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Pros: I have this in a SilverStone SST-SG08B mini ITX case with a CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 watercooler. I have moved the system around with me in Afghanistan, and it is still running great. I'm about to take advantage of the eSata, and I have used all 4 internal SATA ports at one point. It has a ton of USB slots, and both rear and front ports work fine. The built-in wifi is great, and the mobo impressed me from the point I opened the box. Great peripherals, and the audio works great. The crazy thing is how much they got on such a small board.
Cons: You need to think about how you're going to build a mini ITX system before you start just plugging stuff in. It's more like tetris.
Other Thoughts: The Sata slots are tough to access when all 4 are used...needlenose pliers will help.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This thing is awesome. I have it installed in a SilverStone SST-SG08B mini ITX case, and even though it is corkscrewed in there, it works great. I brought it with me to Afghanistan, and it has survived multiple moves and a few plane rides without a problem.
Cons: This will take up a lot of area, and you may have to manhandle it to get it in there...but it can take it.
Other Thoughts: The big fan that pushes air on top of the radiator is the loudest thing in my case. CPU heat was around 37C if I remember correctly.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: If you are building in a small form factor case that is specifically sized for one of these, this will do the trick. It reads, and it burns, as advertised.
Cons: The screw holes are very very small. I recommend a magnetized small screwdriver for this one.
Other Thoughts: I have installed and removed this drive a few times now, and it works just fine. I've burned DVDs and CDs with it with no problems at all. I do recommend using all 4 screw holes to reduce vibration and case noise when it's running. And make sure this is the size you need...this is specifically for slimline DVD burning needs.READ FULL REVIEW