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Pros: dual band is really nice. 2.4GHz band is pretty saturated around here. so nice to run 5GHZ N.
Runs OpenWRT just fine.
Cons: 5Ghz radio signal strength shows about 20dbm weaker than 2.4Ghz radio. I still can connect to it though.
Other Thoughts: the premium features were not a bonus for me as I bought this to replace with OpenWRT, and it works great.
Not to mention one of the "premium features" was only a tril that expired in Feb (3 months before I bought it).
case design is a little odd. it works though and seems stable upright.
Pros: Seems well put together. Easy to get into the case and put it back together.
Cons: front panel LED's a little tough to see, but visible If I look carefully. And if you don't want your LEDs to light up a room that would actually be a plus for you.
Other Thoughts: There was a little flex in the bottom panel to the case. Not an issue as there is a separate plate for the motherboard to get mounted to.
being a mini-ITX case it is a tight build internally. You will need to watch the CPU fan clearance with the the power supply and especially with the 3.5" bay in front. right angle SATA cables would make it easier.
I ended up using the side 3.5" bay and mounted my other drove in the 5.25" using downsize brackets I have.
Pros: Decent performance to power usage. The Ivy Bridge line has a really nice power design. I have this in a mini-ITX system and takes 35-40W total.
Much nicer than in the server it replaced (not to mention being a LOT faster)
Cons: a bit pricey.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Steven R.
Date Joined: 06/15/06
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