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SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLL-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Quality Board, probably over my head 04/25/2015

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLL-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600

Pros: I ordered this for a home NAS build 2 months ago and it was amazing. I've never dealt with a server board before, so this was definitely a learning experience. This outperforms all my expectations. I didn't notice any difference going from dual to triple LAN, but I did notice a huge difference in going from my old NAS' 1x100Mb/s connection to 2x1000Mb/s connections. I can transfer files at incredible speeds all while streaming movies to my PC and BluRay player. I thought it was weird that there was a USB3.0 slot sticking straight out of the motherboard, but then I realized it all made sense when I considered I was installing my OS to a USB drive. The only thing that would make that better is a second slot just like it for dual OS drives, haha.

Cons: One problem I had with this board was the amount of force required. Usually in a PC build if I have to apply a lot of force, I think something is going wrong somewhere. An excessive amount of force was needed when lowering the load arm for the CPU mount after installing the CPU. I loosened the screw as much as possible, slid it down, then tightened the screw a little and it worked.

Another place where more than a good amount of force was required was installing the DIMMs. This actually led to another problem as I when I booted the system it would display an error code I could not find any documentation for online. It must have meant the DIMMs weren't installed correctly, because I forced them in as hard as I could without snapping the board and they eventually clicked in. I'm considering ordering another 16GB of RAM, but I'm worried about installing them...

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WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Ordered 5 of these 2 months ago with 0 DOAs so far for RAID6. Works flawlessly.
- I can transfer to my NAS at up to >100MB/s. Compared to the 10MB/s I got with my old NAS, I'm in love.
- I was considering going with the newer 6TB drives, but I've always preferred base-2 drives, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB etc. Idk why, just a preference. Not only that but since I got these on sale, they were quite a bit cheaper per TB than the 6TB drives.

Cons: The only con I can think of I would never take an egg off for because its the problem that all drive manufactures do. In computers, the prefixes are on a 1024 scale, not 1000. 5 x 4TB HDDs in RAID6 would give 12TB of usable space. But do the math and I end up only getting 10.9TB.... Robbed of an entire terabyte of usable space. Not only that but I left it open to another RAID6 5-drive array to double my space eventually, which would mean another terabyte gone.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg... What has happened to the delivery service? I ordered all my parts at once, paid all at once. After watching my packages sit in a warehouse on the tracking website all weekend, I received 4 different packages on Monday, 2 from UPS and 2 from FedEx. The worst part of all was that the DIMMs I absolutely NEEDED to run my build were still in a transit in a seperate 5th package that I needed to wait for. So I had my NAS all built and ready, and got to sit there and stare at it till the DIMMs arrived. That was great, thx.

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Rosewill RCW-618 USB to IDE / SATA Adapter - Supports Windows 7
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works Great 03/10/2015

This review is from: Rosewill RCW-618 USB to IDE / SATA Adapter - Supports Windows 7

Pros: Works great. Been using it to gather data from old IDE drives before I wipe them. Comes in a compact little box that I will be holding onto, small enough to be portable (not that I need it to be).

Cons: Not USB3.0. Definitely not going to take an egg off for this, as its clearly labeled as 2.0 and if I really needed 3.0 I would've payed the extra $$$.

Other Thoughts: Packaged in here as well are 1x2.5" and 1x3.5" rubber drive "enclosures"? I guess I would call them holders, but they're pretty nifty. I can't find them online anywhere, but if they were cheap enough I might be tempted to order a few...

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Ryan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan H.

Date Joined: 06/14/11

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/28/12
  • Last Review: 03/10/15
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