Mitx mobo with Dual intel LAN which one to choose



  • So I have been researching and priced up a Supermicro X7SPA-HF -D525 with 4 gb RAM picoPSU 150 and a M350 enclosure and was ready to click order now and then stumbled across this http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=34#JNF99-525 Jetway JNF99-525 which could have the 3*intel gb LAN daughter board added http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=34#modules

    How do these 2 boards compare? I dont need 5 LAN ports but both boards appear to have dual gb Intel nics and the same processor. I guess I want a board which could be used in the future as a NAS but intentionally a mITX pfsense home router with minimal traffic and VPNs (both are probably overkill).

    Any thoughts?



  • I use the Jetway to work (and I highly recommend the Intel modules … for better performance).
    Supermicro know him as a supplier of good servers, but it is certainly more expensive.

    For me, for home use - the small office jatway have an excellent price / performance.

    PS: for firewall use .. 2Gb of RAM is OK !



  • @charlie0440:

    So I have been researching and priced up a Supermicro X7SPA-HF -D525 with 4 gb RAM picoPSU 150 and a M350 enclosure and was ready to click order now and then stumbled across this http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=34#JNF99-525 Jetway JNF99-525 which could have the 3*intel gb LAN daughter board added http://www.mini-itx.com/store/?c=34#modules

    How do these 2 boards compare? I dont need 5 LAN ports but both boards appear to have dual gb Intel nics and the same processor. I guess I want a board which could be used in the future as a NAS but intentionally a mITX pfsense home router with minimal traffic and VPNs (both are probably overkill).

    Any thoughts?

    Depending on where you can get your stocks from, the Jetway is about the same price as the Supermicro and in some instances, more expensive (US$10 - 20).
    I would go for the Supermicro if there is no need for the LAN daugtherboard.  It has the advantage of having a PCIe x4 (in x16 slot) so you can plug in a PCIe multi-GBe card if needed or a SATA host controller (can be converted into a NAS).


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