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SanDisk Extreme Pro 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast and reliable. Not only are they solid drives, but they maintain their performance over extended heavy use, based on the reports I've seen. 10 year warranty.

Cons: None so far, save that I wish SSD's in general would drop significantly in price and replace HDD's completely.

Other Thoughts: I've been running this as my OS drive for over 4 months now, with a clean install of Windows 10. I have no complaints with performance, and no issues with failures like some others have reported.

While some failures are (unfortunately) to be expected with any electronics - and it sucks for those who get a defective one - that's exactly why companies have warranties to begin with. And with a 10 year warranty, Sandisk has shown their willingness to stand behind their product for the long term.

The 240GB drive is sufficient for my OS and related programs, but not nearly enough for my games (I have a 3TB HDD almost full right now). Now I'm looking at the 960GB as an additional drive for my system to load the most load-time-heavy games onto. I will definitely buy again, and I would most certainly recommend these to others.

Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet -  Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash  IPS 7
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Decent, but not perfect 05/03/2015

This review is from: Trekstor Xiron 7 Android Tablet - Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB Flash IPS 7" Touchscreen

Pros: Decent price, small size, solid construction. It's a pretty well built tablet, and doesn't feel flimsy.

Cons: Touchscreen: Doesn't always respond when pressed. Sometimes I have to tap several times, before it reacts. Swiping works OK, but pressing can be problematic. Though, it could be my big fingers getting in the way. I have not tried using a stylus, yet.

Responsiveness: Sometimes lags when launching programs. While I'm not expecting blazing fast speeds on a sub-$100 tablet, I did expect a bit more responsiveness from a quad-core.

Now, for my big issue. If this hadn't just popped up, I would have given this a 4/5 (in spite of the aforementioned), but as it stands, this is a 3/5 right now. And if it can't be resolved, I'll have to drop it to 2/5.

The WiFi will not enable.

It worked fine for the past week. Then, this morning, it suddenly got stuck on "Turning WiFi on". I have not rooted the device, or tried updating the OS. I have updated the firmware (first thing I did, in fact), with the official firmware from the manufacturer.

I tried several methods, up to and including a complete system reset back to factory defaults. The wireless still will not enable, which is a problem, since it does not use cellular service to connect, only WiFi.

I have contacted the manufacturer (TrekStor), and am awaiting a response. Barring any assistance from them, I may just return it and find a different model to go with, even if it means spending a little more money.

Other Thoughts: I really want to like this. Until the wireless issue arose, it's been a great little tablet overall, in spite of the aforementioned cons. I don't actually use it for much, which is why I was pleased to find this one for the price I did, but it's starting to grow on me.

HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS30003272SN (0S03660) 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: High capacity, low price and a brand that I've had great experiences with. I have two other Hitachi (now HGST) drives in my system, that have been running for years without fail. So far, this drive has met my expectations, and I've had no issues with it.

It serves primarily as my games drive (2.13 TB worth), and I've had no issues with loading any of them from this drive. Definitely recommended.

Cons: It's not 6TB? Just kidding, none so far.

Other Thoughts: Western Digital now owns Hitachi Storage (hence the HGST name brand change), and I have no issue with WD drives (though I do have several of theirs that have died, while my Hitachi's still tick on); but I'm trusting that the quality has remained the same as I'm used to.


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Display Name: Byron M.

Date Joined: 05/23/03

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 08/30/07
  • Last Review: 11/06/15
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