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Seagate Desktop HDD ST500DM002 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Installed March 2012, was fast and stable for about 2-3 years.

Cons: System has started acting up in the last year giving read errors when programs try to launch, and I finally cloned the hard drive to a Western Digital Black 7200rpm 1gb. Performance drastically improved and errors have disappeared.

Other Thoughts: WD1003FZEX 1TB going in, we'll see if it fairs any better. My history with WD is they get old and slow down, however they've never given me read errors. Seagates always got very noise but this is my first to give me read errors/bad sectors.

Acronis True Image 2014 - 1 PC
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Decent backup software 05/04/2014

This review is from: Acronis True Image 2014 - 1 PC

Pros: It can backup files and restore them well enough. Windows backup can do that however.

Cons: As an image creation/recovery program, it falls horribly short for me. The key to any successful imaging software is that you should be able to create and image, then restore to that image. Acronis has failed me multiple times over the years in this regard. I no longer use this product line for that reason. Acronis will let you create an image, saying everything is going well and it is completed, however the rating for that image will never be more than 3 stars, and has always failed when attempting to do a restore. Most recently a friend wanted me to use the free WD version, and to his surprise it failed in restoring the backup. I no longer use Acronis for any of my imaging needs and have moved to Miray software since their backups have worked 100% of the time. At the end of the day, a product has to work, despite any features, bells, and whistles it has.

ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Hardware is strong and has been reliable so far. Replaced a Linksys WRT54GL that was dropping 30% of its packets causing intermitttent connection issues. The WRT54GL was 3 years old though so I guess I can't complain.

Running tomato firmware on it and it's been a reliable champ with no issues at all except for a very small issue with the antennas

I'm not into the latest and greatest and 99 times out of 100 prefer reliable technology over leading edge, so I don't mind that this router is not the leading edge.

Cons: When changing the antenna positioning, you can start to unscrew the antennas rather easily. They are tight when you screw them on, however if you turn the antennas towards your left, they start to unscrew with little pressure. This just means you have to use two hands to steady the antenna while you adjust it. If you don't change antenna position often, it won't be a problem and is a minor inconvenience.


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Display Name: Mr. P.

Date Joined: 11/03/04

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 05/21/10
  • Last Review: 08/01/15
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