Best Phones Ever6/24/2015 7:17:06 PM

Pros: Everything. Best headphones I've ever owned. Best fit ever. When adjusted, extra in ear loops keep the buds in your ears very securely but VERY comfortably. Very soft, Hi Qual finish to the exterior. Sound is first rate. Tiny. Easy to carry in pocket on the plane.

Cons: Very minor. I wouldn't let it keep me from getting a set: I had to play with the headphone on/off button for a minute or two to get my phone to say HS-06, and pair. You must have the light flashing red to blue (see instructions). Also no indicator light to show end of charging. But this is nothing compared to being able to watch 3-4 DVDs on my phone during a 5 hour flight.

Overall Review: Honest, these are really the best phones I've ever had. And I've been using earphones since the 1950s when they could weigh 2+ pounds and require a typewriter sized case.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
What for?1/25/2015 1:12:35 PM

Pros: None for me

Cons: The only thing these devices are good for is to spend money on PAID streaming video. There's no way to display a web page, play ordinary streaming video, or play any of your own video. These sticks do not turn your TV into a video player, which was what I hoped for.

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Sorry8/26/2014 11:25:34 PM

Pros: None

Cons: Sorry, after leaving my first review (Which seems to have disappeared) I've been using this stylus for a few weeks.....The verdict is in....Your finger is VASTLY superior to this stylus in all respects.

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Good Stuff8/24/2014 12:14:13 PM

Pros: Delivered quickly. Packaged well and protected properly. High quality cable. Plugs, wire, and insulation were first rate.

Cons: None

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Worth the money11/15/2013 8:19:07 AM

Pros: Worth the money. This light is VERY bright. The metal case is very sturdy and the threads easily screw together and come apart. The on/off switch is large, functions well and seems durable.

Cons: A push button on the end seems not the best for ease of operation, but I have a feeling that anything else would be worse. It certainly is not going to be triggered accidentally, but it's not easy with one hand. A very minor thing as for me this is more of an occasional use safety item rather than something I will use every day.

Overall Review: I think flashlights are very over priced, but I still think this was worth the money relative to the price of others. It is small, 3 batteries, bright, and sturdy.

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Pretty Slick!10/19/2012 2:55:21 PM

Pros: It's pretty slick: I'm getting 6-9hrs of HEAVY, CONTINUOUS use from the battery. Basically what I've done here is replace a piece of scrap paper and the free ball point pen I got from the bank with a $100 piece of sillycon. But the chance to learn a new OS is always worth a $100. The one thing that IS quite valuable, slick, and useful is the FTP function of ES File Explorer. I've always wanted to have a screen in portrait orientation but I could never justify 2 desktop screens. Does anyone make a 19" desktop screen that senses the space time continuum and you can rotate like this one? (just kidding)

Cons: You can skip this case and keyboard and just get the tablet. Unless you REALLY, REALLY plan to do a lot of typing, the screen keyboard (and esp Graffiti) is plenty good. Even then I'd probably want a higher end wireless USB keyboard. And while I agree, a case is a good idea, the pad slips right out the side of this case if you don't grip it tightly. Hit floor! Ouch! For the most part, except for pure transportation, a screen protector would do for a case. The manual is just about totally useless, but fortunately, just as totally unnecessary. Nothing I couldn't find more easily on Google.

Overall Review: Get 'ES File Explorer' (free) to browse files and mount smb (network drives) shares. Get 'Graffiti' (free) to replace the virtual (screen) keyboard. I always did think that this Palm Pilot handwriting program for touch screen was one of the most useful, all time software greats. Get 'Tomdroid' (free) for notes. Can I install OpenSuSE Linux 11.4 on this thing?(again, just kidding)

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Pretty Slick!10/19/2012 2:51:04 PM

