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Pros: reasonable priced ECC memory for FreeNas mini-ITX ZFS E3C226D2I-based build. Not much else to say. Timings are not perfect but can't complain for price.
Cons: none, other than rather plain-looking.
Other Thoughts: There are very similar models, and they might work - but check HCL first. I initially ordered similar one - had to send it back, board didn't post.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock E3C226D2I Mini ITX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C226 DDR3 1600/1333
Pros: IPMI (see cons), 6 Sata 3 ports, onboard USB for bootable USB stick, 2 network ports
Cons: 1) IPMI remote console has problems with non-IE browser (tried Chrome and Firefox on windows 7), works randomly on and off with latest JRE.
No issues with IE 11/latest JRE, worked fine. One egg off.
2) There are 2 4-pin fan ports, "front" and "rear", both (supposedly) temp-controlled. Apparently only "front" adjusts RPMs based on temp, second one (using 2 identical fans) runs at 100%. I ordered splitter, but expect it to work out of the box on $200+ MB. Bios tweaking didn't help, including manual fan speed adjustments.
Other Thoughts: I tried ~$150 Tyan first, but sent it back, too many issues. This one, while too expensive for my test, is the only one available today (August 2014) supporting 6 Sata ports and ECC memory (a must, in my opinion, for ZFS) for 1150.
Used it with KVR16LR11S4/8KF and I3-4130T. FreeNas works fine, at least during initial setup and light usage.
Overall, if I do it again, would probably tried 4-core SOC supermicro mini-ITX board - similar price with cpu already included.
Pros: -boots freenas (with I3 gen 4)
Cons: -IKVM - can't disable root or change password for root account
-second system fan runs at 100%, no matter what I tried (mobo has 4-wire fan jack, and my fan is 3 wire, but 1st system fan runs at 900 rpm, send at 1500 rpm - identical fans.
Other Thoughts: This is cheapest mini-itx mobo I found that support ECC and has 6 SATA ports for my nas4free or freenas build.
So far I don't have worm and fussy filling about this mobo. While it boots freenas - inability to change password for known iKVM root account is dealbraker.
Fan at 100% is another issue - probably solvable by paralleling 2 fans. Again - this is not type of corner-cutting I would like to do for 24/7 setup.
good luck with your build