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This review is from: Seagate Central STCG3000100 3TB Cloud Storage System
Pros: I bought this unit to replace an old 500GB LaCie NAS that served me well for around five years before giving up the ghost. It was less expensive than the LaCie and, at 3 TB, obviously much larger. Its native support of the Apple Time Machine solution was an unexpected bonus (the LaCie, while it supported AFP did not support Time Machine). So it works nicely with both my PCs and my Macs on my LAN. Setup was quite simple.
Cons: As others have noted, its transfer speeds across my network (especially coming in from either of my two wireless subnets) is not always great. Time Machine backup of 30+ GB wirelessly can take 12 hours; the same amount on my 100Mb/sec wired LAN only about 3 hours.
Other Thoughts: As a ham radio operator, I've found it a bit frustrating that the drive cannot tolerate high external RF levels (it basically goes deaf and has to be restarted). Also, shortly after putting it into service, it stopped connecting via AFP from any of my Macs (wired or wireless). But an e-mail to tech support quickly gleaned a link to a newly minted firmware upgrade (not even on their update server at that point) that resolved the issue. I've not attempted to set up remote access nor anything beyond Mac and Windows filesharing locally.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Samsung BD-D6100C 3D WiFi Built-in Blu-Ray Player
Pros: Aside from blu-ray disks, I wanted reliable wi-fi access to Netflix. I does both quite well. The launch time for disks is shorter than an older blu-ray player I have used. There are other services beyond Netflix, of course, including Pandora and such.
Cons: The remote only has a Netflix shortcut on it. I would have liked Pandora and some others (which some other Samsung units offer). But it is an extremely minor inconvenience.
Other Thoughts: This unit was exactly what I wanted at a price I was willing to pay.READ FULL REVIEW