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This review is from: NETGEAR R7500-100NAS Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Dual Band WiFi Gigabit Smart Router
Pros: Great wifi signal range and great speeds. Currently have Verizon Fios 75/75 and I easily get the full speeds on both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands.
Cons: Not gonna lie, the interface is a bit clunky sometimes but I'm still able to access everything I need without any trouble.
Other Thoughts: If you have this router with Verizon fios, you MUST MUST MUST tell Verizon to switch you over to ethernet from coax, that way you don't have to go through their terrible router as a bridge.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: If I had to use one word to describe this card, it would be "fast". It blazes through every game I have with no issue. I really don't have much to put here except that it far exceeded my expectations.
Cons: Though this depends on how you setup the fan profile in EVGA Precision X, it can be loud. Not worth knocking an egg though.
Other Thoughts: So I'm using this card in a new mini-itx haswell build. I purchased the card straight from EVGA since they happened to have stock at the time, and though their new ACX cooler is getting rave reviews, the blower style cooler is definitely my preference.
I have my card overclocked to a conservative +140 GPU Clock, and +250 Memory clock and it never gets above 70 degrees, ever. At max speed, the blower fan is loud, but it's not going to drown out everything around you. I found that keeping the fan below 90% helps immensely if you can. Setting that custom fan profile can really help tailor the sound of the card depending on the task you're doing and game you're playing.
Oh yeah, I'm coming from SLI'd GTX 275's and I can very safely say that this is noticeably faster and smoother in games (at higher settings even!). Very pleasantly surprised at the amount of difference, and definitely took away any worries I had about gaming on a mini-itx system.
This review is from: NETGEAR ReadyNAS 312 (RN31200-100NAS) Diskless System Network Storage
Pros: Easy to setup. Have had it running for ~month now and it's been nothing but excellent. The new 6.0 OS is wonderful to use and lightyears ahead of what they had before. Getting ~90 MB/s write and ~100 MB/s read using Western Digital's 2TB Red drives. Overall, the experience has been very pleasant.
Cons: My unit actually needed a factory reset before I could do anything with it. That took ~10 minutes, so not worth knocking off an egg.
Other Thoughts: Had a brief issue getting Active Directory setup, but Netgear support was flawless and helped me correct my rather embarrassing mistake quickly and without issue. Other than that, everything else was easy as cake to get setup.
The plethora of features introduced with these new units should be reason enough to seriously consider them. Compared to competitor's offerings for 2-bay NAS enclosures, I can safely say I would always recommend this new 312 from Netgear.