Joined on 11/30/04
Great with some S.M.A.R.T issues
Pros: I bought 2 of 4TB Seagate HDs, configure as RAID1 with HighPoint RocketRaid 640L in my NAS server, performance is really good. 80-100mb/s over 1Gbps network. 100-130mb/s over USB 3.0. The bottle neck is data route, not hard drive itself. Very satisfied with it.
Cons: Running hot with long time backup, 114+ Fahrenheit. with Highpoint Web monitoring Tools, I got S.M.A.R.T errors from time to time. Hard Disk Sentinel shows all OK. that makes me worrying and confused. searching articles regarding those failed S.M.A.R.T features. it seems not a real error or failure of Hard Drive itself. just Seagate Unique Way of SMART reporting, not happened with other manufactures such as WD or Hitachi hard drives. --- well, I'll keep my fingers crossed
Overall Review: Hard Disk Sentinel is only tool I found that can detect and report SMART with RAID confriguration.
I like the design
Pros: USB3.0 is working perfectly. Good design idea. Metal case looks good
Cons: SATA port does not work at all, I prepare 2 hard drives to test this little device, One is 500GB regular mechanical drive (NTFS formatted already) The other is 240 SSD (NFTS formatted already) Neither can be recognized in Windows OS. (Fatal hardware initialization error) They should be both recognized immediately, because I formatted them already. through USB3.0, both are working well.
Overall Review: Half buyers complains the same issue, so I want to take the 2nd chance to replace it.
The best mini PC to install 32bit Windows and Linux
Pros: I am looking for 2GB RAM mini PC which can install 32bit OS. I finally found it. The 2GB/32GB eMMC model is not good for 32bit OS. The 2GB/0GB model is just for 32bit purpose, the mSATA hard drive is recognized under 32bit Windows 10 and 32bit Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
Overall Review: You must choose legacy boot mode in BIOS to install 32bit Windows/Linux, The CPU is 64bit CPU. only 64bit UEFI is supported. So I think you can only choose UEFI mode to install 64bit OS. Once OS booted up, I really don't care about legacy or UEFI. 2GB RAM is really good for 32bit OS.
A very good phone
Pros: Big Screen Clear and Crispy display Good battery life Fast processor Dual SIM (one is MicroSIM, the other is full size SIM)
Cons: Wi-Fi is not 802.11ac, the specification is wrong, I only saw my router 2.4Ghz AP, no 5Ghz AP. VLC cannot handle 1080p movie. 720p is OK Only 4GB Internal storage (1.8GB available)
Overall Review: For $59.99. Cons I mentioned can be ignored. So I give 5 stars. I put 32GB MicroSD inside, formatted as FAT32.
Love this little machine
Pros: Very small. Use very little electricity. cost nothing on the bill. Stable. Run Windows 8.1(64bit) and Windows 10(64bit). No issue to playback 1080p and BlueRay (5.1) movie. Using a 2.5 inch 1TB Toshiba regular drive on USB3.0 port without additional power supply.
Cons: 5V/3A DC Adapter is special. I tried all other 5V (2A-4A) adapter. None of them can make it stable running. 5V battery bank, the same story. So I guess the 5V/3A DC adapter from the box might be ~6V. not 5V. because when I use iPAD 5.2V/2.1A DC adapter, it seems better than others. Heat sink is too small, it feels hot with my hand on it. LIVA X has larger and better heat sink. LIVA X BOX is also designed much better than LIVA. WIFI and Bluetooth is weak. not sure it is card itself or antenna issue.
Overall Review: I still gave it 5 stars, because it is really unique, as running Windows 10 modern OS and device size, it is hardly to find the similar product on the market. Especially ECS tried 5V DC driven design. the same as raspberry pi but with Intel Processor. that is something really worth more than 5 stars.
Very nice little box
Pros: Have eMMC and mSATA, support max. 2 hard drives Quiet. Cool -- actually a little warm after a while. Safe long time run and energy efficient. After you know these tricks, everything is fine: 32bit and 64bit Windows 7, can only use mSATA 32bit Windows 8, 8.1 10 can only be installed under Legacy mode. eMMC is not available during installation, but accessible under full OS. 64bit Windows 8, 8.1 10 have no barrier with EFI or Legacy mode. both eMMC and mSATA can be chosen as system hard drive.
Cons: Lack Detail Specification, I thought it was a DOA production and almost RMA it! Tricky for 32-bit OS!
Overall Review: I bought mSATA 128GB (bp4) SSD for it. I plan to put 32bit Windows 8.1 embedded pro on 32GB eMMC internal hard drive and 32 bit Windows 10 enterprise in mSATA. 2GB RAM is really not enough to run 64bit OS. but the trick is this is 64bit machine with 64bit EFI: in BIOS, when I choose EFI boot, 32bit Windows 8.1 and 32bit Windows 10 installation USB will not boot up! If I choose Legacy mode, 32bit Windows 8.1 and 32bit Windows 10 installation USB can boot up, but can only find mSATA drive, eMMC is not available! After I installed 32bit OS on mSATA, then eMMC drive is showing up as D: drive in my OS. Only when I choose EFI boot, with 64bit Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, Both eMMC and mSATA are available for installation. I plan to clone Windows 8.1 from mSATA to eMMC, I am not sure I can boot from eMMC or not (under mbr partition or gpt partition, I will test both). So far, I can boot Windows 8.1 from mSATA (mbr partition, I have not tested if I convert mbr to gpt, then choose EFI boot). I will report back.