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NETGEAR A6200-100NAS Dual Band Wi-Fi Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300/867Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Well after I sorted out the software problems this thing just works.

Setting up the wifi connection was easy and fast. Comes with a little mounting extension which can sit on your desk if you have a desktop.

The software requires to be installed before plugging in the device and if you have windows 10 like me make sure you go to the website and download the drivers for 10.

Overall i've been using this thing for 2 weeks now instead of a wired lan connection and haven't noticed a single difference. Internet is fast and snappy, it's never disconnected on me or hinted that i was even using a wifi adapter!

Cons: Only the software/driver but that was more my fault for not looking on the website. The old drivers would "install" but not work but once i found the windows 10 support driver everything worked instantly and flawless.

Other Thoughts: Gets 5 bars of signal through 3 walls. Most of the other adapters i've used so far loses one or two bars from that distance but this one keeps going.

The only thing that i have noticed is in some of my online games i noticed a bit of a ping increase this is no doubt because of how wifi loses packets but for an adapter this thing held its own, and as always use a wired connection whenever possible.

WD Black WD6001FZWX 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Western digital has slowly becoming the only place to get awesome performance and reliability in a mechanical hdd.

This drive is the fastest mechanical drive i've ever seen and on top of that it offers

-128mb dram cache
-5 year warranty
-let's not forget a whopping 6tb (5.5tb usable after format NTFS)
-Stabletrac reduces vibrations for even more reliability and will help protect you should you drop this thing

One of the heaviest drives that apparently is 34dba loud while spinning (It's quiet unless you put your ear up to it then maybe you'd hear it spinning)

Cons: Absolutely none

Other Thoughts: I tested this drive against my current mechanical solution in my desktop pc which is a seagate 2tb sshd which has an 8gb ssd cache which theoretically increases performance...

I used crystal diskmark to bench both drives and the results are as follows

2tb Seagate sshd

Seq read:191.7mb/s
Seq write: 202.2mb/s
4k read: 1.363mb/s
4k write: 4.865mb/s


seq read: 232.6mb/s
seq write: 238.5mb/s
4k read: 0.891mb/s
4k write: 2.452mb/s

As you can see the ssd helps the seagate drive on the 4k reads and writes which is arguably more important than seq but for sequential the wd black just performs.

Overall an impressive drive for a mechanical and with 5.5tb of usable storage this will more than likely fill your needs for storage for the next few years to come.

Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Corsair Void 7.1 09/09/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon

Pros: You can tell by looking at this headset that a lot of work and time has gone into the design of this headset. Corsair has been bringing some quality products to the table and this one is no different.

- Lightweight and durable with the hinges being what feels like aluminum.
- Buttons on the headset once you get used to them are easy to hit
- Infomic is ok i guess
- Microphone sounds relatively clear and crisp.
- 50mm drivers capable of making some neutral sound
- Comfortable!
- RGB lighting on a headset?? Cool in theory but all i can see is battery drain.
- Somewhere between 8 and 10 hours of battery life before the thing starts beeping telling me it's at 15%

Cons: None of these cons would drive me from reducing eggs but for the amount of effort they put in designing this headset i don't understand why

- Infomic leds are pointed AWAY from you
- Buttons could be more responsive
- Software could be better... Needs a different way of monitoring battery life
- It seems initial firmware make it so the headset doesn't get very loud and i often find too much having everything turned all the way up.
- RANGE (40 ft is dreaming, it's 21 feet to my kitchen and it cuts in and out and lets forget about going to any other room..)

Other Thoughts: This headset is a good skype/gaming headset even for the price. Getting up and not having to take off headphones is an awesome idea but the range on these things really leave something to be desired.

Sound quality is acceptable, but don't go into these things expecting better sound than a pair of decent headphones. Though the sound quality is improved with software EQ but it's still not as good as i think it could be.

The infomic has the LEDS pointed away from you, so you either need to just hold your hand over the LEDS to tell or just turn the mic to you but this is probably because you dont want LEDS pointed at your eyeballs when your trying to game. There were other ways to tackle this, like lights pointing down or ones that aren't bright etc.

Overall being able to skype and game and listen to music all without having any wires attached to me makes me give this product a thumbs up. The battery life was good, EQ makes these things heaps better and the mic was unsurprisingly good quality as well. Would recommend to a friend.


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Display Name: Joseph C.

Date Joined: 02/18/11


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  • First Review: 05/11/11
  • Last Review: 11/16/15
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