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This review is from: BYTECC Bracket-525 3.5" Drive/Device Transfer Bracket For 5.25" Drive Bay (Black)
Pros: None - see cons
Cons: This should have been a simple, no-brainer. Place 3 1/2" drive into bracket, secure with screws, place bracket in PC. However, the holes in the bracket do NOT line up with the holes in an industry standard 3 1/2" hard drive. What more can I say.
Other Thoughts: Bottom line: This item is not fit for purpose.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TOSHIBA 2TB Canvio Basics 3.0 External Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model HDTB120XK3CA Black
Pros: A lot of storage in a small package for a great price. Little more than the cost of the equivalent amount of DVD media! This is my new approach to backup - at least for all but the most critical files.
Cons: Newegg requires me to enter a "Con" so I will. It is not the fastest drive. But I did not purchase it for speed. And I am only running USB2.
Other Thoughts: The 3 yr warranty - Toshiba must believe in their product - but would I want to send a drive full of personal, financial, business and other sensitive data to the manufacturer for "repair"? Probably not. So, I formatted the drive as a Truecrypt volume. The data is (reasonably) securely encrypted in case the drive is lost, stolen or in need of service.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D301TDB Black
Pros: None for the drive. Several for newegg - see other thoughts
Cons: Connected to PC and power supply per instructions. The light blinks and that is about it. Not recognized by PC (tried two PCs - same thing). No sound from the drive - seems not to be spinning. Contacted Samsung/Seagate tech support. They agreed it was dead.
Other Thoughts: I chatted with newegg to find out if there was a restocking charge if I wanted to return for a refund instead of an exchange as the web site was not totally clear on that point. Good news - no restocking fee. The rep offered to prepare the RMA and I accepted the offer. Best of all the rep sent me a UPS call tag so I am not out the shipping cost!!! Thanks newegg. Most if not all of the dozen drives I have in use were purchased from newegg. And so will the next dozen :-)READ FULL REVIEW