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SUPERMICRO SYS-5015A-H 1U Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz Dual Gigabit LAN Server Barebone

  • Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz processor
  • 2 x 240Pin Memory Slots
  • 200W Low Noise AC-DC power supply with PFC
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The Supermicro SuperServer 5015A-H is a single processor, 1U rackmount server. The 5015A-H is comprised of two main subsystems: the SC502L-200B chassis and the X7SLA-H motherboard. The built-in Intel Atom 330 dual-core processor delivers great convenience to build a high-performance, low power system. You can add up to 2GB of DDR2 533 memory to support the operating system. It has dual USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports. The whole thing is powered by a 200W Low Noise High-Efficiency power supply so the system will get all the power that it needs.

  • newegg Intel Atom Processor Integrating an Intel Atom processor 330 -- one of Intel's smallest and lowest power processors -- the Supermicro SYS-5015A-H's X7SLA-H motherboard delivers the power and performance you need, perfect for building a smart, small HTPC system.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics Core The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950) graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit LAN The Supermicro SYS-5015A-H features dual Realtek RTL8111C-GR Gigabit Ethernet LAN controllers to deliver ultra-fast network connections.
  • newegg 200W Power Supply The 200W power supply provides power for all components installed and ensures system reliability with minimized power consumption.

Learn more about the SuperMicro SYS-5015A-H

Model

Brand
SUPERMICRO
Model
SYS-5015A-H

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Atom 330 Dual-Core 1.6GHz processor
FSB
533MHz

Chipset

North Bridge
Intel 945GC
South Bridge
ICH7R

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
2 x 240Pin
Max Memory Supported
2GB
Memory Type Supported
Supports unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 667*/533/400MHz memory
DIMM Sizes: 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB
Memory Voltage: 1.8V only
* Perform up to System Bus speed at 533MHz
Channel Supported
Single / Dual Channel

Storage

ATA
1x ATA 33/66/100
Serial ATA
4 x SATA 300
SATA RAID
RAID 0/1/5/10

Graphics

GPU/VPU
GMA950

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
1x PCI Express x8

Communications

First LAN
Realtek RTL8111C-GR
Second LAN
Realtek RTL8111C-GR
Max. LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Expansion Bays

3.5" Bays
1 x 3.5" Internal Drive Bay (Standard)
OR 2 x 2.5" Internal Drive (Optional)
OR 1 x 2.5" Internal Drive (Optional)

Panel Ports

COM
1
PS/2
2
VGA
1
Rear USB
2
RJ45
2

Power Supply

Max. Power
200W Low Noise AC-DC power supply with PFC

Physical SPEC

Form Factor
1U Rackmount
Dimensions
17.2" x 9.8" x 1.7"
Weight
10 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Brian B.
  • 1/27/2014 6:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome router

Pros: slim, quiet, and perfect for a router.
can boot from a usb drive and run without a hard drive installed.

Cons: The one internal fan had a bearing go bad after about a year, but I can't really complain about that, the replacement was cheap

Other Thoughts: I've had this thing running pfsense 24/7 for more than 2 years now and aside from the fan going bad, it's been rock solid.

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  • Shaun G.
  • 2/11/2013 9:19:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Firewall

Pros: -Low power consumption
-Enough grunt to keep multiple strong encryption IPsec VPNs running
-Great hardware support for linux/bsd
-Silent fan mode is more than good enough to keep it relatively well cooled

Cons: No riser for either the PCI-express or PCI slots.

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  • Charles J.
  • 5/2/2012 4:10:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Running Zentyal (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS base).

See previous review. 2 X 2GB memory solved all problems. Will run with that 4GB configuration.

Have it configured as a file server and print server on my network. Hooked up an 80GB SSD and a 3.5 TB LVM volume.

Running like clockwork. If you don't need massive CPU power and like small form factor and low energy usage and quietness then you'll like this unit.

Cons: None really.

