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Pros: Inexpensive, light and small. Windows 7 (not 8.1)
Cons: It took some time to wipe all the Acer garbage software off the device. The virus software needed a tool from McAfee (I believe) to remove - you couldn't use the "Remove Applications" function in windows. After the purge, it works much better.
Other Thoughts: Great product. Great price. Bought this for my college daughter. It's used for papers, note taking, presentations, etc. The most CPU intesive things are YouTube and movie watching, which work fine. I wish laptop manufacturers wouldn't install all that garbage on the product, but that's probably not going to change. Anyway, this device with a copy of MS Office, Firefox, Chrome, flash plugin, dropbox, Gimp, Inkscape, and it's good for college.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dynatron K5 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler for Intel LGA Socket 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156
Pros: installation was smooth. Adhesive on the backing plates made the installation as easy as it gets. I would buy this again for the next system.
Cons: None. Fanless would have been nice - but that's more of an Intel thing :)READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate STBP100 Diskless System Business Storage 4-Bay NAS
Pros: Inexpensive. Web configuration is pretty straightforward. You put the drives in , configure them, and it all works pretty well. I use this with Centos 6 as the iSCSI initiator with one way CHAP.
Cons: The iSCSI part needs work. This only supports one iSCSI target according to Seagate Technical support. However, if you setup the first iSCSI target as a Block device, you can add additional targets at File targets. So you can add more that one target. So the product, the docs and tech support don't agree:
- Product: more than one target, first one Block, others File
- Docs: only show how to add one File target
- Tech Support, Only one target, either Block or File
Other Thoughts: Their tech support was a little arrogant, which I don't normally mind if the guy is correct. He went on about the 2 TB device limit being a function of the motherboard. And of course the motherboard has nothing to do with it. The 2 TB is a limitation with MBR which you can overcome with GPT, both of which work. No big deal, but these product can get pretty technical. You don't have to know everything, but do your homework and don't talk out your a**.
Oh - static IP addresses are the way to with this. DHCP Client took too long, and the Centos Init scripts kept failing.