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SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Drives themselves are pretty good. Solid so far. Considering I paid a Grant and Jackson per, not too bad for a drive I'll only plug in every blue moon to backup. If they last 5 yrs, it'll be worth the peace of mind.

Cons: Only ONE I've found, and it was one that has been previously noted here in the 'eggs reviews. USB 3.0 drops off randomly during heavy file transfers. Doesn't drop when on USB2.0 or when transferring from a bottlenecked source that will not fully utilize USB3.0 speeds (10/100 Ether or so). Not sure what's up with that, maybe Seagate went with the lowest of the lowest bidder for the USB/Sata board? Bare drives take full speed transfers without a hitch.

Other Thoughts: Other than that, all of the power tips were flawless.
USB 3.0 cable is pretty short, at a smidge over 2 feet. D'no why all USB3.0 cables I've seen are this short..
And for anyone wondering, the drives are Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM. Model # ST2000DM001.
Now you know..

Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great gaming headset 12/11/2013

This review is from: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset

Pros: Wireless
7.1 "fake" surround, but still works great
Great fit- tight on my head, but not uncomfortable after a few hours.
Battery lasts quite a while.
Software works great.
Range is pretty good as well. PC is in basement, and I can step outside for a bit and audio never even stutters. I'd have to be in the street before it loses connection.

Cons: 2.4 Ghz Wireless. In a relatively RF free environment, these work flawlessly. But when several Bluetooth or WiFi networks are near and have activity, they tend to cut out.

Other Thoughts: USB dongle is a bit long, but will not hinder any other USB slots, just sticks out a bit.
As for Wireless, I've tried these in a few places. At home and at friends. Typically, homes are pretty great, in basements almost never disconnecting, above ground has occasional disconnect that's reconnected in seconds. Annoying, perhaps. But they can cut out a lot at apartments. Nightmarish.
Mic boom has a mic mute toggle, so there's no need to fumble for a button- just raise it.
Also, they feel like they wouldn't take much at all to become a mangled heap. Since I only have them on my head or in a dedicated space, this shouldn't be a problem for me tho. Just figured I'd give a heads up there.

D-Link Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) Wireless N300, SmartBeam Coverage, Gigabit, USB SharePort
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good range. Can't say it'd be "whole home" for most, but it still gives excellent coverage across the house, and even towards the end of my backyard, but gets spotty there.
Great speed. Gigabit RJ45. B/g/n+.
RJ45 ports are automatically prioritized, 1 being highest, 4 being lowest. Gaming rigs are on 1 and 2. NAS and Ras-Pi on 3 and 4. Not sure where WiFi factors in, but ping is still fairly close to wired.
Cloud access across your network.

Cons: Only nitpick I had about this product was its initial status on the first 2 days. Constant disconnects from WiFi. No matter what device used, internet connection would just drop and I'd have to software reset the laptop/tablet/Roku just to get it going again. After large data transfer or ~30 mins, it'd just drop any device, pretty much guaranteed or your money back. I was debating between a return or RMA, but didn't want to put up with the hassle.
But, on the 3rd day, I had a wild hair and decided to update the firmware. It didn't auto update, kept saying I was current at 1.01 but after going to the D-Link website, there were several revisions after that.

Other Thoughts: After the firmware update, WiFi is working great. No disconnects in a few days on any device. If I were a speculating man, I'd think it had something to do with the antennas switching around and making the connection puke.
TLDR; Great product, would recommend it, but only AFTER running a firmware upgrade. Currently running rock solid on rev.1.04B10. Can't swear that I'm getting 300MB, but it's a step (or three) up from what I had. Would buy or recommend to anyone with a large home network.


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Date Joined: 04/24/09


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