Date Joined: 12/05/01
Pros: Used a pair to create a bridge network. Never had to reboot. Works reliably for general PC traffic. Some issues with Video over IP.
Overall Review: Looking to extend network that includes Video over IP. At the time, there was no devices that supported unicast traffic over wireless. Found a pair for cheap. Works fine with SDTV traffic, but not for HDTV traffic.
Pros: Used 4 in Windows 2008 Server R2 Software RAID 5. Been running since last September with no issues. Since I've seen other reviews mention that they fail over time, I have enabled Hard Driver Standby on Idle, and confirmed that they do spin down after 10 mins.
Overall Review: Now that Samsung is not a hard drive company anymore, I just purchased 1 more as a backup. May get more because they have worked out great. 2.77 TB in RAID 5 with 4 drives.
Pros: All 8 GB recognized on DELL T110. Added to existing 2 GB 1066 memory. System detected 12 GB. System much more responsive. Surprising improvement in SMB performance. Prior to installing memory, getting 65 MB/s Reads 55 MB/s Writes from Windows 2008 Server R2 Software RAID 5 4x1TB Samsung F3. After upgrade, 85 MB/s Read 75 MB/s Writes.
Cons: First try failed. 1 Bad Stick. RMA with Newegg was painless.
Pros: No issues plugging into the remaining memory slots in my 2011 27 iMAC, which originally came with 4 GB. Memory upgrade immediately recognized by OSX Lion.
Sure beats paying sky high prices for regular vendor upgrades.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Crazy OSX Lion is eating it all up. Last night, there was only 400 MB remaining out of 12 GB. Glad I went with more memory. Would be silly going with the 256 GB SSD upgrade with only 4 GB RAM.
2011 27inch iMAC
3.4 GHz Core i7
256 GB SSD + 1 TB
4 GB Ram (Initial) + 8 GB (This RAM)
2 GB AMD 6970M
Pros: 4 Drives working in Windows 2008 Server SW Raid 5.
After formatting, that came out to 2.6 TB...
Cons: Packaging was suspect. The bubble wrap did not completely encompass all four drives.
Overall Review: I was a little concerned when I received all 4 drives, and noticed that the bubble wrap did not fully enclose all four sides of the drives... Plus the box that it came in was too big, and they used paper to fill up the space, but it does not look like there was enough to stop the drives from shifting within the box.
First thing I did, was stick it into the servers, and run WD's full disk diagnostics. Surprising they ran clean. Then I proceeded with configuring all 4 drives in a RAID 5 Set. Have been using the RAID 5 for the 3-4 months with not major issues. Have loaded over 150 GB so far.
Sometimes, the RAID 5 stops responding, and can see that at least one of the drive's Queue Length went up, and stays up from anywhere for a couple seconds to about a minute. I don't think this is a drive problem. Maybe Windows 2008 SW RAID 5 implementation is faulty.
Works well enough for a 4 color inkjet.
Cons: Color performance the same as my old printer.
Overall Review: I used to own an older 4 color inkjet that was at least 4 years old. But that died with a bad clogged head.
Bought this as a replacement. Funny thing is the color performance of this printer is about the same as my old one. Not that it was horrible, but not like a 6 color inkjet, where the black is deeper.
But I probably paid 3x more 4 years ago.
Pros: Buying this package is a little cheaper than buying them separately.
The units obvious fits the printer since it is manufactured by Samsung for Samsung.
The box was well packaged. Each unit was in it's own box, and each also bubble wrapped within the box.
Pros: Very portable. But also easy to get lost if you are not careful :)
Easy to use.
One button to turn on. Same button to accept calls. Same button to end calls.
One of the better headsets I had while it worked.
Cons: There are only 4 volume levels.
No battery level indicator.
Sometimes difficult to jam it into the charger.
Initially the unit stays in place well in the ear, but over time, plastic cover loosens up, and the headset rotates/moves while in the ear.
Overall Review: One day, while I was placing it into my ear, I accidentally touched the metal contacts of the mini-usb jack, and I felt a static discharge. Ever since then, the unit sounded bad, all phone converstation were filled with static noise.
Pros: Support for DD-WRT and also Tomato Firmware.
Easy method for uploading custom Firmware.
DD-WRT added great features I was looking for, but Tomato supports Mutlicast, which I needed.
Cons: Default firmware not as flexible.
All Plastic outer shell. There are vents/slits for heat to escape. But the unit can get warm. Not sure if heat is dissipated well enough for the unit to last a long time.
Overall Review: There are plenty of instructions out on the web to load DD-WRT. Getting Tomato involved a couple more steps, most important step is that you need to manually telnet into the router to retrieve the password. Again, documented on the web.
Using a pair for Ethernet bridging, does a great job extending my existing internal subnet.
Tomato has a feature for scanning the channels. This is great for figuring out a free channel.
Multicast is not turned on by default, so you will need to turn that on if you need it.