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Peter P.

Peter P.

Joined on 08/25/07

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Most Favorable Review

The only SSD for a Mac

Intel 320 Series 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2CW160G3K5
Intel 320 Series 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2CW160G3K5

Pros: Blazing fast and installs without a hitch as long as you follow instructions.

Cons: Price -- I bought this and the price dropped about a month after I purchased it. However, I'm so happy with the performance, I'm not too upset.

Overall Review: I bought one to breathe life into a Windows-based laptop and liked it so much I bought one for my son's Macbook Pro. Installation and software reloading was a breeze. the Macbook was on it's way out of the house and now it is a favored machine. I should have done this earlier.

Sturdy and fast external enclosure

macally PHR-S250UAB Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA USB 2.0 / 1394 External Enclosure
macally PHR-S250UAB Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA USB 2.0 / 1394 External Enclosure

Pros: Great if you want to use "Firewire" (1394) connectivity to an external hard drive. Bought this to support 'dual booting' on my Macbook Pro. Installed an SSD inside, connect via Firewire and cannot tell the difference between using my internal hard drive (also an SSD) and the external hard drive.

Cons: A bit pricey versus some of the other ones, but may be worth the money if you don't have Firewire cables. The extra money pays for them.

Overall Review: Within the first week I dropped it twice and stepped on it without damaging the case. This was surprising to me given how much weight it supported and how much abuse it has suffered through! Awesome case.

Fast, reliable SSD

Intel 320 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2CW120G310
Intel 320 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2CW120G310

Pros: Intel reliability, easy to install and works just like a normal hard drive -- only faster. Make sure you read how to configure your laptop settings on line so that you extend the life of this drive. This is my third drive and love it. Boots an Apple Macbook Pro in about 20 seconds and my UL30VT in about 15 seconds. Has extended battery life by 50%!

Cons: Intel should include instructions or suggestions for how to configure laptop settings to take full advantage of this SSD. While the "www" is a wonderful thing, you shouldn't have to research how to set up a particular product. Additionally, there is no Intel SSD toolbox for the Mac.

Great USB Stick

Crucial Gizmo Jr 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model CT4GBUFDJNR000
Crucial Gizmo Jr 4GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model CT4GBUFDJNR000

Pros: Small USB stick that can be attached to your key ring without increasing the size.

Cons: Is very small -- if you're not used to the stick, you can lose it pretty easily.

Overall Review: Gizmo may want to consider offering these in a multitude of colors as the white could be mistaken for a chicklet.... Great USB stick -- don't use anything but these.

Great external hard drive enclosure

Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive / SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK
Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive / SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK

Pros: Good looking, sturdy, easy to assemble and inexpensive external hard drive enclosure.

Cons: None

Overall Review: This enclosure has withstood a couple of 'freak' accidents and has survived without trouble -- I've sat on it twice and have dropped it off my desk. None of the incidents seem to have as much as marred the survace.

Well built external enclosure

Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-BLK Aluminum & plastic 2.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
Rosewill RX25-AT-SC-BLK Aluminum & plastic 2.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: eSATA and USB2.0 connections. eSATA is exceedingly fast! Price is awesome.

Cons: None that I can tell.

Overall Review: Too me less than 5 minutes to install my extra hard drive in the enclosure.