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David R.

David R.

Joined on 05/01/08

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Most Favorable Review

Amazing!

Synology DS1512+ Diskless System High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 15 Drives for SMB Users
Synology DS1512+ Diskless System High Performance NAS Server Scales up to 15 Drives for SMB Users

Pros: Awesome user interface! Awesome speed (I upgraded the RAM on mine to 3Gb)! Awesome apps to be able to control your server. I set mines up to be able to just log in from anywhere online. Its awesome, the server let you make a domain like "DiskStationRocks.myDS.me"... you type that into the address bar of a web browser and presto you're connected your server remotely with all of the user functionality of being right there in your own home!! WOW! I have hundred of 1080p mp4 movies rips and over 150k songs, plus thousands of pictures. I use the PS3, Xbox, WD Live TV, iPhone, laptop, PC, and iPad to connect to the server and get my media. Works FLAWLESSLY!! I only wanted this thing as a giant media server (setup with 5 3tb WD Red Nas HDD's in a RAID 5 array). It is AWESOME! Up until now I was using the old WD Sharespace. But this thing is WAYYY better. LANSpeedtest had me at an avg write speed of 186.97Mb and and avg Read speed of 454.98Mb!! Look no further. This is the NAS for you! Plus its future proof as you can simply add upto two expansion modules for a total of 15 drives!!! AWESOME! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!!

Cons: NONE

Most Critical Review

Pretty Good, very cool

WD Red Plus 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX
WD Red Plus 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: I bought 7 of these to upgrade my NAS servers. They work as promised and keep very cool relative to the WD Green's that I had in the servers before.

Cons: One seems to have an issue, whenever ever I turn the serve off for UPS testing or to reboot for changes... it doesn't want to turn back on and cause the Raid array to fail. thank you for Raid 1. I'll test once more on purpose and if it does it again, I'll just RMA it...

easy to setup not to configure

TRENDnet TPL-401E2K Powerline 500 AV Gigabit Adapter Kit Up to 500Mbps
TRENDnet TPL-401E2K Powerline 500 AV Gigabit Adapter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: works as promised and is faster than Netgears Powerline 500

Cons: pain in the rear to upgrade firmware. the software isn't very userfriendly and the intructions are horrible!

I love it!

WD TV Live Media Player WDBHG70000NBK-HESN
WD TV Live Media Player WDBHG70000NBK-HESN

Pros: upgraded from the original WD Live TV back in the day... the GUI is so much nicer, very easy to use and set up! I love it!!

Cons: none

500Mbps but only 100Mbps ethernet?

NETGEAR Powerline AV500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5201), up to 500Mbps
NETGEAR Powerline AV500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5201), up to 500Mbps

Pros: works as it supposed to... kinda.....

Cons: but the adapter only has a 100mbps Ethernet connection... so in theory, you'll have a bottleneck. Kinda doesn't make sense. I threw away the box and now have to sell the device to get my money back for it. I'm selling it online and will have already bought the 500mb trendnet powerline adapter which utilizies a GB connection. All of my devices are gigabit and all of my wires are Cat6 so why use this slower device... hmmmm... engineering kinda messed this one up...

Works as expected!

LINKSYS SE2800 Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
LINKSYS SE2800 Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Pros: its a switch, it works, nuff said!

Cons: none