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This review is from: Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX for PC and Mac
Pros: Works on my glass top desk without needing to use a mousepad
Cons: My workstation and the place where I use my mouse are less than 3ft away from each other. The signal has to go through part of my computer case, my wood desk, and a 1/4" glass top. With this setup the signal was terrible! movements were jumping all over the place. I had to use a USB extension cable so that the USB receiver was on top of my desk with only 18" between it and my mouse. Once I did this it started working great! Another con is the mouse wheel. it should have a lock on it, or at least more friction to prevent free spinning.
Other Thoughts: I bought this because I was sick of using a mousepad, and wanted the ability to use a mouse anywhere anytime. Probably a great mouse for laptops, but if you have stuff between the mouse and the receiver, you can forget about it. My old mouse had no issues I could use it from 10ft away with tons of stuff between my mouse and the computer. Logitech needs to increase the power of the transmitters on these things. This thing takes 2 x AAs. I don't need my batteries to last for a whole year, I just need this thing to work.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech M510 910-001822X Gray / Black Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse
Pros: It fits my hand great. I love the way it contours my hand.
Nice Storage compartment for the receiver
Cons: Buttons are stiff
Does not work on glass
Does not work on my lap
doesn't even work that great on a mouse pad
Takes 2 x AA batteries
Other Thoughts: I have a Logitech M210 mouse currently. its been great, but I was reading about how much better laser mouse are. My current mouse is an IR mouse and works great on most surfaces except glass or highly glossy surfaces. So I decided to give this mouse ( M510) a try. Over all if feels slugish on a mouse pad, not as responsive as my old mouse. I was even more disappointed when it did not want to work on glass. It was absolutely not responsive at all. My old mouse at least would respond to glass. Being this was a open box buy, I am starting to wonder if it has a defect. Not Happy at all with it. I bought this to go with my laptop, and I needed it to work on whatever surface was available. Beautiful design, just terrible on what really matters.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HighPoint RocketRAID 640L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA RAID Controller Card
Pros: Good price for a Sata 6Gbit card that runs RAID 5. Good Tech Support for Issues. Simple and Easy to use Web Gui
Cons: Not Plug and Play Install. Complicated Process to reflash the card's firmware to get it to not boot with a Out of Memory Error on the Bios boot. Issue was resolved, but the trouble cost them an egg. It would be nice if they had a hot line for issues like this.
Other Thoughts: I bought this card to setup a RAID 5 array with 3 x 3TB WD Red drives. I have an ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard, with an Intel i7 920. I plugged the card into an open slot and booted. System Froze at the Cards boot with a message Out of Memory in the top left corner. After Contacting High Point through their website on Friday, they got back to me on Monday.
They had me boot with the card plugged in with no drives attached. When the Card's Boot screen appears press End to skip it. When the OS boots update the driver using the one off their website. Just a warning for some reason when I downloaded their driver zip, and extracted it, all the files were green inidicating they were encrypted. When trying to update the driver I would get an Access Denied message. I had to goto properties on the drivers, advanced, and then uncheck encrypt. Then I was able to update the drivers successfully. After that I installed the Web Gui and used it to update the Card's Firmware. Then I shut down the computer, plugged my drives into the card and booted.
System came right now, I used the Web Gui to configure my drives into a RAID 5 array. Then rebooted again and windows recognized the array, and allowed me to setup the partition.
Currently migrating my data to the Array. I have 2.5 TB of data on a WD 3TB Green Drive, that I am migrating to the RAID 5 array consisting of 3TB WD red drives. Access times and write speeds seem good. Transfer speed started off at about 120 MB/sec writing to the array, but has now dropped to about 71 MB/sec as I hit patches of smaller files.
The setup was more tedious than I had wanted, but I have had good experiences with 2 of their other products in my servers, so I was willing to try them for the 640L. Glad to know it wasn't some compatability issue.
For others having problems with their cards use the support section of their website and contact them. It might take a day or 2 for them to get back to you, but they will help you. Granted I feel this should be easier than this, but in the end the card worked, and it performs much better than using the windows built in Software RAID options.