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SuperMicro SYS-5017C
7.4 out of 10

SuperMicro SYS-5017C

Great Deal: $429.99

Reviews and Problems with SuperMicro SYS-5017C

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Overall 4
4.0

Bad network

Tony M., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: I wish I'd known before I ordered 3 of these, now I am having my remote office ship the server back so we can install an additional network card and disable the on-board em0.
  • Pros: Good price, good build.
  • Cons: One of the two mobo network ports is completely unusable in Linux. There's a known issue with that 82579LM chip and driver that causes the network card to go to sleep for 5 to 10 seconds every few minutes even if you disable power management. Not fun with VOIP traffic. DONT RUN LINUX on this box ...
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Overall 8
8.0

nice piece of hardware

meep "meep", Amazon
14 December 2014
  • Summary: I am very pleased with this bare server. the board has server grade features. Mine is running a xeon, needed for vt-d pci passthrough. It can generate a bit of heat, and I upgraded the fan that has best sight of the CPU.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent FreeNAS Server

@ndy, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Using one of these to run a FreeNAS 9 server in our office and so far its working out great.
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Overall 10
10

about the memory...

Chris M., Newegg
29 May 2014
  • Summary: I just got one of these servers white labeled by another company. I'm posting just to share the memory module it shipped with, in case that helps somebody. The motherboard is X9SCL-F. The memory modules installed in it are 2GB Samsung M391B5773DH0-CK0. Hope this helps!
  • Pros: people seem to like it...
  • Cons: but they complain about memory...
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Overall 8
8.0

Terrific Bare-Bones Server

Scott M., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Pros: Excellent set of features for the money. Real server, not a desktop system repackaged in a 1U chassis. This mobo includes IPMI. Space for two 3 1/2" hard drives. Accessories include mounting brackets for a slim note-book style DVD drive.
  • Cons: Doesn't come with rails and this server is too heavy and deep to safely mount only by its ears. Plan on getting the rails: MCP-290-00004-03 with it. Maybe -1 star is too harsh for this fault.
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Overall 4
4.0

Plagued by backplane failures

Jon D., Newegg
14 December 2013
  • Summary: I have ~10 of these in production and 3 backplanes have failed while running under normal operations in the last 16 months. Only solution is to remove the backplane making the drives no longer hot swappable. Enjoy the downtime.
  • Pros: Hot swap, power efficient, 80+ GOLD PSU's.
  • Cons: Backplanes consistently fail after 6 - 24 months.
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Overall 10
10

Correct Memory

Cedric H., Newegg
24 October 2013
  • Pros: These devices are perfect for what they do. I use them as web filters (running smoothwall). You need to get the correct supported memory. That memory is ECC enabled, un-buffered.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

Very picky

Robert H., Newegg
12 September 2013
  • Summary: As another reviewer said, these things are VERY picky with memory, and the supported memory list contains two entries, neither of which you can find. I've purchased several of these units over the years (obviously not exactly the same, but the same series/level), and it seems like the memory type...
  • Pros: Small form factor Quiet Works great if you can find the right memory.
  • Cons: Documented memory selection small and useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Final update: Bad Riser / PCIe port #6

Anonymous, Newegg
24 June 2013
  • Pros: it works fine except...
  • Cons: ... the Port #6, that is used by the Riser, is bad in 2 servers. The BIOS update to 2.0b, as suggested by their support, did not help at all. They obviously forgot to wire it right. I ended up removing top cover, inserting various PCIe cards in ports #7, #6, #4 directly, and they worked in 7 and ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Issues with the riser slot

Anonymous, Newegg
19 June 2013
  • Summary: Update to my previous review. I have contacted Supermicro support regarding the issue with the riser (cards not detected or not working properly). They got back advising to update the BIOS to 2.0b.
  • Pros: Helpful support
  • Cons: Shipped with outdated BIOS without the riser support (apparently this slipped through their QA)
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