6/30/2009 9:45:25 AM

Pros: Excellent value for a gigabit switch. 8 ports, runs cool. This is the second switch in this line I have bought, the other is a 5 port and has been running very well.

Cons: It wasn't free?

Overall Review: The reviewer that said it slows everything down to 100M just by connecting a 100M device has no idea what they are talking about or has a defective unit. Transfers to/from 100M devices can only go 100M, that's a given. But transfers between 1G devices will go 1G. I have verified that myself. This 8 port is connected to a 24 port 100M switch and to various 1G devices. If I do a test between 2 1G computers, I get 1G speeds. If I go to or from a 100M device, I get 100M. I get 918Mbit/sec between 2 linux boxes through this and the 5 port version mentioned above with gigabit cards in both. That's going through 2 switches. That's raw speed only, of course, but it shows that I can in fact transfer data that fast. In short, ignore the other review claiming otherwise. This switch works exactly as an ethernet switch should.

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Excellent Mouse6/26/2009 2:34:24 PM

Pros: Extremely responsive. Good feel, lots of buttons. It's also very configurable with the included software, and stores the configs so you don't have to install anything on the computers you connect it to. Very nice feature. Corded. Wireless is great, till you are in an office with 100 other people trying to use wireless keyboards and such. Nothing like having other people's keyboards type on your computer.

Cons: I wish it were a little bigger, my little finger tries to slide off the side. Not a big deal, it still feels quite nice. More weights would be nice too. For some reason, I like my mouse to be heavy.

Overall Review: Overall, I'm very impressed. Feels as good as any other mouse I've ever bought, far more responsive and configurable and significantly less expensive than others I looked at with similiar features. If it holds up well to the abuse I give computer parts, I'll be buying more of them.

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Supported DVD-RW2/3/2009 1:32:02 PM

Pros: Someone asked for a DVD drive that fits properly. I used this LG and it's working great. Newegg item #N82E16827136149. The button on the case lines up fine and I didn't have to mod anything to make it work.

Cons: Get an SATA data and power cable with right-angle connectors on the drive side. They do get a little close to the CPU heatsink (stock X2 3800+ HSF). Mobo is Asus M2N78-VM cheap Kingston 2GB dual channel RAM kit. Everything fits in there, just a little tight.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
2/3/2009 1:23:40 PM

Pros: Nice small design. The cables are all in the back, and two are detachable, nice feature since many 4 port KVMs seem to like to put them on all the different sides. How am I supposed to put that on my desk? Very reliable, switches cleanly. Now I just need to memorize all the shortcuts for switching just KVM or Audio. Works with Mac OSX and Linux just fine. For some reason, USB KVMs I have tried had problems doing that. Never had a problem with PS/2 KVMs.

Cons: Doesn't work with my Logitech wireless KB/mouse set. It does work with wired devices though. I think the problem is related to the fact that the wireless set uses only one USB connection. Would be nice if the KVM would work with it.

Overall Review: The incompatibility finally pushed me over the edge to buy a new KB. I've needed a nice one for a while now. The Keytronic I got is amazing, now I need a few more of them. Maybe that should be a con, made me want more keyboards. :)

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Better than I expected2/3/2009 1:17:34 PM

Pros: Excellent tracking. The mouse is VERY accurate and sensitive. I had to turn the sensitivity down a little to make it easier to control. Buttons feel good, not too hard to click, but not so easy you can't rest a finger on it either.

Cons: Forward and back are reversed from others I have used. Not a big deal, re-mappable in software. The grip could be a little nicer, but overall it's quite good.

Overall Review: It's hard to find a decent wired mouse. I've used some of the best wireless sets out there, but I keep coming back to wires for my KB and mouse. If I could get my Logitech MX-Laser in USB wired, it would be my preference. It has the nicest feel I have found in a mouse. This Rosewill is still quite good though. It could use some weight though, it's a little light.

