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  1. svtkobra7

    15$ Dell Wyse 5060 Thin Client

    I'd def pay all of 2x that amount for a sweet Christmas gift. This square may tell you how to do so, but personally, it only reminded me how much I loved Silicon Valley (as in the TV show).
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    NVMe boot with SuperMicro X9DA7 & X9DRi-F

    Another question: Can we crowd fund an X9 BIOS Engineer for SMCI and put this topic to bed already? :cool::)
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    SMCI X9 Bifurcation I Why some boards but not all ?

    It is really easy to do, but there is a non-zero chance of something running afoul. Per this thread - - the relevant deets are here: [HowTo] Get full NVMe support for all Systems with an AMI UEFI...
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    Geoblocking Set at Your ISP

    Apologies ... my post seemed funny in my head (circular reasoning and all). Which overlay network would you bet on? ;)
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    Geoblocking Set at Your ISP

    how to use to block: "Utah facility is sized to store all encrypted (and thereby suspicious) data for safekeeping."
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    ASRock X470D4U - No XMP settings, maxes out at 3000Hz memory clock?

    I own a similar board - X570D4I-2T - and got a great deal on 4x 32GB non-ECC SODIMMs (vs. paying twice as much for slower ECC): As to the relevance of my post, (1) my memory - rated for 3200 MHz - defaults to 2400 MHz without pulling any levers in the BIOS; (2) I got 200 MHz above that rating...
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    please, help convert HGST He10 and He12 to 4kn

    Hi ... sorry, I've left a few queries un-replied to: Looking at the eight (8) locked WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0s is a nasty reminder of the 4k format fail and I'd love to either toss them, or if possible, make a final push to unlock (and succeed). While somewhat unorthodox, the HDDs are worth $0 at the...
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    Cooler / Case for X570-D4U-2L2T + 5950X

    I see some similarities between my most recent build and a similar "where the heck do I stash my rack-mount server conundrum," so I'm happy to share a few thoughts, but they are probably of limited assistance. I recently built a AMD 5950x + 4x 32GB DDR4 SO-DIMMs + Quadro RTX 5000 on an ASRock...
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    WTB ICX7250-24 + 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers

    WTB - figured it was worth a shot ... Brocade ICX7250-24 w/ears or 24P [1] 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers or maybe 6x [1] Don't need PoE, so don't care to pay a premium for it. Obv I understand the -p version is "worth" more. Thx
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    please, help convert HGST He10 and He12 to 4kn

    Thanks for reviewing ... yes I did and that is when the HDDs locked (I suppose).
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    please, help convert HGST He10 and He12 to 4kn

    I attempted to use hugo to 4k format a number of shucked 10TB easystores (WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0), but ended up with ATA security locked drives instead. My VM became unresponsive during the process, I had to reset, and a reboot showed the drives to be locked. Can anybody offer insight as to how to...
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    Virtualized pfSense OpenVPN performance tweaking

    I've never been able to pull off SRIOV with FreeBSD :( I run a similar setup and can offer you a bit of a hack to up your speeds, but as per this comment ... ... it shouldn't be necessary for too long. Bare-metal baseline = 942 / 937 Mbps virt pfsense config: E5-2690 v2 x 8 vCPUs 8 GB RAM...
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    SMCI X9 Bifurcation I Why some boards but not all ?

    Never would o/c. I completely share your struggle and taking a contrarian position tricks me into feeling better?!? ;) I wonder if they had plans to roll out X9-wide, but decided not to, and got caught with their pants down? Valid points. But if it isn't supported, I don't suppose we can...
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    SMCI X9 Bifurcation I Why some boards but not all ?

    I could not agree more, but as the devil's advocate: NVMe rev 1.0 spec: Mar '11 (first NVMe drive released in '13) X9 release: ~Q1 2012 (E5-2600 v1) In sum, the first NVMe drive dropped after the X9 was released. For the entire X9 lineup to bifurcate NVMe, would require both compatibility...
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    Dumb Server memory population question

    up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A ? 2 CPUs + 8 DIMMs on my SMCI X9DRH would be: P1-DIMMA1 P1-DIMMB1 P1-DIMMC1 P1-DIMMD1 P2-DIMME1 P2-DIMMF1 P2-DIMMG1 P2-DIMMH1; where PX-DIMMY1 & PX-DIMMY2, or Y0 & Y1, relating back to your board; so A0 B0 C0 D0 E0 F0 G0 H0
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    Build a Bear.... err Server Room (both need alot of insulation/stuffing?)

    I for one can really appreciate your design desicisons and consideration you have put into all of them. It is da bomb, but completely follow your project and its inapplicability. I haven't run across too many peeps who have used it, so my (pointless) comment was just really a +1 on @badskater...
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    diskinfo -wS truncates [prohibiting slog testing funtime]

    Can a kind soul advise why when running diskinfo -wS /dev/nvdx ... It truncates output @ 256 kbytes: diskinfo: AIO write submit error: Operation not supported And doesn't continue to 8192 kbytes as per usual? I have a smorgasboard of different M.2 drives I wanted to bench (this being one quick...
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    Build a Bear.... err Server Room (both need alot of insulation/stuffing?)

    +1 see above post where its in use. It would be nearly silent if I moved from hollow to solid core door, except ... there is no complete eradication of noise as I'm using 3/8" under the door as intake.
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    Performance / optimal setup for TrueNAS - long

    Exec sum: Proper pool layout Proper use of SLOG, Ditch the L2ARC Reseach Some research is in order ... FreeNAS: A Worst Practices Guide - iXsystems, Inc. - Enterprise Storage & Servers Use case generally? * 2 x vdev pools of 8 drives with z1 * L2ARC is using the Crucial NVME * 2 x 1TB SSD...
  20. svtkobra7

    Holy USB Ports Batman...

    or creating an "all-flash array" from all those spare EasyStore 32GB USB flash drives ... yeah buddy!! RAID 0 = max theoretical of ~400 MB/s writes (or something like that) SMOKIN ... ;) [cool find]