EXPIRED $279:Oracle F320 (3.2TB) AIC

eduncan911

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Maybe 3D Printing but I would be carefull if something start to Burn it can mabe ignite and you get problem with your insurance.
I've 3d printed many brackets, adapters, covers, connectors, GPU supports, etc for many servers and desktops. There's no issue with fire.

I actually take great pride in that when I run across an adapter or bracket I need, instead of shelving the project for a week or two while I browse eBay looking for this $5 or $10 tiny metal bracket, I go searching for existing brackets or at least something close to what I need, print it same day (usually a couple of hours) and I continue the build. Usually on www.thangs.com (which is an 3d model listing aggregate site). If that bracket or adapter or cover doesn't exist, I take one close to it and "kit bash" a new model out. Kit bashing is kind of fun actually once you get into it (where you take existing models into a Mesh editor, and pull, poke, push you away to a new design, then export and print.

Examples:

https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...rives-in-your-chassis-got-a-3d-printer.33333/


However, depending how "hot" you run your servers, PLA (the most common 3d printer filament) may get ever so slightly "soft" if you have massive heat escaping (think 3 or 4 GPUs' heat). This is not an issue with any normal airflow you have in chassis and cases.

For example, I have 3 brackets printed in PLA installed in a SC846. It has 24x HDDs (that are not spinning down), dual 40G nics, SAS3 8 port HBA controller (very hot), U2 drives, etc. This is a very warm chassis and heats up the server closet way too fast (no exhaust). However, the PLA brackets remain very stiff and never get anywhere near warm enough.

My point is, PLA (the single most common 3d printing filament) is more than fine for PCIe brackets. And it had some of the lowest glassification temps of 60C (140F) as well (meaning it starts to get slightly soft at temps as low as 60 to 70C). Meaning, if PLA works, than any filament will work (cause most others like PETg and ABS have a much higher glassification temp).

There is no fire danger with 3d printed parts in servers.

Just note that if you do print 3.5" to 2.5" adapters, and you use them on some very hot SSDs (Optane, NVMe drives, etc), then you can get some slight deformation from the heat with PLA adapters. While I've never had issues, I've noticed a few "very tight" screws that shows ever so slight molding of the drive into the plastic, small indentations, which indicates the plastic got a little too warm.

I print anything that is going to touch an NVMe drive in PETg and ABS now. Any other drives, PLA is fine.

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I'd be more than happy to 3d CAD design a bracket for these, if someone wants to send me a card. :)
 
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I might have some full height brackets at home. If not, any generic bracket will work (LSI-Something). There's no openings for ports, and hole pattern matches perfectly (I think it's the same for all LH cards)
 

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Got mine today. Hefty little guy, that is for sure. A quick check of fio gives similar results as that YouTube video above.

A lot of hours, a lot of reads on this one. But all looks good, as far as I can tell.

Code:
root@pve-2:~# smartctl -a  /dev/nvme0n1
smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-5.15.35-1-pve] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Number:                       MS1PC5ED3ORA3.2T
Serial Number:                      redacted
Firmware Version:                   KPYAJR3Q
PCI Vendor ID:                      0x144d
PCI Vendor Subsystem ID:            0x108e
IEEE OUI Identifier:                0x002538
Controller ID:                      0
NVMe Version:                       <1.2
Number of Namespaces:               1
Namespace 1 Size/Capacity:          3,200,631,791,616 [3.20 TB]
Namespace 1 Formatted LBA Size:     512
Namespace 1 IEEE EUI-64:            002538 9261000b89
Local Time is:                      Wed May 11 14:05:38 2022 PDT
Firmware Updates (0x02):            1 Slot
Optional Admin Commands (0x0006):   Format Frmw_DL
Optional NVM Commands (0x0004):     DS_Mngmt
Maximum Data Transfer Size:         32 Pages

Supported Power States
St Op     Max   Active     Idle   RL RT WL WT  Ent_Lat  Ex_Lat
 0 +    25.00W       -        -    0  0  0  0      100     100

Supported LBA Sizes (NSID 0x1)
Id Fmt  Data  Metadt  Rel_Perf
 0 -     512       0         1
 1 -     512       8         3
 2 -    4096       0         0
 3 -    4096       8         2

=== START OF SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        55 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    1%
Data Units Read:                    13,900,886,566 [7.11 PB]
Data Units Written:                 1,881,425,969 [963 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 155,695,639,630
Host Write Commands:                31,683,167,274
Controller Busy Time:               142,542
Power Cycles:                       168
Power On Hours:                     42,123
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   138
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0

Error Information (NVMe Log 0x01, 16 of 256 entries)
No Errors Logged
 
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eduncan911

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Got mine today. Hefty little guy, that is for sure. A quick check of fio gives similar results as that YouTube video above.

