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LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still very pleased 06/09/2015

This review is from: LIAN LI PC-Q07B USB3.0 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Small footprint.
Solidly built
Quality finish
Takes a standard Optical drive and PSU

Cons: Bright blue power button

Other Thoughts: I modded the case by removing the 3.5 drive mounts since I'm using an SSD and then fabricated a dual fan mount that will suck air from the bottom of the case and push it up past the APU and out the top of the case.

I also fabricated a plate to mount a smaller PSU (SeaSonic SS-300TFX).

Later on, I swapped out the USB 2.0 cable for a 3.0.

Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still Rocking after two years 04/14/2015

This review is from: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified

Pros: Excellent sound quality. Purchased on Shell Shocker for extreme cash savings.

I bet this would be pretty awesome for any gaming console system as well.

Cons: While the sound is great, it would have been nice to have a smaller sub-woofer enclosure. It does take up some space under the desk.

Other Thoughts: This replaced an old Altec Lansing system I had for years. Huge improvement.

Sure it's NOT the quality you would get from B&O system, but it's more than adequate for media through your PC/HTPC.

HGST Touro Desk 4TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Long-term review for the 3 units I own 04/08/2015

This review is from: HGST Touro Desk 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive HTOLDX3NB40001ABB(0S03396) Black

Pros: The price point is better than buying an internal drive.
Consistent data transfer speeds around 90 mbs for each drive via USB 3.0 ports.

Great NAS back-up drives.

Cons: Provided cable is of poor quality and I bet is the reason for most of the other reviewers issues. Try a different cable before you look at sending the unit back.

USB 2.0 speeds crawl at 24 mbs

Other Thoughts: After reading all the poor reviews on this drive, I felt I needed to provide some information on my long-term experience with 3 of these drives.

If you are having speed issues, try using a better cable before you blame the hard drive. Also, the drive itself is a 5900 rpm drive. This drive is more for data storage and NOT for "life in the fast lane". People just need to be realistic in their expectations when using a 4T 5900rpm drive.

I find that even switching from the front USB 3.0 ports to the back pane 3.0 USB ports provided a better transfer speed experience. Try using different USB ports if you are having speed issues. I regularly get ~90,mbs transfer from my NAS and when coping from one 4T drive the other 4T. Again, I own 3 of these and they have all performed well for over a year.

If you want faster speeds, go with the HGST Touro PRO version. That spins at 7200 rpm.

In time, I'll end up pulling the drives from the cases and using them in my NAS. I'm betting I get even better speeds by eliminating the low cost HGST cable and enclosure.

IMO, The RAW drive is still worth the purchase if you can get in for the 129.00 price point.


Peter L.'s Profile

Display Name: Peter L.

Date Joined: 03/03/01

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 03/19/12
  • Last Review: 06/09/15
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