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Pros: I replaced a 250 GB HDD in my laptop with this device after my laptop warranty ended.
It has proven to be a reliable replacement. Works like it came OEM with the laptop.
Tripled my original storage capacity at a fair price. WD makes a good product.
Cons: Only wish I would have held out for a full TB HDD when the prices on them dropped.
But I still have plenty of storage, So not really a con on the product itself.
Other Thoughts: Somewhat of a challenge to install a HDD into a laptop as I had to take most of it apart to access the original drive.
If you take your time to research online tutorials, it can be done and put back together like new.
No major issues in getting it formatted and reinstalling the OS. A external optical drive is almost a necessity.
But with the manufacturer's back up/reinstallation disc and a lot of patience it can be done inexpensively.
Pros: Does what I expect a fanless entry level graphics card to do. Good driver support.
I was hoping for much improved performance overall going from onboard graphics to a graphics card. But there's really not any noticeable difference in overall performance. But I'll continue to use this card since it doesn't seem to degrade what I already had before.
Cons: The biggest problem is these rebate offers from the manufacturers. I followed the instructions and sent everything as required on time. But I haven't heard anything from MSI since. This has happened to me more than once with other manufacturers as well. If they're going to offer a manufacturer's rebate, honor them. Otherwise don't offer them at all. And quit putting the blame on the post office for lost mail.
Other Thoughts: Nearly 2 years later and still waiting for the manufacturer (MSI) to honor their rebate.
Newegg should put more pressure on these companies who don't follow through.
This isn't an isolated incident. And I see in the reviews where others have the same problem
This review is from: WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG0010BBK-NESN
Pros: I've had this external HDD for about 2 years now and I use it every day as a back up for my desktop PC.
When I got it, I was surprised to see how compact it really was. It looks larger in the product description.
It's a 2.5" form factor and I was expecting a 3.5" FF. Which makes it handy to to pack in a laptop bag and use portably.
The dual 3.0 USB connections make it possible to use with my existing PC's power supply alone.
Also, the transfer rates are at or near the same as my internal PC HDD. So doesn't take too long to back up large files.
The case enclosure is adequate and lightweight. It can withstand most minor impacts when dropped accidentally.
I suggested the same device to a friend who was needing additional storage and they seem to like theirs as well.
Cons: The USB cord could be longer and the connecting end to the device proprietary and not a micro USB connection.
This may have been done as a safety issue to keep from shorting out the drive with improper connections.
Still, it's a minor inconvenience if the cord is misplaced, damaged and moving the device around with athe limited cord length.
Also, the enclosed software is trial only and unnecessary for most needs.
Other Thoughts: When I first installed this device to my PC running Windows 7, I had to format it to make it work.
Cut after watching reading and watching some tutorial videos on how to do this I was up and running.
So that could be an issue for some novice users expecting the device to be plug and play.