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My Cloud Business Series DL4100 4-Bay Pre-configured 8 TB NAS with Intel processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Not NAS, Small Server, and I love it! 09/20/2015

This review is from: My Cloud Business Series DL4100 4-Bay Pre-configured 8 TB NAS with Intel processor

Pros: Supports up to 24 TB In Size
Accessible over the network through dual-NICs to increase performance.
Supports dual power supplies for backup purposes
Supports auto-backup of files for data loss prevention
Supports media center, FTP, torrent, web server, and several other features allowing you to use this as far more than just a simple networked attached storage.

Cons: I only have one issue with this unit and it is when transferring files. Using the USB 3.0 ports, I tried to transfer data to using an external hard drive. The order to copy was sent from a laptop with only 802.11g Wi-Fi. The result was a transfer speed of 8 MB/s. Trying to do the same thing via a LAN connected PC resulted in 70 MB/s. This means that when issuing an order to copy from the USB drive that it first routes the data from the drive, through the network to your PC, then back to the NAS. This is not very efficient, and really quite pointless. It seems that WD could have implemented some sort of direct copy solution from the USB drive to the internal drives, but there is not one I can find.

Other Thoughts: Other than that issue, which isn't a major issue really as you can transfer files from a PC without any problems, the NAS works perfect. I love this thing, and honestly as soon as I get the spare cash for it 'm tossing two more 4 TB drives into it. having a central networked server, and really this is a server not just NAS, is extremely convenient. From data protection, to sharing data, to the services the server can run itself like listed in the "Pros" section, this is the most helpful piece of hardware I have ever had.

If you need a device for these functions, don't even hesitate. Buy it now, you won't have any regrets.

Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Nice Design, Very Glitchy 09/20/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse

Pros: The design is quite comfortable, and fits nicely in the hand. Material to help grip the mouse is well placed, and the ability to adjust the buttons on the side make it all the easier to adjust to your preference. The mouse is capable of extremely high DPI settings, and supports five DPI modes that you can cycle through. The software is well laid out too. Setting up the functions for the programmable buttons can be a bit tedious, but the system works well enough.

Cons: The problems with this mouse don't stem from the physical design, but from the software. As a new design, this is to be expected, and as such I tried to wait and give the company time to release an updated version of the software for this mouse, but at this time I haven't noticed an improved software come out.

Trying to setup the mouse on two different computers, I am only able to program the "1" button. If I try to set a function for any other button on the mouse, the software crashes. This is the biggest flaw with this mouse currently, and I fully expect it to be corrected over time, which is why I am only knocking off one egg. The mouse could occasionally freeze requiring me to unplug and re-plug it too, but I believe this is also a software issue.

Other Thoughts: Aside from the software bug, this mouse works well, and is far better than my older SteelSeries Sensei gaming mouse I used before. The mouse moves more fluidly, and more accurately than the other mouse. The older mouse could also present a slight jittery effect when on high DPI settings, and this mouse has none of that.

I would definitely recommend this mouse to any gamers who need a lot of programmable buttons, but you should probably a few weeks while the software is updated.

NETGEAR EX7000 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Without a doubt, the best Wireless Extender I have ever used. 07/24/2015

This review is from: NETGEAR EX7000 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Extends Wifi from another location
Penetrates through walls better than my actual router
Looks nice
USB functionality is very helpful.

Cons: A little expensive, but it is one of those things, you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: I have had four or five Wi-Fi extenders over the last year or so, all of which worked, but rather poorly. I test them all the same, but connecting to the Wi-Fi signal inside of a house that is across the street and one house over, but still direct line of sight. Probably at most 50 yards away.

I then setup the signal, and see how well I can pick up that signal in my house, and how fast it performs. With all other devices I have tested, it worked but was either too slow to really be usable, or it didn't really extend past the first room.

This one not only is powerful enough to extend to every room in the house and then some, but the speed of the Internet rivals the router I have setup in my house. This thing is clearly very powerful, and you can even set it up to use as a router itself, not an extender, and it works great in this role too.

The USB connection is very helpful also, letting you watch videos of a flash drive or other USB device on many systems at once. You can basically turn it into a small video server using this functionality.

If you need an extender then I would say buy it. Honestly, I love the thing and it is probably going to replace my existing router.


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Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 05/26/12

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 06/10/15
  • Last Review: 09/20/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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