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Team C123 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model TC123316GW01
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Absolutely ridiculous! 04/29/2014

This review is from: Team C123 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model TC123316GW01

Pros: -When it was working, it had good Read/Write speeds.

-It was free!
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 60.568 MB/s
Sequential Write : 37.669 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 58.812 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 16.631 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 3.798 MB/s [ 927.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.083 MB/s [ 264.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 4.179 MB/s [ 1020.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.844 MB/s [ 450.3 IOPS]

Test : 100 MB [E: 0.0% (0.0/14.4 GB)] (x2)
Date : 2014/04/28 23:55:47
OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Cons: Only lasted about a week or two, at absolutely minimal usage.

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Other Thoughts: I was barely using this, merely to transfer files from this PC to my PS3. It got maybe 2-3 hours of lifetime use before it died.

Now, how it died is very particular. I am extremely picky about how to remove a flash drive (even though it's set to be removed as "Quick Removal"). I make sure to always "Eject" the flash drive, to ensure no corruption. But, the problem is, this flash drive ended up uninserting and reinserting itself, as if the thing was alive! It would do this mid-transfer, mid-format, pretty much mid-everything. It corrupted it beyond repair, except for a few minor times that the format would be successful (has to execute in less than 5 seconds, or else it'll disconnect itself from the computer).

So, yeah, never buy this... ever!

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Vintaj Special Edition - Metal File #2 Cut - 3
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Sharpens Tools Nicely! 10/30/2013

This review is from: Vintaj Special Edition - Metal File #2 Cut - 3" Long 0.40" Wide

Pros: Easy to use. No instructions required. Just like nail filing!

Very sturdy. Thick. Solid piece that's bound to last a while!

Does the job... just a tad too good -- my screw bits were coming out of my magnetic screwdriver because it caught the screw heads too well! But, hey, at least it does the job!

Very cheap! $3.75 with $2.75 shipping -- that's $5.50 for an item that's bound to last you 1-2 years with weekly use!

Cons: Doesn't come with paper instructions or any paper warranty. The only instructions or fine print are on the cardboard box print itself.

Could've had free shipping, but still good price.

It's too rough to be used for my nails, but I'm just nitpicking here!

Other Thoughts: My tech level is "Low" as a result of having very little knowledge of Metal Filers and very little knowledge of hardware equipment, such as, screw bits, screw drivers, etc.

Again, I wish it had free shipping just because of that luxury when ordering items, but I can't complain about such a cheap, yet sturdy product.

Note, one of the cons speaks of a paper warranty, but this does not mean that it does not have a warranty. They offer a 30-day refund or replacement return, with 0.00% stocking fee. See "Return Policies" for more information.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Came as Described. Feels clean. Shipped Safe! 10/17/2013

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Pros: Came with 32 bit and 64 DVDs.

Came with sticker of SKU and other information on the open box -- which had been pre-cut in the center for proper tearing. Although, this is also a con.

Clean install worked fine (after diagnosing that my HDD had problems).

Activated automatically via internet connection, with optional manual activation (online still required).

Price was dropped down to $265.99, instead of $299.99.

Partitioned the HDD as requested, with a bonus 100MB partition reserved for system files (to give a boost to boot and shut down speed). This reserve was filled with 14MB prior to install, and another 12MB after install. It also sped up the shut down and booting of my computer down to 1min 36sec average.

Cons: As stated before, the sticker was placed as a seal on the box containing the DVDs and the Product Key / Instructions inside. This is possible to tear the seal improperly. Plus, with the pre-cut, when I placed on clear tape and removed the seal prior to opening, it lost an SKU # :(

The Windows 7 rating system does NOT work for a integrated Intel Pentium 4 graphics; thus, does not complete the rating, and cannot tell me what rating my computer has overall.

Other Thoughts: I wish it had a manual activation that didn't require internet connection, but you can't always have everything.

Upon activation, it claims that it is a Genuine OS. This calls into question what type of Ungenuine OS's are out there in relation to Windows 7? Unless it's torrents they're protecting from, I have no idea what they could consider "Ungenuine."

The rating system is odd. It's minimum rating given is a 1.0, while it's max rating given is a 7.9 -- why not 10 max and 0 minimum!? No explanation given.

The instructions have about 90% of its pages filled with information regarding how to upgrade from Windows XP, rather than how to run a clean install. However, instructions can be found online via microsoft.com or a tech site.

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Display Name: Anthony K.

Date Joined: 07/09/11

  • Reviews: 30
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  • First Review: 09/04/11
  • Last Review: 04/29/14
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