Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro X7SPE-HF-D525
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Great board! Will buy again!
Goran J., Newegg
10 April 2015
Pros: Great board! Simple and easy to install in SuperMicro 1U case (N82E16811152131) I used G.SKILL memory (N82E16820231213) and runs great with it. Paired with a 2.5'' sata hdd. This dual-core Atom is surprisingly fast!
Cons: Documentation needs improvement. The box that it comes with doesn't not represent the actual item.
Summary: I purchased this with a supermicro enclosure (CSE-510-200B) but the fan power cables wouldn't reach across to the headers on the motherboard. Had to buy an extension (GELID Solutions CA-PWM) for it to work. After that, it worked great.
Pros: This board worked right out of the box. The IPMI interface and terminal allowed me to mount an ISO on a network share as a virtual usb drive, so I didn't have to create any media.
Cons: The IMPI interface causes Java signed certificate errors, I pretty much had to disable all security in Java for it to run.
Cons: IPMI is flacky. It had kernel panic after upgrading the ubuntu distribution. I had to go back to older kernel version to work through. Not to mention LO activity on a new install. LO interface had so much activity.
great motherboard, better then getting bare bone system
Johannes U., Newegg
18 July 2012
Summary: get this motherboard, together with a SUPERMICRO CSE-510-200B case, instead of the similar barebones. This motherboard is superior compared to the bare bone sold from super micro. But don't forget to get a Y cable as an extension and to connect both case fans.
Pros: great features, in particular full featured IPMI providing remote keyboard / video and full power control via a web browser.
Cons: don't forget to secure IPMI with a good password.
Pros: As indicated by all other reviews, this thing just rocks. IPMI, Dual intel gig, 6 sata, runs cool.
Cons: With my setup the fan header locations were a problem. Between the rackmount chasis and the headers, my cables didn't reach. I was planning on using a Y cable for the two front fans, so with the y, it worked. Without it though, I would need extension cables for the fans to reach the header. This ...
Summary: More detailed documentation on the SATA port numbering, and the use of the DOM port would have been nice.
Pros: This board makes for a great FREENAS build. Dual Gig LAN, and the onboard IPMI for server management is a plus. The internal USB is perfect for installing my micro USB with the embedded OS. 6 SATA provide for LOTS of storage capacity.
Cons: very minor point that the SATA ports are not well labeled on the board (very tight layout) but even the diagrams in the included documentation do not tell you which SATA port is 0 - 5.
Summary: Would have likely gotten 5 eggs if not for the IPMI issue.
Pros: ITX board with IPMI remote KVM abilities (LOVE THIS). Supports 8GB Ram (despite what website says). 6 SATA connectors (makes for a great NAS system with the Q25 from Lian-li)
Cons: IPMI would only work in view only mode (no keyboard). Re-flashed the IPMI bios (separate from MB bios) with the same (latest) version 2.55 and now it works. Took several painfull hours to figure this out (because thought, why flash to same version. Glad I tried that before RMA'ing it). Atom - slo...