EU Gone - Used 2TB Intel P4600 DC Enterprise AIC HHHL(+FH bracket) SSD - 400 EURO

Dreece

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Those couple of messages by Alan appear to be the only ones on the whole internet regarding P4600 having potentially poor reliability.
Any other sources @RTM ?
 

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Those couple of messages by Alan appear to be the only ones on the whole internet regarding P4600 having potentially poor reliability.
Any other sources @RTM ?
No, that is why I suggested asking him for details :)
 

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On the ceph mailing list are some posts about problems related to a certain dell firmware version: [ceph-users] Intel P4600 3.2TB U.2 form factor NVMe firmware problems causing dead disks
Hopefully this looks like another one of those stupid OEM specific nvme deadly firmware bugs like the oem pm1725 firmware issue.

[rant mode=on]HP & Dell really have a terrible history in buggering around with ssd firmwares for whatever bullshit/vendor-tweaking-locking purposes rather than just sticking to standards and keep the industry open and compatible, but oh nooooo, that doesn't bring home the big pay cheques. Bunch of friggin twats. If they could they'd be stamping CPUs with their logos and shoving their own buggered up microcodes in them too (I really shouldn't give them any ideas!)[rant mode=tbc]
 
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Bjorn Smith

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Just ordered two @ 300 EUR a piece :) - tried 250 a piece first, but was autodeclined. - so somewhere in between might also work.
I will report back with issues ( I hope not, since they will go into my nvme pool in FreeNAS)
 
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Dreece

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300???! now that's a DEAL!

Chaps, it goes without saying, make certain you update the firmware to Intel's latest before you put them to good use. Thankfully Intel has a good track record keeping discontinued models supported where dire issues are concerned.

I passed on this one purely because I lack the slots plus have already gone the pcie-bridge route instead for future expansion room and for ease of migration to oculink on my next major decommissioning/upgrade phase.
 
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I've just ordered one of these, thanks for the find!
Fingers crossed the firmware is sane and updatable (apparently Oracle versions of these can be firmware locked to something without trim support...!)
 

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I would not be too worried - I checked the serial number of the one pictured and it has warranty until 2023 - so we are good if they are bricked on arrival - Intel should replace them - besides they look like vanilla Intel drives, I think any OEM would plaster their version with their name etc.
 
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Allright - just received my two drives and they are "normal" intel drives, so no issues with firmware updates - just updated both with no issues - and both have less than 200TB data written and 98% life remaining - so nice drives :)
 

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Allright - just received my two drives and they are "normal" intel drives, so no issues with firmware updates - just updated both with no issues - and both have less than 200TB data written and 98% life remaining - so nice drives :)
Great news - fingers crossed mine arrive tomorrow in the same state :)
 

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Got mine:
Code:
SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        20 Celsius
Available Spare:                    99%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    3%
Data Units Read:                    2,023,111,530 [1.03 PB]
Data Units Written:                 823,092,934 [421 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 122,914,385,398
Host Write Commands:                85,303,278,835
Controller Busy Time:               8,561
Power Cycles:                       9
Power On Hours:                     18,626
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   4
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0
Warning  Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Critical Comp. Temperature Time:    0
 
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Got mine:
Mine have similar stats:
Code:
SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        35 Celsius
Available Spare:                    100%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    2%
Data Units Read:                    1,636,812,203 [838 TB]
Data Units Written:                 606,000,306 [310 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 91,283,605,085
Host Write Commands:                62,193,146,945
Controller Busy Time:               6,028
Power Cycles:                       10
Power On Hours:                     18,792
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   3
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0
Warning  Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Critical Comp. Temperature Time:    0
And
Code:
SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning:                   0x00
Temperature:                        37 Celsius
Available Spare:                    99%
Available Spare Threshold:          10%
Percentage Used:                    1%
Data Units Read:                    1,079,665,262 [552 TB]
Data Units Written:                 352,485,957 [180 TB]
Host Read Commands:                 57,259,424,243
Host Write Commands:                35,779,685,483
Controller Busy Time:               4,095
Power Cycles:                       11
Power On Hours:                     18,793
Unsafe Shutdowns:                   4
Media and Data Integrity Errors:    0
Error Information Log Entries:      0
Warning  Comp. Temperature Time:    0
Critical Comp. Temperature Time:    0
And now I have replaced my one P4510 in my nvme pool with one of these and expanded my pool afterwards, so I now have

P4510+P4600 mirror-0
P4510+P4600 mirror-1
Code:
scan: resilvered 1.01T in 0 days 00:25:32 with 0 errors on Mon Jul  6 14:30:54 2020
config:

        NAME                                            STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
        nvme                                            ONLINE       0     0     0
          mirror-0                                      ONLINE       0     0     0
            gptid/f7f89863-bf80-11ea-8044-0002c93e3e10  ONLINE       0     0     0
            gptid/ffc3aacf-f4e8-11e9-9ddd-0002c93e3e10  ONLINE       0     0     0
          mirror-1                                      ONLINE       0     0     0
            gptid/b97de88c-bf84-11ea-8044-0002c93e3e10  ONLINE       0     0     0
            gptid/b9896cc3-bf84-11ea-8044-0002c93e3e10  ONLINE       0     0     0
Took 25 minutes to resilver 1TB of data that is not too bad
 
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