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ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel Avoton) Server Motherboard Review (Page 1)

ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L (Intel Avoton) Server Motherboard Review

Small form factor design and a powerful storage feature list is included with the ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L motherboard. Take a look at William's review.

William Harmon | Aug 22, 2014 at 09:05 am CDT - 1 min, 42 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

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Today, we are going to look at the ASUS P9A-I-C2550-SAS-4L server motherboard, which is based on Intel Atom processor C2000 product family, codenamed Avoton and Rangeley.

The unique feature of this platform is low power use or green design, which allows it to be run with a passive cooling system. This also offers low running cost with power saving features.

Intel's Avoton platform is the next-generation System-On-Chip (SoC), built on Intel's 22-nanometer process technology, which targets NAS, Micro server, entry-level communication and cloud storage markets.

Its compact size makes it ideal for slim form factor appliance servers and desktop type NAS solutions. It is a perfect fit for short depth chassis and increasing the density in a rack to provide higher compute/storage power per rack. Let us get started by looking at the ASUS P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L's retail package.

Packaging

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Here we look at the front of the retail box. The P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L comes in a simple retail box that can be used for many different types of motherboards. The white sticker at the top describes the contents. The front and back of the box are the same, and there is no difference in the artwork for the sides of the retail box.

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We get our first look at the contents of the retail box for the P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L. The inside has a nice modular look to it and everything looks nice and clean. There is a motherboard in here, in the section right below the DVD's.

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Opening the retail box, we can see the accessories on the top. The parts list for the retail box is:

  • 1x Motherboard P9A-I/C2550/SAS/4L
  • 2x SATA 6Gb/s cables
  • 1x I/O Shield
  • 1x COM port cable
  • 1x Back COM plate
  • 2x Support DVD's
  • 1x ASWM Enterprise Support DVD

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - William Harmon

William Harmon started working with computers back in 2005 and began overclocking all kinds of different setups. My focus back then and even now is extreme cooling using Single Stage Phase units, Cascades and Liquid Nitrogen. During this time I was also in several competitions that GIGABYTE had sponsored, GOOC 2009 and 2010. Using technics in overclocking and cooling that I have learned over the years I started building high speed workstations and servers for clients who needed higher performing systems. Many of these systems are used in high frequency trader companies and work stations used in all kinds of professions. At TweakTown, I provide and develop accurate test and benchmark methods for servers and other equipment to help make purchasing decisions easier.

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