Glad I waited to review5/20/2018 1:28:24 PM

Pros: Supposed good specs

Cons: Poor quality RAM slots

Overall Review: Board has 8 RAM slots but #3 slot (C1) is bad so out of 8 slots can only use 2.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Chad, Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We will be more than happy to replace the mainboard if it’s malfunctioned. Please try following to check if it address the memory C1 slot issue. Reseat the CPU and cooler. Reseat the memory firmly and test with another memory module. If you have any technical support or warranty inquiry, please contact us at We will assist you shortly. Thank you ASRock Support Tech Support Email:
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Beware of the gotchas12/14/2016 1:57:22 PM

Pros: Small Aluminum Easy to work with

Cons: No USB ports on the front No reset button Bad SATA backplane (If you hot-swap a disk all disks installed will fail). Do not hot swap the drives!

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Awesome little NAS or virtualization board11/23/2016 6:26:42 PM

Pros: Price 2 x 10Gbe M.2 Up to 128GB ECC RAM M-ITX

Cons: Hot - If you do not actively cool the CPU it will overheat Cannot boot from NVMe M.2, only SATA M.2 Front USB 3.0 header would be good BIOS does not have health/temp information Cannot flash BIOS without DOS boot disk

Overall Review: Only thing I did not expect was not being able to boot from NVMe, but really not too big of a deal. 3 of these and a 10Gbe switch and you have a monster lab ready to go!

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Manufacturer Response:
Thank you for your comment! Supermicro needs your comment to improve our quality and service. According to the TDP of SOC, we strongly recommend the customer to use the active heatsink. If you install the OS with UEFI mode on NVMe M.2, system can boot from OS properly. About the health/temp information, you can check with IPMI. If you still have any question, feel free to contact us. Please see the below technical support contact information: Phone: (408)503-8000 Hours: 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Monday – Friday) Email address: You can also submit your issue online: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. Thank you! SM Technical Support
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Cool 4 bay enclosure9/11/2012 6:55:43 PM

Pros: Easy to install. No problems at all so far, 8 months. Fast SSD speeds.

Cons: None

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Died after just a few weeks4/27/2012 11:10:08 AM

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Had the same issue as the other 1 eggers. Until was installed and worked fine for about 3 weeks, then during the day just died and now does not power on at all.

Overall Review: Do you backups.

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Not for Cheap Virtualization12/18/2011 9:38:12 AM

Pros: Cheap, Quiet, GPU built in Would be good for HTPC or Grandma's computer

Cons: CPU shipped from Newegg does not support Rapid Virtualization Indexing. Newer batches of this CPU do support this feature, but it seems that Newegg is shipping old versions that did not support RVI. Basically this CPU is useless to me.

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