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This review is from: D-Link DGS-2205 Unmanaged 5-Port Green Technology Desktop Switch
Pros: Lasted 5 years. Did its job until it didn't. Allowed me very high transfer rates between the two main computers on my home network.
Cons: Earlier this year I began to notice erratic behavior. I'd start having network issues that I tracked down to the router itself. Rebooting the router usually fixed it. Then it would work fine for hours, days, weeks, then start acting up again. Five years is long enough I suppose but something this simple should last a bit longer IMO.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SeaSonic SS-300SFD 300W SFX12V v3.1 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Pros: Good solid compact power supply. Fits in my ten year old CHENBRO PC40522-BK Black SECC MicroATX case perfectly. For over a year it has run an AMD Athlon X3 or Phenom X3 just fine on an AMD 780G chipset board, powering two HDD and 4 fans. Given me no trouble until...
Cons: Not Haswell Ready :-(
Upgraded to an Intel i3 4300 on an GA-H81M-DS2V mobo and, well, everything is okay until I start to play World of Tanks, then it crashes. Admittedly this is probably beyond the design scope, so I can't really complain. Don't know if it just needs those extra four pins for the CPU 12v power (it's got just one 2x4 connector, the board can take two connectors), or it's just the sheer power drain.
Other Thoughts: Has one cable with two SATA power connectors, but two molex cables with oodles of connectors...don't know why they think they need so many molex. With one HD, one SSD, and one DVD, i had to get a molex to SATA power adapter, no big deal. Also, no pci-ex power connector, but then again, just got a molex adapter.
I've upgraded to the SILVERSTONE ST45SF 450W SFX12V 80 PLUS bronze and it's the little pwrsup that could.
Pros: Tomato (DD-WRT)
Bought it in May of 2010. Flashed with tomato and forgot about it. Lasted four years.
Cons: It died.
Other Thoughts: I did pop the hood and take a look at the board but no bulging or leaking capacitors. Also, in 4 years the price hasn't changed much.READ FULL REVIEW