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Rosewill Armer RX200-APU3-25B External 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Forgot to mention in my previous post... Throughput is right where it should be. I'm seeing 133MB/s average read and 77MB/s average write using HD Tune Pro. That is very close to the Intel 320 80GB specs.

Cons: See previous review.

Rosewill Armer RX200-APU3-25B External 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Nice quality. Extremely fast assembly. Out of the box, took less than 10 seconds to install drive.

Works perfectly with both of my old 80GB Intel 320 SSDs.

Cons: Cable is ridiculously short. Drive has to hang from port in most cases.

LED color is reversed in my opinion. It lights up blue if it's USB 2.0 and green if it's USB 3.0. Considering that a USB 3.0 port is identified by it's blue color shouldn't the LED light up blue to indicate it's plugged in to a USB 3.0 port?

Other Thoughts: Tempted to to whip out my soldering iron and flip the SMD LED around. The blue/green thing bugs me that much.

Wish the USB cable was longer and wrapped around the case like one of the StarTech models.

Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K 120V, Self-Contained Portable Air Conditioning Unit
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: All of the pro from my previous review still apply.

Warranty replacement of the unit was perfect after it died. Tripp Lite sent me a brand new unit free of charge.

Cons: My experience with this unit turned out to be the same as the consumer room air conditioning units. It developed an annoying squeak about a year after I got it. this was a high pitched plastic rubbing on plastic squeak. I did tons of things to try and stop it but nothing helped.

14 months in to it's life, the unit died. It's evaporator would freeze in to a solid block of ice. (Low refrigerant problem.)

Other Thoughts: I'd happily pay extra for a heavy duty unit that wouldn't die every 14 months. I thought that was what I was getting with the Tripp Lite over the consumer Royal Sovereign units. I guess not.

The moral of the story is not to mess with these portable units if you need a reliable unit that will run for years 24/7. Instead, get a ductless mini split system with low ambient operation. Yeah, they are $3-5k but at least they will last. The nice thing about them is that if you are in a plenum environment with a decent ceiling space or warehouse nearby, you can put the condenser there.


Benjamin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin S.

Date Joined: 12/16/09

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 07/12/10
  • Last Review: 10/16/15
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