Joined on 05/09/02
Pros: Very nice, small case, exactly what I've been looking for (4-bay mini ITX). Relatively quiet, as stable as I need, and the 2.5" bay is usable (if difficult). Avoid memory with big heatsinks, it will interfere with your SATA cabling.
Cons: Very, very tight to work in. Cabling all 4 bays to a typical mini-ITX board will take all of your skill and some luck. Very difficult to use the 2.5" bay, the power/SATA plugs nearly touch the memory on mine.
Overall Review: I'd buy another if I needed it.
Pros: Simple to install.
Cons: Noisy fans, doesn't link all drives (1 & 4 work, or 2 by itself). Tested against both SATA and SAS ports, all of which happily handle the drives connected directly.
Overall Review: RMAing; hope it's a problem with the unit but other reviews are giving me less hope
All the right pieces, save one
Pros: The system's specs are nice on the surface - a small, low-power system with a full PCI-E slot, good memory support, and two mini-PCI Express slots. Should be a nice, lightweight system.
Cons: Shame on me for waiting two months until I had time to build the system. Where this system falls down is that its mPCI-E slots do not support mSATA. This isn't anywhere in the description, and is only briefly mentioned in the manual (who reads the manual before buying?). I can accede that the main use for mPCI-E slots is for wireless cards, but if you have two, what else would one put there but an mSATA card? I'm out $xxx for a system board I'll not be able to use and will have to buy another. This steers me clearly away from both ECS and Newegg. Rotten.
Pros: Decent memory, had to force M/B to drive it at 1066.
Cons: HUGE heatsink - be aware that it essentially doubles the height of the memory. Rebate documentation is clear that the deadline is being *postmarked* 21 days post-purchase; posted within 18 days but they "did not receive" until 26 days. Excellent customer service.
Overall Review: Probably won't buy OCZ again for the rebate snafu. Way to go.