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Supermicro SuperServer 5017C-MTRF Barebone System - 1U Rack-mountable - Intel C2

Supermicro SuperServer 5017C-MTRF Barebone System - 1U Rack-mountable - Intel C2
alaAverage 3.4

3 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Supermicro SuperServer 5017C-MTRF Barebone System - 1U Rack-mountable - Intel C2. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. The usability and price get less positive comments.

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On average, users rate this product 67/100.

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IPMI and 32 GB RAM are working OK.

I bought 2 servers for low power consumption in the Datacenter (<1 amp). Unfortunately, both servers have issues

1. Intel 82574L driver has issues with MSI-X interrupts, dropping connections (google it to find problem description and resolution). Had to recompile and install the Intel driver under Linux. Still, it's not a reliable NIC interface as it still...

Apr, 2013

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Old BIOS version


Comes with an old version BIOS, so no go for Ivy Bridge right out the box. Now have to buy i3 ($170) just for flashing to newer version of BIOS (v2). I wish SuperMicro included BIOS version somewhere on the box so NewEgg could put it in description...

Unable to test

Unable to test

May, 2012

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Nice case


PSU consumes more than a tenth of an amp when the server is OFF. The manual says a slim dvd drive can be installed but I could not tell where it would go, nor did i see any cables for one. For this price it would be nice if it came with a slim...

Setup is a snap. Hot-swap power supplies

Power supplies could be more efficient. SATA cables are not long enough to reach an installed RAID card (depending on where the ports are located). Expensive

Dec, 2011