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Pros: Arrived very rapidly, 2nd day after placing order. Exactly matched specs for this Xeon HP Workstation xw6000.
Cons: Would not post to BIOS. Gave 1 Short and 2 Long Beeps, which manual says indicates "No System Memory" or bad memory. I got the last 3 modules Newegg had, in the hopes that at least 2 of them would be good and I could upgrade this old machine to 1.5 gig from the current 1 gig which keeps running over and going to disk swapping. I tried them in pairs, and individually, and in all cases got the No Memory error and refused to post. Gave 4 eggs as I am unable to determine if the memory is bad, and in fact it is looking like it is an incompatibility with this particular machine. Their tech support was helpful and responsive, and others have had good success with this brand, so I am reluctant to blame them.
Other Thoughts: Even though specs exactly correct for the machine, there appears to be some incompatibility with this particular machine. Unable to update BIOS as HP has not only stopped updating BIOS and drivers for this old a machine, their website now says they REMOVE support files for machines over 10 years old from their website. That is just a little brutal of HP. If any of you have older HP Machines, especially approaching 10 year of age, I suggest you download and archive all the most recent Driver and BIOS files before HP wipes your computer from it's web site. I got this one used and am just trying to refurbish it enough for some kid to use for doing homework. HP seems to be trying to kill off all the old working dinosaurs. I won't be buying any new HP Computers due to that.
Probably not the memories fault. Very unlikely that all 3 modules were bad. Called their tech support, and Doc was very helpful, looked up specs, and confirmed I had everything exactly right. It might be due to the early version BIOS that I am unable to update thanks to HP. AllComponents (Now AVANT) was very helpful, but it looks like I will have to pay shipping to RMA to NewEgg.
Pros: Installed latest firmware right away. Easy set up (don't use WPS, there is a security venerability with that, just log in and use password. Interface makes setting up a password and even multiple guest accounts very easy. Fast file transfers and streaming movies from downloaded files.
Cons: Interface does not allow me to configure the router to only allow configuration changes via direct cable connection. Since I can find no way to prohibit WiFi connections being able to configure modem, I am potentially venerable to a neighbor or Drive-By hacker changing my settings. I use a long complex password, so probably not a big issue, but always felt safer with the unit locked down to where could only change Router configuration via a hard wire physical connection.
Other Thoughts: My old basic router had taken one too many nearby lightning strikes, and was getting a little bit unstable. Having trouble getting some devices to connect while others worked fine?
I am up in the mountains, and my range is generally limited by line of sight. Have tested it with WiFi Analyzer, and get a little more range than my old router. Even the 5 ghz band goes out several hundred yards. My son has the same router in a flat area, and was surprised to see his phone connect to his router while at a friends house almost half a mile away, thanks to beam forming technology.
Pros: Fully charges a dead iPad Air 2. Small, Tops off the phone to make it through the day.
Cons: All 3 connectors, (2 USB out, one 1A USB out, one 2A USB out, and the small USB power in port) are loose fits. Tried a number of different cables, and all are a loose fit and fall out easily. Hard to carry around in a bag to recharge something without the cable becoming disconnected.
Other Thoughts: This unit is labeled as having a 12,000 mAh capacity. After hearing that many of these battery packs exaggerate their capacity, I decided to test it. Fully charged the RavPower pack, and took the battery out of my cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4, and saw it was rated at 2600 mAh. Ran the phone completely dead and then charged it from the RAVPower with the phone turned off. Then ran the phone down again, and repeated. Got 3.6 phone charges out of the RAVPower battery pack, which calculates to roughly 9400 mAh. Still pretty good, but not quite the stated 12,000 mAh. Newegg should run a lab test on these type battery packs and publish the actual capacity on the product page. Also, while testing the battery packs, check the quality of the connector ports.READ FULL REVIEW