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Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-128BB/AM)
Samsung 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Fit (MUF-128BB/AM)
Price: $32.99
14 used & new from $32.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's everything the SanDisk Fit is, and everything it isn't too!, May 28, 2016
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PROS:

First up, it's fast. Despite the package touting "only" 130MB/s, it reads at 150MB/s which is just as fast as the SanDisk Ultra Fit. The writes are considerably better than the SanDisk: 112 to 120MB/s rather than 96-100. The 4k reads and writes are a mixed bag depending on which benchmark I run: Crystal DiskMark is not terribly impressed (5 read, 1.7 write), but both ATTO and FlashBench get much better numbers (like 24 read and 17 write, which is small SSD-like performance).

But here's where I was most impressed: while the overheating problem these tiny drives have is not completely solved, Samsung makes sure it doesn't actually BREAK anything. Instead, transfer speeds will merely drop to almost nothing (like 0.3MB/s) for one to two seconds while it catches its breath. It doesn't disconnect, and your transfers don't fail.

CONS:

It's more expensive than the SanDisk Ultra Fit. Now I see why.

The plastic part is white, most machines aren't. I wouldn't paint it (for heat reasons) but vinyl dye would probably work well if you care that much.

SUMMARY:

For those looking into a Fit style drive that barely peeks out of the USB port, THIS IS THE ONE YOU WANT. It is every bit as good as the SanDisk Ultra Fit (possibly better) even where the SanDisk is at its best, and it is immensely better (because it actually WORKS) at the things that make the SanDisk Ultra Fit fall over and choke.

Given the way the performance scales with transfer size, it seems as if the Samsung Fit is like a quarter of an SSD -- two chips instead of eight, meaning 1/4 the bandwidth available. However, it squeezes everything it can out of those two! Compare the two charts attached, one for the Fit and one for my main drive which is an 840 EVO, and you'll see what I'm getting at.
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SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ43-128G-GAM46) [Newest Version]
SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ43-128G-GAM46) [Newest Version]
Price: $28.99
20 used & new from $23.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid like the plague!, May 19, 2016
What's sad is that I really wanted to like this. It actually lives up to the advertised speeds -- 150 MB/s sequential reads and 100 MB/s sequential writes. Where it falls down is the overheating and subsequent constant disconnections. I could not transfer more than about 7 GB (and that at considerably less than 100 MB/s because of smaller files) before it overheated and went into a state where it would disconnect, cool off a bit, reconnect a few seconds later, immediately overheat again and disconnect, etc.

This was on a relatively fast desktop machine with plenty of case cooling. I can't imagine that putting it on a Chromebook (which was to be the eventual destination had it passed testing) would have made the situation any better!

In general, I have been pleased with SanDisk products in the past, and even now I will not tell people to avoid them in general. I have a Sansa which had crap software but became exceptionally useful thanks to Rockbox. I have SD cards and a CF card and probably other things SanDisk branded that have caused me no trouble whatsoever. The Ultra Fit, however, is a severe disappointment and I seriously recommend that everyone steer clear of it.
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Insten 2 pack BT1007 Compatible with Uniden Home Cordless Phone Battery
Insten 2 pack BT1007 Compatible with Uniden Home Cordless Phone Battery
Offered by Eforcity
Price: $9.79

5.0 out of 5 stars The runtime is significantly better than when the phones had their original, February 22, 2015
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Replaced the batteries in both Uniden handsets. For some reason, the first one didn't work at all, and I was ready to pack them up and return them. Then, a couple days later, I gave it another try and it worked perfectly. The runtime is significantly better than when the phones had their original, brand new batteries (as you would expect from the mAH rating) and the charging bases don't seem to mind them at all. There is reason to believe the charge meter is reading inaccurately now (it stays "full" for a very long time) but if it's using the profile of the original, lesser capacity battery, this is not at all surprising. You will still get warning in the hours before it runs out of juice.


Silicon Power 16GB SDHC R90MB/s C10 UHS-1 Superior Memory Card (SP016GBSDHCU1V10)
Silicon Power 16GB SDHC R90MB/s C10 UHS-1 Superior Memory Card (SP016GBSDHCU1V10)
Price: $21.45
2 used & new from $21.45

5.0 out of 5 stars The card works great, and performs as advertised, February 22, 2015
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The card works great, and performs as advertised. Sadly, many older SD card slots are not up to the task, in which case the performance will not be any better than ordinary SDHC cards — but that's not the product's fault.


