Joined on 11/16/04
Awesome device and great for long road trips especially with kids.
Pros: It works great with multiple Android and iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone devices. Tested out a couple of my movies on my iPad mini hooked up to my Acura's usb interface and the sound was just magical. It felt like you were in the movie theater. Had my friends tested it on their phone and tablets and they absolutely love it. Highly recommend this for those long road trips, especially if you have kids. This will keep them occupy while they watch whatever you have store on this drive. I have a bunch of Seagate external drives that comes in Firewire, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and even the Thunderbolt interface -- works great especially transfer gigs of movies, music, and pictures.
Cons: It would be nice if we could expand the hard drive, just like the base units for all the Seagate GoFlex Drive.
Overall Review: I can't wait to see when a Wifi AC version of this comes out. Other than that, you don' t have to use all of your Apple's activation (5 products through iTunes). Convert your own music and movies and all your devices will be able to use it.
Good drive for my MacBook Pro
Pros: Works great, no issues with MacBook Pro.
Cons: Rebate is hell. Lack of good customer service. Do not offer rebates to your potential customers only to tick us off in the waiting process and denying us.
Overall Review: Thanks Newegg for picking up their slack. Too bad we can't vote on this website for bad service to these vendors. You guys will always have my back and my loyalty. Bless you and Happy New Years!
My own personal cloud!
Pros: Easy to setup. Compact, quiet, and versatile. Had it in a 4 GB config. Looking to upgrade to 6 GB down the road, or perhaps 8 GB if I feel like spending the money on two 4 TB. Setting up the cloud feature was a little daunting, but with time and patience, works really well. Got my friends and family logging into my NAS and streaming photos, music, and video.
Cons: It took me two days to figure out how to open the ports on my new Quantum FiOS router. I have 150 down and I think 50 up. Friends and family says it works great with their devices and pcs. You have to know how to enable port forwarding to get the personal cloud to work for you. Plus sign up for no-ip and just enhances the cloud feature a lot better.
Overall Review: The NAS comes completely loaded with all sorts of features. One of them I'm about to test out when I get a hold of an ip camera is to test the built security software that comes with this NAS. I would definitely buy another one down to road for expansion.
Works great. Worst rebate ever.
Pros: Have 8GB in my MacBook Pro.
Cons: No word of my rebate on this. Just spent last week emailing them about my SSD rebate. Got an attorney involved and got an email today saying that it has been approved because they couldn't read the proof of purchase date on my Newegg invoice...really?
Overall Review: Will not spend another penny on Patriot products. I went by a colleague's recommendation -- never again. Rebate program is a joke. Love how quickly you are denied it if they claim you're missing something. Get an attorney see how fast they reply.
Sweet performance in a MacBook Pro
Pros: Initial install of the OS was fine. Worked right out of the box. Also tested on Windows 7 laptop and this drive is amazingly fast. I would recommend it if you're moving up to an SSD for the first time. I bought a couple from OCZ and ADATA seems to be great in comparison to them.
Cons: That read/write 280/270, was wondering what happen to the 5. Actually don't see myself stressing this drive out as it boots Snow Leopard rather quickly and shuts down instantly like flipping the "off" switch. Love it.
Overall Review: Come on prices! Lets see them come down lower this next year. Good job Newegg with the sales and prices. Did I mention how much I hate rebates? Why? Please let there be a way for us to opt out and just purchase these ssds without having to wait for an eternity for the rebates to get back to us.
Sweet Drive For Price
Pros: Fits nicely into my Dell laptop. Tested it out with Windows XP Professional, VISTA Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional and it runs the application nicely. Have to say, the biggest difference I notice when surfing on the net, was the pages loaded so much quicker.
Cons: 30 GB seems like a lot of space, but goes by quickly when Windows decide to download updates. I had it running Ultimate for a week and half and after one reboot, I got a message that my drive was running low. I notice I left automatic updates on. I say 60 GB would suffice for any OS above Windows XP Pro.
Overall Review: My beef is not with Newegg. OCZ dogged me over on the rebate. I bought this 2 days before they posted the rebate on the website. So basically my purchase did not fall into the rebate date and I can't register it to get my $30 back. Same incident happen over the new year, bought 4 GB of PC8500 from a retail store, went to register and no way to register for rebate. Talk about double whammy! Shame on you OCZ. I may not buy any more items from you all again. I got stiff $50 bucks so far on your rebate. That one egg is for your "rebate" program. End of discussion.
For the price, it was decent. The picture quality was very clear. I have not tested night driving as of yet, but the afternoon drive test was great. Simple to use and packs quite a few options. The customer service is responsive and helpful via email. I would definitely by another one.