Date Joined: 03/10/03
Pros: I've had this motherboard for over two years and it's still working great and I've never had an issue with it.
Cons: Absolutely none.
Pros: I purchased this over a year ago before Newegg was selling it. It's a great case for a NAS. I've been running OpenMediaVault on this since it was release and haven't been happier.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Worked great while it lasted.
Crucial's RMA process was great.
Cons: I initially used this in a Linux XBMC build for about 1 month. Then it sat unused for about 8 months. When I went to use it again it was getting tons of IO errors.
A quick call to Crucial and they had me update the firmware and do some reboot process and it appeared fine. A few weeks later the same issue happened.
I ended up sending the unit to Crucial and they replaced it with a refurbished drive. This one lasted about 1 month and now my system doesn't even detect a hard drive connected. I've tried it in multiple computers with the same result.
Pros: Install was flawless of OpenELEC.
Runs pretty fast.
I tried Windows 7 on it and it ran decent.
Cons: No sound in OpenELEC (I just installed it so it may be easy to fix...I haven't looked into it yet).
Overall Review: Looks like a pretty good system for an XBMC HTPC setup.
Pros: Ordered it yesterday, received it today. Newegg is the best.
First thing I did was put the dd-wrt firmware on it.
This is a great router for the price, especially when dd-wrt is put on it.
Pros: I'm not sure what the last guy was talking about but this works flawlessly with Vista. I installed Vista and did the Microshaft updates and all was good (everything detected & working).
Cons: Still having trouble with Debian 4.0r1. Network speeds are about the speed of dial-up. Tested with Debian 4.0r0, Debian 4.0r1, Kubuntu 7.01, CentOS 5.0 and a few other distros and the only one that had my network speeds working was a live PCLinuxOS 2007 disc.
Overall Review: This systems works great with Windows, but my blame would have to fall on Nvidia's shoulders for the Linux support. If I can get Debian working correctly I'll be a happy camper.
Pros: Small, plenty of room compared to some older Shuttles, it's quite and runs much cooler than older models.
Cons: My CD door doesn't close. It looks like the spring isn't strong enough to pull it back up.
Overall Review: Currently running Vista. I've attempted to install Debian with little success so far. The install locks up each time I try to install.
Anyone else have trouble getting Debian 4.0 installed on this?
Pros: See below - my last comment
Cons: This is from Syba's support ----
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We do not have a list of compatible compactflash cards. It should be compatible with most of lower speed of cards. Please try with 512MB and speed lower than 32X.
Overall Review: Look else where for a CF to IDE.
Pros: BIOS detected it.
Cons: Didn't work with Transcend's TS4GCF266. I've emailed Syba's support to see if I could get a list of supported CF cards.
Didn't work with a ScanDisk 512MB.
Worked with pqi's 2GB Hi-speed 100 CF but once Debian was installed I couldn't boot off of the CF and the install was pretty slow.
Overall Review: If anyone here has had success with this device please post what CF card you used and what you're using this for.