Pros: It's pretty slick: I'm getting 6-9hrs of HEAVY, CONTINUOUS use from the battery. Basically what I've done here is replace a piece of scrap paper and the free ball point pen I got from the bank with a $100 piece of sillycon. But the chance to learn a new OS is always worth a $100. The one thing that IS quite valuable, slick, and useful is the FTP function of ES File Explorer. I've always wanted to have a screen in portrait orientation but I could never justify 2 desktop screens. Does anyone make a 19" desktop screen that senses the space time continuum and you can rotate like this one? (just kidding)

Cons: You can skip this case and keyboard and just get the tablet. Unless you REALLY, REALLY plan to do a lot of typing, the screen keyboard (and esp Graffiti) is plenty good. Even then I'd probably want a higher end wireless USB keyboard if I was going to type a lot. And while I agree, a case is a good idea, the pad slips right out the side of this case if you don't grip it tightly. Hit floor! Ouch! For the most part, except for pure transportation, a screen protector would do for a case. The manual is just about totally useless, but fortunately, just as totally unnecessary. Nothing I couldn't find more easily on Google.

Overall Review: Get 'ES File Explorer' (free) to browse files and mount smb (network drives) shares. Get 'Graffiti' (free) to replace the virtual (screen) keyboard. I always did think that this Palm Pilot handwriting program for touch screen was one of the most useful, all time software greats. Get 'Tomdroid' (free) for notes. Can I install OpenSuSE Linux 11.4 on this thing?(again, just kidding)

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Caution II !!6/7/2012 11:07:29 AM

Pros: Caution II !!

Cons: OK. Obviously I didn't even know there was more than one standard for SATA cables. These are slim line. And are perfectly fine, I guess. There are also Standard and Micro SATA connectors.

Overall Review: I guess NewEgg knows if they need to label these better depending on their return experience. I guess anyone can make a mistake. This is my third since 1953.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Suspicions Confirmed4/22/2012 7:08:49 PM

Pros: I was right. The Honeywell HHT011 and the Honeywell 16200 are the exact same machines at different prices. The difference is removable vs permanent filters and some slight cosmetic differences in the chassis. If you check, the filters ARE the exact same size and are interchangeable. The vacuumable filter has a flat intake side so it is easier to vacuum. Other than that they are the same. Filters are about $18 at Home Depot. The prefilter is the same foam they use on air conditioners and it washes well. Older versions of lhis stuff used to shred from one washing with detergent but this stuff seems to be appropriately durable. After a month the pre filter had about 1/4 inch thick coat of dust on it. I wiped off the bulk, rinsed the filter from the inner side so the dirt would be washed out rather than in, and washed the filter with laundry detergent, which was what I had at hand.

Cons: These machines really are a bit overpriced for a simple filter with a fan. Esp as they are not going to last forever. The blower fans are not perfectly balanced. The machines vibrate a tiny amount because of this. No noise and the vibration is not bothersome, but, they will not last forever. Again, this thing is a pretty cheap solution to a simple problem.

Overall Review: The HEPA filter was dark from dirt but I decided that vacuuming could wait another 1-4 weeks. The pre filter does not seal perfectly so the HEPA filter is probably dirtier than it should be, but again, this thing is a pretty cheap solution to a simple problem It does clean the air. Dust is a complex problem. I find bedrooms to be dusty by their nature. Lots of fabrics being heavily used. Also, I keep a window open almost all the time. That's why I'm looking for a cheap solution to a moderately vexing problem. This seems to be the intersection of the cost benefit curve.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
What's Wrong With This Picture????3/10/2012 4:44:50 AM

Pros: First, I'm very happy with this product. If you live in Chernobyl or Fukushima this unit may be a bit less than you need. If you just want to keep the dust away from the bedroom computers, it's fine.

