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Coboc CL-AD-DP2HD-6-BK DP DisplayPort to HDMI Passive Video Adapter Converter w/5.1 Channel Audio support-black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Simple
-Passes through audio as well as video

Cons: -No cons

Other Thoughts: Found a great deal on Newegg on a small form-factor refurb PC and wanted to use it as a home-theater PC but it only has VGA (ugh) and Display Port. TV of course is only HDMI and this little dohickey works like a dream without any messing with settings on the PC or TV. Was worried about the sound, but it passes 5.1 effortlessly. IT JUST WORKS!

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Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B30V1K)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice appearance
Solid swivel lock

Cons: Write errors
Overheating

Other Thoughts: Lots of activity in the Windows Event Viewer of NTFS errors and lost data. I've never had a flash drive that gets this hot, too. I was forced to pitch it.

Too bad. It looks nice, and has a very solid swivel lock.

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Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast
7mm or 9mm (with stick-on spacer)
Value

Cons: Crucial SSD utility does not exist
There are faster drives (but few in this price range)
No cloning software included

Other Thoughts: This was a great buy. Everything just worked the way as anticipated (I used Acronis Clone Disk function booted from CD and connected the SSD to the PC using a cheap SATA-USB adapter). The hardest part was working with the tiny screws in my laptop. I am getting about 490MB/s reads according to AS SSD Benchmark. My i7 lappie now goes from power-up to all my many startup programs running in 18 seconds. Wow!

I only knocked an egg off since Crucial does not offer a utility to control certain functions (like Secure Erase which returns the drive to its original condition) and monitoring. Hopefully they are working on such a thing.

My drive shipped with MU05 (the latest) firmware. If you have MU03, a downloadable file (for Windows) is available on their web site.

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Kevin H.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin H.

Date Joined: 05/23/08

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 09/28/11
  • Last Review: 10/24/16
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