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Michael M.

Michael M.

Joined on 11/17/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great drive for older Macs

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380215A 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST380215A 80GB 7200 RPM 2MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Reliable, great value, good fit for 6-8-year-old machines that lack large drive recognition.

Cons: None

Most Critical Review

Bought two drives from NewEgg, one was dead on arrival.

Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Internal Hard Drive ST1000LM049
Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Internal Hard Drive ST1000LM049

Pros: Gone thru a hundred of these Seagates over the years, only had a few with premature failures, would say Seagate drives are typically among the best.

Cons: Never had a new Seagate fail right out of the box - until now.

Overall Review: Shipping took awhile, but just about everything has been disrupted by recent events. Problem with online purchases - in a case of product failure - is shipping/return and warranty. If Seagate replaces new for new, I might get a working drive back in a couple weeks, but if replacement is "refurbished," I'm not interested.

Not suitable for laptop use?

Seagate LD25.2 Series ST980210AS 80GB 5400 RPM 2MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate LD25.2 Series ST980210AS 80GB 5400 RPM 2MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 2.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: SATA, low price

Cons: Only 80GB capacity

Overall Review: Label on this Seagate drive states "NOT SUITABLE FOR LAPTOP COMPUTER USE" followed by "...manufactured for OEM distribution." Strange thing to put on a laptop drive label, no? We'll see how it performs as a backup drive in a FireWire enclosure.

Nice for bench tests, too.

macally PHR-250CC Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB & 1394 External Enclosure
macally PHR-250CC Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB & 1394 External Enclosure

Pros: Classy enclosure, sturdy, perfect for travel, data copy and backup. Has a mesmerizing LED, too.

Cons: Not a one.

Slick!

ICY DOCK MB559 MB559UEA-1S Aluminum body with partial plastic 3.5" SATA USB2.0 & 1394 External Enclosure
ICY DOCK MB559 MB559UEA-1S Aluminum body with partial plastic 3.5" SATA USB2.0 & 1394 External Enclosure

Pros: _Very_ nice unit. Clean, clever, compact and icy-cool. Glad I bought two of 'em. Highly recommended!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: A fan might be nice for "troubled" drives, but not necessary. I'm probably using these enclosures in ways they were never intended to be used, but they function flawlessly all the same.