Dell R210 ii vs SYS-5018A-FTN4 for 2018

  • Looking to put a new box together for a friend, 200/50 from ISP, needs something with AESNI of course for future proofing, also must be rack mountable.

    If you were given the option between the dell and the Supermicro what would you go for? Given they were same price and specs as far as RAM and SSD space. $250

    The dell has more power but also consumes more power and is louder. The Supermicro should still easily handle 200mbps throughput, and uses less energy. Any other options in same price range?

    Thank you,

  • SYS-5018A-FTN4 has Atom C2758, this generation of intel atom processors have early SoC failure flaw that causes inability to boot and it requires a hardware fix.

  • Netgate Administrator

    If it's new it should have that fix already. Stepping C0.


  • That could be bad for any production environment, Anyweay to tell whether B0 vs C0 from ebay add?

    R210 might be rhe better option then, only other problem there is age.

  • Netgate Administrator

    Probably no way to tell unless the seller gives a boot log. Even then it's unclear to me.

    You might consider this:

    Completely different form factor and only 2 interfaces but I don't know what your requirements are.

    The MBT would have not problem at 200/50.


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