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    SuperMicro 16 bay SAS Backplane only recognizing 12 bays

    Hi, I recently purchased two refurbished Supermicro SC836TQ (3U, 16bay) chassis with SAS backplanes (Standard SAS836-TQ planes). One works perfectly fine, but the other fails to recognize/initialize any disks installed in right-most column. Unfortunately, I'm a little out of my depth in...
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    Can I use the BPN-NVMe3-216N-S4 backplane with any SC216 chassis?

    The accessories page of Supermicro has the following description for the BPN-NVMe3-216N-S4 backplane: So is it compatible with any SC216 chassis? They all have 24 bays - 2U Chassis | Chassis | Products - Super Micro Computer, Inc.
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    Upgrade PowerEdge R900 with modern motherboard

    Hi! The goal is to upgrade my existing R900 with mobo which supports AMD Ryzen CPU and still use backplane for connecting 5 x 3.5" SATA drives controlled by HBA in IT mode. Wondering if you know the description of pinouts for signal connectors on the backplane of R900? Please find details on...
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    SuperMicro CSE-829U no backplane - what to get?

    Hey guys, I put a bid in on a server on ebay - the CSE-829U x10dru-i+, didn't realize until later it had no backplane. No big deal, but I see there are shit tons of variants, and as long as I'm going to put one in, I figure I'll ask some people with more experience than me what to get? I could...
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    EU Done ... [WTB] Supermicro Backplane SAS-213A - 16 X 2.5"

    I'm looking for a SAS-213A backplane for the Supermicro CSE-213. Has to be shipped to Germany or Malta. Considering offers from GB and US as well if costs all in making sense. Thanks
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    BPN-SAS2-846EL1 coil whine?

    I recently purchased a used supermicro 36 bay server (SV-6047R-E1R36N) and the front backplane has a fairly noticable high pitched noise/coil whine when running, and unfortunately since this is going to be set up in a living space it's something I will need to resolve. I've tried swapping out...
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    SAS Backplane for DIY Workstation

    Is there a recommended SAS2 (or SAS3) backplane for DIY workstation builds? 4 drives preferred. 8 would be awesome (if that's possible) 3.5" drives preferred. If not, then 2.5 would be interesting Installed within regular ATX or large ATX case ATX or CEB motherboard cases, like the Asus X99-E...
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    Router Build Question

    Hi All, thanks in advance for any help. I am trying to setup a 10gbe PFSense server on some Supermicro hardware that I bought on eBay. I am trying to figure out if I have enough PCIe lanes for both the 10gbe NIC and a Samsung 970 evo in one of these enclosures. Any thoughts? Separately, does...
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    Hoping for a low cost switch with strong backplane, 4x1Gb, 4x10Gb and decent LACP handling

    New member. Love the YouTube videos. Hoping this is a good place for me to ask this question: I'm really in need of a lower cost 4x 1000BASE-T + 4x 10Gb (at least two SPF+) switch with decent backplane and good LACP handling. I'm having trouble searching the web for a a lower cost switch, so...
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    Supermicro Backplane Compatibility (CSE-827)

    Does anyone know if the backplane (BPN-SAS-827HD) in the SuperServer 6026TT-HDTRF (2U, 12-bay LFF, 2-node) can be replaced with a backplane (BPN-SAS-826A) for the CSE-826 chassis? The Twin backplane uses proprietary connections to connect 6 drives to each motherboard. I'd prefer SFF-8087 ports...
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    LSI 9207-8i, Expander and 24 SSDs (Beginner Confusion)

    I have an LSI 9207-8i card (2 ports) connected to an expander (Supermicro SAS-216EL, 3 ports) via a single mini-SAS cable, which is connected to a 24-drive backplane (Supermicro BPN-SAS-216EB, able to hold a 2nd expander). There should eventually be 24 SATA3 SSDs connected to this backplane...
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    New member, new build, need advice

    OK! wow.... what a great community STH is. I wish I would have known about this place sooner. I have been doing a lot of reading the past week. This has led to the typical highs, feeling like I know what I want, and lows, feeling like I know nothing about what is out there. That being said, I am...
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    CSE-847 Drive Disconnecting Issues

    I'm struggling a bit getting my server running well and was hoping you could answer some questions that I have. Current setup: - Supermicro CSE-847 case - Supermicro SAS2-846EL1 backplane - Supermicro SAS2-826EL1 backplane - Supermicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 HBA - Intel i7-4770k CPU - ASRock Z97...
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    Are drives hot swappable without a BackPlane?

    So, I see chassis that are often advertised as "Hot Swappable" which, typically means they have a backplane of sorts. My question is, are drive not connected to a back plane hot swappable? For example, if I have drive connected to my Perc H310, using SSH 8087 to SATA breakout cables, would...
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    FS - Chenbro 4U EATX chassis + extras

    I'm in Northern Virginia and have a Craigslist ad going for this one. Thought I'd post it here in case there is anyone locally that might be interested. I have a Chenbro 4U server chassis that was used for a couple of project builds. The chassis will fit EATX motherboards (it previously had a...
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    What I can do with this stuff??

    Hi! Good morning ppl, i had found some stuff that was prepared to be disposed in my work and i took it, cause it looks in pretty good condition. Please, can you help me deciding what I can do with it, or what/where they can be useful for? A little background: in my job wen we need a computer...
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    Getting Disk Activity LEDs

    Hi everyone, hope you will have some clarification on this. I have a supermicro SC846 chassis with BPN-SAS-846TQ rev 3.1 back plane (the one with a separate connector for each drive) and a few dell h310's flashed to the latest lsi 9211-8i firmware and bios. I have a few wd reds connected to...
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    Supermicro sc836 - bpn-sas-836tq vs bpn-SAS2-836el1 backplanes

    I am trying to decide between purchasing an sc836 barebones chassis, one with the Bpn-sas-836tq backplane and the other with a Bpn-SAS2-836el1 backplane for about the same price. I will be connecting either backplane to a SAS2 HBA and still haven’t decided on SAS or SATA drives so I would like...
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    Culprit: slightly bad LSI card - was: SC847 45-bay JBODs rear backplane issues - anyone else?

    Edit / Conclusion: These errors were intermittently being logged against drives in a SAS expander JBOD for writes only due to a mostly good, but partly bad port on an LSI SAS9206-16e card running IT mode P20.00.07 firmware: mpt2sas_cm1: log_info(0x31120303): originator(PL), code(0x12)...
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    Looking for a solution to add more storage.

    My current build: SuperMicro X9DRL-IF (ATX Form Factor) 2x Xeon 2660 Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 3x8TB 6x6TB (I also have a spare 6x3TB I want to use again) This is stuffed into a full ATX tower with no more room to grow. Every 3-4 months I'm hoping to add 3x8TB to the build. This build has...