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WD Green WD40EZRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Reputable manufacturer.
Highest amount of storage for the lowest price as of the day I'm writing this review.
Green drives are very quiet, and despite what some people think, can be quite sturdy and reliable.

Cons: DOA (Defective On Arrival). Allow me to explain what I mean. The drive did work for a few hours, but disappears from Windows altogether at seemingly random intervals. I was able to copy files to it and run a benchmark on it.

This means that this particular drive I received, along with many other defective drives of this same model, are capable of passing a benchmarking test at the factory as if they are fully working, but were actually defective. WD may want to do a silent recall and double check this model.

As another reviewer said, a defective drive adds about ten seconds to boot times since the motherboard knows something is plugged in but can't recognize the device. This usually only happens to old hard drives that are about to die.

Other Thoughts: Some people are getting functional drives, some people like me are getting the defective ones. Be wary of buying this particular model. I've got a lot of faith in WD and I won't think twice about buying from them again. Just have to be a bit more careful about which drives I get from them.

ADATA DashDrive UV128 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model AUV128-64G-RBE
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: the case is a calming aqua color

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: i sometimes don't read enough reviews before buying things

Vantec 2.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs It does nothing 08/01/2014

This review is from: Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2

Pros: N/A

Cons: Power brick was not functional. Could not provide power to either of the drives I plugged into it. I moved it to different outlets and double checked the connections. Clearly it's defective.

There may be a lot of these defective Vantec products on the market, as this purchase did not come from Newegg. Don't buy this product from any vendor unless you like chancing a high likelihood of getting something that just doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: There was a shard of plastic stuck in the male end of the molex adapter on the end of the power brick large enough to block the connection. I had to fish it out with a knife. After that the brick still couldn't provide power.

Wish I could have said something positive but I just couldn't. It just doesn't work, and it's very poorly made.


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Display Name: Matthew S.

Date Joined: 09/01/07

  • Reviews: 15
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  • First Review: 10/04/07
  • Last Review: 01/12/15
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