Be cautious of purchasing used drives from iuppiterbv. Their evaluation for SSDs is somehow flawed (or I'm ignorant and it's completely fine).
I purchased 8 pieces of PM863a drives with 70% - 79% health by their description.
That numbers are not wearout, but output from "Genesis", I have no idea...
Empty DS4243 with 2 PSUs is drawing ~50W (depents on which version of PSU you have) idle. It also depends on how many IOMs and PSUs you have installed\plugged in. Minimum is 2 PSUs installed, for 24x SATA drives, but 1 plugged to the wall. Second PSU will only run for airflow.
More info here...
The thing is I'll be using that workstation as my main PC with Win 10 on it so no zfs. I just wanted basic redundancy for my data.
I couldn't find any info on bifurcation in manual/datasheet.
It says, that it will work on x299/z370 chipsets, however P520 is C422, not sure about that.
I finally found it for reasonable price in EU.
I saw that it supports Intel VROC, but I'm not paying 200 bucks for that key.
How will it behave if I put 4 nvmes into the Asus Hyper M.2 Card without VROC key installed?
Thanks to you all for your insight.
I returned the drives :)
Found a local seller who is selling unused 2tb MX500 drives quite cheap along with 2tb Crucial P2 nvme for same price.
Now I need to decide if I want to use hw raid or vroc.
I won auction for 8 1.92tb PM863a drives. They were advertised as "at 70% health". I assumed that would be indicator of TBW.
All of them are showing #5 Reallocated Sector Count non zero values. I assume that's all right for those drives as they are in the ballpark of 20-50 and #180 Unused...
GPU works fine through Proxmox. Otherwise I did not have any direct output.
In the chapter 5 - Graphics cards in the product guide is stated:
"The high end optional NVIDIA Quadro P400 graphic card offers triple head operation and full 3D video support. The cables kit is not included. It is...
Not sure about power consumption, but my NUC 8i3BEK (which is collecting dust btw) is sipping 4 watts in idle and ~10 watts doing light tasks. I imagine this will be a little bit better on consumption.
I love raspberry pi, but reServer is much more capable. CPU alone will obliterate raspi in terms of performance/watt and capabilities.
If that's not what you need, then expansion options, this reServer has PCIe 4.0 slot, 2.5GbE, SATA slots, cooling, cool case, three m.2 slots etc. I'm afraid...