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NoL0

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Free to good home :) Austin TX area only (bulky server)

I have an IBM BladeCenter populated with 14 blades, 4 PSUs, 2 blowers, Cisco Switch card, FiberChannel card, and the power cables.
I have replaced it with a smaller supermicro server that consumes way less power.
It's really quite a feat of engineering and i would hate to just scrap it. This would be best as a tinkering hobby machine. Idle power is between 1-2kw and it requires a 208-240V 30A power source. It weighs 300+ pounds so local folks only (Austin TX area). You'll need a pickup truck/van. I could meet someone at an HEB parking lot.

IBM used to make all the firmware and utilities available for download from their website, but they have gone the way of Cisco and require a maintenance contract for this obsolete machine. I do have a backup of most of the utilities and firmware. Be forewarned: this machine has a steep learning curve and many sources of frustration (proprietary console cables, java applet based admin consoles, many different hardware pieces to configure each with different credentials and passwords, etc). Each blade is pretty well configured with 64GB RAM and dual XEONs. I think some of the DIMMS are failing POST.

I also have an IBM FiberChannel storage array to go with it if interested. Management is Windows (and Linux i think?) only and also requires an active maintenance contract to download.
This seems like something I'd like to try to play around with, PMing
 
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alaricljs

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Local pickup in CT - New Haven area

Fractal Design Define R4, pretty sure it's complete. Minor paint chips on a couple panel corners. Front panel concealing the filter doesn't latch completely on top left corner.

Corsair CX500 PSU
 
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reasonsandreasons

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I've got a LGA 1700 stock cooler free for local pickup in Chicago or cost of UPS shipping elsewhere. Hasn't even been removed from the box.
 
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Hazily2019

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I have 4x 1TB hard drives that can use a new home. If you are local in the NJ area, just swing by and pick this up.
 
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Hazily2019

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Intel Silver 4110 is also ripe for the taking .. free if you can use it. Just cover the minimal S&H.
 
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Breezy2428

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Yours for cost of shipping. Edit: I have recieved 2 inquiries and for both zip codes the shipping was arround $15, kinda a lot for a maybe, but cheap if it actually works. pickup in east Texas also available.

Damaged! Supermicro dual 2.5" SAS/SATA cage for SC846B 4U server, MCP-22084610-0N I ordered this on Amazon, it arrived damaged and the seller sent me a replacement. now I have a broken one sitting here. I don't know if this is worth bothering with but I am having a hard time throwing it away and I don't need to hoard more computer parts, especially broken ones, I finally threw away 4 AT power supplies last week (and no that is not a typo of "ATX" ). Your possessions, possess you.



Problems:
1. it arrived with one of the SAS/SATA connectors crushed, the second connector looks fine, no idea if there is more invisible damage to the back plane, no idea if it will still run one drive through just the second (presumably good) connector, no idea if this could be straightened up and the electrical connections are still good, note look closely the interior tab of the connection is also bent/crushed. having paid full price I was not about to find out.

2. I am keeping one of the SATA cables and one drive sled, (sorry just makes sense to have spares), the remaining drive sled I will send with it has a broken light pipe.

includes mount hardware GPIO cable and sled labels,

comparison of the first vs the second one I received

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BlueFox

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As usual, shipping (you provide the label) or local pickup in Phoenix.

Gone. Have a pair of Seagate ST1000NM0023 drives. They are retail, not Dell/HPE/etc branded.
 
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BlueFox

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A few more things. Have a pair of empty chassis (no nodes, trays, or power supplies) from Supermicro 2028TP generation systems. They were damaged in shipping. Could potentially be usable or just pull the fans, backplane, and/or PDU to be used elsewhere. I do have 4 empty node trays (no motherboard) as well. Local pickup only in Phoenix, though if you want some components, I'd be willing to ship them.
 
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BlueFox

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More things for you lot. Shipping with your label or pickup in Phoenix.

Gone - Pair of iPads this time. One A1490 and the other is an A1455. Have a case for one of them too. Nothing wrong with them. They're just old.
 
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BlueFox

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As usual, shipping (you provide the label) or local pickup in Phoenix.

4 x Supermicro FAN-0136L4
4 x Supermicro FAN-0162L4
 
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2 x Xeon E5-2680 V4's with Supermicro passive heatsinks (Narrow ILM)
Supermicro X10DRW-E Motherboard (Dual 1Gb NIC, IPMI, etc)
The Riser for the motherboard to give you 4 x PCIE-X8 Slots
The WIO Rear Window for 2u Supermicro Chassis (So you could turn an ATX chassis into a WIO Chassis. I went the other way and turned my WIO chassis into an ATX chassis so I have this free)

No RAM included.

Note, the board is not ATX or E-ATX, its WIO form factor. This is a proprietary Supermicro Form Factor which fits Supermicro chassis and enables the use of multiple full height PCIE components like GPU's etc

Will give away for free, but you gotta pick up from my house in SW Houston

If I don't get any takers I will possibly ship, but you'll have to provide a label

EDIT: Gone!
 
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piranha32

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Something for fans of retrocomputing:
I have 2 Supermicro SATAM34 SATA drive cages I will never use, and I can give them who has a need for hot-swapping SATA1 disks.
The backplane accepts only SATA drives, no SAS.
Local pickup only in Fairfax, VA.
 

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BlueFox

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As usual, shipping (you provide the label) or local pickup in Phoenix.

Supermicro 2U locking faceplate. Fits 826 chassis and potentially others. Has a removable dust filter on the rear. Yes, it's SGI branded. They too used Supermicro as an OEM briefly (and then went bankrupt months later).

 
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Wasmachineman_NL

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Something for fans of retrocomputing:
I have 2 Supermicro SATAM34 SATA drive cages I will never use, and I can give them who has a need for hot-swapping SATA1 disks.
The backplane accepts only SATA drives, no SAS.
Local pickup only in Fairfax, VA.
Damn, would have loved if you shipped. Could definitely use this in my XP rig because it's got a ****ton of 5.25" bays.
 
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Hazily2019

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Have a Buffalo TeraStation TS3210DN - TeraStation™ 3210 (TS3210DN) - Buffalo Technology that's collecting dust. I tried to sell this here, but no bites so I am hoping someone can use this otherwise, this is getting trashed. I just ask you to cover UPS Shipping (or if you are outside of the US, to send me a pre-paid UPS label so you can take care of customs etc. etc)

This comes with 2x 2TB drives and sorry @Samir , you need to give someone else a chance :)

Claimed by @ bluestang
 
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