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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 - STDT3000100 (Black)
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cost per TB, Convenience of usb, Sleek gloss black design

Cons: Unreliable, somewhat slow, completely dead without ANY warning.

Other Thoughts: I got this as a Christmas gift from wife 2 years ago, worked well, as a backup, and used it to store my movies and music for my media server.
It worked well for that purpose. Took 2 days to copy the contents over to another usb drive as a backup. Glad I took the time to do that as just last week this drive failed with zero warning.
I did not get corrupted files or read errors or random clicking sounds or anything, It went from working fine, to completely dead and the pc not seeing it at all. I pulled the drive from from enclosure case and installed it directly into pc hoping it was the usb interface,
Nope. it's dead.
Just instantly died with 3 tb of movies, music, software, kids images, etc on it. It may be my imagination, but it seems like the drive companies have not really mastered the science of making large drives that are reliable. I remember when drives used to last 10 years with rarely a problem, heck they used to have 5 year warranties on almost all of the major brands.

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 - STDT3000100 (Black)
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cost per TB, Convenience of usb, Sleek gloss black design

Cons: Unreliable, somewhat slow, completely dead without ANY warning.

Other Thoughts: I got this as a Christmas gift from wife 2 years ago, worked well, as a backup, and used it to store my movies and music for my media server.
It worked well for that purpose. Took 2 days to copy the contents over to another usb drive as a backup. Glad I took the time to do that as just last week this drive failed with zero warning.
I did not get corrupted files or read errors or random clicking sounds or anything, It went from working fine, to completely dead and the pc not seeing it at all. I pulled the drive from from enclosure case and installed it directly into pc hoping it was the usb interface,
Nope. it's dead.
Just instantly died with 3 tb of movies, music, software, kids images, etc on it. It may be my imagination, but it seems like the drive companies have not really mastered the science of making large drives that are reliable. I remember when drives used to last 10 years with rarely a problem, heck they used to have 5 year warranties on almost all of the major brands.

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BIOSTAR A780L3C AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Solid Basic Board 05/29/2013

This review is from: BIOSTAR A780L3C AM3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Price. Value.
Adequate feature set for avg user.
Decent Onboard Video (HD 3000) for non gamers.
Decent Onboard Video.
IDE connection, LPTI Connection for people trying to reuse an older drive or printer (although you'll need to buy the lpt1 cable elsewhere) Check the auction sites, I got mine for $3 w/ shipping.

Cons: The only real con that took me by surprise was the total inability to adjust the cpu voltage up at all, this was surprising as this is the first biostar board that I've ever had that did not have this feature. Contacted biostar and they advised me that only their T line of boards do that now, I replied back, I'd be buying Gigabyte boards from henceforth then, this is a feature that cost them nothing, all they need to do is code the bios to do this, the technology already exist on the board to do it.

Other Thoughts: Bought a low power dual core that is supposed to overclock like a dream, (only pulls 35 watts) only to find out, I could only get 10% boost before I ran out of headroom at the stock voltage, I could have easily boosted it another 500 mhz because after prime running for 30 minutes, I was only posting cpu temps of 38c, (with a stock amd retail fan) this thing is begging for more juice, so it could stretch it legs, unfortunately this board, is only tripping it up coming out of the gate.

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Display Name: Gregory W.

Date Joined: 08/23/04

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 05/15/10
  • Last Review: 03/05/15
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