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    eMMC Friendly Linux OS & Dell Wyse 3040 Thin Client

    Hello All, Best Linux OS for an old Dell Wyse 3040 thin client? This little box has an Atom X5-z8350 CPU, 2 GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory, and 16 GB eMMC FLASH. I currently have straight Lubuntu installed, and working pretty well. Saw a few recommendations for Puppy Linux, Ubuntu Server, and...
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    Crazy 1TB SATA SSD Prices On eBay ~$30 for 1TB SSD

    Hello All, Anyone notice the crazy prices on 2.5" 1TB SATA SSD drives? $30 for 1TB SSD has got to be a scam, or crazy dump? Same seller, so ? Example: 2.5in SSD 1TB Solid State Drive Internal External High Speed Hard Drive 7mm | eBay
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    WTB: 2 x 32GB DDR4-3200 or DDR4-3600 UDIMM (64GB Total)

    Hello All, I am looking for a pair of DDR4-3600 0r 3200 memory sticks, with solid timing. Anyone have extra UDIMMs they are looking to pass along? I want to try overclocking CPU with an older Z490 motherboard, only 2 memory slots. Best Regards, ABQ
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    WTB: NM2-GXE-2230 (SFP+ Adapter for Dell OptiPlex 7040/7050 Micro)

    Hello All, I am looking for an economical SFP+ mini adapter for my Optiplex 7040 micro. The NM2-GXE-2230 would be ideal! Please let me know if you have something, or know where I might find one. ...Any chance to find something around $50 ?!? Thx Much, ABQ :)
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    Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 & Pair Of R610 APs - Upgrading Software

    Hello All, I am upgrading my current UniFi home network to a Ruckus home network, with emphasis 'on the cheap' & home network (NOT commercial). I have an old ZoneDirector 1200 that I would like to use to orchestrate & update the pair of R610 APs, but cannot find a 'home lab' friendly approach...
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    Samsung SSD PM1643 3.8TB SAS 12Gb/s MZ-ILT3T8A 2.5" @ $289.98

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/274766796420?hash=item3ff9609684:g:8dYAAOSwlJVgfucw going fast!
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    (WTB-US) Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8E HBA

    Hello All, Want to buy 1 or 2 of the Supermicro AOC-S3008L-L8E HBA. Does anyone have extras, left overs, or something that they need to get rid of? Thank You, ABQ
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    SolarFlare SFN7322F with PPS for Precision NTP

    Hello All, I am interested in setting up a modern Precision Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server, and syc'ing precision time across my home network. Does anyone have 'hands on' experience with the SolarFlare SFN7322F cards and precision time sycn via a GPS Pulse Per Second (PPS) connection...
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    CLOSED! WTB: Intel NUC SATA Cables

    Looking for a few 'combined SATA/Power cables' for Intel Gen 4-5 NUC motherboards. Prefer shorter (~10-25 cm), OEM NUC type, and around $5 each (or less;). The aftermarket NUC style SATA cables are a bit pricey, e.g. Silverstone CP12 for $14 ea or GORITE for $8.75 plus shipping. AliExpress...
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    Mellanox Managed vs Non-Managed Switches? (e.g. SX6005/SX6012, SX6015/SX6018, & SX6025/SX6036)

    Hello All, I am hoping to set-up a dedicated infiniband network, but not sure if I will be making a mistake to buy an un-managed Mellanox switches (e.g. sx6005, sx6015, & sx6025). I know you can update the managed switch firmware (e.g. sx6012, sx6018, & sx6036), can even add ethernet...
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    QSFP28 vs QSFP+ direct attach cables

    I have read the FS Community's excellent article, "SFP vs SFP+ vs SFP28 vs QSFP+ vs QSFP28, What Are the Differences?", at link Things you should know about SFP, SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+ and QSFP28 Transceivers. Does any have any experience with using QSFP28 breakout cables (100gb>4x25gb) with the...
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    WTB: ICX6430-24P Switch w/Rack Ears (or ICX6450-24/24P)

    Looking for an economical Brocade ICX6430-24P switch & rack ears for my home lab. ICX6450-24P or ICX6450-24 would be good too, if right price. Let me know if you find any good deals, or have one you can let go. ...Ebay has lots of -48, but -24 are getting harder to find & prices going up...
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    CLOSED: SX6012 (EMC & Mellanox SX6012 12x40/56gb Switches )

    Hello All, I propose a thread focusing on these small & cheap 12 port switches for home lab use. Just focus on the SX6012 switches as they are currently smallest & cheapest option for 40/56gb home network, other than direct connect, and not to include other brands or larger sizes (e.g. not...
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    Brocade 57-1000012-01 Optics = Standard 10GB SFP+ For ICX Switches?

    Hello All, Does anyone happen to know if the Brocade 57-1000012-01 Optics are more than 8GBASE-SR? I heard they are really just standard 10gb SFP+ modules, so I can use in my Brocade ICX switches. I would like to have power monitoring, etc - hence desire for real brocade optics. Thx Much...
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    Google Cloud Print Replacement?

    Hello All, I just wanted to see if anyone else has been using Google Cloud Print for multi-platform printing at home. Google is sun setting there cloud print capability for chromebooks and other platforms the end of this month (Migrate from Cloud Print - Google Chrome Enterprise Help)...
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    Shallow Case for SuperMicro A1SRi-2758F Motherboards?

    Hello All, I am looking for any shallow 1u cases for my pair of SuperMicro A1SRi-2758F Motherboards. Any advice or cheap recommendations? I am thinking anything like an old WatchGuard case with display, since old WatchGuards frequently had old SuperMicro motherboards anyway...
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    WTB: 8x 32GB DDR4-2400 ECC & 510T-200B case

    Hello All, I am looking for 8 sticks of 32GB ECC for my E5-2697v4 CPU and pending SuperMicro motherboard (X10SRi or X10DRU-I+). I see some people find DDR4 for $2 per GB, but usually goes for $75 to $90 with 32GB DDR-2400 ECC sticks I am seeing. Please let me know if you see any great deals...
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    CLOSED > WTB: E5-2697 v4 CPU

    Hello All, I am hoping someone has an extra E5-2697v4 laying around in $250 range. Please no ES or remarks, just production/OEM. CPU is going into my new homelab. Thx Much, ABQ:)
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    CLOSED: WTB: Brocade ICX6450-24P

    Hello All, I am looking for an economical Brocade ICX6450-24P with rack ears. Hopeful something around $125 shipped to Albuquerque NM. Please let me know if you have something extra laying around. Thx Much :)
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    WTB: Intel E5-2697 V2 CPUs

    I am looking for a few Intel E5-2697 V2 CPUs in good condition, around $150/ea. I want 4 CPUs, but can work with 1-3 as well. Thanks for looking, ABQ