Date Joined: 07/16/01
Pros: No Pros
Cons: Wasted time and money. This is either a used or refurb part that does not work
Overall Review: can not recommend
Pros: Price (@ big box store was way less), auto power up when PC turned on (this can also be a CON)
Cons: runs hot in the enclosure provided
Overall Review: second one of these both purchased elsewhere, both were taken out of enclosure and installed into San Digital TR4M,
Pros: way more ones and zeroes than the sticks that were removed
Cons: none than that can be recalled
Pros: Price, std USB3 cable, not of the tiny connectors.
Cons: tiny screwdriver (included) for tiny screws, some assembly required, for lumberjack hands not so user friendly.
Overall Review: inserted SSD with a couple of VMware images on it. Performance is up to scratch all things considered, would buy again
Pros: All 1's and 0's traveling as required.
Overall Review: Cables work or the don't. These work. Ordered 2 x 6', one cable is actually 6' 5" , the other a tad shy of 6'.
Pros: it either works
Cons: or it doesn't
Overall Review: ones and zeros all arriving according to schedule.
Pros: decent basic affordable unit
Cons: could not get it to work with wireless KB (Logitech EX110). EX110 has no scroll lock key and IOGEAR instructions did not help
Overall Review: from logitech forum "Unfortunately, KVM switches aren't supported, and we don't provide a scroll lock because it's so seldom used for anything else."
Pros: price, performance
Overall Review: made a tired laptop new again
Pros: Easy install although extra cable length needed for my situation
Overall Review: used for keeping generator battery charged. Panel gets minimum 5 hrs solar exposure per day this time of year
Pros: easy to setup, price (if you buy with the discount)
Cons: none yet, although my experience with DLink after the DGL 4300 has been less than impressive
Overall Review: wire connected this as an AP to a DIR 655. After a couple of minutes of faffing about with IP address got it working, plugged 3 devices into wired ports and using it as switch. Tablets, phones etc connect to WiFi.
Pros: works but needed effort to make it so.
Cons: had to mod it to accept 2.5" WD Enterprise Raptor. (15mm drive)
Overall Review: Bought this to use in Rosewill RSV-S4-6G SATA 150 & 300 4 x Hot-Swappable box, had an older WD Raptor drive with no cage around it. Once the spring loaded retaining clip was removed the drive slotted straight in, if not little on the snug side.
Pros: as before, prices, simplicity
Cons: as before
Overall Review: 2 PCs & two switches, one as a Keyboard & mouse switch, one as switch for Masscool DS-UES002CH USB2.0 + eSATA to 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD Docking Station with Card Reader + Hub and one touch backup function
Video is handled by older 4 port KVM with no USB hence the ghetto mod
Pros: solid construction, variable speed fan, price
Cons: none to date
Overall Review: would be handy to have the drive caddy available as an HD accessory to make this usable as a swappable drive.
Pros: did get it to work with foreign sim card
Cons: completely unintuitive device, too small to be useful, manual is a re print of a full manual, diagrams missing, page reference incorrect.
phone turns off and will no turn on, poor battery life, less than day on one charge.
Overall Review: bought specifically as a throw away phone to use OS. Cannot throw this rubbish far enough.
Pros: size, price (national chain store purchase)
Overall Review: plugged into usb switch and made a pseudo KVM switch with 2 PC , already had older KVM for monitor without USB but the switch (GWC SS2115 USB 2.0 2-Port Manual Share Switch - OEM) and this keyboard and mouse pad saved me $$
Pros: none at the moment
Cons: Power brick gave up.
Pros: buck a Gig is my current sweet spot.
Overall Review: first Muskin branded SSD purchased. Not the fastest on the block but faster than any HDD I have. Getting closer to commodity status everyday.
Pros: as before. Hauppauge tech support was prompt and mostly helpful
Cons: none now
Overall Review: operator error on tuner count, 2 tuners both working. cable providers are not all the same, 3 tech support calls later they got it right for pairing card to service
Pros: cheap (sorry, inexpensive)
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: plugged into aging CQ laptop in order to capture streams from Motorola DVR. DVR streams captured, move along.
Pros: works as designed. price for the cable alone is worth it
Cons: card is a waste
Overall Review: the express card is not needed in my case. tried it anyway and it worked out of the box with need for drivers. Win7 Ent.
Dell Latitude 6240 already has an eSata/USB2 port. I wanted a cheap but solid cable
Pros: Price for not only capacity but performance
Cons: cheap slider cover setup
Overall Review: 1st pass direct to USB3 port
2nd pass with STD USB extension cable between drive and port
formatted as NTFS
HD Tune Pro: File Benchmark
Transfer rate test
File Size: 500 MB
Sequential read 72909 KB/s
Sequential write 21761 KB/s
Random read 1661 IOPS
Random write 5 IOPS
Random read (queue depth = 32) 2169 IOPS
Random write (queue depth = 32)
Sequential read 31382 KB/s
Sequential write 17802 KB/s
Random read 1054 IOPS
Random write 4 IOPS
Random read (queue depth = 32) 1048 IOPS
Random write (queue depth = 32) 2 IOPS
Pros: one of the least expensive 3TB around.
Turns on and off with PC. Drive cage separates from base to reveal standard power/SATA plug, therefore works with other SATA drives
Cons: none until it fails.
Overall Review: HP Tune Pro reports 35degrees operating temp within 5 secs of power on. After 5 minutes minutes of use 46. Suspect passive ventilation.
Purchased from Big Box store for less than online.
Pros: fewer with every failed boot
Cons: Gets stuck at loading OS screen, used to happen once in a while, progressed to every other boot.
Overall Review: Was never too thrilled with this box or the 32GB version, will not buy again no matter what the price
Pros: it's SSD but only just, all the other rave...
Cons: 3+ months on and there is a noticeable reduction in performance to the point that I swapped out for hybrid drive
Overall Review: have been using this as standalone drive for one busy app. App is heavy write and read and write performance has deteriorated to the point of making drive unusable. Removed drive and performed secure erase (format is not enough to zero out drive to original state) performance back to where is was but the process is not worth the hassle, App was using 70% of available space.
Pros: Bang for Buck cheaper than AMD. Decent HS and Fan even though I didn't use it
Overall Review: bought this for one purpose, MakeMKV -> Handbrake -> viewing pleasure and I couldn't be happier.
Mated with Shuttle XPC SH67H3 and 8GB RAM. 300GB Raptor. Must be stinky quick with SSD