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Pros: -Compact, fast, plenty of options and things to do with it. 2GB of ram and 16GB of storage is actually pretty darn good for onboard, very happy.
-Getting started is a breeze. This is a fully functional personal computer kit, in my opinion. The Raspberry Pi is too, but it is pretty slow. The Jetson TK1 devkit could make for a great small computer... and I cannot wait to see it in mobile.
-Installing the Linux desktop GUI is currently as simple as pretty much one command. Very nice.
-The options to play with this board are pretty much endless. It can be employed in a massively wide range of applications.
Cons: -Not much documentation and support as compared to most other boards like the Raspberry Pi or Arduino. This is due to its age. Not many people have it, so the problems you find might not have a quick google-able solution.
-Nvidia has done a great job putting out a lot of information on this board, but it is a board meant to be "toyed" and "experimented" with (hence the name devkit). The board is pretty valuable to me, and I am doing my best to not break it. My main interest with it is with the GPIO pins, and this can be potentially dangerous for the board pretty quick.
Other Thoughts: It's impressive to see how fast technology accelerates.
More documentation and support will come with time.
This review is from: TRENDnet TEG-S50G Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Switch
Pros: The unit is smaller than advertised...
Does not come with a CD. You just unbox, plug it in, and go. You can use it to tie computers together offline or put the modem in spot 1, then tie other computers into that. Fantastic.
The unit is actually a lot smaller than I expected. The listed dimensions are actually false, it is smaller.
The unit is 4.5" x 2.75" x 1"
Very bare bones, yet the casing is actually metal. This is actually very impressive given the price. I will buy more of these... I like that there are 5 ports, so you can connect these switches via the first and have the even 4 to go. I am working on a super computer project and this makes expansion simple.
Cons: None yet. I have not used this thing very long. If it lasts over 1 year I will be happy.
Other Thoughts: I have a decent amount of tech knowledge, though I am nothing special when it comes to networking, which I am trying to learn now. This unit is really "turn key" ... just plug it in and go. Really happy with this!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST2000VN000 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
Pros: 2 Terabytes, decent price. Pretty quick. Moves 35,000 files worth 8.5GB in about 10 minutes.
I use it as Twitter stream storage, which comes to about 5 million tweets a day getting stored in it. Quick as any of the other drives at least so far. We'll see once it's packed up a bit more.
No noise, don't know what anyone is talking about there.
Other Thoughts: Nice drive, nice space, nice price. Hope it lasts!READ FULL REVIEW