FS/FT - SFBayZFS's 2020-2021 home storage lab liquidation

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Updated 2021-05-25
Quick update today - I got hit with a sudden big dental emergency only a few days after my last update, but I should finally have time to catch up on the last 3 weeks of replies this weekend, and get an actual inventory update in.

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Hi all, apologies for the lack of communication recently - about three weeks ago another urgent medical situation came up suddenly, which left me no time to deal with anything until now. Fortunately it is the beginning of the resolution of the more acute situation that started last winter, so that is good.

I am going to start catching up on replies this weekend, to see who is still interested in things or not. Also, I will be updating my list some time this weekend - a number of items are gone, and some more items have been found, or added to the I can live without it list.

I should be able to (actually) get my dual X9 boards onto the list, and I have decided to sell more of my chassis' including SAS3 backplane 216 with rear dual 2.5 hotswaps, and some others. Local deals/trades are as always appreciated, but I have located most of my shipping boxes and will be sorting out which of them have 2U/3U/4U inserts.

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IO shields acquired, and will now be included with X10 Xeon E3-1200 v3/v4 and Atom C2000 boards!

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Thanks to everyone who has responded, and my apologies for taking a few days to respond to some of you in some cases. Thanks for bearing with me while I coordinate care. I used to always reply as I saw message notices, but for now I will need to batch my DM replies - I should be able to reply at least every 2-3 days, hopefully more frequently as care patterns settle in.

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Hello all,

I've had lots of fun on the forums and trading parts with many of you for several years, but I've sadly been mostly absent for the last couple of years dealing with some family health issues, which have become worse recently. I set up and completely reworked my home lab several times, but I now I really need to find new homes for a lot of the stuff I won't have time to play with anymore, for both space and cashflow reasons. I am hoping to stay a little more involved in this great community than I have been the last few years, but I will probably never have the same amount of free time as I used to, and need to scale back my sizeable home lab.

TLDR: I am selling off a bunch of my lab stuff to make space and recoup some cash for increasing bills. As you will see, most of my stuff is Supermicro gear oriented towards NAS/Storage, networking, and all in one homelab builds. My prices may not be rock bottom Ebay prices, but I have tested and upgraded firmware for everything unless noted otherwise, and I am offering free assembly and testing of any set of parts you get for me into a working system, so please bear that in mind when reviewing my list here. That said, I will adjust if things are way off market, and I tend to throw in freebies and round down if you get a lot of stuff.

If you are local in the SF Bay area, please come get things - as you might expect, I have been taking the pandemic very seriously, cleaning everything with alcohol, etc. For non-local people, I can ship Fedex Ground (account rates are 25-30% less than standard rates) or USPS Priority Mail at cost, and I'll round down (a few marked items are priced with shipping included). For shipping, I have a limited number of quality 1U-4U Supermicro and other shipper boxes with precut closed cell foam inserts, when I run out of those, I will have to go with local pickup only for any remaining larger items.

I'm linking to my old FS/FT/WTB and free stuff threads for reference (I never got around to setting up a heatware account) but items and prices in those have NOT been cleaned up yet - I have started to move items still available from those here with updated prices, but if you see anything in my older postings you are interested in, just ask, and I'll let you know if it is still available.

Here is what I definitely know I have available right now:

Complete quiet Towers running FreeNAS or Unraid on 16GB flash drive or DOM,
ready for data drives! These are based on an X9SCL (or X9SCM and or -F versions w/ BMC, LMK if you care) board with a LSI SAS2008 controller (for >14 bays choose a second controller or HP SAS2 expander), CPU choice of low power Pentium G620T, i3-2120T (+$20 for Xeon e3-1220L v2 17W TDP, +$30 for Xeon e3-1260L 45W TDP) 8GB ECC unbuffered as 4x 2GB, (+$60 for 16GB as 2x 8GB instead) 80+ PSU. I can trade the x9 boards out for others, but these x9 boards do make a great low power NAS or modest AIO virtualization lab with storage.
  • $560 - 12-bay trayless Antec Nine Hundred tower
  • $560 - 15-bay Antec Nine Hundred tower w/ 3x Supermicro CSE-M35TQ , add $70 for Noctua fans - 2x 120mm, 3x 92mm
  • $640 - 15-bay trayless AzzA Solano 1000 tower - one left
  • $840 - 20-bay Antec Twelve Hundred tower w/4x Supermicro CSE-M35TQ, add $100 for Noctua fans - 3x 120mm, 4x 92mm
  • $980 - 20-bay trayless Antec Twelve Hundred tower, add $40 for Noctua fans - 3x 120mm
Supermicro chassis' and complete systems - all come with all drive trays and screws, stock fans, and stock or better hotswap PSUs, standard vertical PCIe slots, and free inner rails until I run out (unless noted otherwise)

