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ASRock E3C226D2I Mini ITX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C226 DDR3 1600/1333

  • Supports Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 series & Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron processors
  • 2 x DIMM DDR3 1600/1333, Max. 16GB
  • 6 x SATA3 by Intel C226 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
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ASRock E3C226D2I Mini ITX Server Motherboard

Highlights

ASRock Server Motherboard
  • Mini ITX 6.7" x 6.7"
  • Single socket H3 (LGA 1150)
  • Supports Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 series & Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron processors
  • 2 x DIMM DDR3 1600/1333, Max. 16GB
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
  • 6 x SATA3 by Intel C226 support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • 2 x Intel i210, support Dual GLAN with teaming function
  • ASPEED 2300 for BMC controller, Realtek RTL8211E for dedicated IPMI GLAN
  • 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 rear + 2 via header )
  • 5 x USB 2.0 ports (2 rear + 2 via header + 1 Type A)
 

Specifications

 MB Physical Status
Form Factor - Mini ITX
Dimensions - 6.7 x 6.7" (17.02 x 17.02cm)
 Processor System
CPU - Single socket H3 (LGA 1150) supports Intel® Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 series & Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron processors
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology
Socket - Single Socket H3 (LGA1150)
Power Design - 6 Power Phase Design
Chipset - Intel® C226
 System Memory
Capacity - 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots
- Support up to 16GB DDR3 ECC DIMM
Type - Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- Supports DDR3 1600/1333 ECC DIMM
Voltage - 1.5V, 1.35V
 Expansion Slots
PCIe 3.0 x 16 - 1 slot (x16 mode)
 Storage
SATA Controller - Intel® C226: 6 x SATA3 6.0Gbps, Supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel® Rapid Storage
 Ethernet
Interface - Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
LAN Controllers - 2 x Intel® i210
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
- Supports PXE
 Management
BMC Controller - ASPEED AST2300: IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) 2.0 with iKVM support
IPMI Dedicated LAN - 1 x Realtek RTL8211E for dedicated management LAN
Features - Watch Dog
- NMI
 Graphics
Controller - ASPEED AST2300
VRAM - DDR3 16MB
Output - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
 Rear Panel I/O
PS/2 KB/Mouse - 1
VGA Port - D-sub x 1
USB 2.0 Port - 2
USB 3.0 Port - 2
Lan Port - 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
- 1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
- LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
Serial Port - 1 (COM1)
UID Button/UID LED - 1
 Internal Connector
COM Port Header - 1 (COM2)
Auxiliary Panel Header - 1 (include chassis intrusion, location button & LED, front LAN LED)
IPMB Header - 1
Fan Header - 3 x 4-pin
ATX Power - 1 (24-pin) + 1 (4-pin)
USB 2.0 Header - 1 (each supports two USB 2.0)
Type A USB 2.0 Port - 1
USB 3.0 Header - 1 (each support 2 USB 3.0)
 System BIOS
BIOS Type - 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS
BIOS Features - Plug and Play (PnP)
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- DRAM Voltage Multi-adjustment
- ASRock Instant Flash
 Hardware Monitor
Temperature - CPU Temperature Sensing
- System Temperature Sensing
Fan - 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 - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM, 1.05V_PCH, +BAT, 3VSB, 5VSB
 Support OS
OS Microsoft Windows
- Server 2008 R2 (x64)
- Server 2012 (x64)
Linux
- 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)
Virtual
- VMWare ESXi 5.1
 Environment
Temperature - Operating temperature: 41 - 95°F (10 - 35°C) | Non-operating temperature: -40 - 95°F (-40 - 70°C)

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

ASRock Server Motherboard

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Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • GENNADIY T.
  • 12/11/2014 5:52:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood NAS mobo

Pros: -reliable
-fully supported by freenas
-worked out of the box

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Got it for freenas, together with
-KVR16LE11/8KF 1 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V w/TS Server Kingston F

Memory selection is CRITICAL - you can't go wrong if you go with official compatibility list. Anything else and you are risking shipping charges.

Works stable, onboard remote access works fine - browser selection is critical here.

No complains, works stable, high uptime. running it with 4 WD REDs in RAIDZ1.

Mobo controls 2 PWM fans nicely.

Definitely reccomend, wish it was cheaper.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued ASRock Rack Customer,

Thank you for your purchase and review. Your feedback is important to us.
If you have any technical inquiry or warranty question in the future please contact us at http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en

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  • Ethan S.
  • 12/8/2014 9:13:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFreeNAS Mini

Pros: First time FreeNAS build. Excellent out of the box server grade mobo for its size. 6x6Gbs ports, dual Intel NICS + IPMI. This is awesome to smash so many options on the board.

Works superbly well with FreeNAS 9.2.xx.

CPU = Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz
MOBO = ASRock E3C226D2I Mini ITX
RAM = Crucial 16GB (2x8GB) ECC UnBuffered DDR3 1600
OS HDD = 16GB USB (Fastest possible USB2.0)
RAID HDDS = WD Red 3TB x 4
PSU = CORSAIR CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE

Cons: Hate the position of the 12v as it goes on the opposite end. But I guess, size for sacrifice of location for the line tracing requirements.

