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  • Does what it says on the box

    posted by qupada on 04/14/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:

    It beats standing in the server room disc jockeying. It's cold and noisy in there, warm and quiet at my desk. Tested over approximately 25 metres of in-wall network wiring plus two 1 metre patch cables, call it 85 feet, give or take.
    Less than half the price of any equivalent product I found on eBay.
    Completely transparent to the PC, so should support the box's claim of universal operating system compatibility.

    Cons:

    Like everyone else has mentioned, you're not going to get more than usb1.1 speeds. Copying from a USB flash drive I got exactly 1 megabyte (that's a real, non-lying 1048576 byte megabyte) per second. The packaging says "Hi-speed USB certified", but in context that means something more like "won't stop high-speed devices from working by letting them think they actually can work at 480Mbps"

    OtherThoughts:

    Bottomline:

    If you're looking for lightning speeds, you're not going to get them. For installing software on a remote server (using rdp/ssh/vnc for the display) it's excellent.

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