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ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2016 - 3 PCs
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5 out of 5 eggs Used for Linux 12/27/2015

This review is from: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 2016 - 3 PCs

Pros: NOD32 uses an open license that allows you to use the same license on multiple operating systems in the same computer. They also have the best Linux client out there for desktops.

Cons: Linux client needs updating.

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4 out of 5 eggs Nice Little Server 11/24/2015

This review is from: LIVA X 2GB/32GB Mini PC

Pros: Low Power
Gigabit Ethernet
USB 3.0
2GiB Memory
32GB eMMC Flash

Cons: Modest CPU

Other Thoughts: I am using this for a low-powered x86_64 server. I am using UEFI with Arch Linux x86_64. Direct I/O testing of the eMMC flash using an XFS file system is writing at 59.8MB/s sequential write and 150MB/s sequential read. I jumped at this on sale because I wanted to retire some ARM-based servers I have and consolidate on one system to rule them all. I'm interested in using this for file serving with LUKS and as a headless backup client for CrashPlan. I'll be using the USB 3.0 for disk, which will make this device smoke on the network.

Netgear N900 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router with 3.5
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Pros: * Internal HDD Bay
* Great, Strong 2.4GHz Signal
* Fast Processor
* Great NAS Storage Performance (Internal Bay) w/ NTFS

Cons: * No more firmware updates!? Seriously!?
* Router will crash with certain SMB/CIFS activity.
* So-so on the features
* No DD-WRT .. yet, or maybe ever?

The bug causing the router to crash (yes, using the lastest firmware) is a problem. While very basic file copies and such seem to work fine, don't try to use this thing as a torrent destination. I found that having too many simultaneous (not really that many at all) operations on the file shares causes the router to crash/panic and reboot. I had this happen to me while using the DNLA from media device and having two torrents writing to it from a Windows 7 client. It's not random, I can crash it on demand. Netgear probably will never update the firmware again, and so I'm stuck with this issue.

Other Thoughts: If I could do it all over again, I probably would have bought another router. Unfortunately I was hoping it would only be a matter of time before DD-WRT was supported on this, but it doesn't look like that is probably going to happen. This hardware is too one-off.

That said, it does work well for me overall and I've come to live with some of the issues, even though I shouldn't need to.


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Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 09/22/07

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 02/25/13
  • Last Review: 12/27/15
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