Great for Home Server but if you need more horsepower look for other options!
Kirk Steinklauber, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: Great board and product. Today I miss to not have more horsepower but at that time it was the right choice for me for the price point. I am still using it as home server and works 24x7x365 without an issue
power sipping and good enough for all but the most picky videophiles (and streaming video users)
plonk420 "music, music video, computer freak", Amazon
7 October 2013
Summary: this is a near perfect HTPC device. i have this in a SilverStone ML03B case with an Arctic Cooling 120mm PWM fan blowing down on the heat sink to cool it. it's ridiculously quiet. via the right player, you can offload pretty much all h.264 decoding to GPU.
Summary: I had an 8 year old desktop die, but I didn't want to chuck the whole thing because its mATX case was really nice. On the other hand, I didn't want to spend much on turning the case into a decent general-purpose system for light usage as a non-primary computer. This product worked perfectly.
Summary: I use it for a FreeNas box. It works great. Been using it for freenas for about a year now and have had zero issues. I did use it for XBMC Media Center for a few months and it worked great for that too! Asus makes great boards!
Summary: This board has everything a "pro" board should have squeezed into a very small space. eSATA, USB 3.0, SATA 3. And the BIOS is very easy to use for even a beginner. If I had to look for faults the only one I could find is the included CPU fan. The power connection on the board is for a 4 pin CPU fan.
Summary: With its 5 internal SATA III ports and low power consumption this motherboard makes a great home file server. It does not include Fake RAID so you'll have to use software RAID. This shouldn't really be an issue unless you're looking to dual-boot, which probably shouldn't be a concern for a file...