Date Joined: 10/16/01
Pros: Came looking brand-new, with plastic on the keys. No scratches, works 100%.
Cons: None. Maybe a bit too large, but hey, it's got backlight and it's wireless.
Pros: Laser, wireless, web UI, cheap
Cons: So-so drivers, no color? :)
Overall Review: I've had this for over a year, bought on sale for $32. Works perfectly, although drivers are always a problem (find them on manufacturer's web site). I hit print, and print comes out. Still using the cartridge it shipped with. What's not to like?
Pros: Very compact, light-weight, no-frills casing, no cap to lose, doesn't look like a transformer children's toy, tiny blue LED, cheap (bought it on sale for $18.99 - actually bought 5 of them).
Cons: The slider doesn't always lock in closed or opened position, need to be careful when inserting it into USB slot. Actually shows as 15.1GB in Windows (expected). Too small and can be lost easily? :)
Overall Review: ATTO benchmark is showing steady and even 16MB/s reads and 12.4MB/s writes from 64 all the way to 8192. Smaller file sizes suffer, but are still usable.
I bought a Lexas JumpDrive Retrax 16GB before I bought this drive, and boy, what a disapointment - yes, it'll do almost 25MB/s READ, but it maxes out at 6.5MB/s write. I prefer faster writes to faster reads. I also own SanDisc Cruzer Contour 8GB, and that one will do 20MB/s read and 15MB/s write, but it looks so-so, and the weird opening action is not too intuitive; also, it costs almost 3 times as much ($55 online - just checked).
Overall, excellent performance and capacity per dollar. There are other drives out there, for similar amounts of money. But if you're looking for something cheap, reasonably fast, and cap-less, than this drive is an excellent choice.
Pros: Sturdy construction, looks good.
Cons: Does not work with my old trusty ZALMAN CNPS7000B-CU, as another poster wrote. The heatsink does not fully touch the CPU, wobbles back and forth. There is no way to tighten it further. Also, the screws to attach the heatsink to this clip are NOT included in the package.
Overall Review: If you have ZALMAN CNPS7000B-CU, you're going to have to get something else...
Pros: Very cute - my wife is gonna love it. Tiny, keychain-able for sure. 30MB/sec read, 10MB/sec write (per ATTO).
Cons: The keychain loop is plastic and looks a little flimsy. Slow-ish write speed (but still very not bad, considering the physical size of the device).
Overall Review: Pretty happy with it.
Pros: very quiet (i have a silent PC that sits on my desk, and i can hardly hear this drive), very fast (HD Tach and ATTO show 120mbps speeds), quite large for a system/scratch drive.
Cons: none. none at all. well, it gets a little warm (44C without any sort of cooling in a SFF case) - but not any warmer than other drives i had in that case.
Overall Review: upgraded from immenently dying seagate single-platter 320gb sata drive to this drive, and extremely pleased. seagate topped out at 75mbps, this drive is at 120mbps. everything feels a lot less bogged down - windows starts up faster, my games start faster. the drive is very quiet, very fast, large capacity - perfect for a desktop drive.
Comments: works right out of the box - although the CD that comes with it contains drivers only, no TV software. it uses the same MPEG2 encoded as PVR-250, so the video quality is the same (yes, i compared the two and could not tell a difference). i use it with SageTV - no problems. the best low-profile tv-tuner you can get.