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VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Great if you like frying SSDs 05/14/2014

This review is from: VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25"/SSDs

Pros: When it worked it was fast, passed through the SMART data to the computer.

Cons: After using this device sparingly for a year or so, and of course on a high visibility project for the owner of the company, this device decided to fry the SSD i was working on. Literally. I smelled burning coming from the drive. It disconnected itself from the machine a couple times then it must have fried the controller. Thanks. Now all that data is gone.

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Hype Mini Bluetooth Keyboard for Bluetooth Enabled Phones & Tablets w/ Bluetooth 2.0 & 45 Hour Battery Life
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cool little keyboard with a ton of functionality

Cons: The OEM ran out of licenses for the software to use the keyboard with an Android phone, hence the $10 price point. When you try to activate it says "Activation failed. Please retry before using this software. Application will now close." Very very lame, as I bought this to use with my android phone!

Other Thoughts: I have not tried this keyboard with a PC or any other device, it may work fine for that. Just don't waste your money on it for an Android phone (unless you can find an app on the market that will allow you to use this bluetooth keyboard), and are okay with possibly having to spend MORE $$$ on software that supposedly comes WITH THE DEVICE.

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Corsair Force CSSD-F120GB2-BRKT 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great little drive, very fast and reliable. Had mine over a year now with no issues with the drive itself. Read and write rates as advertised. I just wish I could get another one for less than $100 (they are about 200-300 now for whatever reason) so I could do a RAID 0 set up. I will stick with Corsair for all my SSD drives from now on because of this spectacular product. Only regret is I didn't get a bigger one because I can only fit about 4 games on it (World of Warcraft, Assassins Creed II, Assassins Creed Revelations, and Star Wars: The Old Republic), but that's not a con, just due to the size of the drive.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: If you are running Windows 7 (which you should if you have an SSD) you will see that the space free may be slightly less to substantially less than it should be if you select all on the C: and right click and go to properties. This is because of your pagefile and your hiberfil.sys file. If you have a ton of RAM you will notice much less free space than you should have (because your pagefile defaults to your RAM size and you hiberfil.sys is also the size of your RAM. To get this space back, you need to reduce your pagefile size and then disable your hibernation (powercfg -h off) to reclaim this space). In my case, because I have 16GB of RAM, I saw that I had 32GB less free space than I should. It took a lot of searching to figure this out, so I hope many people can benefit from this review. I would assume this would hold true for Windows XP, if you dare run it with an SSD.

If you are running Vista, UPGRADE. Vista is Microsoft's failure OS LOL.

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Jamie R.'s Profile

Display Name: Jamie R.

Date Joined: 02/28/11

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/09/12
  • Last Review: 05/14/14
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