Supermicro complete x8 dual 1366 systems w/ chassis, motherboards, CPU, Heatsinks, RAM, controllers
  • ALL include - 24GB DDR3 ECC Reg (6x 4GB) dual Xeon L5630 or any 55xx I have on hand included, or +$50 for dual X5675, and enough 9260-8i or 9750-8i for all bays, +65 for inner/outer rail kit
  • $300 - 2U UIO chassis w/ X8DTU-6TF+ motherboard w/ onboard 2x SFP+ 10G ports, 9260-8i, 4x full height horizontal slots of space, several left riser options - I have two in CSE-829 chassis' with 8x 3.5 hotswaps, direct backplane, cache, BBU and an SSD mount, and one in a SC213 chassis w/ 16x 2.5 hotswaps direct backplane, and an extra 9260-8i
  • $340 - SC836 with X8DTE-F or better dual 1366 board, direct TQ backplane, and 2x LSI/3Ware RAID controllers, add $40 for 2x SAS2008 HBAs
Supermicro complete x9 single 1155 systems
  • $180 - SC813M 1U w/ X9SCL, i3-2120 or Pentium G630T, 4x2GB ECC Unbuffered DDR3, choice of 9200-8e HBA for storage or 4-port Intel gigabit PCIe controller for router / VMs , +$20 for outer rail set
Supermicro chassis' with 3.5" hotswap bays
  • $50 - SC813M 1U 4x 3.5, direct backplane, single fixed PSU - 4 left
  • $50 - SC815 1U 4x 3.5, direct backplane, dual hotswap PSUs
  • $160 - SC826 2U 12x 3.5, direct TQ or SAS2 single expander backplane
  • $240 - SC836 3U 16x 3.5 direct TQ or SAS2 single expander backplane
  • $400 - SC846 4U 24x 3.5 SAS2 single expander backplane, includes 2x internal 3.5" drive mounts - ON HOLD
  • $400 - SC847 4U 36x 3.5 PWS-1K41P-1R choice of SAS2 single expander or direct "A" or backplanes - some on hold, two SAS2-EL1 and one A still available
  • $500 - SC837 3U JBOD only 28x 3.6 SAS2 single expander, dual 1600W PWS-1K61P-1R platinum PSUs - (unusual and very durable chassis compared to the 2U/4U) I have two
  • $600 - SC837 3U JBOD only 28x 3.6 SAS2 double expander version, otherwise the same as above, I have one left
Supermicro chassis' with 2.5" hotswap bays
  • $80 - SC113M 1U 8x 2.5, direct backplane - 1 left
  • $200 - SC213 2U 16x 2.5 direct backplane, NEW - one with hotswap PSUs, three with fixed PSUs, but I have extra PDBs to convert to dual hotswap if you want
  • $200 - SC216 2U 24x 2.5 SAS2 expander backplane - two available, one with A direct backplane left
  • $250 - SC216 2U 24x 2.5 SAS2 expander backplane, plus extra 2x rear 2.5" hotswaps
  • $700 - SC417 4U 88x 2.5 unusual JBOD unit with SAS2 expander backplanes!
Supermicro Mini 1U chassis' - I am only selling these with motherboards
  • $60 - SC502, 503, 510, 512 etc shallow 1U with fixed PSU, internal drive bays only, great for routers or compact all in one lab machines, some of them have cool bezels, I'll list / post pics if I have time.
Supermicro socketed motherboard/CPU/Heatsink/RAM sets, I/O shield, and 8GB as 4x 2GB RAM included, see below for more RAM!
  • $100 - X8DTE-F w/ 2x low power 4C/8T Xeon L5640 and 2U passive heatsinks, +$30 for active coolers (Supermicro or Intel) +$20 for 2xL5640, or +$40 for 2xX5675
  • $220 - H8DME2 w/ dual 6-core Opterons, (12C/12T total) coolers, and 128GB ECC RAM!
  • $100 - X9SCL-F / $110 X9SCM-F w/ stock cooler or 1U heatsink, choice of CPU i3-2120T, i3-2120, Pentium G620T, or +20 for Xeon e3-1260l or e3-1220L v2
  • $220 - X10SL7-F (14 SATA drive ports! 8 are SAS2 also) w/ stock cooler or 1U heatsink and bracket, and Pentium G3220, I have some faster and lower power CPUs for a little more
  • $200 - X10SLH-F (can do 1080p QuickSync transcoding) w/ same Pentium G3220 CPU/cooler and options as X10SL7-F above
