Joined on 11/14/04
Shot 150gigs in 2 days
Pros: Cheap. RELIABLE. ZERO errors so far.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I bought 4 of these 8gig cards and used it to shoot 150 gigs of HD video (and about 10 gigs of photos) using a Panasonic Lumix FZ28. All within 2 days. The cards were running just about non stop for 8-10 hours a day (recording then dumping to a laptop). I also used the cards as storage devices during the compression process (thus reading & writing on them for tens of hours straight). I had other brands of cards too. None had any problems and worked flawlessly (except for the Kingston 4gig micro SDHC that my Dell Insp 9300 won't read). Most problems are user error. Common sense precautions are, protect them from static electricity, etc.
TERRIBLE SHIPPING BY NEWEGG
Pros: Drive is fine. Runs very cool.
Cons: NewEgg shipped it fast but packed it horribly. The plastic around the jumpers was bent and then broke off. I needed the drive right away so I didn't bother to return it. It's running OK as of now 1.5 months later. The packing sucked. The BARE drive was wrapped with ONE layer of bubble wrap and then placed on the DIRECT bottom of the box (touching the cardboard box w/no foam peanuts in between). Then foam peanuts was sprinkled on top. The drive had some banged up scarring on it and the bubble wrap touching the carton was 80% POPPED.
Overall Review: Obviously the UPS guys are going to throw little boxes around and may even let them get topped by bigger boxes. NewEgg needs to address this problem. I've bought about 15 drives and this problem happened to all 7-8 of the last consecutive purchases. I'm starting to compare pricing with other places.
Pros: Have over 5 of these and buying 5 more. Used everyday for computers to microwave oven (1000w), hair dryer (800-1200w) and even a toaster oven (1500w). None failed after at least 3 years. The switches on the toaster and microwave are turned on and off at least 10x a day, everyday.
Cons: Can't think of any. None of the 5 owned have any failures. Every single switch works.
Overall Review: Some guy said that the quality was low making it difficult to tell if the rocker switch was on or off...well ON, it would freakin' LIGHT UP.
Pros: Does what it's supposed to.
Cons: A little on the loud side.
Overall Review: The "Not Happy" guy doesn't know what he's talking about. These things are NOT refrigerators, they are ice makers. You make ice, then you put it in your freezer or cooler, otherwise it will obviously melt. It would be silly to expect all the parts & functions of a fridge AND ice making capabilities for $150-250?
Be CAREFUL with memory card
Cons: Instructions are terrible.
Overall Review: When inserting the micro SD card, make sure you're putting it in the slot. It's very easy to put it just above it, and it will get stuck. Not only will it not register/work, but you'd have to remove the cover to get the SD card out. You need jewelry type Phillips screwdrivers ready for the super tiny screws.
Cool & Quiet
Pros: Runs cool (can hardly feel any heat). Quiet (virtually no sound at idle). Cheap ($55 with codes Sept 2010). Samsung provides a clamshaped plastic case & small cardboard box which helps a lot due to New Egg's shipping department being very, very sloppy with packaging bare drives.
Cons: A little slow, but expected.
Overall Review: I have 2 of these now. When purchased, I would run it for at least 5 days continuously to burn it in & detect any defects. The first 2 months it gets used every day as I fill it up with mostly TV shows. After that, it sits in a drawer and gets accessed only about 30 hours per year so I can't comment on reliability due to so little use.