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SUPERMICRO MBD-X8SIL-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1156 Intel 3400 DDR3 1333/1066/800

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  • LGA 1156
  • Intel 3400
  • 4 x 240pin

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • John D.
  • 6/21/2012 6:41:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent file server board

Pros: CPU support for Pentium G6950 and Celeron G1101. Dual Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controllers. mATX form factor with 4 Sata ports for a nice compact system. Tested memory list includes common value ECC RAM found on Newegg (CT25672BA1339). Linux drivers.

Cons: none.

I noticed another review stated that a revision 1 board would not support Pentium G6950 and this is not the case. Mine booted right up and I suspect the user did not have the proper memory.

Other Thoughts: This thing is rock solid stable and fast. I do not understand why people stray from the tested memory list, it pretty much takes the guesswork out of it. However, just for fun, I tried various other DDR3-1333 ECC dims that were 1.5v and they all booted fine for what it is worth. I am using Cent OS and it just rocks. 4 500GB WD RE4 Sata Drives. If someone is looking for a economical, compact, stable server build, this is perfect.

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  • Troupe H.
  • 8/9/2011 12:00:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY SUPERMICRO




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5 out of 5 eggsGreat File server board

Pros: Works great in the SuperMicro chassis. Using it for backups and DFS, both on Windows 2008 R2. Have four boxes, two for replciating backup and DFS to DR.

Cons: n/a

Other Thoughts: Part Part Number Quantity
Xeon X3430 2.4 GHz Quad Core Processor BX80605X3430 4
12 GB 1333 MHz 240-pin DIMM DDR3 Memory Module CT3KIT51272BA1339 4
PRO/1000PT 4PORT 10/100/1000BTX GBE QUAD NIC EXP19404PTL 4
HITACHI 3TB H3IK30003272SW 100

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  • Ali L.
  • 2/3/2011 4:12:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBeware of Revisions!

Pros: - Supermicro quality

- Form Factor. mATX form factor is great for 1U 1156 servers.

- Supports 1156 series CPUs (though not all, see below).

Cons: - Memory - This board is picky about the memory you put in. Read other reviews / google for recommended models.

- CPU Support - This is actually my biggest complaint. There are two revisions of this board available, 1.01 and 1.02. If you want to use a Core i3 or a Pentium G6950, then you must use Rev 1.02. This is PCB revision and not a BIOS update. There is no way to get either of those CPUs working on the Rev 1.01.

- Supermicro Customer Service. I contacted Supermicro CS in an effort get the board RMA'ed. I offered to pay for shipping both ways but my request was denied based on the fact that Newegg received the board when the Core i3 series was not yet released. This was well before I purchased the board 4 months later. Supermicro is certainly capable of RMA'ing this board as there are reports of them doing it for others.

Other Thoughts: I'm not mad... really. I'm actually a big fan of Supermicro gear. The only thing I can say is that I hope you never have to contact Customer Support, as you will surely be disappointed.

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  • Jia L.
  • 1/5/2011 8:31:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery efficient and reliable

Pros: Good price
Very power efficient
Good SuperMicro support

Cons: Picky about ECC ram
Mobo failed to boot upon upgrading BIOS (see below)

Other Thoughts: Got it via a combo deal with SuperMicro mini case. Super sweet deal. With 16gb of ram, Xeon 3440, and a few HDD's, it only consumes about 0.4 Amps. Once it is set up and running, works perfectly.

Yes, the mobo is very picky about the type of ram. So the cost of the obtaining the particular type of ram raised the total cost somewhat.

I read the warning about the built-in Intel 82574L NIC, so I updated it to the newest driver. So far so good.

All the mobo's I got came with old BIOS. But upon updating them to the newest BIOS, they refused to boot. So I had to RMA to get them replaced. Since the BIOS chip is not removable, had to ship the whole board off. More hassle and time wasted. Upon receiving the replacement boards with newest BIOS, all have been humming along just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/7/2010 6:14:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Xeon Board

Pros: I have this running ESXi4.1 with Dell Perc5i RAID card and dual Kingston 2x2GB UDIMM kit. Booted ESXi off of the flash drive with no problem recognized all of the hardware, including both of the NICs.

Cons: None. Wish it was chipper.

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  • Allen B.
  • 4/10/2010 8:13:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: The board is cheap for the available hardware.

Cons: -Picky about memory.
-The two NIC's were shoehorned into the design causing network failure in Solaris and some Linux distributions.

Other Thoughts: For the cost good enough although better memory support would be welcome.

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  • Bill W.
  • 12/28/2009 6:45:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVMware Whitebox Heaven

Pros: If what you want is a CPU on a stick, or a matx i5 with onboard video, this board is awesome. I popped three of these in a slimline case with no optical or hd for VMware ESXi homebrew whiteboxes, and they are excellent choices. Onboard USB 'A' plug makes installing a standard USB key easy without having to go to weird cables or the Transcend industrial header version.

Cons: The memory compatibility was ugly. The devices came up with inconsistent error codes with incompatible DIMMs.

The types of errors led me and a very helpful Mr. Paris from SM to think that the powersupply's had too small of a 12v rail. With a new powersupply and case, I found that the problem still existed. SM was great about RMAing the boards and sending me new ones. Same problem.

The next tech suggested different memory and it fixed the problem.

First, I would say that SM is great in supporting their product. Their performance encourages me to use them in the future.

Second, I would say that they have a long reputation of having memory compatibility problems. Its very difficult to match up SKUs from HCLs to what's available from a given retailer.

Other Thoughts: To improve, SM needs to do two things.

1. Provide better diagnostic codes that are consistent and predictable when resolving these types of issues. The errors i received caught me and SM off guard and resulted in unnecessary delays in getting the systems up and running.

2. Bring their performance on-par with the industry in accepting a wider range of memory in their products.

That being said, the finished and working product couldn't be better.

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  • Andrew P.
  • 12/7/2009 7:09:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFlakey

Pros: Micro-ATX server board (needed for my Norco chassis)
3 available PCI-E
Onboard video

Cons: Wouldn't post with both of my Highpoint Rocketraid 2320 cards (any combination of slots). It gave me a video initialization error. Running with only one card, regardless of slot, would let it post. I put both cards back in and put an old PCI video card into the PCI slot and set the onboard video jumper to disabled. The board would still give the same post error, indicating that either this post code means more than just video initialization error or this jumper is useless.
Putting only one of the raid cards (PCIE x4) into either of the top two x8 slots allows the card to be detected by the kernel driver, but freaks out if you try to talk to the drives (fdisk/mdadm...anything that tries to actually use them). Putting it in the bottom x4 slot allows the card to function without a problem (which proved to me that it was not the fault of the kernel driver). I also verified this by putting both cards into another machine which worked just fine.

Other Thoughts: Either someone at Supermicro didn't read the specifications for PCIE, or they just don't care enough to follow them since an x8 slot should be able to work with an x1, x4, or x8 card.
I'm going to contact Supermicro support in the hopes that they have an unreleased BIOS update to resolve the issue, however I'm not holding my breath since this is not one of their more expensive boards. I do not believe I will be buying Supermicro again; this is a server oriented product and should not have issues with PCIE slots that a simple desktop-grade board is able to handle without issue.
If Supermicro is able to help I will adjust my review accordingly.

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