Medicore CPU control options in BIOS/UEFI.

Other Thoughts: Been on Asus/Gigabyte for awhile and tested the waters with Asrock. Considering Asrock originated from Asus, no issue to be afraid of the brand name considering the market dominance.

Their 8port SAS mini-ITX-E board looks tempting to try next in another lifetime.

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  • John C.
  • 11/25/2014 10:03:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsChallenging build

Pros: It is a server motherboard with the Intel C226 chipset (server chipset) on the mini-ITX form factor. If one wants to build a server in a small computer case, this would be the motherboard to use. I don't think there is another motherboard like this on the market.

6 X Sata3 ports
2 X NICs
Lots of USB3 and USB2 ports

Cons: This motherboard has challenged me. I could not get the power button switch to work. I connected it to the proper pins and it would shut the motherboard on and off. After fifteen minutes, it stopped responding. It did nothing. I wasted a lot of time troubleshooting the issue. At first, I thought it was a defective switch on the case. I replaced the switch and the issue persisted. Now the motherboard is headed back to NewEgg via RMA. I hope the replacement board does not challenge me as much.

The next issue pertains to the CPU. What one does not know until they buy the motherboard is that i5/i7 CPUs are supported but if you install either or them, then the motherboard will be out of warranty. There is a footnote in the manual that accompanies the motherboard describing the out of warranty status for i5/i7 CPUs. The NewEgg website and the ASRock website both fail to mention this ASRock policy. It is probably best to go with either a Xeon E3-1220 or an i3. Those are the recommended CPUs per the manual.

It would be nice if NewEgg and ASRock both were more up front about this issue.

Other Thoughts: I advise anyone considering this motherboard for a "small" server build to be careful about the CPU selection.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please check the other components like, power supply, CPU, memory, VGA card, and those cause 3 mainboards to fail. Would you please tell us more detail about those mainboards issue to our tech support at “http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp” or 909-590-8308? We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Robert F.
  • 8/24/2014 4:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHave two of these, one dead!

Pros: First one MOBO works well out of the box no issues for >10 months. Using it with FreeNAS 9.2 and 8x3 tb

Cons: Second board purchased in JULY 2014, does not work. Boots up and gives me 4 short beeps. Can't find the answer to it. Searched all over and posted on ASROCK forum. No answer so far. Can't get video or USB ports do not work. Found a lot of negative reports on the ASROCK forum regarding bad hardware. Plan is to have 3 server with same configuration but now that this second board is faulty, there seems to be a batch out there...I think I will buy a third MOBO from some one else...

Other Thoughts: ASROCK, contact me so I can send this back for RMA. I need a new working board.

I will update this review on the final outcome. Stay tuned.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We will be more than happy to help to resolve the issues.
Please contact us with system configuration and detail problem at william@asrockamerica.com. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en

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  • GENNADIY T.
  • 8/9/2014 3:04:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworks with FreeNas

Pros: IPMI (see cons), 6 Sata 3 ports, onboard USB for bootable USB stick, 2 network ports

Cons: 1) IPMI remote console has problems with non-IE browser (tried Chrome and Firefox on windows 7), works randomly on and off with latest JRE.
No issues with IE 11/latest JRE, worked fine. One egg off.

2) There are 2 4-pin fan ports, "front" and "rear", both (supposedly) temp-controlled. Apparently only "front" adjusts RPMs based on temp, second one (using 2 identical fans) runs at 100%. I ordered splitter, but expect it to work out of the box on $200+ MB. Bios tweaking didn't help, including manual fan speed adjustments.

Other Thoughts: I tried ~$150 Tyan first, but sent it back, too many issues. This one, while too expensive for my test, is the only one available today (August 2014) supporting 6 Sata ports and ECC memory (a must, in my opinion, for ZFS) for 1150.

Used it with KVR16LR11S4/8KF and I3-4130T. FreeNas works fine, at least during initial setup and light usage.

Overall, if I do it again, would probably tried 4-core SOC supermicro mini-ITX board - similar price with cpu already included.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

For the issue IPMI with non-IE browser, there is no report that IPMI only works selectively on a certain browser.
In ASRock, we use different browsers with IPMI on daily basis, the IPMI connectivity is solid. Are you using dedicated IPMI LAN port or failover?

For cooling fan speed control, please make sure you are using BMC firmware update 00.14.00 http://66.226.78.21/downloadsite/bios/Server/E3C226D2I(00.14.00)BMC.zip .

If you have any technical inquiry, please contact us with detail problem description at william@asrockamerica.com. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en

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  • Mark E.
  • 7/23/2014 8:04:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsConsole Redirection Does Not Work

Pros: Board runs Windows Server 2012 without a problem

Cons: Console redirection in remote management does not work.

Other Thoughts: Board is running Windows 2012 Server without any issues. The problem is with the BMC/IPMI system. Everything seems to be working in the IPMI system other than Console Redirection. I believe this is related to the Java Jviewer applet that is downloaded from the server BMC.

