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SuperMicro X9SCM-F
7.9 out of 10

SuperMicro X9SCM-F

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Overall 2
2.0

1st one good, this one bad

Stanley A., Newegg
4 July 2015
  • Summary: Thank you NewEgg for allowing me to return on the last day.
  • Pros: Nada for this one. Previous one is great.
  • Cons: Lan does not function. Previous model bought some time ago had manuals and driver disk. This one had the feel of something refurbished...came without anything other than the board and cables. No manual, no installation disk.
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Lester Barratt, Amazon
30 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Bad luck and bad motherboard.

B. Hirsch, Amazon
17 July 2014
  • Summary: The first board would not even post. Got an RMA and a few weeks later got a replacement board. It did post but would not boot from the DVD as the BIOS indicated it should. Blue-screened on a 2003 OS attempt.
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Overall 10
10

X9SCM-F-O

David R., Newegg
6 July 2014
  • Summary: This board came recommended by forum gurus for building a NAS server machine on the FreeNas operating system. I'm glad to say that I was smart enough to listen to them and purchase this board.
  • Pros: came with updated bios and IPMI firmware. worked out of the box for FreeNas. cost was reasonable. quality workmanship.
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Very good mobo for FreeNAS

Joshua A., Newegg
1 July 2014
  • Summary: Paired this with: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) CT2KIT102472BD160B I was worried about the ram not being on the approved list. It shows up fine, tested fine, and runs fine.
  • Pros: I order this board for my new FreeNAS build, it comes highly rated on their forums, and for good reason. It is a very quality server board, built for what is does best. I ordered this one versus others because I wanted four PCI-E slots. I have pulled it in an out of the chassis several times duri...
  • Cons: Pricey, but you get what you pay for with this board.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Al_D3, NCIX.com
27 June 2014
  • Summary: I have had a FreeNAS server for 2 years but my hardware did not meet the best practice since it did not support ECC RAM that is recommended. So I decided to make the move. I took this LGA1155 board since I already have a G630 CPU. This board is fully supported by FreeNAS. WOW!.
  • Pros: Server grade motherboard, IPMI, ECC support
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

VMware 5.5 U1 machine

Charles L., Newegg
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Spend some time reading the docs on the BIOS. Configuring the boot order is pretty slick - once you figure how to do it.
  • Pros: It works for VMware 5.5 U1. I have a quad core Xeon 3.2 GHz CPU and it'll do a half dozen VMs as long as they're not really really busy.
  • Cons: The 2nd NIC isn't supported by VMware but that's certainly not Supermicro's fault. Getting into the RAID configuration is very difficult. The RAID is also not supported by VMware.
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Overall 10
10

2 years in and its AWESOME

John A., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I have been running this 24/7 in a data center for 2 years now with 6 virtual machines in a 16gb/3TB configuration and it never even hiccups. When I lost a drive earlier this year the IPMI was a life-saver (machine is 600 miles away). I'd build this machine again in a heartbeat.
  • Pros: IPMI is to die for. Perfect ESXI host
  • Cons: RAM compatibility sucks. You will have to try a few times probably. Read other reviews for best RAM options.
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Overall 10
10

Best bang for the buck!!!

Anonymous, Newegg
12 February 2014
  • Summary: Great product. Full of features. Came with updated BIOS
  • Pros: Bought the board to run Windows Server 2012 and VMware ESXi hosts.(8 virtual machines no problem can squeeze few more in). Paired the board with 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 69W Quad-Core Server Processor BX80637E31230V2. Threw in 1 x Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB)...
  • Cons: Wanted to use all the NICS. Had to find intel driver for another nic. Was a little time consuming but once all done. Works like a champ!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

On my third one

Steven K., Newegg
16 January 2014
  • Summary: The layout of this board is odd (to me) the power connections are on top and in the cases I buy that ends up right under the power supply, also the power switches and HDD LEDs also on the top edge. Not a big deal just a little inconvenient.
  • Pros: This is the third server build with this board. So far the two I built in May of 2013 have not skipped a beat. Glad I posted how to boot from DVD on my previous go round as I needed that information again.
  • Cons: All documentation and drivers are on the website not in the box. If you have trouble booting from DVD after setting up raid or finding Raid drivers see my previous post from May 2013.
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