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SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-HF-O Mini ITX Server Motherboard DDR2 667

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Supermicro gives you the best entry level server solution with the MBD-X7SPA-HF-O server board. This mini-ITX board integrates Intel Atom D510 (Pineview-D) dual-core processor with comprehensive performance and low power consumption. With two 200-pin SO-DIMM slots, it can support up to 4GB unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 667MHz memory to meet a small server’s computing need.

The server motherboard integrates 6 SATA 3.0Gb/s ports which have built-in RAID support for better data protection. Two independent controllers guarantee the maximum data throughout of its dual-port Gigabit Ethernet. This motherboard really benefits home or small sized workstations with easy management and data protection.

  • newegg Integrated Intel Atom D510 Processor Integrating an Intel Atom dual-core processor D510, one of the Intel's smallest and lowest power processors, the Supermicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O delivers the power and performance you need, perfect for building a smart, small server.
  • newegg SATA II with RAID Support The second generation SATA interface delivers up to 300MB/sec transfer speed, doubling that of the first generation Serial ATA. The on-board six SATA II ports with built-in RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 support provide flexible, scalable storage and enhanced data security.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The SuperMicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O features dual Intel 82574L Gigabit Ethernet LAN controllers to optimize server performance and improve network communication efficiency to meet the networking demands.
  • newegg Super Doctor III Server Management Software The bundled Super Doctor III software offers a complete server management solution that maintains server health, maximizes system uptime, reduces the total cost of ownership and provides powerful tools for monitoring and controlling your SuperServers from anywhere with ease.
  • newegg Integrated Manageability The integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) with IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v2.0 support enables out-of-band capabilities for monitoring hardware and software status regardless of the OS or power state. Optional KVM support provides a complete remote management upgrade solution.

Learn more about the SuperMicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O



Supported CPU

CPU Type
Intel Atom D510 processor


South Bridge
Intel ICH9R


Number of DDR2 Slots
2 x 200Pin SO-DIMM
DDR2 Standard
DDR2 667
Maximum Memory Supported

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x4
1 (x4) PCI-Express (in x16 slot)

Storage Devices

6 x SATA 3.0Gb/s
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support (Windows Only)

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Matrox G200eW

Onboard LAN

LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
LAN Speed
Second LAN Chipset
Intel 82574L
Second LAN Speed
Max LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
USB 1.1/2.0
2 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Form Factor
Mini ITX
6.75" x 6.75"


Integrated IPMI 2.0

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the SuperMicro MBD-X7SPA-HF-O

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  • Thomas Y.
  • 2/20/2014 10:09:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked Great...For a While

Pros: VERY good board...if you don't plan on using for any length of time.

Cons: Has the relative operational life of a Mayfly...only lasted about 2 years When I spend $200 on a board, I expect it to last longer than 24 months.

Other Thoughts: I bought about six of these boards to use as firewalls for our parent company and sister companies. This unit lasted less than 2 years and simply died one day. No power hiccups (e.g. brown or blackouts, etc.). It simply stopped working. SuperMicro apprises there is nothing even close to the 3 year warranty NewEgg states these boards come with. Given their expensive price tag, I'm more than moderately disappointed. I have several $50 boards that are still going strong 3-5 years later, and they're also running 24x7. VERY, VER disappointed in the outcome here.

Being the Systems and Network Admin, I make the final decision on what we purchase...and what we don't. We will definitely be investing our money in different hardware to replace this unit and for future replacements when the other SuperMicro boards die (most likely) prematurely.

Too bad, really. It was a great little board while it lasted.

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  • Dmitri Z.
  • 6/27/2012 3:50:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs8/14 Are bad. 1 completely dead

Pros: Cheap, low power, quiet.

Cons: We purchased 14 of these units from various suppliers.
-1 was completely dead after some days of operation (does not power up, LED's are all off).
-3 had a strange problem with the lan port where computer can be discovered and pingebut cannot be accessed. Fixed by swapping motherboard.
-5 Had severe serial port issues. of those, 3 had it on both external and internal header port.