Java Version is 7, update 65. Java Runtime will not allow the Jviewer applet to be loaded and run. I have tried to use remote console in Windows Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. None of the browsers will load the Jviewer applet.

I have set the Java security level in the control panel to medium (as low as it will go). I have deleted temporary files in the Java control panel. I have added the IP address of the BMC to the Java exception list in the Java control panel. Nothing I have done has allowed Jviewer to load and run.

I get the following error messages when Jviewer trys to load:

Missing Application-Name manifest attribute
Missing Permissions manifest attribute in main jar

The Remote Control window on the Dashboard screen is all black with 0 x 0 displayed.

I have sent a support request to ASRock and hope to hear back from them soon.

If you are looking for a server motherboard with remote management I would say look for other options. This board is not ready for prime time.

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  • John H.
  • 7/17/2014 8:08:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board - please ship to Australia?

Pros: ITX form factor
6 x Sata III (6 gig) ports
Reputable manufacturer
Support for ESX
16 gigs of ECC RAM support as long as you stick to the QVL

Cons: A little expensive
** Newegg won't ship it to Australia **
** Why is there restrictions on shipping to Australia **

Other Thoughts: I just ordered this board through another large online retailer as newegg won't ship this product to Australia for some reason. None of the ASROCK Rack range of servers boards are sold in Australia yet.

I currently training in VMware and the latest microsfot server and exchange products. I wanted to build a small server that I could use to be able to load these products offline from the corporate network.

The first boxes I was looking at were the HP Micro Server N54L Gen7 and the Xeon 1220 based Gen8. The pricing and bundle available for these servers in Australia is not as good as the USA either.

Also once you start adding RAM, a raid 5 HP P222 board etc they really aren't that cheap even in the US. There is quite a price difference between the Celeron based G8 boxes and the Xeon models too, far more in fact than the chip is worth. I see that many people are throwing the celeron away and buying a Xeon E3 1265L to upgrade it. It's a pity that this isn't the standard Xeon chip in the build. The 1220L is only a dual core, so is really a waste of money.

I am thinking of building my server in a Bitfenix Phenom case with 6 x 2TB hard drive, and booting off a USB thumb drive. Or maybe a small SSD and have 5x2TB drives in RAID 5. The Xeon E3-1231V3 chip looks like it has a good performance/price point and I will use a small water cooler like a Corsair H60 to keep it cool and quiet.

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  • Pat W.
  • 3/14/2014 10:51:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: ECC memory, LGA-1150 processor selection, number of SATA ports

Cons: memory should be from QVL

Other Thoughts: I initially tried Kingston KVR16LE11/8I, which matched specs list on the motherboard, but the motherboard would only post with memory in the B1 slot and nothing in the A1 slot. I then tried KVR16E11/8, which is on the QVL, and everything now works great. It is an awesome FreeNAS system.

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  • Tam G.
  • 3/11/2014 8:48:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLot's of features in a small package

Pros: The only Mini-ITX motherboard I could find that had dual NIC's and six 6Gb/s SATA ports. I was looking for a mini-itx motherboard to build a compact, power efficient Hyper-v server for home. I compared every mini-itx motherboard on Newegg and this one had everything I needed; Drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2, dual gigabit NIC's and 6 SATA ports. I could've bought a cheaper desktop motherboard, used add-in cards to get the extra LAN or SATA ports and hacked the drivers for Server 2012 but using Intel's onboard generally offers better performance and effiency compared to 3rd party chipsets.
I'm using it with 16GB of Kingston Hyper-X RAM, a Core i5 4570S and a 120GB SSD in a CHENBRO SR30169T2-250 mini-itx case. Idle power consumption is at 29 watts. With 10 TB of disk space (2 x 4TB, 1 x 2TB drives) idle power is 42 watts. I compared this to a GIGABYTE GA-H87N mini-itx desktop motherboard with the same components and the ASRock consumes 15 fewer watts at idle.

Cons: Latest 1.80 BIOS caused CPU and System fans to run at full speed all of the time. I was advised by ASRock support to update the BMC firmware in order to fix fan speed issue. Although it took them 24 hours to respond they were very helpful in addressing the issue.

Other Thoughts: This motherboard is expensive compared to some other mini-itx boards but if you're looking to build a server it's cost can be justified because it's more power effient and offers more features.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review. We review every customer’s technical inquiry very carefully in order to provide the most straight forward and without back and forth effort.
Each inquiry is to be responded in the order it was received. And the time of the day when the inquiry is submitted does make a minor difference. Nevertheless, we still apologize for the wait.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at william@asrockamerica.com. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: william@asrockamerica.com

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  • Bojan D.
  • 3/11/2014 8:17:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat for NAS builds

Pros: 6x SATA3 ports, integrated BMC, dual intel gbit eth, good price/features ratio.

BMC options are excellent, comparing to HP's iLO for which u need Advanced License to have options that this <200USD board has by default

Cons: none so far

Manufacturer Response:

Dear siberianwolf,

Thank you for your purchase and review. Your feedback is important to us.
If you have any technical questions or warranty issues in the future please contact us at http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en. We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en

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