Q4 2018 STH Lab Cleaning Thread

Terry Wallace

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Let us know what you land on for the price on those Intel 2TB ssd's. Wish I still lived in cali would have been fun to help you do those pulls.. :)
 

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Let us know what you land on for the price on those Intel 2TB ssd's. Wish I still lived in cali would have been fun to help you do those pulls.. :)
I think I am going to have 50+ of them by Thursday.

Thursday we are pulling 6 more of those SM 1U's, 2x 2U 4N Intel servers, and then a 24-bay JBOD with 8TB HGST HE10 SAS drives.

I sadly cannot afford to keep it all so I need to sell a good part of it off. If the 1U's do not sell on their own, I will likely strip and sell the CPUs, RAM, drives, and NICs.
 
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Added more of the 1U systems.

Will be posting more on Tuesday.
 

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I think I am going to have 50+ of them by Thursday.

Thursday we are pulling 6 more of those SM 1U's, 2x 2U 4N Intel servers, and then a 24-bay JBOD with 8TB HGST HE10 SAS drives.

I sadly cannot afford to keep it all so I need to sell a good part of it off. If the 1U's do not sell on their own, I will likely strip and sell the CPUs, RAM, drives, and NICs.
Are you putting up the SAS JBODs? How long have they been in production, are the drives well used or light use?

I am in Reedley, CA

Also, the 1U servers are pictured with 2.5in trays but description says no trays?

Let me know, thanks!
 

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@iceisfun We did not get the chance to pull the JBOD yesterday. ETA Tuesday next week.

On the 1U servers, all of those 2.5" trays have the 2TB P3520's in them. I somewhat wanted to avoid removing hundreds of screws. I think we have 10-15 trays without drives. These all just take the standard 2.5" Supermicro drives so they are fairly easy to replace, although the orange tabbed ones are a bit harder.
 

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interested in the 4U JBOD as well, just too bad I am from Eastern Coast and doubt it will be shipped from CA, :/
 

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More on the other bits on Tuesday. I will also start parting out some of the extra bits (memory, some drives) early next week when I get back in town as well. Everything is now in the data center and I am catching a flight soon.
 
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Updates added. Will be the last one for the weekend since I am climbing a mountain.
 

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Since I was asked, I pulled one of the 2TB P3520's from that cluster and here is the HD Sentinel:
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Thanks for the DIMMs! Crucial and Micron stickers on this set. If you don't know what an LRDIMM is, it is what you want if you are filling up 2 DIMMs per channel or more. LRDIMMs allow memory to run at full or higher speed when multiple channels are filled compared to standard RDIMMs
 

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Thanks for the DIMMs! Crucial and Micron stickers on this set. If you don't know what an LRDIMM is, it is what you want if you are filling up 2 DIMMs per channel or more. LRDIMMs allow memory to run at full or higher speed when multiple channels are filled compared to standard RDIMMs
Usually it’s the 3rd channel that drops speed so much in e5 v3/v4 but yes that’s when lrdimm is useful, little reason not to run it also in smaller memory configs, only keep in mind you can’t mix with rdimm.

I am still trying to convince myself not to buy a bunch of NVMe disks. Somebody else please buy them to save me.
 
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Usually it’s the 3rd channel that drops speed so much in e5 v3/v4 but yes that’s when lrdimm is useful, little reason not to run it also in smaller memory configs, only keep in mind you can mix with rdimm.

I am still trying to convince myself not to buy a bunch of NVMe disks. Somebody else please buy them to save me.
so you can mix lrdimm and rdimm? i didn't know
 

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I think Evan wanted to say you can't. I know Dell says they won't work together.
yeah i figured... anyway for me i think best looking for 16gb rdimm since these can be used in a lot more systems such as x99 and x399 in addition to 2011 v3/v4... does intel have anything similar to single socket x399 that would let you use ecc rdimm?