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This review is from: StarTech FAN4SPLIT12 12" 4 Pin Fan Power Splitter Cable - F/M F-M
Pros: The adapter is well built. I used it for parts for another project.
Cons: The price seems a little high for a simple splitter - but still is obviously not high enough to break a budget.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill 6ft. USB2.0 A Male to Mini B (5-Pin) Male, Black, Model RCW-108
Pros: As a basic cable or for charging it seems to work nicely.
Cons: I originally purchased this as part of a project. This connected to a temperature probe. The computer controlled devices via electromagnetic relays based on the readings - most of the devices have a inductive load. When using this cable, it would drop the data connection almost every time a relay was actuated. (You could see the OS claim the USB device was disconnected, then it would quickly reconnect). I could also replicate the issue by simply (un)plugging power to the nearby motors. Long story short, I was using the wrong cable for the job. I replaced it with a USB cable that had Ferrite beads on it - no more interference issues.
Other Thoughts: I still rate the cable highly. For a basic, cheap cable - it gets the job done. For my more sensitive application, I shouldn't have settled. This is more my fault than the cable's.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GELID Solutions Slient 7 FN-SX07-22 70mm Case Fan
Pros: Pretty silent. Good airflow. Looks cool.
Cons: I ordered two. I always use my finger to give fans a free spin to test them before plugging in. The first one kept getting caught. I thought I had fixed it, but when I plugged it in, it rattled pretty badly. I found that the wires had a bit of a bend where they were coming out of the hub, and they were interfering with something in there. I used a tool to pull the wire taut and it was fine afterward.
Other Thoughts: The second fan had no issues at all. I'm not sure if this is indicative of quality control - I only have the two fans, small sample. I was pleased that it was an easy fix.READ FULL REVIEW