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    Hot Deal - Intel Optane 905P 960GB w/U.2 to M.2 adapter cable $219.99

    Optane fire sale! This is a better deal than the "Intel Optane 905P 1.5TB on sale $299" if you don't mind the smaller size. I like the fact this deal comes with a U.2 to M.2 adapter cable included. Available at newegg: Intel Optane 905P 960GB w/U.2 to M.2 adapter cable $264.99 - $45 promo offer...
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    Intel Optane 905P 1.5TB on sale $299

    Posting my fio benchmark results all set at QD1 comparing Optane 905P vs Optane P1600X vs Samsung 960 EVO vs HDD. My test setup is Supermicro 6029U-E1CR4T and Proxmox 8.2. Test Drives: Toshiba MG07SCA14TE, HDD, SAS Intel Optane 905P 1.5TB (SSDPE21D015TA), SSD, NVME, U.2 Samsung 960 EVO 250GB...
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    Intel Optane 905P 1.5TB on sale $299

    Cheapest price so far Intel Optane 905P Series 1.5TB, 2.5" x 15mm, U.2, PCIe 3.0 x4, 3D XPoint Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPE21D015TA01 at Newegg for $349 - $50 off w/ promo code SUMMER673, limited offer Key features 2.5" x 15mm, U.2 Form Factor PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Optimize for write intensive...
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    Took much longer than I expected. badblocks alone takes 6.4 days to finish. # badblocks -b 4096 -ws /dev/sdc Testing with pattern 0xaa: done Reading and comparing: done Testing with pattern 0x55: done Reading and comparing: done Testing with pattern 0xff: done Reading and comparing: done Testing...
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    Two drives working: # badblocks -b 4096 -ws /dev/sdc Testing with pattern 0xaa: done Reading and comparing: done Testing with pattern 0x55: doneReading and comparing: 32.32% done, 62:45:19 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors) The other two has issues: # smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338...
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    I have 4 drives and all passed short and long SMART tests. So far badblocks going at 39+ hours no errors. However, I hear a subtle rotation clicking noise briefly goes away and comes back which I did not notice when I first started testing. Otherwise, they are fan noise quiet.
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    Intel Optane SSD P1600X 118GB - price drop $59

    Not for special vdev. You want same level of redundancy as main storage because any single vdev fails, the entire pool fails with it.
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    Doing my burn-in testing. So far so good. Passed initial short and long SMART tests. Below is a short write-up of the burn-in testing: Do initial burn-in test: smartctl -t short /dev/sdX smartctl -t conveyance /dev/sdX smartctl -t long /dev/sdX Use tmux for badblocks Do badblocks (WARNING...
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    Intel Optane SSD P1600X 118GB - price drop $59

    Been hovering at $70. Available at both: Amazon Newegg Specs: M.2 2280 3D XPoint PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 118GB
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    I just found out smartctl on SAS drives reports limited SMART data. That is, reallocated sector count is not available. smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338 [x86_64-linux-6.8.4-3-pve] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-22, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org ===...
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    Mines arrived. Packaged very well and sealed in bags like new. But all average 39000 hours or about 4.45 years: Accumulated power on time, hours:minutes 38833:20 Accumulated power on time, hours:minutes 39267:45 Accumulated power on time, hours:minutes 38835:43 Accumulated power on time...
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    Brand new Lenovo P32-P20 32in 4K 2160p IPS monitor $225 or less FS US only

    No desk stand is okay with me as I'm using Humanscale arm mounts for all my monitors. Does this have VESA 100x100 on back of the monitor?
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    Brand new Lenovo P32-P20 32in 4K 2160p IPS monitor $225 or less FS US only

    I couldn't agree more and I keep coming back.
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    I want to make sure my used HDD doesn't have any problems before I put it in use. I know we can easily view SMART data (like power-on hours) and do a short/long SMART test for basic health check on HDDs. Is there a more thorough integrity test (like doing a dd read/write every sector/block...
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    Wow, that's incredibly low. I'll report mines when I receive it.
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    I'm buying 2 more because of this. Thanks.
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    2x 14TB SAS + LSI 9361-8i and 2x cables 149 USD

    I tried this but it would crash my proxmox host when I tried to PCIe passthrough the 9361-8i in jbod mode for TrueNAS vm. I picked up a Inspur LSI 9300-8i, hba in IT mode, for $15.98 and no issues. Also, no RAID BIOS baggage with faster boot during bios.
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    Nvidia Tesla P40 24gb for $149.99 +sht

    Can this do transcoding for emby/jellyfin/plex media streamers? Or encoding to H.264/H.265/AV1?
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    Nvidia Tesla P40 24gb for $149.99 +sht

    What is the use case for these cards?
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    Advice building out replacement TrueNAS server

    @donEddie7 I have the same TS440/TrueNAS/4TB WD Reds/~27TB available and going through a similar upgrade as you. LOL I have a rack and prefer rack setup so moving away from desktop form factors as a first thing. I am learning getting a chassis with expanders is the way to go for supporting large...