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HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03778(HTOSPA10001BCB)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs USB 3.0? reconnection nightmare. 10/17/2015

This review is from: HGST TOURO S 1TB USB 3.0 High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive 0S03778(HTOSPA10001BCB)

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
  • Owned 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.

Great Planes Real Flight 6 RC Flight Simulator Md2 w/Airplane Mega Pack
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great way to learn to fly RC Models 02/28/2012

This review is from: Great Planes Real Flight 6 RC Flight Simulator Md2 w/Airplane Mega Pack

Pros: Good graphics and physics without taxing my rig. The Interlink controller is nice to have included so I am not needing to use my transmitter. This is a good thing because my 2 year old loves to play with the Interlink controller.
The adjustable physics can be set for with a basic turn knob or advanced mode with sliders to customize how realistic you want the aircraft to fly and react.
I truly love the fact that I can spend as much as I would on a single plane kit including radio, but have so many to fly, and never have to rebuild. This becomes priceless as I am teaching my son how to fly.

Cons: While not a huge con, I had the pleasure of using another RC Simulator software and Real Flight on plane views are lacking compared to what I have experienced in other software. Again not a huge issue because the point of the software is to practice RC flight skills, it is fun to hop on board and fly around. More on board views would be nice.

Other Thoughts: While this is one of the most expensive RC Flight simulators, it is well worth it. I mentioned earlier that I had used other RC Flight simulators before and where Real Flight really delivers is in flight physics and the number of vehicles to choose from as well as the added benefit of add-on packs.
The other software I have used was limited in aircraft and flying fields.


Benjamin S.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin S.

Date Joined: 03/21/07

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 11/19/09
  • Last Review: 10/17/15
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