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This review is from: Lexar JumpDrive Secure II Plus 8GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model JDSEP8GB-431
Pros: This is an update from the review I wrote when I first got this flash drive. It was extremely nice to be able to carry only one flash drive in my pocket istead of 3-2GB drives. Hoever, in the last month, every time I would plug the drive in, it didn't matter what computer, I would get the "This device can perform faster in a USB 2.0 port" message. At first I thought it might have been a Windows update for XP, but I plugged it into my Vista Business laptop and get the same message. Like I said, it didn't matter what Windows computer I plugged it into. At first, I was just annoyed because I didn't see a performance drop, but then I saw it. Transfering 1.12GB took 75+ minutes to my desktop. So I contacted Lexar Tech Support. They told me to shut off the USB error reporting in the Device Manager. THis flash drive, according to thier website has a 2 year warranty, of which it still has another year. I popped the case apart and found a solder joint was broken from the PCB.
Cons: I contacted Lexar Tech Support again and told them about the broken solder joint and asked for an RMA to send it in for warranty repair. They told me that I can take it to any electronics shop and get the solder joint fixed. Then they said that if I wanted to send it in, it would take 14-21 days for the RMA process, but provided no RMA number. So, I fixed the solder joint myself and the message went away...for two days. Now it is back. I checked the solder joint and all other joints on the PCB, but everything looks and feels solid. I'm affraid that it has come to the end of it's useful life. So it looks like I will be buying a new flash drive to use while this one gets sent into Lexar. Maybe I'll try another manufacturer this time.
Other Thoughts: On the other hand, the cap still fits as tight now as it did when I got it and I use it A LOT.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: See Below.
Cons: See Below.
Other Thoughts: RMAed to MSI on 7/10/2008. Recieved back from MSI on 7/24/2008. The card does work with DVI-D now, BUT the video only comes up when Windows has fully loaded and the login screen comes up. I tested this card in an MSI K9A-Platinum system board running an AMD Athlon64 x2 4200+, 2 GB Mushkin Enhanced HP2-6400 memory and a Hyper 550W power supply and a Hanns-G HW223D 22" LCD display. While waiting for the RMA to return, I bought a Sapphire Toxic Radeon HD 3870 to replace the Sapphire Radeon x1950GT I put in the computer this MSI card was supposed to go into and both Sapphire cards run perfectly. I have never had a bad card from Sapphire. I would avoid this card unless you are still using an analog VGA LCD/CRT display. If this card did not have a rebate and a free game with it, I would not have even concidered it. I just hope I get my rebate now to pay for the shipping costs of the RMA.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RP500-2 500W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply
Pros: Good price. Solid performance. Lots of connectors.
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a stable resonably priced power supply, this is the one. I didn't even realize it had a blue LED fan in it. A little extra bonus, but it won't be seen anyway.READ FULL REVIEW