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Seagate 2TB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Used for Inexpensive PS4 HDD Upgrade 12/06/2016

This review is from: Seagate 2TB BarraCuda 5400 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Laptop Internal Hard Drive ST2000LM015

Pros: - Compared to stock PS4 HDD, performance was not lower based on load times, etc. Can't say if it was definitively better as I have not done any benchmark tests before switching out stock HDD and after.
- Easy install and config. Problem was with something in the "Apps" directory of my PS4 back-up that would cause it to fail so that is something with the App data, not the HDD.
- I was able to get this on sale and with an additional promo code to knock it down to $80.
- Still functional and I use my PS4 everyday for a variety of purposes besides gaming.

Cons: - If you want to go with full SSD, that would be your best bet for something higher than 2TB and being able to fit in the PS4 without breaching 9.5mm in thickness. Don't expect much in performance change with that as I've read nothing substantial in bench-mark differences for the PS4 compared to a mechanical HDD or hybrid SSD / mechanical HDD.
- Mechanical HDDs in the 2.5 in form factor are tough to get high in storage space but still keep the thickness low and RPMs high. Make sure you know this going in like I did. There may be some you can get higher than 2TB if you're looking to get more out of the PS4's 4TB max
- This is not a "Con" for the HDD but for Sony if you plan on replacing your HDD. Their instructions are lacking with details on getting the proper firmware version when updating the HDD. There is a roughly 900MB firmware file and one between 200-300MB (same FM Ver # file). When you click the one of the two links provided by Sony, make sure you check the file size before starting the download. See the below URL but go to the bottom of the webpage under "Perform a new install of the system software", the DOWNLOAD NOW hyperlink in the steps is the file you are looking for (800+MB)

https://www.playstation.com/en-nz/get-help/ps4-system-software/

Other Thoughts: - Yes, for an inexpensive option depending on what else is available in comparison.

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Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Next Gen MU-MIMO Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Gigabit Router with Seamless Roaming (EA7500)
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I read the reviews on this router and I honestly have to disagree with those about the manual setup and wireless connectivity issues. The build is nice, antennas don't feel cheap, not lots of lights just linksys logo and link lights on ports but that can also be configured. My firmware version I kept stock, 1.2.x.xxxx.

My setup was like this:
1. Plugged my cable modem to the router and powered on.
2. Connected my laptop to the router and logged into it via default IP address and PW. You DO NOT have to sign in or sign up with a linksys account to do this. Just read the webpage 100%.
3. At the screen where the EULA agreement checkbox is, there is also one for manual setup instead of the quick setup. Yeah, it's that easy.
4. The GUI is very clean and easy to navigate with each section broken down.
5. Changing default gateway (router) address is simple as well as setting up guest access, wireless access times, changing SSID (also hiding it) and PW, security encryption, setting up MAC address filtering, DMZ config, etc.
6. Connectivity has been solid, connected desktop and laptops (wired/wireless), android smartphone, 4th gen iPad, PS4, etc. without issue.

My speeds have all been as expected with my ISP providing 150mbps downstream / 10+mbps upstream

Cons: None as of yet.

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Panasonic NN-SD372S Stainless 950W 0.8 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Countertop Microwave with Inverter Technology
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Manageable Size / Weight, Great Features, Quiet Operation, Easy Controls, Price.

This one is 50 watts less than my last mic and about 1 inch smaller in diameter in regard to the glass tray. Weight was noticably less and everything heats fine and fits without an issue.

I paid around the same listed price except there was no refund code , so get it for $100 because it's worth it.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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Display Name: Rob F.

Date Joined: 07/28/05

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 07/06/10
  • Last Review: 12/06/16
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