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Kenneth C.

Kenneth C.

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Most Favorable Review

Best external drive ever

Seagate FreeAgent Pro ST310005FPA1E3-RK 1TB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a (Dual FireWire 400 interface module)/ eSATA External Hard Drive
Seagate FreeAgent Pro ST310005FPA1E3-RK 1TB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a (Dual FireWire 400 interface module)/ eSATA External Hard Drive

Pros: Superb drive, it's plug and play so no need to install drivers. Excellent form factor, runs cool, silent, and very high capacity. I've bought 5 of these and will likely buy another 8-12 of them. They totally rock. 10000% better than the bad maxtor externals that failed, and it has a 5-year warranty. Everybody needs to own this drive.

Cons: Only minor 'con' is that you have to swap out a small detachable port on the bottom, if you want to go back and forth between USB and firewire. Not a big minus, but it would've been much better to make the drive bottom a bit bigger and include both, without the need to swap out the hardware.

Overall Review: This is the best drive I've bought, of dozens. Highly recommended. I've made my own external drives, which works great, with seagate 500gig IDE/SATA drives, but for the price this is a much better solution. Less than three hundred bucks for a silent 1-Terabyte external drive, is phenomenal. Two thumbs wayy up on this.

Most Critical Review

Good quality, but poor connection

Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 Silver 30 watts 2.0 Personal Audio System
Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 Silver 30 watts 2.0 Personal Audio System

Pros: Solid sound quality, a bit muddy though.

Cons: Biggest problem is that the volume control knob has a ton of static and the left speaker with it is hard to adjust, fades in and out. Very frustrating. It's like the potentiometer/volume knob has intermittent connection, and there's no fix other than to replace the knob, which I don't want to do. I wanted to like this unit, but problem is, for those of us who always fiddle w/the volume knob, is it doesn't work well.

outstanding laptop w/Win7

HP Laptop ProBook Intel Core i3 3rd Gen 3110M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 4540s (C9K70UT#ABA)
HP Laptop ProBook Intel Core i3 3rd Gen 3110M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit 4540s (C9K70UT#ABA)

Pros: My old HP laptop is great, but too big and heavy. This one is exceptionally well designed, lightweight, fast and sturdy, and has a very sharp and clear display. Got up and running instantly, everything works very well. Keyboard layout and responsiveness is top-notch.

Cons: touchpad works well, not as good as my prior HP laptop though.

Overall Review: Overall I'm extremely happy with this one and would buy another one. The fact that it comes with Win7 installed is a big plus, since win8 is horrible and it's rare to find a new pc with win7 installed out of the box.

excellent drives - have worked well

Seagate FreeAgent Desk 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive ST320005FDA2E1-RK
Seagate FreeAgent Desk 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive ST320005FDA2E1-RK

Pros: I've bought 5 of these and they all work perfectly, as did the earlier ones I've been buying over the years (I do a lot of video editing). Personally I cannot believe the negative reviews of seagate drives here; I think they're probably posted by competitors. I've bought dozens of external drives over the years (maxtor have been the worst), WD are ok, but only seagates have 5-year warranties, which says a lot. Of the 70+ HDs I've bought over the last year, the only seagate failure was an ancient 250Mb one that had been in use for 7 years, all the others have worked fine... including these external ones. Highly recommended; these are the best external 2Tb ones on the market.

Cons: I wish these had USB2 and sata dual-connection like older seagate external drives had, not just usb 2 only. And I don't like that I can't daisy-chain these like the sata-type ones (why don't these have dual USB/Sata?). Works fine as a drive, even with many connected to the same pc, on different USB ports.

Pleasantly surprised - excellent speakers!

Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System
Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System

Pros: I bought this based on all the positive reviews and am thrilled with it. I used to have Klipsch speakers, but the volume knob gave out in under a year, so I had to get a replacement. These are surprisingly powerful and clear, at such a low price. BEST pc speakers I've bought, even kicks Klipsch speakers in quality and dynamics... nice job!

Cons: Satellites seem a bit small, initially I was concerned, as they're a lot smaller than Klipsch satellites, but they turned out to be fine - very well engineered.

Excellent case, slim and well done

Vantec NexStar 3 3.5" SATA to USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) - Model NST-360SU-BK
Vantec NexStar 3 3.5" SATA to USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) - Model NST-360SU-BK

Pros: Excellent construction, easy to assemble, very sleek and well made. Works great, not too hot.

Cons: A bit on the small size, so I worry about heat dissipation.

Overall Review: Overall a very good case, well made, I've owned several.

10/12/2007