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Cisco Small Business 100 Series SG102-24-NA Smart 24-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plug and Play. No complications. No problems. Half price, cant beat it.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Did i mention it was half price! Awesome deal!

WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Bought four and one contained ~1% bad blocks, RMA'd it. I don't hold that against WD. Every so often a bad egg gets through. No worries. Running in a RAID 10 with transfer rates of ~100-150MB/s for GB sized files, and 40-60MB/sec for a bunch of 3-4MB files. Not disappointed in the transfer rates, it is to be expected on a lower RPM drive and in a RAID 10 config. After exhaustive surface test I pulled them to do the "feel" test and they were warm to the touch but still quite reasonable. RAID is setup in a Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 Rev. 2. Very nice device if I do say so my self. I recommend it to anyone looking to setup a small, 8TB (4x4TB, RAID 10) media archive.

Cons: None so far. I did not above that one of four drives was below my standards for a new drive so I RMA'd it, however, if someone was not so finicky it could have been used. WD Lifeguard software will repair bad blocks, but I want to start with a pristine drive.

Other Thoughts: Does its job.

Mediasonic HP1-SU3 USB 3.0 2 Port External USB 3.0 PCI Express Card - LINUX Software RAID supported
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Does what it needs to when you get it going. 04/27/2014

This review is from: Mediasonic HP1-SU3 USB 3.0 2 Port External USB 3.0 PCI Express Card - LINUX Software RAID supported

Pros: Works well once you get it working. Getting transfer rates of GB sized files at 100-150MB/s, smaller 3-5MB files, ~40-60MB/s. All in all not too shabby. This card came free as a promo with the mediasonic pro raid box i ordered so cant really beat the price.

Cons: Running a Win7 system and drivers provided on disk would not install at first. The autorun install would give an installer error. This is a bogus error and I found a workaround. Their are binary drivers on the disk. Load those first and then update with the Win7 drivers on the disk. Worked for me. I took one egg because of the bit of strife the driver provided me, but seems to be holding up fine. Being a promo "cheap" card you have to expect their to be a hiccup or two.


Kevin J.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin J.

Date Joined: 09/08/08

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 10/18/09
  • Last Review: 02/01/15
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