Date Joined: 11/27/07
Pros: Best chipset for Linux hands-down. Constant 300-450Mb/s connection.
Cons: A few weird stuttering issues when transferring video over the link, to be expected--it's wireless.
Pros: Using in a HTPC running Linux with mythtv/xbmc. Zero compatibility problems, just works.
Pros: Rock Solid.
Pros: Have had multiple enterprise grade drives, while this is not it performs just fine for my needs. Using for on-demand video storage, able to pull multiple HD streams over the network without stutter. Smart status looks great compared to other drives put in at the same time.
Cons: Not hardware RAID ready, don't even bother putting this into a RAID.
Pros: Fits 5 3.5" drives quite well. Quiet, looks nice, provides adequate cooling.
Cons: Large, needed to cut the tabs/shelf within the case to fit.
Overall Review: One of the LEDs stays orange, all other are green--the drive is fine.
Pros: Does what it's intended to do, and lets you safely turn-on write-caching.
Cons: Failed after 4 months.
Overall Review: Getting replaced through Adaptec.
Pros: Works well on Debian Squeeze with an attatched 10TB raid-5 array. Had a few problems with timeout values and how the kernel handles attempting to recover during a hung process, changing the timeout generally fixed the issue:
echo 90 > /sys/block/sdX/device/timeout
In-bios CLI is excellent and very usable, GUI works fine too and includes email alerts that seem to work quite well if there is a problem with the array.
Owned over 8 months and very happy with the purchase, be sure to pair a BBU or have ample UPS power if enabling write-caching.
Cons: Gets extremely hot, not a con, but if you're using a non-rack device point a fan at the heatsink.
Overall Review: If you're looking to manage a 5TB plus array, spend the extra money for a decent card like this, don't waste your time and data with an alternative.
Pros: Newegg RMA'd it the next day.
Cons: Poor build quality, item feels like it's going to break if you look at it.
Incorrect model number, everything on the box, Newegg, and instructions show WZR-HP-G300NH, the actual model number when you look on the device is WZR-HP-G300NH2.
You wouldn't think that the added 2 wouldn't have much difference--well it does, it caused me to brick it multiple times.
I got the router, plugged it in and tested connectivity with wireless devices, entered the web GUI and immediately attempted to reflash with stock DD-WRT firmware. Bad idea--immediately bricked. Spun up a tftp server, unbricked, tried again--bricked another time. Called Newegg and they sent return postage and expedited the RMA, pleased with Newegg.
The initial wireless testing was terrible, WRT54GLS blows G connectivity away on this thing, I would walk 15 feet away and get half the readings I would have with the other router; tested with wavemon.
Overall Review: Get a router that can run Tomato, DD-WRT is full of bugs and have always had some issue with it--thought I would give DD-WRT another try--my mistake not the routers.