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nMEDIAPC Red Wood Wood/Steel HTPC 8000 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Looks great, definitely isn't an eyesore. 03/24/2014

This review is from: nMEDIAPC Red Wood Wood/Steel HTPC 8000 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Looks great and realistically, that's why you bought it!

The internals are well organized. Not perfect, but it's not something you will upgrade a dozen times.

It's sturdier than I expected - when you see something that looks gimmicky like this, you are half expecting it to be junk, but this really is pretty good.

Cons: DVD/Blu-Ray drive door is pretty poorly designed, but it works well enough.

Other Thoughts: I see a lot of reviews complaining that it didn't stand up to many upgrades and basically what would be considered 'abuse' to any other appliance. This case is about the looks. If you want a case that you can go upgrade a dozen times, there are plenty out there for that... but they would look ugly in your living room.

This case is perfect for your living room as a HTPC - a system that you will upgrade maybe two or three times in the next four to six years. Honestly, I am probably going to leave the system as my original build for at least a few years, then completely replace everything in it and still have it look good, instead of upgrading a HDD, then three video cards, then the processor, then RAM, then replacing the motherboard, Blu-Ray, etc.....

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Synology DS1812+ Diskless System DiskStation - High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 18 Drives for SMB Users
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: SAN functionality for my ESX Host and HyperV Host test lab in the home

NAS functionality for LAN shares (install software)

Decent performance - haven't been disaapointed at all.

Cons: Honestly, nothing that I've considered something that I would have expected in a $1000 device isn't built-in.

Other Thoughts: I use this for my HTPC to host up Blu-Ray ISOs and it does a great job.

I also use it as a SAN for my ESX and HyperV hosts in my in-home test lab and it does a great job. I actually run both simultaneously by using separate NICs for each function and it does the job without noticeable performance degradation. For a home device, it's perfect, utilizing inexpensive SATA drives in a hot-swap configuration, allowing me to add drives on the fly without powering it down.

In all honesty, I couldn't be happier with the device at this point. I'm very likely to buy another Synology device when I finally decide to upgrade this to something faster.

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OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very fast boot up and shut down. Blindingly fast. Like 3-5 seconds for shut down. Windows finishes loading and gives me a login screen before the 4 colored balls can form the Windows symbol, so around 12-15 seconds.

Everything is noticeably faster. Not blindingly, but definitely noticeable.

Cons: Price.

The price was $250 for 120GB worth of space. I think I would be a lot happier with the upgrade if I had purchased a 2.5" drive and put it in a laptop than a 3.5" drive for my desktop. I seem to notice disk related slowdowns on laptops more than on my desktop system.

Other Thoughts: It's nice, but not earth shattering. Apps load fast, but they loaded pretty fast from my old 250GB HDD. I was expecting to be blown away and I wasn't.

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Matthew H.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew H.

Date Joined: 08/29/06

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/18/09
  • Last Review: 03/24/14
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