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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Hi friends, My 6610 started spinning up to fan speed 2. It would spin up for 10-30 seconds and slow back down to speed 1 for awhile. Rinse / repeat. It did this for a couple days and I finally got tired of it, so I took off the lid. It had been running for over 300 days in a garage rack, so...
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    18TB Enterprise HDD $424.99

    Hi friends, just sharing my experience since I'm reading a some negative Seagate comments here. I have 40 (yeah) Seagate HDDs scattered purchases from the past 5-6 years, ranging from 4 TB up to 16 TB. They are various Ironwolf and Exos models, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16 TB. I have never had a single...
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Hopefully my final update on these cards. My third card finally works fine. (Still runs hot even with a noctua fan strapped to it.) One exception - Hard Drive Sentinel 5.70 craps out after about one minute and no longer correctly reports the temperatures. I emailed the developers, and they gave...
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    Flashing stock Mellanox firmware to OEM (EMC) ConnectX-3 IB/Ethernet dual-port QSFP adapter

    PCI-E gen 3 is 8 Gb/s per lane, so right there you're down to 32 Gb/s max theoretical. And even then it won't be that high due to a little bit of coding overhead. I don't recommend changing the MTU unless it's a direct computer to computer link. I also recommend being honest with what your NAS...
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    Flashing stock Mellanox firmware to OEM (EMC) ConnectX-3 IB/Ethernet dual-port QSFP adapter

    Just a guess, you may have one card in a system's pci-e slot that's only gen 2 x 4 lanes which would net you a max of 16 Gb/s even though the 40Gb link is active.
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    Intel S2600 bit fade memory errors

    For posterity: I ran into this problem this week and found an Intel post about it: https://www.intel.com.au/content/www/au/en/support/articles/000032341/server-products.html How to Resolve the MemTest86 Error on Test 10 What am I seeing? When you run MemTest86 testing software, Intel®...
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Just a follow up about this seller. I bought one of these cards when it was on sale. I received a card that would not boot - it hung in the firmware initialization. Another fun fact is that the two screws were completely missing that hold on the bbu daughtercard. (I tried to boot the card with...
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    Mellanox-SX6036-36-Ports-QSFP-FDR

    Not trying to derail the thread, but the Brocade 6610s will do what you're after (two ports will do 40GbE and up to 16 10GbE ports). Noise might be reasonable for some rooms, but probably not bedroom.
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    Windows 10 Pro for Workstations - RDMA

    They "half" fixed it. ;-) I have two machines for testing: a) Windows Server 2019 b) Windows 10 Pro Workstation both fully updated as of today Cases: 1) If you're on (b), you can copy a file from the (a) Server machine to (b) and RDMA works. 2) If you're on (a), RDMA does NOT work if you try...
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    $380 Micron 3.2TB S630DC SAS SSD & other capacities available

    I bought two of the 800 GB and run them in raid1 in server 19 storage space ReFS. No problems, other than the heat. They are not noticeably faster than plain jane crucial SSDs. If you have available pci-e lanes, I would suggest nvme drives instead. I would not pay a premium for these drives...
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    Adaptec 71605 Corrupt data on Raw drives, UEFI, GPT

    Hi all, I have qty 4 of 10 TB individual NTFS drives on this controller. They're nearly full with backup data from other machines. I do not yet know if there is lurking corruption, as I have not yet figured out how to locate which specific file would be at the specific corruption address. And I...
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Responding to UhClem and TubaMT, UhClem, are you saying that you have no issues? I just want to understand why you disagree with the person that posted the issue in the other thread. I am not taking sides at all - just want to understand your statement. Obviously I would be very glad to hear...
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Critical firmware bug posted above! UEFI + 8 TB drives or larger = corrupted data Just another reason to toss out this adapter. How many "likes" can I give to you, TubaMT? I would likely have never know this firmware bug without your post. Virtual beer for you!
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Regarding phantom / duplicate drives in SMART data: I've attached a few pictures to show what we're talking about. I have 19 drives in my system, but HDD Sentinel thinks it has 24. The adaptec card just gives all kinds of incorrect SMART data to the program. In the attached pics, note I...
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    Nice Deal $28 - Adaptec ASR-71605 PCI-E 3.0 x8 16 Port SAS Controller

    Markess, thanks and confirmed. PDF attached. Too bad Adaptec gives this ridiculous spec that's nearly impossible to verify compliance. They could have actually given a Tj_max like Intel... Especially since their software reports the chip temp. How many of you are like me and can't prove that...