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I like this product, but it's concerning that others are having problems
on 20 January 2009
I'm running this on a not-too-exciting laptop running Vista (basic), and I have to hand a Sony PSP, one external 70GB HDD, an i-Pod Nano, and my Sony digital camera.
I'm alarmed that so many reviewers are having trouble with this software, when I've found rather effective. As you're probably aware, it enables you simply, and quickly transfer files from one device to another at the click of a button. The wonder is the file conversion it undertakes while it transfers the files.
After installation, I found device detection to be pretty speedy, but file reading to be rather slow. However, this may vary depending how many devices you plug into your computer at any one time. It does take some time to search and catalogue your files on the various devices, but once done, I have found it to be no slower than say i-Tunes.
However, if you find it runs slow with several devices connected, you can disconnect a few, but still perform the transfer/conversion... the software holds the converted file for you until you reconnect the relevant device. This is quite handy, and could be a solution for other users.
I've not used this for the online community features, so can't comment on that (YouTube, etc).
If you're a bit of a messy computer user who doesn't keep on top of your data/media, you may find this a life-saver (or personal organiser, at least).
I don't think I could recommend it if you're a light media user, as you probably only convert files occasionally, and have a way of doing so. If you're forever using various media, especially if you're forever converting music or video files, then you should give this a go.
If you're concerned your machine won't run this software, give the Demo a test - it's available from the Nero website.