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Pros: it's an unmanaged gigabit switch. Turn it on, plug it in, and it works. I've had no problems with it.
Cons: None observed.
Other Thoughts: I haven't tried to speed test this thing. I'd actually prefer the power cable and network ports be on the same side of the device, but that's personal preference.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
Pros: - I've had no problems with the strength of the wireless signal, or with WPA authentication. (I only used a WPA with a pre-shared key.)
- Wired ports all seem to work fine. I had no issues with them as long as the routing table wasn't broken (see below).
Cons: - Web interface requires full router reboot for simple configuration changes (e.g., firewall rule changes). I don't know of any technical reason for this.
- Despite having a consumer-friendly web interface, there's no one-click way to switch between common configurations, such as "turn me into a wireless access point".
- I encountered a situation where the routing table seemed to be broken. (No packets forwarded from WAN port to other ports, as I recall.) Rebooting didn't help, so I did a factory reset. This happened twice. I have no idea if this was a bug in the web interface or the OS itself.
- Not super-stable. I usually have to reboot it about once a month.
Other Thoughts: I didn't try installing a non-standard OS (OpenWRT, or whatever the kids are using these days) on this box. I expect it to work fine out of the box.
I didn't try any of the USB filesharing stuff.
Pros: Form factor just like a regular 3.5" disk drive. Good for disk caddies and SATA backplanes, which expect the SATA/power connectors and screw holes in just the right place. Tool-less installation is super easy and fast.
Cons: Nothing substantial. It seems a bit heavy and clunky, but that shouldn't matter.
Other Thoughts: I used this to put a Samsung 840 EVO (item # N82E16820147247) SSD in the drive bay of an HP Gen8 Microserver. It fit fine in the drive caddy, and plugged into the SATA backplane just fine.READ FULL REVIEW