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5 out of 5 eggs Good Compactly Designed Mouse, Especially for Portable Use With a Laptop 12/29/2016

This review is from: Logitech M325 RF Wireless Optical 1000dpi Mouse, Black, 910-002974

Pros: I have used this with a Laptop as it makes it easy to drop it in my pocket when going off to a meeting as I don't like using track pads and avoid them whenever possible. This is a small mouse, but due to its rather high domed design it allows me to cup it comfortably inside my palm while the rest of my hand lies flat on the desk. This has good tracking and response within an office setting, though it wouldn't be my first choice for a gaming mouse. Battery life is very good and even times when I forget to shut it off overnight, it doesn't seem too draw much power while in extended standby mode.

I have not noticed any problems with lag, or "Tokoyo Drift" and find that the mouse is very responsive, especially the scroll wheel when viewing web pages. It works well as a basic mouse, don't know that it would be so good as a gaming mouse with its fixed 1000 DPI, but it wasn't designed for that. I use it exclusively with a laptop and its small size make it easy to carry around. So far its working fine, though as with everything these days it is made in China and it came with a no-name Chinese alkaline battery whereas my 510 came with a pair of Duracells. Hoping that reports of cheap switch springs being used is a thing of the past with these.

Cons: None once you understand that this is a smaller mouse and it is most suitable within a portable environment.

Other Thoughts: I normally used a 510 and still do at home, though one day my battery finally died and I didn't have a spare so a coworker let me borrow their 325 which I had always thought was just a "cute" little mouse designed for smaller hands. I normally take an XL glove and found that this actually had a nice feel, and because I could easily cup it in my palm, there was no fatigue when using it for long stretches. I liked it so much I went and got one for myself and find carrying it around to be much easier than the larger 510. It is a basic mouse that handles everyday tasks without any problems, and about the only adjustment I had to make was that it is lighter than the 510 and requires less force to move it around, and that must have taken all of about 5 minutes.

Samsung 64GB BAR (Metal) USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 130MB/s (MUF-64BA/AM)
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5 out of 5 eggs Looks and Works Great and Very Well Made 10/19/2016

This review is from: Samsung 64GB BAR (Metal) USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 130MB/s (MUF-64BA/AM)

Pros: A very sturdy design that is capable of standing up to everything short of a hammer. Transfer speeds are close to those stated, but it is not the fastest drive and that's OK considering the price is reasonable and this should last a long time. It will warm up during heavy activity and because it is metal it is more noticeable which is a good thing in that the metal casing is acting like a heat sink and is helping to dissipate heat more readily than a standard plastic case. Represents a good value for a drive that you can carry around without fear that you might damage it or lose the cap.

Cons: None to report.

Other Thoughts: As long as you aren't expecting this to be the fastest flash drive out there then you should like this as it will last a long time and not suddenly corrupt all of your files. This is very rugged and I just attached it to my key ring and toss it around with my keys without worry, and though the keys have scratched the surface some I don't care as long as I have it with me whenever I need it. It always works which I can't say for some other brands that I have owned that just stopped working at some point without warning.


5 out of 5 eggs A Great Drive with Cruial Reliability 09/19/2016

This review is from: Crucial MX300 2.5" 525GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT525MX300SSD1

Pros: This is a very good combination of competitive performance with more space and a better price per GB than comparable drives. This formats out at 489.05 GB which is over 40 GB more than a formatted 480 GB drive. Crucial rates this for up to 220 TBW, and by enabling Momentum Cache it reduces wear and tear on the drive and also increases throughput by utilizing up to 25% of system memory for burst activity. Setting it up was a breeze, though I didn't use the Acronis True Image 2015. Very good drive that should be long lived without any problems, as I have had several Crucial drives and memory modules and never had a problem with any of them. I also have a Samsung 850 EVO and don't see any noticeable performance difference in actual use between them, and don't feel the premium price for the Samsung 850 EVO delivers much more for the extra money.

Cons: None, offers a very good value with good performance.

Other Thoughts: The only drawback was the supplied migration tool, a key for Acronis True Image 2015 which only recently was patched to claim to support Windows 10. Acronis just seems to get worse with every new version, I had tried a trial version of Acronis 2016 and while doing a clone it corrupted my system drive. I now use Maricum Reflect Free and it is simple to use and reliable, and hasn't let me down yet. Samsung and Crucial are among the most reliable drives and you wouldn't go wrong with either but why pay a healthy premium for the Samsung that doesn't show much better performance to justify the pricing, and this drive is rated at 220 TBW versus 150 TBW for the 850 EVO?


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