Joined on 03/10/04
great kubuntu htpc
Pros: Plays 1080p Blu-ray rips with ease (less than 10% CPU) with XBMC 9.11. Small and quiet enough for my tastes (with the latest BIOS update from 6/10). I paired it with my Harmony remote for most functions, but what I cannot do with the remote, a wireless keyboard/trackball combo does wonderfully.
Cons: A little tricky with HDMI sound in linux (hint: alsa 1.0.23). It does run a little hot, but that is not an issue with my setup.
Overall Review: For the cost, it was the right item for my needs.
DO NOT BUY THIS UNIT.
Pros: None to speak of since I cannot test it.
Cons: Xigmatek OBVIOUSLY did not test this unit, because if they had, they would know that the SATA connectors do not align properly. Sure, you can force it, but plastic pieces will break in a heartbeat should you try. This HDD sled is a POC in my opinion. I will be returning it soon.