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Eric W.

Eric W.

Joined on 01/17/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great space,

Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT 1TB 5200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT 1TB 5200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Space, ~46MBps transfer speed over 1Gbps network

Cons: 5200-rpm noticeably slower than 5400-rpm

Overall Review: If your used to a 7200-rpm HHD or a SSD, you will definitely be disappointed at the speed. For me, it was toss between sacraficing speed or having more space. Obviously, I chose the latter. It fits tightly in a Fujitsu T4400 tablet pc. My system now hangs more often than with OEM Fujitsu 5400-rpm HDD but I have the space. I enjoy the size but the lag this drive causes on my system is becoming annoying. Each day I more and more am starting to regret this purchase. It might make more sense to place this drive in a USB enclosure and move on to a 7200rpm drive or SSD.

Most Critical Review

A little disappointed

Thermaltake BlacX Duet (ST0014U) ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 2.0 & eSATA Dual Hard Drives Docking Station
Thermaltake BlacX Duet (ST0014U) ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 2.0 & eSATA Dual Hard Drives Docking Station

Pros: (1)handles multiple drive sizes including newer 12.5mm laptop drives; (2)dual connections -- USB 2.0 and eSATA; (3)nice, stable base;

Cons: (1)transferring data between the two drives over eSATA with port mulitiplier function yields a BSOD in Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and 32-bit; (2)comes with the 'wall wart' power adapter

Overall Review: My con's section speaks for itself. Originally. I thought it was the drivers for my eSATA expresscard, but after a little diagnositics it turns out the drivers were fine but this external enclourse was causing the eSATA expresscard drivers to malfunction causing the BSOD. How you ask? After about 3 files, or 3GB of data, the enclosure stops working. If I am transferring data between the enclosure and a drive within the computer everything works as normal. This behavior only occurs when transferring between the two HDDs on the enclosure. This is very unfortunate. I do not have many problems over the USB 2.0 connection. As of today, I have not found a solution to my problem.

10/26/2010

Many gimicks, bells, and whistles but no substance

QNAP 2 Bay TS-251+ Next Gen Personal Cloud NAS, Intel 2.0GHz Quad-Core CPU with Media Transcoding
QNAP 2 Bay TS-251+ Next Gen Personal Cloud NAS, Intel 2.0GHz Quad-Core CPU with Media Transcoding

Pros: Strong processor, on-the-fly transcoding, silent operation, android apps

Cons: need a keyboard to access HybridDesk Station then you can use the included remote; Virtual station and Container station are gimick, windows vms cost additional money and need more memory; why use HDMI out when you can stream to a smart tv? remote control needs line of sight and IR sensor can not be block; i can list more but you get the picture

Overall Review: qnap has a really nice NAS in theory. build quality is excellent, memory is user upgradeable, QTS and android apps are polished. however, i had many issues. first, hd player would not see my multimedia even though i gave shared folders permissions. hdmi output had interference and had issue with the handshake between my tv several times. i had other issue but i've listed enought to warrant this item a return.

12/24/2016

Excellent refurbished unit (except for battery)

ThinkPad Laptop T420 Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
ThinkPad Laptop T420 Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Pros: powerful unit for 200 dollars. seems like a brand new notebook.

Cons: battery went bad after one week and would not recharge. had to rma entire notebook.

Overall Review: 200 dollars for this much power even if a little out date was a no brainer. changed hdd to sdd and oh my so so fast now.

Perfect docking station for T420

lenovo 433710U ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 4337-10U/KEY/NO Adaptor
lenovo 433710U ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3 4337-10U/KEY/NO Adaptor

Pros: ports, ports, ports. locking mechanism with key.

Cons: would nolonger accept t420. had to rma unit for another unit.

Very nice and better than average

HooToo HT-UE01 USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter with 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub
HooToo HT-UE01 USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter with 3-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Pros: excellent Realtek hardware and Windows 8.1 driver, fast connection and disconnection, solid construction

Cons: stiff cable, short cable

Overall Review: For me, the cable difficult to use my situations. It's either too long (and stiff) or too short. I have it dangling over the edge of desktop and the stiffness does seem to put too much of a bend in the cable (with is a good thing). The gigabit speed have been really good (60Mbps) with a keyboard, mouse, and a point-and-shoot camera attached.