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Pros: See my previous review for the pros of this MB. It is entitled,"Problems staying shutdown with WOL enabled" published on 11/30/2013 2:30:04 PM.
Cons: Users of Linux/Unix cannot enable WOL and shutdown the system; it will turn itself back on after 5 sec or so.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to follow up with the group after contacting Mark at Asus who read my review and posted the manufacture's response.
We exchanged 20 some odd emails over the course of 4 weeks. At the end of the exchange, he offered to test my board at Asus but would not provide me with an option to drop-ship a replacement. I told him this was not feasible for me since the machine has a role to play and I do not want weeks of downtime.
The salient piece of info I distilled out of our conversations was that Asus does not officially support Linux so if you are planning to use a non-windows OS on the board, and if you require WOL, my advice is for you to look at other vendors.
I actually spent a pretty good chunk of time searching on this specific model and this particular issue; I found a dozen or so reports of other users running both Linux and Unix (freeNAS and some other distro I haven't heard of before) also experiencing this problem. I also found several users running windows 7 and 8 that also experienced the very same issue. To me that's enough evidence of something systemic causing the problem as I assured in my original review, i.e. it is not the fault of my particular MB, but rather something in the UEFI firmware or the like.
Summary: Asus does not support non-windows operating systems. Look at other vendors if you plan to run Linux/Unix and want WOL to function properly.
Pros: Price, size, performance.
Other Thoughts: It should be noted that the firmware incorrectly identifies this HDD as model "ST3000DM001-1CH166" when in fact, it is model "STBD30001000" which has implications when users attempt to query drive in the seagate firmware finder website. The incorrect model is not in their database and will error out when users attempt to query it + their serial number. Using the "STBD..." model number does work. For those interested, mine has firmware version CC29 and according to the seagate database, this is current.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Price and build quality.
Cons: Doesn't have modular connectors but you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: 300W for my application was way overkill for my application. Note what JTB3 mentioned in his/her review: the power supply fan does not operate until a particular load is reached. This could be a positive or negative depending on your perspective. I have an i3-4130T with only an SSD and HDD. Highest draw is 48 W when stress testing with linpack. 48 W is not enough to cause the fan to come on.READ FULL REVIEW