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EnGenius ENS202EXT High-powered/Long-range Wireless N300 Outdoor AP
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great wireless AP!! 07/08/2014

This review is from: EnGenius ENS202EXT High-powered/Long-range Wireless N300 Outdoor AP

Pros: Very nice coverage, Easy to set up, PoE is especially convenient. I have a fairly large yard and coverage was always an issue, but now my whole yard and then some is covered. Easily 1 acre coverage.

Cons: Doesn't do 5GHz wireless, but I knew that going into it.

Other Thoughts: I honestly can't see why a bunch of reviews claim this to be difficult to set up. After setting it all up and confirming it was all working properly it confused me even more so I reset it and set it all up again to see if I missed what was supposed to be difficult.

I then reset it again and called tech support to help me. I gave them the run around like an average user that would haunt their tech support days using a few general ideas from a forum with stories about nightmare calls too :) Tech support was also great.

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Seagate ST6000NM0024 6TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast read/write times, runs really cool, massive single drive storage, Nice 5 year warrant so they must be confident, 128MB cache!

Comes out in Windows as 5.45TB

Throughout testing in Windows 7 Ultimate X64 and Oracle X64 I will be estimating the following in between the two result sets:
Sequential read 224 MB/s
Sequential write: 220 MB/s
Random Read (IOPS): 4010
Random Write (IOPS): 1196
Transfer rates maxed out network speed at 120MB/s
Drive to Drive went over 1 GB/s slowing down towards the end of 7GB to about half of that.
Writing batch files at 30MB block size with a block increase of 2 @ 10 file creates the results are as follows:
720 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 754974720 bytes; 1907 ms; 377.556 MB/s
780 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 817889280 bytes; 1630 ms; 478.528 MB/s
840 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 880803840 bytes; 1817 ms; 462.300 MB/s
900 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 943718400 bytes; 1977 ms; 455.235 MB/s
960 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1006632960 bytes; 2085 ms; 460.432 MB/s
1020 MB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1069547520 bytes; 2796 ms; 364.807 MB/s
1.0546875 GB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1132462080 bytes; 2178 ms; 495.868 MB/s
1.11328125 GB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1195376640 bytes; 2513 ms; 453.641 MB/s
1.171875 GB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1258291200 bytes; 2601 ms; 461.361 MB/s
1.23046875 GB; Z:\Users\Mark\Test; 1321205760 bytes; 3477 ms; 362.381 MB/s

512K read write
69.43 144.7
4k
0.861 2.715
4k
QD32
2.702 2.703

Cons: None to speak of. The price is rather high for my tastes, but that'll come down in time.

Other Thoughts: I would absolutely love to have four of these to Raid in my server!!

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TP-LINK TL-WN8200ND High Power Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n Mini USB Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It does pick up more signals. Extended range was quite impressive.

Cons: Speeds while using this are seriously slower than the built in wireless card. This only does the 2.4Ghz band. The antennas stick below the base so it does not sit even.

Other Thoughts: I'm not overly impressed, but if you're having issues getting a signal this can allow you to connect.

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