Joined on 10/25/07
Exactly what I wanted
Pros: My use is on USB 2.0 platform. Anything above 30Mb/sec was not needed. These (I bought 2) sticks were tested using a 12 hour read/write pattern test and they rated at 30Mb/sec read and 26Mb/sec write. Perfect for my USB 2.0 application.
Cons: None really. My use is USB 2.0 and the USB 2.0 sticks by major manufacturers test at 18Mb/read and <4Mb write. These, by comparison are killer.
Overall Review: These are what USB 2.0 sticks should be- tests at about max speed in both read and write. Got mildly warm, but nowhere near hot during the 12 hour test.
Well made- works great
Pros: Small, quiet and easy to upgrade/manage. Quality of build is very good for the price. Easy to add memory, drives, DVD, etc. Even has an internal USB slot for bootable USB drives like Linux, FreeNAS, etc. So well thought out that there is a torx wrench stored inside the door for use in mounting drives.
Cons: Surprised that modern OSes (current Fedora, FreeBSD) do not recognize the drive supplied by HP, either 160G or 250G. FreeNAS 7 recognizes the drive but FreeNAS (FreeBSD) 8 does not. Just put in the drives you intend to store data on and it will work. A 160G is not too useful these days as primary storage.
Overall Review: Very happy with price and value. Still trying different OSes to see which I like best for my mix of Windows and Apple equipment. Watch out for OSes not recognizing the supplied drive- use the drive elsewhere and put in a different drive.