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4 out of 5 eggs Use the right tool for the job 02/06/2016

This review is from: WD 4TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN

Pros: easy to setup and get going.

Cons: Kind of slow, gets warm. It does lockup occasionally. Removed an egg for locking-up (that's not good WD).
USB port works, but causes lockups if using an external HDD (for me anyway). Probably better suited for a flash drive.

Other Thoughts: At first i got this device i hated it. it was to slow to transfer large files, do large backups quickly, or even use the dashboard efficiently.

But then i stopped using it as a NAS. While technically speaking it IS a NAS, it's not a great one. it will work for doing photo backups, and moving the occasional file to it, but not as a dedicated NAS for even 5+ people

This is more for backing up your days photos off your phone, or using another PC or smart TV to view the occasional video. also if you think to yourself "hey i might need this file at work today, but i can't find my phone cable". Drop the file in here and it'll be there waiting in the "cloud" for you when you get to work and you DO need it.

If you are looking to stream movies, or backup large amounts of data, DO NOT BUY THIS. You can EASILY build a home NAS 100X better than this with stuff you might already have.

A $40 PC off of craigslist (Or one of your old ones. does NOT need be high-end. a 2.4Ghz, 512MB RAM, 10/100 LAN will work great), a couple 2TB hard drives (2x WD RED for $180. Doesn't need to be WD, but i'm being nice here) and FreeNAS (Linux OS made to be dedicated NAS). Its really easy to setup. Lots of easy to follow, straight to the point guides online on how to do it.

I work in IT, i have my own home server with 2x quad core Xeon processors, 32GB RAM, and 20TB+ of disk space, I know how this should work (and i lowered my expectations A LOT).

This does get about 100 MB/s (good), transfer for files 500MB+ dwindles to a max of 20MB/s (expected), Does get hot, like 109*F just at idle (bad), does lock-up (bad), is easy to access from outside your house (good), seems reasonably secure (also good).

Use this as a link between your home and your phone, For that it works great. DO not use as a home media server, It's simply not powerful enough.

I am using Firmware 2.11.113 (just because)

TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Just got 2 of these drives today, But that's only because i already had one for well over a year now. I was looking at other drives, like the WD black, But for the same price i could get 2 of these. So i did.

Cons: Sure these don't have a 5yr warranty, BUT it has the same 2yrs the WD red drives do (Again at half the price).

Other Thoughts: These are currently in my home server for storage/media streaming. The one i had in there is still going strong and currently acting as a temporary storage drive as i replace the 1TB WD Green drive that died on me.

Really a great buy for the price.

Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone
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Pros: *Great sound (even the 7.1)
*Comfortable to wear
*Great range
*Mic sounds perfect
*G-Keys are awesome (Volume control is a plus)
*Great battery life
*Didn't have to install a thing (Logitech Gaming Software did it for me)

It muffles most outside sound (Car horns, Airplanes, kids screaming, Honda engines revving to 7k+), But still i can hear when someone calls my name. It blocks out just enough, but not too much.

Cons: It is ever-so-slightly, tiny bit, not even a real problem "hefty". It is a bit of a heavy headset. Then again my old set was so old and flimsy i'm probably just not used to it.

It seams kind of fragile, Then again it's on my head, Which can also be considered "fragile". So far no problems and i wear it while i do everything at night.

Other Thoughts: This is probably the BEST wireless headset you can get for the price. Made by a good company, feels like you got what you paid for.

If you think you might like it, you will. JUST BUY ONE


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Display Name: Matthew E.

Date Joined: 04/03/08

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  • Last Review: 02/06/16
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