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This review is from: Noctua NH-D9L 92mm SSO2 Low-profile Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A9 PWM Fans
Pros: Wow. The packaging was amazing. It came with high-quality thermal paste, all of the brackets, and nicely printed instructions. You can tell these guys know quality. Installing onto an Intel board also was pretty straightforward as long as you can take the back off your PC case
Cons: I hate the fan clip. It's clever, but somewhat flimsy. The fan spacers also were annoyingREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very simple. It's a SATA to USB adapter with a top-loading slot. It worked on both a Crucial 120GB SSD and a 1 TB Samsung hard drive
Cons: I'm not comfortable with using this with a 3.5" hard drive for the long term. The drive slid in and worked, but a 3.5" hard drive is quite heavy in terms of weight
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't mind using this for longer terms with 2.5" drives. My SSD slid in and clicked nicely. I don't feel like it will wiggle around to where something would get damaged
For a 3.5" drive, I wouldn't trust it as much. Those drives have quite a bit of weight to them, and the extra drive I had lying around did wiggle around. The same went for a dead Seagate 3 TB drive. It slid and and the contacts connected, but I was nervous that the drive was able to wiggle around so much
If you are looking to plug in a 3.5" hard drive for months at a time, I would say that this is a very bad use for this docking station. In fact, just buy yourself a good external enclosure
However, if you have an internal hard drive that gets loaded very often, and you want to transfer that data to a 3.5" drive plugged into this, then I feel that this is a very good solution. Also, I would say that it would be good for a shop that clones a lot of OS drives. It's also a good emergency tool
Pros: Like another reviewer, I had a Seagate hard drive die on me (3 TB). I needed a replacement, and this one seemed to be a very good bang-for-the-buck.
Many reviewers said this is based on Hitachi tech, and Hitachi has actually been pretty good to me. So, went for it. I do like that it has a 3-year warranty and that it's 7200 RPM
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: You can never tell with hard drives. It's showing very good signs, right now. I hope it'll last at least 5 yearsREAD FULL REVIEW