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HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great for NAS drives 10/07/2013

This review is from: HGST Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 0S03503 Black

Pros: As suggested by another user I picked up 5 of these external drives on sale for my Thecus N5550 NAS, confirming first they were on NAS compatibility list. Removed all 5 from their cases and plopped them in my NAS case, set them up raid 6 and have been working flawlessly since (knock on wood). Hitachi 7200rpm, SATA 6GB drives, BOOYAA!! Buying these drives as inexpensive externals (money saved) and ripping them apart, in my opinion is well worth the warranty loss. Thanks Newegg for the deal.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: It's a shame you have to buy these drives externally to get a deal. The OEM bare drives are obviously overpriced by the factory. On a positive note I tossed my older 3TB drives back in the cases and sold them. More money to buy stuff from Newegg.

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XFX FX-799A-XNF9 Radeon HD 7990 6GB 384-Bit x2 GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Recently replaced my Sapphire Radeon HD6990 with this card. Didn't expect to see much difference in performance, boy was I wrong. Running BF3 on 3x 24" LG monitors with the game settings maxed out. My monitors almost can't handle what this card can dish out. The clarity is unreal. Noise isn't and issue either. Only under heavy and extended demands do I hear the fans rev up. I'm very pleased with this card. I would highly recommend it if it's within your financial range.

Cons: My only complaint is that it's dropped $100 since my purchase, that's electronics for ya.

Other Thoughts: Rig specs:
MSI Z77GD80 Thunderbolt
i7 3770k OC @ 4.7GHz
16GB GSkill PC3 17000
Kingston HyperX 240GB x2, raid 0
XFX Radeon HD 7990
Corsair 1200
Corsair H100
HAFX v2
LG Blu-ray burning roms x2
NZXT SEN-001LX Sentry LX
LG 24",2ms, x3

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ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Up and running in just a couple minutes, fast, dependable (TBD). See other thoughts

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: It never ceases to amaze me how electronics these days don't last, not to mention the technology behind them seems to move backwards at times. My point being, a common theme between routers I’ve found is for the first 6 months to a year they all work great, than the slow wireless intermittent connection of death begins to creep in. I just trash canned a (perfectly good, other than wireless problem, just over 1-1/2 year old) Netgear WNDR4500 (blood boiling). Then you have a few backwards built AC models using USB 2.0 instead of 3.0, why?
I know, I know I’m supposed to be leaving feedback on the ASUS RT-N66U, but I am so frustrated with router builders these days. Can anyone make a router that lasts past the next generation and/or produce a product with all the latest and greatest features and last for more than 1 year? I’ll pay top dollar for it I DON’T CARE, just make it.
As for the RT-N66U, I researched countless websites and reviews and found the ASUS RT-N66U being one of the best, though buying this model meant taking a step backwards compared my newly junked WNDR4500 however, the alternative would mean buying one of the new AC models and from the reviews I’ve read they are just about as unpredictable as anything else, not to mention most lack USB 3.0 support. In addition very few devices can take advantage of the new technology anyway and the prices would scare away all but enthusiasts like myself. What’s the use of having the latest and greatest if they don’t work properly or last?
Back to the RT-N66U, My home/small business network consists of the following: 1x RT-N66U, 2x range extenders, 1x 16TB file server, 1x 3TB network drive via the router usb, Pogoplug with 3TB drive, 5x destops, 7x laptops, 6x cells, 2x pads, and a ton of home theater and home security devices I won’t mention. 70% of the network utilization is wireless. 30% of that runs on the 5G portion. Believe it or not, most of this runs 24/7. Side note: I just recently acquired the Galaxy S4, connected it to the Wi-Fi 5G and ran a Megapath speed test with download speeds of 33MBs from 20’ away, nice!
Long story short the RT-N66U handled anything I threw at it with no signs of slowing or exhibiting any distress. At this point I am very pleased and would recommend it to anybody who’s either in my position or looking to upgrade an older router. From $149-$169 on the average the RT-N660 it’s a no brainer. Though a bit older in technology and lacks some bells a whistles compared to its modern brethren it’s proven itself to be a contender.

I’ll keep you posted.

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Display Name: Anthony J.

Date Joined: 06/17/06

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  • First Review: 09/14/11
  • Last Review: 10/07/13
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