Summary: Update to my previous review. The board I RMAed to newegg did not come up initially. No video and the remote admin page said the board down. Sent email to Asrock support and so far they still haven't replied to me. It cost me 15$ to RMA the memory and motherboard back to newegg.
Pros: - Small form which is what I like the most and paid more to get this board. - Remote admin - ECC ram - 6 SATA III ports - 6 good SATA cables
Cons: - Expensive board and only go up 16GB ram. 32GB would have been nice. - Only 2 case fans (front and rear) plugs. My case has 3 fans. I want the BIOS to monitor all 3 case fans since the motherboard has SMART FAN sensors. - No HDMI
Cons: The board when I first ordered it was DOA and it took multiple emails back and forth with a guy named William to finally get a return RMA (which I had to pay the shipping for). I was then charged a $50 fee because one of the plastic clips on the memory was loose before I could get a replacement. ...
Cons: I am trying to build a freenas system using main components from newegg.com No video on initial boot up using onboard vga. All fans running, I can see green led on motherboard blinking constantly. No problem with on/off power. Just no video. I waited over 20min. Bios version is original. Haven't ...
Summary: All features work exactly as they are documented. I've been using this board on a freenas server for several months with no issues at all. The price was high for what I am using it for, but I would rather get a quality board at a high price than a cheap piece of garbage.
Pros: Dedicated BCM, Dual intel Gbit NIC ECC + mITX All features are well documented.
Summary: I bought this after a month of research into FreeNAS w/ PLEX builds. I had a mini-ITX Prodigy-M case leftover from an HTPC that ended up in a smaller case. This is, to my knowledge, a great feature-full m-ITX Mobo: Xeon support ECC RAM support Six SATA III IPMI Dual ethernet ports USB port on the...
Summary: When the board first boots your screen may not come on right away.....don't panic. After my 3pin fans slowed down the screen came on...This maybe slow for some...
Pros: 6 SATA3 ports. Not DOA. Running NAS4Free on a 16GB PNY USB on Board. CORSAIR CXM series CX600M 600W ATX12V v2.3 E3C226D2I =MOBO Crucial 16GB DDR3 1600 Model CT2KIT102472BD160B Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell Dual-Core 2.9GHz....only 35 watts 3 Seagate 3TB drives in RAIDZ1....will upgrade when the cas...
I used this little beauty to build a freenas server ...
Mk90Spankr "Emperor", Amazon
14 February 2015
Summary: I used this little beauty to build a freenas server to run plex. Pros: All the features you could ever need. 6 sata slots, onboard usb port for boot drive, 2 LAN ports. ECC memory, Mini ITX form factor. Cons: No DVI or HDMI out. You will have to use VGA.
Summary: Great board. Perfect for my home NAS build. The onboard USB port is great for booting from a USB Flash stick (which I do). Everything was good quality and easy to install and setup. Wish it had eight SATA ports instead of just 6, had to use the only PCI slot to add 2 more on a card.
Summary: A great server board for those small NAS appliances at home or for small businesses.
Pros: 1. Slim form factor 2. IPMI/Megarac access is a joy to use 3. ECC RAM support 4. Server grade features (6 SATA ports, 2 LAN ports, etc) I like that uses only Intel brand chip(sets) throughout, makes building a FreeNAS build a breeze from compatibility standpoint
Cons: The 1st board was DOA, had to RMA back to Newegg. The dead board came from Newegg Canada, the good replacement was shipped from US. A bad batch perhaps?
Summary: Got it for freenas, together with -KVR16LE11/8KF 1 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L ECC CL11 DIMM 1.35V w/TS Server Kingston F Memory selection is CRITICAL - you can't go wrong if you go with official compatibility list. Anything else and you are risking shipping charges.
Pros: -reliable -fully supported by freenas -worked out of the box