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This review is from: Brother HL-5450DN Monochrome Laser Printer
Pros: I have experience with this model installed in a warehouse, where it is used 8-10 hours a day, printing a ream of paper every couple of days. I have seen only one jam in four months of use, and no other issues at all. Just add paper and toner and go to work. LOVE IT
Cons: I have experienced no problems other than the one paper jam.
Other Thoughts: If you don't need color or blistering speed, this printer is a winner.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Bought this motherboard for a lower-end server build. I needed to support at least 5 SATA drives with RAID 1. This is one of the few uATX boards that have 6 SATA ports. That and the 4 RAM sockets make it perfect for the rackmount servers I build. Oh, and USB 3.0 to boot! (Makes for fast backups to an external HDD)
It's very handsome in all-black and has performed flawlessly with an FX-6300 6-core Vishera CPU and 2x 8GB DDR3 1333 RAM. Running 5 SATA HDDs, 2 RAID 1 arrays and 1 stand-alone drive all in a Norco 2U rackmount case.
Cons: Umm.... I know, it should have a caching RAID 5 capable SATA controller onboard! (I wish...)
Other Thoughts: Gigabyte packs a lot of features into an inexpensive and good looking uATX motherboard here!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fortinet FG-20C-US FortiGate-20C UTM
Pros: I was first introduced to FortiNet networking hardware through previous employment. I was amazed at the power and flexibility they offer in such a small package. I'm STILL amazed!
The FG-20C is the perfect network security device for small business use. It has all the features you could ever reasonably want or need, and it's all in one box.
I realize my review sounds like a FortiNet commercial, but ... Dang I love working with FortiGates!
In a needs analysis at that previous employer, I compared the capabilities of a larger FortiGate device to the Cisco ASA, and my conclusion was that you would need TWO ASAs to do the job of the FortiGate with comparable throughput, and each of the Cisco boxes cost twice as much as the FG. Do the math.
Cons: No cons.
They are a complex, because they are VERY powerful. You aren't gonna master a FortiGate like you would a Linksys home router.
Other Thoughts: If you haven't ever used a FortiGate, and you have anything to do with network security, you really should buy one and learn just how powerful they are. They are all I use now.READ FULL REVIEW