Cons: Has no one but me noticed that the Honeywell HHT011 and the Honeywell 16200 are the exact same machines at different prices, the difference being removable vs permanent filters. If you check, the filters seem to be the exact same size. They recommend vacuuming the permanent filter. I've bought the one with the permanent filter. I'm going to buy one of the replacement filters and if it does fit, I'm going to try vacuuming it also. Marketing. That's the name of the game.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Very Satisfied2/13/2012 7:20:06 AM

Pros: I used these nightly to watch TV lying down. Good Fit, Good Sound. light weight. They broke where the adjustable earpiece slides in and out when something about the weight of a brick fell on them from about a 2 foot drop. Even then I was able to reinsert the slide and use them. I just had to put them back together each time I used them. Surprising price for Koss. Cheap enough I didn't even bother to pay the $6 or whatever to send them back in for the warranty repair which I've done every 2 or 3 years for about 15 years with my Port a Pro set.

Cons: None

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Sorry, not interested10/6/2011 6:44:03 PM

Pros: Search Criteria used to find this item.

Cons: Too bad the search does not match the actual item. After the power ratings, the only 2 things I look for in a UPS are that it can automatically shut down my equipment and that the BATTERY IS REPLACEABLE and it seems you can't replace this battery.

Overall Review: I always say, you gotta do the math, you gotta do your homework. I did mine and I'm glad.

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Manufacturer Response:
The CP550SLG has a proprietary battery, which is not available for purchase on the market. CyberPower does have a 3 year warranty on our UPS models. We can replace the battery for you, at no additional cost.
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Very Good but Not Perfect9/28/2011 5:11:43 AM

Pros: Excellent price for the amount of protection. Software works very well under Win XP. I never got it to work under Linux NUT (openSuSE 11.1) or whatever the util was, but I didn't really try very hard. Using Putty Telnet/SSH the monitoring software will easily shutdown all the machines before the batteries run out. A $15 USB to Serial cable does the trick if you need it. I'm running 5 PCs (4 Linux + 1 WinXP) with 10 1 & 2TB SATA Drives + another 5 or so IDE boot drives. My Video is all on the mobo. The monitoring software says I'm at 50-55% of the UPS' output. That's the PCs, 1 flat panel monitor, and all the networking boxes, no printers or scanners. Things have been running continuously for about 9 months now. The UPS will keep everything running for about 7 minutes when the power goes off. Bottom line, I'm VERY happy with the UPS....so far. And I think in the final analysis, I will be very satisfied with this UPS even if I find a better one to buy next time.

Cons: That being said, these UPSs do have a few squirrels in the cage. Every so often I turn off the power to test the UPS. After about 6 months I noticed that the UPS would only supply battery power for about 1 minute. When the batteries run out, the UPS shuts off before the batteries are totally dead. I thought the batteries were dead so I bought some new batteries. More about that below. I couldn't seem to get the new batteries to work, so I reinstalled the old ones which had been on a charger for 24 hours or so. Low and behold, everything was back up to snuff. When I turned off the power to test things, I was back to about 7 minutes of run time. I think this UPS doesn't properly maintain batteries which are never drained occasionally. I would recommend that you remove the batteries every 3 months and put them on a good battery charger. At least a decent automotive charger.

Overall Review: As I said, I'm very happy with this UPS, so far. I have over 15TB of disk. Journaled disk formats are a wonderful thing. I've never lost data with NTSF or ext3 but I just have too much data to screw around taking a chance any more. Besides, I got tired of biting my nails for 10 minutes every restart while the OS rebuilt the Journal every time there was a power outage. When I started looking around for new batteries, I bought some based on the rated amp hours. Don't do that. You have to get some kind of identical replacement which is rated differently. I don't recall what the units were but the batteries I bought, which should have done the trick based on amp hours, only gave me about 3 min of protection. And they checked out as good. They were not defective. Spend a little more and get exact replacements. Go to a battery shop and have them tell you exactly what you need.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
A little more for your money2/11/2011 6:50:31 PM

Pros: 14 Tb on my personal systems. I can't get enough disk space. So even though I only want to add 2 disks I bought this card. Plus I too have gotten in the habit of using internal disks externally as removable backup. So even though I usually buy the cheapest I just decided to spend a little more . An extra $15! What a big spender I am this week. Works with Linux. Thanks to the other reviewers for mentioning this. See below.

