Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home > 
Grego S.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U ABS Plastic 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks nice, I like the design of the cabinet and power & eject buttons.
I don't feel like I have to worry about it falling over, or off the top of the tower cabinet.

Cons: None of my 4, HGST 4G drives could be formatted in either Paragon or Windows 7-64b managers, for over 2GB. WinDFT extended tests failed as well as erase.
I tried the Paragon/HGST tool for dealing with drives larger than 2GB but it said it could not find any >2GB drives.
So I turned the BlackX off and put one of the drives in a spare slot of my tower's drive bay and the drive is testing fine.
I tried connecting it to my Lenovo Carbon X1 laptop's USB3 port and first WinDFT failed the same way. I tried ejecting the BlackX and reconnecting it. This time the computer failed to see it. Even after a reboot, the BlackX fails to show up on the computer.
I think I have wasted enough time.

Other Thoughts: Thermaltake says the BlackX works fine for >2G drives but that is not my experience.
I checked their site but the newest firmware is dated 2012 so that doesn't give me much confidence...

NETGEAR NTV200-100NAS NeoTV Streaming Player
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs ok for the price 03/15/2014

This review is from: NETGEAR NTV200-100NAS NeoTV Streaming Player

Pros: low price, at least now that they have reduced it to $35. At $80, it was a loss

Cons: - very weak remote reception.
- Slow, in pretty much every area of usage.
- Remote has a keypad, but the software interface doesn't use it for anything! You end up with the one letter at a time game-show interface.
-Not the best user interface, in fact, really poor

Other Thoughts: Well, it is have the price of it's competition and it works, so that is why I gave it 3 stars.
We are able to watch shows with it, so if price is a major feature, then this is the box for you.
If I wrote this back when it was $80, I would have given it 1 star

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN Black
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Update on Pasport Ultra 2TB 02/08/2014

This review is from: WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN Black

Pros: A lot of storage for it's size and weight. USB powered. Rugged case. Nice looking case. Comes with cloth cover.

This is a replacement drive as first one failed early. It has been running fine now.

Cons: First drive failed to mount cleanly after first use. I did a proper eject so that wasn't the issue. I tried mounting on 3 USB controllers and was able to see it again after the 3rd try, long enough to delete my data. The WD Utilities were worthless. The clear drive function failed. I even tried reformatting but that failed. WD eval routines also failed.
It wanted me to update my SES driver, even though I already had the latest. I tried calling WD but eventually hung up due to the wait. The website is not bad, but by that time I had already determined that I just had a dud. Duds happen to any company. I have had great luck with WD drives.

One scary thing. The first time I mounted it, I used their password utility. The one time I successfully re-mounted it, the drive no longer had any password protection. The security software seems to work on the second drive. It does have a tendency to leave drive letters used on Windows. That might be a side effect, like TrueCrypt.

The replacement drive was also very slow. It did speed up quite a bit when I changed from the Windows default of not using on-drive buffering. I have not experienced that much of a change in speed with any of my other 20+ drives between this setting. The difference in drive speed is also quite noticeable between this drive and a Seagate 1T 2.5" portable, both drives on same controller with same test data set. Of course I would expect the 1TB drive to be faster, but it is considerably faster.

Cloud stuff is nothing but instructions on how to use drop box. Marketing at it's finest! ;)

Only difference between the Ultra and a regular Passport is the name and the cloth bag. It is nice, but not worth the extra money!

Other Thoughts: The case is top notch.
I have heard that they have had QC issues with the 0n-board controller. It sounds to me like this was the issue with my first drive.

One odd thing is that with one of my USB-2 controllers, the drive made a bad clicking noise. I tried it a couple of times and got the same noise. I did not hear this noise with my USB-3 controller or a different USB-2 controller. This could be a side effect of the bad Passport controller, or it could be a compatibility issue with various USB controllers.


Grego S.'s Profile

Display Name: Grego S.

Date Joined: 10/08/07

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 05/02/10
  • Last Review: 12/20/14
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.