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Mark B.

Mark B.

Joined on 10/26/11

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Most Favorable Review

great value, room for everything we needed

SUPERMICRO SYS-6027R-TRF 2U Rackmount Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800
SUPERMICRO SYS-6027R-TRF 2U Rackmount Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800

Pros: Works great, we have two E5-2630 cpu's, 64 gig ram, 8 sas hot swap drives and 2 internal drives. This will be a great low cost VM host for our company to get us into virtualization, we have 8 drives on one adaptec 6805 raid for a data store and the 2 internal drives on another raid controller for vmware OS. Case is cozy but everything has space, it's a 2u rack so that's to be expected, cooling doesn't seem to be an issue and setting up alerts through supermicro's IPMI management interface is nice in case we had problems.

Cons: none yet

Overall Review: We didn't have the budget for the $2000 super-micro case on newegg so this one is a great fit. having the 2 internal slots for hard drives was nice so that we could have a separate raid to run vmware off of. vmware doesn't install to onboard raid volume as mirrored, this isn't supermicro's fault it's vmware's since the onboard raid is a software raid.

great, fast, no issues

Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.3GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Boost) 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 95W BX80621E52630 Server Processor
Intel Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge-EP 2.3GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Boost) 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 95W BX80621E52630 Server Processor

Pros: great processor, got 2 in my supermicro 6027R-TRF

Cons: none

Great 1u Rack, we liked them enough to order a 2nd

SUPERMICRO SYS-5017C-MF 1U Rackmount Server Barebone LGA 1155 Intel C202 DDR3 1333/1066/800
SUPERMICRO SYS-5017C-MF 1U Rackmount Server Barebone LGA 1155 Intel C202 DDR3 1333/1066/800

Pros: holds two 3.5" hard drives, it's cozy but we got them in. great management from the SuperMicro IPMI built in interface, able to control power, remote console control and gain access to all server sensor readings. internal fans and heatsink keep the cpu at a good temp and they run nice and quite.

Cons: manual didn't have instructions on installation of 2nd drive.

12/22/2011

Does job, what more could i ask for

Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch
Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch

Pros: i have multiple network devices that need connected, now they can all be connected at once

Cons: I didn't get free coffee with my order this time...

12/20/2011

works great, great price

DELL Laptop Inspiron 15R (i15RN-7296DBK) Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 640GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
DELL Laptop Inspiron 15R (i15RN-7296DBK) Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2410M (2.30GHz) 4GB Memory 640GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 15.6" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Pros: grabbed this and added 8gb ram, great laptop, nice and fast

Cons: seems like all dell does these days is find bloatware to put on these things... and make affordable laptops

12/20/2011