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SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Lots of options, not liking the feel though 08/05/2014

This review is from: SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: - Lots of options in the software: profiles, sensitivity, lights, LCD images
- Customizable LCD image (underside) and LED’s
- Smooth glide on any surface I tried it on (old desk, paper, mouse pad) and no noticeable skips or jumps
- The LCD underneath is also a ‘menu’ to customize your mouse or change your profile
- Is this for a Lefty or Righty? This mouse covers both and the buttons and software can be adjusted to suit either.

Cons: - It feels a little slippery to the touch
- The app is really slow to load on Windows 8.1
- Kind of pricey for a mouse given that it isn’t form fitted to your hand

Other Thoughts: Drivers not included: Is that a con? For some yes, but I can’t remember the last time I actually used the cd that came with a product. I always hit the website expecting a newer release to download.

General use and gaming was fine, no issues in BF4 or any other games I tried.

Prior to this I was using another gaming mouse (Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI), so I was very used to using a mouse made for a right hand. I noticed it more than I expected to. I can’t list this as a con since it is a personal preference, but I like the feel of a mouse made for my “hand”. The shape, angle, and the way they are formed is something I’ve grown accustomed to.

So... is it my primary device? No, it is not and that is due to personal reasons noted above. Despite the high DPI on this mouse, the physical items I noted above are keeping me away from this.

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NETGEAR Powerline 500 Mbps Nano Kit (XAVB5101)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Performance depends on your home wiring 06/22/2014

This review is from: NETGEAR Powerline 500 Mbps Nano Kit (XAVB5101)

Pros: Easy setup, plugin and ready for use!
Wired network connection in area where Wi-Fi doesn’t work.
Easy monitoring through NetGear Genie app.

Cons: Theoretical speeds of 500 Mbps are a pipe dream.
Performance is dependent on your home wiring.

Other Thoughts: I reviewed this same item on 4/15/2013. I had limited success in my home, but they worked great in my brother’s home. This particular kit performed worse than the last one. In the room where I saw a peak of 17 Mbps, I barely crossed 5 Mbps.

I should be clear: these work. I never managed to see any color other than red for my link speed in my home. The laptop I was using for this testing was usable and music played seamlessly from my server and browsing online was just fine, but watching a movie brought out a stutter or two.

I did see something strange with the firmware update tool though. It told an update was available, but I couldn’t download it because there was no update available. I would be interested in replacing the previous units at my brother’s house, but he is working fine for over a year and I don’t want to mess with that.

Let’s wrap this up…
*Did they work out of the box? YES
*Did they provide a fast connection? No
*Would I recommend them? Yes, I would recommend anyone try them and see how they work in their setup if they have a need for this type of thing.

Previous kit got 5 eggs, this one gets 4 for not meeting the bar set by the previously.

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Seagate ST6000NM0024 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Update: WHS2011 retired, Win8.1 Pro in place 06/08/2014

This review is from: Seagate ST6000NM0024 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I wanted to post an update for those who may be looking at this for home use.

This worked great under WHS2011 and continues that with Win8.1 Pro 64bit... no surprise there.

Cons: Price is difficult to stomach, but this is an Enterprise class drive and it shows.

Other Thoughts: I have this installed in a PC with a Intel DH67CL board, so Intel RST drivers are a must have. When I reimaged, I used iRST 11.7 by mistake, ATTO averages were as follows (3 runs):Write 182,616 Read 183,347

After updating to iRST 12.9, averages (3 runs) improved to Write 213,044 Read 213,189.

When I tested this on WHS2011, I was using iRST 12.5.

Make sure you're using the latest drivers for your setup to get the most out of this thing.

I didn't use Storage Spaces on Win8.1 Pro 64-bit because a pool of 9GB had 4GB of usable space in Mirror mode. I need a bit more space for all my clutter than 4GB, so that effort is delayed a little bit.

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Display Name: Matt Z.

Date Joined: 09/18/01

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  • First Review: 09/24/01
  • Last Review: 08/05/14
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