Joined on 09/13/08
Great Home Server CPU
Pros: Great for a Home Server system. Handles the 6 computers on my home network along with simple web hosting. Price/Performance can't be beat. First Intel CPU I have ever bought and im happy.
Cons: For $20 more I should have bought the new Nehalem CPU.
Overall Review: Would buy again and again for budget home servers!
Great Little Switch
Pros: Cheap, Small, 16 Ports
Cons: Other then on initial power up it put off a huge electromagnetic field that set off my voltage testers in my work bag for a few seconds, none.
Overall Review: Great Switch for when you need to work in a small Smart Home Panel with absolutely no room in it even for your hands.
Great Server Board BUT
Pros: Great Board for the Price. Love having 6 4Pin fan connectors on-board. Also the built-in raid system is SWEET and easy to setup.
Cons: Only Had one problem. The On-Board LAN was DOA. Well not completely. It worked enough to send me through loops for days. After many cups of coffee and many web sites I decided to check the MAC address. Zeros across the board. Through in a PCI Network card and using that ever since.
Overall Review: I would buy this board again and again but Ill just buy a Network card as a backup. You wont be disappointed with this Motherboard.
Would Buy Again and Again
Pros: This is an EXCELLENT drive. I use it on my laptop and remote systems for Final Cut Pro 7. Also use it for live VJing at concerts and raves. Has excellent Read rate. I can steam 6 1080i videos at the same time over Firewire 800. Also is really nice that it is BUS powered.
Cons: None to serious. The LED on it is wickedly bright. I haft to put some tape over it when working in low light or shows.
Overall Review: Been thing about buying another one as a Time Machine drive.