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This review is from: Kingston 8GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/8GBZ)
Pros: Durability, convenience AMAZING!
Other Thoughts: I just keep buying these. I put them on keychains, necklaces, etc. The format of these could not be better. These are the ONLY USB thumbdrive I buy any more. I have a couple dozen of them.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Lots of power, nice app to view power usage! Great refurb value.
Other Thoughts: There were quite a few poor ratings due to DOA, and short hour failures. I wanted to get a good review in, so to be sure there are some positives out there. This was an incredible refurbished deal. The power app is great, because I was worried my motherboard might have done something to toast my previous PSU. Well, I can see power spikes, etc if they occurr with this great app for use with the USB device that is included.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate STBP12000100 12TB Business Storage 4-Bay NAS
Pros: Great price... for advertised features.
Cons: Jury is still out on this, but I was very surprised to find out that a supposed "business class" NAS would not include actual NAS hard drives. My box came with consumer Barracuda series hard drives. Since the NAS is spec'd wit a 1M hr MTBF, I naturally assumed that meant it included the NAS series of drive. I don't know how Seagate can claim a 1M MTBF and use hard drives with a 750K MTBF. Something doesn't jive here.
Also, the features advertised are a great deal, however, the features are not performing to that which I would expect in what is marketed as "business class". I get a max of 32MB/s write speed over my gigabit network. If I try to pair up with dual NICs, and change the settings on the NAS to support "balanced" between the two NICs, things don't move any faster. I also have jumbo frames maxed out, and read/write buffers maxed. I would normally get transfers from shared drives over the network at speeds twice that of the NAS. So, its not my network, nor the RAID 10 over USB3.0 that it is reading from. Also, the USB3.0 connector on the NAS did not work well. I connected my RAID 10 to that initially, and the performance was so slow, I had to stop the transfer. After an hour of grinding, the estimated completion was 76 hours. I think they could have used USB2.0 and had plenty of headroom based on what I found. When I went over the gigabit for the transfer, the backup was around 20hrs.
Finally, I'm having a lot of trouble having the drive stay online with my network computers (i.e. double click the public shared folder results in "An error occurred while reconnecting..." . I'm not ready to blame the NAS yet for that, because the drive is not notifying me of dropping of the network, and my home network may need some fine-tuning. I will have to update later on that.
Other Thoughts: I give one egg right now because my expectation of a business class NAS was not satisfied... yet. Between the performance, the network droppage, and the reliability spec being ambiguous. My main goal with this device is the protection for my data. Its like buying insurance, though... you never know how good it is until you have to file a claim. I would LOVE to hear from others who have actually had an incident, and where the NAS saved their data from demise. That would help me know that my money was well spent. I also posted a request for success stories with this device on the Seagate forum. I have not heard of any yet... but hopefully that is because their drives are so reliable that they haven't had a failure or recovery to report.
BTW, the rating holds no respect to Newegg. Newegg consistently gets 5 eggs for their excellent service, and fantastic customer support!!!