Summary: The Good: Works great as a server board for running FreeNAS (recommended part). Have just purchased 2 more to replace/upgrade my 2 older servers. SuperBiiz shipped quickly and professionally. Will buy again from them in the future.
Summary: change the following BIOS settings also make sure DVD-ROM is connected to SATA port 4 or 5, goto Advanced ? PCIe/PCI/PnP configuration ? Launch Storage OpROM policy ?
Pros: built an entry level server with W2008R2 using this Mboard and an Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Server Processor 2 x Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model and 2 x Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Enterprise Hard Drive.
Cons: convoluted and missing Raid setup Documentation. I wanted a simple raid mirror at the Mboard level not in windows. While it was easy enough to get the raid setup once I turned it on I could not load the OS from the DVD as it would not boot from it after searching I found the correct settings so that the Mboard will boot from DVD after Intel raid is setup. Here are the steps from Super Micro Forum