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This review is from: Kingston 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model SD4/32GB
Pros: This card was purchased exclusively for recording HD video with a Panasonic HMC40 video camera.
- Works fantastic with the HMC40
- Seems reliable, we ended up ordering a 2nd after about 2 months of use on the first one
- Decent read speed - I'm getting 11.1MB/s average on a transfer of (9) 720p files totalling 6.86GB on a Win7 Intel i7 laptop.
Cons: None, other than it being a class 4, although for my purposes (the HMC40 video camera) a class 4 was all that was needed for HD recording (1080 or 720).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N300 Gigabit Wireless Router - WZR-HP-G300NH
Pros: - Gigabit LAN
- STRONG wireless signal
- DD-WRT preinstalled
I bought this router from initial reviews on smallnetbuilder regarding its power and range. I have to say, the best thing about this router was its ability to reach almost every spot in my house with a strong signal (not necessarily a clean signal, but strong). The router was installed in the corner of a basement near a Leviton home panel (cat5 drops, coax, etc) where my previous Buffalo WHR-G54S sat. I have a wireless printer, two Win7 laptops (one with an Intel N card, the other an Atheros N card) and a Win XP desktop (wired).
Cons: - Poor wireless signal quality
- Beta version of DD-WRT installed
- Wireless radio crashes more than
If you're looking for a router that you can pull out of the box, setup with security, connect to and forget it for awhile, this one is most likely not for you. DD-WRT was installed out of the box, which was nice to have (many configuration settings, if you like to tamper). I simply set up AES security, changed my channel to 9 (neighbors within range: 1 on CH1, 2 on CH6 and 1 on CH11) and changed my SSID. Within the first day (24hrs) the wireless radio stopped transmitting a total of 3 times - each time I would have to reboot the router from my wired PC. According to the DD-WRT status page, the radio was on, however no clients were connected and the SSID was no longer being broadcast. Even when attempting to force the clients to connect if the SSID isn’t being broadcast (network adapter setting) they still would not connect (continued below).
Other Thoughts: The only process that worked was to reboot the router, which would restart the wireless service. I later opted to install Buffalo “Friendly” firmware 1.76 (the latest available on their website) – [being rant] which by the way, Buffalo, if you’re listening, is ATROCIOUS. This might be the worst looking firmware interface I have seen in a long time, even worse than the one on my WHR-G54S. Seriously, stop doing a favor for your kid’s friend by letting him design the layout and hire a real designer. Take a few pointers form DD-WRT even, it’s so much easier on the eyes. [end rant] Installing 1.76 ended with the same fate, a complete failure of the wireless radio, albeit nearly 24 hours later rather than 4.
Unfortunately, this is where Buffalo and I part ways. You have a great product on paper, but when it comes to execution, you have left me quite disappointed.
So, in summary, if you are looking for a router that you can setup securely and use, this probably isn't up you alley.
This review is from: PPA 1905 Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB2.0 (type B) Lighted External Enclosure
Other Thoughts: This case provides everything expected. The blue LED is set as the HD activity light, so it flickers when you're accessing the drive and stays lit when idle. Good price, great NewEgg!
It's fastest mode, UDMA 4, is only ATA/66 (66MB/s)however, USB 2.0 can only transfer 480Mbit/s - which translates into 60MB/s, so it is paired up perfectly. Restricting the UDMA transfer rate is probably how they keep the drive so cool without the aid of a fan.
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