Joined on 10/30/05
Good choice for HTPC on SDTV
Pros: Good performance w/ tuner card, output to 32" SDTV. Very happy with the card's capabilities. As stated by previous reviewers, runs cool (around 50F highest) in a system with hotter components. Not a huge card, and is absolutely silent!
Cons: None that I can think of.
Seagate Warranty Owns Your Data
Pros: Fast drive, worked well while it lasted
Cons: Died in 3 years, which is reasonable, especially considering the 5-year warranty. Shortest life span of any hard drive that I've owned, and I've owned many.
Overall Review: Unfortunately, I cannot read the drive, and Seagate's warranty terms and conditions state that they are not responsible for the disposal of the drive and its contents. Since the drive contained confidential financial data, it cannot safely be RMA'd under these terms, so the warranty is pointless. To be fair, the warranty terms of other manufacturers are probably very similar.
NOT QUIET compared to Nexus
Pros: - Easy installation - Provides excellent cooling - Zalman reputation for reliability and quality - Mine included a Fanmate 2
Cons: - Clicks at very low speeds - Definitely not as quiet as 120mm Nexus fans
Overall Review: I compared this side-by-side with my Nexus fans, and it's significantly louder; loud enough to bother you when the Nexus units won't. If you like what you've read at silentpcreview.com, this unit is NOT for you.
Firmware Didn't Work
Pros: Looks decent enough to place on a desk, with actual brushed metal plate. Feature list is great for the price.
Cons: Web interface doesn't allow me to change ANY settings; not even the administrator password. I've tried other firmware versions from various sources, with the same result. I also tried other web browsers. If it wasn't so inexpensive, I would've returned it.
Overall Review: Where are you all getting your firmware for this router?
I had hoped for something better
Pros: Looks great, very comfortable, pleasant materials.
Cons: Ball is too light, producing less resistance than I would prefer. Ball mounts produce rough-feeling friction, and shavings, as noted by a previous reviewer. The result is a cheaper feel than Logitech's bottom-level trackball.
Overall Review: Maybe the top-of-the-line Kensington would feel like it was worth the money.