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Silicon Power 64GB Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3J80V1T)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Strongly unrecommended, Failed after less than 10 uses 12/17/2015

This review is from: Silicon Power 64GB Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3J80V1T)

Pros: Cute and slick looking 'jewel' housing

Cons: Failed after two uses. Presents to USB controller as unformatted, and unreadable. Just happened to be just over 30 days so Newegg can't help. Not able to reformat either 'quick' or thoroughly as diskpart shows I/O error.

Other Thoughts: Own and use almost 20 USB flash drives and I treat them very well, no abuse.This is the only the second in history that has failed ( the other was a generic unbranded drive in a kid's theme packaging) It appears both 'unformatted' AND write-protected.

ORICO 25AU3 Aluminum 2.5-Inch Laptop Hard Drive HDD USB 3.0 SATA Enclosure Case with Sleeve - Purple
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Attractive. Sturdy Exterior. Reliably recognized by USB connectors

Cons: The latching mechanism that ensures the drive that is mounted inside is secure does not function. It will not latch if there is a drive inside ( I tried many drives) and it will not latch if there is no drive mounted inside. Thus we can be sure that the latching mechanism is defective.

Other Thoughts: Also, Newegg is forwarding mail to a mailbox at Orico that has been deleted. One gets a 550 "Mailbox not found" error if you try to email them through Newegg. Wow, that is a behavior unworthy of recommendation.

HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630 (0J22423) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I'll repeat the headline here: you get near-desktop level 7200 RPM performance in a laptop drive. Fast, reliable, very few early drive failures.

Cons: Look at other reviews to find cons.

Other Thoughts: Despite recommending SSDs to some of the user/owners,I installed the HGST 7K1000 in 6 MacBooks and 9 Thinkpads/Latitudes since it was introduced - and only one ever complained of performance or reliability issues. I lived with it myself from 11/2012 to 2/2015 as a principal HDD in a Dell Precision M6600 and found little to complain about. Few people are asking for spinning hard drives anymore, but the 7K1000 could be the best of breed. Despite that, get one soon if you want one - spinning HDs are not long for this world.


Richard S.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard S.

Date Joined: 11/11/03

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 11/27/11
  • Last Review: 12/17/15
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