Summary: Fits perfectly in M 350 Universal ITX case with picoPSU-80 supply and 60GB SSD drive. Dual gigabit Intel LAN ports work flawlessly. The 4GB memory limit, 2 SATA ports, and limited processing power may make it less desirable for many applications but it works great as a pfSense firewall and it is small and very low power. My whole system draws less than 15 Watts throughout the boot up process.
Summary: I have been using this board in a 1U case(iStarUSA D Value D-118V2-ITX 1U) for a year and it has run solid with only 3-4 shutdowns due to storms and once because I switched the hard drive. I am running pfsense (now with a laptop hard drive not flash memory due to pfsense eating flash memory for breakfast in it's normal configuration hence the hard drive swap) with 2GB of ram.
Summary: I've had this running as a pfSense router in my house for two years with no problems. I wish the slot was PCIe not regular PCI, but it still works. I did put one fan in the case after a while, but I don't think it really needs it.
Summary: Everything else is awesome with it, I just hate when I power it down, it clicks and the fan goes on and off, on and off... Dont quite know what that is but it's something my clients will not be using after receiving this. Maybe its the plug of something, other than that, I was able to install ubuntu into it and other os's testing.
Summary: Unlike other reviewers, I actually had no real problems with pfsense 64 bit. I first used a USB CD-ROM but at some point that did fail. So I downloaded the USB .img file. I did need to find a Windows utility to write that image to as usb stick, but the install went without a hitch. I used this link as a guide: [...] What was an interesting "hitch" was that I also tried Ubuntu x64 and Debian x64. Both would install and then reboot to a blank screen.
Summary: This board supports up to 4GB of RAM, but Intel does not provide drivers for 64 bit versions of Windows. Why would you make a device that has support for enough RAM to require a 64 bit operating system to address it all but not produce a 64 bit video driver? Epic fail...
Summary: I am using this as my home Firewall, using the PicoPSU-80 power supply. It has been running 24/7, without issue. The heatsink is always cool to the touch, and experience no issues whatsoever with latency or bottlenecks. I plan on ordering another one soon, just to have as a back-up. Another great feature, is the BIOS allows the board to power on soon as it detects power, which I configured. I run it headless, so this feature is great to have.
Summary: I am using this for untangle. I also tested freenas and clearos, ubuntu server, they seemed to work ok. Ubuntu desktop, forget it, no display drivers. Windows 7-32 bit,works ok, but graphics were jittery for streaming video. Windows 7-64-bit, no way. No drivers. Bottom line, if you don't need graphics, or don't mind dumping ~100 for a discrete graphics card, this will work ok as a server, router, freenas, or other server.