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Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1K)
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5 out of 5 eggs Decent drive for around $10 07/14/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: Very high read performance ~130MB/s starting at 128k block size QD=4
Large size, 32GB.
Solid construction, slides out and stays firmly. Doesn't feel like it will break after a few uses.

Cons: Write speed is low at smaller block sizes and fluctuates when coping a lot of files.

Other Thoughts: Real world performance was good. For around $10, this drive is a great value.
Peak write speeds are around 20MB/s
I averaged about 7MB/s while copying 2400 files for a total of 1.6GB.

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Seagate Desktop SSHD ST4000DX001 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Operation is very nicely smoothed out by the SSD buffer.
Works well in external USB3.0 enclosure.
Speed.
Size.
Price.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: After using this drive for about a month, I have had no problems. It has exceeded my expectations for a traditional hard drive. I immediately loaded it up with a few hundred GB to see if the performance would degrade after the SSD portion was filled up, the performance stayed consistent. I have been getting 165MB/s write speed over USB3.0 consistently while loading the drive with mixed and compressed content. The buffering algorithms don't seem to try and 'cheat' by boosting short term performance. Very balanced operation. Great drive for archiving and doing backups on.

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Linksys EA9500 MAX-STREAM AC5400 Next Gen MU-MIMO Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router with 8 Gigabit Ports and Seamless Roaming
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Pros: WiFi Bandwidth seems endless. I had multiple devices streaming across the network wirelessly at the same time without a hiccup.
8-Port switch is awesome. Eliminated the need for an extra switch.
Connection quality is great, I play SF 5 on PS4 and have had excellent connection quality since installing this router. Highly recommend for gaming.
All my devices maintain very high link speeds even in other rooms. My tablet stays connected at over 500Mbps even with the door closed.
WiFi calling also works well, it can be flaky with some routers.

Cons: Linksys software is not my favorite. The layout is a bit non-traditional and confusing when going from other manufacturers.

Other Thoughts: Although the software is not my favorite, the setup wizard did walk me through setup nicely. It told me to reboot my cable modem which I forgot to do when switching routers. Most options are there even the DHCP options absent on more entry level linksys models. I did have to setup the bands manually to not overlap with my neighbors. I do not take a star off for this because I have yet to see a router make the correct decisions.

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Display Name: Mick W.

Date Joined: 04/02/08

  • Reviews: 46
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  • First Review: 04/21/08
  • Last Review: 07/14/16
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