Cons: Yeah, it is sort of cheesy that they list this as a 6 port rather than noting is is 4 port with selectable 4 innies and 2 outies. And if I read the instructions right you can only redirect the connectors at the very corner of the card away from the card connector tabs to the external connectors. If you had something in your case blocking the center of the card and couldn't fit the cables there, you can't select those connectors to the external ports.

Overall Review: I have over 32 partitions and volumes in this PC and the encrypted volumes are via Truecrypt so I have to figure partitions, volumes and devices. It was too much trouble so I just plugged everything in, disconnected the cables to the 2 new drives, powered up and rebooted the system. Then when everything was loaded and running, I just connected the drive cables and hot swapped in the new drives. That's supposed to be OK for SATA drives. Yast2 disk, the partitioner for openSuSE, recognized everything and put the new drives at the end of the list just where I wanted them. Format, Create 1 large volume, mount, encrypt, and Bob's your mother's brother. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

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Rating: 5/5In Adaptor Mode: Cable/DSL Modem to Router WAN9/15/2010 2:52:23 AM

Pros: OOOppppssss. Forget my last review. Delete it. I don't know what I did, but the setup failed after a couple of days and I couldn't reproduce my work. Still......Pros: This is the only device I know of which (in adapter mode) will let you input your Internet connection to your local network router WAN port from a WIRELESS DSL/Cable modem. My landlord provides wireless internet, but I have a LAN in my apt and I want Internet, file sharing and VNC on all my machines. That's the way I had it when I had a DSL modem wired to my router WAN port.

Cons: Setup is a bit tricky as there are so many combinations of details. Just remember: First, there must be NO other device anywhere on your local net with the address 192.168.1.220. That's used by the WL-330gE. Second, your LAN address can be whatever you want. I use 10.71.xxx.xxx The WAN IP address of your router must be in the 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254 range, but again it must NOT be 192.168.1.220. You will be able to run the setup on BOTH your router AND your WL-330gE from any browser on your LAN. Third, setup your equip as you want to finally use it, then setup the WL-330gE through the wire, not the wireless connection. That means go to one of the PCs attached to a LAN port on the router and point a browser at 192.168.1.220 Just connect to the wireless connection on your modem and the wired connection on your LAN is set to automatically select addresses.

Overall Review: I'm so glad to have this finally working for a lousy $32

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Rating: 5/5In Adaptor Mode: Cable/DSL Modem to Router WAN9/14/2010 2:59:40 AM

Pros: OOOppppssss. Forget my last review. Delete it. I don't know what I did, but the setup failed after a couple of days and I couldn't reproduce my work. Still......Pros: This is the only device I know of which (in adapter mode) will let you input your Internet connection to your local network router WAN port from a WIRELESS DSL/Cable modem. My landlord provides wireless internet, but I have a LAN in my apt and I want Internet, file sharing and VNC on all my machines. That's the way I had it when I had a DSL modem wired to my router WAN port.

Cons: Setup is a bit tricky as there are so many combinations of details. Just remember: First, there must be NO other device anywhere on your local net with the address 192.168.1.220. That's used by the WL-330gE. Second, your LAN address can be whatever you want. I use 10.71.xxx.xxx The WAN IP address of your router must be in the 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254 range, but again it must NOT be 192.168.1.220. You will be able to run the setup on BOTH your router AND your WL-330gE from any browser on your LAN. Third, setup your equip as you want to finally use it, then setup the WL-330gE through the wire, not the wireless connection. That means go to one of the PCs attached to a LAN port on the router and point a browser at 192.168.1.220 Just connect to the wireless connection on your modem and the wired connection on your LAN is set to automatically select addresses.

