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This review is from: Crucial M4 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT512M4SSD2
Pros: Very fast and works on the 2009 Mac Pro with a 2.5 - 3.5" adapter from OWC
Other Thoughts: This is running my iTunes server and 6 Windows 2008 R2 Server VMs for a lab. They are all very fast.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Not DC (read below)
Cons: Not DC (read below)
Other Thoughts: My mistake, it's hyperthreaded not dual core. Still nice though, just ordered 2 more.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice small design, great for a development Linux server. It's dual core and upgradable to 2g, plenty for what I need. The hard drive is plenty big and gigabit ethernet is great. With all it comes with, the price is great. This is the ultimate throwaway Linux server.
It Comes with a recovery disc incase you mess up your custom install too. I read a comment where it didn't but it does.
Cons: Comes with 2x512mb chips so you have to buy 2x1g chips to upgrade it to maximum memory.
Front door is a little flimsy.
Side panel is a bear to get off.
The Linux distro that comes with it is terrible.
Keyboard has a strange layout on the right side of it and the mouse is small like a laptop mouse.
For me, none of these issues mattered (except maybe the front panel) because I'm using it as a headless Linux box.
Other Thoughts: I got this last week and installed CentOS 5.2 on it. Redhat EL 4.0 wouldn't recognize the network card and I got tired of banging my head against the wall trying to get the downloaded driver to work. It's sitting by itself with a network cable and power cord plugged into it, quiet as a clam running a development server for me. I'm totally thrilled.
I was thinking of getting another one to see how Windows 2003 Server ran on it. 2g of ram is plenty for most OS (well before Vista was unleashed on the world).