Quanta 2U D51B: LGA2011-3, 24 x 2.5" Trays, 10 GbE, Rails $250 OBO

tritron

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You can buy fan controller board on ebay for the server and I guess you better off getting Noctua fans
 
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Fritz

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You can buy fan controller board on ebay for the server and I guess you better off getting Noctua fans
I found one Quanta fan control backplane on eBay but it's not the correct one, plugs are different. Do you have a link to the correct one? Thanks.
 

Bert

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yes it does the plug goes over pins just fine the left pin 5v and center pin ground
I wish there is any other alternative. I paid $220 for the whole server, paying $20 for one tiny cable is annoying :)
 

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I use cable that came with my satadomu it goes over pins and work fine I had installed hyper v
Thank you very much! I never thought such a small cable will fit there and power the SATADOM!

It looks like only one pin is touching to the power pins but it powers the satadom. I guess there is some grounding going on from the SATA port itself. I am not sure if this is kosher but hey it works. If I had more of those cables, I could alter them.
 

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Well I had moved ground wire to 3rd position and I have solid connection I checked it with volt meter, I discovered that the server works fine with enginering sample v4 xeon windows shows 0000 for cpu 1.9 ghz 12 core
 
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Bert

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I am not sure if this was captured before but mine has 5 ethernet port. 2 10GB copper, 2 10GB SFP and 1 copper for management. I am happy to see all these options. This is definitely super server with so many connectivity options. SAS3 card, U2 headers, multiple 10GB options and all of this is for $220. What a deal! The only problem is that I have no use for them :)
 

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Are the U.2 connectors on board look like mini sas connectors . DId anyone use u.2.connector I have couple u.2 8tb intel sas
 

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For people who want to control fan speed manually here is the ipmi raw command:
ipmitool -I lanplus -H <ipmi ip address> -U admin -P <admin password> raw 0x30 0x39 0x01 0x0 0x0 0x16
Where the second to last number is the fan id. 0x0 is the first fan, 0x3 is the 4th fan etc. The last number is the duty cycle, with 0x64 the full speed.
Unlike supermicro servers, the constant fan speed will stick until power disconnect or bmc reset.
If you use this as a storage server and don't do compute intensive stuffs, it's good enough to quiet the server down.