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Mike E.

Mike E.

Joined on 09/29/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works great!

Transcend 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card w/ P2 Card Reader Model TS16GSDHC6-P2
Transcend 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card w/ P2 Card Reader Model TS16GSDHC6-P2

Pros: Works great out of the box in my Kodak Zi8 in all modes!!!

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Easy setup, BUT...

MOTOROLA H730 Black Bluetooth Headset w/ Advanced Multipoint / Dual Microphone / Noise Reduction
MOTOROLA H730 Black Bluetooth Headset w/ Advanced Multipoint / Dual Microphone / Noise Reduction

Pros: Easy to setup, didn't have to do anything other than enable Bluetooth on my phone (HTC EVO 3D). Battery life is awesome; haven't charged it yet in over a week with 60-90 minutes/day in power-on mode.

Cons: Everyone I talk to using this headset complains that I'm muffled, or talking in a canyon with a large echo, or can't hear me. I now spend most of my time repeating myself, yelling, or both.

Overall Review: I think that 2 tin cans and string would perform better than this headset does. Wife already threw away the packaging/manuals for both headsets that I purchased, so I can't return them. Now, I'm out $80. If I could give this 0 eggs, I would.

Eh...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM320HJ 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint MP4 HM320HJ 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Price was right. Newegg service rocks.

Cons: Dead after booting the computer 6x over 3 days. The HD wouldn't register in the BIOS anymore. Returned it, and got a more trusted brand.

10/24/2010

Works great!

Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6
Patriot Iris 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF32GISDHC6

Pros: Works great out of the box in my Kodak Zi8 in all modes!!!

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Should have bought 2!

Works, but...

Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK - Black, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan
Rosewill RX-358 V2 BLK - Black, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan

Pros: Appears to be working now after mucking with it ALL WEEKEND.

Cons: I don't know if it's the enclosure or the computers that I own, but it took 10+ attempts on 3 different computers using eSATA to format a WD 1.5TB Green drive. Many failed attempts at getting the drive recognized by Windows to format it. The formatting process would appear to hang anywhere between 1% - 24%. My Dell Latitude E6400/XP Pro SP3 wouldn't format it, and it barely recognizes the drive after it was formatted using eSATA. It does recognize it using USB. Was finally successful using an Acer AS6930-6073 laptop/Windows 7; using both eSATA/USB.

Overall Review: Deducting 3 eggs for the three attempts on three different computers. It remains to be seen exactly how well this enclosure will work. Was going to use it to back up video from my Kodak Zi8... 2+ days of trying to format an industry standard drive in a brand new enclosure is ridiculous. I didn't have to spend more than 10 minutes on my other 3 enclosures that I own (AMS Venus DS3). Downloading the manual (PDF) for this product from Rosewill web site for this product was not possible at all on Saturday. Download process would hang... Bought an eSATA card for my 6 year old AOpen/P4 Prescott/XP Pro rig, maybe things will be better?

ADATA PD1 8GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD1 2.0 8G Silver
ADATA PD1 8GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model PD1 2.0 8G Silver

Pros: Small size for an 8GB flash drive. Relatively cheap.

Cons: This is the slowest USB 2.0 flash drive I have ever seen. Over an hour to copy 2.8GB worth of data to it (.doc, .ppt, .xls, .wav). If you're looking for speed, you won't find it here.