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This review is from: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: nice when it worked..
Cons: ..started having problems after power cord removed. like everyone else, i was thinking all was well with the build. unplugged, plugged back in, and had to fiddle around forever unplugging and hitting power switch 20 times. turned back on. ran great. shutdown windows. can't get it back on. fooled around with it for another 15 minutes. it ain't coming on. what a hassle to disassemble all these components that were JUST put together.
Other Thoughts: usb components have power. they light up. but no case or cpu fans turn on... won't even try.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: won't read cf cards on mac. it corrupted the pictures it tried to copy. good thing it's so slow ( estimated 11 hours for 8 gb's of pics ) otherwise the whole batch would of been wasted. rebooted, tried several different usb3.0 ports on a brand new iMac. plugged in old dynes usb 2.0 card reader and copied them in a few minutes.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: D-Link DGS-2208 Unmanaged 8-Port Desktop Green Ethernet Switch
Pros: works fine for everything but my wd tv live box. gigabit speeds i get sustained 60-80 mB/s throughput copying large multigig files from whs to w7 and reverse.
Cons: this took me 3 months to figure out, but it doesn't work with my wd tv live box any longer for 1080p movies. they stutter after a few minutes. what's weird is it worked for the first 6 months fine. i replaced EVERYTHING, the wd live box, ran new cat5e wire, tried different servers. it doesn't make sense, since i can get 60-80 mB/s sustained on gigabit, but i can't keep a steady 100 megabit stream between it and the wdlive box. i took the gigabit switch out of the loop and used a 2wire uverse 100 mbit router to connect the server & wdlive box and there are no hiccups/stuttering.
just weird and a pita.