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Windows 7: Upgrade to SSD on Lenovo G500 laptop

25 Mar 2014   #51
Britton30
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Oops! Amazon has the wrong picture and I reported it. If you look at one of the other pics it shows this, which is correct. It uses a USB-B connector too, instead of USB-A.

They are very nice enclosures. They have a protective plastic sheet inside which covers the circuit board and a foam piece to cushion the drive.

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25 Mar 2014   #52
essenbe

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Thanks Gary, I was just curious.
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25 Mar 2014   #53
Britton30
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No problem Steve, you made me curious as well, back to you Greg.
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25 Mar 2014   #54
whs
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Gary, this enclosure looks like a bathroom scales, LOL.

But seriously, from your description it sounds very nice. I may get one. I have half a dozen disks lying around. Some I use in my open enclosures but others are just useless without an enclosure.
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25 Mar 2014   #55
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The USB A port is also on the Inateck getting its only bad review by a resident reviewer for using what he calls a "suicide" male-male USB cable, which he says could accidentally blow the controller. The manufacturer actually replies to his review explaining that this is used because its the most stable port config they have found. I believe him. I've seen every other type of port be flaky.
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25 Mar 2014   #56
essenbe

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I agree with the manufacturer, plus if you want a shorter, longer or just a replacement cable, they are much easier to find. I would prefer that type cable. But, that's me. And I have no idea where the reviewer came up with the "suicide" cable. If it could blow up a computer, everybody's computer would be blown. I use them all the time. That's a crazy statement. They're quite common.
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25 Mar 2014   #57
Britton30
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There a lot of bad reviews concerning "bad" USB connectors. I think they are mostly due to the dopes who use them. I am always careful to plug/unplug very straight and careful. There are people I think, who yank them side ways, force in upside down, etc.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Gary, this enclosure looks like a bathroom scales, LOL.

But seriously, from your description it sounds very nice. I may get one. I have half a dozen disks lying around. Some I use in my open enclosures but others are just useless without an enclosure.
Yeah, in that last pic it does. The "dial" is a very bright blue LED which burned out, but I don't miss it, enclosure works very well.
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25 Mar 2014   #58
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
And I have no idea where the reviewer came up with the "suicide" cable. If it could blow up a computer, everybody's computer would be blown. I use them all the time. That's a crazy statement. They're quite common.
He gave the example that one with a bunch of USB hubs could end up plugging both ends of the USB cable into the PC/hub, causing it to short out the controller. I hadn't heard of this before either, but it seemed to make some kind of sense.
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25 Mar 2014   #59
essenbe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
And I have no idea where the reviewer came up with the "suicide" cable. If it could blow up a computer, everybody's computer would be blown. I use them all the time. That's a crazy statement. They're quite common.
He gave the example that one with a bunch of USB hubs could end up plugging both ends of the USB cable into the PC/hub, causing it to short out the controller. I hadn't heard of this before either, but it seemed to make some kind of sense.
Yes, it does make some sense, except the part of why would someone do that? By that same logic, I guess you could consider a DVI cable a suicide cable. I have 2 DVI connections on my graphics card. I guess the case could be made that if I plugged both ends of the DVI cable into my graphics card, the card may blow up. But then you would look at me funny and say what possessed you to do that, dummy.
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25 Mar 2014   #60
whs
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