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    LSI9211-8i question & NAS configurations

    Good evening Networking gurus :D I'm after advice before the Cyber Monday sales disappear and the lovely savings on HDD's! Currently have 2 NAS devices at home and making decision on new drives to add - 1. Synology 1812+ 8 bay (3TB x6 RAID5 + 2TBx3 JBOD) -> backs up my main NAS weekly...
  2. N

    FS: 6TB Seagate Barracuda Compute 3.5" HDDs (QTY 8)

    I have 8 6TB Seagate Barracude Compute 3.5" SATA hard drives for sale, model number ST600DM003. Asking $80 shipped each, or $70 each if you buy all 8. Payment via PayPal. Open to reasonable offers. Free shipping offer extends to the continental USA only. These drives were purchased new from...
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    PSUs for DAS

    Hi everyone, I am building a very simple DAS server and most things are already ordered. I am going to use 2 basic HDD cages, a simple 2 Ports SSF-8087 to SFF-8088 adapter and put all these on a DIY frame. Last ingredient missing is a PSU and I was wondering if there are any PSUs that are...
  4. T

    WTB * Seagate Ironwolf / Ironwolf Pro 6TB or 8TB

    Wanted to buy : Seagate Ironwolf or Ironwolf Pro HDD 6TB or 8TB Drives which can pass all the Seagate SeaTools Diagnostic tests.
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    Need Firmware for ST9600204SS (FireStorm) Savvio 10k.4

    Hello Everyone, I need Generic Seagate Firmware (0004/0006) or just LOD file for ST9600204SS that is Savvio 10k.4. Thanks
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    FS: (2019 Update) WD/HGST Factory Recertified Enterprise Drives, Seagate and Toshiba Drives

    Previous post: HERE So last year we had the opportunity to open our over stock of HGST Enterprise and WD drives for sale. I posted here and the reaction was great even though we had some small learning curves and growing pains. We've noticed a lot of our customers are in the server or...
  7. svtkobra7

    FS: SC826A to SC826B Conversion "Kit" (HDD Kit + LP Rear Window + Unsold HDD Cage Frame)

    Offered for sale (or trade) is everything needed to properly convert a SC826A to SC826B model, i.e. supports rear drive kit (more info = Older Supermicro Chassis: Converting Rear-window to Support 2x2.5 Drive Cages?) and includes the following parts: MCP-220–82609–0N: 2 x 2.5" HDD Kit for 826B...
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    FS: Enterprise HGST and Toshiba HDDs/SSDs

    Hi all, I cleared this with the admin. Below is the intro and sale information. Our business, Tekram USA has been in the data storage/controller/RAID industry for over 20 years. Our main products are controller cards and Thunderbolt 3/Type C RAID enclosures. We've built a good reputation with a...
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    Backup and archiving: HDDs or tape?

    I need to backup several TBytes/week, ideally through a differential or incremental strategy. In addition, I need to archive hundreds of very large medical imaging files (500 GByte each). You may have seen the details of my project in the network subforum. My question is: should I use a tape...
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    [FS] HGST Enterprise Factory Certified Hard Drives

    Hi all, I cleared this with the admin. Our business has been in the data storage/controller/RAID industry for over 20 years. Our main products are controller cards and Thunderbolt 3/Type C RAID enclosures. We've built a good reputation with a lot of people and have a lot of ongoing projects...
  11. K

    12 TB Dell/Toshiba drives @$285 (ymmv)

    Just got counter-offered $285 each for 2x 12 TB Dell/Toshiba units here: Dell 753F0 12TB Toshiba MG07ACA12TEY 3.5"SATA 6Gb/s 7.2K Hard Drive | eBay
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    Are my "new" drives good or bad?

    Hi all, I recently purchased 7 HGST 4TB SAS drives after discovering @BLinux thread in "Great deals". I need six for my zpool, but bought one extra. I’ve used them to upgrade my Dell R710 from 2TB SATA to these 4TB SAS. I run a OmniOS VM with the SAS controller passed through. All the drives...
  13. dtrv

    EU Seagate Backup Plus 5TB 2.5" external HDD - EUR 135

    Seagate Backup Plus 5TB, silber, externe tragbare Festplatte inkl. Backup-Software, USB 3.0, PC & MAC & PS4 (STDR5000201) von Amazon.de https://www.amazon.de/Seagate-tragbare-Festplatte-Backup-Software-STDR5000201/dp/B01M058Q39/ I have never seen them that cheap. It's 27 Euro-Cent per GiB...
  14. Z

    HDD Noise/heat

    Hello, My future NAS has to be in the living room of my home and so it has to be silent. I'm considering two different HDDs for Storage - WD Red or IronWolf (both 8 TB). The two main points while choosing the HDD is how much heat will be produced and how loud/quite the HDDs are. I think there...
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    EU WTB: WD Red/Pro 3.5" NAS HDDs

    I'm looking to fill an 8-bay NAS (FreeNAS) with good quality second hand disks that are not worn down to their last legs. WD Reds are ideal, but if you have anything in good condition I would be very interested too. I'm thinking 6-8 TB each, and 8-12 drives. Some sort of...
  16. svtkobra7

    SuperMicro SC836 HDD Temps Too High / Fan Replacements / Your Experiences?

    Hi, As my first foray into a non-COTS server, I purchased a used SuperMicro Super Chassis SC836E16-R1200B via ebay. Having sold my QNAP NAS appliances to offset the cost, I was left with 16 HGST Deskstar NAS HDDs - 6TB that needed to be repurposed. I spent considerable time researching and...
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    [US] Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722020ALA331 2TB 32 MB $32.99

    Status: Refurbished Warranty: 90 days Link: Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722020ALA331 2TB 32MB cache Internal Hard Drive | eBay
  18. marcoi

    Storage ideas for dell r720 w/8 2.5 hdd slots

    I'm trying to figure out a cost effective solution to populating my dell r720 server with storage. I have esxi 6.5 installed on it, and I plan to move my developed VMs on it from my dev esxi node. Most times the VMs will sit unused. I plan to access the VMs on it to do testing, or demoing etc...
  19. Hjalti Atlason

    30 X 2 or 3 TB 3,5" SAS Drives

    Hey guys I´m setting up a backup server in a datacenter This gear would be used as a Freenas backup server (1u Dell poweredge server) and RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case with 20 Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays. I´m going to use an External HBA to connect the Poweredge server to the JBOD...
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    Proper way to performance test/baseline drives from a guest VM's perspective

    So I added a secondary drive to my esxi 6.5 host the other day and then created a new datastore for my existing Windows 10 VM (currently the C: resides on an SSD). I added the datastore as the D: drive (GPT formatted when asked by Windows in Diskmgr.msc) and then I started to install some apps...