Summary: I got this to run as a pfsense firewall for squid caching and intrusion protection. It manages to do this in a very low power profile and manage my home 105 mbps connection with relative ease. I like that it has a pci-e 4x slot, which allows me to add in an intel 4 port quad nic, or hopefully a wireless card later if pfsense 2.2 has improved support for such hardware. It may be repurposed as an ipfire box to address this issue as linux support is better.
Summary: I was making a x86 router with mikrotik routeros and used this motherboard with the matching case Supermicro CSE-502-200B Chassis i am planing on getting another one for a NAS all i can say is it just works and get it for any low power thing you need
Summary: I own two of these boards (both purchased directly from Amazon). I cannot speak to the other reviewer's experience directly, but the two boards I received were housed in boxes from another mainboard model with a sticker over the top of the other mainboard's model number. They were secured with extra foam that prevented the boards from moving around in the oversized box.
GREAT mobo for serious and low power servers (I built a NAS)
6 November 2011
Summary: I **LOVE** this motherboard. Believe me when I tell you that I reviewed A LOT of Atom motherboards when building my home NAS box (Feb/March 2011). My standards were high! I wanted to pretty much copy the hardware specs of a Synology DS1010+ (their top of the line model). This is the only Atom mobo I found with a serious ICH9 based chipset providing 6 solid SATA ports!
Summary: Har kÃ¶rt detta i min router med pfSense i Ã¶ver 7 mÃ¥nader och det funkar klockrent. Smidigt med dubbla integrerade nic. StrÃ¶msnÃ¥lt och vÃ¤ldigt tyst dÃ¥ det Ã¤r passivt kylt. Har det monterat i ett 1U rackchassi och har inga vÃ¤rmeproblem alls. Funderar starkt pÃ¥ att bygga en NAS baserat pÃ¥ detta kortet med. Det som drar ned det frÃ¥n en tia Ã¤r att det var aningen dyrt.