Summary: Using this in a FreeNAS 8.0 backup fileserver. Combined with an A4 CPU and an NZXT Source 210 S210-001 case. The 8 SATA III ports are very useful for use as a fileserver. FreeNAS 8.0 recognizes the full 3TB drive I installed.
Pros: This is a great motherboard working perfectly fine with no problems. The 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports are more than standard, now also available with the FM2 AMD85+ chipset. Of course a PCI card can always be used for more SATA ports. I was able to sucessfully upgrade (flash) the BIOS to v2.00 with no pr...
Cons: None with this motherboard. Memtest86+ does not work perfectly on motherboards having a UEFI BIOS. They are waiting for the UEFI BIOS to become mainstream before they port their code so they do not have to maintain two sets of code.
Summary: As-rocks customer service was great to work with, some girl named Stephanie needs a raise I'm thinking, very prompt emails and made the rma very simple, on the other hand I now have a "OPEN-Box previously used" product that I paid 10 bucks over full price for(when shipping of first MB is considered)...
Pros: Price is great System is very stable Very easy set up and install Very fast boot Lots of connections to plug stuff into
Cons: Hmmmm how to say this nicely...it's kind of a 2 pump chump it just doesn't last very long.... first one lasted about 2 months, I liked everything about it, until it started losing my ssd and would need to re-install drivers to get it boot up, put up with that for a few weeks when I lost video out...
Summary: If you go through the process of RMA'ing a board through newegg be careful. I needed the board quickly so I did a refund/return then bought the board again. This voided the combos I had for buying this with a processor.
Pros: This board has so many features, I'm not going to list them... But I'm very impressed with it.
Cons: My first board had to be RMA'd... An SMD near the south bridge was poorly soldered and didn't make a connection 100% of the time. The replacement board is working perfectly however.
Still stuck with 5 sata ports for raid and Burned up 2 sticks of ram
Amazon Junkie Monkey, Amazon
30 August 2012
Summary: You may only use sata ports 1_-5_ for raid, if the sixth is used write speed will be 1/10th that of read speed and sata ports 7 and 8 can only be used in ide or ach modes. So, have two or three more ports will not give you the functionality I presumed If two arrays are used the other must be...
1.0 out of 5 stars No good for two sets of raid 0 drives,
JAMES F., Newegg
30 August 2012
Pros: August 30, 2012
Cons: Junkie Monkey (In the toilet bowel of the Mitten) - See all my reviews This review is from: ASRock MB-A75EX6 Socket FM1/ AMD A75 FCH/ AMD Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard (Personal Computers) Fine with one set on raid 0 drives, but the second gets a tenth the write speed vs r...
Summary: ASRock support is worthless. I emailed explaining all my troubleshooting steps and that 1.60 would POST with my CPU where 2.00 would not and all I got was a terse reply saying that the BIOS would not break my CPU.
Pros: * Stable as long as I don't upgrade the BIOS beyond 1.60 * Very expandable * Cheap * Nice looking EFI interface
Cons: Upgrading the BIOS to 2.00 for my 3870K was an exercise in futility. Could not get it to fully POST unless I cleared the CMOS. And then only once. Go into EFI interface, set up boot order (and nothing else) and then it won't POST again. I was able to get into the built-in flasher to downgrade to ...
Pros: used this for a good friends new build and i can say that it is very well equipped ,options on this board are above my expectations ,simple to install and setup and bios is very user friendly......will use this again thanks Asrock