home : hot deals & information involving: computer networking Wednesday, July 23, 2014
- Deals on some Computer Components and Accessories
Amazon.com has put up a one-day sale on a lot of computer parts & accessories, including Corsair power supplies (our favorite brand of power supply), EVGA video cards (our favorite brand of video cards), Sandisk solid state drives, Intel CPUs, and Asus motherboards.
Also, they are offering a Kingston HyperX 1TB USB3.0 Flash Drive for $830 (about $200 off).
It is incredibly expensive for most people, but could be useful for anyone who wants a small, fast, and personal backup storage device that they can keep in their pocket (as opposed to a portable hard drive which is bigger).
Back again is another deal on a Zyxel 24-Port Rackmountable Gigabit Switch for $70 with coupon code EMCPDWC53 .
If you have a fully networked home or office, this switch provides full gigabit connectivity for all your computers and devices.
24-port switches like this usually sell for at least $100, and the quality of the Zyxel is very good.
Runs cool and has no fans, so it runs silent.
For anyone interested in computer/Internet networking, beware that cheap gigabit switches usually cannot actually do full gigabit performance.
The Zyxel can.
Ours achieved file transfer sppeds around 114 MBytes/sec between two computers.
- Travel Router for $15
TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless Router, travel size, for $20, and code EMCPFHA77 applies $5 off.
The reviews say it is a great little wifi router for traveling in places that have wired Internet only (no existing wifi), and as a little wifi repeater.
Could be a perfect choice for someone who needs portable, cheap, short range wifi.
If you are looking for a home router, a refurbished Netgear WNR2000 Wireless Router is also on sale today for $15.
It will have better range, however beware refurbished products come with a short warranty and little support, so you should know a little about networking before buying a refurbished router.