For Sale: Intel R2308GZ 2U Server

niftykc

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Are you using the newest fw? I've seen servers do that before. Fixed with new fw.
I was actually using the next to latest firmware... I'm paranoid about the BIOS screwing something else up, but since there's a firmware update...

I'm kind of surprised Intel is still supporting these servers, but... I'm glad...

I'll probably try the latest firmware... some time in the future...

Thanks!
 

talsit

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Lol, saw this thread pop up and was hoping for another deal! Love this server, it's killing it 24/7 for me, OS is on SSD, 8x3tb drives in Z1 pool.

It's on 100% making cryptocoin (gridcoin). serving media and runs at a constant 320w according to IPMI. It's running in a basement that is between 85 and 90 degrees F and it just does what it should. In my use case it only needs about 48GB of RAM. I have a R2226 with 32GB of RAM and it isn't quite enough to make crypocurrency at 100%, there are a lot of processes waiting on memory.

If you need one, don't hesitate to get one. The only thing I might do is replace the CPUs with 2660v2s.
 

talsit

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2660v2 because they are out in quantity. This is homelab stuff for me, the upgrade from 32-40 threads for ~$200-$250 is worth it for me, YMMV.
 

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2660v2 because they are out in quantity. This is homelab stuff for me, the upgrade from 32-40 threads for ~$200-$250 is worth it for me, YMMV.
For me it is more about clockspeed since the server will host several VM workstations, including one for photoshop use.
 

niftykc

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I agree with talsit as well. I love the two servers I bought. They work very well for my purposes. I will be converting one of them to a Windows 2016 Hyper-V server, but that's another project for another day.
 

doop

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I've started wearing out the heads of some of the screws used to secure the top cover. Does anyone know what kind it is? It looks similar to what I find when I google "3M 6mm machine screw", except that it's much coarser. All the 3M screws I found have a 0.5mm pitch, but this one seems to be around 0.8mm. (I don't know anything about screws so my terminology might be a bit off.)
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doop

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I bought the server with rails, but didn't get a rack until now. How do I mount this server in a rack with square holes? The rails has threaded holes, so I don't think I am supposed to use cage nuts with these?

I found a bag with weird looking screws close to the rails. Are these used to mount the server? (or not related to the server at all? I'm not very organized...)

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imafreak

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I bought the server with rails, but didn't get a rack until now. How do I mount this server in a rack with square holes? The rails has threaded holes, so I don't think I am supposed to use cage nuts with these?

I found a bag with weird looking screws close to the rails. Are these used to mount the server? (or not related to the server at all? I'm not very organized...)

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I've mounted mine by putting the server rail on the inside of the rack rail and running a screw through the post rail into the server rail.
 

CaptainPoundSand

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I bought the server with rails, but didn't get a rack until now. How do I mount this server in a rack with square holes? The rails has threaded holes, so I don't think I am supposed to use cage nuts with these?

I found a bag with weird looking screws close to the rails. Are these used to mount the server? (or not related to the server at all? I'm not very organized...)

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First glance - it looks like the rails come to the BACK/INSIDE of the peg rack - And the screws go through the rack to the rail behind. It looks like the screws themselves are what center the rack to the hole in the rack. - When installing Hitachi 48 drive dense trays used to have a similar design - they SUCKED - but worked.. - Actually my home APC rails are like this too...