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Pros: I will try to approach my review differently than all of the glowing reviews here on newegg by exploring a possible use case for this device…no sense reiterating what 10 other reviewers have said. When I got the opportunity to review the Netgeat ProSAFE 16 port switch GSS116E I was not linked to a product page and thus had no idea what this item would look like. Having spent years in IT I was sued to large switches (8, 16.24. 48 ports, etc) being these large hollow boxes which would either be bolted down to a stack of other networking hardware or with attached railed added to a server rack system. When I received the GSS116E I was stunned by the small size. Unlike all switches I have encountered in the past, consumer or enterprise alike, this switch has a true premium feel to it, as though no cubic inch had been wasted. I immediately thought of all the places that I could deploy such a unit and looked around my office realized that most of my coworkers only had laptops, not desktops or printers, which would benefit for a dedicated LAN. So who is the audience for the Netgear GSS116E? Small business
I contacted a close friend of mine who runs a small fashion business and has legacy hardware and several printers, desktops, servers, etc, all wired up in a rather archaic manner in their office. I examined their current network configuration and found that they, like most users, had a punchdown box wired directly from their provider to a switching interface which was accessible by a patchwork of 4 port switches….THE HORROR. When I gave the GSS116E to my small business friend I spent an afternoon helping them to rewire their small business LAN to this single 16 port solution and found that the small size of the GSS116E made it ideal for placement not only in a server closet but also near entrance of the building…which although may not seem all that important but in Manhattan the power main where one would have servers is in the venter of the building whereas the internet provider bring the line in off the street. Therefore tucking away a small 16 port switch somewhere near the entrance of a retail space without it looking messy was truly the selling point of the Netgear GSS116E for me.
Once we were up and running the management capabilities of the Netgear GSS116E allowed for not only the prioritization of traffic to high bandwidth users such as the scanner to PDF copier machine but also the data/website server which allowed customers to access the retail’s webpage. Therefore the working staff who would use their desktops as point of sale units would never notice a difference in speed on their end but the owner of the business could have the peace of mind that their internet traffic was prioritized for what mattered most, which was their expanding online business
Cons: REALLY NONE
Other Thoughts: Therefore who should buy the Netgear proSAFE 16-port gigabit switch?
If you have a small business and want an elegant solution which can either be easily tucked away:
YES, the GSS116E is a wonderful device and is discrete enough to be left out in the right places
If you don’t need 16 ports:
NO, don’t buy the GSS116E, However there is an 8 port version called GSS108E which id expect to be just as good of a contender
If you’d like to control every aspect of your network:
YES, the GSS108E allows for host prioritization along with other security features which are not intended for home users but would certainly make sense for a business of about 10 people
This review is from: HyperX Savage 512GB USB 3.1/3.0 Flash Drive Model HXS3/512GB
Pros: Huge space, decent speeds, good form factor compared to other 512GB options such as the patriot memory magnum which is just too big for key chain duty
Cons: TOP SPEED on Asus impact VIII USB 3.1 motherboard with 6700k using ATTO diskbenchmark
135MB/s write 250MB/s read.
When I ran the exact same test on USB 3.0 port top speeds were
100 MB/s write 250MB/s read.
Other Thoughts: Kingston you owe me 100 MB/s more in read write....and before you have some insincere company representative respond to my post about checking my driver or bios I already did and all were the latest. I am not amused and there are no firmware updates on your website for this product either. Im a bit unhappy for how much this product cost...but what else should I expect given the last 256GB HyperX drive I purchased had similar issues and after a few months of use became exceptionally hot and fried all of my files along with it....not to mention the 3 phone calls it took to get me $50 rebate for it as well...
I guess its my fault. I hope my Hyperx RAM modules wont come to the same fate.
This review is from: CORSAIR SF600 600W SFX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
Pros: The Corsair SF600 is a direct competitor of the Silverstone SX600-G PSU. Both are SFX PSUs and having owned every SFX psu that silverstone made (the 300W, 450W, and 600W) I have to say that I am releaved that the Corsair SF600 has arrived. Each of the silverstone variety had either a loud fan (which required voiding the warrenty by installing your own noctura and soddering it into place) or the silverstone PSUs just looked somehow cheap. The corsair SF600, by contrast feels truly premium and I purchased it because I had to send my Silverstone SX600-G in for RMA because the fan make a loud clattering sound out of the box.
Cons: The PCI connectors (6+2 pin) are single pin per cable, which means if your card takes two power connectors you will need to install both included PCI power cords into the PSU. By contrast the Silverstone PSUs have single cables which have on the end two 6+2 connectors, meaning only one cable has to be connected to the PSU.
Other Thoughts: I really like how the Corsair SF600 allows you to put the PCI power cables and/or the CPU power cables anywhere on the bottom row of plug positions. This way not only are the positions interchangeable for cable management but if one cable if just slightly too short you can just move it over to a closer plug.... This is truly a nice touch, and certainly different from silverstone which has a dedicated position ONLY for PCI power (bright blue BTW, which is unsightly).
I am glad that FINALLY silverstone no longer monopolizes the SFX market....I just hope cablemod come out with compatible cables for this PSU some time soon! (I wrote to them.....no word yet). When my Silverstone SX600-G comes back from RMA it WILL be for sale on an auction site.