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Pros: - Small enough to use other outlet
- easy access security button
- gigabit ports
- price was right.
Cons: - Came with cat 5 cables. Probably fine for this application, but I recommend Cat6 everywhere.
- Software doesn't have that "polished" feeling compared to D-Link.
Nothing worth fussing over.
Other Thoughts: Bought 4 of these (2 kits) to replace 4 D-Link DHP-307's (200Mbps). Actual throughput (not 'software stated' connection speed) went from 5-6 MegaBytes/s to 19-20 MB/s using large file copy. Same (Cat6) cables, same outlets.
I also noticed speed gains with these units when I unplugged my X-10 Hardware (think power line for light control). I didn't re-test the D-links.
These fit into outlets much better.
Articles on the chipset used imply that these should work with Wake-on-Lan. I haven't tried that yet, but it would be another nice bonus, as the D-Link's definitely didn't.
Pros: USB dongle works with Boxee Box and code for Logitech Harmony Remote is easily found! No fiddling or real tweaking to get the basic functions working.
USB Dongle is small and can be used with any USB extension cable if the one included is too short.
Remote comes with batteries and is fairly logically mapped out.
Cons: Remote is low quality. Verry plastic feel, and the lettering is sure to fade with extended use.
No backlighting or highlighting either. Some buttons are really small making them hard to read.
Bloody expensive. I waited until these went on sale with reduced shipping. Given the contents and quality, I would have expected this to be in the $15-$20 range. But for my purposes, they were still the cheapest solution when they did go on sale.
Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these for the IR dongle only. The remotes will be put in a box somewhere.
I've tested one on the Boxee Box (my prime movie watcher) and it works! Other IR solutions are bulky (puck-sized) receivers. This dongle gives you the basic functionality of the Boxee Box remote (no keyboard).
I still need to set up the other one on my WMC PC, but I see no reason why it won't perform equally well. Afterall, the remote was designed for WMC. I will use it with the software Boxee as well.
If you're looking for an after-market USB/IR remote for your computer OR Boxee Box, this is it. Just wait until it goes on sale.
I knocked an egg off (considered two) for the low quality remote and the (usually) high price.
Pros: Simple design. Sleek, black, not bulky. Matte finish (no fingerprints!). Cant speak to speeds as it's heavily variable based on your USB3 variant, HDD specs and Mobo specs, but I'm definitely getting throughput on par with expectations for a directly connected SATA drive.
Cons: As some have said, Rosewill is using A and B connectors, and I got a B type. No big deal for me, but minus 1 egg because some may be buying based on the picture which clearly shows two A connectors.
It seems USB3 isn't standardized enough yet. I got an external A-Data that had a completely different type of connector (proprietary?)
Other Thoughts: At $28CAD shipped, it was a no brainer to convert an old HDD gathering dust into another backup drive.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Eric F.
Date Joined: 10/23/09
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