Joined on 10/20/03
Setup was very difficult. Could not keep connected to the PC from one shutdown/restart cycle.
Pros: Pretty. Might work well if used on a cellphone. Not really set up for PC use.
Cons: Getting it connected and recognized by a desktop PC was very complex.
Overall Review: I would not recommend this to anyone wanting to use it with a Windows 10 deskop.
Easy Assembly but Problem with M2
Pros: Easy assembly (if you read the instructions). Windows 10 Home (64-bit) installed without a hitch, and updated perfectly. Has a mostly metal case structure, and since I plan to use it for Amateur Radio, the ability to ground it is good.
Cons: Neither BIOS nor W10 recognized the Plextor S2G M.2 2280 512GB SATA III Hynix 16nm TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) PX-512S2G. I tried leaving a request for assistance with Asrock on their website, but I have no idea if it even was submitted as the website does not provide any kind of confirmation. I have ordered an Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D2 QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW512G8XT to try, but of course it means I will have to reinstall Windows. So while I wait I won't use it for much. Asrock, comments?
Overall Review: If I can get the M2 working and if the computer keeps working, it's going to get upgraded to 4 eggs. Until I get M2 working, 3 eggs.
Pros: Easy to set up. Posted first time. Really a nice setup experience. NO ISSUES!
Cons: THere is a COM socket on the motherboard that I want to use. ASUS says they "do not carry that accessory" after an hour on chat with them (response times in chat were ABOMINABLE!). Newegg was much quicker to try to help, but same result. If I had been able to get the COM cable, I would have given this 5 eggs.
Overall Review: If ASUS has any kind of respect for their customers, these cables would be included in the box with the motherboard.
Still Not Shipped
Tracking on their website said "label created" on October 16th, 2021. It is now October 20th, 2021 and there has been no update since. and no real tracking number. This was supposed to ship from the U.S. but I think there is some misinformation here and it is coming from China.