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Glenn W.

Glenn W.

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Most Favorable Review

Great drive. Excellent customer service!

Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB3000100 Black
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB3000100 Black

Pros: It's easy to set up and works as it should.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Not so much the drive but the customer service is above and beyond. I took a lightning strike at my house. Even though it shut down my computer (it survived oddly enough) it fried everything on a separate wall plug that this drive was plugged in to. I contacted Seagate, explained what happened and if they had any videos on how to open the case. This was not a warranty issue because I figured I was out of luck. They asked me to hang on as they passed it up the chain. They did not have videos but advised that they existed elsewhere and on top of that and allowed me to open the case (carefully) and see if I could salvage my photos. When I was done I was given permission to return the drive and they would replace it under warranty even though there was no fault on Seagate's part. As it turned out, the drive was ok once I managed to free it from its plastic bonds. Plugged it into an available SATA port and the computer found it and installed it properly. Nothing was damaged on the drive either. Seagate has easily won my loyalty and I highly recommend this company!

Most Critical Review

So far, not the best experience I've had

BIOSTAR TA970 Plus AM3+ AMD 970 / SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - AMD
BIOSTAR TA970 Plus AM3+ AMD 970 / SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - AMD

Pros: Boots up well. USB 3 ports work which is more than I can say for the ASUS M5A97.

Cons: Setting up BIOS is a bit confusing and not explained well. Scratchy high-pitched noise coming from speakers. (super annoying) Mouse becomes erratic at times. Defaults to SP1 fan control so CPU fan stays running even in standby. Changing to SP3 in BIOS fixes this...sort of. Mouse/keyboard wake on not supported. USB wireless LAN slow to kick in. S/PDIF audio but NO audio input connector. (Why even have this option? It's like having plugs in the house but nothing to plug into them) Seriously considering returning it because there's precious little information online. Biostar's website asks for some odd ID that does not exist.

Overall Review: I've had good luck with Biostar before. This board was replacing the ASUS M5A97 which was a disappointing board (USB 3.0 never worked. Other USB ports would come and go) but so far, not impressed.

11/13/2016

Great for not-Smart TVs

Logitech 970-000001 Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller
Logitech 970-000001 Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller

Pros: There were, when I bought this, several add-on boxes for watching Netflix or listening to Pandora, YouTube or other applications. This one was far and away the best because it had a keyboard. It takes a bit to set it up (a few minutes) but once it's done it does the rest. Excellent for non-Smart TVs. You can use wifi or an ethernet cable. The keyboard is your wireless remote.

Cons: It's not a deal breaker but even when off the cooling fan will never shut down. It runs constantly. I had this on a bedroom TV and it drove me nuts. I finally came to realize I had to unplug its power supply every night if I wanted to sleep. Oh, and some compatibility issues with its built in browser. You can watch YouTube videos because it's Google TV but not others

Overall Review: I paid $100 for this over a year ago. A refurb for $65 is good deal

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Extra SATA ports

My motherboard only had five SATA ports. That probably seems like enough but I have more HDs than that. I popped this in a PCI slot, booted up and Win 7 loaded the drivers automatically. Works like a charm. The only down side is one port is on the back of the card. Not gonna do me much good if I can't power that drive.

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