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This review is from: D-Link 5-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-05)
Pros: I see a lot of very detailed reviews. They are all great and this switch is nice. As I write this it is 62 usd.
Packaged planely tells me that D- Link is more concerned with function > hype. I like this, a lot. Basic manual, switch, a/c adapter, screws, and feet.
Using this switch I saved, and reset my router to out of box settings and plugged a cable into this unit. Then attached xbox, ps3, blu ray, a/v reciver, pc. Four ports, seems like a waste of time to build this, as I could easily think and have at least three more devices to connect.
Plug and play, worked like it should. I plugged, than I played. Xbox on, ps3 on, pc, on, home theatre on. All connected to internet, no problems.
Smart Utility, was interesting, would love to play with multiple switches at once. Didn't see a need for it unless you were running a business or a avid gamer who likes to make tweaks or monitors your network. Or if you were a poor soul who couldn't plug and play right away.
Nice solid construction, decent look. I read qualms of ports in front and not in back. This isn't your sit on the counter style, or near your entertainment center switch. This meant for a server room/rack. Its easy to find a switch with that but you might not find one like this.
Decent venting without a fan. Both sides have ventilation.
Cons: Could be a pain, if you can't plug and play. Saw reviews with freezing, usually you would want to check for firmware updates, just a tip though.
Other Thoughts: If you have some sense with networking and routing you will do fine with this and might like its functions a lot. If not grab that cute thing that will match your decor.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive for MAC 500GB USB 3.0 STCF500102
Pros: Super Thin, slim, whatever you want to call it is not not big at all. Very Portable.
USB 3.0 is a must for data transfer, and this has it. Did a transfer of my itunes to this (14days of music) did some dishes and it was done.
Intuitive "dashboard", every easy to use and navigate. Cheesy but good videos on Seagate website for usage as well.
500gb decent storage for on the go use.
Seems well built and stable. Didn't do a drop test but would shake it some while transferring data, no problems.
No reformatting going from pc to mac or vise versa.
Cons: Loss of storage space with having to download for Window use. Pretty minor though.
If promoting switching from OS to OS then it should be ready out of box and not suffer storage.
Other Thoughts: A very decent product. I do like Seagate though anyway and trust their quality. The social network stuff is neat but kind of lame for a 500gb. Imo, if anyone has pictures, music, and movies they will need much more than 500gb.
Keep in mind it seems to be built for on the go applications. Sturdy, stable, very portable. Decently priced.
This review is from: On Networks DSG008-199NAS Unmanaged 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Pros: Solid construction, plastic but feels well built.
PnP, no setup besides breaking out the ethernet cables.
Front panel display with connection in rear is makes reading connections clutter free.
Green tech is nice still not enough to really save on the bills but energy saving devices are always a wonderful edition to any set up. It all adds up right?
Lots of venting, If you're running a full load on all ports heat is disapated quite well. If I was impressed that means something.
Great performance, with stress, ul/dl from devices enhanced over wifi as one would expect.
Cons: Off brand. Not sure how many of these will sell on name alone.
Price seems high for plastic casing on a switch but its seems it is close to market standard in pricing. Still people want a deal for a great product or any product for that matter. Not sure why company's don't compete more in prices.
Other Thoughts: Overall nothing to complain about. If it did my shopping or laundry, or was priced better I'd give it five stars.READ FULL REVIEW
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