  • $140 - X10SLL-F (no QuickSync support) w/ same Pentium G3220 CPU/cooler and options as X10SL7-F above
Supermicro AtomC2000 motherboards - ALL with the fix applied and verified by Supermicro! IO Shield included, RAM 4GB ECC $15/stick, 8GB ECC $30/stick
  • $140 - A1SRI-2558F - 4C ITX (I have a few available)
  • $240 - A1SRI-2758F, A1SAI-2750F - 8C ITX, I have two of each available
  • $240 - A1SRM-2758F, or A1SAM-2750F - 8C Micro ATX, I have one of each available
Xeon D motherboards and systems - all have I/O shields included, see RAM below for RAM:
  • $200 - Gigabyte / Datto ITX board with Xeon D-1521 and dual 10GBe - I think I have two that work fine, with I/O shields
  • $600 - Supermicro SYS-E300-8D network appliance mini barebones w/ D1518 in a X10SDV-TP8F, used only for memtest :) All parts, but the original box is missing.
  • $500 - if I sell it, still undecided - X10SDV-TP8F - the same board which is in the E300-8D above
  • $580 - X10SDV-4C-7TP4F flex ATX with Xeon D-1518 4C/8T 16-port LSI SAS2, dual SFP+ - ON HOLD
  • $780 - X10SDV-7TP4F Xeon D-1537 version w/ 8C/16T otherwise the same
  • $800 - X10SDV-12C-TLN4F Xeon D-1557 12C/24T brand new in box with all parts, accessories, I'll memtest it before sending it (I accidentally ordered the 10G base-T version, I wanted the SFP+ version)
  • $5500 - X11SDV-8C-TP8F flex ATX board like new - maxed out at 512GB w/ 4x 128GB LRDIMMs!
Supermicro backplanes and drive cages, some with NVME support
  • $120 - BPN-SAS3-826EL1, or $90 as an upgrade in any SC826 or SC847 chassis I am selling
  • $140 - BPN-SAS3-826SEL1-N4 or BPN-SAS3-826A-N4 - ALL ON HOLD
  • $340 - BPN-SAS3-846EL1
Supermicro chassis upgrades and accessories, I have several of most of these:
  • $5 - front panel breakout cable for non-supermicro boards
  • $7 - Quiet 0.35A Supermicro FAN-0125L4 fan traded into the stock fan carrier (2U usually have 3 or 4 fans, 3U and 4U 846 have 5, 4U 847 and 417 have 7)
  • $6 - Panaflo 0.18A 3-pin fans with long fan tails traded into the stock fan carrier, as above - quieter, but not hot swap
  • $8 - RSC-RR1U-E8 - PCIe x8 riser for Supermicro 1U cases
  • $20 - Gold PSU upgrade, per PSU
  • $30 - Platinum PSU upgrade, per PSU
  • $70 - SQ Platinum PSU upgrade, per PSU
  • $25 - CSE-PTJBOD-CB1w/ blank I/O shield
  • $120 - CSE-PTJBOD-CB3 with network cable for IPMI remote power and fan control!
  • $15 per port - Supermicro internal to external SAS2 cables with high or low brackets - singles, duals, and quads (quad bracket is special for Supermicro cases)
  • $20 - 1U outer rails (with chassis/system only until I run out)
  • $70 - Quickrail set for 2U/3U/4U Supermicro, including the extra shipping - I have one short set if you need it, and a few Rev B standard depth, if you have the older non-Rev B inner rails, let me know, I have two matching outer rail sets.
RAM:
  • DDR2 ECC Reg or FB-DIMM - $1 - 2GB, $3 - 4GB, $10 - 8GB
  • DDR3 ECC Reg - $6 - 4GB, $15 - 8GB
  • $30 - 8GB DDR3 ECC Unbuffered DIMMs and SODIMMS - w/ boards/systems only, I have limited supply - mostly Supermicro certified Hynix, plus some Samsung and Micron/Crucial as well - I also have two 4GB ECC unbuffered SODIMMS for $15 each (good for a PFSense/OPNSense/etc router where you don't need a lot of RAM.)
  • $50 - 16GB DDR4 ECC Reg RAM sticks Supermicro certified, dibs to people taking Xeon D boards, limited supply
