Date Joined: 10/02/05
Pros: Easy management of shares, large space, multiple raid options
Cons: Services such as iTunes server don't work as advertised and transfer speeds started slow and became worse.
Overall Review: The transfer speed on this has gotten so slow that my wife and I are thinking about ditching it all together and getting 3TB USB3 drives. It takes almost an entire day to backup one of our pcs.
Pros: Smooth install and great performance gains. Had zero issues when installing this in to my cooler master HAF-22 and ASUS p6x58d premium mobo. Ran the Unigine Heaven benchmark with a 1647 score averaging 65fps with settings at 1920x1080. This was about 30fps more that I was getting with my replaced 285 GTX. Also rain Black Ops cranked and it looked wonderful. Great card for the price compared to other 580s.
Overall Review: Haven't overclocked it and probably won't, runs stable and cool as is.
Pros: Simultaneous dual band, gigabit LAN
Cons: Doesn't work like it is supposed to. This is my second review of this product. I've been on tech support with Linksys twice, with two of these routers and have the same problem each time that linksys can't figure out. My WAN throughput drops from 30Mbps down to about 3Mbps after a couple of hours. I've used different routers that didn't have this problem; latest firmware. I highly DO NOT reccomend this router.
Overall Review: So is the whole simultaneous dual band router out the door? I've looked at reviews for DLink and Netgear and the seem to be laden with bugs also. Why can't anybody make a decent dual band router?
Pros: WAN and LAN performance were top notch initially, and once again after I modified some settings after speaking with Linksys techs. Many nifty security and performance options avaialble as long as you aren't connecting many devices.
Cons: Noticed that throughout the day that the bandwidth on the WAN side degraded throughout the day to where I had to reset the router. Put in an older outer (wrt310) and no problem. Finally got fed up and contact linksys and troubleshot with a tech. Because I have up to 8 devices connected at any one time I had to change some of the default settings. I'll list those settings changes reccomended by linksys in the other thoughts sections
Overall Review: setup -
Advanced wireless settings -
frag threshold 2306
App Gaming QOS -
wmm support disable
Hope this helps!
Pros: Dual band wireless N 2.4 and 5 Ghz and 4x 10/100/1000 wired ports
Cons: I immediately started having issues with this router almost as soon as I hooked it up. As the day progressed I noticed my bandwidth on my WAN started degrading. Did the whole modem/router reset and it all came back. Later in the day same issue..trouble shot with ISP and figured out modem wasn't the issue. Every 3-5 hours I would have to hard boot the router to regain lost bandwidth. Did a firmware upgrade and still have/had same issue. I connected by older router back up and didn't have the issue/confirmed non modem issue, it's this router.
Overall Review: The listed capabilities are great, just not the actual performance.
Pros: Drives are working great, no errors in transfering data. Keeps running and running without having to do re-starts. Streaming from it to my PS3 works fine over wireless g speed.
Cons: The supplemental services such as being an iTunes repository don't work great, have to re-start the service to get it to work properly for both Mac and Win machines. Also the internet radio streaming hasn't worked at all since I've had it.
Overall Review: If you're only interested in this for backup/storage you're getting a solid NAS. If you are inticed by the extra bells and whistles it offers, don't be.
Pros: Gig lan, large capacity and custom share setup. For the majority of what you would get a NAS for, this does the trick.
Cons: The media sharing services on this timeout/shutdown after not being used for a short period of time. I'm constantly having to go in to the GUI to restart them, this is even after the latest update.
Overall Review: Still great for backing up your PCs or archiving media files.
Pros: Works great until you install the chipset drivers.
Cons: If you have a SATA optical drive stay away from this motherboard/chipset. Once you install the forceware bus drivers you start getting an IRQ conflict for nvgts.sys The internet is littered with frustrated users like myself because Nvidia won't release a decent pair of drivers. Makes me want to slap somebody around...where is nvidia's hq?
Overall Review: Stay away from the 750i and 780i chipsets from nvidia
Pros: Pretty solid case overall, I've had mine now for over 6 months. All the fans on this thing keep the air flowing, I often have to scrape cat hair off the front because the two fans really suck in air. I like the placement of the two front USB/1394/Audio hookups
Cons: Those front hookups were a stretch to reach the jumpers on my MOBO. Putting in the DVD/Card readers was a real pain. The area given to screw the devices in is very small, better have a magnetic screw driver. Make sure you set the fan dip switches to at least MED, otherwise they'll never turn on..set them to hi and they'll never turn off!
Overall Review: Once I got past the initial install and working out the fan speeds this case has been rock solid.