Unless you are looking for bigger server with more power and more options. But then you wouldn't be interested in this product to begin with.

Other Thoughts: Great little setup. Probably would like the IPMI on the newer unit SuperMicro sells but this one is pretty solid.

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  • Steven M.
  • 4/26/2012 12:45:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSmall appliance, little consumer support

Pros: Convenient size for home use.
Can be used for a variety of applications

Cons: Lack of included riser board
Lack of included 2.5" drive mounts
Minimal amount of USB ports makes initial configuration difficult

Biggest Gripe:
SUPPORT. I own 4 of theses systems, one has a possibly failed temperature sensor as it goes into the overheating panic mode within a few minutes of operation. I sent in an RMA in 09/29/2011 and shipped it and followed through with the process. The last contact was received on 12/13/2011.
I have made multiple attempts to contact support regarding the RMA and have not heard anything. (as of 4/26/2012)

Other Thoughts: If the atrocious support did not turn me away from the SuperMicro brand, I would still buy additional systems as needed given the few options available for a small rackmount server

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  • Charles J.
  • 11/16/2011 11:21:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuperMicro 1U - SYS-5015A-H

Pros: Nice for the price.

Works out of the box

Trying some old 2 X 1GB OCZ memory.

Will not pass Memtest+ 4.20 or 4.10 but probably due to cra**y OCZ memory I have laying around.

Have some G-Skill DDR2-800 2X2GB on order and will update compatibility when it comes in the mail.

Installed Ubuntu 11.10 desktop and server no problem and have done about 48 hours of burn-in on each. No problems there either.

Using a 1 TB Enterprise Fujitsu SATA HD.

Cons: Not passing Memtest. But not a big deal. I suspect RAM I just had laying around is the culprit and still installs Ubuntu fine.

Am very nervous about power supply though. I hooked up DVD/CD burner for OS install to the 200W internal PS and the thing just started cooking. Might have fried the DVD/CD drive but it appears that the 1U Server and PS are fine.

I would strongly recommend separate power source for the DVD/CD Drive if you want to hook up such temporarily to the unit for OS install action.

If you have OS on USB thumb drive - that may be safer option.

Could have been the DVD/CD Drive but I find this not likely. The unit should be able to power a CD / DVD drive with the included 200 W PS. Be careful with hooking up anything other than hard drive to the internal PS.

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  • George Z.
  • 11/11/2011 5:10:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMajor value for money

Pros: Size, efficiency, USB port on motherboard, doesn't run particularly hot (well, mine don't, anyway)

Cons: Many of the motherboard's features, including the majority of its SATA ports, are wasted by the server case. That said, you can connect eSATA-to-SATA adapters to the unused (non-multi-lane) SATA ports via the case's unused (but pre-scored) cutouts and dangle them out the back of the unit if looks aren't that big a deal.

Other Thoughts: Mobo USB port makes this a good candidate for FreeNAS or similar. I'm also using one of these as a movie server (My Movies for WMC). I recently upgraded to a four port RocketRAID 644 PCI-E card and am now running FOUR multi-disk arrays full of DVD and Blu-Ray disc images from this modest little Atom box. What a great unit.

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  • Peter H.
  • 11/10/2011 10:24:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate to Supermicro SYS-5015A

Pros: Although the specification from NewEgg and Supermicro states that 2 GB of RAM is the maximum configuration, but this is not correct.

The product incorporates the Intel 945GC Northbridge, and this is one of the very few 945-type Northbridges which support 4 GB of RAM.

Other supported configurations include:

1) 1 GB as 1 x 1 GB,

2) 2 GB as 1 x 2 GB or 2 x 1 GB,

3) 3 GB as 1 x 2 GB + 1 x 2 GB and

4) 4 GB as 2 x 2 GB.

I have tested the 1 x 2 GB and 2 x 2 GB configurations.

I have also developed Lion and Server Lion DSDTs which support all configurations (each RAM configuration requires a different DSDT). These can be found on tonymacx86's site and are used with UniBeast and MultiBeast to effect a Lion or Server Lion installation.

