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This review is from: Blu Dash 4.0 D270a Black 3G Unlocked Dual SIM Cell Phone
Pros: Google Play Store, Google apps and amzon app store for android all work flawlessly.
Attractive - protective case is included
Incredible battery life
Great Bluetooth & speakerphone
Cons: Have not experienced any so far.
Other Thoughts: Got it for $80.00 on a shell shocker to replace an old BlackBerry curve, I do not use a data plan (wifi only). Have not noticed any lagging. Would purchase again.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Lenovo 70A69003NA Diskless System Lomega ix2 Network Storage 2-bay
Pros: Purchased for $60.00 shipped from a “website named for a striped animal that growls”. Added 2 3TB Seagate barracudas (external usb 3.0 – removed the disks, they were on sale for 99.00 each). Upgraded firmware and then started the copy process.
Note at first the copying seemed slow, that was probably due to the RAID 1 (mirror) initialization process. Once the array was built the NAS had acceptable performance on write and great performance on reads. The IX2 shows up as a shared folder on all my windows devices.
I did not use the included Twonky, as I have PLEX running on my WHS 2011 box. I did map all my files to the NAS and removed all the drives from my WHS 2011 (except the boot drive). Also, since this mirrored, I disconnected the WHS backup. The server runs great and as a bonus any PC can directly access the NAS box. Total investment for 6TB raid 1 (3 TB useable) $260.00 and about 2 hours of time.
Overall this is a GREAT NAS for home / small office. With basic windows networking skills you can set this up with your home folders or the built in cloud software.
Cons: can't cook or clean
Other Thoughts: If you upgrade the firmware - BE SURE TO RUN THE DOWNLOADED FILE WHICH WILL CREATE THE USB DRIVE (NEED TO BE > THE 1 GIG), DO NOT COPY THE FILES TO THE USB DRIVE – that mistake probably cost me 45 mins to an hour.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LINKSYS PLEK500 Powerline HomePlug AV2 1 Port Gigabit Ethernet Kit
Pros: If you want the short version BUT THESE they are awesome !!!
If you want the explanation here it is. My goal was to send large files (1.25 – 2.0 GB) mp4 and mkv to my media server that is upstairs in my house. My PC that is used to create these files is downstairs and cutting up the walls to run Ethernet is not an option. First I tried every form of wireless (N150, N300, N900 & even AC) all the wirelees was great for surfing and sending a few MP3’s to the media server. All the wireless SUCKED with movie transfers and copying my itunes folder to the server (40gb)
Finally I tried Powerline. Got a set of 200mbps (different brand and they worked well) a movie would transfer in 6 – 7 minutes but it was slow to web surf while this was occurring. I saw that Linksys released the first AV2 spec powerline and thought let’s try them out.
A movie now transfers in 2 – 2.5 min (and no lag while surfing and transferring at the same time). Connecting speed is between 210 mbps to 240 mpbs. Having used both 100 megabit Ethernet and eventually gigabit Ethernet in my previous home I’d place the transfer rate on these as substantial faster than 100 megabits and not as fast as gigabit. Note: these are observations not measured throughput, however I have observed a lot of networks so I am confident is stating that if you are looking for powerline adapter that can move some serious data, these should not disappoint. The PLEK 500 is expensive, but it’s also the only AV2 spec kit available – as with automobiles speed doesn’t come cheap.
Cons: The PLEK 500 is expensive
Other Thoughts: the first AV2 spec powerline - closest to wired GB Ethernet I could fileREAD FULL REVIEW