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Pros: Met expectations. Faster, but see other thoughts. Low power usage; extended battery life in a laptop. There's not much else to say about a SSD; I did not and have no plans to benchmark it vs. other drives in this use. It was an excellent upgrade in a Thinkpad X140E though.
Cons: None really. Might ultimately be a little small in this use, but time will tell and that's not the drive's fault.
Other Thoughts: Cloned using an external USB 3.0 enclosure and then installed in a Thinkpad X140E which already has excellent battery life, but this may have added as much as another hour onto it. The speed-up was not as great as it would be in a Desktop (hence no benchmarking) due to the low-power CPU, but there is a definite difference.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Kit has everything except battery cables. Plenty of length in other cables. Web site provides additional information, including copies of any misplaced manuals. Panels are sturdy.
Should be enough power to provide for a laptop and all "gadget" charging. See "Other thoughts" for test environment.
Cons: None found.
Other Thoughts: Currently testing in a pilot project for SHTF solar power. Set up in a double window (not as effective as outdoors), easily able to keep a 35AH AGM battery charged. This battery has been providing 15W of lighting (LED) through a cheap inverter, for hours each evening, but will be used to power a laptop or low-power PC, 7W LED lamp, and charge NiMH batteries for shortwave and other radios; basically all electronics needed for communications and entertainment where there is not reliable AC power. Need a true-sine inverter, then will be set!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ORICO 2588US3 Tool-Free USB 3.0 2.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure
Pros: Feels secure; good fit and finish even though it is mostly plastic. Includes a flexible spacer that could be used to prevent vibration.
Instantly recognized, and drivers loaded (Win7).
Most important, it works, and seems fast. See Other Thoughts.
Cons: None found.
Other Thoughts: I used this to clone all partitions of the factory HDD in my new laptop to a 256GB SSD. I'd also added some applications, but it was still less than 100GB total. I started the clone before dinner, and it was done by the time I finished. I mounted the SSD internally, and it worked perfectly. Now, I'll probably use this case with another drive as an external backup.READ FULL REVIEW