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Christopher F.

Christopher F.

Joined on 12/21/05

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Most Favorable Review

Works like a charm

Rosewill RC-204 IDE to SATA  Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device)
Rosewill RC-204 IDE to SATA Mini Vertical Bridge (for IDE device)

Pros: Works just fine with the motherboard I intend to use it on. Recognises device name, size, type, everything. Even on a really old HDD and CD-ROM.

Cons: Didn't work on the test mobo. This was because you cannot use these devices with raid in any form, and the SATA ports on the test mobo were only through a raid controller (raid was still optional)

Overall Review: Use only if you can set the mode to not raid. Has a jumper and 2 clear pins on it. The jumper is jp1 and the open pins are for HDD LED.

11/16/2006
Most Critical Review

Poor http interface

HAWKING HWR54G Wireless-G Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
HAWKING HWR54G Wireless-G Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g

Pros: Cheap, good signal, at least from short range. 128-bit WEP, some OK security. Better signal than a lot of reviews seem to say. Works fine with wired LAN. Yet to check wireless LAN.

Cons: Poorly set up http interface, reflash didn't do much. So far has refused to use my dsl modem as an internet portal. Almost any changes to settings requires it to run through three reset cycles bofore it responds to connects. Http interface slow and Very prone to crashing the device.

Overall Review: If you reflash it, a lot of bugs go away, and you get a cleaner http interface. If you set the region to Japan, you get all 14 channels, but it probably won't do you much good otherwise.

11/16/2006

Slow! But turns heads

SUPER TALENT 2GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model SLIM-2G
SUPER TALENT 2GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model SLIM-2G

Pros: The thing is so thin, everyone who sees it is amazed and wants to know where they can get one. Single large file transfers very fast. ( >17MB/s )

Cons: SLooooooooooooooooooow when copying small files or loading programs. It has a huge latency when changing files, signifigantly longer than other full-size USB drives. Yes, I know that copying lots lf tiny files will be slow, and anyone who doesn't know this learn ig now, but it's terrible on this drive.

Overall Review: Price keeps going up, harder to recommend to friends.

Works fine

Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 1.1/2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Linksys WUSB54G Wireless-G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 1.1/2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Playes well with the Wireless zero configuration. Windoes XP Pro x64 drivers

Cons: It couldn't pick up a faraway router that a cheaper one could.

Overall Review: I didn't install the software that comes with it. It probably had a lot of extra features

SABRENT SBT-ESU52 Aluminum 5.25" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
SABRENT SBT-ESU52 Aluminum 5.25" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Easy. 26MBps read/write

Cons: Loud, screws strip so easily.

Overall Review: I've read about a 137GB max size limit. I didn't test it, but watch out for that. I've also heard you can't format it once it's in, haven't tried that either.

It's so thin!

SUPER TALENT 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model SLIM-1G
SUPER TALENT 1GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model SLIM-1G

Pros: So incredibly small, i've seen nothing like it before. No problems with the speed: 17.5 MB/s Comes with a protective case. Cute blue LED.

Cons: It might get damaged, or the contacts might get scratched. Don't buy if you expect to run it through the washing machine a few times.