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C2G 54298 6ft White Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable M-M
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works with Mac Mini and 144Hz 06/15/2015

This review is from: C2G 54298 6ft White Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable M-M

Pros: I have two ASUS VG248QE Monitors, and I bought these cables to hook my Mac Mini 2015 up to them. Wasn't sure they would support 1080p at 144hz, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out they do. I haven't had any display issues since switching to these.

Cons: None. Cables work just fine.

Other Thoughts: I originally had my Mac Mini 2015 connected to one monitor using the native HDMI out, and another using a thunderbolt (mini display port) to HDMI cable.

I could not enable 144hz for either cable, it just wasn't an option. What was worse though, was that whenever I switched inputs on one of my monitors (for my other PC), my mac mini would constantly freeze for 1-2 seconds, every 4-5 seconds. The mouse would just pause in the middle of screen and it was extremely frustrating unless I actually turned the display off in the Display Prefences on OSX.

These displayport cables not only fixed my freezing issue, but also allows me to use 144hz.

APC Back-UPS BK500BLK 500 VA 300 Watts 6 Outlets UPS
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works with Synology DS1513+ 03/03/2014

This review is from: APC Back-UPS BK500BLK 500 VA 300 Watts 6 Outlets UPS

Pros: Seems to work plug and play with my Synology DS1513+. With just the NAS plugged in to the battery, at 100% battery I get an estimated ~2812 Seconds reported to Synology.

Cons: After simulating power failure by unplugging the UPS, I checked my reported battery level and within 1 minute I had dropped down to ~75% of battery. I tested it again and left it running longer, under 5 minutes (with the NAS in safe mode) and it only seemed to drop to ~65%. I thought that I had bought more than enough battery for my NAS power usage, so I'm left wondering if the UPS power levels are not reported correctly.

Other Thoughts: See the following user reported guide about the APC Back-UPS CS 350 BK350EI, as this one (BK500BLK) appears to have the same issue:

"AS correcty shuts down to safe mode when UPS goes on battery, with settable delay. NAS correctly puts UPS in sleep mode after going to safe mode. When this happens NAS logs confusing entry "UPS battery level low" which should be "UPS is in sleep mode". When UPS is in sleep mode, green Online and red Overload indicaters flash alternatingly. This is confusing and not documented, but APC's knowledge base article FA158840 explains that this shows that UPS has been asked by NAS to go into sleep mode."

In short, this is not a problem and is normal behavior, just not well documented.

G.SKILL 2GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-2GBSQ
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Does not work in Synology DS1513+ 02/21/2014

This review is from: G.SKILL 2GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-2GBSQ

Pros: Good price, G.Skill has never let me down before.

Cons: Bought this to upgrade the 2GB of RAM in my Synology DS1513+. After installation, the Synology NAS will just blink it's blue power LED for 5+ minutes and never finish booting.

Removed the RAM and the NAS booted just fine. After scouring the internet I found one or two user's mentioning that the new RAM module must be 1Rx8 versus 2Rx8 (low density vs high density?). Supposedly low density memory will only have the chips on one side, whereas high density will have chips on both sides (This G.Skill RAM has chips on both sides).


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Display Name: Daniel F.

Date Joined: 09/16/05

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 02/25/10
  • Last Review: 06/15/15
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