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Seagate STBP100 Diskless System Business Storage 4-Bay NAS
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Works Well - a few annoyances with iSCSI 09/02/2014

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.

Xerox Phaser 6010/N Color Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Linux driver warning - no 64 bit 04/02/2013

This review is from: Xerox Phaser 6010/N Color Laser Printer

Pros: Pros: Cost $199. The toner cartridges will probably negate that in a few months. the printer is very quiet when it's not printing - no fan noise.

Cons: The 64 linux drivers are non existent. Xerox keeps the drivers on their website - so you won't find them in your linux distro. For a 64 bit OS, they simply don't work. Being as every desktop is now 64 bit, this makes this product unusable. If you have access to another computer, install a 32 bit linux on is and set that one up as a print server. Then use the generic 64 bit driver in your linux distribution, and sent the print jobs to that 32 bit computer. It's an expensive hack - but it does work.

The paper bin has to stay open always. The paper is not in a tray that slides under the printer - there is a flap on the front that is down all the time. If that is the way the printer always looks, why does the picture of the printer have the flap up. A bit of false advertising.

Other Thoughts: the driver situation makes the out of box experience for this thing pretty lousy. you don't want to spend hours on google trying to make your new printer work.

Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: the drive works as advertised.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Here are some general performance measurements:
Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V30GB2A 2.5" 30GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Results: 4279 seeks/second, 0.234 ms random access time

Timing cached reads: 9804 MB in 2.00 seconds = 4905.76 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 416 MB in 3.00 seconds = 138.54 MB/sec

2GB dd write
2097152000 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 9.53021 s, 220 MB/s


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Date Joined: 05/24/04

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