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SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SAE-O ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C226 DDR3 1600

  • LGA 1150
  • Intel C226
  • 4 x 240pin

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Xeon® E3-1200 v3 Family Boards / Socket H3 (LGA 1150)

Supermicro leverages its deep expertise in server technology to bring customers the newest generation in UP server solutions with the X10 series of serverboards. These advanced technology building blocks offer the best server performance with the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 CPUs, up to 4 DIMMs operating at 1600MHz, USB 3.0, onboard SAS 2.0 or SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) HDDs, onboard IPMI, and advanced options such as quad Gigabit Ethernet LAN. Power efficiency is not sacrificed due to DDR3L (1.5v) support, LV CPU SKUs, digital platinum level high-efficiency power supplies, and application optimized cooling.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Lutz H.
  • 3/13/2015 7:11:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI can't recommend it

Pros: The motherboard layout is sensible. It has a lot of fan headers on it, and the number of expansion slots is great, particularly if you have some older PCI hardware to re-use.

Feature wise, this board is hard to beat, it's got everything from onboard sound to IPMI.

For affordable and feature rich server boards, Supermicro is the only game in town (for better or worse.)

The BIOS exposes a lot of options and is well structured. Booting from USB devices works flawlessly.

Cons: The worst aspect of this board has been that it seems to trip over itself with all the hardware that's on it.

I've installed FreeNAS on it, as well as Debian Linux, and both of them complained about interrupt storms. I was able to mitigate those to a degree by disabling onboard sound and 1394 (firewire) so that FreeNAS' kernel would stop sending messages, but the interrupt rate is still outrageously high and costs a lot of CPU time.

But what's the point of all this onboard hardware when I have to disable it? Maybe it's a defect on my board, but I am leery of it at this point.

This is with PCB REV 1.01 and BIOS 2.0a.

I will try their MBD-X10SL7-F-O board because it's highly recommended in the FreeNAS community and because I liked some aspects of this board.

The worst aspect is that Supermicro's support simply did not respond to my very detailed inquiries for 4 business days. It's unacceptable that there wasn't even as much as an acknowledgement that somebody is looking into it.

You're stuck with the goodwill and support of the user community, which for this particular model is not very large.

Other Thoughts: A few details that might help others with their implementation:
The board has a hardware watchdog, which is nice if your OS supports it. But when it doesn't, and you have it enabled and the jumper set to 'restart' on watchdog event, you might see your board reboot after 5 minutes of installing some OS or doing whatever task with it. If that happens to you, just disable the watchdog in BIOS until you get a driver for it.

Also, don't look too hard for the BIOS reset jumper, it's just 2 solder pads you have to short. This is documented somewhere, but the manual that's linked on Supermicro's site will have you look for a jumper. It works fine once you know that.

Please realize that this board does not have dedicated graphics on it. The graphics ports are for CPU integrated only. If you buy a Xeon without GPU, you will need a graphics card. This is in contrast to the X10SL7-F-O, which does have (rudimentary but fine for server use) onboard graphics.

Lastly, I'd really only recommend this for server use if you have legacy PCI devices you must use. For server use, the MBD-X10SL7-F-O just is better balanced because it has a nice LSI controller on it already.

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  • Samy Y.
  • 10/18/2014 1:11:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBAD BOARD

Pros: None so far!

Cons: System won't boot. Beep code indicate memory issue. Tried different memory combo and nothing works.

Manufacturer Response:


We are really sorry to hear that you are having problem booting up the system. Please do contact and provide more detail information on your system configuration and we will definitely work closely with you to find a solution to the problem.



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  • Devin S.
  • 8/14/2014 1:16:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOverpriced piece of junk

Pros: At this point none since it doesn't work

Cons: 4 Different types of memory and none of them work and board will not boot. Of course the beep codes that it gives are not listed in the manual. Supermicro only lists 3. If you check out "approved memory" on Supermicro's site, the list is almost non-existent. Have tried ECC and non-ECC. 1.35 and 1.5 volt. Curial, Kingston, Micron and AMD. The one's the recommend are too small or no discontinued...

