Joined on 02/01/06
Pros: works well, have it running on an HTPC, so far so good
Cons: it doesn't work on Windows XP Professional, not that it mattered, since I wanted the media center experience anyways.
Overall Review: Running boxee on Hardy, and it works quite well. I had tried XBMC on Vista x64, and that worked ok - couldn't get it to get out of sleep using the remote. Overall, it's a value buy.
Pros: Works great. Loaded DD-WRT on it, No problems.
Overall Review: Got 2 of these, and 1 WRT 350N - DSL comes into the 350N, and the 2 WRT310N act as wireless bridges (running DD-WRT) on 802.11n WPA with no noticeable latency. It's an awesome setup, given now I don't have to run cables around the aprt, and I get 130Mbps+ in my room, the other is in my roommate's room. would have cost (I got a good deal on it) the same as a decent USB 802.11n card.
Good value card
Pros: Works great, runs cool. Needed it for a computer in the desk in my bedroom, so it ran quiet. I have passive cooling power supply, and this complements the system; to an inaudible hum. It fit right in Small form factor (shuttle), runs @ 52-53'C - which is fine (for me I thought this is cool, given that I was expecting 65-70 at idle for a passive cooled gpu, and limited airflow).
Overall Review: This is not the best in its class, anyone looking at gaming or high graphics, should consider a 9600+ and one which has an actual fan. At 1920x1080, with Windows 7 (beta) Aero - it works like a charm. I downloaded some videos from the Windows HD showcase - no problem in rendering the 720p and 1080p samples, CPU (Q6600) could be compensating a little (it hovers at 20% @ 720, and 35% @1080) - definitely acceptable. I have not tried with Linux yet, I'm guessing
Pros: Very fast, and quiet (no noise) I have an old HP nc6000, 1.6Ghz centrino w/ 2GB DDR RAM. I was able to load Windows 7 Beta - it takes 53 secs to boot up from the time I press the "On" switch. Any of the office 2007 apps load instantly, WMP (takes 0.5 secs), Media center (takes 3 secs), PAINT.NET instantly, I was amazed - I press and "bam" it's there. I have an i7 box with 7200, and the first run usually is much slower than this; waiting for the prices for bigger drives to go down so I can get it on that box.
Cons: a little warm to the touch, worried me at first, but then I read that this was normal had to go through a few tweaks on W7; can't get Jaunty to load up properly, need to figure out the tweaks, or may laptop is too old
Overall Review: W7(beta) install was a little slow at first (the first percent took almost 5 mins) - I began to think that maybe this was a bad purchase, but then it took up; I would think that it maybe a hair slower than the 4200 drive HDTach gave it 80MB/s sustained write. on ATTO I got max 40MB/s write (@ 32k blocks), and 77MB/s read (@ 64k blocks). I'm guessing with the tweaks, the random write is not a big deal. Anyone looking for a way to revive an old computer that only takes ATA - definitely look at this one, I believe they have a larger one as well. Wish I had gotten this earlier!