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This review is from: Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1K)
Pros: No cap to get lost.
Easy open package.
Cons: Gets pretty warm when in use. Not too hot to touch, but very warm.
No lanyard, even though it has a lanyard hole.
Other Thoughts: Red LED is not obnoxious, only flashes during read/write cycles.
Using Crystal mark, 3 cycles, 1 gb data and drive 8% full
Seq Q32T1130.9 read/13.05 write
4K Q32T1 10.79 read/0.014 write
Seq 123.7 read/17.83 write
4K 6.56 read/0.021 write
This review is from: EZVIZ Mini HD 720p WiFi Home Security Camera with Motion Detection, 130 Degree View, Night Vision, Works with Alexa using IFTTT (Special Offer 12 Month Cloud Storage w/ 7 day Playback)
Pros: Really good image quality
Set up is pretty straight forward (but has a few issues)
Has local storage option on SD card
Can turn camera LED light off if you want (very bright light at night)
IR/night mode works pretty well, but as with all IR cameras, no color and pic is not as good as daylight pics.
iPhone interface is pretty easy to navigate.
Has HD and SD video mode, SD mode is nice if you are recording to onboard storage (NOT included) and image quality is still decent.
Has 1 free year of cloud storage, and price for paid service does not seem too bad either.
Cons: This camera gets hot (120°F after being on for 20 minutes in a 76°F room). I know electronics produce heat, but this seems like a lot of heat from a small item.
A few issues connecting. One was my fault (I was on my 5ghz network, needs 2.4 ghz). Once I switched over to my 2ghz network it still would not connect via push from my iPhone6. It does have an option to create a QRcode on the phone for the camera to read, which it did. The directions say the light will turn solid blue, mine was a blinking blue when connected.
Camera mount and base not ideal. I can not mount it on a wall and have it face to the left or right and be level. (look in the items overview here and you can see a pic of what I am talking about, the "Flexable Placement" picture). Annoying, but not a huge deal for me, but be aware of how you want to mount it.
Power cord (~5 ft) is connected to the camera on the bottom corner, and affects camera position some also. It should be on the back ideally IMO. It also has a USB type plug on the end, but it does come with the outlet to plug into (that is a plus).
Computer use is clunky and you must use IE. I could not get Chrome or Opera to work with it. Plus I had to download something to get it to work since I am running 64 bit. Files recorded to computer will not play back on computer (saved as .avi files, still looking in to that).
Other Thoughts: I am using this as a camera to monitor my garage. I am a little worried about the heat, since my garage can reach 100°F in the summertime, how hot will the camera get and will affect its life?
It is nice that I can move it around my house if I want to change location to monitor.
I did get this camera to review, and if I had paid full price for it, I am not sure if I would keep it. The mounting problems annoy me even though they don't really affect where I have it now.
Fast transfer speed
Already on latest firmware
3 year warranty
Cons: Was not recognized on 2 external drive caddies
Plastic clamshell packaging is a pain to open
Drive graphics are kind of plain, but most will never see it once installed.
TLC drive. While a con when compared to MLC, in all practical uses, this will probably be just as good as a MLC drive for most.
Other Thoughts: I tried 2 external drive caddies (one Seagate that plugged directly onto the drive, one dock) and the drive was not recognized, tried it on 3 different computers. Was about to say forget it but decided to try hooking it up internally, and then it was recognized. I formatted it and then it worked in the external drive caddies. Not sure what the deal was, never had that happen before.
Read/Write speeds are between 475 and 550 consistently, even on USB 3.0.
I am now using this as my only drive on my HTPC. Copied old install over to drive and also use it for recorded TV. This will really give the drive a workout (live TV constantly records to it, and I record several GB of shows daily). Seems to run smoothly so far.