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Rosewill SP-6340 2.1 Subwoofer Speaker System for Gaming, Music and Movies, 35W RMS
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Outstanding Valuie, pretty good sound 10/09/2014

This review is from: Rosewill SP-6340 2.1 Subwoofer Speaker System for Gaming, Music and Movies, 35W RMS

Pros: At low volumes, the sound quality is VERY good for this price. I listen to classical internet stations (256 and 320KB MP3), and full-range CDs.
Provides connectivity for Computer plus one portable device, via the small :) volume control module. ALL necessary cables for two such devices are included, and there is a headphone jack. The "control module" provides swithcing between computer and "aux" input. The subwoofer/amplifier provides another volume control, plus "bass" and "treble" tone controls.

Cons: Major nitpick - the satellite speaker cables are only about 5' long, so the placement of the subwoofer is limited. You might want to buy a M/F RCA stereo cord (NOT M/M), in order to reach a longer distance to the "further" of your two satellites. All other cords and adapters are included.
In comparison to "high-end HiFi" or live performances, the sound lack "airiness" and location "focus". But that comparision is against a spearate receiver+more expensive speakers, at 4x the price, much larger component sizes, and 3x the power consumption.
Tiny nitpick - it would be more convenient if the powerswtich was on the front of the subwoofer module, or on the top of the module (next to volume and tone controls). It's on the lower back side of the module, a hard place to reach.

Other Thoughts: Outstanding replacement for $20 "computer speakers".

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Fantom Drives 3TB USB 3.0 / eSATA Professional Aluminum External Hard Drive GFP3000EU3
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Linux Compatible as well. Just divide the drive into multiple partitions (NTFS, EXT4, whatever). But, be sure to test the drive during formatting (or before formatting) - mine has lots of bad blocks, and they weren't marked at the factory. :(

The aluminum enclosure helps to keep it cool as well.

Cons: Lots of unmarked bad blocks are present in my drive.

Using USB 3.0, read/write testing of my Linux partition (ext4, 1.6TB, 'e2fsck -vcck /dev/sdc2') will take about 40 hours. Maybe that issue is caused by my MB interface, but I have just bought an eSATA bracket, so that I can run with that interface on the back of the computer.

Other Thoughts: So, if you buy this drive, be SURE to read/write test for bad blocks - before or during format of the drive. Without such testing, your backups can't be trusted.

I'm using the drive for backups, not "production".

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Fantom Drives 3TB USB 3.0 / eSATA Professional Aluminum External Hard Drive GFP3000EU3
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Big drive, dual interfaces, enclosure with fan. Doesn't try to draw power from USB (12VDC plugin adapter included).

Cons: Seems nice, until I tried to use it. The drive shows clean statistics on SMART, but contains numerous bad blocks.

Drive contains numerous unmarked bad blocks (should have been caught and marked at the factory.) Fortunately, Linux/EXT4 detected the failed blocks upon writing them. I'm now running an fsck 'badblocks' read/write test.

Other Thoughts: Planned usage is only for backups. USB 3.0 might be faster than USB 2.0, but the drive is large. The Linux partition is 1.6TB, and it will take about 40 hours to finish the read/write test cycle. (I just bought eSATA bracket to provide for faster transfers.)

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Date Joined: 07/27/04

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  • Last Review: 10/09/14
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