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Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Hassle free RMA from seagate

Cons: 2 years warranty. I wish it was 3 or more years.

Other Thoughts: I have 3 of these in raid 5. In about 2 years of using these drives one of them failed. Because of the raid 5 i did not loose any data.
Seagate has a hassale free RMA system, basically they provide us the option to have the replacement shipped before they receive the return (they charge $200 if they don't receive it).

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D-Link 5-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-05)
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The features that this switch promises are quite impressive in paper but my experience with it was not so good.

It is one of the cheaper managed/smart switches on the market. There are quite a few options to tweak around using the supplied smart console software or the browser interface. I personally liked the browser based management. To utilize the controls I had to change the IP address of one of my computers to 10.90.90.x and login to the default IP 10.90.90.90, use the default password 'admin', change the switche's ip to DHCP and revert the computer to DHCP as well.

The construction of the switch is all metal. They provide screws to mount it to a wall as well as rubber feet if selected as table top use.

The limited lifetime warranty is good.

Cons: The unit worked fine while conducting daily mundane tasks like internet, gaming, simple file transfers etc but as soon as I tried to do some heavy file transfers it really slowed down. I was trying to move 64 GB worth of data and it completely stopped working, I had to hard reset it to get it back to work. I have other cheaper 8 port switches which perform way better under even higher volumes of file transfers.

Other Thoughts: Very rich in features but poor performance, I don't know if I received a faulty unit or the problem is generic. With my experience I would not recommend this for any heavy serious usage, for light usage there are other far better and way cheaper options.

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Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Now I have 3 of these in raid 5. Haven't have a single hiccup.

Cons: None

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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 08/17/09

  • Reviews: 46
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  • First Review: 09/28/09
  • Last Review: 07/22/14
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