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Timothy T.

Timothy T.

Joined on 01/28/07

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Most Favorable Review

cheap, cheap shipping, it works

GENERIC 10U2-02106-E Gray USB 2.0 Extension Cable, AM/ AF
GENERIC 10U2-02106-E Gray USB 2.0 Extension Cable, AM/ AF

Pros: CHEAP. Works. Buy it.

Cons: none

Most Critical Review

Works on Mac PowerPC G4 Tiger, FAIL on Leopard

EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter
EDIMAX EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter

Pros: small, inexpensive, if it works it works great, good software (doesn't sync into airport but what would?)

Cons: didn't work for me in leopard, but works GREAT on an old G4 with Tiger. Go figure.

Overall Review: I bought three of these. One for a PowerMac G5 running 10.5.8, one for a PowerBook G4 with 10.5.8 and one for an iMac G4-700 with 10.4.11. I use an Airport Extreme router. Basically for the life of me I cannot get the things to work on the Leopard (10.5) computers. When I plug them in and download the driver, the utility opens nicely, it sees my networks and then WILL NOT connect to them. I did everything I could in the utility to make it work and it doesn't. However, on the older G4 iMac running Tiger 10.4.11, it works like a charm and I would HIGHLY recommend it for someone using this setup. Yes, I utilized the correct driver, they have them for 10.4-10.6 on the edimax site. Yes, I enabled wireless LAN in sys pref's, blah blah. Take it as you will.

Works great with 2010 macbook pro, snaps tightly

StarTech.com GCTOSMINIFM Toslink to Mini Toslink Plug Adapter - F/M
StarTech.com GCTOSMINIFM Toslink to Mini Toslink Plug Adapter - F/M

Pros: Works great, inconspicuous looks.

Cons: One of my toslink cables snaps tightly into the adapter, one does not. I think this is more an issue of relative cheapness of my cable rather than this adapter.

Overall Review: Most mac laptops come with a toslink output in the headphone jack, and most people don't even know this. I used this adapter to plug a regular ole toslink cable from my macbook pro into the optical digital input on my older non-HDMI receiver. The whole point was to run a purely digital signal to my receiver and get awesome sound through the headphones. Mission accomplished!

it works

Rosewill RCW-100 - 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable, Black
Rosewill RCW-100 - 6-Foot USB 2.0 A Male to A Female Extension Cable, Black

Pros: haven't tested the speed, but it works!

Cons: none

works fine

StarTech 6" 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter SATAPOWADAP
StarTech 6" 4 Pin Molex to SATA Power Cable Adapter SATAPOWADAP

Pros: Works fine

Cons: no issues

good for the price

MASSCOOL UHB-361UES Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA II USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
MASSCOOL UHB-361UES Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA II USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: it works, drive install was easy, parts line up correctly.

Cons: none yet. Only tried USB so far.

Overall Review: After backing up 200+ GB of stuff with a 7.2k rpm drive for 3+ hrs, the case feels hot. This is appropriate, honestly. If it didn't feel hot, I would be concerned about the drive, since it has to dissipate heat somehow. Installation was easy, it comes with screws and a screwdriver. After doing a half dozen other drives in my life I can say this wasn't bad. Don't overtorque the screws since the tray is plastic and with temperature fluctuation over time, who knows what may result. I got this to replace an awesome 5 year old icy dock 3.5" sata enclosure where the controller died. The blue LED on the front of it is bright like every other drive enclosure including my old icy dock. Electrical tape is your friend!