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    IBM DS3524 compatibility with SAS3 528k drives?

    Hi, 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...
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    HP Branded Mellanox ConnectX-4 100GbE/IB (single port) for $92.95

    *New* HPE 825110-B21 IB EDR/EN 100Gb 1-Port 840QSFP28 Adapter 10 available right now. Wish I had a good justification to get it, but recently upgraded to CX3Pros...
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    An insane idea for temperature control

    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...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro (HPE) for $49.99

    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) eBay Link: HP 764284-B21 InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb Dual-port 544+ QSFP Adapter
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    [Maybe a deal?] MicroSemi NV-1616 DRAM+Flash drives ($295 OBO)

    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...
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    [Maybe a deal?] $350 for HGST FLASHMAX II VIR-M2-LP-4800-2B 4.8TB PCI-E SSD Flash Drive

    Hi, 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
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    LSI Nytro WarpDrive 1.2 TB for $250

    LSI 1.2TB NYTRO WARP LSI00429 ST1200KN0012 05-25614-00 NWD-BFH6-120 Perhaps not as good as the previous deal, but still a very decent price, 1 available.
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    MVNe array planning help

    Hi everyone, 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...
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    $124 shipped for Hynix 64GB 8x8GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R

    HMT31GR7EFR4C-PB : Hynix 64GB 8x8GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R HMT31GR7EFR4C-PB : Hynix 64GB 8x8GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R 5 units left in stock at
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    Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E MLC for $299

    Intel 750 Series AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEDMW400G4X1 - Any thoughts?