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CHUCK V.

CHUCK V.

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Most Favorable Review

See my review for the 5 port model

NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter
NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter

Overall Review: Same connector but different voltage than the 5 port model. Don’t mix them up

10/10/2020
Most Critical Review

Only 1 year warranty

Seagate BarraCuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Packaging
Seagate BarraCuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Packaging

Pros: The page details say 1 year warranty only on these drives, if the drive is supposed to be so reliable, why the short warranty

Cons: Only one year warranty.. compared to WD Greens at 2 and Blacks at 5.. makes me question the long term reliability if the mfgr will not stand behind the drive

When you feel the need for speed

Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB Performance Internal Solid State Drive SSD PCIe Gen4 X4 NVMe 1.3 for Gaming PC Gaming Laptop Desktop - 3-year Rescue Service (ZP1000GM3A002)
Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB Performance Internal Solid State Drive SSD PCIe Gen4 X4 NVMe 1.3 for Gaming PC Gaming Laptop Desktop - 3-year Rescue Service (ZP1000GM3A002)

Pros: * One of the fastest NVME drives on the market * Screaming fast boots on my new AMD Ryzen system (X570 chipset)

Cons: * Waste of money if you have a system based on any Intel based CPU * Waste of money unless your motherboard supports PCIE4

Overall Review: Screaming fast and 1TB capacity, what's not to like? Well, provided you have an AMD based system that is. Until Intel catches up to AMD on the PCIE4 front, unless you have a recent Ryzen based system with current shipset (B550, X570 for example) that supports PCIE4 you will not be able to experience the speed you are paying for. If you have an Intel system, unless you are trying to 'future proof' you should save your money and just get a cheaper slower PCIE3 model. On the other hand, if you have a current generation AMD motherboard that supports PCIE4, and you want a nice big 1TB SUPER FAST drive, you will have a hard time finding a better choice than this bad boy.

10/23/2020

Perfect fit to mount my NH-D14 on a Ryzen 3900

Noctua NM-AM4, Mounting Kit for Noctua CPU coolers on AMD AM4 platforms
Noctua NM-AM4, Mounting Kit for Noctua CPU coolers on AMD AM4 platforms

Pros: Original parts, not some makeshift knockoff. Easy install. Perfect fit.

Overall Review: Great way to mount an older Noctua cooler on a ryzen CPU. Saved me having to buy a new cooler. Easy install and perfect fit, could not ask for more

10/20/2020

Great charger for the Geek who likes gauges, not idiot lights.

Nurbenn SN210 Multiple USB Charger, 8-Port Desktop Charging Station Hub with Quick Charge 3.0 USB Port, Type C Port and LCD Display, Compatible with iOS & Android Devices (iPhone, iPad, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy)
Nurbenn SN210 Multiple USB Charger, 8-Port Desktop Charging Station Hub with Quick Charge 3.0 USB Port, Type C Port and LCD Display, Compatible with iOS & Android Devices (iPhone, iPad, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy)

Pros: * Tells you charging current for each collected device * Display rotates automatically, round robin style between devices drawing current. * Automatically detects when new devices attached. * Not likely to overcharge. * A USB 3, and a USB-C connector, in addition to the 6 USB 2.0 * Great bang for the buck overall.

Cons: * Limited to 40W total output, so don't try to use it for your USB-C laptop, or rapid charge 6 things at once * Seems a bit conservative about pushing power at a non 'smart charging' device, so might charge some devices slower (but more safely!) than a dumb charger just trying to push as much current as it can. * Had to buy a second one as soon as my geek wife caught sight of mine.

Overall Review: So far (only used for a few days) yes, would highly recommend. The older iPad mini I have charges at around 2 amps with this. Also does a great job with a Samsung Tab-e tablet at the same time. Given the price, the 40W limit is pretty good. Would love to see a higher capacity model with more USB-C support, although realistically that would also carry a higher price point.

10/11/2020

Dirt simple and rock solid

NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - Desktop, Sturdy Metal Fanless Housing
NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - Desktop, Sturdy Metal Fanless Housing

Pros: Does what it should Small, low power, no noise. Reliable Affordable

Cons: Not managed (but that’s par for this price range and the average non IT net admin) Power cord on five port is shorter than for the eight port. !power wall warts for both 5 and 8 port units are visually identical except for tiny writing, and have same connector! If you use both sizes, be sure to be careful and label as 12v or 5v to avoid potential mistake.

Overall Review: I’ve used these little netgear 5 and 8 port switches since they were hubs and 100 baseT was the new hotness. Never had one fail. Buying more because everything needs net these days and it’s a house full of nerds. I recently got another one of each size. When setting up I noticed how easily someone might mix up the power supplies. The switches themselves are clearly labeled as to their needs, but the wall warts are the same size and shape, and you might need a flashlight and magnifying glass to read their output voltage.

10/10/2020
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Was given an Invalid Tracking number, but fortunately product received.

I got what I ordered, intact, functional, as described by the vendor.. all that is good. The bad part is they didn't ship it using the tracking code they issued to me (and newegg). So my Newegg recent orders shows the product still in the shipping/in-transit phase, even though it was delivered several days ago. If you dig into the details you see that a label was printed, but nothing else. This also means I got no alerts when it was delivered, so if I had issues with porch theft, that would have been bad also. Fortunately I got what I ordered, but what if there had been an issue? I'd be Simply Out of Luck trying to track the package. This is a sign of broken processes with this vendor and how they are doing things. If labels or tracking numbers are not used, or are updated, that info has to get back to newegg and then myself. But that's not happening. Taking off two eggs for this, because my biggest issue with marketplace sellers has been shipping and tracking of shipments. Any vendor that doesn't have that aspect of their act together won't be getting repeat business, nor a full recommendation from me.

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10/21/2020

Arrived on time but tracking says it never left.

I got what I ordered, intact and functional, in a reasonable amount of time. Which is all very good. However, it did not appear to ship with tracking number I was given. That reads as if a label was printed and nothing else. In my case mostly an annoyance, since there was no issue aside from confusion. But if something had gone wrong, how would that have gone without valid tracking?

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10/19/2020

Nice item that arrived promptly due to shipping via Newegg

The item is as described and works well. Shipping provided by Newegg was prompt and without issue. That’s a pleasant change from some vendors that ship themselves and take forever. All of which makes me trust this vendor, with repeat business

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10/10/2020