Overall Review: I'm so glad to have this finally working for a lousy $32

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In Adaptor Mode: Cable/DSL Modem to Router WAN9/9/2010 8:00:43 PM

Pros: (cont from above) I'm not sure but I believe the first password I was using was the WPA password and the WL-330gE connection icon showed as 'connecting' rather than 'connected'. My landlord was 'kind' enough to NOT have changed the NetGear default password so I stumbled upon the IP modem/router settings, changed to the hardware password and got the 'connected' icon. Finally, everything seems to be working properly. And easy too!! If you have any trouble with the setup, use a WIN PC as the Device Descovery util will only run on Win. Once the WL-330gE is setup you plug it into your router's Wan port and you're off and running. All you have to do is plug the WL-330gE into any personal computer Ethernet RJ-45 connector. Then point your browser to 192.168.1.1 Use the menu tabs at the top to select adapter. Go into advanced settings and set up the wireless connection (SSID and Security type and passphrase) and set the IP to be acquired automatically, as opposed to a static I

Cons: Save your settings and reset the WL-330gE. Setup your LAN (routers and PCs (PC,Mac,Linux)) as below and then just transfer the WL-330gE connection from the PC to the router's WAN port. It will probably help to reset everything once or twice but the settings in the WL-330gE are saved and will not change until you change them either with the setup menu or by the hardware reset button on the case. To setup your router: Select acquire WAN IP automaticly rather than static IP. Setup your LAN subnet and the DHCP for that subnet to something OTHER than the Internet IP modem/router. For example, you could set your LAN IP to 10.66.61.12 . Set your DHCP range for 10.66.61.13-10.66.61.254 . Then set all the PCs on your LAN to addresses between 10.66.61.13-10.66.61.254 and then reserve all those (just the ones being used) addresses in your router's DHCP static leases list. Save/lock in all the settings and you're ready to roll.

Overall Review: Just transfer the WL-330gE to the WAN port of your router and turn everything on. I made an adjustment to the routing table of one of my Linux machines, but I just reset the other machines and everything came up by itself.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
seems OK6/20/2009 12:30:01 PM

Pros: So Far So good. This is my 5th router, 3rd wireless access. I need it mostly for the router. Setup is normal and comparable to 3Com and DLink. My Asus is still in the box. Works with my Linux and XP setups. Accepts 192.168.X.X and 10.X.X.X addresses without a hitch.

Cons: Not yet.

Overall Review: I am going to use this router to practice VPN addressing, bridging and tunneling. So far the menus look normal. If there are any problems I will leave another review.

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Whoa!!!! Cust Service NOT Cust Support!!6/19/2009 1:49:36 PM

Pros: I just bought one of these routers. Don't have it out of the box yet. I noticed the review below titled 'good product, bad customer service'. Not to get into a p.ss.ng contest here, but if you read Newegg's Cust Service FAQ or listen to their telephone menu, or you read any of the notes at the bottom of your order, invoice or any purchase docs, THERE IS NO PRODUCT SUPPORT AT NEWEGG. New egg has terrific customer service. Price and service are the total reason I buy everything from here. I don't work here. I'm a customer. A very, very picky one. Newegg's customer SERVICE is first rate. Really, really first rate. But know the difference. Newegg has absolutely NO PRODUCT SUPPORT. There is no CUSTOMER SUPPORT DESK. This is to the extent that with OPEN BOX ITEMS (special case, look it up) they will not even promise that there is a power adapter in the box if it is not stated and pictured in the listing. This is a pro because that's why their prices are so low!!

Cons: Think of how much money it costs to keep just a regular help desk around. And the job of a regular help desk is only to jerk you around until you stop calling. A reg help desk is no help. Now think of how much it would cost to have a REAL help desk. One where the people actually knew about the products and how to connect and operate them. What would you have to pay these MIS experts? $100/hour? $200? A real help desk for a retail house is totally impossible because it would raise the prices to the stratosphere. Then the customers would call the Newegg help desk for info and after getting all the information, they'd purchase at Best Buy for a better price. YOU WILL NEVER SEE A RETAIL SHOP WITH A GOOD SUPPORT DESK.

