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This review is from: Team Xtreem 64GB MicroSDXC Flash Card With Card Reader Model TUSDX64GUHS05
Pros: It passed H2testw just fine.
Cons: The included usb 2 adapter was, of course, slow as hell when formatting and checking the card.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's a good price, and it hooks to a USB header.
Cons: I couldn't get any (known good) SD cards to read. Yes, I know the slot is upside-down. The USB port did work with a flash drive, but as soon as I plugged it in, my USB keyboard and UPS stopped working. When I I tried to shut down Windows to remove the reader, it froze for 10 mins, finally bombing out in a bluescreen with a warning of a misbehaving driver.
After I uninstalled it, my USB keyboard was being flaky and Windows still was unable to shut down. I finally managed to fix it by booting into safe mode, and doing a system restore from a couple of weeks prior.
Other Thoughts: I bought a $7 card reader thinking that It coldnt' be all that bad. Instead it takes down my computer and sucks up an evening of my time fixing Windows. The reviews indicating poor QC seem to have a solid basis. Stay far away.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-637AP Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader 802.11b/g/n and 802.11e up to 300Mbps
Get to keep my DD-WRT router.
Cons: Firmware interface.
Original firmware was quite buggy for all but basic use.
Other Thoughts: I'd say that this was worth the sale price that I paid for it, but for the MSRP this is way too limited a piece of hardware. I got it for about half of MSRP. I got my first during a sale, and then another later when I saw the same price. I wanted to set up WDS bridging between the them.
With the original firmwares (1.02 and 1.1.something) on the two units, I couldn't get it working. I just used one of them as a basic AP, and that worked fine.
Today, I noticed that Trendnet has a new firmware (22.214.171.124) up on their site that let me finally get it working.
The non-upgradable antennas are a bit of a bummer. I added some parabolic reflectors I made from pasteboard and foil (freeantennas.com/projects/template2) to the antennas of one of the units. after some tweaking of antenna position, I managed to consistent transfers of 40 Mbps between them. Some say that the 100 Mbps port is a drawback, but consider yourself very lucky if you are limited by it in real word transfer rate