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Pros: Very high capacity for as thin as it is. Sleek. Quiet.
Cons: The drive disconnects very frequently. When I get back to my computer, I see an insane amount of notifications complaining about how I failed to unmount the drive properly. This makes me very wary of using it as a backup drive because it might be difficult to get large files off if I am afraid of it disconnecting itself all the time.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this drive, but it appears it has some issues. I will likely try to get a warranty replacement. Be wary of this drive if you are going to use it for something semi-critical.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The cameras are awesome. The setup was very easy. Included everything I needed for my installation except for a hard drive. I decided to snip the cables and wire them through the walls and use a patch panel to clean it up.
Using PoE is definitely a plus and I cannot see myself going back to analog after this.
Cons: The NVR itself isn't very great. I have been completely unable to access it over the network. I suspect it only works on older versions of Internet Explorer (which I no longer have access to). Cannot get the suggested mobile app to work or a few other third party apps, either. Not a huge deal for me, but I was pretty disappointed about it.
The mounts for the camera are a little difficult to get just right, but this is a minor issue.
Cable is obviously very cheap and not very good quality, but I've had no issues with data loss or poor signal.
Other Thoughts: If this device wasn't shipped from China I MIGHT have shipped it back. The seller was up front about it not coming with a hard drive and asked if that was an issue, which was nice. The product shipped very quickly from the seller.
Overall, definitely not happy about not being able to access the NVR over the network because that means I have to keep it in my entertainment center so I can view the footage on it. I was hoping to hide it away somewhere, but then I wouldn't be able to view it.
Camera quality is really nice though.
I'm glad I got a PoE system, but make sure you don't need the network access first, because it might not work.
Pros: Very stable, no issues so far, and very fast.
Cons: Can't think of any. It's not the fastest ever, but fast enough for me (and I've been getting close to the same numbers Intel advertises).
Other Thoughts: Very good SSD. This allows me to have a very fast SATA 3 card in my mSATA port so I can have a terabyte HDD in the SATA slot in my laptop. This way I can experience the best of both worlds (very fast drive for my OS and plenty of storage for everything else)READ FULL REVIEW