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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Please educate yourself before making false statements about drive capacities 04/24/2015

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB5000100 Black

Pros: There are in fact 5000000000 bytes of space on your drive. Marketing promotes the space as a base 10 value which is not a lie or misleading, but appears that way for those less educated in how a computer represents memory (including harddrive) space. For a computer it is base2. So 2 to the 10th power is 1024 and that is what a computer uses to convert bytes to Kbytes to Mbytes to Gbytes to Tbytes. So when a computer represents something in Kbytes it is divided by 1024 instead of base 10 dividing by 1000. If you take the 5000000000000 and divide by 1024, you get 4882812500 Kbytes. Divide it again by 1024 and you get 4768371 MBytes. Divide it again by 1024 and you get 4656 GBytes. Divide it again and you get 4.54 TBytes (suprise suprise suprise it is the value you are all quoting when you are stating it is short space). So you are getting every last bytes that is listed in Base 10 it is just that your computer is showing it in Base 2. Don't believe me, make you computer display your drive capacity in Bytes instead of TBytes and you will see.

Cons: See Pros for a quick lesson on capacity representation on a computer. Others have corrected misinformation about the connector so I won't go on about that.

Other Thoughts: I own the older version of this drive and love it. I am in the process of purchasing the new version and see people are still complaining about getting shorted on space when they aren't and giving 1 egg because they think they are right when they are actually wrong about the point they are making. This drive looks great and I hope it can also operate horizontal (foot pads and such) as the drives tend to last longer in that orientation.

Rosewill RCAB-11044 - 10
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good quality cables with locking clasps.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: You have to stretch out every last bend to get the 10" out of it. Care should be taken before purchasing to ensure this cable will be long enough (including the bends and curves to get to the connectors.

SAMSUNG Plus 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model MB-SPAGB/AM
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Daily Special 03/22/2013

This review is from: SAMSUNG Plus 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model MB-SPAGB/AM

Pros: Well, $7 bought me a class 6 (faster than any of my other class 6 cards btw) 16GB card. Great deal as it is. Add to that it is water proop, shock proof, and Emag hardened and you should be picking one up just in case. I max order each time they put this thing up for sale and am slowly replacing my other cards.

Cons: None as of yet. Did I also mention you can lock the card from write commands to protect it from accidental overwrites.


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Date Joined: 05/04/05

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