  • $600 or trade - Hynix 128GB 8Rx4 PC4-2400U ECC LRDIMM for Xeon D 2100 series boards - it works great in my one X11SDV board, selling because I found a matched set of Samsung 4R before I could find any more of the same type. I would happily trade this for another which matches my Samsung 4R or more DDR4 ECC Reg capacity in lower densities such as 6-8x 32GB or 3x 64GB, or 6x 64GB DDR3 LRDIMMs
SAS/SATA controllers - HBA and RAID:
  • $15 - LSI/3Ware 9750-4i and 9260-4i cards w/ choice of bracket and BBU until I run out
  • $20 - LSI/3Ware 9750-8i and 9260-8i cards w/ choice of bracket and BBU until I run out
  • $60 - Adaptec 16 internal port SAS2 RAID with supercap!
  • $30 - SAS2008 LSI/Broadcom/Avago 8-port IT mode P20.00.07 card with choice of bracket
  • $160 - 9201-16i - new in sealed OEM boxes, I've had them for a while, not bootlegs, only selling them with ITX boards for appropriate builds as I don't have many
  • $80 - LSI SAS3008 8i cards, only selling with complete systems
  • $200 - LSI 9300-16e
SAS2/SAS3 expander cards
  • $20 - HP SAS2 expander card, firmware updated
  • $80 - Intel SAS2 expander RES2SV240 used with both brackets
  • $120 - Intel SAS2 expander RES2SV240 new in box with 6 cables and both brackets
  • $180 - Intel SAS2 expander RES2CV360 used, no cables
  • $120 - HP SAS3 expander card - these have all SFF-8087 connectors, easy upgrade to SAS3 for direct backplanes
  • $240 - NEW Intel RES3FV288 SAS3 expander in box, I think with cables, I can get the part number
  • $240 - NEW Intel RES3TV360 SAS3 expander in box, I think with cables, I can get the part number
SSDs - EMLC w/ PLP:
10% off for 10 or more, 20% off for 20 or more, I'm also looking to trade multiples for larger SSDs, see below
  • $12 - Samsung 100GB, firmware updated from original problematic firmware
  • $25 - Kingston V200 series 200GB
  • $40 - Intel 320 series 300GB <- only 8 left
  • $50 - Intel/Dell DC3610 400GB 1.8" - add $5 for generic 2.5 converter
  • $100 - Intel/Dell DC3610 800GB 1.8" - add $5 for generic 2.5 converter
  • $1200 - Samsung 3PAR 15.36TB SAS3 SSD - not the model with the firmware issue, will trade for multiple smaller SSDs as below
HDDs:
  • $50 - 4TB WD Red (non-SMR model!) and 7200RPM Seagate and WD
  • $65 - 4TB 3.5" HGST Coolspin low power with lowish hours, fantastic drives!
  • $25 - 2TB 3.5" Seagate and WD enterprise with a bunch of hours, but solidly tested good
  • $60 - 2TB 2.5" 7mm Seagate / Samsung - these are SMR, but fit in newer laptops, will trade for 9mm non-SMR version
Mini / embedded / industrial systems with GPIO, etc.:
  • $40 - Soekris Net 4801-60 256MB in case
  • $60 - Soekris Net 5501-70 512MB in case
  • $60 - Soekris Net 6501-70 2GB in case, but UNTESTED - I have misplaced my serial console kit, hence the low price, I have a few and will give a bulk deal if you take them all
  • $50 - Dragonboard 410c
  • $80 - Cubox Pro 2GB version
  • $100 - Cubox i4 Pro
Trades - items I am looking for:
  • Atom C3758 or C3958 motherboard - ideally Supermicro, but I'll consider anything, Mini ITX, Flex ATX, or Micro ATX would all be fine, and I actually prefer more PCIe slots.
  • 2.5" 4TB and 2TB non-SMR spinners (Samsung ST2000LM003 9mm preferred for 2TB, Seagate 15mm ST4000LM016 for 4TB)
  • 64GB DDR3 LRDIMMS
  • 32GB or 16GB DDR4 Unbuffered ECC both regular and SODIMMs
  • 1.6TB -7.68TB SAS or SATA or maybe NVMe SSDs, and I am happy to trade other SSDs or equipment I have for them
  • Rolling 4-post 20-32U half rack / cabinet, 30" deep, square holes
I'll add more stuff as I get to inventorying it, please ask if you're looking for something specific.

