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JAMES S.

JAMES S.

Joined on 02/10/03

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Most Favorable Review

Gets the job done.

StarTech.com USB to Slimline SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive Enclosure -Black (SLMSOPTB)
StarTech.com USB to Slimline SATA CD/DVD Optical Drive Enclosure -Black (SLMSOPTB)

Pros: I wanted to salvage the internal CD/DVD burner that came with my laptop instead of purchasing a new external one as it works perfectly fine. The second bay in my laptop now has a dedicated storage HDD and the CD/DVD drive was only used on occasion. This enclosure allows me to continue using it when needed and not need to remove the storage HDD to use the CD/DVD burner. Here were my requirements for an external enclosure: -One cable to connect and power the external enclosure to the laptop to reduce the number of cables I carry in my laptop bag. -Metal enclosure, not plastic. The StarTech SMLSOPTB fit those requirements and looks good while doing so.

Cons: The front bezel slightly protrudes and there is a gap where the drive has a small step on the side. Not really Cons but just minor details. Can't be perfect since it's an universal enclosure.

Overall Review: The pig-tailed USB cable included is a nice touch for those laptops that can't power it with one usb port. I can still eject the tray using the button on the CD drive.

11/15/2011
Most Critical Review

Diead after 30 days

Team 128GB microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 80MB/s (TUSDX128GUHS03)
Team 128GB microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 80MB/s (TUSDX128GUHS03)

Pros: Big Capacity

Cons: Died quickly

Overall Review: My Original 64 GB Sandisk MicroSD is still working great and going strong for 7 years. Needed more capacity so I ordered this card but it died a few days after the 30 day return window.

Overheating on idle

ADATA Ultimate SU800 512GB 3D NAND 2.5 Inch SATA-III Internal Solid State Drive (ASU800SS-512GT-C)
ADATA Ultimate SU800 512GB 3D NAND 2.5 Inch SATA-III Internal Solid State Drive (ASU800SS-512GT-C)

Pros: -fast while it was working for the 1st week.

Cons: SSD is overheating when sitting idle and has a fan blowing across it. SSD goes missing from server when it gets too hot.

Overall Review: I have a defective drive less than a month old and need a replacement but no longer have the original packing to return it in. Not sure why that is needed. Just another reason to buy from A mazon going forward.