Additionally, the product's ICH7R Southbridge supports RAIDs, and two internal 2.5" drives, using an accessory bracket, and two external drives are possible.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This product is exceptionally well-designed and is certainly suitable for use as a web server, where Server Lion would be one obvious choice.

However, with the installation of the available PCI-e "riser" card accessory, one or even two external SATA drive housings with integral "port multipliers" may be used to dramatically expand the amount of data, either as JBODs or as RAIDs, which this product can host as the ICH7R supports RAIDs.

I would recommend the Rosewill 4-drive housing and its included Highpoint RAIDRocket card. I own and use two of these are am quite pleased with them.

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  • Peter H.
  • 11/6/2011 9:55:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAn Excellent Compact, Low Power Consumption Server Lion Solution

Pros: Compact, low power consumption server product which is compatible with Lion (10.7, 10.7.1 and 10.7.2, at least) and Server lion (10.7, 10.7.1 and 10.7.2, at least).

Note: I built my Supermicro Atom 330 Server Lion using a single channel 2 GB DDR2 stick (the GMCH supports 2 GB, maximum), but a dual channel 2 x 1 GB = 2 GB kit is on order.

I built mine as 1 TB, partitioned as 20 GB as Server Lion, 20 GB as Server Lion Backup and the entire remainder as Server Lion Data.

The first partition (Server Lion) was installed as Lion 10.7 using the product from the Apple Store, then was updated to 10.7.2 using the Combo Update and was finally converted to Server Lion 10.7.2 using the Server Lion product, also from the Apple Store. Thereafter, the Server Lion partition was cloned to the Server Lion Backup partition using CCC.

Cons: None, really.

The install of Lion/Server Lion is not especially difficult, but it is not as straightforward as one might otherwise imagine because of the special kernel which is necessary to support the Atom processor.

The mach_kernel must remain named mach_kernel otherwise the Software Updates will fail to install.

The mach_kernel_atom.10.7.1 must remain named mach_kernel_atom.10.7.1 otherwise the Software Updates will replace it.

This may appear to be counter-intuitive, but it works.

It may be helpful to have access to a second system. The one which you used to build the UniBeast USB flash drive is the logical choice.

Other Thoughts: In order to install Lion, you will need UniBeast 1.0.0 and MultiBeast for Lion. You will also need the mach_kernel_atom.10.7.1. The special custom DSDT for Lion, UniBeast and MultiBeast for Lion can be found on tonymacx86's site. The mach_kernel_atom.10.7.1 is available elsewhere. Google will find it.

A special DSDT is required to support Lion and Server Lion, and is customized for the Supermicro Atom 330 product, only.

Everything works including the GMA950 display with CI and QE and all resolutions and both LANs. I operate my display at 1920 x 1200 and 60 Hz.

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  • William W.
  • 10/5/2011 6:30:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Firewall Appliance

Pros: I purchased this box to function as a pfSense firewall and everything worked right out of the box with minimal configuration. Mounted a spare SATA drive in it, booted from USB to install pfSense 2.0-Release and all was up and running in about 30 minutes. I had read earlier to double check the memory combo and purchased the correct 240 pin memory. The machine is very quiet.

Cons: No major complaints for my application as a firewall appliance. Wish I would have made this purchase earlier!

Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned, the case does seem to get a little warm for my tastes, so I will add another fan to it very soon. No regrets with this purchase.

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  • Daniel F.
  • 8/28/2011 3:09:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhoops

Pros: Small, light, low power, quiet

Cons: No speaker, DDR2 memory (max 2 x1GB)

Other Thoughts: I sent one back because it didn't beep. The manual lists the beep codes for POST failures. But the motherboard doesn't actually have a speaker, or anything that can beep, and a second unit works fine without beeping. I should have guessed! Anyway, in the server rack a beep wouldn't be much help.

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