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Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Lots of storage

Cons: 3 months and 12 days into ownership and the drive is already reporting reallocated sectors.

Other Thoughts: While it hasn't outright failed yet, bad sectors is a very bad sign of things to come. I'll be RMAing it in the hopes of randomly getting a good replacement, though I'm not holding my breath. Backblaze, a cloud storage provider, did a study on this very drive -- earning a failure rate of 9.8%. Overall Seagate was the worst manufacture in this study. To add to the fun, I'll most likely have to pay out of pocket to ship their terrible product back to them.

If for some reason you have to get this drive or were unlucky enough to receive it as a gift, be sure to do a long and thorough burn-in test right away.

TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 Dual Band Wireless N600 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 300Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: * Lots of extras (namely USB drive sharing)

* 2 external antennas

* Awesome speed

Cons: * IPv6 doesn't work on Comcast. TPLink support acknowledged this problem as their own issue and indicated a fix is on the way with no ETA. A search reveals TPLink has been working on a fix for 6-7+ months.

* Clunky management interface. Some option buried under different menus. No way to label port forwards. No way to manually end a DHCP release.

* My WRT54GL had better wireless range than this.

Other Thoughts: At this point, the IPv6 selling point is very misleading as it doesn't work on the largest provider in the US. Kind of a shame as Comcast is really the only provider pushing IPv6 heavily at the moment. Seeing as how this issue has been around for a while is starting to make me think TPLink isn't going to address it.


Allen C.'s Profile

Display Name: Allen C.

Date Joined: 08/22/08

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/13/14
  • Last Review: 06/26/14
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