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CORSAIR  Flash Voyager  64GB  Slider X2 USB Flash DriveModel CMFSL3X2-64GB
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Good for small files 04/17/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 64GB Slider X2 USB Flash DriveModel CMFSL3X2-64GB

Pros: The Corsair Voyager Slider X2 64GB flash drive comes in a simple package. The device is about average size for a USB Device and can be slid open and closed. Included with the device is a Warranty against defects notification.

Transfer speeds (my experience going from SATA 3 SSD to and from Voyager on USB 3.0)

1 large file (24GB) sat around 127 MB/s Write 186 MB/s Read

Many small files (Ranged from 4k-3MB) sat around 1.5 MB/s Write 10 MB/s Read

Cons: The Corsair Voyager Slider X2 64GB flash drive gets very hot when in continuous use on a USB 3.0 connection. I am unable to complete a full format of the device on a USB 3.0 connection. It will finish a full format on USB 2.0 and is not near as hot so that may be part of the issue. The device is unable to finish a sustained copy of a 48 GB file (I didn’t let it cool down after the copy and delete of a 24GB file).

Other Thoughts: The device can run a sustained copy of many small files without overheating. If you don’t plan on using this device for sustained read/write of large files it will probably work just fine for you. If you plan to use it for a lot of large file transfers you may want to look else ware.

After a full format Windows 8 show 59.6GB of available space.

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Seagate  STDD4000100  4TB  NAS Pro 2-Bay Network Storage
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Folow up to previous review 03/13/2015

This review is from: Seagate STDD4000100 4TB NAS Pro 2-Bay Network Storage

Pros: My previous pros still stand. I am adding some cons I found out when I was doing some more advanced remote testing with the device.

Cons: Additional cons since last review.

Although includes options for SSH, SFTP, and HTTPS traffic there is no means to add a valid security certificate to the device. This brings up many "scratching my head" questions. Why even offer these options, and how can you possibly access this device remotely and trust your data isn't being compromised in route.

I attempted to access the device remotely via http to a web address I was using for testing. Although I can connect to the device I am unable to utilize the File Browser without crashing out my browser window (IE, Chrome, and Firefox). If I am on my internal network and access the device via internal IP address it works fine.

SDrive – According to Seagate support “Your initial connection to the device must be done from your local network. It will then be available remotely to the devices you connected”. Not sure why you can’t set this up from outside your network but it is what it is. I’m also unsure if or how the data is encrypted in route or not without a valid SSL Certificate.

Other Thoughts: This device is still a good device if you plan to use it only on your internal network or you don't care if the data is encrypted enroot from the outside world.

I docked a couple eggs since the SSH, SFTP, and HTTPS services are offered and noted in the Technical Guide but really are not supported fully.

Seagate Tech support is pretty responsive, it takes about 24 hrs for the initial response to my questions. Then within an hour or two for follow-ups. They did tell me I was trying to use the product outside its "Supported Manner". Since they advertise remote connectivity and file transfers I don't consider wanting a valid certificate to protect the data an unreasonable request. Plus the protocols are "Supported" per the tech spec guide.

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Seagate  STDD4000100  4TB  NAS Pro 2-Bay Network Storage
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Nice NAS 03/10/2015

This review is from: Seagate STDD4000100 4TB NAS Pro 2-Bay Network Storage

Pros: The Seagate NAS Pro 2Bay has a lot to offer for the cost. First it comes with 4TB of storage space (2TB is usable if you use the default RAID1 setup). You can also sacrifice some performance and setup the RAID to be encrypted (this can be keyed to a password and USB device). Once you finish the setup process (see cons) this is a pretty robust system. You can do things as simple as having a shared volume you want to use within your business or residence, or you can do things that require more setup time and skills such as an OwnCloud server or a WordPress site. The device can be stand-alone or joined to a domain. Users can be configured and added to groups for controlled access to files. There are 2 network interfaces. You can enable power management so the device is only running during the times you think you will need access to it, and even connect the device to a UPS for power failure protection and auto-shutdown. E-mail notifications can be sent via Seagate’s e-mail server or an SNMP server you specify. All in all the interface is nice and responsive, setup wasn’t too difficult, and the added apps are a nice touch if you have need of them.
The box includes the NAS Pro (which has 2x 2TB Seagate NAS HDD model ST2000VN000), Screws for if you decide to install 2.5” HDD’s, a 5’10” Cat 5e Ethernet cable, a power supply, a very short quick start guide, and a warranty guide.

Cons: Setup takes a while and included instructions are not very informative (I really want to dock an egg due to the lack of instruction material but it is a nice device and with a quick search on SeaGate’s site you can find the instructions you need). Just keep waiting until the power light is solid white (took about 5 minutes for me).
Front panel power and drive lights blink different status indicators but there is no included documentation to let a user know what those status lights are indicating. (Found documentation online)
Web Setup failed 2 times before I was able to login to the NAS and look at configurations. But I was able to get in.

Other Thoughts: Shutdown from the power button takes about 1-2 minutes.
There are 7 apps currently available.
Antivirus (includes 1 yr complementary subscription from Seagate). – Antivirus for your devices files.
BitTorrent Sync – Gives you access to your files via BitTorrent.
ElephantDrive – Backup your NAS to the cloud.
Pydio – Open source file sharing platform
Surveillance Manager – Lets you use your NAS as a NVR (Network Video Recorder).
WordPress – Web publishing tool for creating blogs and websites.
ownCloud – Create your own cloud storage server.

There are also built-in services that can be enable/disabled for items like ITunes sync, ftp, sftp, ect.
I would highly recommend if you are looking for a cost effective NAS storage solution that includes some nice additional features.

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