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This review is from: SIIG JU-NE0411-S1 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter
Pros: I have a netbook that does not have an Ethernet port on it. The netbook came with a usb 2 adapter but it only has speeds of (5-10)mb/s. With this usb 3 one I get speeds of (60-135)mb/s depending on the size of file I am transferring. I have a nas hdd and need speeds faster that the wireless port can offer (3-6)mb/s on the computer. I only use this network adapter when I am loading a large file from the nas (8gb+).
Cons: Price I paid $30.99 for this. I would like it to be $15 or so but it's usb 3 so it's gonna be expensive for now.
Other Thoughts: solid construction metal in top with plastic sides.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast and solid metal housing. Has blue led light to show transfer movement. Reaches transfer rates of 120 MB/Second for writing to the flash drive. On average it was around 80-100 mb/sec. As with any drive when you are transferring thousands of tiny files it slows down. For normal size files it is very fast though. If you have usb 3.0 buy this drive. I have not tested the performance on a 2.0 port yet.
Cons: The center of the drive the white part (as you can see from the pic) is plastic. The key ring does not come off it is permanently attached to the drive. I would never use this drive on a key ring so I have no used for the ring. Maybe I will cut it off with some clippers in a few weeks.
Other Thoughts: It is a thick drive and does take up space on your usb slot. So you can not have 2 of these next to each other. I knew this when I purchased it and actually wanted an oversized flash drive. I keep this drive in the bag and having it slightly larger makes it much easier to find in the pouch of my bag.
I own a few of these drives:
In the 16gb size (I do not know why newegg does not still sell the 16gb ones). It basically have the exact same performance as those drives with a different case.
The only con is the $69.99 price right now. If these were half of that price I would buy one or two more right now.
Pros: This drive smokes, I had a 15k 320lvd SCSI drive as me C: drive before and let me tell you this drive is 4 times faster. This drive is totally silent, I didnt really think too much about that when I got it, but compared to SCSI when you defraging no annoying seeking noises from the drive. The drive doesnt boot as fast into windows as I thought but opening programs WOW Photoshop CS3 in about 1.5 sec, vs maybe 8-10 sec before. I use the computer for music recording opening plugins inside of Cubase is instantaneous. Totally worth $500. Putting this drive in your computer is the equivalent of getting a new Motherboard cpu and memory when you do a computer upgrade like I do every 2 years.
Cons: I got the 120 gig one, and the first drive I got showed up as 60 gigs. I went on OCZ's forum and this is a common problem with these drives (250 showing 120, and the 120 showing 60). The 2nd drive I got showed 120 and is working fine. So when you get this you may have to send it back for a 2nd or 3rd drive but its worth the hassle when you have a working one.
Other Thoughts: If you into computers and always want the best stuff than this drive is for you. When you think about the $500 price tag, and compare it to what you paid for your SCSI card and 15k drive it is about the same. So all in all $500 is not too bad for this speed. I cant wait until the colossus 1tb's come down in price I will be buying a few of those to replace my Seagate's.READ FULL REVIEW