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Successor to the 5028D-TN4T?

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This server has been around for five years now, does anyone know if a replacement is on the horizon? The price is still pretty high and I'm reluctant to buy something 5 years old as a replacement for my Gen8 HP Microserver. The form factor of these machines is very important to me, otherwise I'd move to a tower or even a rackmount.

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Trig0r

Given there is a board that takes 8th/9th Gen Intel stuff I cant imagine it'll be a long time before Super micro release something for the 10th gen stuff.

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Found it! Supermicro released the 5029C-T last May, specs are:

 

- 8th/9th Generation Intel® Corei3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processor, Intel® Xeon® E-2100 Processor, Intel® Xeon® E-2200 Processor., Single Socket LGA-1151 (Socket H4) supported, CPU TDP support Up to 95W TDP
- Intel® C242 chipset
- Up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC UDIMM; 2 DIMM slots
- Dual GbE LAN with Intel® i210-AT
- 4 SATA3 (6Gbps); RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
- M.2 NGFF connector
- M.2 Interface: 1 SATA/PCI-E 3.0 x4

- 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (in x16 slot)

- IPMI: ASPEED AST2500

- PSU: 250W

 

All specs here: https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/X11SCL-iF & https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/system/midtower/5029/SYS-5029C-T.cfm

 

For the CPU cooler, the manufacturer produces this one specifically for the case: SNK-P0074AP4

 

The case appears to be nearly identical if not identical to the 5028D-TN4T. I imagine the RAID is SoftRAID, so a RAID card would need to be added, does anyone have a make & model to recommend for a machine of this generation?

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Noth

So I was looking at RAM for this motherboard, and it appears that 32Gb ECC sticks only come as RDIMMs, not UDIMMs. The manual states it uses UDIMMs And last time I tried to use RDIMM in a motherboard that didn't support them it wouldn't boot. The SuperMicro site claims that a BIOS update was released in early 2019 to support 64Gb, would that be all it would take to support RDIMM sticks? 

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schoondoggy

It is generally hard to find high capacity ECC UDIMM;

Samsung appears to make them:

https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/dram/module/M391A4G43AB1-CVF/

SuperMicro is showing a part, but I do not see Micron offering it as a part:

https://store.supermicro.com/memory/ddr4/32gb-ddr4-2666-mem-dr432l-cv02-eu26.html

Nemix seems to be making parts:

https://www.nemixram.com/nemix-ram-32gb-ddr4-2933-pc4-23400-2rx8-ecc-unbuffered-memory.html

DataRam has one as well:

http://www.dataram.com/__downloads/memory/memory-specs/DVM26E2T8_32G.pdf

 

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Thanks, I was looking on Swiss shopping sites only, and all they'd turn up were RDIMMs. Thanks for the links, I'm going to take a look at all those. I've pulled the trigger on buying the 5029T-C with a Xeon E-2278G and will order Ram+M.2 SSD+Raid card next month and possibly a 2.5" or two so I could achieve at least having a spare drive for RAID5 or even do RAID6. This site is so full of knowledge, especially from you Schoondoggy, thanks again!

 

It'll be a continuation of my current Microserver Gen8, but with some additional VMs. Should be fun to setup.

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