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GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-1900 (rev. 1.0) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I am using this as a PXE boot server and for that purpose it is great. Installed RAM and hard drive (switched to SSD as soon as the drive arrived) and installed Windows 8.1 and then upgraded 10 without issue. I even did another second clean install of Windows 10 from USB stick to make sure my problems were not software related.
Quite well suited for its current role as a headless server

Cons: The Sata bus resets every once in a while. I have had 3 different drives in it and all do the same thing so I suspect it it the (flimsy) sata cable since it happens on all drives I have tried. It does cause the computer to freeze for about 30 seconds now and then because of this (very random and no set interval) and it is an annoyance but I use this on a tech bench and I don't want to lose it while I wait for RMA.

Other Thoughts: Improve the sata cable so that it is less prone to failure.

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GIGABYTE GB-BXBT-1900 (rev. 1.0) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I am using this as a PXE boot server and for that purpose it is great. Installed RAM and hard drive (switched to SSD as soon as the drive arrived) and installed Windows 8.1 and then upgraded 10 without issue. I even did another second clean install of Windows 10 from USB stick to make sure my problems were not software related.
Quite well suited for its current role as a headless server

Cons: The Sata bus resets every once in a while. I have had 3 different drives in it and all do the same thing so I suspect it it the (flimsy) sata cable since it happens on all drives I have tried. It does cause the computer to freeze for about 30 seconds now and then because of this (very random and no set interval) and it is an annoyance but I use this on a tech bench and I don't want to lose it while I wait for RMA.

Other Thoughts: Improve the sata cable so that it is less prone to failure.

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StarTech ESATAPLT2LP 12
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice to get two Esata ports on a low profile bracket.

Cons: I assumed Startech knew what they were doing by now but the bracket is backwards and the screw notch is on the wrong side for a Low Profile bracket so it doesn't fit quite right.
If I had looked closely at the picture I would have noticed that ahead of time.

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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 04/28/10

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 10/01/13
  • Last Review: 11/11/16
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