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Angela M.

Angela M.

Joined on 08/29/06

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Most Favorable Review

Another Great Fujitsu Scanner

Fujitsu FI-7160 (PA03670-B055) Duplex Up to 600 DPI USB Color Image Document Scanner
Fujitsu FI-7160 (PA03670-B055) Duplex Up to 600 DPI USB Color Image Document Scanner

Pros: Fast, Efficient, Reliable

Cons: A bit pricey.

Overall Review: I am a tech who works primarily with medical offices and these Fujitsu scanners are great. The offices that I work with tend to do a high volume of scans, so they need fast, reliable scanners and this model has been another win for this product line. I am supporting them in a number of offices and so far haven't had even one hiccup. Installation is quick and easy, particularly if you just need the TWAIN driver to work with your software. Highly recommended.

11/19/2014
Most Critical Review

Doesn't Work With SBS/Servers

ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB Black
ioSafe SOLO G3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive with Fireproof / Waterproof, 1 year DATA Recovery SVC SK3TB Black

Pros: Solid drives generally, have used other ioSafe Solo models for years without issues.

Cons: Doesn't work with SBS or other servers. I have used past models of these drives to backup up Windows Servers without issue, supported or not. However, backups will not run correctly with this model, and as noted by another reviewer, if you contact ioSafe for support, they will just tell you they don't support server backups. It's pretty frustrating, as this is an expensive drive for home use, most people that I know that are using these have them in a business environment.

Overall Review: ioSafe should really take some time to resolve the server issues. Whether they realize it or not, businesses with servers undoubtedly make up a decent segment of the market for their products.

Great Product

Blue 2.0 - 2.9 MP 15X Optical Zoom Waterproof 24mm Wide Angle Point & Shoot
Blue 2.0 - 2.9 MP 15X Optical Zoom Waterproof 24mm Wide Angle Point & Shoot

Pros: Easy to set up\configure, reliable, sturdy.

Cons: None at all so far

Overall Review: Great product! I do tech support for small businesses and have put quite a few of these in at client sites the last couple of years (As well as some earlier models) So far, haven't had a single failure (more than can be said for the Seagate\Western Digital drives I used to use, which seemed built to die at the end of the warranty period) and I like the extra protection for clients data. Haven't had a fire or flood yet, so that remains to be tested...

Western Digital Drives are the Bottom of the Pile

WD My Book Elite 1TB USB 2.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAH0010HCH-NESN
WD My Book Elite 1TB USB 2.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAH0010HCH-NESN

Pros: Works just fine for a while.

Cons: I am a consultant and used to recommend these to clients for external backups. Bad mistake - 70% or more of the drives from this series have failed within a few months of warranty expiration. I wrote a letter to Western Digital outlining my experiences with these drives and got back a reply simply saying they disagreed with the reported failure rate and didn't think there was anything wrong with their products.

Overall Review: I would never consider recommending this series of drives to anyone again. Backup up your backup!

10/29/2010

Beware - VERy High Failure Rates for this Series

WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage

Pros: Seem to work ok for a while.

Cons: I am a consultant and used to recommend this series to clients for external backups. Bad mistake - 70% or more of the drives from this series have failed within a few months of warranty expiration. I wrote a letter to Western Digital outlining my experiences with these drives and got back a reply simply saying they disagreed with the reported failure rate and didn't think there was anything wrong with their products.

Overall Review: I would never consider using Western Digital MYBooks to store critical data. I had literally hundreds of these drives at client sites and the failure rate is crazy.

10/29/2010

Drives fail within months of expiration.

WD My Book Essential 500GB USB 2.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAF5000EBK-NESN
WD My Book Essential 500GB USB 2.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAF5000EBK-NESN

Pros: Drive worked fine for the first year.

Cons: 70% failure rate within months of warranty expiration.

Overall Review: I am a consultant and used to recommend these to clients for external backups. Bad mistake - 70% or more of the drives from this series have failed within a few months of warranty expiration. I wrote a letter to Western Digital outlining my experiences with these drives and got back a reply simply saying they disagreed with the reported failure rate and didn't think there was anything wrong with their products. Western Digital is doing a terrible job of making reliable drives.

10/29/2010