Joined on 12/24/01
Decent setup, great specs, low price
Pros: - Easy to setup (once you're connected--see other thoughts) - Quiet - Great features for price - Looks to have decent support (as well as community support)
Cons: - No status LCD so unless you're connected via the admin web tool, you have no idea what the status of the NAS is - Somewhat less features than competitors (eg: no eSata connectivity)
Overall Review: Newegg shipped this without double boxing. This happened to me years ago when I bought a Thecus N5200 Pro, but I assumed they changed this practice by now as I see lot's of complaints about this. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. Unit came in decent shape though. Box isn't sealed so someone could have tampered with it although tie wraps and plastic wrap look untouched. Drive needed a factory reset however before I could use it, which is suspicious, but it works fine.
Works but has some serious issues
Pros: Once configured and booted works well.
Cons: BIOS update will brick your board with high probability. I've had two (yes, TWO) of these boards brick on me when attempting to do a BIOS update. The only reliable method upon talking to tech support is to use the recovery mode (pull the jumper, put BIOS on USB stick) to do the update.
Overall Review: I've done BIOS updates on dozens of machines probably close to hundreds of times and only this Intel board has ever failed on me. Talking to Intel tech support, I get the impression that they're not that surprised.
Top notch performance
Pros: Pretty much all games I've tried work smoothly on maxed out settings in 4K resolution
Cons: Slight "clicking" fan noise. Very faint but noticeable. Manually tweaking fan speed in Gigabyte's "XTREME ENGINE" software seems to alleviate the problem. A firmware update could possibly resolve this.