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MICHAEL P.

MICHAEL P.

Joined on 12/08/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works - fast, not super-fast

TP-Link TL-PA4010KIT_RE AV500 Powerline Starter Kit
TP-Link TL-PA4010KIT_RE AV500 Powerline Starter Kit

Pros: I get 36-37 Mbit/sec on two outlets that are not on the same circuit. Ping time/lag is more consistent on this than on wifi. I get about 4ms ping with these, and 2-12 on wifi.

Cons: Just like wifi AC1200 seems to give only a fraction, same with all powerline stuff.

Overall Review: Great entry level device for the money.

Light, fast, and a great price

MSI GF Series - 15.6" 144 Hz IPS - Intel Core i5 10th Gen 10500H (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU - 8 GB DDR4 - 256 GB NVMe SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (GF63 Thin 10UC-440 )
MSI GF Series - 15.6" 144 Hz IPS - Intel Core i5 10th Gen 10500H (2.50GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU - 8 GB DDR4 - 256 GB NVMe SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Gaming Laptop (GF63 Thin 10UC-440 )

Pros: I was shocked to find such a nice gaming PC at this price. It is Feb 2022, so with the 12th gen CPUs out, it is 2 generations old, but processors don't get that much faster anymore.

Cons: The specs say the ram is DDR4-3200. It did come with 3200. But, it only runs at 2666. I don't see where to add XMP in the bios either.

Overall Review: yes. enable XMP 3200 in the bios.

Looks nice, unfortunately windows-only interface.

TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Easy Smart Switch | Unmanaged Pro | Plug and Play | Desktop | Sturdy Metal w/Shielded Ports | Limited Lifetime Replacement (TL-SG108E)
TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Easy Smart Switch | Unmanaged Pro | Plug and Play | Desktop | Sturdy Metal w/Shielded Ports | Limited Lifetime Replacement (TL-SG108E)

Pros: This is the V1 of the product. It is an awesome product.

Cons: But, V1 only has a windows configuration program.

Overall Review: V2 has a web-based config. This item is only a V1, and I don't see how to tell that. And, I don't see a V2 at NewEgg.

Handy dock

Rosewill RX301-PU3-35B - 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station - USB 3.0 Connection
Rosewill RX301-PU3-35B - 2.5" & 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Docking Station - USB 3.0 Connection

Pros: This is a nice little single drive USB adapter. I wanted to be able to connect up HD for backup and such, and this does it great. Supports 2.5" and 3.5" SATA. The power cord is plenty long. Fast shipping. No disk of drivers. Windows 7 found it and I could use it immediately.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: When inserting, make sure to insert it and not just sit it there. Sure the USB cord is a little short, but I have about 50 longer ones. Lots of things don't even come with USB cords anymore. Note, the USB cord is on the bottom of the box. At first, I thought that I didn't even get one. But, I found it.

12/12/2015

FAAAST

Kingston SSDNow V+100 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SVP100S2B/96GR
Kingston SSDNow V+100 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SVP100S2B/96GR

Pros: Fast and Easy. I put this in my older, but high-performance laptop. It boots Windows 7 3x faster and loads programs almost instantly.

Cons: None. Windows Experience Index doesn't know how to rate SSD's highly.

Overall Review: I got this on sale with a rebate. It may not be the fastest SSD, but I doubt anyone would notice a difference. Great drive. I recommend it.

Perfect

NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS108)
NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS108)

Pros: Great network switch. I'm limited by disk speed on transfers at 60-70 MBytes/sec. It's small, quiet, cool. It is simple - it moves packets around. It has mounting screws - one of these days I'll mount my networking equipment to something and organize it.

Cons: None really. It has an autouplink port, so it's 8 ports total. Since it's autouplink, no crossover cable is needed. However, for those of us who used to use the uplink switch to turn off a port, it's a con.