Pros: StarTech makes a high quality cable. The connectors are solid, holding well even when inadvertently jarred. Unlike another brand's cable we have used, the connectors are not impossible to remove.
The cables are also flexible. No problems routing through and between equipment. The outer sheath is sturdy, and shown no signs of nicks or cuts after over three years service in a lab environment.
Overall Review: You definitely get what you pay for with these cables.
Pros: I have both the 3 and 6 foot versions of these cables and they are definitely worth the money. Particularly because they are hassle free. Plug them in and they work...fast! I use them for AV transfer to a Seagate 1TB FreeAgent Pro. Large Audio and Video project can get up to 13 gig in size. I have had Zero issues with these cables. They are well shielded and pretty flexible. I just put them back in the bag they came in for storage.
Overall Review: If you always do the dance about cable Cost vs Quality, these will convince you. Wish they had a chord winder!
Pros: This is a great cable. It gets very high transfer speeds, and I have not had any problems with it in the 4 months that I have owned it.
Overall Review: So far, the highest speed I have gotten is 74mb/s writing to my external hard drive. I'm sure if I had one big file, it could be much faster than that.
Pros: I especially appreciate the tight connectors - my previous connectors quickly loosened on both the hard drive and the PC. The connector tightness is just right - not so tight that they are hard to disconnect but not so loose that they disconnect or pull out too easily.
I would definitely buy more cables of this brand and type.
These cables aren't too hard to route as the excess cable length easily folds into a reasonably small pile of loops. They bend easily in one direction, which is convenient for routing and folding.
Speed with 6Gbps eSATA port improved substantially vs older, cheaper cables. Stability of the drive mount after turning the drives on is *much* better, and I have not had a drive start failure with the new cables.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Pros: They seem pretty thick, connectors fit very nice, tight fit.
Cons: Upon using these with a couple of different G RAIDS and LaCie drives, only one is still working (have owned them for less than 9 months). One was DOA, the other stopped working after 2 months. One still works, but it will be replaced promptly.
Overall Review: They looked really great. After spending hours troubleshooting with eSata cards and enclosure swaps. I figured out it was just the stupid eSata cables. Different cables are now providing me with total reliability.
Pros: Somehow looks heavier/thicker online to me, but it's still a good cable and works fine.
Cons: Minus one egg for a lack of specs from the manufacturer. What makes your expensive cable assembly so fancy? It looks comparable to any other decent eSATA cable I have laying around (but paid less for).
Overall Review: Made with "Serial ATA 26AWG E74020-C STYLE 2725" cable. This is a pretty common SATA II cable often used for short internal SATA cables.
Pros: Works as stated. Thick cord, yet easily pliable.
Cons: Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Reviews of other cheap cords showed some DOA/connectivity problems. Take a chance or buy good now.
Pros: Works just fine for an external eSATA cable.
I needed one for my external eSATA drive as the one supplied with the Avanti Gear external enclosure is only 3' long and pretty much worthless unless you want to have the drive sitting on your desk along with the rest of your computer stuff.
One weird thing I did notice is that the external drive's performance with data transfers improved about 20% with this cable, so maybe something was wrong with the old one too.
Cons: THE PRICE!
Other than that, it plugged right in and works just fine.
Overall Review: Just my usual praise for Newegg, the ONLY place I will buy from these days.