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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: 3 TB ... works great in my netgear Duo v2 NAS. I got it because it was on their QHL, and I prefer Seagate. Made in Thailand, glad to see this. Quality HDDs have returned.
Drive is quiet, no clicking noise.

Cons: Unfortunately, this 3TB drive is SLOW. I'm only getting 30-35 MB/s read+write speeds. The 1.5TB green drive it's replacing was twice as fast. I also have the 2TB ST2000DM001, and it has read/write speeds around 100-120 MB/s.

Other Thoughts: I always want Huge storage that's also fast.

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On Networks DSG005-199NAS Unmanaged 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Perfect for Home Network 05/24/2013

This review is from: On Networks DSG005-199NAS Unmanaged 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Pros: Full 125 MByte/s speed (gigabit), and handles/balances multiple simultaneous intensive requests well.
Good ventilation holes, on sides not underneath.
Value for the current sale price (5-24-2013) is a must buy for any small home network lacking a switch, or needing more ports on a router.
Works right out of the box, no configurations, perfect for simple home network.
I greatly prefer the LEDs on the front of a switch for home networks, as to monitor easily from my chair, no need to look at back of switch, however, this would be a con in a server room.
Standard 12 volt plug from standard 12 volt adapter.
Small foot print.
Good fit on RJ-45 jacks.
Reliable** !!

Cons: Like everyone has mentioned: Only Green and Blinking LEDs, no other color for slower network connections. Rear ports aren't numbered.
Neither of these Cons are worth knocking a egg over, unless this switch were more $$$ than other switches without these cons.

Other Thoughts: Test equipment: Rosewill CAT 6 cables, Syba SD-EXP24010 gigabit express card, Several different Asus on-board gigabit Realtek NICs, Intel 330 series SATA III SSD, Sandisk Ultra SATA II SSD, gigabit NIC on NAS, Windows 7 x64 on Desktops and Notebook.
I didn't have the issue of the switch moving around due to no rubber feet, it sits well behaved on top of my router.
** I've been running my systems thru this switch for about a week now without the slightest issue.
Newegg also has an 8 port version of this same switch, if you need more ports than 5.
Compare the current price with the competition at the time of purchase. Newegg, please keep the sale price going!

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D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy Wizard Setup. Connected with my ISP easily, and also had no issues attached off my D-Link DIR 655.
Each box comes with it's own unique password. Wish it had a randomized network address too, but it's a step in the right direction. Also like the captcha on admin login.
All the advanced network configuration settings we've come to know D-Link for, in a very familiar, easy to follow tabbed menu.
USB port that EASILY allows an ultra simple NAS. JUST PLUG IN THE DRIVE, that's it. I strongly suggest adding the networked HDD to favorites or otherwise mapping the drive asap, see cons. I had no issues getting multiple videos streaming concurrently off the USB HDD.
WPS works great.
Firmware was very easy to upgrade from inside the admin manager, as it has a new version finder built into it. However, it was also easy to find and download from D-Link. The BIN file is zipped, and the BIN file is uploaded in the admin config manager web app. Nice to have options on this.
SSD-LAN to SSD-LAN and to SSD-AC1200 did get about 100-110 MB/s (880 Mbps).

Cons: The USB port is USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s), it should be USB 3.0 !!
No Status/Link LED lights on the LAN ports (or front).
Using Wifi N or USB, I can only get 6-7 MB/s (48-56 Mb/s). I used 2 SSD drives, one in laptop using N network and one in desktop using LAN or N or G. I also tried using my NAS (45 MB/s HDD) to Wifi N and USB 3.0 external (85 MB/s) HDD to both LAN and Wifi N. I used 4 different types of N adapters and 2 G adapters. I upgraded the firmware from 1.03 to 1.05 beta, but no change in performance. By following other's advice, I changed the 2.4 GHz to "N only" and had a slight gain to 6.7 MB/s. Since most homes have mostly N cards, this low transfer speed thru 2.4 GHz Wifi is sure to be a problem. (see other thoughts)
LAN to networked USB HDD was very slow, only about 3.2 MB/s.
Networked HDD does not show up for Wifi users, but internet side NAS does. LAN users could access the networked HDD, but could not see the internet side resources. I'm fairly certain this is just a configuration issue, but it is how it works out of the box. I was able to use an inbound allow filter and routing rule to gain access to my NAS on the internet side of router. Also after a while, the network HDD drive stops showing up in file explorer on the local LAN. It DOES always show up as a media source, however, media player takes a long time to find the media once you add it to libraries, however, VLC and Media Monkey do not.

Other Thoughts: My D-Link 655 also has slow Wifi N, due to over-saturation of 2.4 GHz routers.
Other than the slow transfer speed on it's USB and Wifi N, this router works perfectly in all regards.
The Networked HDD icon often takes a long time to show up in Windows Network window, however, mapping the drive will eliminate this issue. Tip: enter 192.168.0.1\{usb hdd name}\ to map the drive in network explorer, where {usb hdd name} name of the drive in explorer were the drive hooked directly into your computer, example: 192.168.0.1\speedy
I'd really rate it a 3.5 if I could, due to the value for the price. It's better than a 3, but not really a 4.

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Display Name: FREDERICK Z.

Date Joined: 08/20/09

  • Reviews: 27
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  • First Review: 01/05/12
  • Last Review: 05/24/13
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