First and foremost, a huge thanks to everyone who has provided their coverage, findings, and insights on this board. I've been following this thread closely for a while.
Just received my board today, though I haven't got to give it more than a quick test, sans Windows, yet. Unboxing this badboy was certainly more exciting and rewarding than that DG45FC
As I have yet to receive the intended 2TB drive for this HTPC, I'm going to have to dig out one of my committed drives to try it in the meantime.
My (intended) setup of which I'll surely have more pics of and findings on soon:
2x1GB Mushkin EM2-6400
2TB WD20EADS (sigh, stock already!)
Pioneer DVR-216DBLK (RMA. motor unbalanced something fierce!)
90W PicoPSU + 120W brick
Was really bummed upon hearing of these issues that surfaced recently, namely the USB wake, and really hope it's able to be ironed out via a BIOS update, even if I have my doubts.
Originally Posted by opentoideas
the USB wake is a pain..... no way around that!
Well, I wouldn't go THAT far
(wireless door chime turned remote power switch)
My preemptive strike to this issue, though I never expected it to happen. I certainly believe this is a huge deal and it would definitely have impacted my decision to purchase it, had I not already been so far along with my build, and there were alternatives besides the problem-ridden Intel DG45 board.
I'm sure I'll have some more pics and findings as I get further with this thing
. Keep yours coming though!