A lot of hours, a lot of reads on this one. But all looks good, as far as I can tell.

Code:
root@pve-2:~# smartctl -a  /dev/nvme0n1
smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [x86_64-linux-5.15.35-1-pve] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Number:                       MS1PC5ED3ORA3.2T
Serial Number:                      redacted
Firmware Version:                   KPYAJR3Q
PCI Vendor ID:                      0x144d
PCI Vendor Subsystem ID:            0x108e
IEEE OUI Identifier:                0x002538
Controller ID:                      0
NVMe Version:                       <1.2
Number of Namespaces:               1
Namespace 1 Size/Capacity:          3,200,631,791,616 [3.20 TB]
Namespace 1 Formatted LBA Size:     512
Namespace 1 IEEE EUI-64:            002538 9261000b89
Local Time is:                      Wed May 11 14:05:38 2022 PDT
Firmware Updates (0x02):            1 Slot
Optional Admin Commands (0x0006):   Format Frmw_DL
Optional NVM Commands (0x0004):     DS_Mngmt
Maximum Data Transfer Size:         32 Pages

Supported Power States
St Op     Max   Active     Idle   RL RT WL WT  Ent_Lat  Ex_Lat
0 +    25.00W       -        -    0  0  0  0      100     100

Supported LBA Sizes (NSID 0x1)
Id Fmt  Data  Metadt  Rel_Perf
0 -     512       0         1
1 -     512       8         3
2 -    4096       0         0
3 -    4096       8         2

=== START OF SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        55 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    1%
Data Units Read:                    13,900,886,566 [7.11 PB]
Data Units Written:                 1,881,425,969 [963 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 155,695,639,630
Host Write Commands:                31,683,167,274
Controller Busy Time:               142,542
Power Cycles:                       168
Power On Hours:                     42,123
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   138
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0

Error Information (NVMe Log 0x01, 16 of 256 entries)
No Errors Logged
Lol.

1 PB written.
"1 % used"
 

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Wasn't me, looking for recent firmware first, after studying Oracle's changelog for this device. Data corruption bugs, timeouts, etc. Would want to install KPYAJR3Q first.
 

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It was included with ZFS v 2.0 and it is working great!
So how much ram would you need to use roughly 3TB of L2arc in ZFS 2.0 land? from what I've read it's not nearly as bad as it used to be
 

eduncan911

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All gone. :(

I was waiting on a message I sent about bulk purchasing, and seller responds that's the lowest he can go.

3 minutes later, I get another message saying All Sold.

And 15 minutes later, I see this thread was updated to EXPIRED. That's some fast moderation!
 

oneplane

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All gone. :(

I was waiting on a message I sent about bulk purchasing, and seller responds that's the lowest he can go.

3 minutes later, I get another message saying All Sold.

And 15 minutes later, I see this thread was updated to EXPIRED. That's some fast moderation!
Same here. Now I feel stupid for not taking a (somewhat) small risk. o_O Was mostly hunting for firmwares.
 

zack$

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All gone. :(

I was waiting on a message I sent about bulk purchasing, and seller responds that's the lowest he can go.

3 minutes later, I get another message saying All Sold.

And 15 minutes later, I see this thread was updated to EXPIRED. That's some fast moderation!
The seller usually gets more stock so will update once that happens.

Also, I guess you learnt the hard way....this seller wouldn't go lower. Most items used to be listed with a B/O option, but that has been gone sometime now since this seller has been the subject of various posts in the great deals section.

Also, for the record, I am not related to this seller just in case anyone was wondering.
 

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I got multiple PM1725 drives running perfectly fine with ESXi. Some drives can run multiple namespaces and have separate system and datastore namespace.
 
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zack$

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Easily the F320, which is a PCIE Gen. 3 device, uses the NVME protocol and has superior endurance.
 

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Think these can be flashed using Dell firmware? File link for Oracle files in the threads posted earlier is dead. Does anyone have that package to re-upload? I can't get access; I don't have any Oracle entitlements in order to complete the setup of an Oracle support account.