(Sold) Intel DC p3605 1.6TB PCIe SSD ~ $160/BO Auto Accepted

Rain

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Can I upgrade the RA13 firmware with a Windows system?
Booting into Ubuntu (off a live CD or USB stick, ect) is fairly trivial.

I would follow the steps in @jerrytsao 's post since this has been confirmed to work in Linux instead of trying to do it in Windows: https://forums.servethehome.com/ind...el-dc-p3605-p3600-800.9973/page-2#post-121358

In a live envirement, though, I would adjust the first few apt-get lines to the following:
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sudo apt-add-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvme-cli
The "universe" repo needs to be added to install "nvme-cli". "apt-get upgrade" isn't needed as you don't need to upgrade every package in the live environment.
 

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Wow, I was just looking for > 1TB SSDs, this is a great deal even if they were SATA drives!

I just bought 2@$160 each, offer auto accepted.

Oh forgot to mention today there's 10% eBay bucks until tomorrow midnight. So it's an even better deal.
 
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2 left going fast today too. In for a couple earlier and auto accept at 160. Unfortunately the 10% promo code hit my inbox AFTER the purchase. aiiiiieeeee! :)
 

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Damn. This is the deal that just kept giving and giving and giving. At this price I was tempted to pick up a card for each of my machines but I just don't have the PCIe lanes on my consumer boxes.

Edit: It's kind of nice to see a deal that STH doesn't crush in 15 minutes for a change.
 

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I will be swapping the bracket on the two that I bought when I get them. Are you having issues, or have you not tried it?
 

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I ordered two of the brackets linked. They will be here tomorrow with the cards. I'll post how well they work when I have them installed.
Those brackets look a lot like those on a couple of LSI 9260-4i adapters I have laying around, even the spacing seems to be the same. I'll find out when I get my SSDs.

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this is also asked by @BLinux and answered by @Gideon in the previously linked thread for FW updates - linking again because I think both questions will reappear.

FWIW I ordered a 5 pack (last one) for $14.00 of the full height LSI brackets 54mm separation for $14.00 - seemed like a better deal than 1 for 9.00 or 2 for 11.00 even if they say "SAS" on the bracket! ;-).
 
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Anyone else received theirs, yet? I tossed both of mine in 2 different machines and I can't get them to POST with either of them installed... If I take them out, then everything boots up fine. o_O

Edit - Neeeever mind. I derped. These boards don't support PCIe NVMe. :(
 
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These boards don't support PCIe NVMe
The machine should boot up even without PCIe nvme support in BIOS.

I have tested and flashed the Intel P3605 in a 8 years old AMD machine .
I owned over 6 of Oracle P3605 SSD.

You may want to test the Intel P3605 in another host, or there is a problem with the host PCIe.
Try another PCIe slot.

today, I plugin a second P3605 into a I7-4770 MSI Z97 board. The first P3605 ran perfect, added a second P3605 caused a boot loop.
 

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The machine should boot up even without PCIe nvme support in BIOS.

I have tested and flashed the Intel P3605 in a 8 years old AMD machine .
I owned over 6 of Oracle P3605 SSD.

You may want to test the Intel P3605 in another host, or there is a problem with the host PCIe.
Try another PCIe slot.

today, I plugin a second P3605 into a I7-4770 MSI Z97 board. The first P3605 ran perfect, added a second P3605 caused a boot loop.
Interesting... I'm using an I7-4790k and a Z87 Asus ROG Maximus VI Extreme. I even tried removing all other cards, all other storage, and all my RAM and I still can't get it to POST with the P3605 in it.
 

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Try taping the two smbus pins, you may have a hardware conflict that's preventing you from posting. I'm on mobile right now but I'd be happy to link a how-to when I'm on a real computer later. I've had to do this with a variety of NICs, storage adapters and even an Nvidia GPU at one point.

Mine arrived today too, I'll try to get it tested tonight.

Edit: Here are the instructions for posterity -

Yannick's Tech Blog: Modding a Dell Perc 6 / Dell H310 / Dell H710 (other LSI 1078 or 9223-8i based) SAS Raidcontroller
 
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Try taping the two smbus pins, you may have a hardware conflict that's preventing you from posting. I'm on mobile right now but I'd be happy to link a how-to when I'm on a real computer later. I've had to do this with a variety of NICs, storage adapters and an Nvidia GPU at one point.

Mine arrived today too, I'll try to get it tested tonight.
Argle, if you're ever in Northern Virginia, hit me up. I owe you a beer! That worked beautifully. Thank you
 
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