Overall Review: Instead, how about pay them nothing and, before you buy, YOU go to an online auction and check prices. You go to Google and find product reviews. You go to the Mfgr's website and check out the DETAILED product specs. But don't worry, be happy. All the help you need for computer products is there at your fingertips. It's called Search. Or web search. Or AltaVista.com. Or Google. Do it yourself and save. And I still say Newegg has a super Customer Service.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Hokey but Great Price!6/19/2009 3:17:17 AM

Pros: Duh? Price. Lowest of the Low. I guess this was once a fad that bombed and now they're trying to unload. The item is perfect for my use: power to internal SATA drives used externally. Seems sturdy. Wires are sheath bundled.

Cons: Stupid blue lights, but who cares. Very low price. Bought extras. Should have bought more extras.

Overall Review: Low Price...I care. Stupid Blue Lights....Who cares?

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So Far, So Good4/19/2009 11:15:35 AM

Pros: I only give 3 eggs max for drives now since there have been so many bad 'Sale' drives lately, hard and DVD; see the reviews for 'sale' drives. So far, this drive reads and writes everything well. The drive I have is quiet, cool and I noticed that the drawer seems to open and close a bit faster than my old drives. The drawer action seems to be smoother, quieter and more robust. Seems like the gears sound more like pliable rubber than hard plastic. These days, if you get a drive that runs hot, is noisy or otherwise odd, I'd send it back. A drive should perform perfectly out of the box. Performance can only get worse over time.

Cons: None....so far. But I don't trust ANY hard drives any more. What good is raid, even? It's my understanding that if 2 drives fail at once you're in the tank anyway!

Overall Review: 1. I continue to buy 'Sale' drives 2, Get at least a 3 year warranty. Better 5. 3. Daily incremental backups are an absolute MUST. Get an old, cheap server, load it up with high cap drives. Run Bacula under Linux. There's a learning curve, but once it's tweaked, it runs totally without operator intervention. 4. Keep ALL your purch and RMA docs. If you RMA a drive, make sure that the warranty on the replacement is for the balance of the original drive. If you RMA a drive after 3 months and the replacement fails after 4 months and they try to tell you that the replacement was only warranted for 90 days, use the docs to scream to high heaven, 95%+ drives should make it 5 years easy. Lately the reviews add up to 25% failing in the first year.

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Thought for Today: Regular Backups4/19/2009 8:30:03 AM

Pros: So far, so good....So far. Only 3 eggs because there seems to be trouble in River City...in the hard drive industry, that is. This is my second WD drive since drives went over 1Gig. As you'll see below, I've changed brands. This 1Tb (Black) drive is quiet and relatively cool. You can keep your hand on it. A 750Gig (Green) drive is as quiet and even cooler. I would immediately return drives that make funny noises or are so hot you can't hold your hand on it. Unfortunately, this is the kind of item that can only be evaluated over the long run. My last two drives are WD. Formerly, I bought the ocean brand because of price and reliability, but check the recent reviews on Chicken of the Sea for 750G drives. They seem to have begun selling garbage because the negative reviews are around 25%. Don't know if they have mfgr problems or if they are using the returns process to deal with production problems.

Cons: I never had a drive fail in less than 7 years and I never lost data if I had at least one copy even if it was on the same disk. In the past, there was always plenty of warning before a disk finally failed. Areas of the drive would fail and only individual files were lost. It used to take almost a year for a drive to go bad. This year I had 2 of the ocean brand drives TOTALLY fail at the same instant after only 3 months. A third drive even now sometimes has the 'Click of Death', I lost a lot of irreplaceable data. I've had to rewrite SEVERAL manuscripts. As I looked back I should have seen the warning signs. They were there in the mountain of bad reviews for those drives. Looking further I've found patterns of bad reviews in 3 brands of hard drives. Again, I don't know if they are trying to drive people out of the 5400 and 7200RPM market because there is more money in the 10,000RPM drives or what, but I don't trust ANY hard drives any more.

