Bargain Hardware (UK) has a great and the same price for H240. I bought one last year. From what i know, HBA mode is not configured by default and i don't have HP servers, just Supermicro ones. So i couldn't flash / configure the card unfortunatelly.
Great guys on Bargain Hardware. :) I bought...
Trust me when i am saying that it's harder to find T620 / T730 (or used enteprice parts) at decent prices in Europe. :)
This from last winter and it was BO. :)
Try to buy to from sellers that are using to sell components pulled from servers.
Intel Pro 100 is to old and the power draw is...
Also there are some rumors that N300 are HGST rebranded drives.
I bought WD Book 14TB when it was on sales on Amazon UK and i was thinking to return it when i heard regarding SMR thing but it seems to be ok...
I was thinking to buy an Intel 900p 280GB for SLOG and i know that this si the real deal but for the moment i received for free 2 x Intel S4510 DC Series 240GB SATA-III SSD.
Has anyone tested this model for Freenas slog?
Thank you in advance.
Freenas doesn't suport hardware transcoding for the moment. It's working only on Windows and Linux (with modded Nvidia drivers ofcourse). Other users are using Intel CPU's (in separate machines) with Quick Sync support for transcodes.
It is better to use Direct Play if you have capable devices.
It would be better to give direct acces for your disk and not use RAID to prevent some issues.
Look for DEll H200 / DELL H310 | LSI 9207-8i / LASI 9211-8i. You can find them on ebay and some of them are preflashed with IT firmware.
Do you want to use FREENAS?
I also use them for coooling HP H220 in my both Supermicro 846 Chassis. Corsair Air Series SP120 has enough static pressure.I bough my brackets from Ebay.
I prefer to replace the thermal compound (I prefer Thermal Grizzly Hydronaut) after i buy an HBA. I dit it for DELL H200, DELL H310 and HP...