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This review is from: BUFFALO AirStation Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router - WZR-1750DHP
Pros: This router was chosen after carefully reviewing what was available from listed products and performs admirably in accordance with expectations. The setup was quick and easy and all the settings took after a quick firmware upgrade. This integrated into my semi complex (Mulitple APs/ DHCP servers and firewall) home network. I like the NAS capability and the network printer sharing. I have not been able to test these features out so I cannot attest to thier effectiveness. NAT is not being used as well as this duty is performed by my firewall. Overall this servers as a wired / wireless media bridge with AP for all my N 5 Ghz devices with AC capability. After using trendnet and netgear products I appreciate the responsiveness of this router when taking settings and applying immediately. I have no regrets upon purchasing this product especially if gotten on sale. I also am doing Minor Qos with gaming traffic and that performs well to make a noticable difference to my users as well. The WPS setup was extremely easy to connect a linksys media bridge.
Cons: Performance may not be enough for some large networks or if special protocols are used. The instruction leaves a bit to be desired as the settings are scattered throughout but they all do work as far as I can tell. This does get quite warm during normal operation.
Other Thoughts: I work in a network operations center so I have an idea about what works and what does not. This piece of hardware has the functionality I need so it "gets the job done". Make sure the firmware is up to date and you have reviewed the documentation before setting this up. Doesn't hurt to understand networking concepts before proceeding either. Overall I am pleased with this product and would recommend this to a small/ medium home network. As far as I can tell, it has three main modes: Router/AP/ repeater modes. The caveot is I am using this as a simple AP and not doing the main DHCP or routing functions. I feel that the product works and performs the functions I need it to with a minimum of fuss. I have not tested AC speeds either but plan to.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TG-3269 Gigabit Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
Pros: I am a networking professional this is a solid NIC card that links up at 1 Gig FULL duplex. (Provided you have the correct cabling type.) I have used this so far with 2 OS and not had to install drivers to get to work, was simple as plug and play. For the record I used Win 7 / 64-bit and Linux Mint 15. No updating required and give the option to hardset to 1 gig full duplex.
Cons: It doesn't cost less? I dunno it doesn't do more for this price what are you expecting? Is this supposed to make me sandwiches? It takes seconds longer to grab IPs and recognize during windows boot up. This may be the fault of an OS setting.
Other Thoughts: What you want this to include windows 98 drivers for current hardware? Get real, lol.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit
Pros: This drive was immediately recognized and showed up in bios. I was able to use this drive immediately and clone my boot drive that was running out of space using an image base copying program. Of course the drive fit perfectly in both my Cosair case and functioned normally in my Probox external enclosure. The drive was packaged well and although the box was a little beat up express shipping delivered a working drive to me with no problems. The retail packaging really made the difference.
Cons: No speed gains seen thus far over my old drive, this may just be due to the lack of AHCI being enabled in the bios so it may have not unlocked its true potential.
Other Thoughts: I have this in two separate partitions as that is how windows initialized the drive via MBR and not GPT. This is my fault and I know enough not to write a scathing review based on this. This drive works as intended and is very solid. Would buy another.
This may be one of the last platter based drives that I purchase.
After cloning my disk image all I had to do was adjust the boot order in the BIOS and everything worked perfectly.