Date Joined: 12/12/01
Pros: Good build
Working over a year so far so good
nice LED customization
Cons: Beware some versions of the LED software caused some games to crash or flagged by antivirus software.
If you google the software name you will find some info on it. It was a little weird!
Overall Review: Would recommend. Other than the software snafu, all was good.
Pros: multi-device works well
long battery life
good build quality (not cheap glossy plastic)
Cons: Not as great as the MX Master mice but feels like just as good quality and way longer battery life.
Overall Review: Would recommend this for folks that have multiple devices (RF USB and Bluetooth) and switch. Have this on a Windows 10 laptop with the RF USB dongle and iPad with Bluetooth. Works well.
Pros: Lots of bells and whistles for even the most curious tech savvy folks.
No recurring licensing subscriptions.
Relatively straightforward to setup.
Lots of metrics/monitoring info.
Cons: Requires a controller appliance/software installation to work.
Meant for DIY, no one really to hold your hand, unless you count the community forums.
Overall Review: Would recommend this for folks trying to build out an entire network and want to be able to see everything going on. lots of features you only see in bigger networks. Like some folks said, it only supports POE, not passive POE and some Ubiquiti/Unifi equipment does run on passive POE. If you design your network right it will be fine but it is unfortunate that Ubiquiti doesn't make it clear for everyone. Though if you need to run passive POE and 802.3af POE like I do, Ubiqiuiti does sell passive POE to 802.3af POE converters.
Pros: Excellent build quality. Solid construction. Good cable management features.
Large number of drives given the size of the case. drive trays very easy to use.
Alot of space for power supplies with modular cables.
silent fans included.
Cons: No 2.5" external bay for media readers.
Overall Review: My first Fractal Design case - quite a step up from my 6 year old Lian Li case which was 2-3x more money!
Pros: like the idea of having 2 drives that are easily accessible.
multiple high speed interfaces for a low price.
Cons: no way to turn off or dim lights. gets annoying when computing in the dark.
had issues when 2 drives were attached and ejecting 1 drive caused the other drive to eject improperly.
clunky, very bulky.
Pros: Good board layout design. headers to connect items to case are clearly labeled and easy to understand. HDMI audio works very well (compared to a Radeon 4850 GPU HDMI audio which was very buggy).
Back to BIOS button very handy since the thing boots up so fast. It's a physical switch on the back that once toggled makes the motherboard go straight into BIOS without user intervention.
Cons: pricey, no firewire800 or thunderbolt for this price - really?
4xSATA 6gbps slots + 3 SATA 3gbps slots. Would want all SATA 6gbps.
Overall Review: I'm running an Intel Core i3-3225, 8GB regular RAM, Intel 330 SSD and this thing boots so quickly with the quickboot options that the BIOS screens do no appear, the WIndows 7 swirl doesn't even complete and i'm in my desktop.
Pros: Inexpensive. Good UI.
Cons: Slow speeds. Uses a 5400rpm drive. My previous LS-VTL and LS-VL Buffalo Pro drives are way faster.
Could not get it working reliably for Apple Time machine.
Seems to freeze up during large (100GB) file transfers.
Overall Review: I've owned almost a dozen Buffalo NAS Pro units since the LS-320GL series and this new series was quite disappointing. I'm going to start using BYO-drive NAS from now on....
Pros: work fine. low profile DIMMs look weird.
Pros: low power consumption. great for normal computing, storage server, or HTPC. I find the Intel 4000 graphics work better than my old Radeon GPU for video playback.
Cons: none really
Pros: Great sound. easy to use once setup.
Cons: initial setup wizard using a USB cable did not work. had to use alternative setup method which seems to make more sense (connect to temporary unecrypted network broadcast by Bose).
Expensive for what it is but at the same time in line with other airplay speaker pricing....
Pros: Works well on 2.4ghz or 5ghz bands. inexpensive.
Pros: Inexpensive, works, matches TP-link products
Pros: it works and is fairly quiet.
Cons: - fan is on the bottom. with all the new cases with bottom power supply mounts, this means the fan is facing/flush to the bottom of the case.