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2 out of 5 eggsReceived With Bent CPU Socket Pins

Pros: Solid Haswell Xeon workstation board providing all my needed features: 6 SATA connectors, ECC support, dual Intel LAN, audio, etc.

Cons: Board was received from Newegg with bent CPU socket pins preventing post.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this board at retail on 8/10/13 from Newegg's auctions at a major auction site beginning with an "e". The board was factory sealed, but upon opening it, I noticed the CPU socket contained a number of bent pins. Thinking it would be a miracle if the board posted at all, I still gave it a shot, but no dice -- the board refused to post. I returned the board to Newegg with a note about the bent pins, but they refused to honor a return, citing, "Motherboard was received with apparent end-user caused physical damage to CPU socket contact pins that are bent beyond repair which was possibly caused due to improper installation and or customer neglect" and referred me to Supermicro for RMA. I described the frustrating situation to Supermicro customer support, and after much hassle and a slew of emails, I was able to have them waive the $50 fee for the damaged socket, and they sent me a new board in return. (Kudos to them). In the interim, I purchased a new motherboard of a different brand. I have since again purchased this board on 8/4/14 for a new project and will be posting my experiences; hopefully second time's a charm.

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  • James H.
  • 7/20/2014 6:45:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuperMicro Server/Workstation Budget Board

Pros: Slew of onboard (and seperate-chip onboard) SATA connectors, supports ECC and non-ECC RAM, Intel Vpro, hardware watchdog, many PCI-E slots

Cons: Would have preferred additional PCI-E 8x / 16x slots, but I knew how many it had going in. Doesn't warrant docking an egg.

Other Thoughts: Using this board with an Intel Xeon 1230v3 with memory Crucial Model CT2KIT102472BD160B, and a mix of SSD's and platter-drives.

This motherboard works flawlessly with Gentoo. Redhat. Fedora, Ubuntu and CentOS linux. I imagine it'd work fine with any other linux as well. Currently runs Gentoo with a 3.15 kernel, zero issues. I even got Intel Vpro's Serial-over-Lan working with a serial console for OS-independent access.

Windows hasn't touched this motherboard, so I can't speak as to it's compatibility there; but I'm sure it works fine given Supermicro's track record.

Intel Vpro is a bit different than IPMI, but you'll feel right at home very quickly if you have any familiarity with IPMI interfaces and management. To get your feet wet with Vpro features, I recommend "Radmin" administration software or Intel's own "Manageability Commander Tool".

Currently a Gentoo-based KVM hypervisor with pretty phenomenal performance given its price range. Currently runs 8 Virtual Machines without a hitch and is as stable as a table.

My only gripe is that Intel Vpro tech isn't compatible with IPMI software and vice versa, as far I can tell. But that said, the Vpro features and remote management work without issue and integrate into Linux fairly well.

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  • Kregg M.
  • 5/21/2014 6:45:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDid my homework on this one

Pros: 3 displays and 4 ways to connect them. Good NIC controllers. ECC.

Cons: No PCI-E 2.0 slots, but none were needed. 3 PCI-E x1 slots is too many and PCI 32Bit slots are useless in todays market.

Other Thoughts: I have some issues with the PCI config on the board but the fact is that it is a server MB and I have no need for a GPU in a server. The 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (and x8 in an x16 slot) are sufficient if I change my mind and also work with Gen3 hardware RAID Controllers. When compared directly with the other server boards available with socket 1150, this one wins.

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  • Kenneth G.
  • 5/15/2014 7:28:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLinux and Windows

Pros: Handles ECC Parity Memory
Dual 10 GIG Ethernet capable in Windows - though I'm currently limited by 1 Gigabit network switch and everything else being 1 Gigabit. I set up with a Dual boot where selection is made on Windows startup where I select Windows, or Caldera Linux a high end Color Rip to drive a 60 inch high end Color printer selling for almost as much as our car when new.

