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Alexander C.

Alexander C.

Joined on 03/29/08

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Quiet Little Switch!

Ubiquiti US-8-150W-US Managed PoE+ Gigabit Switch with SFP
Ubiquiti US-8-150W-US Managed PoE+ Gigabit Switch with SFP

Pros: - Small - Low power - Very quiet - Easy to configure

Cons: Not really a con, but I wish it supported SFP+/10Gb

Overall Review: Fantastic little switch, I have 2 of these. Replaced some of the bigger more power hungry switches in my home. Easy to configure. Real solid feel, not a "cheap feeling" switch. Easy to add to the UniFi console.

11/28/2017
Most Critical Review

Big, Cheap, Portable and SLOW!

Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive - STDR5000100 (Black)
Seagate Backup Plus 5TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive - STDR5000100 (Black)

Pros: Lots of storage space for a relatively reasonable price. Compact in size

Cons: Extremely slow for USB3.0. Takes forever I went to backup all of my data to this drive as an initial backup and it probably took a good day and a half to copy 2-3tb of data to it.

Overall Review: I purchased this drive to have a portable backup of my data as I am on the road a lot and wanted a copy with me. This drive has to be the slowest drive I've ever purchased. I have numerous Seagate and Western Digital 2.5" drives at home, this one is the slowest. Hardly use it because it is so slow. I have a decent machine with USB3.0 too.

12/13/2017

Easy to setup! Works great!

Ubiquiti NanoStationM NSM5 5Ghz Indoor/Outdoor airMax CPE w/ 15+ km Range
Ubiquiti NanoStationM NSM5 5Ghz Indoor/Outdoor airMax CPE w/ 15+ km Range

Pros: Cost effective solution to get your network to places it is not feasible to run a piece of wire or fiber to. Decent speeds Has a second LAN port to connect a camera, WAP or additional radio

Cons: To mount this on a pole, you use a zip tie. Seems a little cheap/cheesy to me. Would love to see some type of adjustable clamp. The 2nd LAN port works great but is rather tricky to configure if you want it to use a separate VLAN (IE: my cameras are on a different VLAN)

Overall Review: Great overall product, reasonably priced and fairly straight forward to configure out of the box.

12/13/2017

Small board packs a punch

GIGABYTE GA-H81M-H LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-H81M-H LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Easy to install. Works well right out of the box. Very stable.

Cons: Wish it had 2 more RAM slots and it would be perfect.

12/13/2017

Big Blue Fan

APEVIA CF8SL-BBL 80mm Blue LED Case Fan w/Grill
APEVIA CF8SL-BBL 80mm Blue LED Case Fan w/Grill

Pros: Works well for a cheap fan. Blows air. Fairly quiet. LEDs are fairly bright.

Cons: No direction indicator as to which way the air flows. Probably a silly thought as you can plug it in and see, however, it would really help. The 3 pin to 4 pin molex connectors that come with it are cheap and rather hard to connect to the power supply. Don't fit right.

12/13/2017

Works as expected!

Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45

Pros: Fantastic little card. Comes with both full profile and low profile brackets. Windows 10 picked up and installed drivers right away. Didn't have to do anything other then change the bracket and physically install in my computer.

Cons: None at this time.

12/13/2017