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WD 3TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Happy with purchase 03/02/2014

This review is from: WD 3TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBFJK0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Low power consumption
Price can be cheaper than buying the drive inside by itself
Whisper quiet
No bright lights
Good ventilation holes
Sleek enclosure design

Cons: No fan to dissipate heat
Drive inside is only 5400 RPM
Plug to wall takes up too much room

Other Thoughts: I've only had this for less than a week but so far I'm quite happy with my purchase. I've loaded it up about half full and so far everything is working very well. Even though it doesn't have a fan it doesn't get too hot. A different enclosure I have without a fan the drive gets so hot I fear it might damage it, this is not the case with this. At best I can feel a slight warms when touching the enclosure or feeling the vents for heat. The drive inside is WD WD30EZRX which spins at only 5400 RPM but only takes up 6W of power on load which is partly why no fan is needed. It is whisper quiet because of the good enclosure design. At arms length away you will not be able to notice that it's on except for the light which is a nice soft white. The power plug does not have a power brick in the middle so the plug to the wall is a bit of a brick, not oversized but I'd rather the brick be in the middle of the cord to free up space on the wall outlet. I purchased this for cheaper than it costs for the drive inside. Packaged software that it comes with is good but as I'll be using it for a NAS I have not used it too much. Excellent buy so far. Gave 4 eggs for the cons though I suppose it would have been more expensive had it fixed those issues.

TRENDnet TEW-652BRP 802.11b/g/n Wireless N Home Router up to 300Mbps/ 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: My parents have been using this for a few years now and they've experienced no significant issues. They just use it for browsing mostly.

Cons: I wouldn't recommend it for gaming.

Asus VE228H 21.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Bright colors
Good sound quality
Lots of inputs / outputs
Good response rate

Cons: Nothing I can think of

Other Thoughts: I've had this for almost 1.5 years and this thing is still great! It's perhaps not as good as monitors that are double this price, I paid $159 for this Nov 2010, but for the price it is great. The sound is what you would expect from 2W speakers and it has audio in, audio out, hdmi, dvi and all that you would expect out of a gaming monitor. No dead spots or always on spots after 1.5 years so far. Looking forward to it lasting much longer.


Dustin L.'s Profile

Display Name: Dustin L.

Date Joined: 03/29/10

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/09/12
  • Last Review: 03/02/14
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