However looking into things more I decided it was best to spend extra money and get something that supported ...
10 August 2015
Summary: I decided it was time to grow up and build myself a NAS. I wanted to keep it small so I looked into Mini-ITX form factors. At first I decided to go with a standard ASUS desktop board with standard RAM.
Summary: Fantastic board for my Freenas build. I needed a small ITX form factor motherboard to fit in my ITX case. Do note: that this board maxes out at 16GB of memory. I really wish they would start designing server class motherboard with higher memory capacities.
Summary: I bought this after a month of research into FreeNAS w/ PLEX builds. I had a mini-ITX Prodigy-M case leftover from an HTPC that ended up in a smaller case. This is, to my knowledge, a great feature-full m-ITX Mobo: Xeon support ECC RAM support Six SATA III IPMI Dual ethernet ports USB port on the...
I used this little beauty to build a freenas server ...
14 February 2015
Summary: I used this little beauty to build a freenas server to run plex. Pros: All the features you could ever need. 6 sata slots, onboard usb port for boot drive, 2 LAN ports. ECC memory, Mini ITX form factor. Cons: No DVI or HDMI out. You will have to use VGA.
Summary: Great board. Perfect for my home NAS build. The onboard USB port is great for booting from a USB Flash stick (which I do). Everything was good quality and easy to install and setup. Wish it had eight SATA ports instead of just 6, had to use the only PCI slot to add 2 more on a card.
Summary: Sometimes, I can't turn on the system, after several attempts it starts but resets the CMOS and IPMI settings. This happens every time the PSU power switching, and often the system power off/on. Also sometimes the system spontaneously reboots (fresh minimal installation of Debian stable).
Summary: A bought this motherboard with different intentions than most. Most people buying this motherboard are looking to make a server out of it... I actually purchased mine with the intention to use it as a Workstation. I am running Debian 7.6 and Slackware 14.1, Both OS run smoothly.