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Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Game Drive for Xbox STEA2000403
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great Drive. 08/28/2015

This review is from: Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Game Drive for Xbox STEA2000403

Pros: This Drive is 2TB (or 2000GB) the Original Xbox One is only 500GB so this is four times the storage space.
You simply plug it in, and go. maximum read speed is 128.2MB/second. average read speed is 97.7MB/s
The original Xbox One (500GB) hard drive is a SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012. which reads at 105MB/s. with average about 90MB/s. So this external will be slightly faster.

Cons: plastic drive enclosure could be a bit more durable, the corners feel pretty tough, but the center middle and bottom feel really thin.
It does not feel like it would survive a 5 foot drop onto a hard surface without breaking apart. "you shouldent drop it anyways"
The usb 3.0 connector has some wiggle to it so it's probably a good idea to be delicate with it.

Other Thoughts: This drive is actually just a standard 2TB external. It works with PS4, PC, and anything else that works with standard external hard drives.
make sure it gets some airflow. it does get a bit warm from extended use.
the cheapest 2TB external USB3.0 drives start at around $80. and offer identical performance. you are paying a bit extra for the Xbox logo on the drive. The internal drive is a Samsung HN-M201RAD Momentus SpinPoint. which is actually a pretty reliable drive according to 60+ reviews here on newegg.
The usb cord is 18 inches from end to end.

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BELKIN F9K1115 AC1750 Dual-Band Wireless AC+ Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: i have had the Belkin AC1750DB for about two weeks now, its been working smoothly. parental controls are nice and easy to use. setup is simple. i have not had any problems with stability. WiFi is good. decent strength. not quite as strong as my tplink ac1750 with external antennas, but not bad.
made of durable plastic. the type of plastic that bends before breaking. the glossy black finish is a fingerprint magnet.
Twonky DLNA server is pretty cool if you have a smart tv or other device that supports it. as it makes it easy for devices like tv's and phones to access your media library.

Cons: would of been nice if the 2.0 port was black.
the usb 3.0 port tops out at 7.43MB/s not fast enough for effective NAS.
it would be nice of the usb 3.0 port was faster. being under 8MB/s its not fast enough to stream uncompressed 1080p video through a usb device.
however having everything be plug and play makes it simple.
no way to hang it on a wall.
power adapter is very big for only 30 watts.

Other Thoughts: its not a bad router. it has good wireless strength, its simple and easy to use. has lots of features and controls. I recommend this router for a technically inclined family. most families probably would not need or use all these features.

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Foxconn 915PL7AE-8EKRS LGA 775 Intel 915PL ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: bought this board NIB for a retro pc i am building, i wanted a board which had a old enough chipset that windows 98 drivers existed, yet wanted it to be fast enough for all the games i want it to play. having a pci-e and agp slot is rare nowdays. i will be dualbooting windows 98 and xp on this board. modding a xps700 tower to ATX for this project. it seems as if windows 98 works with Sata hardrives on this chipset by default. no drivers or tweaking to get my 160GB VelociRaptor working with it. in the user manual it lists cpu support up to p4 3.6ghz. well its working just fine with the fastest single core p4 i could find, the p4 670 @ 3.8Ghz. pairing it with a Geforce Fx 5950 ultra and a 1080p projector.

Cons: only supports 2gb of ram, but windows 98 doesent work with more than 768MB anyways, and the games i will be playing are old and wont need that much memory anyways.

Other Thoughts: i know this is a old board, and foxconn doesn't have much information on their website about this board anymore. but i'm always leaving my reviews where they count. i'm not sure why exactly but there is a number of these boards new in box condition floating around right now. looks like i started my retro pc project at the right time. planning to throw all my favorite classic games at it. doom2, diablo, starcraft, warcraft, quake, ut2004, mechwarrior, and so much more.. and with my projector, this should be awesome.

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