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Pros: - 5GHz bands are FAST
- Getting 90/Mbps on Comcast on Wired or Wireless
- Easy Interface
Cons: - 2.4GHz band DOES NOT broadcast. It shows for a split second and disappears (see other notes)
- Bulky / Large
Other Thoughts: No idea why but the 2.4GHz won't broadcast and stay broadcasting at all. I was running the previous release of the firmware (Version 22.214.171.124.380.1355) and figured why not try the BETA firmware that's out right now (Beta Version 126.96.36.199.380.2697) and see if that fixes it. NOPE! Didn't work.
I have no idea why but the 2.4GHz band just won't broadcast. It shows up for a split second randomly and then disappears. I have the following settings currently and have tried the following settings:
- Smart Connect: 5GHz Smart Connect
- 2.4GHz SSID: Unique
- 5GHz SSID: Unique
The only device that is dependent on the 2.4GHz band is my NEST Thermostat. Otherwise, I can't get it to jump on 5GHz since it's not a Wireless AC device.
For a router this expensive, this needs to be fixed IMMEDIATELY. Contemplating returning it due to this issue.
NOTE: My Thermostat is less than 30 feet from the ASUS AC5300. And there are barely any walls in between them so there shouldn't be an issue with "distance" or any of that garbage.
Pros: Fast & Cheap
Cons: This 480GB drive died on me in less than 1 week. Seriously? I disregarded the other negative reviews on this drive solely due to the fact that I've had an OCZ Vertex3 120GB running in my gaming desktop for almost 2 years now. Never had an issue with that drive.
Other Thoughts: I submitted an RMA with Newegg to have the drive replaced, but then found a Samsung 850 EVO for only a couple bucks more than what I had purchased this drive for. So I contacted Newegg to cancel the RMA and just issue me a refund. They updated the RMA to reflect this within minutes. Props to Newegg customer service, love it.
I would say, buy another drive other than this one. Just my experience. This got 2 eggs due to the fact that I would have received an RMA replacement, and Newegg's customer service is awesome. Otherwise, the drive gets 0 eggs.
This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 3 Gb/s 2.5 Inch - WD5000BPVT
Cons: No 3.5" Adapter Included
Other Thoughts: Good drive. It's no SSD, but it was purchased for a HDD replacement for a laptop. So far so good, no complaints.READ FULL REVIEW