Pros: With the threading, linux views this as a 4 core CPU. I placed this in a 1u mini-itx rack-mount with a 6-sata > 1-5.25 drive bay with mdadm software raid. The os is headless linux with a plex server and openvpn. at full load the cpu got up to 50 Celsius, it's critical warning is as 100 Celsius. Just for fun i put a low 40mm fan in front of the heat sink, and got the temp down to 11 Celcius. I am dumb founded by how powerful this board is. This is why the board costs t...
Pros: Dual Cores and 4 threads with the Intel Atom 525. Low power and 6 SATA connectors. Added 8 Gig, 4 more than advertised as workable. Runs cool even without mounting CPU fan. Even runs MS Windows 8.1 and MS Windows 2K12 R2.
Cons: SATA 3 and not SATA 6. PCI and not PCI express, takes full size micro PCI express and no way to fit in a half-size micro PCI express such as a standard half-size WiFi card. I wish the daughter cards from Jetway included high resolution video, or just even an HDMI or DVI instead of just VGA output on the m/b. The Intel ATOM does not support hardware virtualization technology so, no hyper-v with this board.
Summary: Makes for a great NAS, home server, or generic low-power server solution.
Pros: Mini-ITX, silent, 6 SATA ports, Intel LAN, dual LAN, the list goes on and on. Runs Ubuntu Server 13.04 like a champ. Set up bonding on the ethernet ports and have a RAID5 setup with 5 1TB drives for a home server. Everything works well and has more than acceptable speed. Processor barely seems to be working hard most of the time.
Cons: Won't run Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop without problems. Seems as if the graphics can't keep up. Not really an issue for me, but worth mentioning.
Summary: I have this serving my house, running Ubuntu Server 10.04, performing the following roles: DNS Server DHCP Server NAT Bridge-Utils (to create the 4 bridged 'LAN' ports) Apache/MySQL/PHP/Ruby/Python/etc. Samba file server CUPS server Neorouter Server Western Digital SSDs (RAID1) in a fanless case, making this fully solid state. It's kind-of eery. 2GB Crucial Memory. Newegg rocks. The end.
Pros: Fanless dual core machine. Able to add daughterboard for 5 total gigabit ethernet ports. Auto-crossover ethernet ports. Ridiculous number of SATA ports. Ridiculously low power. Fits in a case barely bigger than most routers.
Cons: With daughterboard installed, it takes a bit longer to boot. Can't seem to find a wifi card that fits this board that is capable of 'master mode'. Runs a bit hot in the case I have, but stays comfortably below critical.
Summary: I gave 1 egg because newegg treated me unfailry on a recent RMA. Customer Service is great but RMA deparment decided to pin something on me that I wasn't responsible for. I will never purchase from newegg ever again.
Pros: The part works as advertised and as desired. Low Power, decent processing performance running Ubuntu in a home server application
Cons: Price. This is the only MOBO I could find with 6 SATA ports. Thats why I bought it. Hard to believe that the SATA controller and connectors and CCA complexity could drive the cost to double what comparable boards cost with fewer SATA ports.
Summary: It's not bad so far. Bios config was easy, driver install was easy.
Pros: ICH9R on this is pretty nice. I am running two SSDs in RAID0, getting 386 /MBs seq read and 275MBs seq write. Installed easy, my first Jetway board, I always use Asus / Gigabyte. This was a breeze. Crucial RAM worked fine.
Cons: It is software raid though, and it appears when you are pushing it hard it can take up to about 20% of the CPU. Graphics performance leave a lot to be desired, but this was meant to be a file server / media server. LPT (DB45) port not included, but there is a pinout on the motherboard. Instead, they included a second DB9 connection, which is redundant in my case.
Summary: Purchased this motherboard for use as a Slimserver (read: Logitech) media server. I wanted a silent, extremely reliable, and power efficient setup. I am pleased with my purchase. This is my first Jetway branded motherboard - I have used almost all of the major brands previously. I am using a total of 8 GB of memory from Crucial (model #CT2KIT51264BC1339) and can report that all is working 100% even though the max memory capacity listed by Jetway is 4GB.
Pros: - dual Intel gigabit LAN adapters - Jetway daughterboard expansion - ability to use MORE than 4 GB of RAM (with 64-bit OS) - plenty of SATA connections - fanless = quiet - lower power consumption (total system power via Kill-A-Watt meter is 55-64W) - solid core capacitors for reliable long term operation - straight forward BIOS settings
Cons: - SATA is 3 GB/s - had an issue with resuming from S3 sleep and high 30-35% CPU usage in Win 7 x64 SP1 - since resolved - cost/performance is low compared to other solutions