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This review is from: VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25"/SSDs
Pros: Works fine for hard drives. Very convenient for short term use.
Cons: Does not work with DVD drives from Samsung, Lite-On or LG. Vantec tech support said they would look into it and call me back. That was a long time ago. Never got a call or any response.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LG Nexus 4 E960 Black 3G Quad-Core 1.5GHz 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone
Pros: Fast. Great screen. No bloatware. Fast OS updates
Cons: No external storage, Glass back
Other Thoughts: Why would anyone buy this from Newegg when it is far cheaper direct from Google?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Nicely featured - on paper. relatively good value.
Cons: eSATA ports are worthless for writing to external devices.
Tech support is a joke
Other Thoughts: The write speed to an external eSATA device is very slow, around $-10 MB/s depending in file size. That's considerably slower than USB 2.0. Connecting an eSATA device to a SATA port on the motherboard gives write speeds of 110-180 MB/s.
ASUS online tech support, in response to a detailed email about the problem responded by asking me if it worked if a connected a eSATA drive. After two calls by phone, they set up an RMA.
Now I find from the ASUS forums this is a problem with the JMicron drivers for these ports. If a change the storage driver to standard IDE, write speeds are fine but hot swapping is lost, making these ports pretty useless. If eSATA performance is important, avoid this board.