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Benjamin S.

Benjamin S.

Joined on 03/21/07

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Most Favorable Review

Amazing so far

PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-960-RB
PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5” SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD7CS1311-960-RB

Pros: Fast, price for performance is great for the time I purchased.

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: I have only had this drive installed and been using it for 3 days, but the benchmarks on it are great. Playing games has been a great experience. Load times are fast. Only time will tell if there if this drive has the longevity that my previous SSD had. Otherwise for a drive with no reviews, I took a chance and so far, great!

Most Critical Review

Very lacking

NETGEAR R6100-100PAS AC1200 Dual Band R6100 Wi-Fi Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
NETGEAR R6100-100PAS AC1200 Dual Band R6100 Wi-Fi Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Mostly easy to configure the router for basic home use. Has not died yet (we might consider this a con...)

Cons: We purchased this router to replace an earlier Netgear Wireless N router that was awesome. The old one died from one of the main chips frying, melted in a nasty way after 3 years. This router wireless has major problems dropping clients, clients can connect once then not connect again. WAN settings keep getting reset if the WAN connection does down. We have a static IP and every time the WAN goes down, the settings lose the WAN setup and revert to DHCP. Being a business this is killer for our public hosted services. Having to reset the WAN setup gets old fast. To take advantage of the Wireless Guest features, the router has to be the DHCP server. Using a DHCP server from inside the network nullifies the routers Guest network security features. While the guest can get an IP, it cannot communicate with the DNS server to resolve addresses. This means no internet service for guests. VPN probems. The old Netgear VPN pass through was great. We opened the ports and connections simply worked. With this router, VPN clients are hit and miss. Most clients get errors connecting, Those that do connect, most of them can only stay connected for a few seconds before the router resets their connections. Very few clients can connect and remain connected long enough to get some work done. No changes have been made to the VPN server or clients. Simply replaced the router with the same ports opened on the new as the old and MTU settings. We have had to revert to RDP for these remote workers. Not anywhere as secure as the VPN tunnel this claims to allow.

Overall Review: Unless you are going to buy this, plug it in with zero configuration changes, stay away. It lacks in every category compared to nearly all comparable routers. Older Netgear routers have been good to us. This new one has changed our brand. We are replacing with a different brand router that we have already tested and proven to work as a modern router should.

Okay multi-WAN router, poor wireless

TP-LINK SafeStream TL-ER604W Small Business Wireless Gigabit VPN Router, application control, Multi-SSID and guest network
TP-LINK SafeStream TL-ER604W Small Business Wireless Gigabit VPN Router, application control, Multi-SSID and guest network

Pros: multi-WAN

Cons: wireless, freezes often, drops connections

Overall Review: This is simply an okay router as long as you can deal with the possible issues it can present. I have owned this past the warranty period and to simply state it, this thing freezes to the point that you have to un-plug it to reset it. Other times, only the wireless will stop responding. Some times, it just won't let some devices connect wirelessly or will drop some devices randomly while keeping others on and active. When it was new, it was mostly great, but as time has gone on, the little issues have continued to grow. We are now unplugging the router once a week at home and a few times a week at work. So, unless you can living with random freezes, this is not a great solution for a wireless router.

USB 3.0? reconnection nightmare.

HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03778 (HTOSPA10001BCB) Red
HGST 1TB Touro S High-Performance Ultra-Portable Drive USB 3.0 Model 0S03778 (HTOSPA10001BCB) Red

Pros: Nice size drive for back-up or file storage on the go as long as you use USB 2.0

Cons: USB 3.0 troubles. This device continually drops connection and reconnects when plugged in to any USB 3.0 port. I have tried to use it on 3 different computers. All computers have the same result, the device drops its connection and reconnects every few seconds. This makes the USB 3.0 connection useless.

Overall Review: USB 2.0 works rock solid, but the transfer rates are slow. I got this for the high speed USB 3.0, but cannot use that connection. So, if you are looking for a solid USB 3.0 drive this is not the drive for you. If you want a portable drive then it works with USB 2.0 just fine.

10/17/2015

Great way to learn to fly RC Models

Great Planes Real Flight 6 RC Flight Simulator Md2 w/Airplane Mega Pack
Great Planes Real Flight 6 RC Flight Simulator Md2 w/Airplane Mega Pack

Pros: Good graphics and physics without taxing my rig. The Interlink controller is nice to have included so I am not needing to use my transmitter. This is a good thing because my 2 year old loves to play with the Interlink controller. The adjustable physics can be set for with a basic turn knob or advanced mode with sliders to customize how realistic you want the aircraft to fly and react. I truly love the fact that I can spend as much as I would on a single plane kit including radio, but have so many to fly, and never have to rebuild. This becomes priceless as I am teaching my son how to fly.

Cons: While not a huge con, I had the pleasure of using another RC Simulator software and Real Flight on plane views are lacking compared to what I have experienced in other software. Again not a huge issue because the point of the software is to practice RC flight skills, it is fun to hop on board and fly around. More on board views would be nice.

Overall Review: While this is one of the most expensive RC Flight simulators, it is well worth it. I mentioned earlier that I had used other RC Flight simulators before and where Real Flight really delivers is in flight physics and the number of vehicles to choose from as well as the added benefit of add-on packs. The other software I have used was limited in aircraft and flying fields.

Okay

Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G
Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G

Pros: The memory was on the compatibility list of the motherboard I purchased. It also functions in its base form, as memory without any tweaking to it.

Cons: Not good for over-clocking. It doesn't impress me like previous memory I have purchased.

Overall Review: I only purchased this specific memory because it was the only one on the list of the motherboard vendor list of 4GB size. The motherboard maxed out at 16GB and this was the only chip that was on the list to provide that much memory. I am not happy with the lack of system tweaking I can do with this memory and I have had to do 3 memory tests on it already. The tests say the memory is fine, but my system seems to regularly crash with memory errors. That is when the system is in it's standard configuration. It crashes near instantly when I try and tweak it in anyway. So, if you just want to throw in some memory and let the computer do its thing, it isn't too bad of memory. Don't think you can tweak your system if you use this memory.

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Fast service

After placing my order with Newegg, the product was charged and shipped soon after. While a tracking number was provided it was untrackable through the USPS. It was more of a shipping verification number than a tracking number, but that is more than likely Newegg's labeling of the field. I received the product days later and have been enjoying it since. I would gladly do business with PowerHobby again.

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