Joined on 12/29/08
Pros: Inexpensive storage for OS to speed up my older laptop. Windows pagefile is now almost as fast as RAM.
Cons: For the price, NO CONS. TLC memory means a shorter life than a MLC drive, but this is well known and acceptable.
Overall Review: Kingston has been known for decades as a leader in static storage, and it shows in build quality of this SSD.
Pros: Great price per Gb. Solid company history and technical achievements, which are incorporated into this HDD'
Cons: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A REFURBISHED DRIVE...My drive was born originally in March, 2011 and of course one doesn't know WHAT parts are "new", but Speccy shows over 120,000 hours of uptime with only 50 cold boots, so this was a 24/7 HDD, which is good because internal electronics take care of putting it to bed when not used for a while. My particular drive has a "hum" to it, which is the platter motor, as it goes away when it spins down. I'm not worried, it could be the nature of the beast
Overall Review: Check out HGST's website and see their technical achievements...it makes me want to stick with them for future HDD purchases.
Pros: CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT IT. WRITES TO ALL THOSE "UNWRITEABLE" DISCS THAT HAVE APPEARED ESPECIALLY RITEK (TDK, MAXELL). I USED TO USE 4x BUT NOW I'M ENTIRELY CONFIDENT WITH 6X AND 8X. BUY IT NOW!!
Cons: TRAY WON'T CLOSE BY ITSELF ( AFTER 15 MINUTES OR SO, LIKE MY SAMSUNG DID ) IF YOU FORGET TO CLOSE IT AFTER ROMOVING A DISC., BUT THAT'S IT, PRETTY PETTY.
Overall Review: GAVE NEW LIFE TO MY BURNS. TURNS OUT A BURNER IS GOOD FOR ABOUT 1700 BURNS. I HAVE A SPARE SITTING ON THE SHELF!
Pros: Love the fan and the activity LED. Easy to assemble, drive just slips into connections.
Overall Review: Fan is quiet, and throws air over pcb side of drive in both directions. Just cut a dust filter to size and tape it over the intake and enclosure is dust free. I removed a 750 GB after 8 months of almost 24/7 use, to install a 1.5 TB and the drive and internal components were absolutely dust-free! I wouldn't buy another ext. enclosure w/o assisted cooling. Rosewill & Newegg ROCK!