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Adaptec 8405 (2277600-R) PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS 4 Internal Ports SAS/SATA RAID
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * Super easy upgrade from an Adaptec 6405 to this. Just plug the card in, attach the internal cable (once you have it), attach the cables to your drives in whatever order, the card determines what the correct order is automatically and asks you to confirm.
* Twice the cache of the 6405

Cons: * Doesn't include the cable that's needed. You local electronics store most likely doesn't have the cable for sale (mine didn't) so you'll probably want to grab it from Newegg while you're here.
* There seems to be some kind of bug with the card, or maybe it's my system, but when I do a soft reset or soft reboot, the card doesn't re-detect the drives. Never had that problem with the 6405.

Other Thoughts: The internal connector is SFF-8643 and my drives are SFF-8482, so the cable I opted for is "ADAPTEC 2280100-R 0.8M INT MINI 4SAS HD SFF-8643 TO 4XSAS SFF-8482 FAN-OUT CABLE". Adaptec has a cable chart on their site somewhere.

TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Much better now 11/04/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router

Pros: 1) 802.11ac is fast and has much better range than standard 5.0 Ghz. My Roku 4 is about 50 feet away in my living room, connected by 802.11ac, and it says the signal is excellent.
2) Seems to be fairly stable now. No more daily resets.

Cons: 1) Needs a better way of changing settings. Once you make changes on any given page, you have to apply those changes which takes about 20 seconds to complete. It would be nice if would behave more like a desktop application where you would just click Apply and that's it.

In the end this isn't really a big deal because how often are you going to be in there making changes?

Other Thoughts: This is a revised review. I was having to reboot my router daily and was getting ready to RMA it when I decided to try Support's steps to reset the router again. Now it's rock solid. If you're wondering what I did:

1) Re-flash the most recent BIOS (1.0.5 at the time)
2) Backup the router config to an external file
3) Hold the reset button for 10 seconds

At this point they asked me to reapply the config, but wanting to start as fresh as possible, I just changed the settings again manually.

I think resetting the unit after the flash was the trick because they said it will "finalize the firmware upgrade" though it does also reset the settings to defaults.

Anyway, it worked. It's been running for over 2 weeks without a problem now, plus I've upped the BIOS to 1.0.6 and had no issues with that at all.

TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Not as great as I'd like 10/05/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router

Pros: When it works, it works.

Cons: 1) Since the latest firmware update, it locks up about once per week. By comparison, the SBG6782 I had needed to be rebooted maybe twice per year.
2) The settings. Every time you change a setting it's like re-flashing the device. Takes about 30 seconds to save all the settings for a single page. Very poor design on this part.
3) Even though I've disabled WPS in all the settings, it occasionally shows up as an option when browsing the SSIDs near me. Is it off or isn't it?

Other Thoughts: Don't believe the hype. Think I'll try a Netlink Nighthawk next.


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Display Name: Joe V.

Date Joined: 03/19/05

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  • Last Review: 02/04/16
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