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SAMSUNG T3 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive
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5 out of 5 eggs Thoroughly impressed. 05/09/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG T3 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive

Pros: - Setting up the drive is very simple. When you first plug in the device you will find that there are 3 security files, one each for Windows, Mac or Android, so you can password protect the information that you intend to store. This is another bonus if you are planning on traveling with this drive.
- It can be password protected, with AES 256-bit protection advertised.
- No Power Cord Needed
- Just as fast as a Samsung 850 EVO internal drive (that's what's inside so that's not a surprise)
- Dropped it from about 6 feet or so about a dozen times and noticed no impact to performance at all
- NAND flash memory = bueno

Cons: - 3 Year warranty seems to be short for a storage device at this price range.

Other Thoughts: - First of all, the disk activity LED is about useless. It's on the same end of the drive as the connection port and that end of the drive will not normally be facing the user. And even if that end is facing you, the LED is so dim that is difficult to see, especially in bright light.
- The drive is very thin and very slippery. It could use a couple of bands of nonskid to help it stay in place better.
- Finally, I would've liked some sort of carrying pouch for it, as it is a portable drive.
- If you want to achieve best performance with USB-C cable, make sure you have a USB-C cable support at least 5Gb/s transfer speed. And some cable like Apple's USB-C, Google's USB-C, Anker USB-C they only support 480Mb/s which is USB 2.0 standard for data transfer.

TP-LINK Archer C50 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router
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4 out of 5 eggs Not too shabby :) 05/09/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C50 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router

Pros: -Pretty easy setup honestly
- Long range, worked in a place that was about 1600 sq. ft with no noticeable problems
- Having an on/off button is a nice touch.
- 3 external antennas
- 4gb wired ports
- 2 usb ports for back-up and file sharing
- guest network
- TP-LINK Tether app (Apple & Android)
- Dual bands (2.4 Ghz & 5 Ghz)
- Looks pretty slick

Cons: - It's a Broadcom-based V2.0, so there probably won't be OpenWRT support for a long long long time, if ever.
- There are only two external antennas (whereas V1.2 has three)
- The external antennas are quite loose, so they have a tendency to fall aside. (kinda bugs me...)
- The unit is very flat and wide so if you are a stickler for space with your networking gear you might have to move some stuff around...

Other Thoughts: - The lack of dropping connections is legit
- I wish the antenna's didn't 'flop' the way they kinda do
- Price point feels a little bit high for my taste, but its worked well thus far

ViewSonic XG2401 23.6”  Black 144 Hz 1ms (GTG), HDMI Widescreen AMD FreeSync (Adaptive-Sync) LED Backlight LCD Gaming Monitor, 350 cd /m2 120M:1, 1000:1, Built-in Speakers
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Pros: - None, I couldn't get it to work.

Cons: - Expected some 'plug & play' action with this thing. Nope. Tried the HDMI & display ports... none would register when plugged into my 290x.
- Tried 7 different cables between the multiple ports (all of which work with my 4 other monitors) and none of them would cause the monitor to detect.
- Tried to install the drivers via the CD, it wouldn't even run on my machine. I searched the disk files... there wasn't any .exe's to run to install it. The only one's present were for Adobe.... What is the point of the CD then exactly?
- Went to Viewsonics support website, downloaded the signed drivers, installed - told me i needed to install the 'unsigned', so I installed those and it told me 'this is not supported'. Pretty misleading when their website says that it is... talk about a sour taste in your mouth.

- I honestly can't tell if its DOA, Incompatible with my AMD R290x, or won't work with Windows 10.
(I'm inclined to think it may be the latter)
- I will have to recruit a couple of friends to try this monitor on a different pc / setup to confirm which of the above 3 it may be and add a review later possibly.

Other Thoughts: - The monitor frame is gauche in appearance, but they have the mount & stand stylized? What's with the inconsistency?
- Can't say I'll be recommending this to anyone.


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Display Name: Craig B.

Date Joined: 11/03/09

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  • Last Review: 05/09/16
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