All of the above issues were fixed by replacing the motherboard with the remaining hardware/os install being intact so the issues are definitely in the motherboard.

Also, most of the 14 units think they are booted for the first time and take forever to POST on every boot. These are used in embedded systems so the long POST times cause 2-3 minute long boots into a completely stripped down XP Embedded build which is unacceptable.

Also, this board overheats inside passively cooled case, requires case fan. I am able to run another type of Micro-ITX fanless board (different brand) in a nearly sealed e

Other Thoughts: Why is it under server motherboards? Having two lan ports does not make up for cheap build quality and so many issues. These boards feel like ticking time bombs.

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  • Francois A.
  • 4/18/2012 6:08:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Completely silent. Low power usage. People complaining of CPU heat must keep in mind that this CPU is design to handle 100°C or 212°F.

I have it running pfSense 2.0.1 in a really, really small case that have a 60W DC-DC power supply, so not even a single fan and the CPU stay below 70°C.

Cons: I had trouble booting pfSense from the onboard USB, but that was pfSense fault, something about a delay before mounting the USB drive, the delay wait for the USB controller to initialize the drive.

Other Thoughts: Case : APEX MW-100
USB Flash : Patriot Xporter XT Rage 8GB
OS : pfSense 2.0.1

The case is really small, but it is perfect for what I did with it. The USB Flash drive fit perfectly inside, I was worried that it wouldn't fit at first, but it did. Don't expect to have a DVD drive with the flash drive though, you might need a smaller one.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2012 6:40:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Very low power consumption. Dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet.
Did a Routing Server/File Server with it and was amazingly using 55 Watts with 3.5 "HDD+5 fans+DVD Drive.

Cons: Nothing

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  • Jarrod H.
  • 2/10/2012 2:20:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCouldn't be happier!

Pros: This board is simply fantastic for its intended usage, and as a first time Atom builder, it couldn't have been easier to get up and running. With 2 cores with hyper-threading, there is way more power than will ever get used in my application.

After using Dell's DRAC and Sun's LOM at work, I was convinced I had to get something similar for my home servers. I bought this to test IPMI to see how the implementation would be for future builds. After spending some time with it, I am extremely impressed. There are a few quirks, but overall it does exactly what I need it to and even more. The ability to mount an ISO image over the LAN under its Virtual CDROM and do a headless setup of the machine from the BIOS to the OS is pure gold.

Cons: As mentioned above, there are a few quirks with IPMI. Although, I'm still a bit uncertain whether it's because of the Java JRE I was using on my Linux desktop, or in the IPMI implementation itself. However, the only major issue I'm really having still is with the sensors under IPMIView. If I add the system, login, and go to the sensor readings it works as it should. However, any time thereafter that I try the sensors tab will never load properly again, and even block the other tabs from working correctly. I have to delete and re-add the IPMI managed system to get everything working again.

Other Thoughts: I am using this in a Supermicro CSE-502L-200B 1U Rackmount case (N82E16811152131), 2xCrucial 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM 667mhz (N82E16820148087), and a left over Western Digital Raptor 74gb from an old desktop build.

The machine is running CentOS 6.2 64-bit currently, and replaced my old K7 Athlon 500mhz as my gateway machine. Routing is handled via Shorewall. Among its firewall/routing duties, it also serves as secondary DNS for my domains, and primary for the LAN, DHCP server, an NFS client/server, Samba server, network monitoring for local and remote machines via SNMP/Cacti, transparent Squid proxy for LAN clients, and misc. other tasks here and there.

This system handles everything without issue, and there is hardly ever any load on the machine unless I am doing disk intensive activities such as running its backup to the file server (but that load is due to IO - not CPU).

