0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2013 3:24 AM by RowdyRoddy

    Intel DBS1200BTSR + Port Multipliers?

    RowdyRoddy

      Hi Intel Community,

       

      I'm building a NAS and am aiming at using the Intel DBS1200BTSR motherboard for it and I've got two questions.

       

      1.

      Can the Intel DBS1200BTSR be used with Sata port multipliers?

      For example:

      http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=1099

      or

      http://www.addonics.com/products/ad5sapm.php

      Note that both don't slot into PCI lanes.

      The board has the 202 Chipset in it, but I couldn't find if it can or can't support it.

       

      2.

      What is the advantage/disadvantage of choosing the Core i3-3220T over the Xeon 1220Lv2?

      From what I can find, they are very similar except the i3 doesn't have VT-d or turbo boost 2.0. But it has inbuilt graphics and Idle C-states. While the Xeon does have the former two but not the latter two.

      Are C-states as good as turbo boost for someone concerned about power consumption?

       

      Thanks,

      Paul