Joined on 09/13/03
WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN
Pros: LARGE 4TB capacity, USB 3.0, transfer speeds, power saver (sleeps when not being accessed), portable, quiet, and prompt delivery (second day arrival) using FREE shipping! (Guess the logistics between their warehouse and my house were all aligned.)
Cons: Can't think of any...
Overall Review: I liked the first one so much I bought another! I'd transferred SSD to USB 3 at 170 mB/s originally... then I thought to try USB 3 to USB 3 and achieved 140 then 120 mB/s... pretty good I'd say! I have this hung off my bedroom PC and share with my LAN so watching content from it in my theatre room is a no brainer. The power saver makes me feel better about it not just spinning all day, and the huge capacity... well, everyone needs a couple of these on their HTPC, right! It came preloaded with WD applications which I've not looked into -- I just create a folder as my own ROOT and share it as a storage device. Twice it'd gone on sale for under $140 - who can stand passing that great deal!
Pros: Provides 3 (2 additional) USB3 ports and a NET interface. Transfers from any USB3 HDD through the device to a SATA drive went fine in the 125 MBps range.
Cons: Even after loading the USB3 drivers and USB3 drivers for this device I found transferring across its ports would yield only 10 MBps.
Overall Review: As long as I don't need to transfer data between ports it works fine to establish additional USB3 ports.
Nice product, nice packaging!
Pros: As advertised... arrived quickly!
Cons: No prepaid return label for old battery... I don't think even APC is prepaying either so this isn't such a con, more a new industry standard.
Overall Review: I knew this is an ABC battery. I was buying a non-APC battery and took the risk. My last APC lasted 4 years so we'll see how this holds up. This battery arrived in a VERY NICE foam-fitted, rigid box, has the connector attached and simple instructions to change it, I'll not spend the $26 UPS wants for me to send it to recycle... MY LOCAL Lowe's, Home-Depot are recycle centers.
Great li'l enhancement for my Home Theatre
This thing is a wonder! I'd been using full-size wireless keyboards with a joy stick as the mouse control for YEARS now. They'd tucker out after several YEARS each and I'd be looking again. I can't say whether this will last but for the low price if it lasts two years I'd be satisfied. I had issue with FN-RF which required me to disconnect/reconnect the USB receiver and all was well. There's VERY LITTLE detail on here about its operation, setup, etc. however YouTube is your friend! There're videos on the EASYTONE as well the Rii which in most cases this works just like the Rii branded products.