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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



whiteshark12 posted:

Do USB3.0 to Ethernet converters work very well with little loss? Any drawbacks? I have access to considerably faster wired than wireless internet but my tablet only has USB ports.

Do your research first since there's a lot of crappy ones, but they work pretty well.

I assume this is a Surface or some other Win8 tablet, right?

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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



It'll work fine then. As long as it can install drivers you're good.

I use one for my XPS12 because at work our wifi is a different subnet. I've never had any problems. USB3 adapters can get over 600Mbps on gigabit.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Factory Factory posted:

You've listed the ONLY brands. Well, maybe Toshiba.

Most people prefer to get their own drive and a separate dock. The warranty support is usually longer and the dock is usually better at keeping the drive cool. Plus it's easy to crack open and put the drive into a computer if the dock fails or you need to repurpose the disk or whatever.

Goonsensus seems to vaguely favor WD over Seagate because Seagate raced to the bottom on drive quality and warranty a couple years ago, and it's unclear if they've changed their ways. Just watch out for drives that are powered by a single USB plug - those usually have the USB connector directly attached to the drive's controller board, with no option to plug the drive in via SATA if the USB bridge dies.

Also you can get the cooler toaster style docks, and who doesn't want to put their hard drive in a toaster?

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Wait 2 days in any case because the announcement of new ones is going to change the pricing.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



You don't even have to clone for that. You can just Copy. Then change the drive letters.

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