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CORSAIR Voyager Slider 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-128GB
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Competent drive at good price 05/31/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-128GB

Pros: -- activity light
-- self-closing cap

Cons: -- no lanyard
-- end of USB port still open

Other Thoughts: There are 3 things about USB drives important to me: form, size, and speed.

Form: this drive is physically big compared to many. It’s thick plastic case is sturdy enough, but may block closely spaced USB ports beside or above it, especially on thin laptops. Although I dislike separate caps, this oversliding snap cap cover enlarges the dimensions significantly. The cap goes over the USB plug, but the end stays open to dirt and elements. A subtle blue light tells when activity happens. (Although I like the slim, metal drives from other vendors, I do miss the activity light on those.) It has a lanyard ring, but no lanyard. It would not fit on a thick key ring or carabiner.

Size: it comes with a single blank partition, only exFAT formatted for compatibility. In 10 seconds it reformats to NTFS for large files to backup (like movies). For the size of a small SSD hard drive, it holds a lot! “Corsair” pops up immediately upon plug in. I like manufacturers giving these non-generic names to separate from other devices.

Speed: It works well, but the performance is average. This drive averaged about 45MB/s reads and writes about 25 MB/s on my system. The Corsair GTs are much faster at double the cost.

Corsair makes excellent memory products that should last a long time. It has a 5 year warranty. It also costs less than an external 128GB SSD and is much smaller/lighter to carry around.

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Refurbished: Dell Latitude E6410 - i5-520M 2.4GHz - 4GB - 250gb - 14.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -- price point
-- speed
-- build quality
-- warranty

Cons: -- battery

Other Thoughts: Refurbisher did a good job; very clean. All components working out of the box. Keyboard looks new. No bloatware! Very happy with purchase.

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TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 450Mbps+5Ghz 1350Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -- price / performance ratio
-- flexibility
-- range
-- stays cool
-- ease of setup

Cons: -- large AC wall wart
-- USB 2.0 ports

Other Thoughts: Although TP-Link has a reputation for good quality, simple networking products, there is a definite recent trend toward upgraded cosmetic and software design. This is an aggressive looking box, but so what if it doesn't perform, right?

All connections and switches are easily accessible on the back. These include WPS/Reset button, Wireless off slide switch, real on/off push button and 2 USB ports with service lights. The front panel green lights are subtle and very informative. The USB ports will serve media or printer in about 10 seconds. The wireless indicator lights (2.4 and 5G) stay on when the appropriate client connects. There are 3 internal and 3 external 5db antennas. After two hour of operation, the top is barely warm. It uses the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 & QCA9880 chipset.

The software isn’t as slick as the top line Archer C9, but it includes every setting I can think of. I won’t miss not having dd-wrt firmware support. You can use out of the box with default passwords, use a quick setup, or do a full configuration. If you have an Apple product or PS3, make sure you install the latest firmware through “System Tools.” You will have to search out from: http://www.tplink.com/us/support/download/?model=Archer+C7 (Make sure to pick your correct version from the tag or web interface.) The firmware updated and rebooted in about 4 minutes. I tinkered with WDS and found it stable and easy to set up with the target’s MAC.

The performance was good at 2.4Ghz. It compares well to the Arris DG860, but not as powerful as the sister Archer C9. The C7 and Arris were generally neck and neck, with the C7 marginally improved the farther away I got. 802.11n clients had a LAN throughput of about 23 MB/s. Using 11ac the unit had a throughput of 500 Mb/s at short range and 400 Mb/s from about 30 feet. The bottleneck for me is my ISP speed, but I’m assured media will be served smoothly.

PC Advisor just named it one of the best routers available in the UK. I agree it’s very good.

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Date Joined: 11/26/02

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