Date Joined: 09/05/05
Overall Review: This 8 port 1000/100/10 Mbps switch is the perfect solution for a non-wireless environment.
I have my router connected to it as the uplink, and the 7 different devices (ooma phone, printer, and multiple computers) all connected and running fine. This is a replacement part for an older switch that had seen its better days.
Pros: - simple to order
- simple installation on a Lenovo p52
Cons: - None. Memory works as advertised
Overall Review: - I would recommend this product
- not a perfect rating due to delivery issues. January 15th was the anticipated delivery date (order Jan 11). Actual delivery was Jan 21.
Pros: Upgraded, skipping multiple CPU generations, from a dual P3 system. Performance is eye opening - no longer have to worry about the lack of syncing video/audio. NHL GameCenter Live games now play w/o any hiccups.
Overall Review: Going from a Linux BogoMIPS count of 2K to a BogoMIPS count of 55K is enough to keep from swearing at the computer for quite a while :-)
Pros: First modular PSU I've ever seen/used. Quite easy to install and the sheaths keep the cabling to a minimum. Visible blue glow (through the side panel) adds to the mystique.
Overall Review: Plan the installation of peripherals before attaching modular cables. I made the mistake such that I needed to install both SATA power cables as the DVD and HDD were too far apart to be handled by one SATA power cable.
Pros: Case is all that it is advertised to be - and more. It's now been up and running for 5 days, and I have yet to hear any sounds from it. I had fear that the 220mm side fan might be noisy, but definitely *not* the reality. Screwless really means no screws. Last screwless case I had used rails that the peripherals had to be attached to via screws - not here. Impressive and very light weight.
Cons: Case feels thin when handling, and a fear of bending (or breaking) a piece led to gingerly handling on my part. The only major complaint is that the tiered 5 1/4 External expansion bays are covered with very flimsy feeling plastic pieces. Knocked one of them loose, and it took 15min to hook it back into place so it would stay.
Overall Review: Blue glow out of the front is wicked at night :-) Like the case immensely, replaced an Antec from many years ago.
Pros: Wasn't sure I wanted a SATA based DVD (had an EIDE from previous system that I could reuse), but friend said it would perform much better. So far he's been correct.
Overall Review: When installing in a case, think the location through. I put it in the top 5 1/4 and the SATA cable from the PSU didn't reach down to the HDD. Needed to use both sets of SATA cables.