- Mar 14, 2016
I haven't really chosen this specific board yet but I can't seem to access the product page of any of the SM X11 boards today so I haven't had a chance to compare.What prompted you to choose that board out of curiosity? Only 5 x SATA Ports, only 1 x M2 port. Seems like they have newer, more fully featured options than that board, which would give you 8 x SATA ports, 2 x M2 ports, etc.
In my mind either X11SCH-F or X11SCH-LN4F make the most sense. Same form factor, more options. Only thing needed at that point would be 10Gb ethernet, which you need anyway. Frankly, I'm not sure why you would bother with the P2000. Emby seems to have the tightest integration with the Intel iGPU and the one in the e-2100 series is the fastest.
I chose the X11SCH-LN4F, but am still waiting for delivery. Tiger Direct finally kicked it off to SM for drop shipment.
But I'm going to use an LSI 9300-16i HBA so I'm not concerned about the amount of SATA ports now. I just want at least one M.2 slot, 1 x PCIE x16 (for a future GPU possibly) and 2 more PCIe slots for HBA and 10Gb NIC.