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Michael G.

Michael G.

Joined on 01/07/04

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Most Favorable Review

Nice NAS box

iStarUSA D-400-6-Black Black Steel 4U Rackmount Compact Stylish Server Chassis 6 External 5.25" Drive Bays
iStarUSA D-400-6-Black Black Steel 4U Rackmount Compact Stylish Server Chassis 6 External 5.25" Drive Bays

Pros: Nice size box, able to install 6 5.25" removable HDD trays. Make for a nice rackmounted NAS box. Seems very well contrstructed working in this box was painless. After adding power supply and hard drives this thing is very heavy over 50 lbs. See other thoughts

Cons: None really, if there is one the fans don't have the monitor wire that I like so I can connect them to the motherboard and get data back. No big deal, if you need that then just by some and replace the ones that came with it.

Overall Review: This box is hugh (hense 4U) it has an internal bar running from the left side of the case to the right side to give the case strength. You can take it out if you don't need it, or it gets in your way (No issues for me). Also if you are going to rack mount this you may want to get yourself some rack rails, I can't see mounting this thing just by the side rails on the case itself, although it seems strong enough where you could probably do that.

Most Critical Review

OK.

Thermaltake CL-W0044 Bigwater UV Sensitive Coolant
Thermaltake CL-W0044 Bigwater UV Sensitive Coolant

Pros: Liquid worked well, keep my GPU, CPU cool

Cons: Algie still grew in my cooling system, isn't one of the properties of this stuff suppososed to be that algie wouldn't grow in there?

Overall Review: If you are like me you want a quite system with good cooling, I don't do any over clocking but cooling is important to me, want stuff to last, if I were you i would go air cool, its cheaper and just as effective and if you get the right equipment it can be just as quite.

12/13/2006

Good Drive

WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I like western Digital because their drives are good and they have a pretty good warranty program. They send me a new drive and as long as I send the old one back within 30 days they don't charge my CC.

Cons: none

12/22/2012

Works like is should

Universal Sata to Sata 2ND HDD Hard Drive Adapter/Caddy w/ Screws for DELL Latitude E6400 E6500 E6410 E6510 E4300 E4310, DELL Precision M2400 M4400 M4500
Universal Sata to Sata 2ND HDD Hard Drive Adapter/Caddy w/ Screws for DELL Latitude E6400 E6500 E6410 E6510 E4300 E4310, DELL Precision M2400 M4400 M4500

Pros: Replaced DVD-ROM (Who uses that?) and put in a 128 GB Samsung SSD. Now I can duel boot my work laptop which is running Windows 7 to Windows 8

Cons: None

12/22/2012

very nice access point

EnGenius EAP600 N600 High-Power Dual-Band Gigabit Indoor Wireless Access Point
EnGenius EAP600 N600 High-Power Dual-Band Gigabit Indoor Wireless Access Point

Pros: Signal strength is very good, speed is blazing! My Microsoft Surface is flying now. I just got it today so I'm not sure about the products durability, we will see.

Cons: none so far.

Overall Review: I bought this to replace my Trendnet TEW-653 access point. Trendnet was dropping Wi-Fi to often. I'm loving this new access point. I just hope it lasts. I currently have it configured with three VLANs. Make sure you check the isolation box for VLAN tagging to work.

11/21/2012

Not for the fant of heart

SiliconDust HDHR3-6CC-3X2 HDHomeRun PRIME 6CC - Six Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network
SiliconDust HDHR3-6CC-3X2 HDHomeRun PRIME 6CC - Six Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network

Pros: None of the LEDs are labeled, but you can go to the Silicondust's website and in the forums you can find the meaning of each LED. Also the device requires two cable inputs. This thing is really 2 Prime 3CC in a single box.

Cons: None of the LEDs are labeled, but you can goto the Silicondust's website and in the forums you can find the meaning of each LED. Also the Device require two cable inputs. this thing is really 2 Prime 3CC in a single box.

Overall Review: Getting cable card to work correctly can be a frustrating task especially dealing with your local cable company. The cable cards that I got were not the correct firmware but if you go to conditional access screen you will see that the box is updating the firmware on the cable card so be patient. I would have like to seen an internal splitter of some sort that way this box would only have one cable input. Tuners seem to resolve channels pretty fast I would say in about a second or less. I personally only use Media Center and this seems to work pretty good on my laptop which is wireless and only has Intel HD Graphics. I can resolve HD channels without any stuttering or skipping. I would like to see marking on the box telling you the orientation of the cable card but if you face the cable card up you should be okay. I would also like to see an eject button to take the cable card out. I like the web interface to the box. I'm would definitely recommend as a must have to your system.