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http://www.anandtech.com/show/7970/asrock-rack-c2750d4i-review-a-storage-motherboard-with-management


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One of the purposes of Intel’s Avoton CPUs is cold storage. ASRock produced the C2750D4I for that need – a mini-ITX motherboard with a 25W eight core CPU, support for 64GB of DRAM, external server management and twelve SATA ports. In order to achieve twelve SATA ports, ASRock has equipped the motherboard with additional Marvell controllers. SilverstoneTek has built the DS380 case around this idea. Despite the high price tag for the motherboard($398), there seems to be a buzz around this setup, so ASRock provided one of its C2750D4I 1U servers for review.

It's a NAS/file server builder's dream! drool.gif
  • mITX
  • 12x SATA ports
  • 4 DIMM slots
  • 2x 1GbE Intel
  • Management port


This review also includes a review of the Silverstone DS380 mITX case with support for 12 HDDs.
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/29/14 at 6:43am
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And it can run Crysis as well lachen.gif

I love how they did a gaming benchmark and turns out Intel's 8 core is half as fast as an AMD quad biggrin.gif
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And it can run Crysis as well lachen.gif

I love how they did a gaming benchmark and turns out Intel's 8 core is half as fast as an AMD quad biggrin.gif

They did mention that it is server mobo and the gaming benchmarks are for completeness. They also stated it's an 8-core Atom. wink.gif
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They did mention that it is server mobo and the gaming benchmarks are for completeness. They also stated it's an 8-core Atom. wink.gif

I know. But now I can brag about how my quad core APU beats and 8 core intel lachen.gif
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That looks useful
 
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VERY nice thumb.gif So many uses...so little monies sad-smiley-002.gif
    
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I know. But now I can brag about how my quad core APU beats and 8 core intel lachen.gif

moooar coooooooooores! thumb.gif
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PCI-E as well for a nice RAID card... this could be an amazing little addition to a home network!

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Smaller and smaller 'servers'......

I like this very much,ASRock have been coming out with some great focussed mobo products recently.
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PCI-E as well for a nice RAID card... this could be an amazing little addition to a home network!

Yup, the PCIe bandwidth might be a bottleneck with SSDs but shouldn't be a major problem with 12-38 HDDs.
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