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This review is from: Crucial CT16G4RFD4213 16GB 288-Pin DDR4 2133 Server Memory
Pros: I purchased 2 of these to use in my Precision T7910 and they've worked fine for a year now.
Cons: When I bought them a year ago, they were nearly double the price they are now, but I guess that just happens with new technology (DDR4) over time.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Remote console with virtual media support, UEFI support, support for Xeon and 'regular' i3/i5 CPUs.
Dual LAN ports and works fine with an Intel i350-T2 dual port network card.
Cons: I can't fault Supermicro for this, but one of the NIC ports isn't supported by VMware ESXi. I knew this going in and bought an added Intel dual port card to have a dedicated port for iSCSI and be able to play with SR-IOV (supported by the CPU, the board and the i350 Intel NIC (when using ESXi 5.1).
Other Thoughts: Those that mention the memory requirements and/or limitations in regards to requiring unbuffered ECC, didn't check the memory requirements of their CPU.
As of the Intel Nehalem series processors (like the Xeon 5500-series), Intel added the memory controller to the CPU (like AMD had been doing for years before that already). This means that memory type support is determined by your CPU, not the motherboard.
The Xeon E3-series only supports unbuffered ECC memory. To support RDIMMs on the newer generation CPUs, you'd have to upgrade to the Xeon E5-series (socket 1356 (E5-2400/1400) or 2011 (E5-1600/2600), so a completely different motherboard).