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ICY DOCK EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B 2 x 2.5” to 3.5” Drive Bay SATA/IDE SSD/HDD Mounting Kit / Bracket / Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Securely holds two 2.5" hard drives in a single 3.5" bay. This is great for those who are upgrading to SSD, and don't want to fumble with flimsy adapters. These brackets come with screws, but work well in a tool-less case by essentially mimicking the profile of a standard hard drive. Because each drive snaps into place and the adapter has a release for each bay, swapping out drives is a cinch.

Cons: You'll have to stagger your drives (one upside down, one rightside up) in order to plug your power cables into your drives' sockets. I wish ICY DOCK spaced the bays out more.

Other Thoughts: There's better solutions out there, but this is far from the worst. Even though you'll have fun plugging your drives in, unless you burn through drives like crazy you're not going to have to do it often. Which for you IT guys means that it's not the best choice for troubleshooting hard drive issues or testing stability of drives that won't be in these adapters for the long haul.

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memorex 25GB 6X BD-R 30 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Recordable Media Model 98682
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs The High Price of Tuition 03/10/2014

This review is from: memorex 25GB 6X BD-R 30 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Recordable Media Model 98682

Pros: Clean appearance, tasteful design. I didn't wait long to get them; even though I ordered from a different vendor, these were shipped from Newegg, who did their usual fine job in getting the product on my doorstep quickly.

Cons: Just because they look nice and got here quickly doesn't make them good discs. Using a Lite-On burner with current firmware, I have a 100% fail rate with these. Now, lest you think I'm doing something wrong, I've had great success burning other brands. I've even had good luck with the 4X Memorex discs. But these 6X discs... stink. At 4X, at 6X--doesn't matter. Reading errors on verification If--IF--they complete the burn using ImgBurn. Disc after disc. In fact, I see ImgBurn's reporting another bad burn as I type this. That's eight out of eight. I've got 22 more to go, but I'm thinking that it's time to use them for target practice.

Other Thoughts: 100% fail rate so far, kids. Let that sink in a moment before clicking "add to cart." I've written off my expense as tuition--the price I paid to learn never to order these again. Please don't pay tuition to learn the same lesson as me when I just gave you an education for free.

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Western Digital WD Green WD20EADS 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 2TBs of meaty storage space on a single drive, with decent speed.

Cons: Remember how much you drooled over the thought of owning a 200GB hard drive a few years back? In a few years, this will look like that 200GB hard drive does now. But right now that's not really a con, is it?

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 choked on recognizing it until I used Ultimate Boot Disk to create a primary partition. After that, no problems whatsoever. (I think this may have confused some reviewers who concluded that their drive had arrived dead.) Once Windows sees it... well... it's big. It's storage. And while it's not the fastest drive in the world, it's no slouch, either. Since it's going in a HTPC, I'm sure I'll need another soon enough--but I won't hesitate in choosing this particular drive.

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Display Name: Jeff K.

Date Joined: 06/02/05

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 11
  • First Review: 06/13/06
  • Last Review: 03/22/14
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