I ran some tests against a dual e5-2680 v2 setup.
The systems were tested outside their cases to eliminate fans and other peripherals from interfering with power usage.
Power was measured at the wall using a kill-a-watt.
Please don't take these results too seriously. Testing would require a...
Thanks, I'm having a lot of fun with this setup so far. I've never had an EPYC setup, so there's a lot new for me to learn all it can do along with its kinks.
Every PCIe slot can be bifurcated which is awesome for me since I have two Asus Hyper M2 cards ready.
Read earlier that it was fussy...
I just got my package today. Much faster than I anticipated.
Decent packaging, everything in mint condition.
This is my first Epyc build. I'm quite excited. It's replacing a dual E5-2920 v2. Just in time for Vsphere 8
Oh snap, we got a bunch of these at work.
We bought these because my boss saw "Quad core" and they were ridiculously cheap compared to a standard desktop.
They're ok for the most basic desktop work. Way too slow for my taste. We're practically throwing (recycling) them away right now.
I kept a few.
I don't believe the firmware update is destructive, but I had no data on them prior.
I can run a test to see what happens once the 512 byte sector format is finished.
FYI, converting to 512 bytes from 520 took 4 hours.
I had not rebooted the system before formatting, so...
Success! I was able to update the firmware from within TrueNAS using sg_write_buffer.
sg_write_buffer -b 4k -m dmc_offs_save -I X670_S163315TATE.NA04.LOD /dev/XXXX
Major props to redeamon for the firmware link and help.
My 2 just arrived.
Both are practically identical. 520 formatted, NA02 firmware and slightly over 2 years of uptime.
I assume it needs firmware update NA04 (X670_S163315TATE.NA04.LOD).
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