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Two SATA3 6.0Gbps and 4 SATA2 3.0Gbps connectors by Intel C204, supports RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and Intel Rapid Storage)
Two SATA3 6.0Gbps connectors by Marvell SE9172, support RAID (RAID 0 and RAID 1)
Two Intel 82574L, Support PCIE Dual Gigabit LAN (with Teaming function)
MB Physical Stats
12 x 9.6" (30.5 x 24.4cm)
Single socket H2 (LGA 1155) supports Intel® Xeon E3-1200 & E3-1200 v2 series, 2nd and 3rd Gen Core i3, Pentium, Celeron processors
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
Single Socket H2 (LGA1155)
4 Power Phase Design
4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots
Support up to 32GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM
Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
Supports DDR3 1600*/1333/1066* ECC DIMM
*DDR3 1600 can only be supported with Intel® Xeon E3-1200 v2 Processor
*DDR3 1066 can only be supported with Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i3 Processors
PCIe 3.0 x 16
2 slots (PCIE6/PCIE4: x16/x0 mode or x8/x8 mode)
*PCIE4 slot shares lanes with PCIE6 slot. When PCIE4 slot is populated, PCIE6 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.
*PCIE 3.0 can only be supported with Intel® Xeon E3-1200 v2 Processor.
PCIe 2.0 x 4
1 slot (PCIE2: x4 mode)
PCIe 2.0 x 1
Intel® C204: 2 x SATA3 6.0Gbps, 4 x SATA2 3.0Gbps | Supports RAID 0, 1, 10 and Intel® Rapid Storage
Additional Storage Controller
Marvell SE9172: 2 x SATA3 6.0Gbps, support RAID 0, 1, NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
*Marvell SE9172 RAID is supported with Windows OS only.
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
2 x Intel® 82574L
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Rear Panel I/O
D-sub x 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
COM Port Header
Front Lan LED Connector
Auxiliary Panel Header
1 (include chassis intrusion, location button & LED, front LAN LED)
Thermal Sensor Header
6 (5 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
1 (24-pin) + 1 (8-pin)
USB 2.0 Header
2 (each support 2 USB 2.0)
Type A USB 2.0 Port
64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS
Plug and Play (PnP)
ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
DRAM Voltage Multi-adjustment
ASRock Instant Flash
CPU Temperature Sensing
Chassis Temperature Sensing
CPU/Rear/Front Fan Tachometer
CPU Quiet Fan (Allow CPU Fan Speed Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
CPU/Rear/Front Fan Multi-Speed Control
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, VTT, 1.05V_PCH, +BAT, 3VSB, 5VSB
Operating Systems Supported
Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Server 2012 (x64)
RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 5.5/6.4 (x32 and x64)
CentOS 5.5 / 6.4 (x32 and x64)
SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP1 (x32 and x64)
FreeBSD 9.1 (x32/x64)
Fedora core 18 (x64)
UBuntu 12.04/12.10 (x64)
VMWare ESXi 5.1 (Marvell SE9230 and Marvell SE9172 has no driver can support VMWare)
Board does everything a basic server requires, but there are also 3-4 other boards in the same ASRock series if this particular one does not meet your needs and all are within a few dollars of each other.
I do not use the additional Marvell RAID controller for anything other than an optical drive, however the 6 ports available to the Intel Matrix RAID are nice and simple to setup whether you use the RAID BIOS or configure through the Intel Matrix software via Windows.
Check most BIOS functions to see if they act as they should without need for flash/update and all worked as expected.
Boot time to an SSD on the Intel controller is around 20-30 seconds with all optimizations on.
The Intel C204 is limited, but it's more than sufficient for server functionality and the drivers have been rock solid.
This board would actually work very well as a bitcoin miner having 2 full size PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots and even with double width video cards still leaves a x2
Cons: The only real downside I've found for this board is more of a caveat; note the placement of the 24 pin power connector and it's absence near the SATA ports like most standard ATX boards. It's not a game stopper or even a game changer if you use a case with solid wire management. In my GX700 I needed to weasel the 24 pin connector through a small hole for the cleanest installation, but the hole was originally just made for the extra 8pin Proc power connector so I had to be very careful getting it through. Just consider wire management when you are picking out your case and this shouldn't be an issue.
This review is from: ASRock E3C204-V+ ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C204 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Pros: NONE , didn't even power up and I am no beginner at this, I have built hundreds of working computers (most without any help of the lame Chinese brands).
Cons: Made in China = no quality control = 50% failure rate which they seem to see as somehow acceptable. Newegg will send another one and we will see how much of it works (if any at all).
Other Thoughts: I gave up on ASUS for this same problem -- all made in China and if they work at all it is only for a day or two, then something will quit working (if not die completely).
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