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SAMSUNG 500GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD T1
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs the ultimate USB 3.0 drive, not so good USB 2.0 performance 03/28/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 500GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD T1

Pros: this is the fastest USB drive available right now, 3/26/2015 just about uses the full USB 3.0 bandwidth. small lightweight design, encryption does not impact performance. it is available in 250gb, 512gb and 1 terabyte sizes. finally something that takes real advantage of USB 3.0 speed

Cons: not waterproof or tough. short USB cable , USB 2.0 performance

Other Thoughts: I have many USB drives and pen drives even old USB hard drives.

but this Samsung takes top place, the fastest USB storage device I ever tested. keeping up with on motherboard chipset storage controllers, even faster. see test results

below are comparative benchmarks comparing the onboard Samsung 830 SSD connected to the motherboards sata controller running the operating system
to this Samsung USB SSD connected to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 .
I also tested at different memory settings to see if that could speed things up more. using assd and atto benchmarks, below is the fastest I could do at 1600mhz and is the normal settings for this low latency memory I using, also tested with standard Kingston memory, not notable
test setup; Intel core i3-4130T low power 35w processor
gigabyte H87N-WIFI mini itx motherboard
onboard USB 3.0 controller and onboard USB 2.0 controller, onboard Intel sata controller for the Samsung 830 SSD, windows 8.1 64bit 8 gig of 1.5v 1600mhz low spd 1600mhz at 78824 memory.

memory at 1600mhz spd 88824 t2
ASSD
Samsung USB 2.0; read 40.74 Write 42.57 total 100
Samsung USB 3.0 ; read 431.40 write 405.47 total 463
Samsung 830 Intel sata; read 507.62 write 410.43 total 810
ATTIO
Samsung USB 2.0 read 42949 write 44813
Samsung USB 3.0; read 462819 write 438006
Samsung 830 Intel sata read 546588 write 431965

memory at 1333mhz spd 99924 t1 and 99925 t2
ASSD
Samsung USB 3.0 read 432.41 write 406.98
Samsung 830 read 509.22 write 408.54

I did try this USB drive on other computers to see if the USB 2.0 would work better, I had no luck. I not saying it doesn't work with USB 2.0, I may have a defective unit or there could be compatible issues there if you only have USB 2.0.

it would be nice if someone els could post there benchmarks of this drive connected to usb 2.0 to confirm my results.
if there is a issue with this drive and all usb 2.0 then don't buy unless you have usb 3.0.

summing up this drive
if you have the money and you want the fasted USB drive available right now then buy it. it is fast. it is lightweight and small and is available in up to 1 terabyte size. encryption did not impact its performance
it is not rugged, not built to be tuff. not waterproof.
the sata cable is short, one may need an extender or not.

if you do a lot of data transferring daily with a USB drive and time is money and using USB 3.0 , this is a best choice .,

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TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b PCI Express Up to 1.3Gbps Wireless Data Rates
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: super stable, outperforms specs. ( read other thoughts ) easy setup works flawless in windows 8.1 64bit.

read other thoughts for more positives and tests

Not enough room in other thoughts,
thank you TP-LINk and thank you Newegg

Cons: no cons but newegg requires to right something hear so just nit picking ,,, wasn't free.

No really, no cons
Hmmm , Ok again just nit picking, it does not install itself for newbies
Though it will install it self with windows 9 operating system, if all goes as planed to be released later this year

Other Thoughts: Working in the computer field for over 3 decades, I would have no problem replacing every wired Ethernet with this wireless adapter and here's why.

I have many computer including security DVR and HTPC's
2 laptops 2 iPhone MacBook's iPads and more I have a 12 wireless outdoor full HD cameras and 10 indoor wireless hd cameras that require mega wireless bandwidth.
now I been using the asus ac66u for its the only wireless router capable of its 2.4mhz wireless signal to reach the cameras outside but only if its set right next to windows with its wireless power set to full and still if it windy or raining or snowing it would drop the cameras.

I was sent the TP-LINK Archer C5 to review and was astonished of its performance, simply put its the best router I ever used. rain or snow with its wireless power set to low its rock solid. no comparison to any of the hundreds of routers I have had in the past and its now my main router.

then I was sent this TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750. now on the security dvr with all the HD cameras I was having issues with its onboard Ethernet. it has 2 a Intel Ethernet and a atheros Ethernet , both just barely capable of the task. I mean if I wanted to go online and check mail or serf the web wile the security dvr working in background , delays and crashes with internet explorer.

Just for fun i decided to test out this TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 on that computer, thinking if it pass this test its a keeper.

I used the CD install driver for windows 8.1 64bit and its connected at 1.1Gbps on 5ghz that's approx 240mhrz faster then the routers specs are at 5Ghz 867Mbps. Wow

I disabled all the onboard Ethernets .I found it would only connect at that speed if the onboard are disabled.

