Joined on 09/28/01
Works great for it's size and price
Pros: Size and price are key. It has a good sized power supply to support dual core CPU's and two hard drives. It also does not require the use of rails, it can be mounted using the ears only.
Cons: Have to purchase adapter cable to use front panel or build your own.
Overall Review: While made for supermicro mobo's you can use just about any micro-atx board. I have used both MSI and Gigabyte boards in these and know of an integrator that works for my data center that uses ASUS boards. The rear IO panel is removable via two small screws. Remove panel and throw in the scrap metal pile. My data center has literally hundreds of these cases being used for everything from mail servers to firewalls.
Pros: This board is designed to build NAS boxes. It has 6 SATA ports on the board to help fulfill that function. -6 SATA Ports -Low power -mSATA/PCI-e slot -Internal USB slot -USB 3.0 external ports
Cons: -Documentation is wrong about JP6. Go by what is printed on the motherboard. -Only wish there was an eSATA port but the USB 3.0 ports fill in that void
Overall Review: Note that if you use the mSATA slot on the board you give up one of the SATA ports (Port #3)
Pros: Keeps critical systems cool. One of the best built fans I have ever used.
Cons: None - you better know what you are purchasing.
Overall Review: I have been using these fans for 4 years in my rack mount web servers which are hosted at data centers. I have some of the longest running servers the data center guys have ever seen. My newest server has four of these installed (yes four!).