Joined on 09/13/12
Good Product, Good Price
Pros: Arrived on-time, works as advertised. Easily connects to both bands (standard and 5G) of our new router.
Cons: I'm not a fan of the mini-CD's for the drivers, especially since I have a couple of computers without optical drives. That's my problem though, not theirs. Easily solved -I just copied the whole CD to a flash drive, and installed the driver from that.
Overall Review: Quite happy with the purchase! Just as an aside - I've purchased a couple of other 3.0 dual band USB wi-fi widgets (I'll leave the brands un-named...) and when I plugged them in, they both automatically started up, using the drivers I installed for this one. Must be a fairly generic dual-band driver.
AC Adapter Charger for TOSHIBA Satellite
Pros: Fast shipping, low price.
Cons: After 30 minutes of charging, the charger was too hot to touch. It actually made the varnish on my table melt and peel. When using the touch-pad with the charger plugged in the cursor would jump erratically until I unplugged the charger. It did this any time the charger was plugged in. When using a USB mouse, this did not happen - only when using the touch-pad. I tested the laptop with the old charger (it still works if the cord is bent just right) and these symptoms do not occur. These symptoms lead me to believe the voltage output is too high. I believe the laptop itself suffered no damage, but I certainly will not plug it into that charger again.
Overall Review: This may (hopefully) be a one time thing, but I cannot recommend this product.
All in all, I was very pleased.
Pros: Does everything it says. Fast drive, fast shipping.
Cons: The packaging seems inadequate for a hard drive (or any other electronic component for that matter...) Just a bubble padded envelope. The edge of the drive's box was dented in, but the drive itself was intact.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product, and do intend to buy a couple more. All my installed programs now open immediately with no noticeable lag. It used to take Libre Office about 5 seconds to start; now I don't even have time to read the splash-screen. My operating system, Windows 7 64 bit (yes I'm still using it...) boots and is ready to use in less than 15 seconds. My computer is a Vostro 3560, Quad-core @ 2.50 ghz per core, 8 gigs of ram, if that helps anyone benchmark the timing. The only non-Windows start-up items are my Bluetooth drivers, Netgear wireless drivers, and Avast anti-virus free edition. The only reason I only gave it 4 eggs was the packaging. My only concern would be the drive's longevity - I will update this post if anything changes.
Does Not Work
Pros: Low Price
Cons: This SD card did not work. I attempted to copy 10 gig of music to the card. It took an hour to transfer all 10 gig of music, then half of what I transferred deleted itself leaving empty folders. I tried to re-copy the music into the empty folders without success. Thinking it was a file table allocation problem I reformatted it. Attempting the transfer again had the same result even after after reformatting. I would like a refund or new SD card, but I imagine that is probably not going to happen. I have e-mailed the seller with this information. If they respond to my e-mail, I will update this, or make a new, more favorable post. If not, I will simply avoid this seller in the future. A. M. Perry
Great Drive - Excellent Price
The drive showed up earlier than advertised. Works great. Smart test shows no errors. Formatted as GPT instead of MBR so I wouldn't need to partition it n 2TB sections. Remember, you can't install Windows on a GPT drive unless your computer uses UEFI instead of BIOS. (Wow, what a lot of acronyms...) All in all, I am very pleased. I would definitely recommend this drive and the seller.