User Cliff Robinson did some compatibility testing for the Gigabyte MA10-ST0 server motherboard with the latest pfSense 2.4 and FreeNAS 11.0. The article also discusses Intel Atom C3000 compatibility with the FreeBSD operating system. You may view the full report below.
Why Compatibility Testing is Important
Whenever a new generation of server hardware comes out, there is a lag before the OSes support the new hardware. This is normal. FreeBSD is a popular OS for embedded networking appliances as well as storage appliances. There are many commercial offerings that build upon FreeBSD based on the licensing. Along with these commercial offerings, FreeNAS and pfSense are popular storage and networking offerings based on FreeBSD so we wanted to try them out with the new hardware. The onboard eMMC storage of the Gigabyte MA10-ST0 is intended for embedded OS installs like both pfSense and FreeNAS use.