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    Ablecom PSU's ?

    The question remains unanswered. Are Ablecom branded PSU's of lesser quality than SM branded ones? Since none of the Ablecom PSU's are certified I tend to think this is the case.
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    Active vs Passive Heatsinks (in Supermicro Chassis)

    Dynatron coolers are garbage. They don't cool anywhere near as well as SM coolers. At least that's been my experience.
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    Ablecom PSU's ?

    OK, so what about the quality as compared to SM branded PSU's?
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    Ablecom PSU's ?

    Are they any good? Usable in an emergency? Avoid at all costs? I know they're loud and don't have a colored sticker that says they're special but is it OK to use them? How is their efficiency? Like a lot people, I assume, I have a collection of them removed from chassis's bought off eBay. I...
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    Does anyone want to take a dump on me?

    Wow, this is uncharacteristic of Supermicro. I'd expect this sort of thing from HP, etc. When they started charging for a license key to update the BIOS via IPMI was a bad omen. Wonder what's next? Charge to add a second CPU to a dual CPU MB?
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    Does anyone want to take a dump on me?

    Never heard of this limit till now. I have a SC 216 loaded with 24 900GB SAS 2.5 drives plugged into a X9DRD-7LN4F and all 24 drives work. I also have an old X8DTE-F based system with 24 2TB drives and ditto. Both are JBOD. Does this limit only apply to RAID?
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    EXPIRED fanless Intel® i3 Kaby Lake mini PC for $74.83

    Just an update. Been using mine as a HTPC and it's working great. Originally wanted to run Linux but had to go with Windows 10 instead due to Bluetooth issues with Linux. Since it's dead silent it makes a great HTPC.
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    Need to reset IPMI but no CPU and no POST - Supermicro X11SPM-F

    Don'tcha just love happy endings.
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    Supermicro 3x 5.25" to 5x 3.5" HDD enclosure (sas or sata) ~ $106.25-$125 (new'ish)

    Ah, never thought to put one in a non SM chassis.
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    Supermicro 3x 5.25" to 5x 3.5" HDD enclosure (sas or sata) ~ $106.25-$125 (new'ish)

    How are you guys using these things?
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    How long does a supercap battery hold its charge?

    The 9271 usually does a patrol scrub shortly after I fire it up. I assume it's looking for bit rot. It takes several hours to complete.
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    How long does a supercap battery hold its charge?

    I got the 9271 in a Quanta server I bought on eBay. I upgraded it to a 3008 HBA. Since the 9271 will do RAID 6 I decided to put it to work in my backup server. Hopefully I won't regret it in the future. I hate to see good HW sitting idle.
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    How long does a supercap battery hold its charge?

    So I guess the bottom line if the server loses power unexpectedly I should immediately restart it to dump the cache before it disappears into la la land.
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    8TB Ruler format SSD - P4500- listed at $900

    Seller is known for taking low ball offers. just sayin'