1. M

    Mini SAS HD Cable from onboard U.2?

    Hi all, I have an Lenovo P700 workstation for which I purchased 2x Lenovo 03T8798 as shown here. I just thought I'd prefer a hot swap style of connector. However it requires a sas card with Mini SAS HD connectors. I notice there are plenty of PCIe Mini SAS HD cards such as this one for the...
  2. R

    Supermicro X9DRT-HF (6027TR-DTRF) SAS options

    Hi All, I have a x9 2U FatNode server (only two nodes not 4). Unfortunately the setup is SATA only. Does anyone know what options are there for using SAS drives ?. The back plane does not even have any SATA / SAS connectors, everything comes through the node connection riser. Thanks...
  3. R

    Issue trying to add drives.

    Hello all, I am using Unraid as my OS and I am having some issues. I posted this in the Unraid forums, but I believe this is more of a hardware issue, so I copy and pasted it here, hoping for some help. I am having some problems when trying to add additional storage drives. I've added drives...
  4. B

    Hitachi DF850 as JBOD, anyone got it to work?

    I bought pallets of Hitachi DF850 boxes and controllers (cuz I'm an idiot). The disks are 520 which I can successfully change to 512 using my desktop pc. However I can not for the life of me get SNM2 to connect to controller or get a drive box to function properly with sas drives, sata drives...
  5. adminmat

    Enterprise HDDs and compatibility question

    I'd like to get a couple SAS HDDs for my unRAID server. I've been shopping around for a couple 1 to 4 TB drives for testing but can't get a handle on what drives will work "out of the box" with a LSI SAS controller in IT mode. I read that many of the enterprise SAS HDDs are locked to a...
  6. J

    Using an Intel NVMe/SAS3 2U Disk Enclosure (A2U8X25S3PHS) with Slimline (8-lane) + MiniSas HD ports?

    I am putting together a new system and going with the ASRock Rack ROMED6U-2L2T motherboard that has 3 'Slimline PCIe4.0 x8' ports (albeit the specs list 2 'for U.2', the manual however lists 3 of those ports in total - two 'upwards' on the board and one at the backside) and a bunch of MiniSas HD...
  7. N

    Formatting Hitachi 600GB SAS drives

    Hi, I recently got myself a few of used Hitachi HUC106060CSS600 drives for my home laboratory. The problem is that they come from Netapp server and probably are formatted differently. My main server, HP DL380 G6 with P410i doesn't even try and just spits out orange light, Fujisu Primergy RX300...
  8. bilbo1337

    EXPIRED WD Ultrastar 18TB SAS at $367

    It's refurbished but these drives haven't really been out that long. Looks to be a good deal as 16TB is around this ball park of price. WD 18TB 4Kn SAS Hard Drive
  9. L

    UK [FS] 2x SAS Toshiba 3TB drives (for cost of postage)

    I have 2x Toshiba MG03SCA300 3TB SAS drives for cost of postage/paypal fees £6.99, postage anywhere in the UK within that amount. These are SAS drives, not SATA so please ensure compatibility first. Both working and DBAN-ing as we speak.
  10. AveryFreeman

    How to get smartctl-like information from HGST SAS drives (?)

    Hey, Wondering if anyone knows if there's a good way to get hard drive statistics from HGST SAS drives using mpt3sas driver. I didn't realize until recently SAS doesn't report statistics for smartmontools, so I was scanning them with smartctl trying to figure out why I couldn't get stats like...
  11. O

    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...
  12. AveryFreeman

    Using SAS expander for multi-host, multi-channel failover setup?

    Hey, Pretty new to SAS expanders, so this might sound kind of ridiculous, but I recently learned about 2 hosts connecting to 1 backplane, so bare with me... I have 2 Supermicro hosts in cases with the TQ-style backplanes, so 1 sata-style port per drive I'm wondering if multiple hosts can be...
  13. M

    Supermicro H12SSL and SAS storage options

    Hi all Let me start out be saying that this is my first server build and I'm pretty overwhelmed by the storage options available on these boards. I guess I'm more of a software guy and could use some help. :) I'm building an AMD EPYC server for homelab use. It'll be running Proxmox so its...
  14. L

    EU [UK] FS: Supermicro SC836 SuperQuiet Server / X9SCL+-F / 32GB DDR3 ECC [SOLD]

    Looking to get rid of this soon as. This is pretty much a perfect FreeNAS file server and has been serving as such reliably in my homelab. Consists of a SC836 case from circa 2008 or so which had everything overhauled a few years back with 4 PIN PWM SuperQuiet fans (FAN-0104L4), a SuperQuiet...
  15. A

    HGST Niagara v4.3

    Anyone on the boards that knows how to use this software? Looking to change SAS speeds on some SAS3 SSDs. Your help will be much appreciated!! I will send you some beer $$
  16. DrStein99

    Internal RAID card for Freenas, 8-ports

    I have an LSI 9211-8i. I just added another (8)-bay SAS internal cage to my HP DL380 G7. The upgraded internal bay requires (2) more SAS ports. The 9211-8i only has 2 ports. I went through some trouble when I set it up originally 1 or 2 other SAS cards did not play nice with Freenas, and...
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    [FS] [USA-TX-AUSTIN] Supermicro X9DRi-F, dual Xeon E5-2670 V2, 32GB (4X8GB) ECC SAMSUNG 2Rx4 PC3-10600R

    This was originally posted at r/homelabsales but also posting here I have a Supermicro X9DRi-F board, dual E5-2670 V2's and 32GB RAM for sale. Everything is in good, working condition....just need to clear out excess parts. The board comes with SAS breakout cables, IO shield and one SATA cable...
  18. G

    EU CLOSED - WTB: Looking for 1x 3.2TB+ or 2x 1.6+TB PCIe NVMe/SSD - Price max 350EUR

    I bought a brand new SanDisk ioMemory 3.2TB SX350 on eBay recently for less than 350EUR and had the chance to work with and test it for some time now as storage for VM's and databases. I'm totally happy, if not super happy, with the performance and how it works out in Proxmox and I'm therefore...
  19. S

    HGST 7K4000 HUS724030ALS640 3TB SAS shows errors in Linux

    I am a servethehome noob. I read posts all the time, but have rarely posted before. My setup: SGI Rackable SE3016 bought May-2016 LSI SAS 9200-8e HBA bought May-2016 Brand new SuperMicro CSE-836E16-R92JBD with BPN-SAS2-836EL1 backplane bought May-2020 I have 7 (SATA) disks in my SGI Rackables...
  20. A

    New harddrives for H700 (Dell R710)

    Hi, so I bought an R710 a while back, and for some reason the drives were not recognised by the raid controller. Initially I had an M1015, but swapped it out for an H700 when the drives didn't work. (The seller thought the H700 would work with the drives). The drives are 4Kn (HP...