Joined on 05/22/06
Works but noisy with vibration
Pros: Easy Set up and it works pretty much right out of the box.
Cons: Noisy and vibrates
Overall Review: It will do for me since I don't use an optical drive that much. My Toshiba portege laptop didn't have one which didn't bother me when I bought it until I wanted to create a rescue DVD which is all I have done with it so far.
Worthless for Network Storage
Pros: hard drive works.............sort of.
Cons: Doesn't work well on a network even a small home network. Very poor software.
Overall Review: I tried to make it work for about six months and then took it apart to put the green, slow hard drive in my computer which is what I should have done in the first place with another black drive. I think WD is the best hard drive manufacturer out there but this idea that green save power is ridiculous right up there with water savers. If it takes longer then you save nothing. The green hard drive works much better directly in the computer not good but better then the MyBook. Software usually didn't complete the backup. If I didn't have any spare room or power for extra drives then I would look for storage ideas better then a Mybook.
Pros: Fast delivery from Newegg as always. Newegg is taking it back at no charge to me which is why I will continue to buy from them.
Cons: Would not recognize the drive and I tried two different SATA hard drives, a WD and a Seagate 320GB. ESATA would not work at all and USB sometimes would see the drive but you could not format or open. I would give a negative egg if I could since I wasted my time trying to get it to work.
Overall Review: I am using Win7 64bit with a new high computer which I had built this year by CPU Solutions. I call StarTech and they just asked me to do everything I tried and didn't seem surprised that it didn't work. They were no help at all. Send it back to Newegg was the extent of their help. I won't buy anything they make again!
Utility Software Issues
Pros: Good MB no issues with hardware just the software
Cons: Asus AI Suite II and diagnostic software are very difficult if not impossible to load. If you search the net you will find they have had problems going back to be beginning but don't seem to have a fix that works everytime. I probably should have stuck with Intel MB. Asus has a lot of flash but Intel actually works.
Overall Review: Asus doesn't seem to care much after they produce the product they just want to move onto the next one. Their software engineers leave a lot to be desired. They have good ideas but don't follow through.