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Pros: I love these little drives that you can slip in your pocket. The textured finish is elegant. Runs very cool – always good news for a hard drive. Speeds are what one would expect of a 5400 RPM drive. The Dashboard backup software works adequately. Signup for the free OneDrive account was painless.
Cons: I think a portable drive like this should come with locking software, because something this small is easy to lose. Of course I noticed another reviewer grateful for the absence of this feature, so you can't please everybody. Well, you could – make it a switchable option (as another manufacturer does).
Other Thoughts: The 13% one star reviews tells you the early failure rate of these drives – definitely higher than average. It seems the larger the drive, the more reliable, so that's another price you pay for this Ultra Slim package. Reading some of the heartbreak reviews, it seems that some people thought a drive named "Backup" didn't need a backup. The free cloud storage is Seagate's subtle way of saying "Yes, it does."READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Having had good luck with the EnGenius ens202 and ens200, I tried the ecb350 and was not disappointed. This transmits at 29 dBm, compared to 26 for the other models, and it did seem to have a little more range than the already impressive other units. The ens202 and ens200 are mounted outdoors on rooftops, and the ecb350 matched their range even though sitting indoors on a table. Any of these three units will transmit hundreds of feet through open air, and, from reading other reviews, seem to penetrate multiple walls as well.
Though I didn't use it, it's nice to have the option of using PoE to supply power – handy if you want to stick it up in an attic.
Cons: Yeah, the interface should remind you to "apply" the changes you've made – it's easy to overlook or forget. They probably get a lot of tech-support calls over this.
Other Thoughts: Having already invested considerable time learning to configure the other EnGenius units, I was happy to find the same interface used on the ecb350. If this is your first EnGenius product, and if you're not an IT professional, be prepared for some head scratching. It's all logically laid out, but, as others have noted, there's no handholding. I'm still not sure of the difference between some of the six different operational modes, but repeater mode is working as expected.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Read and write speeds agree with the listed specs (9MBps, and <85MBps), and I've had no problem using it in either my laptop or phone. Other reviews state the card is too slow for full hd video, but I was able to record with no problem (perhaps my phone was buffering with internal memory). Bursts of still photos also seemed to execute with no lag. Inexpensive memory with a lifetime warranty.
Cons: As others have noted, faster memory can be had for not much more money, so it depends upon your needs.
Other Thoughts: Longevity is of course a major question when it comes to solid-state memory; if the card is still working in two years (and if I could add stars after the fact), it would get a fifth star.READ FULL REVIEW