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TRENDnet TK-215i 2-Port HDMI KVM Switch
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs It's well made but has short cables 12/06/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TK-215i 2-Port HDMI KVM Switch

Pros: high quality

Cons: cable length

Other Thoughts: Other than the cables being less than 3 feet long, the only issue I had was waking the computers up from sleep. Simply pressing a key or moving the mouse wouldn't wake either computer up from sleep mode. I had to physically press the sleep/power button on the computer to wake it up.
I didn't try the switching software because the toggle switch worked fine (maybe the software would also have helped waking the computers from sleep mode with the keyboard or mouse, that or modifying BIOS settings).
I decided to return it only because I realized I needed to have the sound coming from one PC while I used the other. But it worked without any problems in the few days I used it.

Crucial MX100 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I mentioned in my other review for an earlier purchase that I I had to RMA a MX-100. Turns out the RMA was not necessary at all. If your system is Windows 8x and you don't have a UEFI-based motherboard, then you may need to uncheck the 'Turn on fast startup' option in the Control Panel's Power Options area. Otherwise, you could experience BSODs with this SSD when you boot up from a powered down state.

You might want to do that anyway to avoid other problems with non-UEFI motherboards and Windows 8x. I've had problems with other drives too until I unchecked fast startup.

Crucial MX100 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Price

Cons: For the price, none

I ordered one of these and had some minor problems with it out of the box, so a call to Crucial determined it would be best to return it for a replacement. That's the first time I have ever had a problem with a Crucial/Lexar/Micron product. The RMA process went smoothly and I was shipped a new replacement before I returned the original (charged my credit card and refunded the money once they received the original).

Other Thoughts: If using Bitlocker encryption, the secure erase feature of the drive will be disabled by Bitlocker. The only way to unlock that feature again is to use a utility written by a third party (but recommended by Crucial) to perform a 'PSID revert' so you can securely erase the drive (set the memory cells of the SSD to empty, unlike a HDD where you set the bits to zeros or whatever). Crucial doesn't offer a way to do this through software of their own as some other manufacturers do. It's no big deal to me, but it was a little annoying at first thinking that I couldn't securely erase the drive because of once using Bitlocker.


Timothy A.'s Profile

Display Name: Timothy A.

Date Joined: 02/19/06

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 08/15/08
  • Last Review: 12/06/15
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