overly bright. 300 Mbps is advertised. It will achieve this when networking between PCs/devices, but will not always run at this peak speed. WPS, Soft AP mode, and works on b/g/n networks. Plastic construction doesn't feel too cheap. Included driver mini-CD. Windows 7 compatible (unsure about Win8/8.1/10). Another decent Rosewill product.
Cons: Nothing to hold the cap with the device itself, which would have been a plus. Cap is really small and easy to lose. Does get hot when downloading large files, or after extended use. Plastic instead of metal construction is a big downside. Use of metal would have acted as a built in heat sink and helped with longer lifespan. Fake brushed metal feel on the plastic gives the illusion of quality, but I don't really believe this will last more than a year or less. Oh well...
Other Thoughts: I bought this because I needed wireless on my custom desktop. I hate using PCIe Wifi cards as they are ugly, kind of bulky, and ruin the custom look of the interior of my PC. Having a side panel window makes it hard to hide things like these. It's much easier to just get a little USB Wifi card and put in in the back, out of the way. I used this with 60Mb/s internet and it performed pretty well. I've had it running for about a week now, with no connection issues as of yet. Others are complaining about how it will randomly disconnect. This is a problem with almost all of these cheap, and even higher end, USB Wifi adapters. They wear out fast. Normally re-installing the driver every once in a while will remedy this issue. Although, it can get annoying to have to do it all of the time. Haven't tried online gaming or anything like that with this yet. Streaming HD video is no problem though. Along with cable internet, using Internet Download Manager with 8 connections per file, I got up to 8.35 MBps peak download speed. That's on a good night when bandwidth was highly available on my ISP and the server I was connected to. Does get hot when used like this for an extended period. Hope it lasts at least a little while. I have high hopes so far.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ADATA 16GB UV128 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (AUV128-16G-RBY)
Pros: These are not bad little flash drives for the price. For $6 a piece you really can't expect too much out of them. Data transfer rates are decent enough, when reading or copying files from the drives themselves. I've seen 100+ MB/s when transferring MP3s from these to my desktop or laptop. Shows pretty good read speeds for USB3. Although, the read speeds are nothing fantastic (see cons). Retractable USB connector is nice, protecting the drive from being broken or shorting out when not in use. Key chain hole to be used for ease when traveling is nice, but almost every flash drive on the market comes with this now days. At this price point, if speed is not an issue, this will suit your everyday needs quite nicely.
Cons: Made of cheap plastic, as is to be expected in this price point. You're not going to get steel or even aluminum for $6. As mentioned before the write speed is nowhere near what higher end USB3 drives can achieve. I only got up to 15 MB/s peak write, and that was only for a few seconds or so. The key chain hole is moved really far in, I'm guessing to add extra strength, but makes it hard to even attach to a key chain in the first place. Most drives use a loop around the edge of the drive itself. Just saying, could have been a better thought out design.
Other Thoughts: I got three of these in package deal for under $15. I mainly use them to store music to be played in my car stereo. So speed is not really that important to me. They get the job done and do it well. I've owned Corsair, Kingston, and PNY USB3 drives in the past that get write speeds up to 25-50 MB/s. Even beyond that. These do not at all keep up with those. I'm happy with these, because they work for the job I intended to use them for. Everyone should do that. Do your research before purchasing anything, and don't expect diamonds from a lump of coal. If you pay this little, you will receive something cheap. That's just the way it works!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: First off didn't get the E6220...not that I'm complaining, got the E6230. 4 threads, meaning it runs almost like a 4 core processor, even though it is a dual core, 4 GBs RAM, and a 320 GB HDD instead of the 250. Wow what a deal right? CHECK CONS before purchasing. Actually runs on the i5 3320M @ 2.6 GHz. I was surprised to see this variation from what I was going to be getting. B grade doesn't mean a thing really in this situation. A few nicks and dents, a small gouge out of the screen, almost unnoticeable. Very snappy response. After the 90 days I will be throwing in a 240 GB SSD and upgrading the ram to 8 GB. Not too shabby for what I paid. Gets a 5.9 on WEI. Most of that is from the HDD. I was happy that the gaming graphics scored a 6.5. Awesome for a business class ultrabook. Overall it's behaved well, "as far as it can be thrown". Just kidding. I'll wait for it to make me mad...I'm sure it will, I am an AMD guy. Only needed this for work and Serato. Also came with a backlit KB for your nightly needs. 4 stages of illumination. 1-3 and off. Very nice. Also shuts off after 10-15 secs to conserve power. GREAT!
Cons: Came with the battery, which was a 6 cell by the way, not complaining, was dislodged and would not take power at first, now will. Also the HDD was dislodged and no screws were put into place. Replaced screws and....I guess we'll see...Bad quality control at JoySystems I guess...
Other Thoughts: Thanks to Newegg and JoySytems for making my life normal. I have a huge pain in the you know what to deal with again. instead of my ex. THANKS GUYS!!!
With much love,
The Mr. Peabody