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This review is from: Lexmark CS410N Color Laser Printer
Pros: Doesn't take up much space, fast.
Cons: Unpacked it today, set it up, printed a demo page. Looked like I was wearing emerald coloured glasses.
Set it up in CUPS, printed a test page. the colour gamut had no reds.
Printed a 'device statistics report' which includes supply info. The magenta bar graph is all white, despite showing 100% full.
Other Thoughts: Upgraded firmware, started up 'Live chat', sat there for half an hour w/ no one responding. Called up their phone support line. Get told that due to emergency conditions, they cannot take my call right now. Maybe they got stuck in the typhoon in the Philippines.
Pretty sure the printer itself has no such excuse.
This review is from: TRENDnet TK-407K 4-Port KVM Switch Kit (Version v1.3R)
Pros: Cheap, and TrendNet usually makes good equipment.
Cons: Unfortunately, this isn't one of their better products.
a) There is no way to seek randomly using the hot-keys, only linearly.
b) If you have one computer on 1 and another on 4, you can only hot-key from 4 to 1, not 1 to 4.
c) Hooked it up to one computer/monitor and it lost the leftmost quarter of the display until the system was rebooted.
Pros: Better price than the buying 3 4x units from say Coolgear.
Cons: Requires VERY new versions of Linux to operate in JBOD mode with BASE BIOS. Port Multiplier support is bleeding edge and available in few enterprise class distributions. Had to use OpenSuSE 10.3 (We normally use SLES 10 in this shop, with OpenSuSE 10.2 for other stuff).
Other Thoughts: Was bought for my employer.
Does not come with rack-rails, so we had to stack it on top of a Dell PowerEdge 2900.
Waiting until Debian Lenny supports Port Multipliers before I buy one for myself. Maybe by then 750GB drives will be cheaper, and I'll retire my current 1.5TB (RAID6) array.
Display Name: Adam S.
Date Joined: 07/16/06
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