Summary: Pros: - Inexpensive, 6 SATA ports. Cons: - nothing over whelming. Not too sure about the effectiveness of the passive cooling, BIOS suggests it runs quite warm - high 30's C with no load. I added an 80mm fan directly to heat-sink with no change in results. Heat -sink is not warm to the touch. Hmmm? Update....there is a BIOS upgrade to correct the temp reporting issue. Use Case: This combo with 2GB is basis of NAS system with 6xHDD in software RAID. Works flawlessly.
Summary: I bought one, loved it so I bought 2 more. When I bought them they were $125 each, now they are significantly less being a bit older, but still great boards. I loaded them with 4GB of RAM and in one of them I have a 2TB drive with OS and installs, plus a 2TB RAID1 array and a 4TB RAID1 array. A board this low cost having these great features is exactly what I hoped for.
Summary: I ordered this for a NAS project since it has six sata ports and two PCI Express slots. When it came time to startup the system after assembly, I could not get it to boot to BIOS screen. The LED light on the MB was on but no joy when momentary switch was activated. Verified that switch worked when pressed. Tried a second power supply with minimum hardware connected with same problem.
Summary: I use information supplied by your site to purchase the item. How ever when i received the item it was not what i wanted, could not be used, could not fulfill my obligations to my other clients, lost a valuable client in the process because i was unable meet my deadlines. All i wanted was an ITX motherboard. I now see the name has been changed to show the item is in fact a DTX motherboard.
Summary: This is a small but powerful unit the processor is ore mounted and the heat sink is also this is unique unit has 8 USB stlots and plenty of sata connectors this is a dtx mb so when looking for your case look for a dtx case the integrated wifi is useful and integrated hdmi connection I used this for a pc to tv entertainment unit for streaming shows movies music over all great product