Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR Review A 1U Intel Xeon E-2100 Powerhouse


Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR Power Consumption

Our Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR test server, we wanted to get some comparable power figures from. As a result, we pulled the 3.5″ Seagate hard drives, the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx NIC and NVMe SSDs to get comparable figures at idle and still show off something we can compare using the Intel Xeon E-2186G.

  • Idle: 34.2W
  • STH 70% Load: 97.3W
  • 100% Load: 137W
  • Maximum Recorded: 162W

Often these servers will sit at idle for long periods of time. If you are sizing servers for web hosting style deployments, servers typically sit on the lower end of the spectrum, closer to the idle numbers versus the STH 70% load figures.

One number that we wanted to draw attention to is the idle power consumption. The Syupermicro SYS-5019C-MR 80Plus Platinum power supply choice is paying off with lower power consumption.

STH Server Spider: Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR

In the second half of 2018, we introduced the STH Server Spider as a quick reference to where a server system’s aptitude lies. Our goal is to start giving a quick visual depiction of the types of parameters that a server is targeted at.

STH Server Spider Supermicro SYS 5019C MR
STH Server Spider Supermicro SYS 5019C MR

With substantial features like a redundant power supply, 4x LFF 3.5″ hard drives, and a full set of M.2 and PCIe slots, the Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR has features that other Intel Xeon E-2100 series servers cannot match.

Final Words

Overall, this system performed admirably as well it should. We have a top of the line Intel Xeon E-2186G 6 core/ 12 thread CPU, up to four hot-swap 3.5″ hard drives, dual SATA DOMs for OS storage, dual M.2 NVMe drive slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. This is absolutely a high-end Intel Xeon E-2100 series platform with a maximum amount of flexibility.

There is room for further cost optimization. Not every Intel Xeon E-2100 series server will need all of these features. Supermicro makes a wide range of servers if that is your deployment scenario. At the same time, the Supermicro SYS-5019C-MR maximizes your investment in the platform by providing expandability along with high efficiency for better TCO.


  1. Patrick, How important it is for a SOHO server to use the larger 22110 drives like P4511 instead or e.g standard Samsung’s EVO 870. The price difference per drive is about 300€ in EU e.g P4511 is about 800€ and EVO 520€. The machine does have an UPS

  2. OK, this is a long shot, and it’s actually what I thought this review was originally going to be about… I’ve been out of the loop for the last several months due to a career change. I was expecting this machine to be a powerful, rack-mounted _workstation_, if such a concept even makes sense or there is a market for it.

    As a fan of Supermicro, this is something I would love to see one day in the future. Do you know if anything like this is on the cards? There are exciting workstations appearing in Supermicro’s catalogs recently, and I thought this might be one of those. What do you think about this, in general?

  3. Hi Patrick, thanks for the in-depth review! Just have a question on the storage: it says in your article “The two drives can be used for a mirrored storage or …” Do you have any hint how to configure it? Thanks!


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