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Supermicro E102-13R-H Review: A Raptor Lake-P 3.5″ SBC System for Embedded Applications

Supermicro E102-13R-H Review: A Raptor Lake-P 3.5″ SBC System for Embedded Applications

Single board computers in the 3.5″ form factor have become extremely popular for embedded applications with high performance requirements as well as extended peripherals support. Common use case scenarios include digital signage, edge inference solutions, retail applications cations, and IoT include. Gateways These deployments require processors and components that can operate over a wide range of temperatures such as ruggedness and avoiding moving parts.

gave Supermicro X13SRN-H-WOHS There's a 3.5″ SBC with a soldered-down Intel Core i7-1370PE – a Raptor Lake-P embedded processor with vPro support. It has plenty of I/O support, including a SlimSAS PCIe expansion slot. The SBC's Actively cool the solution while using. SYS-E102-13R-H Box PC. Most of the motherboard ports are left unused in this configuration, but the exposed ones are sufficient for most common use cases.

The review below takes a detailed look at the features and performance profile of the SYS-E102-13R-H with thermal solution evaluation.

Introduction and product impressions

Super Micro's SYS-E102-13R-H Box PC is based on the company's X13SRN-H-WOHS 3.5″ SBC board. WOHS stands for 'without integrated-heat-sink'. Board also available Version with an integrated heatsink For users needing access to all I/O features of the motherboard. The SYS-E102-13R-H Box takes the PC WOHS board variant and places it in the CSE-E102TF2 – a compact enclosure with a 40 x 40 x 15 mm fan on one side. The chassis provides cutouts for all external I/O ports on the board as well as support for an external WLAN antenna. The front of the case houses the power button alone, with all other features on the back.

Despite the SYS-E102-13R-H being tagged as an IoT SuperServer, the system does not support ECC memory or in-band ECC. There's no separate BMC, but that's not surprising for a machine based on a 3.5″ SBC board. However, to make up for it, the SYS-E102-13R-H supports vPro and remote management capabilities. uses AMT. The system also supports SuperMicro's monitoring utility 'SuperDoctor' – allowing Nagios integration for centralized infrastructure monitoring.

The Box PC forgoes many of the interesting I/O capabilities of the internal board (such as a multitude of USB and SATA ports, as well as a PCIe SlimSAS port that can be used for additional expansion). The user gets two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports (10 Gbps each). Two NBASE-T RJ-45 connectors (up to 2.5 Gbps) are available.

In addition to the main unit, Super Micro provides a lockable 12V 7A (84W) DC power adapter and mounting hardware for the system.

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Access to the SSD and RAM slots is via a removable panel on the bottom supported by four screws.

The bottom has three M.2 slots – two for M.2 2280 SSDs, and one for an M.2 2230 WLAN/BT card. A nano SIM slot is also easily accessible between the first two M.2 slots.

Our review system came pre-installed with 2x 16GB DDR5 SO-DIMMs and a PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe drive (even though the system supports PCIe 4.0 x4 drives in the M.2 slots). Full specifications of the review sample are provided in the following table.















Supermicro SYS-E102-13R-H Specifications
(as tested)
The processor Intel Core i7-1370PE
Raptor Lake 6P + 8E / 20T, 1.9 – 3.7 GHz (E) / 4.8 GHz (P)
Intel 7, 24 MB L2, 28 W (PL1 = 28 W / PL2 = 44 W)
memory InnoDisk M5SV-AGM2N50P-A DDR5-4800 SODIMM
40-39-39-77 @ 4800 MT/s
2×16 GB

Graphics Intel Iris Xe graphics
(96EU @ 1.4 GHz)
Disk drive Innodisk M.2 (P80) 3TE6 DEM28-B56DD1GWAQF
(256 GB; M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4;)
(96L 3D TLC; Maxio MAP1002 NVMe 1.3 controller)
Networking 2x 2.5GbE RJ-45 (Intel I226-IT)
Audio Realtek ALC888 audio codec onboard (optional audio jack, N/A in review system)
Audio bitstreaming support on HDMI ports
video 1x HDMI 2.0b
1x HDMI 1.4b
2x DisplayPort 1.4 (via Type-C ports)
Miscellaneous I/O ports 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (Rear)
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (Rear)
Operating system Windows 11 Enterprise (22631.3257)
Pricing (Street pricing on May 9Th2024).
US $1002 (bare bones)
US$1210 (as configured, no OS)
Full specifications Supermicro SuperServer SYS-E102-13R-H Specifications

Both the SSD and RAM supplied with the review sample are rated for wide temperature operation. These are required for specific deployment scenarios.

In the next section, we take a look at the system setup and follow that with a detailed analysis of the platform.

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