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Pros: Bought this for my wife to easily back-up her lap top, promised simplicity a big plus.
Storage capacity is as advertised
Cons: Press the device button for back-up did not work. No instructions apart from press the button so ignored the icon on the desk top for a while. Then, after tiring of pressing the button, opened the icon and launched the back-up program for "Documents" which worked.
Tried to back-up other files only to find that the back-up program had disappeared. Tried to download, no site connection for program down loads.
Accessed the Scandisk support site and found faq for download program: answer "The answer to this question is no longer available". Scandisk obviously in a considerable state of muddle.
The product is not what I expected. RMA
Other Thoughts: Had believed that the back-up program would be able to create a disk image to enable complete hard drive restoration. From my brief encounter with the back-up program, I now doubt that it (if it ever resurfaces) has that capability. If this is the case then, as one reviewer has opined, the program is of very limited utility.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Tripp Lite U233-006-PP-R 6 ft. Dark Gray USB 2.0 PC/PC Easy File Transfer Cable
Pros: Software embedded so no need to install drivers. Introductions says "Transfer ... files.. speeds up to 480 Mbps."
Cons: Specifications say ""Max line rate Over 12 Mbps, Up to 20 Mbps" Irrespective of these conflicting claims, this device is SLOW. At first I was sure it was not responding. The drive directories, especially Windows 7, load excruciatingly slowly. Then if you select a large sub-directory, you are in for another very long wait before that loads.
It is so SLOW as to be useless.
Other Thoughts: The device is so bulky that it takes up two USB slots (plugged into one but the adjacent is covered so can not be used).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Well designed layout, adequate spec. (not into gaming, except Flight Sim), well written manual, and good website, easy bios updating.
Cons: RMA'd: thanks NewEgg. Bought this to replace a Asus M2A-VM (not NewEgg, and not a good choice) that went south within a week. The M3A (new installation) was eratic from the start but I blamed the disc drives (Seagate 500 GB - lots of bad reviews on these; gought four and they are fine) so spent a lot of time chasing down this non issue. Board problem was the bios not always properly identifying the HD (never a problem with the CD drive) so would not boot and sometimes would deformat the drive. Bios update had no effect (ASUS seem to be running at monthly bios updates).
Other Thoughts: Have had past reliability problems with Asus boards during the first week or so, including a replacement for a friend's Dell; said to be refurbished, but I believe repackaged was the truth. Problem is that the same is the case with the other manufacturers (Intel??) so I stick with ASUS and the M3A.READ FULL REVIEW