So has this get cheaper than $179 before?
And is this better than building your own Mini-ITX server with the recent mini-ITX motherboard/CPU combo slickdeals (like BIOSTAR A68I-350, MSI A55M-P33, MSI E350IS-E45, etc)?
Depends on your needs. I have this model and I really like it. The DSM software is very nice also.
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