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SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 08/15/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D201TDB Black

Pros: the drive itself works well and has lasted about 2 years with no problems for backup storage.

Cons: i took one look at the sealed, black plastic case and removed the drive (warranty void). it was obvious that the drive would overheat with a plastic case and no ventilation, so i put the drive in a Rosewill external case with a built-in fan. problem solved. my Seagate and WD external 3.5 drives have vents, so i keep a table top fan that blows directly on the vents.

Other Thoughts: i don't understand Samsung's thinking on this case design. i would be amazed if it didn't fail with no ventilation. worked fine once i replaced the case.

using this drive is much more expensive when you have to replace the case though.

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JBL Loft 50 Three-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Pair)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs JBL LOFT 50 SPEAKERS (pair) 08/02/2014

This review is from: JBL Loft 50 Three-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Pair)

Pros: the speakers appear to be good quality and are very narrow in width (barely wider than the 4 inch front drivers).the sound is good in my smallish master bedroom.

Cons: the packaging is terrible. both speakers are in one large box with foam padding at the top and bottom with a narrow spacer around the middle. the box arrived with 3 large holes all the way through to the speakers and numerous dents. the bottom was crushed looking, like it had been dropped off a number of trucks. except for the top and bottom, there is only the cardboard box and a 2 inch air space between the speakers and the impacts. i was suprised that the speakers themselves weren't damaged.

Other Thoughts: speaker placement is critical with these speakers largely dut to the side mounted woofers, one on each side at different heights. i moved them around while listening to different types of music until they sounded right. you can't put them too close to anything to the sides, or the bass goes away.

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Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Seagate Backup Plus 2TB 02/10/2014

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA2000100 Black

Pros: 2tb, capacity, price, reliability (see other thoughts)

Cons: poor ventilation, external cooling required.

Seagate's idiotic proprietary cable connector. two of the three Seagate 2gb external drives that i own have this horrible connector. i have to pick up the drive and wiggle it around a while on two of them to get the plug to go in.

Other Thoughts: these drives seem to work reliably IF YOU PUT A SMALL FAN BLOWING DIRECTLY INTO THE BACK VENTS.

look at the drive size when reading a review!
you may notice that the really bad reviews are mostly for the 3 & 4tb models. why does NewEgg put reviews for other size drives with the 2tb models? there is obviously a difference in the reliability of different size drives since they have different hdd's inside..

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Kenneth P.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth P.

Date Joined: 03/07/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/16/11
  • Last Review: 08/15/14
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