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This review is from: Plantronics 72272-01 Voyager 510S Avaya ABT35+ Mono Bluetooth Headset
Pros: lightweight, excellent range, long battery life.
Cons: I bought 30 of these for my users at 59.99$ a piece. I might be mistaken, but this device is legacy and no longer warranty'd by the manufacturer...
Loses connection with base about once every month a few of the units. Batteries are champion... Just not replaceable. Get the solder iron and guitar pick handy as you will not be mailing back in for a replacement.
I snatched as many as I could when they were for sale. Now they look like a hot commodity. I can literally upgrade all my users headsets and make a profit by ebaying their old ones at this price....
This review is from: MonMount LCD-6460 Dual LCD Monitor Stand for Monitors 14"-24" (Black)
Pros: Anchors in just about every direction you could ask for. It took me about 4 of these before I mastered the installation, now it takes me 5 mins a piece. We were buying tacky stands, along with the monitor stands, to raise our monitors off the desk. These open up underneath the monitors, so you can use the space. They also have simple, yet effective, cable management system clips under both arms for power and video.
Comes with a fat, heavy stand or the hardware to pinch onto a desk or run through a hole.
The only thing you will need, which isn't included, is a phillips screwdriver. I had to use a JIS Phillips, as my acer monitors would not accept a standard phillips.
Cons: The base is a little heavy, but again, the construction on this thing is amazing. The welds are thick, clean and even. The steal is definitely over rated for the usage.
Other Thoughts: I spent 60$ through newegg and found it to be a more than fair price... Management ($) and users are happy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dell PowerEdge T620 5U Tower Server - Intel Xeon E5-2640 v2 2 GHz
Pros: 24Gbps throughput storage controller, tons of expansion slots (most of it PCI-e)
Loves VMWare 3.x - 5.5x and dell has a supported image available for download through their website
Loves qlogic storage HBAs. (There were some FW tweaks required and a whole lot of reading in unsupported territory)
1866 DDR 3... Crazy fast, but doesn't benchmark any faster in the guests I have running on the 1600mhz host. So, not all that awesome, but I can only assume VMWARE has made use of the extra memory throughput.
I purchased a 128GB mem upgrade from Newegg which was 1/3 the cost of Dells upgrade path.
QUIET unless rebooted or exhausted. Then, if you got the fan expansion option like I did (more fans), it sounds like an RC shinook taking off.
Cons: USB 2.0 - purchased a USB 3.0 card (had to make sure to find one with the NEC chipset) via PCI-e and hand it off directly to our SQL server using passthrough. I get 110MB/s throughput to a WD 2.5 portable USB 3 HD on backups. More than I was expecting, but not sure about limitations.
Dell does not sell the hard drive caddies without drives and the ones I find online are not 100% the same. Not sure yet what makes them different, but I'm assuming they're from a different version server. Requires some wiggling.
IDRAC express is not IDRAC in any form or fashion. You cannot remote console with it. Make sure if you need lights out, you go with the IDRAC license at least one step up from the one which comes with it.
I wish I went with the larger SAS 2.5" HD bays. I bought two of these guys and have already filled in all 8 bays on both. The money I've saved using 3.5" has already been wasted as I will have to buy larger drives and toss the ones I was using.
Other Thoughts: 1100 Watt redundant power supplies required us to update our UPS system..
Found a SMART-UPS 2200 at my neighborhood electronics store (Micr()Center), in town, for 800$. Am I lucky, or what... This ups, with the VMware host operating at an average 15% load, lasts 70 minutes.
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