Summary: Like some others, I wanted to build a home NAS array. I was having trouble finding a motherboard that had many SATA ports when I ran across this one. With the six on board SATA and a 4 port PCI-e SATA card I was set to go. I loaded up NAS4FREE and started with 3 4TB drives in a RAIDZ array.
Summary: What I was looking for was a modern, but fanless, processor, 6 SATA ports and GigE to power my Linux-powered home NAS. This delivers. The only minor gripe I could have is lack of dual NIC, so it cannot be used as a router without adding a NIC (via the PCIe expansion slot).
Summary: I installed this Motherboard in a Installed Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) 64-bit, using on-board video, audio. The install was perfect and I have absolutely NO issues with ASUS or Ubuntu. The board is fast, energy efficient and contains one PCI-e video slot for an additional card (I use on-board video).
Summary: This board arrived DOA. To confirm the board was bad I tried two different PSUs, four different brands of RAM, and two different monitors -- both the DVI and VGA ports. It powers up, but there' no video. I will update this review when I get a replacement.
Summary: This board is handy, but I wouldn't try to use it as an HTPC. There simply is not enough horsepower to play back Bluray content. Otherwise, one of my favorite applications for this board is as an all-in-one small business edge/server device.
Summary: There is some sort of issue with this mobo's sata controller. If you hotplug a drive, the adjacent sata port quits working while the new drive is brought up. If you use raidz, RAID5 or mirroring, you cannot hotplug and keep the pool up, you have to reboot, which means that you might as well not...
Summary: I spent a lot of time over the past year looking for a motherboard to use in a home server build. I wanted six SATA ports in a mini-itx board, which until I found this motherboard, could only be found for a lot more money and/or from manufacturers I do not trust.
Summary: Ich habe mir dieses Mainboard für einen Server gekauft und war von Anfang an davon begeistert. Vorteile: * ein Mini-ITX Board (ok, persönliche Vorliebe, aber mir gefällts^^) * passiv gekühlt, dadurch auch keine Lärmentwicklung und wird auch nicht sehr heiß * verbraucht inklusive aller anderen...
Summary: Hallo Zusammen, habe das Motherboard für ein Nas gekauft, da ich den Fertiglösungen kein Vertrauen schenke und sie meinen Anforderung an Datenintegrität nicht entsprechen. Nun zum MB-Selbst es ist sicherlich nicht das Beste, Ausstatungsreichste oder evtl.