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

  • LGA 1150
  • Intel C226
  • 2 x 240pin
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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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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  • Valentin I.
  • 12/23/2013 10:45:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOnly 'decent' Server MB

Pros: 6 x SATA3
2 x NIC
1 x IPMI
3 x FAN connectors

Cons: CPU Fan Sensor not working when monitored from OS (tried from ESXi, Windows, Linux, even IPMI monitoring interface). CPU Fan Sensor works only from BIOS, where it shows proper RPM speed. Once machine boots any OS, RPM speed is not available for any health monitoring app.
The other FAN Sensor is working fine all the time.
It might be an ACPI driver issue in this case, as the sensor reports properly until an OS is loaded (an the driver from the OS is loaded). BIOS is updated to the latest (1.70) version

Another issue I've found is with high CPU load under ESXi due to IPMI. Somewhere between 5-20 minutes after booting ESXi 5.5, even without starting any VM, the CPU load increases up to saturating one core (and power consumption increases with ~15watt) and stays like that until rebooting the machine. Disabling IPMI support in ESXi fixes the issue, but that is more of a work-around rather than a fix. Again, there could be another driver/firmware issue.

I've contacted ASRock tech support for the first issue and waiting for a response.

Other Thoughts: Although it works, this server MB is not as polished as you would expect. Missing HDMI and Audio (yes, audio can be useful at times even on server MB) are inconvenient and the issues with the CPU Fan sensor and IPMI question the quality control process.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Our technical team is replicating the issue on it.
Please contact us at http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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

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  • Valentin I.
  • 12/22/2013 4:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent server board

Pros: 6 x SATA3
2 x NIC
IPMI
3 x FAN connectors (CPU, Rear, Front)

Cons: Either my board has a busted CPU Fan Sensor, or the ACPI/BIOS support is buggy.
The CPU Fan shows proper RPM in BIOS, but when booting the OS it's not available to any of the monitoring tools. Same issue under ESXi, Windows and Linux. Even the IPMI remote monitoring is not showing CPU Fan Speed if the board is past POST. As soon as you reboot the machine and enter BIOS, CPU Fan Speed shows in BIOS and IPMI monitoring.
I've updated to the latest BIOS from ASRock website and still same issue. Rear Fan sensor works ok though all the time.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Our technical team will replicate on this issue.
Please contact us with detail problem description and configuration at william@asrockamerica.com. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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

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  • Brandon S.
  • 12/21/2013 9:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIdeal miniITX board to support ECC RAM for FreeNAS

Pros: - One, if not the only, x6 port SATA3 board in mini-ATX that supports ECC memory. This makes it ideal for FreeNAS.
- IPMI out-of-band management capabilities for a headless server
- USB2.0 slot on the main board so you can run your FreeNAS or ESXi off a thumbdrive from the inside of the case.
- BIOS is getting updated regularly at the moment.
- Easy to update BIOS on a headless server. Only need USB and I haven't tried, but IPMI remote mounts appear to work.
- Comes with 6 SATA cables

Cons: - Price is high and keeps slowly climbing since there aren't any alternate boards for this one right now.
- The SATA cables included are two right angle and four straight ones. I had to use some spare left angle ones in place of the straight ones on my case install.
- IPMI is annoying to start remote console. You have to acknowledge many java signing warnings and download the viewer each time. I am still researching ways to avoid this.
- Troubleshooting on this factor can be difficult. You would probably need to pull the CPU fan cable to replace RAM if you didn't run your cables loose.

Other Thoughts: I have experienced problems when the IPMI hung up and stopped the mobo from posting. I had to remove the power plug from for a little bit to cycle it.

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  • Ryan P.
  • 12/9/2013 7:33:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsNice board for home NAS

Pros: It's a nice board! The IPMI works very well and it has 6x SATA which works with my 4 bay NAS and caching SSD.

Cons: No support for Suspend-to-RAM (S3). On my last Supermicro board I could put the NAS to sleep at night, saving a lot of power.
Idle power consumption is a bit high.

Other Thoughts: I wish the power consumption were lower. With the same components and a H81M-ITX board I saw about 11W idle. With this board it's about 26W idle. I realize that the IPMI takes 6W or so (I tested with everything off but IPMI) but I was hoping for something below 20W.

Linux IPMI driver has some problem which causes a reboots to fail, it just powers off. Blacklisting the driver solves this, but I would like to get it working again.

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  • Alec K.
  • 12/4/2013 5:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswow

Pros: Boots from RevoDrive X2, everything works from fresh install (Server 2012 R2 Core), Lightning fast, low power consumption, 6 SATA III ports, no boat.

Cons: Remote interface is a bit wonky, bios lacks power restore settings, have to use watchdog or remote login to power on in the event of power failure.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review.
For the power restore setting, please set the Restore on power loss at BIOS, Advanced. South Bridge Configuration, Restore on AC/Power Loss [Power On].
If you have any technical questions please contact us with detail problem description at http://event.asrock.com/tsd.asp?ln=en. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

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

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