FS: Dell PowerEdge R720 16-bay SFF with mini monolithic IT mode SAS controller

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  1. Sogndal94

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    Not sure why no one is buys these servers. Over here in Europe they go for the same price for a less config on ebay. If it was not for the fact i have two of the same model, i would be interested. :)
     
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    Friday bump?
     
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    BF bump! Offers?
     
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    price drop bump. let's see if I can move some of these before end of year!
     
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    got any links for the crossflashing of the h710 done to the yours above? is there a path to crossflashing it back to stock if i need to??
     
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  7. BLinux

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    As for flashing H710 to IT mode, see this video playlist, more specifically videos #4-6:

    Flashing IT mode firmware on Dell 12th gen Mini Monolithics - YouTube

    As for flashing back to Dell stock firmware, I don't know as I never tried it. Knowing what i know now, I would never use the Dell firmware, even if I wanted a RAID controller, I would just use the LSI MegaRAID firmware instead of Dell.
     
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    As i have two of those h710p in my home lab, i wonder what did you find in the default firmware?
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    i have an upcoming video to show this, but it is with a H710 (not P version), with the SAS2208 Rev D1 chipset... turns out, Dell firmware is crippled, and even with a Rev D1 chipset, it only runs with PCIe 2.0 speeds, not PCIe 3.0! As soon as the firmware is changed to LSI firmware, it runs at PCIe 3.0! That's 4GB/s vs 7.8GB/s PCIe bandwidth difference theoretically.
     
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    unfortunately Dell seems to cripple the firmware of its raid controllers for some reason. how does one load the LSI firmware instead of the Dell Firmware? there's to vagueness about how to do it on these mini controllers.
     
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    it's not something that can be done with publicly available tools that i know of. the way i ended up doing it is by writing my own tools.
     
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    so say i buy one of your servers and i need to revert to raid version of the card, what are my options? just buy another card?
     
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    I think it should not be a issue to reflash the cards to RAID version. But the easiest and cheapest would be to buy the version you want, and sell the non-raid ones(I think they are worth more).
     
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  14. BLinux

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    well, i think most people who would be interested are seeking the HBA IT mode server for something like FreeNAS/unraid, etc. As for flashing it back to RAID firmware, I haven't done it so I don't know for sure. I would think these are worth more and you can buy the factory RAID card for cheaper.
     
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    OP updated. 1 sold. 2 high spec ones left.
     
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