- a little pricey
- modular cables still get bunched up in my Lian Li 1100 case. I still can't fit the PSU into the case.
Overall Review: replaced my 6yr old PC Power Cooling that stopped working reliably.
Pros: Good price, smaller than the last Back-UPS Pro it replaced. LCD panel takes the mystery out of load/capacity/runtime readings.
Cons: - LCD hard to read at certain angles.
- no Mac compatible Powerchute software
Overall Review: need additional powerstrip or liberators to use any power bricks.
Pros: Great SSD for the price. Includes all necessary cables and 3.5" adapter. I really like Intel's software support and brand.
Cons: Not really at this price point.
Pros: You literally plug it in and it works. There's no configuration needed. It detected my network printer automatically and my iOS devices were able to print to it right away. This is how technology should work!
Cons: It took longer to unwrap the package than to have it up and running.
A little pricey. Build quality was a bit lower that I would expect from a $149 product.
Pros: Replaced Airport Extreme dual band because it lacked QoS. I had 16 devices in my WLAN and figured I needed QoS to prioritize my VoIP and Xbox360 traffic. The user interface is fast and great that it doesn't reboot after you save changes on every screen. It has anything you could ask for in a router.
Cons: Set up through the CD was a pain. I wanted to configure it offline and replicate all the settings on my Airport and then swap it with very little downtime in the network and other devices. I ended up setting it up manually.
Guest network is interesting, it's unencrypted and has a captive portal where guests are forced to a webpage to enter a password to gain internet access but not LAN access. It doesn't have a timeout period so I'm not sure how long it works for.
The WPA/WPA2 mixed mode setting would not work with some older WLAN cards so I ended up just using WPA for the 2.4Ghz network.
Would be nice to WLAN client isolation, maybe a single POE port...
Pros: It's one of the better mounts on the market. Does the job. can clamp to a shelf or cabinet.
Cons: Expensive for what it is. Not completely confident about the strength of the mount. The iPad has dropped once or twice.
Pros: Replaced broken enclosure I had. Easy to install. USB 3.0 at a good price.
Pros: A nice upgrade from my previous G unit. Now my Xbox can operate on the 802.11n 5GHz band in my house. Setup was a breeze. Cost came down a bit so I'm happy.
Pros: FAST, inexpensive, good build quality. I'm using it with macs and PCs on a gigabit network. Stays cool and quiet. The On/Off switch is a nice implementation. When you toggle it OFF, it runs through a proper shutdown routine of the NAS, not just cutting off the power. Fast Web UI.
Cons: if not running DHCP, it's a bit hard to get setup using a static IP. LED is a bit bright, can't lower the brightness/shut them off. The AUTO power feature isn't recommended. The NAS seemed unreliable when this was set.
Pros: Inexpensive, compact, and good build quality. Cable management system. Used it for some Linux Asus EEEPC that I had to reload using the recovery disc. Worked fine.
Pros: I purchased one of these a year ago and was pretty pleased. I just bought 4 more from Newegg and they all run fine. Great features for the money. Relatively quiet and safe.
Cons: The base of the fan isn't so sturdy. Cheap screws
Pros: Using a high-end IP ACTi IP camera with this POE injector. Works great. Doesn't run hot at all. Good build quality, not expensive.
Pros: bought this SSD because my once "invincible" iMac (mid-2009) Core i7 was showing its age. In a word, this fairly expensive upgrade was the best money spent in awhile. Startup is insanely fast (under 20 seconds), launching apps, web browsing, network file transfers (from 10% interface utilization to 50%), StarCraft II gameplay, are all off the charts....
Cons: expensive, given the amount of storage.
Overall Review: installing the SSD into an iMac was a mission and I had to do it twice because I had to replace the thermal sensor the 2nd time but that's another story.
I took the old hard drive out, then booted off my system CD and restored the computer from Time Machine and things are working great.
I ran xBench before and after.
Uncached Write 27.03 2.86 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 326.96 104.67 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 110.85 0.79 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 192.66 35.75 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Write 700.15 74.12 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 589.87 188.84 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 1869.75 13.25 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 880.35 163.35 MB/sec [256K blocks]