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Pros: The air filter is the best I've seen in a case. It's very easy to clean and maintain.
Cons: The distance from the power supply to the 4-pin motherboard power connector is long and may require an extension cable.
Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this case for business owners who want a quality case to keep dust out. I have more than 15 installed between the office and home. I even use one for my personal gaming PC with a mid-range card. I haven't had any issues other than the noted cable extension. None of the large fans have failed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SONICWALL 01-SSC-6947 TZ 205 Wireless-N Network Security Appliance (Hardware Only)
Pros: This appliance is incredibly powerful and customizable. I have five of these installed with a vpn in a star configuration. The vpn has never failed and I'm approaching one year of up-time across all devices.
One is installed in a very large house with multiple external wifi antennas. It works extremely well and there are no issue with devices swapping over to different hotspots. It's all seamless.
While the learning curve is very high, I have not needed to adjust a single thing since I finished all the configurations. The only ongoing task is adding mac addresses to the white list for wifi access.
The logs are comprehensive and you will be shocked at how much malignant traffic this thing stops.
Cons: The learning curve is very high, even if you have a good networking background. The good news is that there are no command lines to fiddle with. The gui is well organized. There is however a hidden, advanced control panel that controls some very obscure options. I've only had to use it once.
Other Thoughts: If you're considering making the switch to SW and the learning curve has you scared, you might consider buying a TZ100 to learn with. They're a lot cheaper and you won't feel so bad if you decide it's above your skill level.
I would not consider this appliance if you're playing a lot of games online. Port forwarding and nat traversal issues can be a pain to figure out.
And lastly, if you don't know the difference between a port and an ip, this appliance is not for you. Only consider this appliance if you have someone to help you with the configuration and they have ample time to learn the system. If you're going to pay someone to configure it, make sure they have some experience with SW.
Pros: Have two installed in a moderately busy web server and very pleased with performance. Running a stack of VMs. Boot swarms are no longer a problem.
Cons: Intel needs to be a bit more forthcoming about their advertising here. A 3.9 turbo assumes you've only activated one core in the bios. With all cores active, turbo is only 3.3.
Other Thoughts: Not a huge concern but a note for any Intel process engineers that happen to be reading this.. both chips had cardboard fibers inside the final plastic packaging tray, and under the pins.READ FULL REVIEW