My alerts pinged me on this drive this morning.
Micron 5100 ECO SSD
According to storage review, it's not great, but it should make an excellent steam drive.
Seller accepted my $205 offer.
I think you are probably on the right track here with wanting high single thread performance, but other performance optimization targets are going to be storage and memory. Consider getting an Optane for the storage to get a big boost from low latency access times and also consider getting the...
IOM6 is already 6Gbps, so all you gain with the Dell controller is SFF-8088 connectors.
As for it working, make sure you dont mix and match any controllers(Full power cycle is needed, BTW). Also, if you are using single-path SATA drives without the SAS interposers, you can only use one...
I know Linux handles it with no issue on CentOS7. I'm not sure I ever tested it on Windows 10, but it should with with the Server 2008 Driver.
Additionally, I can tell you...
Ugh. If you REALLY want to use a M.2 modem, such as a Sierra Wireless EM7455, you'll need:
M.2 E to MiniPCIe:
MiniPCIe + SIM to M.2 B:
I've not had good luck with the NetApp PMC8003 HBAs. They work, until you have a lot of stress on the SAS link, then once a drive drops out, it seems to cascade lock up the whole bus under both FreeNAS and CentOS.
I've had much better luck with LSI 9206-16E controllers and using SFF-8640 to...
Well, this piqued my curiosity, so I tried powering some SATA drives on 12V only. Neither the 2.5 WD Raptor nor the Intel X25M would power with 12V only. Intel SSD worked with 5V only, WD Raptor did not spin up(As expected, Raptor should behave like a standard 3.5" Drive for power).
So, if I...
Assuming it is 24 gauge wire, 40C temperature, 24" of wire, you are right at the threshold.
I certainly wouldnt recommend it in that scenario. I thought we were talking about piddly little SATA SSDs.
That said, you can splice into the main power connector going into the 2.5 backplane and run...
SATA 2.5 drives operate on either/or. If this was an issue, virtually all HDD Optical Bay adapters would have issues as those only have 5V, and I have never heard of a single case of them not working.
You might have issues with 2.5 SAS drives that spin at 10K RPM+ or with WD RAPTORS, but with...
Not sure if they are IR or IT by default, but these are even easier to flash than the PERC H310/H200, no reboots needed.
Use this thread for flashing instructions:
H310 Mini is a drop in, but I dont recommend it as you cant flash the LSI firmware to it.
You can put a HP H220 in the PCI slot and swap the SFF-8087 cables for some longer ones with 90-degree connectors on one end. I did that in a R720 with no issue.
The needed parts are reasonably priced these days:
- $33 - 10Gtek SFF-8644 to QSFP Cable 1Meter
- $50 - LSI 9206-16E (LP, Full heights go for $80)
- NETAPP QSFP Cables are about $10 each, less if you do BO with quantity
This route assumes you want to keep the IOM3/IOM6 and daisy chain multiple...