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by speculatrix
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Gigabyte's highest spec Gemini Lake board is this: https://www.gigabyte.com/uk/Motherboard/J4105N-H-rev-10#kf The CPU is almost as good as the J5005, just slower GPU peak clock and fewer execution units. https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=128984,128989 I can't find a...
by speculatrix
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

The latest low power chips from Intel, Gemini Lake, are pretty good but in short supply. Gigabyte have a dual NIC apollo lake board, but haven't released a Gemini Lake version probably for that reason. For a home theatre pc I bought a "June Canyon" J5005 NUC. An excellent bit of kit, the optical spd...
by speculatrix
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 47264

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I built a home file server with the Gigabyte GA-J1900D3V and a pair of WD Red 3TB drives, and more recently bought a Lenovo TS140 "server" and fitted that with a second drive, also a WD Red 3TB.

I wouldn't say the drives are particularly noisy, the fans in the TS140 drown out all the other sounds.
by speculatrix
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

sorry if this was posted before, someone alerted me to a review of the Supermicro X10SBA board

http://www.servethehome.com/Server-deta ... ba-review/
by speculatrix
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Thanks for taking the time to post those links. I think I'll get the dual port adaptor.
by speculatrix
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

has anyone come across a board with more than 4 x SATA ports, other than the ASRock Q1900 range?
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Q1900-ITX/
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Q1900DC-ITX/

thanks!
by speculatrix
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Anandtech weigh in on a pair of Baytrail motherboards with Celeron J1900 atoms

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8595/the- ... i-c-review

Gigabyte j1900n-d3v vs Asus j1900i
by speculatrix
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

yes, it's too easy to slip back to old naming especially when the vendor plays fast and loose. I think when I did it, that I used the gigabyte flashing tool running on Win8.1 to flash both of them, once I was happy that the F3 flashed firmware was working. Given the F1 version was so bad, I figured...
by speculatrix
Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

yes, it's too easy to slip back to old naming especially when the vendor plays fast and loose. I think when I did it, that I used the gigabyte flashing tool running on Win8.1 to flash both of them, once I was happy that the F3 flashed firmware was working. Given the F1 version was so bad, I figured ...
by speculatrix
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

I thought these Gigabyte boards have dual bios?

once I reflashed one of them with F3, I then flashed the backup.
by speculatrix
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

My system is in use 24x7 as a firewall and fileserver, runs opensuse x64 I am using the default kernel version, 3.11. I did try a newer one not long after installing, 3.14 I think, but there were network issues with the kernel, not tried since because of the role of the box. It's fairly stable, cras...
by speculatrix
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

The thing that sinks pretty much all of these board for my consideration is their limit of just two onboard SATA headers. IMO, SoC from Intel isn't _quite_ there yet, so I'll pass. Maybe the next generation. apart from this one: http://www.supermicro.co.uk/products/motherboard/celeron/X10/X10SBA.cf...
by speculatrix
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

System components: - GA-J1800N-D2H ... I still upgraded to the F4 BIOS I didn't know there was now F4 firmware for the J1800 board, so I hope that there will also be F4 firmware for the ga-j1900 too. I say firmware, because I'm trying to get into the correct habit of referring to UEFI boards as hav...
by speculatrix
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Phoronix just compared the Windows vs Linux GPU performance http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_nuc_windows81&num=1 the Windows drivers are consistently better by a modest margin over the Linux ones, however, it's not a total disaster. meanwhile my Gigabyte J1900 motherboard has...
by speculatrix
Fri May 30, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

In the end I succumbed to installing Win8.1 (used the generic activation key that gives you a few day's grace, see below). Even the 32 bit version didn't run after installing, so I had to install the 64 bit. That then broke the EfiFlash.exe program, so then I tried the @BIOS app. The "@BIOS" updater...
by speculatrix
Wed May 28, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

I received my board yesterday and am now having the "exciting" challenge of updating its BIOS. I tried using PXE-UEFI from here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UEFI/PXE-netboot-install and got grub starting up, then I got a bit over eager and tried to boot DOS so I could try running the Gigabyte flash prog...
by speculatrix
Wed May 28, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

Gigabyte have now made the F3 official on their website, so I have removed the downloadable file off my web server
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... =4918#bios
by speculatrix
Thu May 22, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

My only concern is, whether to buy Athlon 5350 + AsRock board for almost same price. AMD seems to offer faster storage and 4K output for video. That depends on whether you're going to have to compromise too much on power consumption, and whether you're going to find stable video drivers for the AMD...
by speculatrix
Tue May 20, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Can someone with an Asrock Q1900* test if ESXi 5.5 boots correctly? It is noot needed to install it on the hard drive, it can be booted directly from USB. Thanks in advance, I can give all the support needed, if needed :) just pm me. I am guessing that all these Baytrail-D motherboards will be near...
by speculatrix
Mon May 19, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I finally caved in and ordered the Gigabyte board for my home file server (which will be 5 years old later this year) is well overdue. Hopefully with the F3 bios and a bit of work it will run linux reliably, I don't care about accelerated video as it will mostly run headless. --edit-- Ordered it at ...
by speculatrix
Sat May 17, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I just found that Jetway now have a Silvermont/Baytrail-D board with two variants, one with N2930, the other E3827 JNF9M-2930 Mini-ITX motherboard with Celeron N2930 Quad Core Bay Trail Processor JNF9M-3827 Mini-ITX motherboard with Atom E3827 Dual Core Bay Trail Processor http://www.jetwaycomputer....
by speculatrix
Fri May 09, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

psychowood wrote: I'll post an update tomorrow, my last chance is finding a sata optical drive to boot an iso.
can you not set the BIOS to legacy mode?
by speculatrix
Fri May 09, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

Perhaps it is not compatible with standard PXE, (different ports?) since it is a UEFI implementation? hm, so far I have fought a few battled with UEFI and only recently begun to win them! I've not tried UEFI PXE boot, chances are it's buggy on the Gigabyte F1 bios. All I can offer is this: https://...
by speculatrix
Thu May 08, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I believe the F1 bios in the Gigabyte board J1900 and j1800 are hopeless, and you'll need to upgrade. People have been reporting they won't boot without a monitor connected, perhaps they mean VGA?
by speculatrix
Thu May 08, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board
Replies: 30
Views: 32840

Re: new bios for Gigabyte GA-J1900N-D3V baytrail-D board

does the BIOS support PXE boot? it's fairly easy to PXE boot a freedos image.


maybe you could make a USB image with iPXE?
http://rom-o-matic.eu/
by speculatrix
Tue May 06, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

I asked a UK official reseller of Supermicro for pricing and there's a 7 to 10 day lead time, quote was

* MBD-X10SBA-L-O £115.50 + VAT + delivery
* MBD-X10SBA-O £138.00 + VAT + delivery
by speculatrix
Sun May 04, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Anandtech have reviewed an ASRock motherboard designed for a storage server, it uses a C2750 Atom Silvermont which is related to the Baytrail-D processors.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7970/asro ... management
by speculatrix
Sun May 04, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Bay-trail motherboards
Replies: 282
Views: 291902

Re: Bay-trail motherboards

Thanks gorkypl, very useful.
No mention if any bios issues at all, so maybe it's just gigabyte who screwed up their board.