EU Fusion-IO 3.2TB - A condition, 20+ available £184.20.

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  1. Kirill Garbar

    Kirill Garbar New Member

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    My one was the same, fully sealed, but only have had 70-77% left. So definitely used.
     
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  2. nerdalertdk

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    Bummer and weird. Guess I will find out when I get home from work
     
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  3. ecosse

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    Thank you for this - persuaded me to to buy another one or at least to ask what the PBW rating is. I was more lucky than you - mine is 96.66% remaining. At 77% even though that's still years it is not A grade IMHO
     
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  4. hmartin

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    I'm going to guess that they sold out of Grade A units, and when they realized they had a hot deal, they raised the price and started substituting Grade B units.
     
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  5. ecosse

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    Possibly, or perhaps they chucked them all in a pile and its luck of the draw. Bit disappointing, particularly with the change in price.
     
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  6. nerdalertdk

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    Well seams I lost the draw

    Code:
    Active media: 100.00%
        Rated PBW: 20.00 PB, 71.69% remaining
        Lifetime data volumes:
           Physical bytes written: 5,661,470,106,012,224
           Physical bytes read   : 6,053,612,565,897,000
    Thinking about writing to them, 71% is not Grade-A above 90% is Grade A
     
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  7. Kirill Garbar

    Kirill Garbar New Member

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    I did, got a reply back:

     
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  8. nerdalertdk

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    Bummer

    Also do any of you guys have this error

    Code:
    ACTIVE INFO:
            Power write governing activated, performance may be limited. If
                this condition persists, switch to a higher powered PCIe slot
                or attach external power cable.
    it makes no sense since I have a 75W port

    External Power: NOT connected
    PCIe Bus voltage: avg 11.67V
    PCIe Bus current: avg 0.92A
    PCIe Bus power: avg 10.78W
    PCIe Power limit threshold: 24.75W
    PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
     
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  9. ecosse

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    Interesting that they apply their grade rating to the physical appearance of:

    A: A PCIE card
    B: A storage device

    Dodgy imho
     
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  10. ecosse

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    Sorry I do not. Is that as an output of an fio-status -a command?
     
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  11. nerdalertdk

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    Well yes, but there should still be PWD back in it for my use :D
     
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  12. acquacow

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    The card has no way of knowing what the slot can support if your motherboard doesn't present that information properly.

    Follow the user guide and enable pcie power override and you'll have full write bandwidth.

    -- Dave
     
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  13. nerdalertdk

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    It’s just weird had no problem with my px600 card and it only happens after an foo-format

    can fix it by rebooting after the format
     
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  14. mmk

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    Sounds like a scam. I'm definitely going to complain if it turns out mine is like that. Sounds like the seller should be selling used clothes based on these criteria, not anything related to storage.
     
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  15. TedB

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    I did read the datasheets but would like an opinion of an expert :)

    @acquacow if you had to choose between this and sx350 drive which one would you choose ? both of the same capacity.
     
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  16. acquacow

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    Well, the 350s use twice the pci-e lanes and are twice as fast, but if your mobo only has x4 slots, that won't matter...

    Ideally you'd get the newer product.
     
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  17. Kirill Garbar

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    I have same issue on both my cards. There's little connector on the board to attach additional power (for whatever reason). Seller is saying this is the first time someone reporting it and they've sold 60+ of them. And they've no idea where to get that cable.
     
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  18. lowfat

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    If you are sure your motherboard provides 75W to the PCIe slots you can force it to pull the power from the slot. Most desktop/workstation boards should provide 75W to the slot. I've used these cards in 5 motherboards and it all of them had to be forced.


    Code:
    fio-config -p FIO_EXTERNAL_POWER_OVERRIDE [card1serialnumber]:75000,[card2serialnumber]:75000
     
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  19. Kirill Garbar

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    I've got Supermicro server board, with single PCIe slot, which should provide 75W of power. Will try override.
     
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  20. mmk

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    Mine arrived today with 90% of endurance remaining so pretty happy with that. Although I did also pay the higher price for the card. Should have bought two :p

    What are other people's experiences with usage of the reserve space on Fusion IO cards in general? The meager few I've seen have never seem to have dipped into that all. I suspect the OS support for these will die much before the reserve space gets significantly consumed..
     
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