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CHRISTOPHER P.

CHRISTOPHER P.

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Fast Large Storage

Seagate Exos 16TB Enterprise HDD X16 SATA 6Gb/s 512e/4Kn 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST16000NM001G
Seagate Exos 16TB Enterprise HDD X16 SATA 6Gb/s 512e/4Kn 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST16000NM001G

Pros: - Cost effective high capacity storage - Fast in RAID-6 on NAS 8-bay, 10 Gbps ethernet, sustained writes 2 Gbps+, faster in iSCSI, see 4 Gbps+ to NAS. - 32 drives of the 16TB model, so far, no DOA

Cons: - Some are noisy, I have one 8-bay NAS on my desk, should move it, but this drive is not designed for silence.

Overall Review: - Currently I think this is the most cost-effective drive for high capacity storage, good warranty

12/18/2020

Small PC small price

Intel Nuc Desktop/HTPC, 5th Generation Intel Dual-Core i3, 8GB DDR3, 120GB SSD M.2 Sata, Wifi, Bluetooth, 4K Support, Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
Intel Nuc Desktop/HTPC, 5th Generation Intel Dual-Core i3, 8GB DDR3, 120GB SSD M.2 Sata, Wifi, Bluetooth, 4K Support, Windows 7 Professional 64Bit

Pros: - The Nuc has some decent features like M.2 and most support RAM up to 32 GB, built-in wifi. - This unit is an i3 with a small M.2 SSD. It comes with an HDMI and mini-DP, VESA mounting plate. Memory and storage pre-installed. Windows 7 pre-installed but I wiped it and installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, no problems. - Works as advertised, kind of old 5th gen mobile i5, but at this price it is a good deal.

Cons: - Not really cons, just to keep in mind. - i3 is slow, 5th gen is old, 120 GB M.2 SATA is small

Overall Review: This is a great deal if your use case supports this hardware, could probably stream well, run a projector or media screen, play slides, etc.

12/23/2020

Awesome TV

SAMSUNG 52"  1080p LCD HDTV LN52A550
SAMSUNG 52" 1080p LCD HDTV LN52A550

Pros: Plenty of inputs, though be aware if you connect a DVI to HDMI cable for your PC, you need to use HDMI 1 to use analog sound, the other 2 HDMI channels expect digital sound via the HDMI port. Crystal clear picture with blu-ray, 1920x1080 DVI, even component inputs, brilliant color, can be very bright, lights up the whole room.

Cons: Backlight sometimes fails (twice in about a year). Unplug the TV for at least 1 hour, it resets. Built-in speakers are mediocre.

Overall Review: I bought it for probably about 50% more than it lists now, very happy with the purchase, it should last me another 8 or 9 years I expect. Just seems to be a very solidly built piece of equipment.