Joined on 07/06/08
This thing is tiny!
Pros: 2 TB in a tiny package. Actual storage comes in at 1.81 TB. This thing is tiny! Much smaller than I was expecting. It's smaller than my S5. Thicker but smaller in height and width. Runs very cool. It's cool to the touch. So far it puts out an almost imperceptible amount of heat. You can barely feel it at all. I have it standing up not lying down if that makes a difference. Clocked in at 121.5 MB/s READ and 124 MB/s WRITE using USB 3.0.
Cons: The included USB cable is insanely short.
Overall Review: This drive seems to be great at transferring very large INDIVIDUAL files but not so much at very large files consisting of numerous smaller files. I went to back up my ebook collection which consists of 10's of thousands of files and it estimated 20 hours to completion. The total size was about 26 GB. I rared the collection into a single 26 GB file and it transferred the entire thing in about a minute or so.
Great drive with one flaw
Pros: I've always used WD Black drives for their reliability and dependence and this one is no different. They are great drives.
Cons: I've owned MANY WD Black drives and this one is the only one to ever do this but it does cost it a star. The SATA cable will not snap and lock into the hard drive. I've tried three different cables that snap in place fine on other equipment but on this hard drive they just won't snap and lock in. It's provides a semi-snug fit so as long as there's no jostling around of the drive, which there shouldn't be, then there shouldn't be a problem but it costs it a star nonetheless because I can see it being an issue one day.
Overall Review: Great drive but with poor SATA connector.
Pros: Great router this one. It has performed flawlessly for years now. Never had any hiccups or drops or anything.
Cons: The only con I can think of is a way to monitor how much bandwidth comes through it. Sure you can install bandwidth monitors on your computer but what if you stream on wireless devices such as a Roku? I would like to be able to see how much bandwidth passes through it but can't.
Overall Review: Great router don't hesitate.