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SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SBL-LN2 LGA 775 Intel 3200 Micro ATX Intel Xeon/Core 2/Pentium/Celeron Server Motherboard

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  • LGA 775
  • Intel 3200
  • 4 x 240Pin

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • JAMES P.
  • 7/23/2013 2:47:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far, So good

Pros: After six years of continuous (24/7/365) use, my ASUS P5E-VM DO mainboard in our Win2003 Server had the Sata Controller Bios get corrupted and would no longer read the 4-disk Raid 5 array.
Was able to transfer the processor, ram and add-in external sata card to this board. Made a few, quick bios setting adjustments and the board booted right up on the raid array. Updated a few hardware drivers and we're back in business.

Cons: Would've liked to have seen at least a heatsink on the southbridge chip, as we had one on the old board. This board doesn't even have mounting points for the option of adding a heatsink. I'm afraid that heavy use of the onboard raid controller is going to cook the chip.

Other Thoughts: No x16 PCIe slot. But does have one each x8 and x4 PCIe for expansion.
Knew that going in. Not an issue.

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  • Paul B.
  • 7/1/2011 1:03:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGood for ESXi

Pros: Excellent board layout. Gelid Slim Silence 775 fit perfectly. ESXi 4.1 recognizes NICs. Ample fan headers with fan control in bios. No problem recognizing a 3ware 9650SE-4LMPL.

Cons: I bought this to use with a spare Q9550 and the only issue I have is VT-d will not work with this processor if 4 DIMMS are populated. You can only use 2 DIMMS, ECC or not.

Other Thoughts: Northbridge sink gets very hot. Would have been nice to have IDE.

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5 out of 5 eggsWill this run Windows SBS 2011?

Pros: Oh, tell me it does; I have an E8400 gathering dust that would make a fine test machine for the new OS...

Cons: It not Running SBS 2011 Standard Ediiion with premum add-on kit installed

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  • Kenneth O.
  • 9/2/2010 7:14:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRock Solid Boards

Pros: One obvious pro is..well its a SuperMicro! They are rock solid, and for anyone who wants to just put the thing in with all components with peace of mind, this is the board. Reasonably priced, though I do wish they would work on getting RAID 5 support for Linux.

Cons: No onboard RAID 5 support

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1 out of 5 eggsSuperMicro customer service

Pros: Nothing good to say about their company

Cons: We have a rack mount server that is still under warranty and has a supermicro motherboard. They do not have a Motherboard in stock to ship and they were very very uncooperative with my urgency of having the M/B replaces ASAP. they kept saying the they need to repair the M/B and it would take 3 to 5 business days. I will never ever purchase supermicro product.

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  • Michael W.
  • 12/2/2009 1:25:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat ESXi board

Pros: Great entry-server class board for ESXi if you need to save some bucks (or wattage) by going core2duo instead of Xeon.

Cons: Bios is a bit finicky. I've noticed this over the years with supermicro boards, but it still frustrates me. Add hardware a few pieces at a time, and if it doesn't boot, remove the battery, clear the CMOS and try again. Once the bios recognizes all your hardware it is smooth sailing.

Other Thoughts: This saved us a fair amount of money in our collocated ESXi 4.0 box. Everything is recognized by ESXi 4.0, but the "hardware" raid is not acknowledged. ESXi will show all the drives as individual regardless of the RAID mode. A true hardware raid (Areca or 3ware) will solve this problem if it is a priory.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/27/2009 8:29:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolaris Compatible

Pros: Works well with OpenSolaris snv_117

Very stable with many power-saving features available in the BIOS (OS must support of course).
Wide range of compatible processors for planned upgrades.
ECC memory support.
Plenty of 4-Pin PMW fan headers.
Quick responses from SuperMicro support.

Cons: Not many:

Northbridge is hotter than I would when going for a super-stable server. I replaced the stock heat-sink with a copper Thermaltake chip-set cooler. Even if the fan dies on this after-market cooler, the copper heat-pipe still works better than the aluminum stock heatsink.

Wish it had a TPM header.

Other Thoughts: Not SuperMicro's fault:
Some temperature sensors do not have a driver in Solaris.
Solaris currently only supports deep C-states on Nehalem processors.
No Solaris driver for the watchdog feature.

Overall, this makes a great ZFS NAS/SAN motherboard.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2009 4:58:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent board for entry-level server

Pros: Use to build 10s servers with this board. Has everything you need for entry-level server. No problems with drivers under any OS, both x86 and x64. Works fine with regular desktop DDR2 memory and ECC (last built was with KVR533D2E4/2G). Great choice for energy-efficient storage servers with PCIe RAID controllers as this mobo does support broad range of desktop and server processors starting with 35W Celeron 4xx series. Intel LAN. Intel Matrix RAID. Onboard video. mATX form factor. Many fan connectors. Floppy connector. EIDE. Onboard USB port. Overall, this board is highly recommended for particular setups (do not expect to run 40 VM on top of ESXi on it - you'll need HW SAS controller, much more memory and much more processor power...

Cons: only 8GB memory max, but this is a chipset limitation, not motherboard, so this is not really a con...

Other Thoughts: My last built is storage server with 12x 1.5TB Seagate drives (Areca ACR-1231ML controller), 2GB KVR533D2E4 memory, Celeron 440 CPU, 2x 32GB SSD drives for Windows 2008 Std. system drive (RAID1), Enermax 625W Modu 82+ PSU, everything inside CM Stacker 810 with 3x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21D and 1x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E fans. The system consume 165W total and it is whisper quiet - sometimes I have to look at it to make sure that it is on :-). When booting up, I've seen up to 400W for 1-2 seconds when the hard drives spinning up, but after this it goes to 160-165W. If there are some processes running on the server, you may occasionally see something like 175-178W. Upgrade to dual-core CPU like E6300 will add about 10-12W to total power consumption. So do not buy 1000W as most likely you're not going to use even 1/3 of its power. I use to built some servers with Windows 2003 and 2008 SBS (Exchange) with dual and quad core desktop processors and they run rock solid!

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  • Peter M.
  • 10/27/2008 11:07:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsNo go w/ a Q9550

Pros: Has everything I was looking for in esxi whitebox board

Cons: It's supposed to be compatible with Q9550, but pretty much a no go. Supermicro's support was prompt and curious, but they just didn't seem to get how it was not working and have not yet answered whether or not the Q9550 actually works with the board or if I just had a bad sample.

Other Thoughts: I'm pretty much stuck with my Q9550 and 8GB of Supermicro supported memory, but my fingers are crossed that SM gets back to me about compatibility.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/18/2008 4:59:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Solid Supermicro quality. It offers many SATA ports and RAID options for a simple server. Don't expect Caching RAID performance. If you wish to have that, this board will take ANY PCI-E controller like a pro. It will use ECC or regular desktop RAM as well as the Xeon or Core2 CPU.

Cons: It wasn't free???

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