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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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2 out of 5 eggs Declining performance + poor support = unhappy 09/19/2016

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Initially seemed like a good buy, good price for performance and size. Usually less than other drives of equal specifications. Purchased 2 for a Windows 10 build.

Cons: Experienced random slowdowns, drive would go to 100% usage but 0 ms response time. Have tried reformatting and tried one in a different Linux box just for fun. Same issues. If a process was using the drive it would sit unresponsive for 2-6 seconds before things would start working again. I cannot find Toshiba diagnostic tools anywhere and when I try agnostic drive diagnostic software and SMART tools everything appears "Good". I just give up at this point.

Other Thoughts: Can anyone find an active link to diagnostic software? Every link here on Newegg or Internet search leads to the same part number identification page. And that goes nowhere. The email for support has yet to respond.

NUANCE Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 13 - Key Card
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4 out of 5 eggs Above average software for speech to text 03/06/2016

This review is from: NUANCE Dragon Naturally Speaking Home 13 - Key Card

Pros: Accurate. GUI for 13 is an improvement over 12. Works as advertised and quite well. Probably best speech to text software on the market. Dictation is best feature

Cons: A little bloated. Key card is a physical card shipped to you; no instant gratification. Controlling PC with voice commands usually more annoying than useful.

Other Thoughts: As I age and decades of wear and tear have made typing every day a sometimes painful chore. Speech to text software is just wonderful. I love dictating replies to stupid endless emails and unceasing status update requests for work (vs typing them in). At home, it lets me write and blog again. I use the software more for dictation than PC control.

Also, you do NOT need to install the download software (as stated in the other review). Simply click decline when it asks you to install it. Your "download will run slower" but what's a extra couple minutes nowadays - just go make coffee or grab a beer while you are waiting.

WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20EFRX
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2 out of 5 eggs Follow up, re failure rate 07/02/2015

This review is from: WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20EFRX

Pros: The two still running are solid drives serving as VM iSCSI data stores in a 2 bay Netgear NAS.

Cons: Had one fail last week, did advanced RMA through WD, the replacement drive was DOA. So 2 out of 5 drives good, 3 out of 5 bad - 2 out of 5 stars seems a more than fair rating.

Other Thoughts: The 2TB reds are the only series of drives I have ever had multiple issues with. Occasional drive failures are just part of life that's why you take backups. 3 of 5 bad in a low activity home environment is either really bad luck or an indicator of a bad batch or bad series. But definitely worth noting here


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Date Joined: 02/22/02

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  • Last Review: 09/19/16
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