Date Joined: 12/04/04
Pros: Easy install! Top quality! Solid software! Of course, it is a Belkin product, so I didn't expect anything less. I connected it to my Belkin N1 Vision router and they play together like a fine orchestra. Thirty minutes later I was sharing my new Cavalry 500MB external USB 2.0 HD, my Epson CX4200 all-in-one unit and an HP laser printer. The unit has two extra USB ports on the front, for a total of five, which can be used for more portable devices such as cameras or USB flash drives. I am a retired electronics engineer and I am extremely pleased with this purchase.
Pros: Easy installation! I installed it using one of the rear USB ports on my BELKIN Network USB Hub. No problems! The drive was recognized immediately and all my tests, so far, indicate that this is a solid performer. I am a retired electronics engineer and bought this external USB drive as a backup drive for my home network. I am completely satisfied with its operation, so far.
Cons: This HD shipped with the wrong HD stand for edge mounting. The two holes in the stand were about 1/2 inch to close together and the little bolts that were supplied were way to large. The mounting hole in the side of the HD takes a 3 mm metric thread, 1.2 cm in length. Go to the hardware store and get one a little longer and cut it to the correct length and only use one of the two mounting holes. That will work just fine as there is no stress on the stand unless you were to drop it. It is not worth the trouble to send it back. It works to well for me to do that. It does run warm, however, that is a good thing. Heat dissipation is good with the aluminum case. You too will be satisfied.
Overall Review: The incorrect stand and mounting screws probably came from the factory and most likely had nothing to do with Newegg. I have been ordering from Newegg for quite sometime and this is the first glitch I have encountered. However, it was only a minor annoyance.