Joined on 09/13/09
Good Drive at a Good Price
Pros: My 4th Toshiba external drive and overall the experience has been very good. This drive worked out of the box, I re-formatted it to make all the space available and it has been working well with a Linux Mint laptop and Android tablet. The normal prompt NewEgg processing and delivery.
My First Unacceptable HDD in 5 years.
Pros: Normal excellent NewEgg price, rapid delivery and efficient return process.
Cons: Extremely slow data transfer and overheating. Not recognized by media player.
Overall Review: I started transferring large files to this drive as a backup and to play video files from. After about 4G of data was transferred using a USB2 connection with a Samsung laptop using Linux Mint the transfer rate had slowed to less than 2Mb/s and the drive was hotter than I am used to with my 5 other drives. I tried transferring using a new Lenovo laptop and a USB3 connection with the same result. Additionally, my media player would not recognize files on the drive. Returned for a refund, splendid NewEgg service as usual.
Good Price, As Advertised.
Pros: Easy setup and it works as advertised.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I have used this device bluetoothed with a ChromeBook running Linux as a media player to my TV. Easy setup and it works as advertised. It is not sophisticated or rugged but fit for my needs at a very good price. As somebody else stated, you get what you pay for.
Pros: Good price, normal exemplary NewEgg ordering and delivery.
Cons: I agree with a previous reviewer that not being able to charge the battery through the USB cable is an inconvenience although not enough for me to drop an egg.
Overall Review: I bought this camera primarily for the zoom capability replacing a Nikon S7000 and it hasn't been a disappointment. Straightforward operation, easy file transfer to a laptop.
Replacement in Acer ChromeBook
Pros: Good price, quick delivery. Worked with no problem straight from the package.
Overall Review: A replacement drive for an Acer ChromeBook now successfully running a Linux operating system. This is my second Dogfish purchase from NewEgg and both have been faultless, the first still running daily after 8 months.