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Seagate SkyHawk 8TB Surveillance Hard Drive 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: I'm using in a stand-alone system with four 3-megapixel IP cameras recording at 1080p at 30fps. No motion detection so it's guzzling a lot of HD footage at once.

I used to have only a single 1TB hard drive in it and would hold only about a week of footage (at most). Now this 8TB drive has been installed for 2 weeks and it's ~30% full.

Giant, fat, 8TB drive optimized for DVR. Should work well in things like TiVo in addition to standard surveillance systems.

Plays back fast. I can seek, fast-foward, slow-mo, whatever through four 1080p 30fps video files like a breeze.

Cons: It's not silent. My drive sounds like a floppy disk drive when going. Not quite as loud, but the same "whee, whaa. whee, whaa". It doesn't do that during playback or idling, just recording. "Whee, whaa" Non-stop.

Maybe I got a faulty unit, but I have waited two weeks and it's still doing it. I figure it's the read/write head moving around... I have no idea... It's not something the 1TB drive did or any other hard drive I've ever owned.

Other Thoughts: At least it's not clicking or ticking. The thing works just fine so far, but I waited over two weeks to write this review because I figured it would fail on me from the sounds it makes, but not yet. The 3 year warranty is assuring, and I very likely will need it.

Lost a egg for the funky floppy drive noises. Price seems fair. Warranty is good. Drive performs it's duty.

Silicon Power 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model SP008GLSTU160N02NE
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Pros: Compatible when paired with another factory installed 8GB module on my laptop even though it the factory memory was 3 years older and an entirely different brand and manufacturer. This was surprising and welcome!

Having both DIMMMs filled made my laptop snappier and I turned off the page-file since 16GB is plenty. You could turn off page file with 8GB but might have "out of memory" errors sometimes.

Going from 8 to 16GB made my laptop noticeably faster.

Cons: Rigid clamshell plastic packaging is always a pain to open.

Other Thoughts: If you're planning to upgrade, use CPU-Z software to verify that you have a free RAM slot. If it's going to be a 2nd stick of RAM, the other should probably be "CAS# Latency 11" (CL11) and "dual rank".

My laptop came with two SO-DIMM banks and one of them was empty. The other had an 8GB Hyundai HMT41GS6AFR8A-PB manufactured in 2013.

I was pleasantly surprised that this new module, which was manufactured in 2016 (3 years later), was 100% compatible with it.

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics after installation just to be sure it was solid and it was.

Test System: Lenovo Flex2 with Intel Core i7 4510U

Silicon Power 64GB Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3J80V1T)
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5 out of 5 eggs Waterproof, Tiny, and Stylish 09/27/2016

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

Pros: Truly waterproof. Vigorously ran it under water, shook it off, plugged it in 10 seconds later and it worked immediately.

Very slick design. It's a tiny little thing and the seamless zinc housing make it a sturdy, stylish, and smooth device.

This is probably the sturdiest (and best looking) flash drive I've used.

Comes pre-formatted in a single 60.0GB FAT32 partition. None of that U3 file system, auto-start crud.

Lifetime warranty but doubtful you'll ever need it. Seems very reliable.

Cons: Fairly slow to the point USB2.0 and USB3.0 read and write speeds are exactly the same.

No LED indicator

The little ring would be more useful if it had a way to detach it from your keys.

Other Thoughts: Became warm on read tests and almost hot on write tests.

I'm pretty sure this is a 64GB microSD card in a slick USB case.

I can see anyone who fishes, hikes, camps, or works around water using this. It's rugged and truly waterproof.

22.5MB/s average Write speed

36.6MB/s average Read speed
40.4MB/s burst Read speed


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Date Joined: 01/05/05


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