I like RAID and dislike this board, even though I really love Gigabyte.
10 June 2013
Summary: Works well if you are not using RAID arrays. Locks up Windows 7 Pro 64-bit constantly if RAID arrays used for OS. Tried 3 different arrangements of arrays, all with same results. As soon as I went back to a dedicated boot drive on single SATA port, performance was as expected and no lockups. Maybe my board has a bad controller, but software RAID is always suspect. **NOTE** I tried 2, 3, and 4 disk arrays using RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 all with same results.
Summary: I really liked this board as a very cheap budget z68 board, but its got some warts. Gigabyte is certainly good about keeping up with bios updates and driver versions on their web site, but these boards have been plagued by problems with the board locking up if you use the power switch on the power supply.
Summary: I usually write reviews that praise Gigabyte motherboards, because on the whole, they are very good motherboards. I don't know what happened, if it was a bad shipment or batch of boards, but I had two of these boards go wrong in less than a year and a half. The first only had one functioning RAM slot when it arrived, which is obviously no good and the second one's Ethernet port died after about 6 months of usage.
Summary: I bought 2 of these boards. My fault, I did not read all the specs carefully enough. I installed the boards in new cases which have front USB 3 connections. There are no on-board headers for USB 3 so I had to buy extension cards. In addition the only video out is HDMI which is not at all suited to business type monitors. I had to buy special HDMI to DVI cables for my monitors. The next upward Gigabyte has all I really wanted and would have been cheaper finally.
Pros: Чипсет Z68 (чтоб через SSD кэшировать), 2USB3 - ради этого и брал. Ну и LPT COM порты это я считаю плюс. Старую технику при случае можно подрубить.
Cons: Собрал на столе. Подключил блок питания Corsair 650 Вт. Завелась с 3-го раза. Схватывает и останавливается (блок питания уходит в защиту). Проверил блок питания. Всё гут. Снял память, видео. Запустилось. Собрал в системнике - не запускается. Схватывает на 1-2 сек. и останавливается. Опять собрал на столе, без всего, только проц и БП. Не стартует. Опять проверил БП - замкнул зел. и черн. контакт - все гут.