Good for NAS7/31/2016 8:06:53 PM

Pros: * Cables Included * High-quality construction * Price

Cons: * Extra control connections- uneeded?

Overall Review: Comed with 4 nice SATA cables, which I did not use since connecting to RAID card... I'd like to know what the other control/sensor connections are for and how to use. Maybe only relevant for SC5400 chassis and only Intel knows for sure?

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DD-WRT Unsupported?12/10/2014 2:29:22 PM

Pros: 1) Powered up, and appears to function with stock firmware. (Did not pursue testing functionality - purchased for DD-WRT)

Cons: Although the box clearly states "DD-WRT Support", It does not appear to be an easy road, as with the v1 model. 1) Several versions of DD-WRT, including "beta" would not load via web-firmware update utility. 2) The firmware update file on the Rosewill website would not load via firmware update! 3) In each case, recieved the following msg.: "Error code: 18005 Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name. "

Overall Review: It seems, that running DD-WRT on this version of RNX-N300RT may involve soldering some wires and components to the pc board, getting access to the SoC's serial port and issueing some command-line foo to load new firmware. Or, mebbe getting it into tftp boot mode (don't know how). Rosewill, if you're listening, is there an easier way to DD-WRT? Thanks for your help...

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Dear Valued Customer, Thank you very much for purchasing this unit. We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers. Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigations. In the event that you are having troubles please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below. Phone: 1- 800-575-9885 Email: Email2: We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Rosewill Customer Care
Good for low power applications8/24/2010 12:16:58 AM

Pros: * 20 Watts with Hitachi 7200RPM laptop HD + Gigabyte wireless adapter * Connector for jetway daughter card ( adding 3 NICs comes to mind ) * 20 Watts at full load !! * PCI slot - yes, this is a "pro" - Add a Sun "Happy Meal" 4-port NIC for about $20 (from the `bay) to add 4 ethernet ports!

Cons: * I could not boot Ubuntu (UNR) installer from USB Flash - used USB CDROM instead * Takes a long time to respond on boot * Only 1GB memory support ( this is OK for many applications, I'd like 2GB for a fully-functional IPCop/RAMCOP.

Overall Review: * I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (UNR) just to see... It's has reasonable performance for a simple browsing machine. * I used PicoPSU-90/60W power supply - probably more efficient than the box-type PSU * The only time my kill-a-watt registered over 20 Watts wat briefly on boot. * My full load was: saturating the WLAN with an NFS file copy while simultaneously doing a find / -name <something-nonexistent-and-long>. Also, 20 watts running memtest86. * Fits nicely in M350 Mini-ITX case - I had to modify the case to accomodate the WLAN PCI card - just ditch the PCI bracket on the card & drill/file the existing holes so that the antenna can go thru to the card & the card LEDS are visible ( Gigabyte AirCruiser G PCI Adapter - newegg ) * Might be OK for FreeNAS if you don't need ZFS ( with 4-port SATA daughter card and/or PCI SATA card)

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