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  • madmachinist - Sunday, August 30, 2009 - link

    Has anyone tested a mini PCIe SSD in the mini PCIe slot? The reason I ask is that I have a runcore SATA mini PCIe SSD Leftover from an EEE PC that I sold. I really am hoping that the mobo would recognize the SSD correctly and be able to boot from it. Reply
  • lemon8h8ead - Thursday, August 20, 2009 - link

    Yeah, my Zotac ION Rev 1 does not wakeup on USB. Funny thing though it wakes up when I type a key on my PS2 keyboard. And to think that I nearly through it out! (: Reply
  • lec - Thursday, August 13, 2009 - link

    Did anyone found this new version of the board in Europe ? So far, all the shops I have contacted either don't know, or are still selling the first version.....
    I guess I should wait that all suppliers get out of stock before they get the new version from the manufacturer ;-)
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  • ProDigit - Saturday, August 08, 2009 - link

    Ok,so we need to get our lazy asses off the couch, and actually press the power knob;
    "Oh no! Please; not the power knob!!"

    I mean, by no means the first version is that bad, and only for a small percentage will mean something.
    Even as a HTPC, the box might be about as close to reach as a remote control or keyboard for many...
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  • shumba - Friday, August 07, 2009 - link

    If anyone reading this has successfully purchased a rev2 board, could you please let us know where you bought it. Thanks! Reply
  • Visual - Friday, July 31, 2009 - link

    with the 785G out now, why do they bother releasing new revisions using the 780G?
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  • kitonne - Wednesday, August 05, 2009 - link

    Because 780G has IDE, serial and parallel ports (Asus M3A78-EM for example, see manual for the parallel and serial headers) and 785G does not? And there are people who do not feel like replacing their UPS (serial connection), label printer (serial connection) or old HP laserjet (parallel port) or buying additional USB to serial and USB to parallel adapters just to help the economy roll along? Not to mention that potential buyers may have a couple of CD/DVD readers with IDE interfaces ready to be reused, and that 780G motherboards are cheaper, fully debugged by now, and work very well for DVD playback via HDMI....

    I have used a 780G based board with a pair of monitors (1920x1200 and 1600x1200) and it worked quite well, including TV viewing via external TV tuner (standard NTSC) and DVD playback / avi file playback.

    I can see a micro 785G in a home theater w blue ray (although 780G seems to be OK in that role as well), because of its better video, but from what I have seen so far the better video does not compensate for the missing peripherals, specially at a higher price point.
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  • MichaelD - Thursday, July 30, 2009 - link

    I almost pulled the trigger on one of these two days ago but didn't do it for some strange reason...glad I didn't. This problem is not a minor one, IMO. Shame that the fix requires an entire new PCB and couldn't just be fixed with a BIOS update.

    People have been waiting for these boards for months. Now that they're finally getting into retailers hands, they all have this bug. It'll take more months just to get "the bad boards" stock moved so you can get a Rev2. Oh well. No HTPC for another few months, I guess.
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  • sbrown23 - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - link

    Have there been any comparison tests on Atom platforms to see if Atom can handle Silverlight HD video better than Flash? It would be interesting to see ... Reply
  • Zelog - Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - link

    Wonder how much work is involved in pulling some wires yourself, and if Zotac would consider giving us a little guide, voiding warranty, naturally :) Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Can you see about getting more mITX boards in the future? Asus and Gigabyte are busy making "small" uATX boards, and everyone else seems to be sticking with full ATX. Reply
  • CSMR - Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - link

    I'm sure you'll see lots more mini-itx with the next generation (Intel moving to 32nm, integrating graphics and CPU). Check SPCR for some more good reviews of the current generation.

    I'd guess the market will split like this:

    ITX: mainstream, integrated CPU-GPU; low-end, atoms
    Micro-ATX: gamers & graphics professionals with discrete gpu, specialist systems needing full PCI/PCI express cards
    ATX: extreme gamers with dual gpu

    Subject to some inertia.
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  • icrf - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Did the non-Atom Zotac mini-ITX boards have the same wake on USB problem? I think I'd rather play it safe and have a ULV C2D in there. Reply
  • xcanner - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Correct the first version of Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX Wifi, did not support wake on usb.

    However the third version of the motherboard supports it.

    Quote from another forum:
    Dear Customer

    The GF9300 latest PCB version (03), with support for USB WakeUp (S3) and Dual Link DVI, is not yet shipped out. Therefore all the boards on the market are not yet containing these new hardware features.

    It is also true that the BIOS for the GF9300 move slightly ahead of the hardware, such that the existing BIOS (2K090602) is already added with the codes for "Dual Link DVI". We do tested this BIOS (put to the older PCB which do not support Dual Link), but not found any issue so far.

    The problem described here sounds new to me. I will check factory if there is such issue in this combination (new BIOS with Dual Link DVI support + old hardware without Dual Link DVI support).

    Will come back to you on this

    Kindest regards,

    And another quote:
    The bottom side of motherboard PCB
    shows “236-DA105-xx00F”
    Motherboard PCB Version:00

    The bottom side of motherboard PCB
    shows “236-DA105-xx10F”
    Motherboard PCB Version:01

    The bottom side of motherboard PCB
    shows “236-DA105-xx30F”
    Motherboard PCB Version:03

    End quote.

    Currently i am waiting for the version coming to Denmark, then i will buy it.

    I migth be getting the Zotac ION board for a HTPC to the bedroom, but as you i rather have a a C2D in the main HTPC (ION does not deliver the power).
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  • sprockkets - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    What is the date of that post? Reply
  • Gentleman - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    I am wondering the same thing. If not, are they release one? Reply
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    I believe they did have the same problem, I do not know if there's a fix for those in the works. Lemme see if I can find out :)

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Ask and you shall receive :)

    Zotac is working on a revision to its 9300-ITX motherboard (non-Atom) and should have it fixed sometime in the future. I'll keep you guys posted.

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • icrf - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Thanks for looking into it. The lack of HD flash video support on the Atom has made me rethink how great one of these boards would be for an HTPC. There's a ton of free streaming HD content out there. Reply
  • Zok - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't it be possible to workaround the issue on the old revision by using a powered USB hub? Just in case you get an old board I suppose... Reply
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  • Jorgisven - Monday, July 27, 2009 - link

    Not quite. That's upstream. The device will be powered on, but the BUS on the mobo is not on. Reply

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