HouseOfToners 4 Pk Canon CL-51 (x2), PG-50 (x2) Alternative Cartridge Replacement for Pixma Series:Pixma MP150/Pixma MP160/Pixma MP170/ Pixma MP180/ Pixma MP450/ Pixma MP460/ Pixma iP6210D/ Pixma iP6220D/ Pixma iP6310D/ Pixma MX300/ Pixma MX310Pixus Series: Pixus MP170
HouseOfToners 4 Pk Canon CL-51 (x2), PG-50 (x2) Alternative Cartridge Replacement for Pixma Series:Pixma MP150/Pixma MP160/Pixma MP170/ Pixma MP180/ Pixma MP450/ Pixma MP460/ Pixma iP6210D/ Pixma iP6220D/ Pixma iP6310D/ Pixma MX300/ Pixma MX310Pixus Series: Pixus MP170
Offered by HouseOfToners
Price: $37.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The results seem as good as the name brand, February 22, 2015
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The results seem as good as the name brand, and they're just as resistant to clogging from extended non-use, which is the reason I chose a Canon printer in the first place.


Cherry G86-61401EUADAA POS Keyboard, Black
Cherry G86-61401EUADAA POS Keyboard, Black
Offered by Sivart Vault
Price: $137.96
19 used & new from $125.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Fortunately, I had suitable wire snips but still had ..., February 22, 2015
So my ordered Cherry G86-61400 arrived today. I'm typing this message on it currently, with my OS set to US ANSI layout (though I'm typing Dvorak).

First, while it does allow reprogramming of all keys, actually moving them is a problem because the alpha and modifier keys are contoured by row. Not only that, but the stems have two anti-rotation locks -- which are DIFFERENT ON EVERY ROW. One always points straight up (except on the modifier/space row), but the other points in some direction almost but not quite straight down. This means if you want to move alpha keys between rows, you'll have to get out wire snips and/or an X-acto knife and remove the lower lock along all but the top 1 mm or so of the stem. Fortunately, I had suitable wire snips but still had to do touch-up work with the pen knife.

They also did this to the arrow keys. Apparently they don't want you moving those somewhere else either, even though the software does allow for it.

There is a moderate difference between Row 1 and Row 2, a small difference between Row 2 and Row 3, and a large difference between Row 3 and Row 4. The arrow keys are all Row 4 profile. The Row 1 keys and the relegendables have the same stems, which is good news for those who want to raise the numerics by one row to get in another row of alphas.

In my case, the result is an alpha area that looks like Austin Powers' teeth – visibly out of alignment. In particular, the ' , . C keys (which jump from row 4 to row 2) look particularly bad. They don't FEEL particularly bad though. The plastic is not sufficiently thick to allow them to be carved down, or I'd consider it. Keys moved from Row 2 to Row 4 don't stand out nearly as much. Since the ' , . keys are all consecutive, they sort of look like a set, meaning it is only the C key that really stands out as snaggle-toothed.

The bottom row mods (including `~, which they kicked out of the upper left) have stem locks that don't match ANYTHING ELSE. You can freely move the mods around amongst themselves, but they are not otherwise interchangeable. You would have to remove BOTH locks to make it work, and then you'd have nothing preventing the key from spinning.

There are some bits of good news. The 2U-high keys DO have two stems under them, and thus can be re-purposed as 1U keys. The relegendable keys work quite nicely and really don't feel that much different from the ordinary keys despite looking quite different. If you WANT keys that feel different, just leave the clear plastic top off. This is what I'm doing with the non-arrow cursor keys to make them easier to find by touch. (They're pre-printed AND relegendable.)

The only key on the entire keyboard with a stabilizer is the spacebar. None of the others are really big enough to justify it, especially since the two 2U keys have two stems (the lower of which just doesn't go all the way to the bottom).

The magstripe reader transmits over the keyboard interface. I've already confirmed it with some expired debit cards. This could be useful if you can write to such cards, to give individual users complicated login passwords they don't need to remember, instead swiping their company ID. (Of course if they lose the card and it has their name on it... the security implications are obvious.)

The key action itself is a fairly snappy rubber dome. It's still distinctly non-mechanical, but it's better than most rubber dome keyboards I've used, and there is absolutely no play at the top of the keystroke. I think it is fair for Cherry to refer to these as "premium" rubber domes.

