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Pros: I like this particular model of computer. I wish there was a version with an i5/i7 processor.
I also has a Dell 755 with a core 2 Quad processor.
Cons: Two of the four memory slots have stopped working, and it only has 2GB of memory
Other Thoughts: I bought mine used not refurbished, like there is really a difference, and not from Newegg
• 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
• 2GB Memory
• 250GB Hard Drive
• Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
Pros: Cheap!! This is an amazing tablet for the money!
It works. I connected to my home router, and connected to a web site that has a lot of ads. I think it's browser performance was actually better than my desktop on the same web site.
Other Thoughts: It is underpowered, it doesn't have much memory or storage, the touch screen could be more sensitive, and it can only run on the battery for a couple of hours.
Connecting to my home router was "interesting". The connection failed several times, but I kept doing the same thing that I had already done, and finally it gave up and connected. I don't know why it didn't connect at first, or why it finally did.
On a tablet this cheap, these are not cons, they are what you should expect.
Pros: The drive seems to be fine as a desktop drive.
Cons: This is not a NAS or RAID Drive.
Enterprise Drives have a setting called TLER, which stands for Time Limited Error Recovery. This causes a drive to limit error recovery attempts to within 7 seconds.
Other Thoughts: Raid controllers, and yes this also means home NAS boxes, expect a response within 8 seconds, and if they don't get it, they fail the drive and take it out of the Raid array. Desktop drives will try longer than 8 seconds to recover from a read error.
That is the difference between the WD Red drives and the Black drives. The Red drives are "made" to be used in Raid arrays, although I think the only difference is that TLER is set in the Red Drives.
There used to be a utility named WDTLER.exe, that would set TLER so that a desktop drive could be used in a Raid array, but now WD and I guess Seagate make it not a settable parameter.
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