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Pros: I replaced six 1TB drives with these in my FreeNAS file server, and.... these have worked fantastically.
Rock solid for the two weeks they've been installed / running.
Cons: Not SATAIII? Rotating Hard Drives can't saturate the SATAII bus, so that is hardly an issue.
Other Thoughts: I forgot to get around to benchmarking individual drives before installing them all into my file server.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock H61MV-ITX LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
Pros: I've used four of these for assorted XenServer / ESXi / Hyper-V servers (1U / mini-towers) with quad gigabit intel NICs, and these things blow me away. (built a home lab with these)
VT-D works wonderfully, all of the visualization software works out of the box.
I've used a few different CPU's with these boards, to include: 2600k, G1610, 3330s, and G540. Each has worked fantastically.
The Network BIOS updating feature is a favorite.
To get Windows Deployment Services running properly, I had to add the Ethernet Drivers to my image, but that's to be expected.
Cons: I wish that the integrated NIC was Intel, and higher performing, but.... at this price point? I love everything.
Other Thoughts: If you're building a home lab, this board, a $40 celeron, 2*8GB sticks of memory, and a nice NIC goes a LONG way.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RCX-SC1U - 70mm Twin Ball Bearing CPU Cooler Fans
Pros: I have this installed in my Untangle box, a short 1U case with a Celeron G1610. Even with the fan turned down to 1 (out of 10) in my BIOS, it keeps the CPU almost at room temperature.
Cons: It gets a bit loud when on full, but that was completely expected.READ FULL REVIEW