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Synology DS212J Diskless System DiskStation Budget-friendly 2-bay NAS Server for Small Office and Home Use
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Pros: Good quality device, well built, works as expected.

Cons: They really 'Appled Up' this device.

Other Thoughts: If you are a Microsoft person, be prepared for a couple of headaches. It starts with the printed instructions included with the device. There aren't any words, just pictures. It would have been helpful to include some written documentation in my opinion. Once you dig into the DVD and find some real documentation with words, it's easy. Until you get to the user interface and then you'll find yourself in an Apple like world. IE people that would rather have pictures instead of words to instruct them.

I rated the product on its functional merits rather than my distaste for the instructions, documentation, and its Apple wanna be interface. Just be warned that you might feel frustrated if you are a Microsoft person as I'm sure Apple people are when they have to deal with Microsoft products.

Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5
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4 out of 5 eggs Another Product 07/18/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: Works great for what it is and what it says it does.

Cons: No cons for this product.

Other Thoughts: The issue isn't with this product, but rather that the product I'm looking for doesn't seem to exist. Notice the final position of a 2.5" disk drive in this product. Dead center, right? So the position of the power and data connectors isn't in the same location as a 3.5" disk drive. It's offset towards the center. What about creating a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter that has the 2.5" offset to the side so the data and power connectors end up in the same position as a 3.5" disk drive. Sort of like the adapters that come with some SSD drives. For instance, try using this adapter in a new Dell computer. Did you have to crack off a piece of plastic to get the data connector on? Yes you did. Now try putting this product into a removable drive bay. Did the connectors line up? No they didn't.

Again, I'm not bashing this product, just pointing out the fact some bright bunny is going to make the product I'm describing. Maybe even after he reads this. I don't want any money for the idea. Just the knowledge it makes life better for someone is satisfaction enough. Peace / Out...

ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5
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4 out of 5 eggs Excellent Performance - Horrible Company 01/09/2012

This review is from: ADATA S599 AS599S-40GM-C 2.5" 40GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: These drives offer very, very good performance for the price. They've also gotten fairly good reviews from the likes of Maximum PC (if you don't subscribe, you should)

Cons: Their web site for warranty and customer support. Their RMA process. See comments below in Other Thoughts.

Other Thoughts: Click the link on their "Customer Service Excellence Survey", and you'll get a 404 Error, Web Page Cannot be Found. Yup, par for the course.

Another funny thing is that the serial number of the disk drive is on the box. The number etched into the side of the actual drive is not the serial number. Hmmm, I wonder what the meeting on that decision was like. Can you think of any other Disk Drive manufacturer that doesn't put a serial number on the actual Disk Drive. For that matter, can you think of any manufacturer for ANYTHING that favors putting a serial number on the box, rather than the product itself. Oh, yeah, maybe something like Fish Sticks...

I will say that the customer support person I talked to was very nice, and very patient. I was very nice to him too, as I know it wasn't his fault that the company he works for has such a horrible RMA and support system. So remember; Don't be mean to the person your talking to. It isn't their fault...


Byron L.'s Profile

Display Name: Byron L.

Date Joined: 07/23/03

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 12/15/06
  • Last Review: 08/28/13
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