Pros: Very pleased. I'm using it with an i3-2120 and 2 x 2.5" HDs and it's been in service since April 2012. It measures in at 28W on my APC UPS, awesome. I'm running Server 2008 with no problems whatsoever. Will be getting 2 more for Svr 2012 in a few weeks. Fits great in a 24" deep rack nicely. There's space for 2 x 3.5" drives but if you get 2-gang brackets like the Kingwin HDM-225 you can put 4 x 2.5" drives in no problem.
Cons: Not really a con, but the blue power LED on the front can literally light up a room at night. Kinda like looking at the sun. I disconnected it since the green HD and Ethernet LEDs are almost always showing activity, hense power...
Summary: The board does not support any integrated graphics controller that comes w/ the CPU and is picky about the types of memory that it supports (although it does do ECC - which is win).
Pros: Small compact rack mount system, includes rails and dvd drive. Also includes ASUS management software if you are stacking a bunch of these in a rack. CPU supports Xeon series - so you can get quad-core w/ 8 meg cache.
Cons: The hard drive bays are somewhat hard to access and there is only two, but you're only paying 430ish so it is worth it.
Pros: Excellent layout for a 1U, low-depth case, has an Asus P8B-M motherboard, comes with a PCI express riser. System runs cool. No driver issues with Server 2008 R2 64-bit. Runs cool, and fans are quiet.
Pros: Nicely laid out, holds 2 HD's, Cables were pre-routed, for the price, this ASUS chassis is ridiculously nice. No complaints, and there shouldn't be if you do a little studying and make sure all your components will function together. Compact!
E3 Xeon 1220 - revodrive (50g), M4 64gig, and a bunch of Seagate drives...
12 August 2011
Pros: This box rocks. Xeon quad core (E3 1220), 16gig of ecc pc 1333 (read the manual), A 64gig M4 SSD (sata3), and 3 Seagate 2.5 drives (2 500g XT hybrids and a 750). I wish I could afford larger versions of my ssd storage but even this older slower Revodrive still provides amazing speed. I have been using this server to test VM setups. I have run Xen XCP (1.0), CentOS (5.4-6.0), Scientific Linux (6.1) all rocked. Ubuntu had all sorts of issues booting with the revo. In th...
Cons: If anything the lack of hot swap drive bays but the way I use it I dont want them anyway.