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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6TB USB 3.0 Hard Drives - Desktop External STEL6000100 Black
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5 out of 5 eggs Big Capacity, USB3.0 speed 10/17/2016

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6TB USB 3.0 Hard Drives - Desktop External STEL6000100 Black

Pros: Two extra USB ports out in the open
USB3.0
6Tb (5.45Tb formatted)

Cons: Skip the Dashboard program that assists you in determining your backups. It's harder to use then Windows Backup and Restore.

Other Thoughts: What's in the box:
One USB3.0 cable
One STEL6000100 Seagate 6Tb Backup Plus Hub

I first tested the device using a free USB2.0 Port Using HD Tune Pro 5.60:
File Length: 500Mb
Data Pattern: Random

USB2.0 -
Sequential Read: 30,186Kb/s
Sequential Write: 29,054Kb/s
4kB Random Single Read: 138 IOPS
4KB Random Single Write: 1091 IOPS
4kB Random Multi Read: 383 IOPS
4KB Random Multi Write: 1436 IOPS
File Transfer Test, 1.1Gb folder of avi movies, transfer time: 43.81 seconds

USB3.0 -
Sequential Read: 187,458Kb/s
Sequential Write: 171,003Kb/s
4kB Random Single Read: 167 IOPS
4KB Random Single Write: 1846 IOPS
4kB Random Multi Read: 149 IOPS
4KB Random Multi Write: 1820 IOPS
File Transfer Test, 1.1Gb folder of avi movies, transfer time: 15.32 seconds

I also tested a thumb drive to the USB ports on the Seagate Backup Plus Hub, they performed just like a SUB2.0 thumb drive should. Not particularly fast, but the USB ports are handy.

The Seagate Backup Plus Hub has TONS of room for whatever you might need to backup. The USB3.0 connection work flawlessly, the USB2.0 works just as well, but isn't NEARLY as fast. I would always suggest using the USB3.0 connection.

I would recommend the Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6Tb to anyone in the market for a backup drive. The speed and convenience of the USB3.0 is ideal.

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Silicon Power 64GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP064GBSTXBU1V20NE)
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert

Pros: Affordable
Adapter provided, if necessary

Cons: None, but ownership has only been a few days. Seems that several owners have had problems with longevity.

Other Thoughts: Formatted size was 58.2GB

I tested this card using HD Tune Pro 5.60 and a Rosewill RCR-AK-IM5002 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port / Extra silver face plate / SATA Power

Silicon Power 64GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP064GBSTXBU1V20NE)
Read Test Results
Min. Read: 18.7MB/s
Max Read: 19.3MB/s
Avg. Read: 19.1MB/s
Access Time: 0.958ms
Burst Rate: 17.6MB/s
CPU Usage: 26.2%

File Transfer Test: 15 files, 797Mb total file size in 1 minute 12 seconds

CrystalDiskMark5.1.2 x64
READ in MB/s
Seq Q32T1: 20.35
4K Q32T1: 2.914
Seq: 19.50
4K: 2.210

WRITE in MB/s
Seq Q32T1: 9.384
4K Q32T1: 1.034
Seq: 9.226
4K: 0.837

Most will be using this card in a cell phone, tablet or camera. The speeds are fast enough to transfer photos, video and music without any noticeable lag.

For the price and tested performance, this microsd card should be more than sufficient for most users.

I received this item for review as part of the Eggxpert Review Program. While I did receive a item for testing, this review is provided as an impartial and unbiased review.

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TP-Link Archer C5400 AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
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5 out of 5 eggs Easiest setup and strongest signal I've ever seen!! 08/04/2016

This review is from: TP-Link Archer C5400 AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Pros: The setup was INCREDIBLY easy. following the Quick Installation Guide, I was up and running in about 5 minutes - start to finish. It was the easiest wireless router I've ever installed and configured. I now have a strong signal throughout my house, where before I use to have deadspots with a different wireless AC router.

Cons: Expensive.

Other Thoughts: By following the Quick Installation Guide I was up and running in under 5 minutes. The router was INCREDIBLY easy to setup and configure using it's web based interface.

What came in the box:
TP-Link Archer C5400 AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Quick Installation Guide
Power Cable
Ethernet Cable
Technical Support pamphlet
GNU General Public License Notice

I replaced my existing wireless AC router by following the Quick Installation Guide. Six simple steps replaced my old router, and then it was on to the web based interface to configure the router. The web based interface was very easy to use and navigate. Once logged in to the router, the software did most of the configuration. I updated the SSIDs and passwords for all three bands, and it was ready to go! Very very simple, anyone's grandmother could do it if they can follow instructions.

Previously, I had a few deadspots in my house that didn't get very strong 5Ghz or 2.4 Ghz signal. This router solved those problems!!! The signal strength on each band was much stronger and operated very well in each deadspot I USE to have. I tested the router bandwidth speed in three primary locations that I'd use the router. I ran the test three times and averaged the results.

Master Bedroom
2.4Ghz - Ping 23ms / Download 45.77Mbps / Upload 6.43Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 50.66Mbps / Upload 6.82Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 21ms / Download 56.84Mbps / Upload 6.48Mbps

Outside Deck
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 48.98Mbps / Upload 6.78Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 22ms / Download 56.88Mbps / Upload 6.54Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 56.84Mbps / Upload 6.81Mbps

Basement
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 20.71Mbps / Upload 6.43Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 57.01Mbps / Upload 6.31Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 57.11Mbps / Upload 6.82Mbps

Zero Distance to Router
2.4Ghz - Ping 21ms / Download 56.70Mbps / Upload 7.13Mbps
5Ghz SSID 1 - Ping 21ms / Download 56.89Mbps / Upload 6.81Mbps
5Ghz SSID 2 - Ping 22ms / Download 57.57Mbps / Upload 6.71Mbps

As you can see, the deviation from the locations is very small, except for the 2.4Ghz band, which varied the most by location (performing the worst in the basement under the router through a floor).

Overall, this router is excellent. The best I've seen, but you will pay for the performance! This router is much more expensive than the average AC wireless router - but in this case you certainly get what you pay for!! If you're looking for an exceptional router regardless of price, look no further.

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