I was lucky to get a new IBM DS3524 w/ dual controllers for next to nothing, and now want to fill it up with drives :-)
It seems like in some cases, SAS3 drives can be had for the same cost as generic SAS2 drives, while opening up better future expansion and performance. The main caveat...
I already know my idea is crazy, but please tell me if it also makes any sense at all.
My rack is currently in my office, but the noise is beyond what I (and the wife) can bear. I've been given permission to move it all to the garage, but since I'm located in a very sunny and hot part of the...
These are the HP branded ConnectX-3 Pro dual QSFP cards.
HP info: HPE IB FDR/EN 10/40Gb 2P 544+QSFP Adapter (part number: 764284-B21)
HP 764284-B21 InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb Dual-port 544+ QSFP Adapter
Not 100% sure if this is a good deal or not, or how low the seller will go in BO, but sharing in case someone here can benefit.
If I understood correctly, these are 16GB DRAM based drives with an 8x PCI-E 3.0 interface and an ultra-capacitor + mini-SSD for power-loss handling.
I believe they...
I came across this for 400$. Made a BO far lower than that, but the seller wouldn't drop below $350.
If it makes sense for anyone at $350 - here's the link:
HGST FLASHMAX II VIR-M2-LP-4800-2B 4.8TB PCI-E SSD Flash Drive
I've accumulated a number of PCI-E based flash storage cards which I now hope to put into good use.
I want to build a setup that will store both relatively static content (backup + media) on magnetic media with solid-state caching, as well as supporting VM storage and operation (all...