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Default Linksys Goes Back To The Future For New AC1900 Router

Original article link: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/other...-ac1900-router

I cant wait to see some storage benchmarks. Some modern SOC's offer great support and acceleration for SATA devices, for example the APM82181 being only 1GHz single core, can do 45-50MB/s write speeds, and 75-90MB/s read speeds on the WNDR4700 using the V1.0.0.52 firmware.

But the dual core 1GHz CPU on the R7000 struggles to do even half of that speed over USB 3.

If the new linksys router, makes use of an SOC that can provide proper acceleration for SATA, and the CPU speed is close to or better than that of the WNDR4700, then we may finally get a router that can finally max out a gigabit connection (at least for the read speeds)
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p means POWERED?
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I was just planning on buying a R7000 and now this... Damn
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300usd for what'll likely be a gimmick 4th antenna on a new AC router, with no word of 802.11r support; pass.

sorry, they've just been in this business for so long, i expect them to be pioneers in the field
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I copied this from PCworld " it weighs in at a staggering 5 pounds" WOW. It doesn't look that big but weighs 3 times a R7000... What's with that weigh?

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lol, maybe they are filling them with lead to reduce USB3 interference
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Is it too much to ask any of these manufacturers put in 8 GigE ports?

Why do we have to buy an extra switch with it's own power adapter while buying a $300 device?
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Cosmetically looks really nice ... to me at least.

Can't say the same about the price
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While it is a given that almost no one will buy the router at that price, I would be interested in seeing what the extra weight is going to.

Would be funny to see a ton of external shielding for the USB 3 when they can just run the data through an internal layer of the PCB, in between 2 ground planes, and probable add some guard traces to further help shield it since it is only 1 device/ set of traces that are noisy. If they do not want to invest in the additional PCB layer, then they can always just cover the port, and signal path with copper foil.
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While it is a given that almost no one will buy the router at that price, I would be interested in seeing what the extra weight is going to.
You think those fast processors run cool? Heatsinks do add weight.

They might also be doing what old stereo receiver manfs used to do (and maybe still do); adding weight just to give the impression of higher quality.
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