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D-Link 16-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch (DGS-1100-16)
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still running strong several years later 02/01/2016

This review is from: D-Link 16-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch (DGS-1100-16)

Pros: Just posting this to let you all know I've been abusing this switch for several years now and its still going strong. I have an ESXi server plugged into it with a dual port nic passed through to a vm and teamed to 2gbps. I get every last ounce of throuhgput possible out of it and couldn't be happier with how easy and simple it is to configure.

Cons: GUI is extremely dated and boring.

Other Thoughts: I've seen a couple d-link switches fail over the years, but never in a way that couldn't be fixed. One was capacitors which I replaced and still use as a trusty spare, and the other was just an external power supply. If you can catch their stuff on sale I highly recommend it.

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Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST2000NM0033 2TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs cool and quiet, good warranty

Cons: I bought two of these a few months apart for my home server, and within another month both of them have failed. The replacement for the first one was recertified, and it just failed as well. The replacement for the 2nd one was another new drive, but the delivery driver threw the box onto the porch so it probably won't last long either.

Other Thoughts: I've had extremely good luck with seagate over the years, but this model has been the bane of my existence. I am immediately switching to a different brand for my server. Maybe the next revision will work better.

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Dell Professional P2213 Black 22
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The picture is nice a bright and it has plenty of input options. The adjustable height is very nice.

Cons: This monitor has extremely bad color accuracy and contrast. The contrast is so high you can't see a lot of detail in white scenes, and adjusting it down still doesn't bring all the detail back. Unless you have it next to a high end monitor like I do, you'd probably never even notice. If this will be your only monitor it isn't going to look as bad as I'm making it sound.

Other Thoughts: I have calibrated this screen using a X-Rite i1 Display Pro. I highly recommend tweaking the settings to what I've listed below. The colors will still be off, but your grays will be near perfect. Mine is next to a Dell U2412M, which is VERY nice. It took very little effort to get a good calibration, and it displays far more detail in every kind of scene. The styling of the two matches perfectly. If not for space constraints I would have bought another U2412.

Brightness: 45
Contrast: 50
Custom RGB
Red: 97
Green: 100
Blue: 94

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Michael B.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael B.

Date Joined: 01/12/03

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 11/07/14
  • Last Review: 02/01/16
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