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TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Computers constantly lose connectivity 04/06/2015

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router

Pros: Compared to other routers, aside from being a more modern radio and supporting new protocols, nothing else makes it great.

Cons: My wired desktops throughout the office constantly lose connectivity. I have ping consoles and network monitoring software running on my computer to monitor some remote servers, and all constantly show those locations are down. While at the same time, browsers freeze or my SSH sessions hang.

I wired some desktops directly into the router to bypass a managed Hewlett Packard switch, in case the problem was nic negotiation with that switch, and yet, the problem still happens.

I can't work when my connectivity goes out for a few seconds several times per minute.

The router's software lacks a way to see statistics on its ethernet ports. Thus, I can't see if perhaps auto negotiation is not negotiating properly, or if there is packet errors, etc.

If you are an advanced and frequent user, I do not recommend it.

Patriot Xporter XT Rage 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GRUSB
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Failure rate 06/10/2011

This review is from: Patriot Xporter XT Rage 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GRUSB

Pros: Fast, high capacity.

Cons: We purchased several of these units for usage by our employees. Several of them are exhibiting data corruption after just a few months of usage. I am constantly finding corrupted files on my own.

Other Thoughts: The previous generation of the Xporters, the longer rubbery ones, were solid. We had used dozens of them for many years without a single problem.

SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTL-iF-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: These are some of the best server boards you can find in the market at this price. There are basically no cons. Most of the "cons" in other reviews is from users that are not familiar with the complexities of such board.

Cons: No cons. For the last year, we've used them to build a Xen based cloud that now has more than 300 servers with these boards. No failures whatsoever except for a board that I am sure we accidentally zapped with static.

Other Thoughts: If you aren't familiar with servers, please educate yourself first. The complaints I see in these reviews are from ignorance.

First of all, it uses NEHALEM Xeons, which all need ECC Registered RAM. To the one who says board will not post with 5506 CPUs and DDR3-1333: 5506 CPUs only use up to 800Mhz RAM, only Xeon 5550 and higher will use 1333Mhz RAM. And it HAS TO BE ECC Registered RAM!

Chipset temperature is a bit high. These boards are meant to be in cases with high power fans blowing directly at these chipsets and CPUs, using an air flow cover.

If a case fan causes the BIOS to lock up, you have a grounding problem.

RMA process at Supermicro is 24 hour turnaround. I call, they send the equipment in advance (if I pay for it) and then they wait for yours to arrive. Supermicro is a business equipment manufacturer. You have to be willing to pay.

If you use ECC, non registered RAM, the board will work. However, yes, it will crash from time to time, because that is the WRON


Aaron L.'s Profile

Display Name: Aaron L.

Date Joined: 07/09/03

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 05/12/08
  • Last Review: 04/06/15
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