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PNY CS1311 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast, price for performance is great for the time I purchased.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I have only had this drive installed and been using it for 3 days, but the benchmarks on it are great. Playing games has been a great experience. Load times are fast. Only time will tell if there if this drive has the longevity that my previous SSD had.
Otherwise for a drive with no reviews, I took a chance and so far, great!

HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03778 (HTOSPA10001BCB) Red
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice size drive for back-up or file storage on the go as long as you use USB 2.0

Cons: USB 3.0 troubles. This device continually drops connection and reconnects when plugged in to any USB 3.0 port. I have tried to use it on 3 different computers. All computers have the same result, the device drops its connection and reconnects every few seconds. This makes the USB 3.0 connection useless.

Other Thoughts: USB 2.0 works rock solid, but the transfer rates are slow. I got this for the high speed USB 3.0, but cannot use that connection. So, if you are looking for a solid USB 3.0 drive this is not the drive for you. If you want a portable drive then it works with USB 2.0 just fine.

NETGEAR R6100-100PAS AC1200 Dual Band R6100 Wi-Fi Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Mostly easy to configure the router for basic home use.
Has not died yet (we might consider this a con...)

Cons: We purchased this router to replace an earlier Netgear Wireless N router that was awesome. The old one died from one of the main chips frying, melted in a nasty way after 3 years.
This router wireless has major problems dropping clients, clients can connect once then not connect again.
WAN settings keep getting reset if the WAN connection does down. We have a static IP and every time the WAN goes down, the settings lose the WAN setup and revert to DHCP. Being a business this is killer for our public hosted services. Having to reset the WAN setup gets old fast.
To take advantage of the Wireless Guest features, the router has to be the DHCP server. Using a DHCP server from inside the network nullifies the routers Guest network security features. While the guest can get an IP, it cannot communicate with the DNS server to resolve addresses. This means no internet service for guests.
VPN probems. The old Netgear VPN pass through was great. We opened the ports and connections simply worked. With this router, VPN clients are hit and miss. Most clients get errors connecting, Those that do connect, most of them can only stay connected for a few seconds before the router resets their connections. Very few clients can connect and remain connected long enough to get some work done. No changes have been made to the VPN server or clients. Simply replaced the router with the same ports opened on the new as the old and MTU settings.
We have had to revert to RDP for these remote workers. Not anywhere as secure as the VPN tunnel this claims to allow.

Other Thoughts: Unless you are going to buy this, plug it in with zero configuration changes, stay away. It lacks in every category compared to nearly all comparable routers. Older Netgear routers have been good to us. This new one has changed our brand.
We are replacing with a different brand router that we have already tested and proven to work as a modern router should.


Benjamin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin S.

Date Joined: 03/21/07

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 11/19/09
  • Last Review: 04/04/16
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