Recent content by ealvar

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    DL380/ML350 G6 - best bang for buck CPUs?

    Picked up some freebies with quad core Westmere 1366 CPUs (2xDL380 G6 and 1xML350G6). All 3 were pretty loaded (144-192gb of DDR3) and at 24x1tb between the 3. I don't want to invest much into these boxes but at a minimum I'd like to upgrade each of them to a pair of 6 core CPUs. What direction...
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    S3500 480GB $129

    Missed out, darn. But, I did grab a bunch of the EMC branded 340gb M.2 drives last month for $65ea. Decent performing drives and the price was solid.
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    Does Intel Skylake X299 HEDT have a PCIe problem?

    Figured it out. I neglected to take into account the 24 PCIe Gen3 lanes on the X299 chipset. So, 68 lanes. Intel Announces Basin Falls: The New High-End Desktop Platform and X299 Chipset
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    Does Intel Skylake X299 HEDT have a PCIe problem?

    I was originally pretty excited about hearing the news on Skylake X CPUs. But then I started looking at the specs and until you get to i9 7900x you're locked down to 16 or 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes. This seems insane to me, unless I'm just missing something. A pair of x16 GPUs, a pair of x4 NVME...
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    Fujitsu D2607 - LSI SAS-2008 - $25.49 on eBay

    I ran into the same issue with crossflash to IT mode. I'll have to try the updated instructions OP linked. I gave up when I first got the card and it's been sitting in a drawer since. Perhaps there's hope.
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    FS: Lots of 16gb ddr3

    Part number for the 16 Samsung 10600R sticks?
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    FS: 256gb (8x32gb) Samsung M393B4G70BM0-CF8

    8x32gb Samsung M393B4G70BM0-CF8 4Rx4 PC3-8500R DDR3 ECC Reg still available.
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    What's a 2780?
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    FS: QNAP + Infortrend NAS and more

    Really good deal on the Eonnas 3016s. This unit can also be upgraded to 10gbe.
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    FS: 256gb (8x32gb) Samsung M393B4G70BM0-CF8

    Update - decided to sell all 8x32gb DIMMs I've had stashed away. $1200 shipped for the 256gb. Less than $5/gb which is a pretty good deal for 32gb DIMMs.
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    FreeNAS on Hyper-V - will this work?

    A Windows 2012 R2 Standard license grants you rights to run 1 physical & 2 virtual instances of the OS. Essentials is one physical and one virtual.
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    SuperMicro x9dai problems - won't boot from anything

    I have an x9dai that does not want to boot from anything, period. It recognizes RAM & CPUs, does not report any errors via beeps or in BIOS. I've cleared CMOS via SM's instructions. Reset all BIOS settings to defaults, etc. No luck. I've tried using the CTRL-HOME with SUPER.BIN latest BIOS on...
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    Trade? == RAM 4 RAM ==

    Specs/make/model on the 32gb DDR3 LRDIMMs?
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    FS: 256gb (8x32gb) Samsung M393B4G70BM0-CF8

    Selling qty (8) 32gb M393B4G70BM0-CF8. This is on the SuperMicro X9 certified/tested list: Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Support | Resources $1200 shipped.