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    Flashing a DELL H310 to IT mode

    I am very new to RAID/HBA cards and to flashing them. I read through nearly all big guides (e.g. techmattr, etc.) on how to flash this card to IT mode. The files I used for flashing are from a link to a zip-folder provided in techmattr's guide (folder date: 2016-05-24) I have provided...
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    HighPoint SSD7505 PCIe Gen4 x16 4-Port M.2 NVMe RAID Controller

    Looking to purchase but can't seem to find objective test results or customer stories. Thinking about using HighPoint SSD7505 RAID controller with 4x 2TB Samsung 980 Pro SSDs in RAID 10 with an AMD Threadripper Pro 3995WX on an Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI motherboard. Will not configure...
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    SATA vs. M2 Adapter for Old N40L MicroServer

    I have an old HP N40L MicroServer that is still going strong, right now running FreeNAS 11.3. I just replaced the drives in it (and am resilvering the last one as I write this) after one failed and decided to start thinking about what other upgrades I could do to extend its useful life a bit...
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    How to get the fastest possible write and read speeds on Linux?

    The work load consists of generating many files as fast as possible on very fast storage, (RAID 0 of nvme drives) and transferring that data to slow storage for long term storage while minimizing the bottleneck. I'm trying to minimize the time limit for the transfers to long term storage. When...
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    HP Smart Array P420 in non-HP host hardware?

    Hi folks, I have a custom built dual Xeon workstation on a Supermicro X10DRI mobo and am now trying to pick a SAS controller for future HDD expandability. My best option for my budget for now is an LSI 9261-8I 512 MB and because the HP P420 comes at a good price, I wanted to ask whether...
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    Drive and RAID configuration questions

    I am really confused about some drive / raid configurations I've seen people have with their homelab servers. Both virtualization servers and NAS servers. Below I put some examples. ------------------------------------------------------------- Configuration 1: Variety of different drives on...
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    EU FS: Adaptec ASR-7805Q with maxCache 3.0

    Selling a used RAID card Adaptec 7805Q. Yes, this is the version with the maxCache 3.0 feature. Capacitor included; no cables. Can post BIOS screens when I get to the office. EUR 120 150 OBO + shipping from Czech Republic. Payment to Revolut account
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    Building 50-100TB NAS/RAID Backup Server for Genomic Lab

    Hello all! I am researching storage options for 50-100TB of usable storage space for a genomic lab. Essentially, I am trying to get an understanding of best practices and cost to build such a server. Right now, I am in the early stages of investigating solutions, so I can understand the...
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    FS: 2 Intel RAID Modules RMSP3AD160F

    2 Intel RAID Modules RMSP3AD160F I'm selling two of these RAID modules. I never got around to getting a system to put them in so want to sell since I have a different setup now. I bought these off a friend who was piecing out various systems Here are the specs on the card. Link Note that this...
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    WTB: LSI 9460-16i or Intel RSP3TD160F

    I'm looking for a LSI 9460-16i or Intel RSP3TD160F RAID card. Willing to do up to $475. Thanks Ray
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    NEC 9362-8i Raid Controller has no Raid 5,6,50,60 options?

    Hello, I recently purchased this card on ebay. I installed the card into my supermicro server and put in 7 of my new sas drives. I can see all the drives, but when I go to create a new volume, my only options are Raid 0,1,00,10. The firmware is fully up to date from the broadcom site. I...
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    FS: 12TB HGST SATA (cold spare) + Bonus

    Selling a (cold spare) drive that has been sitting on the shelf for going on 1 year. We are moving to larger 16TB drives, so my raid is being set to our test environment. (Might post the old old raid 4-8TB drives soon or the whole ESXi server). The drive was used in the original setup and may...
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    IBM ServeRAID M5014 / LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i replacement for VMware ESXi 7

    Home server: ASRock H97M Pro4 motherboard IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID card with LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i 12.15.0-0189 firmware and BBU 4 x 3TB WD Red hard drives in RAID 1+0 2 x 512GB Crucial MX100 SSDs in RAID 1 VMware ESXi 6.7u3 In anticipation of a clean install of ESXi 7, I've picked up another...
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    HP P420 cache and battery in HBA Mode

    Hello Everyone! Will the cache and backup battery still work on HBA mode HP P420? Any reply is appreicated thank you very much!
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    Help: Need a mass storage solution for home record label

    Hello all! I am currently looking for a mass storage solution to solve the storage issue that my label is currently having. Currently: We have a Mac mini running a WebDav & Apache server with a 2TB internal Samsung EVO SSD as storage and an 8TB external HDD for onsite backup. We are running...
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    Guidance on building home server

    We're looking to build a home server to be used for, steam web cache, file server (local and internet) and ripping and hosting Blu-ray's. The hardware we're thinking about at the moment is: CPU: athlon 3000g Ram: 2*4gb ddr4 Storage: 10*600gb 15k sas + 120gb ssd Motherboard: Asus b450m micro ATX...
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    Off site 2 way sync, dissimilar OS

    Hi guys, I'm trying to identify a good method of conducting a 2 way sync between a ZFS (OmiOS) array and a remote windows owned hardware array. Both have nfs and samba shares. The arays are around 20TB in size with 16TB utilization. Please don't tell me to switch the hardware windows machine...
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    Raid on a Gigabyte AMD Server

    Hi everyone, I have a question regarding a setup that I am building for an educational VDI environment. Below is the list of my current hardware that I have been approved for buying... Gigabyte R282-Z92 ( AMD EPYC 7742 (x2 so a total of 128 cores) 64GB DDR4 LRDIMM (x32...
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    LSI 9240-8i still a great choice for simple RAID 1 in Linux?

    I want to use a hardware RAID card for my boot drive in Linux. I know, I know.... MDADM. Well, I already use MDADM for RAID 6 in my media server but I want to do hardware RAID 1 for the boot drive. (Running Linux Mint 19.2) Reason I want to use hardware RAID for the boot drive is because while...
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    FS: (5) 10TB WD EasyStore Hard Drives purchased recently - $156.50 each + actual fees

    I have (5) 10tb shucked WD EasyStore drives - 2 purchased from Best Buy and 3 purchased from WD directly. All were shucked with care, tested, and unused. I can put them back in or keep them separate. I paid $156.50 each after hawking deals. Just looking to get that back or I'll return them...