Summary: As stated it works great for me with my Nas4Free Box right now I have two 2TB drives, one 3TB drive and a 221GB drive for the operating system. I have Transmission and Sickbeard running with know problems. During heavy use the CPU shoots up to 99% but never crashes or anything like that. 5 Media Centers playing the same high def movie at the same time with Transmission and Sickbeard running...NO JUMPS IN THE FRAME.
Summary: This motherboard is one of the best I have seen or used for an all-in-one unit with CPU, video, lan, etc on board. It has a good selection of ports with six SATA 6Gbps ports, built in video with DVD, and even a PCI-e slot. I love the fanless design - and Asus did a good job here of making sure things are staying cool even with the passive cooling. The heatsync is large - but doesn't get in the way of any other components that I've tried to use.
Summary: Due to the CPU speed, certain games might not run on it (Halo2) or at least will give a warning. It is good for me and I use it to provide remote desktop support up to 3 customers at the time, plus I run other 4 programs which have access to databases in other locations. I am happy with it.
Asus C60M1-I AMD C-60/ AMD FCH A50M/ DDR3/ SATA3/ A&V&GbE/ Mini ITX motherboard
Mike Stearman, Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: Amazing product for the money. I use this as a music system at work. It replaced a system that was over ten years old, and the difference is fantastic. This ASUS mB and AMD dual core chip would be fine for web surfing or music processing, but I wouldn't try using it of any type of heavy gaming or challenging data processing chores.
Summary: This MB is a work of art with a stylish yet functional oversize fanless heatsink, 6 SATA ports, and a generous itx-size lay out for the various connection points. The BIOS interface is pretty, although I would prefer the familiar utilitarian BIOS provided in generations past. While the working motherboard is a pleasure to use ... and rock solid stable ... you first need to get your hands on a working motherboard.
Summary: Linux and FreeBSD diver support is already there. Running NAS4Free (a FreeBSD 9 distro). Haven't tried overclocking it. Bios is quite good. It has a "silent mode", which is nice. It does rock a single 8 gig ram module, leaving the second free. It did run a little hot, and I end up putting a small CPU fan on the heat sync.
Summary: This mini-itx motherboard and CPU, with the graphics processor built in do such a wonderful job at streaming TV, and movies at a full 1080p its amazing. I run Linux (Ubuntu 64 bit) and XBMC for a nice little home entertainment center. You get a lot of bang for your dollar with this board.
Great for NAS, but a little tempermental booting off usb stick
JH "JH", Amazon
10 May 2013
Summary: I fought with this mobo trying to get it to boot off of my USB stick for a couple of days thinking I did something incompatible with the MBR. After updating the BIOS still no luck. It wasn't until I reset the BIOS TWICE that I could get it to boot off the USB reliabiy. Although I'm spending time writing about this very painful issue overall I like the motherboard and haven't had any compatibility issues with Ubuntu Server or FreeBSD.
Good NAS4FREE motherboard once you get BIOS settings right.
Claude P. Pageau, Amazon
23 April 2013
Summary: I bought this motherboard and built a NAS4FREE server. Used four WD red disk drives. I was having issues with laggy SAMBA performance due to disk timeout errors using ZRaid. After doing quite a bit of reading and trouble shooting I finally resolved the issue by changing the BIOS settings for the disk controller. The drives were showing different speeds in NAS4FREE so I hard coded BIOS disk controller speed to 6gb/sec and set interface to AHCI.