Date: January 21st, 2003
Article by: Mat (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner
& Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Memorex
PRODUCT COMPOSITION AND PICTORIAL
The rounded cable comes alone in the box because there
is really nothing you need to make the IDE cable work besides a computer.
The ends are all labeled to avoid confusion and to give you something
to grab onto, making removal a joke. This is a great idea because the
IDE connectors on my motherboard are crowded around by the RAM and a
number of other things, which makes them very hard to remove without
grabbing and pulling the cable itself; risking loosening of wires as
well as damaging the cable.
The cable is shielded with a silver colored material that
looks interesting and reflects light well. The only problem with rounded
cables is that some transfer data more slowly than their flat counterpart.
Onto the fan. The LED fan includes a Molex converter that
converts the power supply Molex connector to a 3 pin female and a 3
pin male connector. The fan also comes with 4 screws so you can attach
it to your case.
Memorex's Cold Cathode kit comes with a nifty button to
turn it on and off, a power adapter to adjust the power flow to the
light, and of course the Cold Cathode light itself. They also included
two pieces of double sided tape that you can use to stick the cathode
pretty much anywhere it will fit.
The button looks really plain but neat, and drilling holes
would be required to fasten it to the case.