Cons: Used a separate Intel Gigabit network Card for Caldera as Linux drivers not yet compiled for the onboard dual 10 Gigabit network card.
Only 1 year Warranty -though have not needed yet, I prefer to buy 5 year to lifetime warranted components.

Did not use the onboard Video as again drivers were only good to 1280x1024 for Caldera Linux but instead used a separate NVidea video that was supporting dual monitors with stock Caldera 1980 x 1024 per monitor

Other Thoughts: No Crashes with mainstream programs or Linux using Windows 8, I did demo another APPE color RIP that Ran under Windows instead of Caldera Linux but it would lock up several times a day - I ascribe that to the buggy software or running it under Windows 8 instead of 7 versus the no crash Caldera.

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  • Jeff S.
  • 5/11/2014 11:58:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with FreeBSD 10

Pros: It's fast.
It has a ton of good features for small to medium servers.
ECC memory support.
Sturdy. Not as sturdy as my Supermicro 386 board (that thing was made of stone or something) but stiffer than the average board.
ZFS cares not for the RAID issues people have been complaining about in the other reviews. Hardware RAID is for inferior filesystems (grin).
FreeBSD supports it no problems (but see other thoughts).

Cons: It has a header for firewire, but Supermicro doesn't sell the plug for it and I can't find anyone who does. Not really a con since I don't use it myself, but if I wanted to I'd be stuck buying an add-on card.
This thing uses more mounting holes than a regular ATX. Make sure you have enough standoffs for your case. Again, not really a con, just something to bear in mind.

Other Thoughts: I haven't got around to testing IPMI, the TPM functionality, or the two non-Intel SATA ports. I use ZFS to raid the six Intel SATA ports, so I haven't tested the hardware RAID (I'd be stupid to, really, since ZFS doesn't need it). It's a server, so I haven't tested audio or X on the built-in video, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Don't buy this if you just want ECC for ZFS. The whole "ZFS needs ECC" thing is a myth. The lead developer of ZFS recommends it for non-ECC boards because ZFS has very good error correction capabilities. Still, ECC certainly doesn't hurt, and this is a nice board, so if you've got the extra cash to spend then go for it.

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  • Brian S.
  • 4/7/2014 10:32:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot very reliable boot process

Pros: Everything I was looking for.

Cons: I have had issues with this bios since day one. It has even gotten completely stuck such that I had to download a recovery from their website and use a USB drive to get back up and running. Every time I have to make even a minor change I fear the whole thing could stop working again. Amazingly bad.

I have also had issues with the ethernet ports coming up in a different order as I add hard drives to the machine. I have always heard that adding hardware COULD affect the order devices power on, but I have never actually seen it in action. While assembling this server, I had to swap my ethernet ports multiple times. Now that I have all my drives in, it has been consistent. Still I have never seen this ACTUALLY happen in a machine until this board.

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  • Roger T.
  • 3/30/2014 11:08:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Linux Server Board

Pros: Board worked the first time.

Nice having the USB 3.0 ports on the back. LAN ports work well.

6 (RAID 0,1, 5, 10) + 2 SATA 6.0Gb/s connections. Plentiful PCI-E slots as well as old school PCI...will find something to put in them...

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought as a combo with Intel Xeon E3-1275V3. Purchased two ECC 8 GB sticks of Kingston KVR16E11/8I thanks to the advice of a previous reviewer (Nicolas S.), threw it all together along with some SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250 GB SSDs and out came a perfect Linux VM server beast.

For those that complain about 2 of the SATA connections not being able to join the RAID configuration of the other SATA connections: well, try reading a manual next time. You would have known that the other 2 connections are not able to RAID with each other or anything else. Section 2-10.

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