EU HGST 4U SAS3 12GB/s Storage Enclosure 60 bays £299

denywinarto

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Full and Full are different things ... you know physical size might not be related to (peak) power draw.

You should try to get a rough feeling for what you use everyday vs peak vs minimum config for blackout times.

I upgraded recently since I was not happy with runtime and now have a SMX1500 + extension and a secondary SMX2200 (I got relatively cheap), but have not properly distributed things yet.
The 1500x (with extension) claims 1:30 runtime at current 50% utilization.
Depending on your draw it might take quite a bit to cover 3hrs ... maybe consider an optional blackout plan (running most important services on less boxes)
Hmm I was assuming worst case scenario if someday my rack is filled with 60 drives
, although it seems unlikely cause the older ones always fail first before i put a newer drive..

Thanks though, i think i'm gonna try SURT6000XLI with one or 2 backup extension modules.
there's a seller offering a used unit cheap here..

Although this multiple (48) batteries system kinda concern me,
i heard that if one battery fail, that module will stop working,
i thought it would work like redundant psu
 

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Does anyone have an update for the G2 version that's more recent than 0061 (4U60G2_STOR_ENCL 0061)? I'm specifically hoping for lower fan rpm.
 

denywinarto

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Any idea if Dell's Cable Management Arm is compatible with this ?
It seems to be identical.. can't find HGST's CMA anywhere
Put my jbod on a rack and turns out the QSFP cable is longer than i thought, and it's a bit worrying cause its hanging out when i pull / push the rack.

Edit : also i did some HDD testings. turns out seagate really wont work on this. Specifically Seagate's ST4000DM000
 
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Rand__

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On hardware compatibility info its always useful to add the firmware version it applies to:)
 

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Anyone used WD black on this?
I'm having BSOD issue twice, with 2 different wd black drives setup
the first one with WD black 1tb, unfortunately i didn't keep the bsod detail file. The 1tb drive went to RAW after BSOD.
The second one with 3x WD black 4TB under win server 2019 storage spaces.
BSOD code :

av_code_av_null_ip_volmgr!vmpreadwritecompletionroutine

But the strange thing is that it only happens when stablebit scanner (a drive scanning program) is scanning the drives.
The second one is more fatal, it's causing endless BSOD loop, even after the drives were taken out, fortunately i kept a backup OS image.

I'm trying to determine whether this is :
1. Storage spaces issue
2. WD black incompatibiltiy issues (since 1tb also bsod'ed)
3. Stablebit scanner issue.

The drives themselves were fine, even if it went RAW i was able to recover it with chkdsk (on another motherboard without the rack) and it didn't show any issue on hddsentinel.
 
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Silhouette

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Anybody have a copy of the 0210 firmware, or another of the early G1 firmwares that isn't locked to a specific set of HDDs?
 

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Wait what lock? Mine is also g1 but i havent updated it at all
and don't DARE to update.....you will loose hdd-compatibility with seagate hdd's.

because since some firmware version they put vendor-lock for hdd. i got gen1-unit with 0214 (i guess) firmware and it is working with seagate 10tb hdd. if you update firmware of the 60-bay unit, you may only use wd/hgst hdd's
 

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and don't DARE to update.....you will loose hdd-compatibility with seagate hdd's.

because since some firmware version they put vendor-lock for hdd. i got gen1-unit with 0214 (i guess) firmware and it is working with seagate 10tb hdd. if you update firmware of the 60-bay unit, you may only use wd/hgst hdd's
Hmm mine is already rejecting seagate 4 tb though.. so probably is updated already :/
 

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For members outzide of Uk, buyer beware. The seller only wants bank transfer and transact outside of ebay.

Based on my experience, its very risky. Does anyone know a forward shipper in UK?
Depending on where you are you could still use Paypal etc if you had a shipping forwarding service like YouShop, MyUS ( not recommended ) or many of the other myriad of freight forwarders ... If I remember rightly Ebay buyer protections gives you six months now.
 

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Here is a picture of the internals. If I can find my power plug thing I'll see if I can take some power readings.

I was surprised at the cabling requirements but QSFP+ to SFF-8644 cables do exist, as do QSFP+ to SFF-8088. I would have posted this earlier but I had to wait for the cable to come!
If you are running spinners in that beast I hope you have a bunker to put it in, a guy I spoke to in Auckland NZ had one and reckoned you could hear the noise clear as a bell through a besser block wall.
 

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If anyone stumble across this thread looing for 2 x G1 units please get in touch - I have 2 new ones bought for burst mining several years ago I never put into use. If someone in the UK can collect from GU35 9JA - I'd be happy to get £150 each for them as I have enough museum pieces now, need to clear some out. All trays present. I have some controllers or cables around spare too.
 
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Howdy guys, been awhile,
So my server had rat issues few days ago and somehow my apc ups got busted (inverter error),
Then the left PSU of my HGST 4u60 started making crackling noise, (pretty sure it's the culprit since now the noise is gone)
and this morning after UPS replacement it's flashing red "alarm" LED. I'd assume it needs replacement?
Does it have to be exact model or is there another cheaper alternatives?
Also it's hot swappable right?

 
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Rand__

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Yes re hot swappable, no idea re the rest.
U checked if u still have warranty?