1.6TB Intel DC P3605 (P3600) - $800

briandm81

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Thanks for the tips on updating firmware. Amazingly helpful. Just updated mine to RA13. If I was a Linux guy, I feel like it would have gone quicker.
 

Xia Ying

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On Ubuntu
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install nvme-cli
sudo nvme list
sudo nvme fw-download /dev/nvme__ --fw='/__/8DV1RA11.bin'
sudo nvme fw-activate /dev/nvme__ --action=1
sudo nvme reset /dev/nvme__
sudo nvme list
sudo nvme fw-download /dev/nvme__ --fw='/__/8DV1RA13.bin'
sudo nvme fw-activate /dev/nvme__ --action=1
sudo nvme reset /dev/nvme__
You gave me s good example. I will try in red hat.
 

jeffmcjunkin

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Update: My opening bid of $480 was accepted last night. Might be some room below that, even. Approaching $0.25 per gig for enterprise SSD? Yes please!
 

Gideon

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with which seller? there are a few ebay listings mentioned in this thread...
Probably the one he linked to in #45. Wish I saw his post earlier, could've saved $20, offered same seller $500 and was accepted.
 

Gideon

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Intel spec is at 4K, if you check the datasheet you'll find that 8K performance is almost identical to what Oracle shows.
 

jerrytsao

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Here are P3600 vs P3605 1.6TB in official specs


Keep in mind that P3605 is severely underrated in Oracle specs, sequentially it performs just like a P3600, while the actual random performance exceeds P3600 by a mile, eg: 4K RR Steady State ~100,000 IOPS, not to mention endurance rises from 3 to 5 DWPD (8.76PB/5Y - 14.6PB/5Y).
 
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Twist

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Anyone know if the F160 card can be used as regular ssd in windows os or if the Sun fw prevents that ?
 

amalurk

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unixsurplus had the p3605 1.6TB on sale over holidays for $47x. Bummed I hesitated and they went back up.
 

Gideon

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Received the one I ordered from the seller linked in post #45 yesterday and slapped it into a Supermicro X10 motherboard it had no issues with seeing the drive, FreeNAS was able to access it as well. AFAIK there's no NVMe support in smartctl on FreeNAS so I wasn't able to check SMART values.
 

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Received the one I ordered from the seller linked in post #45 yesterday and slapped it into a Supermicro X10 motherboard it had no issues with seeing the drive, FreeNAS was able to access it as well. AFAIK there's no NVMe support in smartctl on FreeNAS so I wasn't able to check SMART values.
Do you know if the PCI bracket is pretty standard spacing and can be swapped out with say one from an LSI card? I need a full height bracket on it, and I have some left overs from LSI cards I can use if they can fit...
 

Gideon

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Do you know if the PCI bracket is pretty standard spacing and can be swapped out with say one from an LSI card? I need a full height bracket on it, and I have some left overs from LSI cards I can use if they can fit...
Yes, the spacing is standard so any full height bracket with ~54mm spaced holes will work.
 

acquacow

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I really want one of these, but those 2TB micron sata drives going for $360 are pretty tempting. If I didn't already have a few 1TB 850s sitting on the shelf, I'd probably load up =P