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Intel S5000VSASATA
4.2 out of 10

Intel S5000VSASATA

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Overall 6
6.0

WARNING! Doesn't work with new Xeon 54xx

Roman B., Newegg
5 June 2008
  • Pros: Good and stable MB.
  • Cons: Be aware it's an OLD model and doesn't work with new Xeon 54xx Series. For new Xeons look for S5000VSASATAR model with "R" at the end.
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Overall 10
10

Installation is painful

Keith C., Newegg
3 February 2008
  • Summary: I've been installing MS Systems and setting up Servers since 1994. I wouldn't buy another product, I love Intel. Their documentation is just LOUSY.
  • Pros: Solid well designed board which offers a stable server environment.
  • Cons: The operation manual is incomplete and does not include how to setup the front-side panel for non-intel motherboards. No floppy support, you need a USB, and even as I write this I am still trying to figure out how to get the OS installation to recognize the RAID drives.. (all this after updating ...
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Overall 8
8.0

20+ Years in Computers

Micah J., Newegg
10 October 2007
  • Summary: Did I mention that I've been into computers for 20 years? I really know my stuff. Intel makes the best stuff ever!
  • Pros: I've been working with computers for over 20 years... and I love this board. I don't care about things like CPU temps or anything. As long as it turns on when I hit the power button, it's all good!
  • Cons: None!
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Christopher H., Newegg
10 August 2007
  • Pros: Intel power regulation, VT, RAID, dual GB, lots of memory, dual bios.
  • Cons: none for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 DOAs

Anonymous, Newegg
4 June 2007
  • Pros: None we had 2 shipped back-to-back. The first would not takke 2 processors. The second won't boot at all.
  • Cons: On top of all that, there is no good manuals available that explain the system codes. Only way is a paid call to Intel.
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Overall 10
10

Great!

Ken T., Newegg
22 May 2007
  • Summary: One of my internal fan pins from my SuperMicro 743 case had no pin to plug into the board since the fan pins are all located on the left or bottom right of the board. The fan pin wouldn't reach! Comes with CPU mounting brackets.
  • Pros: Lots of pins for fans; Nice Bootable CD that connects to Intel and updates BIOS automatically; 2-NIC's; 8 memory slots; 6 SATA ports; Runs Ubuntu 7.04 Server edition with no problems! NIC's and SATA hard drives detected.
  • Cons: Takes a long time to boot up. I initially thought I had broken the motherboard or did not connect something correctly. Wait about 45-seconds.
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Overall 10
10

Patently Outstanding

LYMAN D., Newegg
21 April 2007
  • Summary: Excellent product. Again, Intel shows themselves as the leader they are. After 24+ years in Information Technology I've only had one of their Boards go South on me. 24+ years....
  • Pros: With technology being what it is today, fortunately one need not be paranoid over monitoring temperature(s). Find something else to worry about.
  • Cons: N/A
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Overall 6
6.0

Not impressed

Micah J., Newegg
26 March 2007
  • Summary: I don't know what's up with their new DTS's but the negative CPU temp thing has been driving me crazy. Also, my system temp shows 47 degrees, but my northbridge heatsink is on FIRE. I can't imagine that this thing is not going to give me problems in the future...
  • Pros: I can't really think of any, except that I saved quite a bit of money building this myself as opposed to going to Dell or something.
  • Cons: 1. No pc health tab in bios. Have to run flash based Active System Console just to see temps, rpm's and voltages. What a joke! 2. Server 2003 R2 RAID install didn't work with several usb floppy drives. I had to slipstream Windows with the RAID drivers after many failed attempts to F6 install. Thi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Motherboard!

Ricardo G., Newegg
2 February 2007
  • Summary: Need to buy an Intel Add-on key for motherboard in order to unlock other RAID configurations
  • Pros: Great board - Using it with Xeon 5130's like the last guy (by the way, the screw holes align perfectly - don't try making your own server if you can't even get the processor to fit in the backplate - stick to desktops guy) - Using built in RAID controller configured as RAID 1. Intel board configu...
  • Cons: Had a bit of trouble installing the RAID drivers on SBS 2003 but finally got it and everything runs great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine board

Anonymous, Newegg
2 February 2007
  • Pros: Setup just fine using two 5130s. You don't get any HSF mounting adapters with this board so make sure your case has Xeon mounting holes! Excellent BIOS update software. Just boot off of the included CD and follow instructions to download and update BIOS. You may need to get the newest iso from In...
  • Cons: BIOS update may be needed to use the 5100 sequence processors. Check revision number with online documentation.
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