Recent content by R2D2

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    My Rant on ESXI 7.0

    This is also correct, but further - Even if a new driver is available, my above arguement still stands - There's a cost. Sometimes the newer hardware lacks functions that hold the platform back, etc etc - rest of my comments.
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    Plex Pass Lifetime May the Fourth 24h Sale [Normally $120]

    Awesome, thank you for sharing!
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    My Rant on ESXI 7.0

    No. Of course they choose not to. There is one simple reason: Supporting all of these legacy devices and platforms has a real tangible cost associated to it, down to the feature/item, its design life, and cost associated with the product management and engineering folk assigned to it. That's...
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    Micron Support for SSDs?

    They have a FW update tool on their website, tried that?
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    Not sure where you're located, but Senetic has a bunch: Samsung Enterprise M391A4G43MB1-CTD jetzt 20% billiger SAMSUNG 32GB DDR4-2666 UDIMM ECC
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    EU WTB: 14x Intel or Micron 3.84 TB SATA SSDs

    As per title. Looking for two bundles of 3.84TB SATA SSDs. One bundle of 8x and another bundle of 6x. Drives in a bundle must be the same manufactuer/model. If you have an extra drive for each bundle I can buy as a spare, even better. Micron or Intel only. I'm located in Europe, but will...
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    PM863 FW File

    The question if someone has come across the firmware files is still valid, and worth asking. While a lot of us are hobbyists, a lot of us also work for vendors, suppliers, and distirbutors as our day jobs, and have access to things like these elusive firmware files that are not distributed...
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    WTB: 16+ Intel S3710 800GB/1.2TB or equivalent I use them all the time for both high value (10K+) and large (full header-back car exhaust) and have had no issues.
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    PM863 FW File

    Bumping... Has anyone found these firmware files?
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    3.5" to 2.5" adapter $3

    With regard to Dell servers, they're shaped this way for a reason, to keep pressures and flow as designed when a normal 3.5" HDD the larger caddy is designed for is used. With newer servers with features like Multi-Vector cooling, this is even more important. These days it's not always about...
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    Issues with Dell dual Internal SD Modules on Gen 12 or higher servers?

    I have two R340's with 8GB Kingston Industrial MicroSD cards ( in redundancy/mirroring mode. After initilisation, haven't had any issues.
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    Toshiba PM5-R 15.36TB SAS SSDs, 16/32/64/128GB DDR4 RAM

    Got it, thanks for the clarification!
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    Lukewarm - Micron 5100 Eco 3.84TB $399.75 @ Mac Sales

    Bulk storage = Exactly my use case :) I have a bunch of Dell branded 1.92 863a drives I’m happy with, I like that Samsung owns all the silicon and software in one package. That said, Micron make some great kit (I love Crucial for server memory!) and these are a lot cheaper than the Samsungs...
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    Toshiba PM5-R 15.36TB SAS SSDs, 16/32/64/128GB DDR4 RAM

    Curious, do the Toshibas have any (useable) warranty on them?
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    Lukewarm - Micron 5100 Eco 3.84TB $399.75 @ Mac Sales

    Thanks, I steered clear of the 5210 due to the much lower write speed and iirc the endurance wasn't that great either. I should say I'm looking for something comparable to the 5200 Eco...