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ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast-ish, lots of configuration options, external antennas, and supports wrt. Has some additional native features (eg netstat) that I have never seen on other routers.

Cons: Initial guided setup is forced on you (no option for manual confit until after you go through the guided configuration).

Oh, and it totally died in under a week. One night it was working, the next morning I had no wireless, and 2 reboots later I had a COMPLETELY DEAD ROUTER - no status lights, no wired/wireless connection, and no hope of a hard reset (which I tried 3 times). And all of this was after a total of ~144 hours of use (ie, 6 days).

Other Thoughts: Have the Asus support line on speed dial. Asus is known for motherboards and graphics cards - stick to those from this manufacturer and you'll be fine. In my opinion, the Wireless AC arms race between Asus and the competition is resulting in a major lack of quality control at the hardware and firmware levels. Wait a generation (or two) before making the investment.

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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240.RF PCI-E 240GB PCI-Express x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Configurable BIOS for the RAID config on the card (it ships w/ RAID 0). Blinky blue lights to show power/activity

Cons: Its old tech, and you absolutely need a dedicated PCI-E x4 slot (or an x16 with at least 4 lanes available) to make this worth the investment. Even then, at max throughput, this will get smoked by a pair of modern SATA III SSDs (that is, made within the last 2 year) in a RAID 0 config.

Other Thoughts: I had this in a system running a pair of OCZ Vertex 3 drives in RAID 0 - peak performance eclipsed the 1000 MBps mark which is over 20% faster than the theoretical limits the RevoDrive can attain. A low-profile design would be nice as well, but not taking any eggs for that. Do yourself a favor and just get a pair of SATA III SSDs and RAID them. If this were written 2+ years ago I probably would have given this a couple more stars...

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Rosewill RMS-MT6010 Black 26
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Expandable backing plate out to about 34", which is slightly wider than normal wall stud spacing, making this easy to attach to 3 wall studs. The brackets do allow for the TV to be set at an angle up to 15 degrees. Mounting kit comes with a spirit level that also has a magnetic base for loosely securing to backing plate while mounting.

Cons: Instructions could use a lot of improvement. Whoever proofed the instructions needs to be fired from Rosewill. Ended up literally tearing the install manual apart and laying the parts of the foldout instructions back on the floor so I could follow them linearly (really wish I could post a before and after photo to show what I mean), so one egg there. The mounting angle range is limited to 0, ~7.5, and 15 degrees, so there is no full range adjustment that can be made for the TV viewing angle (loss of another egg).

Other Thoughts: Shipping could have been better. When I received the box it was pretty beat-up (not uncommon), but it was the lack of any type of tape on the box to ensure it stayed closed that concerned me. I had to count every part before getting started just to make sure nothing had gone missing.

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Display Name: Daniel K.

Date Joined: 10/14/04

  • Reviews: 44
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  • First Review: 08/23/05
  • Last Review: 09/15/14
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