Xeon D-1541 Quanta storage servers on ebay

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  1. frsp_1

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    Hi all,
    If you are in the market for a 1u storage server, you might want to look at these Quanta SD1Q-1ULH on ebay. They are Xeon D-1541 systems that have twelve 3.5" SAS/SATA bays; four SAS/SATA 2.5" bays; two additional SATA 2.5" bays; and an internal m.2 slot. Seller is asking $495/ea. but immediately accepted an offer for $425 with free FedEx ground shipping.

    QUANTA SD1Q-1ULH 1U 12X3.5 D-1541 DUAL PSU SERVER | eBay

    more info here:
    QuantaGrid SD1Q-1ULH | 1U Storage Server | QCT.io

    Good luck!

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    No photos on the ebay listing is a huge no-go for me.
     
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    Forgive my igorance-- what do people usually run on these?
     
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    No ram included that I can see?
     
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    I plan to run Debian as a lab system. We'll see how that goes....
     
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    Here's what the seller sent me
     

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    No RAM as far as I know, but I've sort of 'standardized' on D-1541 systems so I've got some spare. From my perspective, the motherboard/CPU/case/rails is well worth the ~$470 after taxes.
     
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    I'll post some photos and follow-up once I've received the system. It seems there are two sellers from the same town in Minnesota offloading these ATM so I'm guessing someone cleared a bunch out of colo there.
     
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    (obligatory longtime lurker, first time poster)
    Wonder what the noise would be like on these? Comparable to an PE R610?
     
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    I'm guessing somewhere between low-flying passenger plane and a Deep Purple concert.
     
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    Another seller has 200 of these, wonder who just dumped em.
     
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    HA! That's what I'm afraid of.... I've got 2 R710's, an R510, and a R610 that all run pretty quiet in the basement currently ... I bought that IBM DAS awhile back, and it was too loud for me..... just trying to avoid that.
     
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    Anyone have a picture of the insides? Is this just some sort of standard ATX style board which can be dropped in to a 2U-4U SuperMicro chassis, or is it so integrated that you can only use this 1U chassis?
     
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    I couldn't find anything in a quick search but I will be sure to document it once the system arrives.
     
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    A quick word of warning on these. They are 35" deep. Make sure your rack will fit them. My APC one at home definitely will not, nor will my colo. For comparison, a Supermicro 846 chassis is 26", so it's quite the difference.

    It's proprietary. Rear IO is a giveaway and it uses mezzanine cards per the specifications.
     
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    Core4 and Rhino are related out of MN. Their listings usually lack pictures.
     
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    As @nthu9280 notes, these sellers don't post many pictures, and when they do its almost always stock photos. But, I've bought from both of them occasionally for the last few years and haven't had an issue yet. When I buy from Core4 a salesperson usually sends me an email after delivery to ensure I'm "satisfied". The one time I had a problem (DOA drive) they sent a replacement out the same day and gave me the option of disposing of the defective one locally (which was a lot easier than sending it back).
     
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    Always!
     
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    Two questions:

    1. Anyone know what raid card these things take with links?
    2. Suggestions on 16gb compat dimms?
     
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