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ORICO 3519SUS3-BK Aluminum Alloy HDD External Enclosure with E-SATA and USB3.0 Interface
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1 out of 5 eggs ORICO 3519US3-MK HD enclosure failed after light use. 11/24/2016

This review is from: ORICO 3519SUS3-BK Aluminum Alloy HDD External Enclosure with E-SATA and USB3.0 Interface

Pros: Sturdy box, easy to insert drives, both USB 3 and eSATA external connectors, USB 3 and eSATA cables included.

Cons: After a few dozen uses reading/writing files became slow, intermittent, and sometimes all partitions were not recognized, with both USB and eSATA connections. At first I thought it was a bad hard drive, but its SMART data and a full surface scan checks OK when put in a PC. Different cables and ports were tried, same results. Another indication of a problem was that the hard drive could not be full-formatted while in the enclosure (quick format worked), with stop and error message always generated by the operating system, but It full-formatted OK when put in a PC.

Looking at the enclosure's circuit board revealed some poor solder joints and what looks like a repair job made at the factory, with solder blobs and flux residue in spots that was not fully cleaned from the board. Perhaps this enclosure is one that was returned by some other customer. Unfortunately I cannot return it under warranty because too much time has passed.

Other Thoughts: This model is no longer available, and I wonder if it was discontinued due to quality control or design problems.
Not recommended.

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Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Western Digital 500GB hard drive, good deals from goHardDrive. 08/18/2016

This review is from: Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: Best prices found for this Western Digital hard drive. Fast shipping, excellent customer support from goHardDrive.,

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Recommended seller.

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ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0) ZT-71113-20L 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 lanes) HDCP Ready Zone Edition Video Card
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2 out of 5 eggs ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 - beware of poor Nvidia drivers for Windows 10 08/08/2016

This review is from: ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0) ZT-71113-20L 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 lanes) HDCP Ready Zone Edition Video Card

Pros: Small, no fan to wear out, works with Windows 7 and Linux for ordinary non-intensive video, even some games if you watch the temperature. However, using it with Windows 10 can be a problem, depending upon your system.

Cons: With my ASUS motherboard and Windows 10, any video continually stutters very, very badly (rapidly stops and starts), even with low-definition files, both streaming and local, so it's not a bandwidth problem. Non-moving pictures and wallpaper display OK, but moving video looks like it's having severe nervous fits. ZOTAC tech support does answer Emails - they say it works with some systems and to try both the latest and older Nvidia drivers, but none of them helped. There are tons of complaints online about Nvidia drivers and their poor tech support, and although they have been putting out a stream of updates none of the ones for this card worked right .

So, I replaced this ZOTAC with an AMD Radeon card and it works fine. Somebody needs to light a fire under Nvidia. Maybe ASUS also, as they seem to gather more complaints than others.

Other Thoughts: Not recommended unless Nvidia and ZOTAC come up with better drivers.

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Date Joined: 07/25/05

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