|Submited By: GoodToBeBob on 07/05/2010|
I bought 2 of these "removable hard drive drawer/caddy units" and don t have any problems. They re built well and are solid. At the same time, I bought the Win-7 64 bit OS and 2 new Western Digital Hard Drives (WD1002FAEX Caviar Black, 1 TB, SATA-3, 7200rpm, 64MB). I m using a "RAID 1" configuration and have 4 GB of computer RAM installed. Everything is about 25% faster (presumably due to the new Win-7 64 bit OS and/or the new WD Hard Drives) and no problems so far.
My internet speed is unchanged. My connection is with Time Warner Los Angeles. I get 15 to 30 Mbps downloads, 1 Mbps uploads, and a 10 to 15 ms ping rate tested with "speedtest". I use Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. Watching HD streaming videos on "ABC" works great.
"RAID 1" is when a computer uses 2 hard drives known as mirroring. Basically, both drives act as backups to each other in real time. If one completely fails, the other keeps your system running. Eventually (however long you want to chance running without a mirror backup) you replace the bad hard drive and the system automatically rebuilds the data to the new hard drive. Using a "RAID 1" configuration somewhat sacrifices high data access rates.
Paid $38.24 each and $3.72 tax each. Shipping was free. Purchased on 04-28-2010 from seller "Buy.Com".