Next I noticed everything was running faster, everything. from starting up faster to opening programs and web pages are instant and all this wile the dvr program running in the background, it was rock solid stable connection and this adapter uses less then half to zero of the cpu that the onboard Ethernets use. Wow

this adapter is simply amazing. I was going to replace that motherboard in the security DVR computer. not now. though sill may for other reasons

I had all the indoor cameras wired to the ac66u router. it just could not handle all the cameras wirelessly and I tried 3 the ac66u thinking something was wrong since there so highly reviewed.

Anyway all the cameras are wireless now with out issue, My internet is faster, stable, lower latencies more then ever

my point is tp-link did it right with there new products, regardless of any review. it just works for me outperforming its specs with a rock solid connection

to put it blunt, my home wireless feels like when you replace a old hard drive with a solid state drive. blazing fast, more bandwidth then ever and no dead spots . the routers wireless 2.4ghz and 5ghz outperform the ac66u 3 fold at least for me. ac66u 5ghz stopped at front door. tp-link 5ghz over 250

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TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 867Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The most stable fastest lowest latency wireless router I ever had the "pleasure" of using. wireless faster then wired,
able to stream full HD to over 12 devices at same times on 5ghz with absolutely no negative effect to wireless, this includes, ipads, iPhones. macs. MacBook pro. even a full HD ip camera pc dvr that's wirelessly connected with a TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750. with a wireless connection speed at 1.1Gbps on 5ghz, the cameras are on 2.4ghz. this is record braking and out dose its specs for I have even never had any wireless pc card able to do this, not even close.

please read other thoughts for more positive remarks and the firmware The most stable fastest lowest latency wireless router I ever had the "pleasure" of using. wireless faster then wired,
able to stream full HD to over 12 devices at same times on 5ghz with absolutely no negative effect to wireless, this includes, ipads, iPhones. macs. MacBook pro. even a full HD ip camera pc dvr that's wirelessly connected with a TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750. with a wireless connection speed at 1.1Gbps on 5ghz, the cameras are on 2.4ghz. this is record braking and out dose its specs for I have even never had any wireless pc card able to do this, not even close.

please read other thoughts for more positive remarks and the firmware fix

Cons: no real cons for this is the most stable router I ever tried just out of the box. just a few nit picks to be aware of.

port forward kind of hard to get working before or after firmware update, yet once working - set it and forget it like no other. please read other thoughts for by accident I found the cure for this issue, all settings now work flawless

also strange static ip addressing like nothing I tried before, your going to have to know what your doing to get that working, though this is first router that works for me with out static addressing ip cameras. even after power outages, no other router has been able to do this for me. I sorry I am so happy I cant even con this router no matter how hard I try.

Other Thoughts: No dead spots at all. even with its 2.4ghz wireless power set to low or medium this router is able to connect over 300 feet away outside to the wireless HD ip cameras. the only other wireless router able to do this is the asus ac66u and only with the asus power settings at max and if it snowed or rained the asus was out of luck.

not any more with this wireless router and its 5ghz has at least double to triple the distance of any router I ever tried practically the same as 2.4mhz with no dead spots, even with wireless power set to medium I had 5 bars on my iphone behind a metal shed about 200 feet from house. wow I never had a wireless router with no dead spots. this thing is pro grade. the asus ac66u and I have 2 of them would drop out at the front door, so i had it at a window for the outside ip cameras . No more :) look after 3 decades working in the computer field, this router just works, it saves me at least 30 minutes a day, from resetting things to get them to work on a daily basis, I test HD ip cameras and always had issues with routers no matter what router brand or router cost..asus ac66u dead spots everywhere.

the security on this router is the best out of any router I reviewed in the past. this is the first router I can not cut past ip addresses or mac ids, the asus ac66u got infected last year with a rootkit, I thought it was over heating at first cause it was slow as heck and dropping connections all the time and its graphical interface was slow as heck.

That wont happen with this router its security is top. first router that wont let me save the password on any browser. no copy past any more either. no seeing passwords unless you click see password and much more . just a few new things to get used to since its so secure.

ok so I believe why people still having issues after firmware update is its memory. the next day I forgot the new password I put into this router and forgot the wireless password, I had to do a hard reset. I also did a hard reset using the power button, some units you need to push the reset wile turning on the router to clear its memory. For what ever reason it worked perfect after that. this leads me to believe it needs it memory cleared after the firmware update to work properly.

wow do you know how many firmware updates the asus ac66u has had since it was released over 20 and it still not work for me with or with out merlin's firmware

not this one everything is now working properly. also having no dead spots anywhere even outside is just amazing and ground braking for me, it also picks up signals better

this router just works even out performing its specs, stability and blazing fast speeds and goes where no wireless has gone before

thank you newegg and tp-link for sending me this wireless router to review. its a keeper

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