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Todd G.

Todd G.

Joined on 06/10/10

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent motherboard

ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming sTR4 AMD X399 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming sTR4 AMD X399 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Easy installation, solid operation

Cons: Occasionally, it doesn't reboot. It seems a bit temp sensitive; once it's warmed up, it sometimes doesn't reboot properly. I have to shut it completely off, let it sit for a second, then boot. But this is the exception, not the rule.

Overall Review: Been using this for 3 years now. Very reliable.

Most Critical Review

Irritated

ASUS AC3100 Wi-Fi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 4x4 MU-MIMO, 8 x LAN Ports, AiProtection Network Security and WTFast Game Accelerator, AiMesh Whole Home Wi-Fi System Compatible (RT-AC88U)
ASUS AC3100 Wi-Fi Dual-band Gigabit Wireless Router with 4x4 MU-MIMO, 8 x LAN Ports, AiProtection Network Security and WTFast Game Accelerator, AiMesh Whole Home Wi-Fi System Compatible (RT-AC88U)

Pros: My previous router was a Linksys WRT 1900AC whose 2.4GHz radio was intermittent at best. The new router was easy to setup, including VPN, port forwarding, and network drive sharing, all of which I rely on heavily for my small business, and the 2.4GHz radio worked great.

Cons: 1. After about 3 weeks, the 5GHz radio started dropping out, and now it keeps shutting off. It will last for a little less than a day, then it just stops broadcasting. And ASUS, do NOT insult me by putting that same list of steps you put up for everyone. This has, from what I can tell, been a long time problem, and this is a new router, so you clearly aren't interested in a permanent fix. So now I'm shopping around and I'll probably return this one. If it wasn't for this one problem, I'd have given it 5 eggs. I like devices that "just work", and this router doesn't. 2. In the "professional" settings for the wifi, it doesn't allow me to control which part of the 5GHz band the radio uses. This would be helpful as there are large areas in the band that aren't in use in my area and I'd like to make use of them. 3. The USB 3.0 port on the front is annoying. I have the router sitting sideways on the shelf because all the cables need to go down the back. It's not like there isn't room on the back for a port. It's a design flaw, and on they should correct in the next model.

Overall Review: As it stands, and based on the cookie cutter response(s) the manufacturer provides to people having problems, I would not recommend this router.

Super small, reliable

wholesale 2* Sandisk Ultra Dual M3.0 128GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Disk Drive SDDD3
wholesale 2* Sandisk Ultra Dual M3.0 128GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Disk Drive SDDD3

Overall Review: I have this drive on my keychain. When I need a quick way to transfer files, it really comes in handy. Plenty of capacity.

Works well

Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0023 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0023 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Overall Review: I bought this drive to pop into a USB 3.0 to SATA hard drive dock (Orico) as a back up drive. I plug it in, back up my files, pop it back out, and throw it in the safe. So no continuous use, nearly all writes and no reads, but it's been reliable in that capacity thus far.

Does exactly what it's intended to do.

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Works. Thermal induction maximized.

Cons: None