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Rosewill RDRD-11006 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Good construction, but mounts only to sides. 12/04/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-11006 3.5" HDD Mounting Kit for 5.25" Drive Bay

Pros: Solid enough; metal (as opposed to plastic) helps to draw heat from hard drive.

Cons: Limited mounting options. I used this for a small case that only had bottom mounting holes in the 5.25" bay, so I had to add side holes to mount this in the bay. Works fine with the case mod, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time.

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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good performance; easy setup; cheap price (at time of purchase)

Cons: Failed after less than three years. Not just an occasional click and a few bad sectors, but it completely fails to show up in the BIOS in any computer I've tried, so nothing can be recovered.

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Pogoplug POGOB01 Diskless System Media Sharing Device (Pink)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Unreliable 11/06/2012

This review is from: Pogoplug POGOB01 Diskless System Media Sharing Device (Pink)

Pros: - Web interface is attractive and simple
- Software allows access to remote folder as network drive
- Easy to view videos and photos in a nice slide show

Cons: - Very slow to start up when it hasn't been used for a couple of hours or more
- Frequently forgot about the external drive attached to it (I tried a couple of them) and had to be rebooted on site to access my files -- defeats the purpose of remote access

Other Thoughts: It's a great idea for a product; I just don't understand why it's so unreliable after a few generations. I'm upgrading to a proper NAS with a SATA port*.

*Mind you, these things actually do have a SATA port on the inside, which you can use if you jailbreak them and install ArchLinux, but why spend all that time jailbreaking when you can get a better product to begin with?

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Peter B.'s Profile

Display Name: Peter B.

Date Joined: 09/04/08

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 11/06/12
  • Last Review: 12/04/13
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