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HighPoint Rocket 622 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Once working, performance decent.

Cons: No port multiplying out of box unless Hardware raid...see other thoughts....

Other Thoughts: Lots of discussion about port multiplying because you pretty much have to have an external drive tower that has hardware raid for port multiplying to work. This is because this device installs as a Marvell 912x and shows up under IDE/ATA/SATA controllers and not under storage controllers. HighPoint does not provide drivers for the Rocket 622 (not RocketRaid), but uses a default windows driver.
Alas, it can work though you will need to hack/patch your drivers to make it so. Download the RocketRaid 622 drivers from HighPoint and open the INF file. Add %rr622.DeviceDesc%=rr62xPCI,PCI\VEN_1B4B&DEV_9123 (or 9128 on newer versions) to the [HighPoint.NTamd64] section of the inf file. Save. Now update the driver in device manager and force it to use the inf you just edited. The driver will now be unsigned (windows vista, 7) but just continue anyhow. In Windows 8 you will have to disable driver signing enforcement in advanced boot. After that the device will show under storage controllers as Rocket Raid 622 and port multiplying will work. Forget the raid software offered by highpoint. I will show the drives etc, but will not work as raid since your card will not have the proper hardware/firmware combination.
Pretty poor implementation and customer service when a company leaves their customers to hack and patch their software to get whey you paid for.

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BELKIN F9K1002 N300 Wireless N Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Had to go back... 02/02/2012

This review is from: BELKIN F9K1002 N300 Wireless N Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Wireless range is above average, throughput at longer distances is above average as well. Easy to set up (forget the software and use your web browser).

Cons: Dropped 20% of packets on the Uplink, or anytime it was used as a router. Now since it is a router, that makes it pretty much useless. As an access point, or repeater, it is great. When using my old router as the router, and using this Belkin as an access point, everything worked great.

Other Thoughts: Called tech support just to get a sense of whether this is a problem they deal with often. Very friendly and tried to be helpful. Offered to replace. I own several Belkin G routers and all were great. This one left me disappointed

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Brite-View BV-5005HD 1080p HD Multimedia Player / Streamer / Torrent Downloader
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Network part is not all true 06/11/2010

This review is from: Brite-View BV-5005HD 1080p HD Multimedia Player / Streamer / Torrent Downloader

Pros: Plays lots of formats, clean easy interface, active support forums with quick responses. Almost the perfect device except the con below. As always, NewEgg is first class as a business.

Cons: Cannot play 1080p over network if bitrate over 30mbit. While some report they can, offically this product only supports 12 mbit MP4 or VC-1 over network. Very small print in a chart hidden on website. Tech support wasn't aware until I pointed it out. Simply cannot do blu-ray rips over network most of time. Have to copy to USB drive and play from the device itself.

Other Thoughts: The above kind of defeats the purpose of "Network Media tank" doesn't it. Check for media tanks based on SIGMA processor if you want functional 1080 HD over network as this problem seems to be prevelant with NMTs based on the REALTEK processor.

+5 eggs for really good product
-2 eggs for somewhat misleading advertising and inabilty to perform the one specific task I purchased it for.

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Display Name: Cynthia W.

Date Joined: 06/05/06

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  • First Review: 06/11/10
  • Last Review: 09/26/13
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