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    HGST HC520 512e to 4Kn?

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much. I will be doing this when I get back on Friday from out of town. What disks did you do this on? The gentleman above mentioning the firmware possibly being stored on the platters made me a little nervous haha
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    HGST HC520 512e to 4Kn?

    Hopefully someone chimes in, If that's true then obviously I'm not going to bother but figure now before I put them into production is the best time
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    HGST HC520 512e to 4Kn?

    I figure now is going to be the easiest time to do this but am unsure if there are any advantages in my application (FreeNAS on ESXi with a 9300-8i passed through for the drives). Tried going through a couple of whitepapers I found and they were quite dense for my knowledge level but I know...
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    VRM Cooling for a Rackmount Motherboard Transplant

    I am in America, I really appreciate the offer, I wish I could take advantage of it. It's not the worst thing to have to take the DIY approach but would be nice to just have something that is as simple as putting a couple plastic clips in
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    VRM Cooling for a Rackmount Motherboard Transplant

    I have an X10DRL-i that I purchased recently on ebay. Love the board, love that it is ATX but it is out of a 1U rackmount server ( 6018R-MT) so it is missing the heatsink on the VRM as shown in this photo circled in red, it does have the one circle in blue. Because I am using a consumer ATX...
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    First Homelab Setup

    Build’s Name: Homelab to migrate from Off the shelf NAS and have main machine be strictly for gaming/fun Operating System/ Storage Platform: FreeNAS, (running on ESXi eventually for hardware transcoding on Plex under ubuntu or windows) CPU: 1x 2660v3 (2nd on the way) Motherboard: SuperMicro...