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This review is from: PowerStar®3 Year Warranty 12V 9Ah BATTERY FOR APC BACK-UPS XS1000,RBC32,33 - 2 Pack
Pros: Good replacement for an APC Back UPS XS 800 (about 7 or 8 years old) and was almost a drop in replacement. About 6 months in to using them but have been working fine.
Cons: The Original APC battery is nothing more than two of these stuck together with a big sticker. Minimal but some assembly required.
Other Thoughts: Almost a drop in replacement. You need to disassemble the original battery by cutting the big APC sticker and taking the two old cells out. Cable are just stuck on the batteries with an average connector. No soldering.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR Survivor Stealth 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSS3-16GB
Pros: Built tough tough tough! Waterproof! Shock proof! Now with a cool Black look. My old one has endured 6years of abuse and is still working!
Cons: The thing is pretty big so may not work with those thin and light Ultrabooks. Random write speeds are average for this type of USB stick and slow.
Other Thoughts: It's my 4th Survivor! I've had the original (which still works after 6years of abuse) the 3nd gen and got these for a gift! Friend in the field loves them! Transfer speeds are average for a USB 3.0 drive. 85mb/s on seq read and 45mb/s seq write. Random read speeds are OK at about 8mb/s but random writes are slow. Still... there are very few drives out there that are really made to be used outside.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: For the past 6 or 7 years it worked very well! First to use a left over 939 CPU then replaced with an Athlon64 x2 3800 it was only powered on once or twice a week a couple of hours at a time as a media center PC with Vista but It kept on working for all these years.
Cons: After 6 or 7 years I think the mobo finally failed last weekend.
Other Thoughts: Not sure if anyone is going to read this but I wanted to leave my final praise for this PC. It had a dusting maybe once a year and wasn't used that rigorously but it worked for all these years and rarely became unstable. Over the years it had a GPU installed, a memory upgrade and an SSD upgrade. There were a few compatibility issues with ATI video cards so I gave it a cheap Geforce and was good enough to playback HD videos. I'll probably go with another Shuttle PC to replace it.READ FULL REVIEW