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Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Stop suppressing bad reviews 09/02/2014

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Many DOA drives reported and reviews quashed.

Cons: Stop removing reviews that warn people against buying this defective product.

Other Thoughts: Awaiting the delivery of a replacement drive that will probably be as dead as the last one.

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Rosewill RX-358 U3C SLV Aluminum / Plastic 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good quality and nice looking for a fair price. Quiet and effective fan. Use with eSATA or USB 3.0 and all cables are included.

Cons: The blue LEDs are insanely bright. Others have mentioned it but you have no idea until you see them in a dark room. They really need to tone these down, I almost took an egg off for it. Some kind of base would be nice when standing them edge-wise.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these and run one each on USB 3.0 and eSATA, both of which work fine with 3TB HDDs. Would have preferred black, but the silvers were $10 a pop cheaper.

Installation or removal of a drive involves 10 (yes, TEN) screws. Not a big deal, but you won't be using these for quick-swap applications.

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SAMSUNG SCX-3405W All-In-One Laser Printer- Up to 21 ppm Monochrome Wireless 802.11b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Small, cheap multi-function printer.

Cons: Very hard to configure and impossible to use WiFi without firmware upgrade, which is not available on the Samsung web site. Toner was already down to 70% and a new one will cost as much as the machine. Are you feeling lucky?

Other Thoughts: I read the reviews and did a lot of web research so I was aware of configuration issues. If you aren't technically minded you probably should buy something else. I run all Linux and setting it up on CUPS with USB connection was simple with the SULDR drivers from bchemnet though wireless was not possible.

Even firing up the seldom-used dual boot Win7 installation on my laptop and using the latest software from Samsung it would not work. Searching and digging turned up newer firmware from a third party site. After flashing that, WiFi setup worked instantly using the Windows software and I was able to manually configure CUPS to use those settings. The bchemnet tools would not run on my Arch Linux machines due to library issues.

For those having trouble with DHCP changing the IP address, I set my router to always assign the same address to machines that regularly connect to my network. Whenever it wakes up it always gets the same one, problem solved.

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Display Name: Ron D.

Date Joined: 06/14/03

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  • First Review: 03/17/12
  • Last Review: 09/02/14
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