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Supermicro SYS-5029A-2TN4 Review: A small Intel Atom C3338 NAS

Discussion in 'STH Main Site Posts' started by Patrick Kennedy, Apr 20, 2017 at 8:12 AM.

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    Still no news on the bigger core count availability ?

    Your not wrong about the power consumption floor being anything but the CPU, essentially same as Xeon-D. The D-1508 base to be worth the few extra $$ to get 10G etc and better performance given the total package cost when you add the case etc.
     
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    The D-1508 also costs about $100 more for the motherboard. Not saying that is not worth it, but it is a consideration. You can also get 8x SATA ports on the C3338 if you wanted with no AIC and it can be passively cooled.
     
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    Yes true, less fan noise and heat.
    Price is what is it is, just disappointed about the power consumption, seems like that's the minimum we will see until we have new IPMI etc that uses less power.
     
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    Any idea of what the MSRP will be for this? Didn't see much available on the internet yet besides STH's coverage.
     
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    Components separately are around $400?
     
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    I only see 4 SATA ports in this motherboard. What am I missing?
     
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    Likely the HD connector that gives four ports.
     
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    I guess about $390 USD
     
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    Not likely, actual, zoom I on the side photo in the review you see the 4x3.5" bays use a 1-4 breakout cable and the regular SATA ports not used.
     
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    Eagle Eye @Evan

    I see it now. Supermicro website also lists A2SDi-2C-HLN4F as having 8 SATA ports.
     
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    Still hopeful for a sub $400 price, I am probably dreaming but you can buy the case and board for less seperatly so never know, looks like a good small storage server for a lot of people
     
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    The question was which were being missed. I was not sure which four were being counted. :)

    Btw not only have I had this platform but I have seen/ tried others as well. On higher core count versions you have more flex I/o lanes for more ports.
     
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    Want higher core count ! Resisting buying more Xeon-D waiting for c3000 and new model ? Xeon-D !
     
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