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Tuesday, 19 January 2010 17:06

ASRock Ion330HT-BD detailed - 2 Overview

Written by Eliot Kucharik
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Review: Multimedia Player replacement?


It is rather small with 197x70x186mm and comes either in glossy white or glossy black. While the look is quite appealing, beware of finger prints.

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The backside hosts all the connections you might need. Six USB 2.0 ports, one Gb LAN port, VGA and HDMI, optical out, 5.1 audio out and eSATA/USB 2.0 combo gives you plenty of connection options. If your monitor does not feature an HDMI input, ASRock put an HDMI to DVI converter inside the box.

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Looking at it as a replacement for any multimedia player we see one design flaw. The USB ports are located only on the back side. When such a box is installed, it would have been wise to put at least one USB 2.0 port and the eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port on the front, so you would have been able to plug your external hard drives in without any hassle.

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Inside the box you find a 65W notebook power adapter, an additional SATA connector for a second hard drive and a remote control.


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