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Pros: Great, compact machine for XBMC. Will play videos in 1080p and 720p. I couldn't get the latest XBMCbuntu 12 RC3 to work, as the video was choppy. However, I had an old copy of xbmc-10.0-live-amd.iso which worked great.
Cons: Had to buy a remote and memory separately, but really it's not a big deal.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: A great little box for Untangle. Now I can use my spare desktop for something else!
Cons: Enclosure rattled slightly, until I remedied it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 3.5" Black USB2.0 & eSATA Pro Box 4 Bay Enclosure
Pros: Great 4 bay enclosure! Ran out of bays and SATA ports in my home server. This affordable little box does the trick! Filled it up with 4 drives and it was ready to go!
Yes, you do need a SATA controller with the port multiplier feature. No, many motherboards don't have the port multiplier feature. That's no problem, as Newegg sells many add-on cards with port multiplier. I already had a compatible add-on controller, so no trouble here.
Cons: It was a bit finicky with the automatic fan. I leave it on all the time, and I have the fan set to low. I've disabled power sync and just leave the enclosure set to always on. No problems for me, since I prefer to have it on all the time in my media server.
Other Thoughts: Detected automatically in Ubuntu 9.10. Saw all of my drives.
Great price! I'm about to order another one. I got this from another vendor previous, and I'm glad Newegg is carrying this item now. Thanks!