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Pros: Was nice until the drive started getting around 80% full.
Cons: Using this as a movie server drive for personal movies and documentaries that I make and share but as soon as it started getting around 80% full many of the movies would randomly turn into folders and were no longer recognized by the PC or media player as a movie file. Thinking it was a glitch I've removed the corrupt files/folders but now more keep showing up. its as if the drive will not accept more files.
Removed drive from case because it shows up as a
Make sure you don't keep valuables on this drive.
Other Thoughts: I do have this device connected through a Cisco router and add/remove file from it over the network. I've really only added files until they started getting corrupted.
Connecting drive directly to the PC and running an error check does not resolve the issue.
Seagate has no troubleshooting help / forum regarding this on their site. Multiple attempts to try and get help has failed.
Thankfully I always backup to the cloud but people on a budget would lose their data.
Looking back, I've had more problems with Seagate than any other brand, might be a coincidence.
I'll update if I can find a fix or Seagate ever calls back.
This review is from: Netgear C3000 N300 WiFi Docsis 3.0 Cable Modem Router 2 In 1
Pros: Able to max out my download and upload speeds with Cox Communications Premier Package.
In fact my the top download speeds are around 64Mbp down and 12Mbp up which is faster than my rated speed in this area.
The GUI is very easy to setup without a disc or installation software.
Router and modem starts with encryption and firewall enabled for those not so technically savvy folks.
Advanced mode allows you to tweak the modem and router further.
Firewall able to block IP and port scanning from the internet to make it harder for hackers to detect your computer. DOS attack prevention works well.
Gaming is excellent (PC, Xbox, and WiiU)
Netflix and 1080P streaming off USB works well (after fixing router issues)
WIFI very strong in this device.
Voip - Ooma Phone server works fine
An actual ON/OFF switch for when you really don't want it to be on or reset the modem.
LED's are not annoyingly bright.
Cons: Device is very light and the coaxial cable can basically man-handle it.
Not a big con but router controls are a bit basic.
Don't see a way to refresh firmware (lot of times the cable provider does this so again, not a big con, but would be nice to firmware the router part of the device)
Other Thoughts: 2 outputs and WiFI
Router options are fairly basic even in the advanced settings, but definitely still useful.
Had some issues with using the DHCP and other routers in the house. Wasn't as friendly as the Motorola SBG6580 (with built in router). The LAN settings and initial setup was ultimately my issue. Had stability issues when trying to stream videos (e.g. Youtube HD) without buffering. Took a lot of tweaking and messing with settings to get it to settle down. The average user would have given up. Once I fixed up the other routers to play nice, it was smooth and fast.
I ended up going back to my Motorola because I noticed better connection status which may have caused the issues with video streaming.
Unless your an extreme elite type gamer or power user this device is more than enough for most.
This review is from: TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps
Pros: Product if very easy to set up and comes with everything you need. Just plugged them in and they worked. I have another pair of powerline adapters and they did not interfere as far as I can tell.
The plugs are not polarized so you can plug them in upside down if needed.
Speeds are decent enough to stream Netflix or movies over your network.
Indicator lights are not obnoxiously bright.
Cons: Hard to find any cons for what someone would use these for but the Ethernet cables are a bit short for my application so I had to use another.
Other Thoughts: There is a relink button on the bottom just in case you need to rebind them together but so far I haven't needed to do this.
If you have a big house and wifi gets diminished then these things seem to work much better for me. I even tried hooking a router set as an APN to extend my wifi with no problem.