Here are my old threads for reference, I may update them if I get time:

Thanks for looking, and stay safe!
SFBayZFS
 
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Marsh

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Sorry to hear about you family health issue. Hope you come of the other side soon.

I am also in similar situation.
My son is waiting for kidney transplant.
My mother is in memory care nursing home. With the lock down, we were only able see her few hours this year.

See you on the other side of the tunnel.

Best wish
 

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wow guys. @Marsh and @sfbayzfs - That is heart breaking.

I'd buy a bunch of hardware just to support you guys, but I'm sure you've seen my history and the ridiculous amount of hardware I have. Don't take this the wrong way...I'm happy to contribute to a gofundme or something similar, if it helps.
 
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Best wishes to all of you that are facing health issues. Be very, very wary of this pandemic. It claimed my father right after he finished his chemo. :( I miss him dearly.
 

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Sorry for your loss.
I spent two years caring for my father , chemo , kidney dialysis.
Watching his weight went down to 75 pounds. I was happy that he passed , no more pain.

I worried about my mother getting COVID.
Every week, nursing home sent out email, almost every week, there is a positive test.
Three months ago, 50% of memory care residents tested positive, lucky, my mother been virus free.
Good news, she may be getting the virus vaccine in next few weeks.

Stay safe.
 

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Thanks all for your kind wishes and stories of loved ones, my heart goes out to everyone having an especially tough time now with healthcare issues compounded by the pandemic, or related more directly to it. We had been getting used to my dearest being on permanent chemo, and fortunately avoided COVID19 so far, but recently an unrelated nerve issue resulted in a bad leg injury, and now we are stuck apart, and care facilities are at capacity, and no visiting as the pandemic surges again.

We have fond memories of meeting many of you at the first STH meetup a few years ago, hopefully another can happen when it is safe to do so again.

Stay safe all.
 
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Best wishes to all of you that are facing health issues. Be very, very wary of this pandemic. It claimed my father right after he finished his chemo. :( I miss him dearly.
@Samir, thanks, and best wishes, and my deepest condolences.

@sfbayzfs, best wishes, and keep your head up, we are fighters, and cancer will not win.

After a tons of different treatment and operations I am happy, I am still not infected with Covid.

I'm tired of stupid irresponsible people. I was in an ambulance this week and I had to force 6 people not to sit right next to me because of fear of the risk of covid infection. Some were so stupid that they didn’t understand what I was talking about. One was so cheeky that I would go away (it is recommended to sit with my legs operated on anyway...), but I couldn’t know where to go there was not free space available. The stupidest is my physiotherapist, who makes a condescending statement about covid and spit on our government for safety measures. Disgusting.

Today I was talking to a cardiologist who has undergone Covid and he is working despite his high heart rate because they don’t have enough human resources. Despite the healing, he is very tired and his breathing is not 100% percent cured. He said, the covid infection causes thrombosis and heart attack in a lot of cases of patients, so it really isn’t a game.

I agree with financial problems, the chemo drugs are extremely expensive. For example 1 box (60 pills) of Votrient 400 mg (this blocks the reproductional procedure between synovial sarcoma cancer cells) full price costs 2200 USD / month, with payed social security fee of the state it is 7 USD.
 
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I have been debating getting another Supermicro chassis for a while, what would be a rough estimate to ship a 3u or 4u to zip 27858?
Last time I shipped something 3U or 4U in that area via Fedex Ground, I think it was somewhere in the $60-$80 range, I'll just call it $60.
 
