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8.1* out of 10

SuperMicro X9SCI-LN4

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Overall 8
8.0

Read and you'll be fine

Karl S., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Summary: Need a spare old CPU to get it to run the lastest CPUs (Ivy Bridge). Flashing involved flashing the BIOS and the ME with a reboot in between. This is the first time I have to flash a MB in two steps. That's why my tech knowlege is not a 5 ;) The board has what I need and should work well for 5+ years. (This replaces my earlier review because I didn't do the second step in flashing...
  • Pros: + Only has what you would need for a server.
  • Cons: - Didn't recognize my DVD for boot: needed a bootable usb.
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Overall 4
4.0

Strange, Stranger, we'll see.

Karl S., Newegg
19 August 2012
  • Summary: I'm "working" with tech support to ACTUALLY get the board I ordered, maybe through a swap, since I have a jumper that does not exist, BUT: I need the jumper to recognize all the memory and it takes 48 hours for them to respond to each reply. I may have given it 4 stars but to not support the listed supported memory except by using a jumper that tech support "does not find" is over the top. I hope to update this review if the board lasts that long.
  • Pros: Only has what you would need for a server.
  • Cons: - Didn't recognize my DVD for boot: needed a bootable usb.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not ready for production.

Anonymous, Newegg
30 May 2012
  • Summary: I have been working with Supermicro support (if you can call what they've been doing "working") for several weeks now, with not a single solution or suggestion from them as to how to fix the actual problem. I've had to determine the cause myself, try possible solutions (that I've come up with) myself, and wait on their responses (take well over a day, if not several days to respond). Support has been absolutely unhelpful.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, SATA 6.0gb/s, onboard LSI/Intel RAID.
  • Cons: ACPI_BIOS_ERROR 0x000000A5 every time onboard RAID is configured, cannot use PCI-E slot for add-in RAID card, even with current BIOS update. Supermicro support very slow to respond to anything.
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