Date Joined: 07/16/06
Pros: * Cables Included
* High-quality construction
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?
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...
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)