Quite nice and a good price
This 1/2 length 1U server box is better than I expected. Solidly constructed, includes mounting screws for the motherboard and disk drives, and with a 100-250V power supply so you know it's efficient. No SATA power connectors though. The included (LOUD) 2.7A 12V blower fan provides plenty of (noisy) airflow and internal baffles direct air well. The light panel on the front has a ribbon cable that expects to plug directly into a proprietary motherboard connector. My email to Supermicro was answered promptly and pointed me to a special cable that adapts to the usual scattered connection points for the reset, power, activity, and other lights, part number CBL-0068L that was sold out at buy.com. I made my own but would rather have bought one. The rear cutout was too small for my motherboard press-in piece, and I had to "fit" with a tin snip but I think the 1U size causes this. Note you need a different model if you want to add an internal CD drive. If you use SATA hard drives, you need short power adapters or SATA drives with the old style power connectors and 90 degree UP SATA connectors. There just isn't room for the other kind. My final accolade: I've already ordered two more!
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