The keyboard is also heavy. If you want to use it on your lap, it will stay put. Modders should be aware that it is assembled with Torx screws. It does not have a choice of angle adjustments, as there are no fold-out feet.

Other notes: The framed squares that hold the inserts for the relegendable keys are ever so slightly more than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) on a side. If you make them exactly a half inch, they won't rattle around significantly but you also won't have to be insanely precise with your cutting. (This is almost certainly by design.)

Verdict: If you want a keyboard with programmable keys, but don't mind leaving the alpha area in standard ANSI QWERTY, this will work quite well. If you want any other layout for the alpha area, it's going to be a bit of a mess and require permanent alteration of the keys (though this alteration has no ill effects should you choose to put the keys back). It is not a suitable substitute for a mechanical keyboard, although it's actually pretty decent as rubber domes go.

If you want pictures and details of the internals, check out my thread on this exact item at Deskthority.


TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Plastic Housing Switch, TEG-S5g
TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Plastic Housing Switch, TEG-S5g
Price: $15.95
92 used & new from $13.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it works just fine. My only complaint is that it weighs so ..., July 30, 2014
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I use this to (somewhat) separate the home network from the world at large. This way, all the machines can speak GigE to each other, and only slow down to 100Mbps to talk to the FiOS modem. You wouldn't chain a bunch of these together because it's a HUB and not a SWITCH (so every device contends for bandwidth) but for a small, relatively quiet network with occasional spikes in demand, it works just fine. My only complaint is that it weighs so little that the cables themselves tend to have their way with it, trying to drag it off the table it rests on. That, and it comes with Yet Another Wallwart, but what small device doesn't?
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C&E 219312 HDMI Cable Category 2 (Full 1080P Capable)
C&E 219312 HDMI Cable Category 2 (Full 1080P Capable)
Offered by ATC LLC
Price: $2.96
122 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars It works fine. It was two dollars and change for a ..., July 30, 2014
It works fine. It was two dollars and change for a six foot cable. I can't complain.

Actually, I can. It's thin and may not be as durable as some other cables -- then again, HDMI cables tend to get broken at the ends rather than from damage to the wires. Still, it FEELS cheap, because it IS (like I said, two bucks and change). I should have gotten two of them, just to have a spare cable lying around.


C&E Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable, Snagless/Molded Boot 50 Feet Blue, 877083042452
C&E Cat5e Ethernet Patch Cable, Snagless/Molded Boot 50 Feet Blue, 877083042452
Offered by EPICDEALZ
Price: $4.89
23 used & new from $3.58

3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do GigE., July 29, 2014
First, the product received doesn't match the picture -- again. The picture implied it would be standard-thickness CAT5e. It's not. It's much thinner and softer, which may be desirable in certain situations, but it comes with a cost -- this cable WON'T work for GigE, even though it has all four pairs. It's also a much darker color than the picture, if you care about such things.

If you want to connect your machine to the cable modem or whatever two rooms away, it'll work perfectly for that. If, like me, you actually use GigE on your internal network, AVOID THIS CABLE. I'm using one for the run from the FiOS modem to the rest of the network and it's fine for that, but the second one which I ran around the base of a wall (to keep it from being a hazard) for a laptop in a far corner proves the lack of GigE support. (GigE works fine when I run a shorter and/or thicker cord directly across the room.)

I will keep both, as I do have one machine that does not support GigE either. I'll just have to make sure to keep that machine and that cable associated with each other.


Kingston Technology 4GB Server Memory Module 4 Not a kit (Single) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 240-Pin SDRAM KTD-PE313/4G
Kingston Technology 4GB Server Memory Module 4 Not a kit (Single) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) 240-Pin SDRAM KTD-PE313/4G
Offered by IT SOURCE
Price: $44.09
10 used & new from $29.97

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what I thought I was ordering., July 29, 2014
First thing, the item received looks NOTHING like the sticks in the photo in the listing. They show nine chips per side of the board. This one has THIRTY-SIX tiny RAM chips per side, and what look like ECC controller chips on one side. Then, putting it in my system resulted in a totally non-functioning system. No POST, no beep, no output to the video card - NOTHING. I have to conclude this is ECC and thus not for desktop use, even though it says that nowhere in the listing and actively compares to non-ECC competitors. It's being returned.

If you WANT server-type ECC RAM, you can get that cheaper than this. If you want more (non-ECC) for a desktop machine, this is apparently NOT IT.


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