Joined on 05/22/03
Pros: $33 AR for MB & CPU. Worth much more. Performance is fine for general computing. It gets 3.9 rating in Windows7. Web surfing, Email and general operations are good, and seem the equal of my more expensive rigs. 1. Uses mobile memory modules that are now noticeably cheaper than desktop ones, which leaves more space for functionality. 2. Uses 19v brick for power supply, saves space & $. 3. Can use Msata SSD on MB. Saves space. 4. 1/2 height saves space.
Cons: Only 2 rear panel USB ports. Small fan may become noisy.
Overall Review: Absolutely loves it so far. Bought from Newegg.
Matrix Array Results
Pros: Bought 2 and made a Matrix Array using an ECS H87H3 board with a Celeron G1820 CPU. CrystalMark in Mbytes/sec as follows:- 160G Raid0 (// Data) 143G Raid1 (Duped Data) R W R W Seq 935.7 605.8 730.8 299 512K 569 601.9 572.6 297.8 4K 25.8 123.9 26.6 106.4 QD324K 174.7 159 173.9 113.8
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Results seem pretty good. I am amazed the Raid1 (Duped Data) is quite fast too . Items all from Newegg