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SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLM-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C224 DDR3 1600
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5 out of 5 eggs Solid Home FreeNAS Mobo 07/19/2014

This review is from: SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLM-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C224 DDR3 1600

Pros: ECC support, IPMI, dual Intel NICs.

The IPMI meant that I never needed to hook a monitor or keyboard to the machine - not even to do the initial install. It has been running FreeNAS in my garage for 6 months now with no problems. Very happy with this purchase. Would recommend it to anyone for use as a home FreeNAS server.

Cons: Getting the Java-based IPMI KVM console to work can be a pain (particularly in Linux) and I never did manage to get it to mount a remote disk image. Not that big a deal though since the machine is headless anyway. I haven't had a reason to access the console since I finished the initial installation.

Other Thoughts: Loaded this up with an Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 Haswell 3.3GHz processor (sold as a combo deal with the mobo) and 32GB of Kingston Model KVR16E11K4/32 RAM. Since I planned to use this as a FreeNAS server the ECC support was crucial. The integrated Intel NICs also offer great performance as compared to Realtek NICs that you might find in some other boards.


Jarrad S.'s Profile

Display Name: Jarrad S.

Date Joined: 04/07/06

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  • First Review: 07/19/14
  • Last Review: 07/19/14
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