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Excellent KB2/3/2009 1:13:36 PM

Pros: Great feel. The keys have a nice touch and you know when you have pressed them. It does this without being noisy like the old Model M keyboards people love so much. The feel is almost as good as those old beasts. The quiet is worth the trade though.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: I actually prefer this layout. It's the same as the old Focus FK-2000 I learned on, so it's familiar to me. I'll be buying more of them.

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Good looks, small, works fine here.12/31/2008 7:46:41 AM

Pros: Small size, almost too small. Hidden optical bay, so it looks nice all the time. Vents near the CPU to help keep the fan speed down.

Cons: The IDE port on my motherboard (Asus M3N78-VM) is blocked by a bit of the drive cage. So I had to buy an SATA model. Another inch or so in depth wouldn't be unappreciated.

Overall Review: I was able to install an optical drive without any trouble. I had to remove the CPU heatsink, but that's not a big deal. The RAM slots are close to that area, as is the power supply connector, but it can be done. I'm not sure which set of slots I'm using though, so it may be that I did it just right. It seems to me, that you would need quite tall RAM to really get in the way of the optical drive.

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Nice little unit9/5/2008 10:44:24 AM

Pros: Works great. SATA drives pop in and out perfectly. The weighted base keeps everything right-side-up. :) Transfer rates on USB are about as good as USB gets. I haven't tried eSATA yet, but I plan to soon.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Great for backups.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
It's a cable....9/5/2008 10:41:56 AM

Pros: It transmits network traffic just fine. Nothing special.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Picked up a couple just to see if the CAT5e cables were causing problems connecting at gigabit speeds. Turns out it was the switch. Still using the new cables anyway, they work great.

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9/5/2008 10:40:11 AM

Pros: Great RAM for the money. Works perfectly in a Mac Mini.

Cons: Mac Mini can only use 3.2GB of it, but I knew that going into it. I went with the 4GB set to get matched sticks. Not the RAMs fault though, it's a chipset limitation.

Overall Review: There are cheaper sets out there, but I bought this for it's Apple compatibility. I've read some reviews for other products saying they didn't fit well in the Apple slots. No idea how true that is, but these fit perfectly and didn't cost much more than the non-Apple ones. The difference was less than it would have cost to ship back RAM that doesn't fit, so it was worth it to me.

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Nice Switch9/5/2008 10:34:21 AM

Pros: Great little switch. Replaced an old Netgear that decided it was only going to have 2 gigabit ports now. The new DLink worked perfectly out of the box. It's also generating almost no heat, the old Netgear got very warm to the touch.

Cons: None so far.

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Excellent Device9/2/2008 8:53:37 AM

Pros: Great design. Drives slide in smooth and opening the door helps the drives slide out. Not the black and orange the egg mentions, don't know where they got that. Maybe the little stickers on the latches could be considered orange? Look red to me. Fits in a standard case with support rails.

Cons: It wasn't free? My mobo doesn't support the activity LEDs? Nothing to complain about so far. Not real fond of the plastic doors, I worry about them breaking off. No problems with them yet though.

Overall Review: Came with cool little combo cables for data and power. You do need a lot of power connections for this thing, but Y cables are cheap. The combo cables will connect directly to any SATA hard drive, nice touch using the same spacing. Far nicer than the old setup I was using.

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Great value!8/4/2005 12:08:00 PM

Comments: I've been using this for about a month. I have one intermitant hot pixel, but it's on the very edge of the screen so it's not a big deal. I use this for programming and gaming. HL2 looks WONDERFULL on this LCD! No ghosting, clean picture, far better than the CRT I was using before. Note: I have used both DVI and VGA on this monitor. I can tell the difference with DVI, it's a much cleaner picture. I have a dual port GF6800 so I can just use the monitor to switch inputs and the difference is noticable. VGA has a little blur and the colors don't seem right. If you can, use DVI!! The DVI cable is included (as it should be) so if you have the port, it's worth it. It looks good on VGA, but I would only rate it a 3 or 4 if I were using only VGA on it.

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