Recent content by neb50

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    Dell r730 vs r720 power usage

    What do you have running on it and which power profile did you select? I think the power does drop once it is fully booted into the OS with power savings set up within the BIOS and OS. Also, forgot to mention that I am also running a fan script that drops the fan speeds based on Drive and CPU...
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    Looking for half length low profile m.2 to pcie gen4 adapter (x16 or x8)

    I'm glad it worked out and you verified that it should work for me once I need to use the other slots.
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    Looking for half length low profile m.2 to pcie gen4 adapter (x16 or x8)

    Amazon.com: JEYI M.2 X16 PCIe 4.0 X4 Expansion Card, Supports 4 NVMe M.2 2280 up to 256Gbps, Support Bifurcation Raid : Electronics I have one of these that I am using for PCIe gen3 and only using one of the slots right now. It should work with the other 3 slots but haven't tried it yet.
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    Flash/Crossflash DELL H330 RAID Card to HBA330/12Gbps HBA IT Firmware

    The HBA mode of the RAID cards have very bad performance-at least he H730 models do based on my testing and I would assume the H330 does to based on the fact this guide exists.
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    Fun with an MD1200/MD1220 & SC200/SC220

    The SC220 trays were not compatible with Dell R720 2.5" drive trays, so the 3.5" ones in the SC200 may not be either.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I think you can save it by going to the very bottom on the left pane and select Command->Save to Flash
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    Dell r730 vs r720 power usage

    I think I am using the power per watt OS setting so I might be able save a little more if I let the iDRAC do the power savings, but read that it can cause latency issues with the VM's. Yes, the v4's were quite a bit more per CPU so went with the v3's (2690v4 was $200 vs $100 for the 2697v3)...
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    Dell r730 vs r720 power usage

    Since I didn't get any replies, I figured I would update with what I found out after swapping out to a couple R730xd's. R730xd - single e5-2697v3 with 192GB of ram (4x32 and 4x16) 24 - 2.5" front bay + 2 - 2.5" rear bay chassis currently using ~165-190w with 7 running VM's including Blue Iris...
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    Flash/Crossflash DELL H330 RAID Card to HBA330/12Gbps HBA IT Firmware

    I know I used 11.1 and may have tried 11.3 and 12.0. Everything that I saw online said that the speed is reduced when using an H730 in HBA mode with FreeNAS. The connection speed in the OS showed the slower speeds and the performance matched. The iDRAC showed the correct SATA3 and SAS2 speeds...
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    Flash/Crossflash DELL H330 RAID Card to HBA330/12Gbps HBA IT Firmware

    The H730 can "work" as an HBA with FreeNAS/TrueNAS and show the drives to the OS along with the Smart data. The issue is that the drives are connected at 150MBps which will limit even spinning disks. The HBA330 mini is ~$30-40 and works correctly as an HBA.
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    Booting RAID 1 TrueNAS on Dell R720XD

    There is only one USB port inside the chassis, but you can use an external one if needed. The Dual SD card reader if you have it will be under the riser 3 near the rear of the chassis. DELL DUAL SD Card Reader Module POWEREDGE R620 R720 R720XD 06YFN5 | eBay - here is an example of cost and what...
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    Booting RAID 1 TrueNAS on Dell R720XD

    The IT mode of the H710 will mean that RAID functionality is disabled so using a RAID1 array to boot from won't work. The rear bays can be separated from the front drive bays using another SAS controller. The internal SATA connectors are disabled on the 720xd, so you wouldn't be able to use...
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    Basement cleanout (KC/USA)

    Yes I do. It is pickup only in the KC area.
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    Brocade 8Gb 8G SW transceivers for Ethernet?

    Try it and see, it might work. I had some Finisar 8GB fiber modules and they would get a 10G link between a Broadcom 6450 and a Mellanox Connectix 3 card.
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    Fun with an MD1200/MD1220 & SC200/SC220

    You can use the sg_ses command to get the temp sensor and fan data from the SC220 so it should also work with the SC200. I just did it on a SC220 a couple weeks ago, but don't remember exactly which options I used. It was from within FreeNAS that I got it to work. The ported commands run under...