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Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Unit was very simple to install (drives, hardware, etc.) - used the USB 3.0 interface and had a fairly good data transfer rate. Immediately recognizable under Windows storage system (used with Windows 10).

Cons: Unit powers off unexpectedly at random times - often in the middle of a use / write state. This causes significant risk to the stability of a distributed file system (e.g. storage spaces or similar). Had some significant data loss ... will be returning for replacement / repair.

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Seagate STBP12000100 12TB Business Storage 4-Bay NAS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Be wary 09/23/2015

This review is from: Seagate STBP12000100 12TB Business Storage 4-Bay NAS

Pros: Pros include ease of use, albeit slow, setup process.

Reasonable cost is also a factor, but keep reading ....

Cons: Bought this unit 11/2014; implementation was fairly smooth. A few thoughts:

1. Lower quality components than I would have expected in a business-class NAS device (desktop drives vs. NAS certified drives).
2. Firmware seems questionable; management portal periodically doesn't function or only shows partial functionality
3. Drive mapping and user credentials never persist session to session (WIN 7, 8.1 and 10). This requires me to either leave workstations powered up constantly or have users re-authenticate each time.

My biggest issue with this device is that within the last week, the device appeared to have flushed all data and returned to a blank (system state) format. Not only does this mean I've lost about 9TB of data (I did have backups, but unfortunately not all in one place) but the entire concept of a NAS storage device is to provide a stable, functional basis for storage.

Seagate support has been very difficult to engage on this.

Other Thoughts: Based on the above, I would recommend staying far away from this product.

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ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The Motherboard is very good (solid performance, stable operation) when functioning. Fairly easy installation (full size case) and straightforward operation, including easy BIOS adjustments - M.2 support was a nice bonus.

Cons: After approximately one month of ownership, the board stopped working. After trying multiple PSUs, reseating all components and disconnecting all non-essential peripherals - same result. Submitted an RMA with ASUS; final verdict will depend on how well that's handled.

Other Thoughts: If you're into OC and want a solid platform - this is a good motherboard. If you're less technical and just want reliability, this may not be a good choice.

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Jeremy B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy B.

Date Joined: 11/03/01

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 11/26/12
  • Last Review: 05/22/16
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