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Peter L.

Peter L.

Joined on 11/22/06

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Most Favorable Review

Home NAS made easy!

Synology 2 Bay NAS DiskStation DS218+ (Diskless)
Synology 2 Bay NAS DiskStation DS218+ (Diskless)

Pros: Mature product offers simple setup and good support documentation RAID 1 by default UPnP router setup automatically established port forwarding Data is accessible from anywhere A lot of packages that can be installed including Apache and PHP Easy to configure web hosting Power management

Cons: A lot of advanced features that I did not understand Took some time to configure two separate domains and to get working

Overall Review: This replaced a mini pc I had ubuntu server installed on. I feel like I get better energy management.

10/31/2018
Most Critical Review

Intel Brand and Quality

Intel 545s 2.5" 512GB SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2KW512G8X1
Intel 545s 2.5" 512GB SATA III 64-Layer 3D NAND TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2KW512G8X1

Pros: Lower power consumption not mechanical

Cons: No mounting bracket, screws, or cabling - you get just a drive. After formatting I get 488GB drive which 488 x 1024 = 500GB drive not 512.

Why did I wait? Should have gotten this a year ago.

NETGEAR Orbi Ultra-Performance Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - fastest WiFi router and single satellite extender with speeds up to 3 Gbps over 5,000 sq. feet, AC3000 (RBK50)
NETGEAR Orbi Ultra-Performance Whole Home Mesh WiFi System - fastest WiFi router and single satellite extender with speeds up to 3 Gbps over 5,000 sq. feet, AC3000 (RBK50)

Pros: App setup - scanned QR Code on box to register item and configure it Though tri-ban, only one SSID is broadcast. I have a few devices that only connect to 2.4 and had no issues establishing contact. Clean and simple GUI to view settings and configurations on a laptop/computer. Eliminated my need for an extender. With extender had RSSI of -49 and now have RSSI of -35 (0 is perfect) at our Ring camera at the garage. Super simple to setup.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Replaced a Asus RT-AC66U. Used the same SSID and password or older router and most devices automatically reconnected. The two Roku's did not.

10/31/2018

Worked Well

Corsair CSSD-BRKT1 SSD Mounting Bracket Kit 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay
Corsair CSSD-BRKT1 SSD Mounting Bracket Kit 2.5" to 3.5" drive bay

Pros: Sipped my SSD into this and mounted in a 3.5" drive bay.

Cons: Not the full size of a 3.5" drive. This could affect some mounting options.

Love it

ASUS  K501LX-NB52 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 5200U (2.20GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
ASUS K501LX-NB52 Gaming Laptop Intel Core i5 5200U (2.20GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Needed a gaming computer for my many trips I make for work. I play CS: Source and WoW mostly. This works very well and the battery lasts for several hours. -boots fast -great graphics -good battery -great price -Windows 10 -Lots of storage and RAM -Two graphics cards

Cons: none for me.

Overall Review: The keyboard keys light up, it was a surprise to me!

10/26/2015

Good Product

MSI All-in-One PC AG270 2QC 3K-001US Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) 12 GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6 GB GDDR5 27" 2560 x 1440 Windows 8.1 64-Bit
MSI All-in-One PC AG270 2QC 3K-001US Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) 12 GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 128 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 6 GB GDDR5 27" 2560 x 1440 Windows 8.1 64-Bit

Pros: Quick resume from sleep, about 3 seconds to log-in screen. Fast - plays all games no issues All in one, no cables all over the place for monitor and speakers. Big monitor Sound is good, external speakers not needed

Cons: Some glare off the light behind me. Viewing angle is small, not an issue if sitting in front of the monitor.

Overall Review: This replaced my seven (7) year-old computer tower. I believe the all-in-one is the future of gaming computers.