Date Joined: 11/26/06
Cons: Not suitable for RAID. Attempted to use for both RAID 6 and RAID 1, in both cases drives repeatedly fell out of assembled arrays. These are SMR drives, and if you do some research you'll see mixed reviews about using them in RAID arrays. My experience is that they are unsuitable for this purpose. Knocking 2 eggs off for this issue.
Overall Review: Vendor shipped drives on time and in new condition. No issue with vendor.
Pros: Pulled it out of the box, installed it into a PCI-e 1X slot, booted the Win 10 system, and had 4 new NICs.
Overall Review: I have not load tested all 4 NICs at once. They are all working correctly, but I'm unsure if the PCI-e 1X interface for 4 Gig NICs will cause an issue if they are all trying to support Gigabit speeds at once. My use case does not require full throughput on all 4 NICs at once, so I'm happy with this purchase.
Pros: Included mouse, keyboard, and power cable. Pre-installed Win 10 x64 Pro. Nice little unit. Worked perfectly right out of the box.
Pros: Lots of nice features and decent response from Netgear support. Works with Windows.
Cons: The java applet that provides the SSLVPN connectivity will always disconnect Linux clients in less than 3 min. Contacted Netgear and they are unwilling to fix problem.
Overall Review: Purchased unit thinking it had Linux support after reading product press release (which has been redacted) on vendor's website which stated "The NETGEAR ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308) is compatible with Windows®, UNIX®, Macintosh®, and Linux® OS and comes with full 24/7 technical support."
Pros: Newegg got it here fast.
Cons: The drives both had SMART errors right out of the box.
Pros: It didn't always work perfectly for me, and looking at the other posts on this product, I'm not alone. Also, I did Read The Full Manual. Some of these posts look like a trolls to me.
Overall Review: I've configured lots of IT HW, and this one is a waste of time.
Pros: This device includes many features that allow for advanced configuration and functionality.
Cons: Some of the advanced features don't work (i.e. SNMP, etc).
Overall Review: Had this unit for 1 month and then it just quit working. Reset device and it came back up with default settings. Any attempt to modify IP address resulted in inability to login to the web interface. I would not purchase this unit again, and would suggest that anyone considering it look elsewhere for a more reliable unit.
Pros: Featureset looks good.
Cons: Lost sound after indeterminate amount of time in MCE2005 and Vista Ultimate. In both cases had latest drivers from vendor and latest patches for operating system. Sound never worked in WinTV application.
Cons: Drive failed just short of 1 year. What junk. Have had 3 of 4 seagate/maxtor drives fail within last 3 weeks, all just short of 1 year old. Waited 2+ weeks to get 2 refurbished drives back from seagate/maxtor just to have 3rd drive die after OS install.
Overall Review: Will NEVER buy a seagate or maxtor drive again. Most of my other drives are Western Digital and I don't have failures with those drives like I have with seagate and maxtor drives.
Pros: Price is low, Enclosure is designed well. Looks nice, and it is quiet.
Overall Review: Pay attention to how the wires are connected to the circuit board when working with this enclosure.
Pros: Low cost, lost of features
Cons: Router locks up randomly, email notification settings do not work.
Overall Review: I own a FVM318 that has worked flawlessly for 3+ years. Based upon that precedent, I thought another netgear product was a sound purchase. Not with this model.
Cons: This motherboard is the worst example of ASUS products, ever.
I own 2 other ASUS motherboards, and they have been rock solid for the last 2+ years. This board has been nothing but problems. Doesn't work for Linux (Fedora Core 6) as its power managment is very poorly implemented. Even with M$ OS loaded, won't boot consistently.
Overall Review: Hope this revew will deter anyone from buying these boards. What a waste of time, money, and ASUS's reputation.
Pros: Excellent construction and design.Provides all of the features that I need.
Cons: PCIE/PCI slots are a tight fit.