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SuperMicro 5017R
8.1 out of 10

SuperMicro 5017R

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Overall 8

Nice High End Box

Dennis B., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Summary: Someone complained about the noise; two things. One, you don't have to install both supplies. You can pull one and use the 2nd module as a spare. Second, it's loud because there are 8 fans to cool dual cpus. If you're not using the 2nd CPU, you can disconnect some fans.
  • Pros: 2 Slots Both Slots work with just 1 CPU Installed Good Overall Value Good Hot-Swap Drive Bays
  • Cons: Heavy - It's a big Box Uses More Power than Single CPU MB
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Overall 10

Awesome Network Appliance

Linlie H., Newegg
23 April 2014
  • Summary: these made my deployment of pfSense as our organizations edge firewalls a breeze.
  • Pros: This box works beautifully paired with a quad core Xeon and 8gb of RAM and 2 250GB laptop drives (need to purchase the bracket to allow this) in mirrored RAID to function as an edge firewall running the pfsense 2.1 distribution. This setup is way more powerful than a Cisco ASA. I've got two of th...
  • Cons: Make sure you tighten the screws on the brackets holding them to the case before you rack mount them or you will have a bit of sag.
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Overall 6

Very Loud

Brian F., Newegg
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Basically, I like the server other than the noise. If I can find a substitute power supply which isn't so loud I will replace the stock one.
  • Pros: Very easy to configure. Had server up and running in less than an hour (pre-OS install).
  • Cons: Very, very, very loud. It appears the dual power supplies create this noise, but it is obnoxiously loud.
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Overall 10

solid server

Anonymous, Newegg
17 June 2013
  • Summary: Overall, this is a solid setup. Should I need more blade servers, I would for sure buy more of these.
  • Pros: I bought this as my backup server for my operation. It runs VMware ESXi 5.1 with the following setup: - Adaptec 5405 with flash module - 4 x 16 GB of RAM - 4 x 2 TB SATA drives in RAID 10 There aren't too many boards with a single CPU but supports more than 32 GB of RAM. It supports up to 256 GB....
  • Cons: The board has only 5 fan headers, none of them is for the CPU fan. I would prefer having a fan and a copper heat sink. The stock fan is aluminum, although it seems to be able to keep the CPU at around 39 C with no load. The chassis has 4 x 40mm fans, with two place holders. I have spare fans but ...
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Overall 10

Love it!

Anonymous, Newegg
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I own a ton of SuperMicro 1U servers and I love them, but this particular model has got to be my favorite, supporting fast CPU's, lots of memory and dual power supplies. Some recent SuperMicro I've purchased had issues with Ubuntu installs detecting the default ethernet port backwards from the BIOS...
  • Pros: Dual hotswap power supplies, USB in front, lots of space for RAM, much quieter than similar servers. Ubuntu 12.04 server boots in less than 4 seconds on this box with an M4 SSD (after the POST is done.)
  • Cons: Installed DDR3 1600 RAM, but the motherboard only recognized it as 1066 on "auto." I had to modify the BIOS to force it to the 1600 speed RAM setting. Did a full memory test afterwards and passed with flying colors.
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