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WD Black 4TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD4001FAEX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Large drive, fast, reasonable cool

Cons: 4 of 6 drives failed within 3 months, one other within 6 months

Other Thoughts: Purchased these drives for the warranty, and paid accordingly. First drive worked well in NAS. Ordered a second one...wouldn't boot. It was a gift, so past the 30 day window. RMA to WD. Replacement drive DOA. RMA again. Replacement of the replacement failed SMART. RMA for the 4th drive, finally working (for 4 months so far). The initial drive, which prompted the subsequent purchase, started throwing SMART errors at 5 months. RMA to WD. This replacement just died after 3 months. So, of 5 drives I have had in my hands, only one works now. WD initally gave the RMA drives a 6 month warranty, instead of 5 years. I complained and they gave me back the 5 years. Frankly, if I have to RMA every few months, at my shipping cost, it isn't worth it anyway. I am going to RMA the current dead drive, but I won't be putting one of these back in any NAS that I need to use daily.

HP J9077A Unmanaged ProCurve Switch 1400-8G
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty good 12/19/2009

This review is from: HP J9077A Unmanaged ProCurve Switch 1400-8G

Pros: Runs cool. Easy to set up. Auto senses all ports, no crossover required. Reportedly great quality.

Cons: Not as fast as others said. Front side ports. Difficult to mount somewhere.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this switch to expand my network. I used it in place of a Linksys SD2008 v3.0, which worked well for me, but ran hot. I am running NAS backups over the network. Last major backup (400GB) with the HP J9077A showed speeds 7% SLOWER than the Linksys, though other reviewers bragged how fast this switch was. Configuration was identical, two boxes talking through the switch. Not sure what to make of this.


Kevin K.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin K.

Date Joined: 12/05/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/19/09
  • Last Review: 06/04/14
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