Joined on 03/05/13
Fixed Archer C3500 missing DNS
Pros: Fixed DNS
Cons: none yet
Overall Review: Previous C3500 with Access did not recognize DNS like 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52. Both of these were pingable, but ibm.com was not. This router resolved the DNS issue. That may be due to a later version of firmware, with no updates available for the 2016-vintage C3500. Much diagnosis required.
DOA drive (one of four)
Pros: 3 non-DOA drives worked reliably for up to 648 power-on hours so far.
Cons: This is one of four (4) drives of seven ordered from 3 on-line vendors that were dead on arrival. It may be that cold conditions during transport (-45 c) gelled the bearing grease, but in all cases drives were warmed to room temperature before installing in QNAP NAS. Only one of the DOA drives appeared physically damaged on receipt. No packaging was harmed in transport. Cause of this high failure rate is unknown. Of the four DOAs two were refunded while two are currently being replaced by Toshiba. Newegg refunded this one within a reasonable time. In 4 decades of building and servicing computers, no failure rate has been this high for new hardware. This drive was chosen based on BackBlaze server reliability reports at Tom's Hardware, cost and availibility. The reader is invited to draw conclusions.
Overall Review: Not recommended due to high DOA failure rate.