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Pros: Great Price
Free Shipping 4-7 days...arrived in 4
Other Thoughts: San Disk is long to the game. This microSD performs as advertised at a great price. Recommended.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WA855RE N300 Wi-Fi Wall Plug Range Extender / Repeater / Access Point
Pros: Good Price
EZ to set up, configure, and reset to factory settings.
Ability to plug-in wired device
Small, unobtrusive, pleasing design(does NOT look like an air freshener)
Will clone the network name or you can name it separately(extender adds _EXT to the host network, makes it easy to find)
Will work as bridge to wireless router
Handy card included which lists support options: phone, setup videos and e-mail
Can turn off the LED
Cons: The TL-WA855RE does not misrepresent itself. Read the features, if it has what you want/need
then you can't be negative if it doesn't support something it does not claim to be
Power saving mode. May cause you to think it has dropped signal.
I cannot access the tplinkrepeater page with Chrome. IExplore had no problems
Other Thoughts: Newegg lists about 950 "WIRELESS RANGE EXTENDER/MEDIA BRIDGE" What is there regarding the TL-WA855RE that sets it apart?
First is price. It's $20.
Secondly, the TL-WA855RE works well
Third, excellent support options from TP-Link
If you live in a 7500 sq ft home and need to extend coverage the TL-WA855RE may not be your best choice.
If you have a smaller home or apartment with dead zone(s) this device will work very well.
My home is about 1800 sq ft. on two levels.
I plugged the TL-WA855RE in as close to the router as possible. After initial setup (I connected the device to my router via WPS) one can simply plug the TL-WA855RE into any outlet and in about 30 seconds you will be ready to go. I did the initial setup twice. Once as just described, then I reset and unplugged the TL-WA855RE, moved it as far from the router as I could. WPS setup
again was flawless.
The web interface is well laid out and all the setting options are adequately explained from the ? drop down box.
One of the more useful features is access control, time settings is another option that can be used to limit people
My favorite test I perform on all Extenders is the distance test. Using my Kit Kat Android Tablet I received useful signal strength up to about 100 ft or...to the far side of my unattached garage. That distance is as good as any of the more expensive extenders I have used! KUDO'S for $20.
As mentioned in Cons. When a laptop of mine awakes from sleep it will momentarily lose connection. A minor annoyance but worth noting.
For you speed boys out there. I transferred a 263 MB file in <1 minute or about 4.7 MB/s. I didn't get this device to transfer files.
I did get it to provide connectivity throughout the reaches of my estate. I want to surf, listen to music and watch videos from my server at the greatest distance. I had no issues that prevented me from doing just that.
Pros: Five Year Warranty
First Rate Service and Support
SSHD technology is mature
Free Movie as of 1-26-17
Cons: The only cons associated with any hard drive would be: Noise, Slow Speeds and Failures
1st drive sent to me was DOA (RMA was a breeze)
Price/Performance (For an extra $15 a 1 TB model is available)
The bullet points touting the drive does not state how much "flash technology" and also does not state NAND
Other Thoughts: A gaming laptop SSHD is an OK idea. This drive costs ~$55. I see one major problem.
If a guy wants a gaming laptop he is a serious dedicated gamer and will want topshelf performance. If someone wants to upgrade from a reasonably powerful laptop (i5 minimum IMO) they already own, to a "gaming laptop" this isn't the drive I would recommend. I would go with a 256 GB SSD for essentially the same price. I researched "Budget Gaming Laptops". Expect to spend a least $800 and for that price you get a 256 GB SSD. 500 GB SSD's cost ~$120 a 250 gb SSD costs ~$60. On a 250GB drive one can install around eight 30 GB games. Many guys have more games then that but I doubt they are playing more then that at one time. A SSD will provide better performance then a SSHD under any circumstance. So, I am having a hard time figuring out: 1) Why bother making a "gaming SSHD" at this size 2) Why buy a "gaming SSHD" at this size and price. The Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 1TB costs a mere $15 more. That's double the capacity.
The data stored in the "flash technology" will change over time. Initially there may seem to be very little if any speed increase- until the monitoring firmware has a chance to figure out what you want so don't be disappointed right out of the gate. Let your FireCuda settle into it's new home and learn your routines.
It's not that I think this drive does not have an audience. It does, just not gamers. There is no doubt that SSHD technolgy delivers better performance and I recommend this drive for anyone that has a laptop with a small HD that needs more space for data and wants to speed up loading of their large spreadsheets.
I installed the ST500LX025 on my Acer Aspire 5732Z which is running a Silicon Power Slim SSD so there was no increase in performance but I can write that Win 7 64 installed to the
ST500LX025 rapidly and Windows gave the Drive Score a 5.9
I would not buy the ST500LX025 for gaming but I would consider it as a business upgrade to give your laptop more oomph.
I installed the Seagate ST500LX025 in my Acer laptop. I then attempted to restore from optical discs I made
and have used before the Acer to it's original factory fresh state. The restore failed with a cyclic
redundancy error. I tried again with the same result. OK, maybe the disks went bad, it happens. I have other
Acer restoration disks that I have also used before. I met with the same cyclic redundancy error.
BIOS confirmed that there was a HD drive in the laptop. My next scheme was to install an OS from DVD.
That failed with the notice that their was no drive to install an OS to. Finally, I used a USB to SATA
adapter just to see what's up. This connection allowed me to hear the drive which produced spindle noise and squeaks. Windows reported all the drivers had been installed yet the drive never appeared in explorer. While using Windows Disk Management to inspect - the app froze til I unplugged the Seagate ST500LX025.
No recommendation from me.
Seagate Response:Hello Jan,
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