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    A reseller like GoHardDrive or ServerPartDeals in EU?

    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...
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    [FS] [US-MA] NetApp DS 4246 & DS 4243 Disk Shelves 24x4TB SAS (96TB Total)

    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...
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    [CN] Seeed studio reServer 4C/8T for $165

    It's again on the sale, now 50% off. It looks like it's on backorder though...not sure what that means :) https://www.seeedstudio.com/reServer-X86-i3-A1125-p-5050.html
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    [EU] UK deal JOBLOT - HP Proliant DL360 Gen9 SFF

    I'll think I'll pass on that, postage is a little bit on the high side.
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    Lenovo thinkstation/nice server/workstation

    Does P520 accept 22110 (11cm long) m.2 nvme drives on motherboard slots? I see there is a bump for the other m.2 sizes but I could not find specs anywhere.
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    Lenovo thinkstation/nice server/workstation

    Great! So bifurcation question solved :) How much power it draws in idle? Is it possible to use consumer cpu fan? I saw some people complaining about noise. How fast is booting to desktop?
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    Lenovo thinkstation/nice server/workstation

    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 saw...
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    Lenovo thinkstation/nice server/workstation

    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?
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    PM863a health status?

    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.
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    PM863a health status?

    Thanks a lot for tips/insight. In the end I'll be returning drives as I wanted to use them as standalone drives in my daily drivers + boot drives and would not trust them enough.
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    PM863a health status?

    "Have you considered that GUI could have been written for HDDs in mind?" - That's what I was thinking. Smartctl -a output attached.
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    PM863a health status?

    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...
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    PM863 FW File

    Thanks, I can confirm, that it works on PM863a 1.92tb with firmware GXT5204Q and reports correctly as GXT5404Q after fw upgrade.
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    PM863 FW File

    Will this FW work for other capacities than 3.84?
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    Fujitsu TX1320 M3 - Cheap low power server (barebone)

    GPU works fine through Proxmox. Otherwise I did not have any direct output. BUT 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...
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    [CN] Seeed studio reServer 4C/8T for $165

    I think hdd plate could be used as heatsink with a little bit of redneck engineering.
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    Lenovo thinkstation/nice server/workstation

    How can I get this to EU for "not $400 shipping"?
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    [CN] Seeed studio reServer 4C/8T for $165

    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.
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    [CN] Seeed studio reServer 4C/8T for $165

    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...