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Kennedy G.

Kennedy G.

Joined on 01/18/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great Design and quiet

Thermaltake ST0020U Steel Mesh & Ruggedized Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Max 5G External Enclosure
Thermaltake ST0020U Steel Mesh & Ruggedized Plastic 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Max 5G External Enclosure

Pros: Large dual fans; a pivoting foot; screwless drive installation USB 3.0/2.0 cable (6')

Cons: plastic construction; pivot foot is iffy/flimsy; no internal power supply (wall wart...)

Overall Review: I needed a drive i thought would extend the life of my 2TB backup and since heat is a drive-killer, dual fans seemed like they might do the trick. The thing is very quiet. Even with both fans on and drive backing up. Theres rubber on the connecting surfaces and more provided in the box. No rattle. I can only tell the huge fans are on because they're blowing. The blue fan backlighting is goofy -- fortunately there's a slider switch on the back that turns it off. I haven't used USB 3.0 yet as i have a Mac which does not; however, what i didn't know is that the port is compatible with USB 2.0 and the provided 3.0 cable plugged right into my USB hub and backed up and behaved as my other drives do. The blue status light on the front is a nice touch. Drive installation was easy. You just slide the drive into the internal SATA connector and snap two rubber siderails into the holes provided for the screw holes on the drive and keep it held firm. Make it metal and get another star!

Most Critical Review

cable weirdness just past warranty

Sennheiser HD201S 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Around-Ear Hi-fi Headphone
Sennheiser HD201S 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Around-Ear Hi-fi Headphone

Pros: Made in Germany. Long cable. Unembarrassing looking.

Cons: The cable near the plug-in went out leaving me with one ear of audio about two months in.

Overall Review: Got a great refurb deal on these and enjoyed them for the time they worked.

12/27/2013

Returning this today...Here's why.

Xigmatek ASGARD 381 CCC-AD38BT-U03 Black Steel / Plastic / Metal Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Xigmatek ASGARD 381 CCC-AD38BT-U03 Black Steel / Plastic / Metal Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: GREAT cable management--both sides come off and there's room inside for a zillion fans including two on a "somewhat" filtered front-of-drives side. Nice looking, well designed and in terms of construction, well done.

Cons: After spending two days gently installing the mobo, ram, PS, six devices, cooling, cpu and a half dozen fans, the big "ON" button broke and after being pushed down, stayed down and may have fried stuff inside after i hit the restart button to see if it would at least just stay on, and didn't, just shut itself off and threw the Power Supply into circuit breaker mode (!). Yipes. But here's the TRULY lame part: this 34 dollar case, though covered under warranty, will cost me almost that much to return to NewEgg even if went USPS. So for all that trouble i am paying about 2x a restocking fee to simply return it and even then there's no guarantee they'll be okay with it if some gorilla decides to trample it on the way there. So now i have to REMOVE all the stuff from it, rebox and cross my fingers that i got all the stuff it came with in there (the zip ties and screws were from these guys or the Mobo? oh man!) There you have it. Nice case if the power module they installed in China wasn't totally cheap and i didn't have to pay the shipping for the RMA... Note to Self: The "largest online reseller" (hint: rhymes with glamozon) provides instant-RMA like NewEgg--but they pay for RMA return shipping via UPS. NewEgg might consider doing so -- even if it means raising your prices a tiny bit overall. you wouldn't lose any customers and keep the ones you have...