Summary: I was really excited to get this unit to use it for an HTPC and file server over in the corner of the living room to serve files for our other 6 computers - my final goal was to put Windows 2008 server on it - being that it's a power sipper, and toss it in the corner on the book shelf - with the books. I got it for a good deal. When it came, opened the box, all looks great. The construction is excellent - except for one major detail. More on that in a moment.
Summary: I bought this to act as a music server running Ubuntu. As far as that goes it worked fine, rarely rebooting. Unfortunately it failed completely after about 18 months. The warranty, not surprisingly, is only one year and customer service at Zotac had zero sympathy, no discount on a new model, no offers of a refurbished replacement or other options. It was very perfunctory.