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Pros: Firmware updates show up once in a while, which means that they are still improving it.
I love how easy it is to use, and how quickly the menus allow you to navigate. Everything is easy to find.
USB ports that work well- used for my printer and I tried unsuccessfully with a NAS box (with the stock firmware- I never tried again).
Cons: It looked like it was working fine, but it had intermittent function, random network problems. Lost all connectivity to the internet. I blamed the ISP first, and after 2 days, I caved and swapped the router to my old RT-N16.....restarted the modem and waited for the router, and there it was. Internet was restored. I actually wanted to call the ISP back and apologize for insisting that it wasn't my equipment.
The bad part isn't that it died....I searched for ASUS support numbers and support web site. None worked, the phone line is dead, the website is non-responsive. It's like they just pulled the plug and took off.
I have no idea was is going on at ASUS- even their newegg contact info is out of date.
Other Thoughts: Customer support is the most important thing with all my purchases. There is literally no support to be found with ASUS.
Unfortunately, even though this is one of the better routers I've used, I can not justify buying this brand again...for anything.
This review is from: Fractal Design FD-CA-NODE-804-BL Black Aluminum / Steel MATX Cube Case Computer Case
Pros: A lot of cooling options are sure to keep everything well with sufficient air circulation. I ordered a couple extra fans since I knew I was going to be stuffing this full of hard drives.
I really really like the look of the case....and things inside stay clean with a modular power supply with black ribbon cables.
Cons: Cuts it a little too close with the space for the hard drive cables above the power supply. I could have used some help to feed cables through the opening to the other side while I was sliding the drive trays into place. If you don't pay attention, the cables will snag and bunch up behind the tray, or on the power supply, which could potentially break the plug on the drive.
Looks great, but it's a little flimsier than I expected. Certainly not at the quality level of the Define R4 XL that I run my media server from. It's closer in build quality to the Core 1000 micro case.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to build a new server with all the drives in one case. Since it is difficult to fit 6+ drives in most cases I almost had to resort to a server 4U chassis. I also own a Fractal Define R4 XL which would have also worked, but I didn't want another giant tower, especially when the board I had was mATX. Fortunately, I remembered about this case, which I had seen reviewed some time ago and decided to give it a try.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It still works, and I'm happy with the product so far.
Cons: Still a little slower than I expected, and I fear turning it off since it lost my array the first time I powered down.
Other Thoughts: I never received my rebate. This is the first time I've not received an advertised rebate, and I believe that it was due to Newegg's posted rebate form having a watermark on the printout that read "sample" or "example"---can't remember.
I didn't print out the form until the day after the sale, because I was not at home when I made the purchase; so if there was a change, it was surely intentional, and made me eat the price difference.
Yes, I'm upset about twenty dollars because as far as I'm concerned, it's an agreed upon price....much like a handshake, a gentleman's deal. It's now been 4 months, so I don't think I'll be getting it. I might call them because I hope this premier membership is worth something. I paid for it, and so far I'm not impressed with whatever this service is supposed to provide because I haven't seen any benefits from it.
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