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This review is from: WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Internal Hard Drive - Bulk
Pros: Ordered 5 of these over two orders, got 2, then 3. Currently only 2 of them are in operation, but working great. NONE were DOA. Used WD Data Lifeguard tools to test each one indiviually to ensure no issues.
Cons: None thus far...
Other Thoughts: I jumped the gun on these a bit. I have digitized just about ALL of my entire 300+ DVD and 100+ Blu Ray collection. Using .mkv format, totally uncompressed, files are HUGE!! 25-40 gigs per Blu Ray. Curently the files are residing on a bunch of 2 TB drives, need to migrate them to these for backup. These drives used for backup of photos and home video storage and back up.
End game is to have a rack mountable storgae server built for a network rack in my basement. Server not even built or ordered yet, will be running 5-8 of these drives fro hot swap bays on thr server, likely running ZFS.
Pros: Purchased 2 of these to DRAMATICALLY increase desktop realestate for a home office setup. Previously using a 19" monitor and 15" laptop display as dual setup. This kore than DOUBLED my desktop size.
As noted, used for work, for a technical network helpdesk role. Many applications and windows opened at same time. These allow me to have multiple windows opened next to eachother without having to do the alt-tab juggle between the 25+ differnet things I have open at any given time.
I also have personal laptop connected to HDMI on one for dual display on that with 17" laptop display. Switching inputs is simple and fast, works great. Only game it has been used for is Diablo 3, no issues. Diablo 3 driven from Gateway P-6860fx laptop with 8800mgts graphics.
Other Thoughts: Debating order 1 or 2 more of these, but not sure the wife will fall for "I need a few more for.... work..... yeah.... work...."READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MOTOROLA SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
Pros: Moved back to Comcast when U-Verse wasnt available at new residence. Buying one of these just makes sense. $8 a month for modem rental, this pays for itself in LESS than a year, it just MAKES SENSE...
I have the 25 down/ 5 up package from Comcast, actually getting a tad over 30 down, and 7.5 up, no issues. Have had it running for about a month SOLID, not a single reboot needed, no freezes or slow downs or hangups.
Other Thoughts: This will EVENTUALLY be sitting on a shelf in a network rack if I EVER get this new house wired.READ FULL REVIEW