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The Pearl Outlet FNCR8AAP-YG Cranberry Red Freshwater Pearl Necklace - 8mm, 14k Gold Clasp, AAA, 18
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The color, lustre, and general workmanship of the pearls was fine.

Cons: I had ordered the complete set (necklace, bracelet, & earrings) for my wife. The problem that caused me to return the items for refund were the clasps on the necklace & bracelet. The clasps are very small and extremely difficult & very frustrating for either of us to fasten or remove the necklace & bracelet. We're both senior citizens so that may have had something to do with our difficulties although both of our fingers are normal-sized and we generally have little difficulty with jewelry clasps.
My wife also complained about her difficulty in removing the earrings from either ear.

Other Thoughts: Were it not for the problem we experienced with the clasps we would not have returned the items. My wife indicated she could have lived with the earrings.

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SNT SNT-125B Black 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I believe this mobile rack is one of the finest desktop PC peripherals a 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% to 3% in my experience.
An enormous advantage of this mobile rack is that unlike most HDD/SSD mobile racks that I've come across, the SNT-125B (aka Athena Power 125B) model is equipped with an ON-OFF switch (button), a most desirable feature in my opinion. Assuming a user is working with multiple removable hard drives in their mobile racks (or have also installed a fixed internally-connected hard drive), it's a simple matter to press a 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 lever's release button and physically disconnect the disk from the tray's SATA data/power connectors by using the rack's lever to release (pull out) the tray from the rack.
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. I've always found these keylocks to be a decided annoyance in the 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. It's not designed to house a SSD (2 1/2"). Like many users we're 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. But 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 it would be a relatively simple manufacturing modification of the tray to allow the installation of either size drive.

Other Thoughts: I noticed at least one user's comment that this SNT mobile rack is not fully compatible with SATA III drives. We have found no difference in SATA III HDD/SSD data transfer rates either when the drives were directly connected to a motherboard's SATA III connector or to the SNT mobile rack's data connector.

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Athena Power MR-125B Black SATA Mobile Hard Drive Rack
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent piece of equipment 12/02/2013

This review is from: Athena Power MR-125B Black SATA Mobile Hard Drive Rack

Pros: As far as I'm concerned this mobile rack is one of the finest desktop PC peripherals a 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% to 3% in my experience.
An enormous advantage of this mobile rack is that unlike every mobile rack that I've come across the Athena Power model is equipped with an ON-OFF switch (button), a most desirable feature in my opinion. Assuming a user is working with multiple removable hard drives in their mobile racks (or a fixed internally-connected hard drive), it's a simple matter to press a 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) from the SATA power/data connectors.
Of course should the user choose to do so it's a relatively simple matter to press the lever's release button and physically disconnect the tray's connectors by using the rack's lever to pull out the tray from the SATA power/data connectors.
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. I've always found these keylocks to be a decided annoyance in 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. It's not designed to house a SSD (2 1/2"). Like many users we're 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.

Other Thoughts: We've been in touch with the manufacturer and suggested that they modify the removable tray so as to accommodate an SSD. It would appear that it would be a relatively simple manufacturing modification to do so.
It's a pity Newegg has discontinued carrying this product. AFAIK it's still being produced by the manufacturer. Newegg had carried it for a number of years at very reasonable prices.

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Display Name: Arthur P.

Date Joined: 06/11/07

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 12/12/12
  • Last Review: 05/12/14
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