Date Joined: 11/23/06
Pros: This is one of the very few I've found for the wife (and myself occasionally) that meets all the criteria of a *LAP*top cooler!! 1. comfortable on the LAP! 2. air intake from the sides, not from the bottom where it sits on your LAP! 3. sturdy design, quiet yet effective fans. 4. Affordable.
Cons: Rubber grippers are inserted into holes so they can come off, but it's no problem -- just don't lose them! Oh and it's big... not really a con if you've got the 17" or 15" laptops, but it'd be sweet if they made a smaller version.
Overall Review: WHY why why can't they make more like this! Seriously. Take a hint manufacturers, this is how it's done. Targus, make a smaller version of this for 13-14 inchers, and it'll be perfect.
Pros: Sturdy construction, small size, good read/write speeds.
Cons: Not a deal-breaker, but this thing apparently requires a bit more current than my old Dell desktop's front USB ports can provide, even though other drives like a Kingston DataTraveler work fine. But that's probably just showing my machine's age, because the Diesel has worked fine on numerous laptops.
Overall Review: To everybody whining about SPEED: check your freaking filesystem type; Google "usb drives fat32 vs ntfs" and you'll see that you have to consider how you use your thumb-drive before deciding how to format it.
Pros: These are the only discs I trust to work 100% of the time. No coasters, no regrets.
Overall Review: Proved compatible with new Studio 15 laptop burner, when other brands had failed.