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Pros: Small and unobtrusive. Easy to plug in and secure. Black accent works well with newer black pc cases on the market.
PC recognized device immediately and driver installation begun automatically.
USB devices of all sizes fit perfectly and made proper contact with pins. USB 3.0 devices topped out around 2.1 - 2.3 Gbps transfer rates, flash drives in particular were roughly 1.1-1.5 Gbps. Data rates will vary per device etc.
Cons: More ports but not added likely due to inherent hardware limitations
Other Thoughts: Overall a solid adapter card. Did not seem flimsy whatsoever and quality is definitely better than other competitors. After owning this for about a year I have to say that it has held up to whatever I have thrown at it. Currently I have a custom 4 TB external drive (internal + enclosure) USB 3.0 plugged in and data transfer rates are smooth. 4k videos stream perfectly and large data transfer from pc to external are a lot quicker than USB 2.0.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WA860RE V2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater with Power Outlet Pass-through, Dual External Antennas, Wall Plug Design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
Pros: Small and very inconspicuous compared to other wireless extenders. AC pass through is a definite plus and allows full utilization of other electrical devices. It pretty much worked right out of the box without a hitch, installation was a breeze and WPS connected pretty quick. My router is located in my basement which is not located in an optimum are of the house. As a result signal strength is poor in my attic with most devices being able to fetch 2-3 bars at most. Upon installation of the range extender on my main floor, the range was significantly boosted and 5 bars were steady on all my wireless devices present in the attic. Video streaming especially HD over YouTube and Netflix were quick and did not require buffering whatsoever. The ethernet bridge is another plus but will remain underutilized for the mean time due to all of my devices being wireless for the most part. One extremely handy feature about the V2 is the Smart Signal Indicator Light. Gives you easy and reliable readings of optimal placement of range extender so you can obtain the best signal
Cons: Unfortunately it is stuck at Wireless N 300 Mbps and my current wireless router supports AC 867 Mbps which prevents me from enjoying better networking with regards to data transfer.
Other Thoughts: Very solid wireless extender. It is small compact, easy to move around and does not require a huge AC adapter to go along with it. For those of you looking for a simple solution for extending the range, this product is a good choice. However it is limited at Wireless N 300 and does not support the new standard Wireless AC whatsoever. Overall a very good deviceREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Small, compact and sleek, as expected from a standard SSD. Runs quietly and cool.
The biggest thing about this particular SSD which grabbed me was the speed. Taking an average of 3 CrystalDiskMark specs the results were 522 MB/s read and 508 MB/s write. Lower than what is advertised but real close and good enough in my book. Boot speeds were fast as usual with my pc booting up in 7 seconds flat.
Corsair SSD Toolbox is a breeze to use and very easy to navigate. Firmware was updated promptly and useful features such as overprovisioning are available.
NAND memory is MLC meaning two bits per cell. This results in greater longevity than TLC based SSDs which contain 3 bits per cell. This is also a Toggle NAND SSD which uses both Asynhronous and Synchronous memory access. Plain and simple, this results in better performance at a lower cost.
Power consumption is lower due to smaller and more power efficient transistors than older SSDs.
SSD controller is quad core which supposedly results in lower latency and higher performance compared to older controllers. Can't really test the benefit of it but it sounds good on paper
Cons: No VNAND (vertical nand) memory. Touted as being the better type of NAND to use with performance and longevity benefits across the board
Only a 3 year warranty which is expected of MLC memory. Wish it was more though.
No option for disk clone.
Other Thoughts: Solid SSD and definitely one to consider when looking for performance at a decent price point. Being a MLC SSD, it will last you quite a while with moderate usage most likely longer than the warranty. However with VNAND just entering the market this drive does not look appealing in my eyes due to the increased performance and longevity benefits that VNAND provides. Nevertheless a worthy choice for anyone that is looking to use this a boot drive or simply for data storage.READ FULL REVIEW
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