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ASUS GX Series GX-D1241 V3 Unmanaged 24-Port Gigabit Switch with Loop Detection Function
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5 out of 5 eggs 1.21 gigawatts - Well 24 gigabits 05/15/2015

This review is from: ASUS GX Series GX-D1241 V3 Unmanaged 24-Port Gigabit Switch with Loop Detection Function

Pros: 24 ports of gigabit awesomeness. Plug it in and forget about it. As far as unmanaged switches go, this is great. Sure, you can get cheaper 24 port switches - but they don't have the warranty and product support that ASUS has.

Cons: None - If you're looking for more, then step up to a smart or fully managed switch.

Other Thoughts: This switch is being used in a small counseling center with ten therapists and three admin users. Running off of this are all of the Ethernet based clients and three wireless AP's. I've got a server with two 1gig ports in teaming mode and I haven't ran into any issues after plugging it in and forgetting about it a year and a half ago.

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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Drive continually performs quickly and quietly. I purchased my first drive on a Black Friday sale back in 2012 and it was amazing. I'm using it as a second drive to, what was back then, a 120Gb SSD. Installing the application on the WD drive and having only the OS on the SSD provided amazing results. I was worried about heat, so I also purchased a hotswap bay with an active cooling fan, but it would be just fine without the fan. With my current Samsung 840 Pro SSD, when I copy files to the VelociRaptor, I see a consistent 200Mb/s write times.
Western Digital RMA process is simple and extremely fast.

Cons: haha

Other Thoughts: My first drive failed on me. But that was my fault and by no means an imperfection from the factory.

Go to WD site and REGISTER your drive!

The RMA process is simple and quick. I had my new drive the NEXT DAY after they received the defective one.

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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Transferring data from an SSD to this drive takes no time at all. I use this drive as an application drive with an SSD as my boot drive. I don't notice any unusual noise out of this, if it's making a lot of noise, you may just be getting a lot of vibration from your case. I've got it mounted with rubber mounts, so it's no louder than any other mechanical drive in my system.

Cons: lolwut

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive in November 2012 and it performed great out of the box.

I had to RMA it two weeks ago because it wasn't being recognized by Windows or BIOS. Upon further inspection I noticed a very distinct clicking noise. I suspect this happened because of me actually dropping the drive when I got a new case, but it took at least 3 months for the clicking to develop.

THAT being said... The RMA procedure through Western Digital was painless and easy. They even have an RMA status of "clicking noise". I sent the drive in and it got to them on a Friday and the following Tuesday I had my new drive. Outstanding.

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Display Name: Kevin B.

Date Joined: 07/02/06

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 07/03/10
  • Last Review: 05/15/15
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