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Sorry about your family and yes, health counts more than anything else. Only dealt with you once; buying some Supermicro gear - and you were kind and took your time helping me out. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

The DDR4 Ram : do you have any 16GB Samsung M393A2G40EB1-CRC0Q ; 2Rx4 PC4 2400T - RA1
 
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Hey @sfbayzfs I’m interested in some stuff:

What is the model # for the SC216 chassis? I want to look up the parts list if you have it handy.

How many 15.36TB ssds do you have?
 
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Is that SC847 LFF or LP expansion slots? Finding a decent LP GPU to fit my SC825 for rendering is a pain and I've got a decent full size card just laying around.
 
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Sorry about your family and yes, health counts more than anything else. Only dealt with you once; buying some Supermicro gear - and you were kind and took your time helping me out. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

The DDR4 Ram : do you have any 16GB Samsung M393A2G40EB1-CRC0Q ; 2Rx4 PC4 2400T - RA1
Hi, thanks, and I have close, but not quite that RAM - I have 8 pieces of the 1Rx4 version of those, and two pieces of the 2Rx4 but only at 2133P, the 2400T are all Supermicro certified.

Hey @sfbayzfs I’m interested in some stuff:

What is the model # for the SC216 chassis? I want to look up the parts list if you have it handy.

How many 15.36TB ssds do you have?
For the SC216 chassis' I have a few - most are with the SAS2 expander backplane, one has the "A" direct backplane, and I should have an extra or two available with the rear dual hotswap kit installed as well for a little more. (The "A" one I just looked at just says "P/N CSE-216" not the usual variant sub-designation, but I'll check the others to see if they are more specific)

PSU-wise, most of them have the 1200W golds, and the "A" one currently has the older PWS-902-1R, but I can put whatever PSUs you want in them.

I also have some dual SAS2 expander backplanes I can easily trade in to the 216 if those are more interesting than the single expander versions...

I only have one of the 15.36TB SSD - I was originally hoping to get a few more for some super high density in a 216, but that direction was looking too expensive, and I had to back off.

Is that SC847 LFF or LP expansion slots? Finding a decent LP GPU to fit my SC825 for rendering is a pain and I've got a decent full size card just laying around.
Most of my 847 and 2U have the 7x LP slot rear windows, however, I have at least 3x systems with the high spec x8 UIO motherboard with 10G and 9260-8i on board, but I may have one more which doesn't have a motherboard with it already - if so, I could trade the back window, I've done it before, I'll look around an let you know.
 

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Anything with LFF will do, as long as it's got at least 8 3.5" bays so I can carry over my current drive setup. Also, 16g 1Rx4 you say? My 4x 8g 1Rx4 is a little lonely haha.
 
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@Samir, very sorrey to hear of your loss. I trust you & family will get thru this. Sincere Condolences.
Thank you so much. I take it day by day. It has hit me pretty hard in the last few days and comes and goes. It is still very fresh.
Sorry for your loss.
I spent two years caring for my father , chemo , kidney dialysis.
Watching his weight went down to 75 pounds. I was happy that he passed , no more pain.

I worried about my mother getting COVID.
Every week, nursing home sent out email, almost every week, there is a positive test.
Three months ago, 50% of memory care residents tested positive, lucky, my mother been virus free.
Good news, she may be getting the virus vaccine in next few weeks.

Stay safe.
Thank you so much. My dad had just finished all his chemo and we were looking forward to his tastes becoming normal so he would eat normally again--that was his only side effect, and it only happened in his last 2 months of treatment--otherwise he had zero side effects. I had not been home for 6 months since I was taking care of my dad and he was alone since my mom passed the previous year, and that was hard on my poor wife. So I went home for just a week and had to cut it short as covid hit him hard while I was gone. :( The day I left for home that morning, I didn't wake him since it was so early even though he will usually wake to see me off--now I wish I would have since that was the last time I saw him alive at home. The what ifs of what I could have done differently keeps me up at night sometimes.

I'm very happy to hear your mom is virus free and is getting the vaccine soon. It really pisses me off that people like your mother are not immediately given the vaccine when doctors doing telemedicine from home that are in no immediate danger are given priority. My wife's cousin and her extended family all got the vaccine before Christmas, and NONE of them are in the immediate danger like your mom. It is situations like this where I have lost all faith in humanity.