This was my first Atom build as stated, but based on my experiences thus far, it will not be my last. :)

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  • Eric K.
  • 9/9/2011 2:01:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Been using this board as a pfSense 1.2.3 firewall in an M300 case with 4GB RAM (3GB supported in 1.2.3 32-bit) and an old Scorpio drive. Administered headless over IPMI, which works wonderfully. This board is rock solid and doesn't have a problem saturating my 30Mb/s fiber. Quiet, low power, low heat, low maintenance, powerful for pfSense, dual intel GB nic, and I am a happy camper.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Also tried Endian, Untangle, and Astaro, and performance seemed to suffer somewhat vs. pfSense with all the UTM stuff added on. May be inherent to those OSes, user error on my part with config, or D510 just struggled with UTM duties. However, running pfSense with snort maxed out, squid, and a number of other packages still screams with this board.

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  • Anthony H.
  • 9/6/2011 12:57:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFantastic as Mr. Fox!

Pros: IPMI and on board USB slot that no one can access without opening the case. 6x SATA ports for packing a Lian Li PC-Q08B case with hard drives.

Cons: Price a bit high for a atom processor board that only allows 4Gb DDR2 PC667. The CPU heatsink is super chincy and does not cool the CPU very well for a $200+ server motherboard. IPMI has issues reading RPM from fans.

Other Thoughts: Using this with FreeNAS 7.02 (8 sucks and offers no media serving capabilities). Build is Lian Li PC-Q08B (case), Mushkin 996618 (RAM), WD Green WD20EARS (6xHDDs), Some bronze 80 PSU 320W, OCZSSDPX-1RVD0050 (OS SSD). I had to knock an egg off for the heatsink issue and RAM limit. Heatsink is that important for server class.

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  • Larry M.
  • 4/2/2011 9:25:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat I needed

Pros: Everything I wanted for a NAS. The out of band management software is new to me, I like it.

Cons: Wish it had more memory capacity, for ZFS cache.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2011 12:45:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect mini server

Pros: PCIx slot (x4), IPMI server management

Had Itx board with D510, but all came with PCI (NOT PCI Express) so in using with RAID card was limited to PCI 33mhz (sucks). With this board, was able to use Adaptec 1430SA and PCI Express x4!! Now have my ideal build - this board, RAID 10 across 4 1TB drives, in Chenbro ES34069 case. Tiny, small, fast. Note you need a 90 deg riser card to use PCI card in that case.

Cons: All SATA are on one controller, can't mix IDE and RAID

Thought initially to use 1 SATA for system hard drive, 1 SATA for DVD drive, remaining 4 SATA for 4x 1TB bard drives in software raid through the ICH9R. Unfortunately, Windows Home Server will not install easily on a drive managed as a RAID drive, and since all 6 SATA are on one controller, you have to have all managed as RAID, or none. Required me to get Adaptec 1430SA 4port SATA PCI card, but that's probably a better solution anyway.

Other Thoughts: Video does indeed suck, but this is is a server board not an HTPC. The IPMI server management software is awesome though - basically a mini basic computer interface available all the time as a web page at the server's IP address. Had trouble hooking up a virtual drive, I think you're limited to "attaching" ISO images, not routing an actual hard drive.

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  • PIOTR L.
  • 12/30/2010 3:22:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect board

Pros: 6 Sata connections, USB plug directly on board. Overall quality product.

Cons: Manual that came with a board could be confusing for someone who is used to working with other well known brands. Front panel connectors are located in somewhat strange place. Read the manual.

Other Thoughts: This a perfect mobo for somebody looking to build quality home server. I am running unRaid from USB stick, but you should not have any problems using FreeNas, or even WHS. I recommend installing single RAM in upper bank, when I installed RAM in lower bank, motherboard did not want to boot. Rather strange

If you are still looking for a small factor case, your options are rather limited, to Lian Li PC-Q08 and Fractal Design Array R2. Both can house 6x3.5' hard drives and SSD. PC-Q08 will require however PSU (single rail, 12V) for your server. Array R2 comes with SFX PSU already, but it would have to be shipped from Canada (google it). Newegg please include Fractal Design products in your inventory.

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