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    How to reformat HDD & SSD to 512B Sector Size

    @Mithril my recollection is (1) get rid of the protection (2) I formatted to 4k blocks then I saw the correct size... I use 4K blocks. its possible that taking it back down to 512 at that point will report the correct size then again... long wait time for the experiment to complete though. I...
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    15.3 TB SAS 12G SSD for 750 USD

    Community!!! :D
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    15.3 TB SAS 12G SSD for 750 USD

    If you buy check the firmware. My understanding (and research) says this drive was afflicted by the 32768 bug (yeah similar to the HPE bug). Netapp fixed the firmware (circa 2019-11) but if you have old firmware you'll need the bits and a mechanism to update. As a consumer of large cap...
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    Looking for an NVME to U.2 adapter + cable, recommendation?

    looks very very similar to the cable that Intel bundled with their optane 900 u.2 series. I've been using the intel cable for quite a while. tastes great - less filling. :p
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    Single M.2 socket in PCIe x4 card recommendation

    oh my! which BIOS version is this? I do not remember seeing bifurcation options in X9SRL-F 3.3 BIOS (latest published on SM's site).
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    Compatible server/chassis/disk shelf for Samsung P1633a, model MZILS7T60

    this is likely a multi-step process but you've not provided enough information to give you specific paths to explore. get an hba or raid controller to see the drives determine if the current drives' formats are compatible or you need to change that (512, 520, 528, encryption, type 2, type 3...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    please post output from "show ip route" on the icx. please post your icx configuration.
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    AVOID - 4U, 2x Node, 4x E5 V3/V4, 56x LFF SAS3 3.5" bay - $299 - CISCO UCS C3260

    FRU for me has always meant Field Replaceable Unit. Pretty much what it sounds like. Parts that can (relatively) be easily swapped without returning the device to the factory. edit also parts that can be added or upgraded once the unit has been deployed.
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    $13/TB Sata Recertified Drives

    sure, I bought one lot in December of 2020 off ebay (all seller had) and then contacted them directly to buy more stock as they inventoried them, all in all I purchased 33 (1 shelf spare, 2 sets of 16 for my two TNC CSE-836's). Avg price was about 287/drive. At the time it was a pretty good...
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    $13/TB Sata Recertified Drives

    I'm currently using 32 recertified white-label EXOS 16 16TB SAS drives. They've been flashed with retail seagate firmware and have been rock solid since they were deployed and I'm super happy with them.
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    EXPIRED ebay Intel P3605 1.6TB HHHL - 140 (sold out)-150 (sold out) USD shipped

    Edited to update deal status as dead. I've been watching this for a while and is the best price I've seen on the p3605. I've purchased from the various buybest's before and have not had an issue that they didn't fix and they have cut me some deals beyond what is in their listings when buying...
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    18 TB WD Ultrastar DC HC550 @ $320

    thread. Your first comment is #11. o_O ;)
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    18 TB WD Ultrastar DC HC550 @ $320

    just an fyi - limit 60 per customer. HAHA! also a chance that while being WD 18 DC HC550 these may be OEM drives. There's another thread about that happening with this seller (Macsales / OWC) and the potential for warranty challenges.
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    FS-US-MN-SC: 22TB ECC DDR3 & NVME SSD Storage & other stuff

    @Morphers 2000GB... typo? AFAIK was available in 200, 400 and 800GB if not I'll take 'em all at that price.
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    EXPIRED $279:Oracle F320 (3.2TB) AIC

    my bad. There is no GUI within this device that I know of. I was overlaying what I do onto your use case. I was speaking about TrueNAS because you said SLOG but it could linux with zfs, napp-it etc. With TNC you can't (that I'm aware of) manage the partitioning of the SLOG devices from a...
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    EXPIRED $279:Oracle F320 (3.2TB) AIC

    not many things as good as optane - except RAM based devices (like Radian RMS 200 and 300). STH has some articles on SLOG performance as well as primers. And unless you are going to partition it down (which means NO GUI management) you simply do not need nor will ever use 3.2TB of storage for...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    you need to go to an intermediate version boot and run first as there is a filesystem change that occurs. then you can go to later versions. my recollection is like 8080 and SPZ10114
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    Storage Strategy for Large Plex Libraries

    Even with large cap enterprise SSD's you're not likely to see 20W drives. My 16TB EXOS X16's max out (per spec) at around 10W active and 5W idle. My system with 16 of those, 2 SATA ssds, 2 SATADOMS, P2000 GPU, P620 GPU, 1 dual CX3 10Gbe, LSI 9400-16i, 256GB, E5-2680v4, idles around 225W and...
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    Storage Strategy for Large Plex Libraries

    Yes. I have 4 x10SRL-F with E5-2680v4's and full boat of ram in CSE-836. works great and I am a fan of the X10SRL-F for its flexibility with lanes and it supports pcie bifurcation. Not sure if I mentioned in this thread (or it was another thread) - those 1200W SQ are louder than the 920SQ's...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    LOL. my brain doesn't work right. my quick glance at @klui 's post saw Duel of Death Mode. which seems appropriate when being pedantic. :p