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Super reliable; it's as solid as a rock.
Cheap in its time.
Cons: It's not made anymore.
Strange short circuit issue (see oerth thoughts for more information).
Other Thoughts: For whatever strange reason, it seems that this SSD is, for some reason, carrying a positive charge (probably +5V) in the outer casing's metal. Some of the paint is scratched off on my unit, causing the power supply to short against the case, if that metal is hitting the case metal. Strange, but likely fixable with some electrical tape.
SSDs nowadays are faster, but this thing continues to go strong since the day I bought it. If this is how reliable the usual SSD of 2013 is, then I think it's safe to say that SSDs are a good and mature storage solution, especially by now, here in mid-2015, and that there's little a reason in this time to be scared of moving to one.
Pros: Sometimes works, and, when it does, it's really convenient to have.
Cons: The first unit I received had a problem where it would disconnect itself electronically after use. It was "Spyker" brand. I sent it in for RMA to SYBA, and received an "IOCrest" brand unit, which did not appear to have this issue anymore.
However, I got a flaw even worse. As previously reported (but not when the device was initially purchased), has a HARDWARE FLAW of sorts. DO NOT insert a drive into it while it is on! First off, this will disconnect the hard drive you already had plugged in, but the second problem has the potential to be far worse:
Let's say, you have a 3TB drive and a 2TB drive. The former, you want to transfer from, and, the latter, you want to format and transfer to. You stick the 3TB in there, and turn on the dock. You now stick the 2TB in there. You then format the 2TB, and, whoops! Now you have formatted the 3TB drive!
When putting only one drive in it while it's on, it will appear to recognize the extra drive you may add later, but anything you try to do with it will go to the first drive. Thanks to this flawed device, lots of data was lost, time was lost, and misery ensued. Recovery worked, but it isn't the same.
To top it all off; nowhere in the manual do I see any warning about this.
Other Thoughts: What you don't spend in cash, you may wind up spending in time, data, and potential drama. Is saving $20 worth losing your data? You decide. You're better off either spending more for a better unit, or just routing convenient SATA extension cables inside (or perhaps even outside) your case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - The monitor clip functioned well.
- The camera appeared to have a fairly sizable amount of brightness/other control options.
Cons: - The webcam only worked for a few seconds after plugging it into the USB port for the first time, and then the video went black.
- There was no option for 1600x900 resolution unlike the product's description claimed. I figured they may have had drivers to solve this, but I could not find any.
- There was a small scratch on the lens protector straight out of its box.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this webcam for the resolution it claimed to have (1600x900@60FPS) and for its much lower price than the competition. It appeared to be a good choice, but the lack of functionality in the product was disappointing. Furthermore, looking at the product's page once again revealed that they had changed the indicated brand of the product, as well as the specifications. Now they claim 640x480@60FPS.
On top of all of that, there are refurbished (as opposed to new) webcams available for both lower and higher prices than this one made by reputable companies that will likely serve you better. I would suggest you go that route rather than purchasing this.
Display Name: Lisa S.
Date Joined: 05/28/13
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