Overall Review: What good is RAID? It's my understanding that if 2 drives fail, even in an array of 5, you're in the tank. What you must do now is: 1. I continue to buy inexpensive, 'Sale' drives. 2. Make sure the warranty is at least 3 years. 5 is better. 3. Back up. Regular daily incremental backups. Get an old, cheap server. Load it with big drives. Run Bacula under Linux. Anyone can set it up. There's a learning curve but once it's tweaked it runs without ANY operator. Total effortless security. 4. Keep all your purchase and RMA docs. If you RMA a drive, the replacement should be warrantied to the end of the original drive's warranty. If that replacement fails and they try to say the replacement only has a 90 day warranty, use your docs to scream to high heaven if you got less than a 3-5 year warranty in total.

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Great Improvement on Ribbon Cable4/19/2009 7:32:11 AM

Pros: I've been using SATA drives for over a year. These cables are a tremendous improvement over ribbon cable. I've had no problems with these and this is the second or third time I'm buying. And I buy extras every time I need one.

Cons: This design could use some type of snap or lock on the connector. With the length of the 18" cables there's a temptation to use internal drives as removable. I'm using one internal drive as removable offsite weekly backup and the connector at the drive where I attach and remove every week is getting loose. So far, no data connection problems.

Overall Review: Need one? Buy 3-5 to have spares. Ask for break on shipping if it gets outrageous on 5.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Advice4/19/2009 7:19:37 AM

Pros: Price. This is one of those items that more or less can't be cheap enough. It's almost too simple to screw up. Except, if you read the reviews, there is sometimes a problem with the pins. For me these are the best to buy because of price, but because of the pins I only give the thing a 4 egg rating.

Cons: The pins in this connector float a bit. Just enough to cause just enough misalignment so that you can't connect the plugs. You giggle and shake and cuss until the thing finally snaps together. It's a tiny problem on a very inexpensive part that's just enough to make a bad day worse. Try pulling gently on the wires as you push the plugs together. That helps to align the pins a bit and makes things a bit easier. You have to grip the wires with your pinkey and fourth finger against the heel of your palm while you grip the plugs with your index and thumb. Use your fingers to pull on the wires while you use your hands to connect the plugs. It's easier than it sounds. I don't know why they don't make (or why NewEgg doesn't sell) these things as triple and quad splitters rather than just a 2 way split.

Overall Review: If you need to buy one, buy 5 of at once to have spares. Then watch the shipping charges. Ask for a discount if the shipping gets outrageous on

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Not bad for Low End4/10/2008 9:03:23 AM

Pros: Price, Ease of operation, (PnP perfection with WinXP and Linux Sane, see Cons below). All I need is a low end machine to scan my docs to disk. I do some, but very little graphic work. Color looked good to me. You must verify color with final output. Intermediate screen view can be slightly different. Final work was well within acceptable range. Scanner appears to be able to cope OK and recover from operator jammed mechanism. (See below) Scanner and output works with all my TWAIN software which runs from Win3.1(running under XP) to XP and Linux.

Cons: Would not work with Win98 for love or money. (I may have other problems though. More than 512M memory and 3 partition boot. Scanner drivers may have forced crash of shaky system.) DO NOT PUT so much as a large book on the scanner when in use. The weight will deform the glass and jam the scanning bar causing the driving jack screw to ratchet and make a horrible noise. Doesn't seem to hurt the scanner ONCE. After that you're on your own. Included software is the usual stuff. Great for scanning (I have not tried the OCR) useless for editing.

Overall Review: I like it. For a low end model I find the resolution to be amazing graduating from my 1980's HP B&W 300DPI I was recommended to buy another brand but I saw that it was definitely NOT Linux compatible and the much touted software it came with was a hobbled version which lacked the edit side. Scanners have come a long way since my HPIII. If cheap is what you need, this seems to be it.

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