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USB 2.0 hi-speed offers a link speed of 60MBps (megabytes per second not megabits per second) while USB 3.0 super-speed establishes a link speed of around 625 MBps......hence the faster speed of USB 3.0 devices.
actual transfer speeds depend not only upon the link speed of the interface (USB 2.0 or USB 3.0) but also upon the speed of the actual small hard disk sitting inside the plastic casing.
so usually a USB 2.0 hdd will offer write and read speeds close to 30MBps. A USB 3.0 hdd, in contrast, is supposed to offer read speeds close to 90 MBps and write speeds close to 60 MBps but only if plugged into a USB 3.0 port which is available in new computers. In old computers which only have USB 2.0 ports, it gives speeds very similar to USB 2.0 hard disks. It's because USB 3.0 interface is backward compatible with USB 2.0 interface, that is, when a USB 3.0 supporting device is plugged into old good USB 2.0 port it automatically makes a link of 60MBps and works totally like USB 2.0 device.
I had a friend who had a Transcend T-sonic MP850 4GB model and oh-boy it was so fast and sounded so good that I decided that my first PMP is gonna be a transcend (yeah! I didn't own one till then) and then somehow the kept getting delayed. Meanwhile I found the MP860. For the first time Transcend had released a PMP with expandable storage. I decided it's gonna be the one. I kept reading the reviews kept searching for the device here and there to get even the tiniest info on the product. Just a few days back I got one :) however what I expected was a li'l different from what I actually got.
1.) Loudspeaker is awesome - it gives not loud but excellent sound
2.) Excellent format support for audio - support for lossless (WAV and FLAC) formats and open-source 'ogg' format is just worth blindly buying the product. :D
2.) Sound quality is really good but could have been better - this one doesn't prove perfectly of THE TRANSCEND QUALITY. However the stereo separation is excellent.
3.) The much ado about the SRS WOW and SRS HD is a fuss - the moment you plug in a set of earphones with good bass, the SRS WOW HD starts distorting the sound...anyway the treble content is too high in the SRS WOW HD case so wont recommend it. I think it sounds best in user EQ mode.
4.) Navigation is slightly slow - the repeat rate of the keypad is slow and delay after press is again too long to easily irritate somebody who wants to go to a song listed far away from the current song.
5.) Supplied earphones are good - would have been better if they could offer a li'l more bass but they still are nice enough and lack of bass is certainly not the player's fault.
6.) Audio is ultra clear :D - super clear audio...you can hear each note very clearly and distinguishingly on any set of decent earphones.
7.) Good audio output power - sounded good (lacked bass) but LOUD on my Sennheiser HD 201 headphones which is well known for low sensitivity. In case of earphones you would never want to go to the highest volume level else after sometime your MP860 will start sounding low just like the rest of the world (It's awesomely loud man...never go more than 70-75% of the maximum volume...you will certainly hurt your ears.)
8.)Screen is large and clear - at such a low cost... an awesome screen. Very vivid and bright reproduction of images.
9.) Video playback - The display is under-utilized for videos. After all you can't really expect a hassle-free video playback at such a low cost. XVID is fine but FLV is an issue. Still XVID being playable takes you far away from being concerned about it's cost.
10.) Line-in recording is at a mere 32Kbps so dont expect it to be great
11.) Mic-recording is awesomely clear :D ....kudos to MP860 for it. Highly optimized for speech. Very clear speech recording.
Overall 4/5 is what it got from me.
one less than five not because of lack of features (the player is full of them) but because had the audio quality been slightly better the 'cons' were petty enough to be neglected (for most of them they would still be...)
Strongly recommended for first time buyers...
A must buy for those who have a budget under INR 3000.
Not boasting or something but these cons wont be identifiable until you are a deep audiophile and have handled a large number of mp3 playing devices. MP 860 would suffice for most of you.
Bought it around 5 years back....runs awesomely good. The best part is that it runs at 800MHz(PC6400) and not 667MHz like almost all other DDR2 RAMs. It won't matter if your all your mainboard supports is 667MHz. In that case it will work just like the slower 667MHz(PC5300) RAM. However if your mainboard supports 800MHz then the performance differebce will be substancial.
A nice piece of memory. Feel happy about it and go get one if DDR2 is what you need. Else upgrade the mainboard and get DDR3 RAM(larger in amount and lower in price :-(...... yeah that's the truth).
I have been using this fone since more than 1 year and have never experienced a single problem as far as the phone operation is concerned. There is another problem by the way. The fone is damn slow and totally useless for texting. However if long calling is all u want, it's the best thing. The sound through the earpiece as well as headset is respectable for talking. The loudspeaker quality is AWESOME for mp3 playback.
The main pro for the fone is the ultimate battery backup :) . Under minimal usage the standby often extends to more than a week. :D
I've been using this fone for long calling with headset and usually get talktime of close to 8 hrs in bad signal regions (where fone consumes more battery to maintain call quality). The shortcut management is awesome and intelligent and automatically arranges shortcuts in order of their utility.
U wud never regret buying this fone if u understand that u are buying this fone for long calling and high standby time.
wont write much to bore u with, but a decent set of headphones.....a really nice set to begin with for any PC however not good for those who like it loud (this automatically excludes the possibility to enjoy it high on quality and loudness when used with mobile phones or mp3 players) :-(
secondly though the default settings of equalizers would make u doubt its bass handling capabilities, the HD201 works quite well when made to handle high bass the lower freq components are given a higher gain.....try it with VLC...u cud soon be able to master how to exploit it to the extent possible
third and most important thing is its ultra light weight and doesn't feel like it's siitin' on ur head even if u use it for hours continously...
finally this one not worth calling pro or something but pays back what u spent....a must buy with every new PC.......
Obviously it looks good. Well it performed good till it did actually perform. It used to give good copy (to pen-drive) speeds. But today it abruptly stopped working when i was copying a file in it. I had heard he product was offering some problems but thought they might be to make it infamous.
Well, :( it just disproved my faith in it.
Go for an established and worthy brand instead...