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Western Digital Black WD4001FAEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Large drive, fast, reasonable cool

Cons: 4 of 6 drives failed within 3 months, one other within 6 months

Other Thoughts: Purchased these drives for the warranty, and paid accordingly. First drive worked well in NAS. Ordered a second one...wouldn't boot. It was a gift, so past the 30 day window. RMA to WD. Replacement drive DOA. RMA again. Replacement of the replacement failed SMART. RMA for the 4th drive, finally working (for 4 months so far). The initial drive, which prompted the subsequent purchase, started throwing SMART errors at 5 months. RMA to WD. This replacement just died after 3 months. So, of 5 drives I have had in my hands, only one works now. WD initally gave the RMA drives a 6 month warranty, instead of 5 years. I complained and they gave me back the 5 years. Frankly, if I have to RMA every few months, at my shipping cost, it isn't worth it anyway. I am going to RMA the current dead drive, but I won't be putting one of these back in any NAS that I need to use daily.

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HP J9077A Unmanaged ProCurve Switch 1400-8G
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty good 12/19/2009

This review is from: HP J9077A Unmanaged ProCurve Switch 1400-8G

Pros: Runs cool. Easy to set up. Auto senses all ports, no crossover required. Reportedly great quality.

Cons: Not as fast as others said. Front side ports. Difficult to mount somewhere.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this switch to expand my network. I used it in place of a Linksys SD2008 v3.0, which worked well for me, but ran hot. I am running NAS backups over the network. Last major backup (400GB) with the HP J9077A showed speeds 7% SLOWER than the Linksys, though other reviewers bragged how fast this switch was. Configuration was identical, two boxes talking through the switch. Not sure what to make of this.

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Kevin K.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin K.

Date Joined: 12/05/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/19/09
  • Last Review: 06/04/14
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