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ORICO 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Enclosure / Case for 9.5mm & 7mm SATA HDD SSD - Blue
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Not any "pros" since the item is defective.

Cons: Worked rather erratically during the past 5 months I've owned it and finally "gave up the ghost" recently.

Other Thoughts: It's a pity since I'm looking for a small portable USB 3.0 device. Have two Orico 6518US3 USB 3.0 enclosures and they work flawlessly.

Athena Power MR-125PB 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Let me begin by indicating that this Athena Power MR-125PB mobile rack appears identical to the Athena Power 125B racks that we've purchased over the years. I can't discern any difference between the two racks.

I believe this mobile rack is one of the finest PC devices a desktop user can have.

Over perhaps a 10-yr period I've installed well over a hundred of these devices in a wide variety of desktop PC cases. The failure rate is virtually nil - certainly not more than 1% or 2% in my experience.

An enormous advantage of this mobile rack is that unlike most HDD/SSD mobile racks that are on the market, the Athena Power MR-125PB model is equipped with an ON-OFF power switch button, a most desirable feature in my opinion. Assuming a user is working with multiple removable hard drives in their mobile racks (or has also installed a fixed internally-connected hard drive), it's a simple matter to press the ON-OFF button and "on-the-fly" temporarily disable one or more of the mobile rack's hard drives without the need of using the rack's lever to remove the rack's tray (caddy) containing the HDD from the rack's internal SATA power/data connectors.

Of course should the user choose to do so it's a relatively simple matter to press the removable tray's lever release button and thus physically disconnect the removable tray containing the tray's HDD/SSD SATA data/power connectors from the mobile rack's connectors. A simple pull of the tray's lever is all that is necessary.

Because of this rack's ON-OFF power button switch there's no need for a keylock mechanism that's found on virtually every other mobile rack. Personally, I've always found those keylocks to be a decided annoyance in my day-to-day operation of a PC.

The rack contains a small fan that is dead silent in operation.

I've never encountered a single problem with the mobile rack's solid plastic construction. It's a sturdy piece of equipment in my experience. As far as I'm concerned its light weight is a decided plus.

Cons: Unfortunately this mobile rack is designed to only house a 3 1/2" hard drive in its removable tray. Four screws are provided to secure the hard drive in the tray (although truth to tell since we frequently switch HDDs we rarely ever use any of these screws and simply slip the HDD in the tray unsecured - connects perfectly to the rack's SATA power/data connectors).

As indicated, the mobile rack is not designed to house a SSD (2 1/2"). Like many users we've been continually switching over to SSDs and pretty much phasing out our 3 1/2" HDDs. We've been able to install our SSDs in the removable trays by using hard foam inserts (the kind of foam usually found in packaging materials) and so far they've worked pretty well. Heavy-duty packaging tape is another option.

We've also drilled two small holes in the base of the removable tray, lining them up with the front screw holes of an SSD so as to secure the SSD to the removable tray. (The placement of these SSD screw holes is standard for both 7mm & 9mm SSDs). But of course it would be so much more desirable for the device to be designed so that it could accommodate both 2 1/2" & 3 1/2" drives. Judging from the current design of the removable tray it would appear that a relatively simple manufacturing modification of the tray would allow the installation of either size drive.

Rosewill RLFL-13007 - Cree XML-U2 1000 Lumen LED Search Flashlight - Titanium, Bronze Color
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very bright beam. User can further adjust intensity of beam to medium & low.
Solidly built flashlight. Fairly heavy.

Cons: Note Li-ion battery not included.


Arthur P.'s Profile

Display Name: Arthur P.

Date Joined: 06/11/07

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/12/12
  • Last Review: 10/29/15
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