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ORICO 2588US3-BK Tool-Free USB 3.0 2.5-inch SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Adapter Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Really rubbish, poor transfer rate / doesn't work on certain computers 09/03/2014

This review is from: ORICO 2588US3-BK Tool-Free USB 3.0 2.5-inch SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Adapter Case

Pros: Cheap

Cons: This device shouldn't be on the market. The speed is 1%-10% of the expected transfer rate for USB 2.0 on one computer and absolutely refuses to reliably transfer on two other computers. Tested other cables and other enclosures, and they're all fine.

Even worse, the plastic lid allows pressure to be transferred to the hard drive's lid, making a horrendous (and certainly damaging) grinding sound if gently depressed.

HP 27xi Silver / Black 27
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Stunning display and no dead pixels! A bit of isopropanol assisted in un-debranding the monitor.

Cons: Can't get used to TN monitors anymore :D

Galaxy 65IGH8DL7AXX GeForce GTX 650 Ti GC 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap

Cons: The card displays serious artifacts on two different monitors (though DVI), on a system and monitor that work flawlessly with another video card. The artifacts begin immediately at boot (in the CMOS/BIOS/EFI) and continues throughout the boot process and into the OS. So it's time to RMA it, right?

Galaxy's Tech Support is amazingly convoluted. I used to work in a computer shop. So I've RMA'd for pretty much every parts manufacturer (Asus, Intel, AMD, MSI, Hitachi-IBM, WD, Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, Abit ... you name it, I've RMA'd it). Galaxy's requires signifantly more hoops to be jumped through than anyone else.

Once you do that, Galaxy are professionals at stonewalling you.

I describe the issue has above, paraphrased, from emails:
Galaxy: What OS are you using? Does it work with other monitors? Have you cleaned the contacts?
Me: It happens before boot (sent them screenshots), happens on two monitors, etc
Galaxy: Have you updated drivers
Galaxy: What is the card's temperature when this happens?
Me: IT HAPPENS WITHIN 5 SECONS OF BOOT. The card is at room temperature!

I have no confidence this issue will ever be resolved. So if you opt to get a Galaxy card, and you need to go through the RMA, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Other Thoughts: Splurge $10 more and buy some other card. Save the hours of headache.


Kai Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Kai Z.

Date Joined: 08/03/04

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 04/08/06
  • Last Review: 09/03/14
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