Joined on 12/21/04
This thing rocks!
Pros: This thing rocks. Out of the box ISCSI, shares, and packages are a snap! It runs on a linux kernel so you can pretty much put anything on it. I setup JAVA, ipkg, SVN, and Crashplan using the linux environment. This is a very powerful little package. Does not take up much room. It works great in a home or an office. It has 2 x 1GB ethernet ports that can be merged with LACP. As with any RAID environment, expanding or rebuilding with large disks can take a long time. I've been extremely happy with this purchase. The DSM 4 also has a drop-box style feature and push notifications when something goes wrong. This model also has USB 3.0 and eSATA for external devices.
Cons: At $800-900 with no drives, it's not the cheapest.
Overall Review: You might be able to build one yourself, but with the features, size, and power usage, this thing is unbeatable!
Pros: Good contrast, sharp, price, brightness, comes with the DVI and VGA cables
Cons: Stand does not have adjustable height, DEAD pixel right in the middle of the screen stuck on yellow.
Overall Review: Nice screen, would have given 5 eggs, but the dead pixel should have been caught by Acer.
Keeps cool- BUT BEWARE!
Pros: fairly inexpensive, quiet, keeps Q6600s cool!
Cons: Fairly large, HORRID instructions! Back bracket requires removal of motherboard for intels. USE CAUTION WITH 680i Boards, or the back bracket will SHORT your motherboard!
Overall Review: The back bracket should be a different material or coated in something that insulates better than double sided scotch tape!