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Pros: Purchased this one for redundant power supply and quad ethernet. The price to install those separately was high enough that it made sense to go with this server.
Intel oozes confidence and this server didn't disappoint. No functionality hickups (see other thoughts on config).
Backplane installed is for SATA drives and does cover all drive bays. The integrated raid can be upgraded to include more options than those described in NewEgg's description. By purchasing an upgrade key you can get 5,6,50 etc.. I ordered a separate card, to get Raid 6 but that was not necessary.
Cons: Documentation on NewEgg and Intel sites leaves a bit to be desired.
Fan setting options could be more robust. Current bios calculates fan settings based upon altitude. The first day the fans were ran at very high rpm with a lot of noise. I installed this in a Doctor's office and it was audible 1/2 way across the floor. I adjusted fan settings and restarted and the sound did not improve. Let it go for a day, restarted, and then rpms went down and noise was not a problem.
Other Thoughts: The server did need a bios update to work with MS server 2012. When I first installed Server 2012 I kept getting a quick screen I couldn't read (too quickly flashed off and server reset). After a bios update everything was fine.
I did purchase this from NewEgg, but through a different account.
Big and heavy with a lot of fans inside.
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