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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 10/17/09

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So far so good

Cavalry Passio 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive CAXH3701T0 Black
Cavalry Passio 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive CAXH3701T0 Black

Pros: External Hard Drive still going good

Cons: Seems like Newegg doesn't allow you to edit posts.

Overall Review: Anyway, I made a mistake on my transfer rates, they should be: 12m 50s- 4.34GB via usb from optical-dd to external-hdd 11m- 4.34GB via esata from optical-dd to external-hdd 3m 24s- 4.36GB via usb from hard-dd to external-hdd 1m 41s- 4.36GB via esata from hard-dd to external-hdd

10/23/2009

So far so good

Cavalry Passio 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive CAXH3701T0 Black
Cavalry Passio 1TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive CAXH3701T0 Black

Pros: Quiet Small Cheap The "cavalry" name that lights up at the front of the unit isn't too bad. it does blink when transferring, but it's really not that annoying and it's the only thing that lights up. It's a tad less fluorescent as an average digital alarm clock. You can always put some electrical tape on it though since that whole face where the name is displayed is flush. So, no engraving or protrusions. In fact, this ehdd is very economical in terms of space. No rounded edges or fancy protrusions, just a small black box. it kind of looks like a Wii actually. Just without that cut corner.

Cons: The power button is slanted in. Not sure if this is on purpose but it seemed like it was damaged. It does work fine though, I can switch on and off easily. The slant actually seems like an advantage since it would protect against accidental power switches. Still going to call in customer service since if it is a defect, then the rest of it may have also been damaged as well. Judging from the picture on newegg, it seems that is in fact how it is. So far, that's really the only "con". Will update later on. But...this thing has 1 year manufacturer warranty, so I'm not too worried. Also, it is small, but I wouldn't say it's portable, I'm sure there's a 3.5" hdd in there. I'm also not too fond of the fact that the bottom (horiz.) has no rubber treads like it does when in vert. position. last thing, this HAS to be plugged in ac power when using. Even if you are using the USB option, it has to be in ac power. Can't use the usb to power the esata option either.

Overall Review: I was also quite disappointed with the lack of reviews on this, but then realized it's somewhat new to the market. Anyway, the drive is small roughly: 7x4_3/4x1_1/4. It has a matte bottom (vertically & horizontally) with a sleek black top (vert. & horiz.). transfer rates: 12m 50s- 4.34GB via usb from dd to ehdd 11m- 4.34GB via usb from dd to ehdd 3m 24s- 4.36GB via esata from hdd to ehdd 1m 41s- 4.36GB via esata from hdd to ehdd I've been transferring files and working on it for 2hrs now and it's not warm yet. Also, the esata works flawlessly. Plugged it into my laptop that has an esata port and it just showed up in my computer. I plugged it in via usb and it took about 2 minutes to load up and show up on my computer. I'm working off of vista x64 laptop. 300GB SATA HDD, 4GB RAM. Core 2 Duo @2.00GHZ.

10/22/2009