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-fully supported by freenas
-worked out of the box
Cons: none so far
Other Thoughts: Got it for freenas, together with
-KVR16LE11/8KF 1 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V w/TS Server Kingston F
Memory selection is CRITICAL - you can't go wrong if you go with official compatibility list. Anything else and you are risking shipping charges.
Works stable, onboard remote access works fine - browser selection is critical here.
No complains, works stable, high uptime. running it with 4 WD REDs in RAIDZ1.
Mobo controls 2 PWM fans nicely.
Definitely reccomend, wish it was cheaper.
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
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.