Date Joined: 07/31/07
Pros: Great basic fanless cards. Low cost, easy drivers esp Linux compatibility way back to old versions. Good performance for everything but games. I have about 20 of them deployed and they are all great.
Pros: I operate several NAS systems from personal size to enterprise. Synology is a great, easy-to use platform and this unit is well built and outstanding value. Loaded it with 4Tb drives and shipped it around the works but it purrs away without problems.
Cons: Synology is like the Mac of NAS systems, it's very user-friendly but not nearly as open as something like FreeNAS. For most users this is a positive thing.
Pros: This particular one is a good build compared to other NUCs and I have several.
Cons: Expensive and incompatible. The NUC platform is a nice idea but is both to far ahead of it's time and too far behind. Linux drivers are a real pain. Expandability is all about what intel "envisions" for you rather than what you really need. They are not great value. In may ways it's an iMac several years too late and several hundred dollars over budget.
Pros: I absolutely love these cases, they are about the most economical way to deploy CPU power that exists. They are not fancy, very basic but very functional. Have a cluster of these that whisper at idle and roar under load
Cons: Hard to get them these days.
Cons: There are more compact readers out there.
Pros: Has worked in every application I have needed it to, nice compact build.
Pros: Have 4 of these running under Linux and Windows and all work well.
Pros: Used this to replace a PS in a big industrial CNC machine. Works day after day and was an exact replacement that I badly needed.
Cons: Build quality is "economy", but it has worked for me. Don't expect any blinky lights fanboy.
Pros: I use one of these in a busy conference room and it performs as well and the very expensive Polycom mics. Great value.
Cons: I wish I could turn off the red light inside the unit, it makes people think they are being recorded even when there is no call in session.
Pros: These are nice looking, thin monitors. Everyone I have set up with one has had a favorable response but they are priced well. Excellent value and good design work.
Cons: The mount only adjusts tilt. You'll probably have to put it on something to get it to the right height.
Pros: I've used a few of these and they work great, the price is a lot lower than the name brand vendor models but they work exceptionally well.
Cons: Make sure you get the compatibility right. A Cisco-compatible will not work in an HP switch. Trust me on that.
Pros: Great barebones case, have been using 16-bay supermicros since they first came out and this one is just great. Why not have a whole lot of capacity? You MUST be aware that these are SAS-backplane systems and the only practical way to use them is with a SAS2 6gbps interface. This model has two backplanes, one the back, both are pre-wired into the onboard SAS ports and work OOB with FreeNAS.
Pros: They work and they look good.
Pros: Great board, fast and capable. Replaced a fanless atom-based board and was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Works, 10G real throughput. Built-in drivers for FreeNAS