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This review is from: WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN Black
Pros: They work well and are reliable.
Cons: None that I know of.
Other Thoughts: I purchased four of these to install at permanent autonomous data collection sites in northern Alaska. These systems are in the middle of nowhere, nobody nearby, sitting in small poorly heated huts with bad electricity. Apart from the occasional power outage, the drives are running and being written to 24/7 by the small Linux-based embedded machines. It has been 10 months now without issue, all four drives are approximately 60% full and still working great, through many hard power drops during write, etc. They've been working so well that I just bought 5 more for new sites.
The first thing I did when I received the drives is wipe out the software and partition table and replace it all with a single ext3 partition, so I have no comment on the quality of the software included with the drives, I'm only commenting on the quality of the drives themselves. The write speed in these applications is also very low, so I have not tested and have no experience with the I/O speed of the drives.
This review is from: Sedna PCI Express USB 3.0 4-Port Adapter (4E)
Pros: Popped it into my OpenSUSE 12.2 box, plugged in my USB 3.0 external hard drive, booted up the comp and everything was auto-detected and auto-mounted without so much as a hiccup. Sequential writes are at 103 MB/s, exactly what you would expect from a typical platter drive on a good connection.
Cons: Shipping took a while since it was coming from China, but the device itself works exactly as expected.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG 16GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model MB-MSAGA/US
Pros: Speeds well in excess of class 6, in excess of class 10 even
14.5 MB/s sequential writes
21.9 MB/s sequential reads
That's faster than most USB flash drives, very impressive for the price.
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW