Recent content by John M.

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    Cheap way to adapt 3.5" drive trays to 2.5"

    Is there a cheap way to adapt 3,5" supermicro disk carriers to 2.5"? Supermicro sells them separately (MCP-220-00043-0N) but they are quite pricey. Especially since I have the carrier already and I just need the steel adapter. You can find adapters online, the challenge is to make sure the...
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    The truth about CPU power consumption

    Yes of course, did I miss something? I'm specifically wondering if the X9 LGA 1155 boards use more then the X9 2011 boards in terms of chipsets etc. And if an E3-1220v2 cpu uses more power at idle then a E5-2650V2 or E5-2620V2. They have different TDP's but as mentioned in the first post that...
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    The truth about CPU power consumption

    Hello, currently I'm running an E3-1220 v2 in an intel motherboard. Without any disks and in idle the platform pulls about 33watt from the wall in a supermicro 2U chassis and with desktop 80mm fans. I really want to change to a Supemicro board because this intel one gives me too much issues...
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    Best bang for the buck CPU platform? (on the used market)

    Can you tell me what memory worked for you on the board? Is it on the compatibility list of AsRock? THX!
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    Best bang for the buck CPU platform? (on the used market)

    This Platinum 8124M route does seem interesting, can only find one reference on youtube where it seems to work in an Asrock server board. I can't seem to get this board in Europe. The ebay listings also mention Gigabyte boards like the Gigabyte C621-WD12 that seems readily available.. But can't...
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    Intel 8124m board compatibility

    Any luck with the gigabyte C621-WD12?
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    Best bang for the buck CPU platform? (on the used market)

    I'm currently debating if I should jump to gen2 threadripper or to E5-v4. Thing is that my current E5-2680 v2's have very low single core performance and the jump to E5-2690 v4 seems not that big in that regard. I'm using geekbench5 as a reference here: SINGLE MULTI e5-2680 v2 670 10000...
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    Best bang for the buck CPU platform? (on the used market)

    Hi everyone, I tend to upgrade my workstation every 3 years or so. But usually with old hardware because I'm cheap :-). This is my current config: Supermicro x9dri-ln4f - 2x E5-2680 v2 - 128GB RAM - 1070ti - Samsung 970PRO nvme - 7x 2TB RAID - Areca 1222 Controller - Mellanox Connectx2 10Gbe...
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    AOC-SLG3-2M2 to Bifurcate or not Bifurcate on X9DRi-LN4F+

    Just to update my previous post, I'm not able to get more then one SSD running. All slots function but not at the same time, which kind of defeats the purpose of this specific card. I'll be getting the AOC-SLG3-2M2 to have two slots available.
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    AOC-SLG3-2M2 to Bifurcate or not Bifurcate on X9DRi-LN4F+

    I'm booting of a USB drive with clover. You can add the Nvme driver and boot into the ssd. You don't need to mess with a modded bios. (I'm using this machine for work and it's not worth the risk). Check out this guide: Booting from an NVME SSD on an older PC using rEFInd They are using this...
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    AOC-SLG3-2M2 to Bifurcate or not Bifurcate on X9DRi-LN4F+

    I can also confirm that nvme drives are recognized in the ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card V2. However I don't know if they work simultaneous as I only have one drive as of yet. I'm on 3.4. I just put the one drive in slots 1-4 and it got recognized every time on boot in windows. Haven't figured out if...
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    AOC-SLG3-2M2 to Bifurcate or not Bifurcate on X9DRi-LN4F+

    You mean version 3.3? Because that one has been out since 5/23/2018.
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    How to diagnose faulty pcie slots (X9DRi-LN4F+)

    I have a X9DRi-LN4F+ board. The first pcie slot is populated with a GPU, the second one is not accessible because of this. The other ones are populated with at 10 gbe nic, raid card and a USB 3.1 card. Whenever I try to use the bottom pcie slot with any of those devices the system does not...
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    Dell Perc H310 + 7x 3TB 7200RPM = only 400-450MB/s?

    True I got 6 of them in IT mode as well. But I needed the one in IR mode for windows and I'm not about to trust the windows software raid in IT mode... i tried to get it to stock IR firmware from LSI but didn't have much luck there. Never used a raid card in windows but the driver support from...
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    Advantages of memory on 10Gbe nic?

    Would this have an impact on performance using smb3 on windows? For example, I'm doing intial testing copying large files from my ZFS server almost maxing out the pool speed at 650 MB/s. I'm doing a copy to the internal raid on the client which maxes out at 800 MB/s. But I notice the network...