Xeon D-1541 Quanta storage servers on ebay

megalo

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I'm purchasing these myself for ceph/storage as well so if you end up sourcing the trays please keep us informed.
Speaking of informed, my contact at QCT provided me the latest BIOS for these unit(s): 2020WW21.1_S1Q_3A15.zip
Has anyone been able to source 3.5" trays/caddies?

Edit: Alternatively, are trays totally necessary to work properly? 3d printing an option?
 
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Has anyone been able to source 3.5" trays/caddies?

Edit: Alternatively, are trays totally necessary to work properly? 3d printing an option?
I would say that they are necessary to work properly. Otherwise you are just putting drives in without being attached to anything and with spinning HDD's that creates a lot of movement even more with 12 drives spinning around.
 

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Has anyone been able to source 3.5" trays/caddies?
Unfortunately a no for me. I emailed Quanta and a few of their distributors asking to buy a few dozen (hoping quantity would help grease the wheels and I could just resell the rest). I haven't gotten a response and at this point likely don't anticipate one.
 

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Does anyone happen to have a "parts" chassis and willing to sell the SAS expander/PDB with the bracket that sits at the back end of the drive portion of the chassis?
 
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Does anyone happen to have a "parts" chassis and willing to sell the SAS expander/PDB with the bracket that sits at the back end of the drive portion of the chassis? One of the units I bought is missing it, unknown to me, and I haven't been able to find it.
Most likely good luck finding these. I would return it if you can't use it.
 

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If anyone is still interested in these, rhinotechnology accepted $190/ea for two units.
They no longer come with internal trays or rails, but there are still 6 2.5" SATA trays included and 4 x 10GbE.
 

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Does anyone happen to have a "parts" chassis and willing to sell the SAS expander/PDB with the bracket that sits at the back end of the drive portion of the chassis?
I got an extra chassis with the expander board. PM me if you are in the US and are still looking for one.
 

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If anyone is still interested in these, rhinotechnology accepted $190/ea for two units.
They no longer come with internal trays or rails, but there are still 6 2.5" SATA trays included and 4 x 10GbE.
These are great units; while I wouldn't grab any without all the needed parts, these are still at an awesome deal for what they are.
A little bit of 3D printing or CNC can get you a nice backplate as well if you wish to transplant into a reguler (maybe a Supermicro) chassis.
 
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Pulled out one of these I'd bought a while ago and it appears DOA, has anyone been able to resurrect these that have no POST/VGA/DHCP on BMC? CMOS battery replacement? All the fans and onboard LEDs have lots of activity but no output...
 

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Curious ? for those that own, the motherboard is it special to the case? could it be pulled and used in a different case? are the connectors standard? Any dimensions on the board?

if you all have any upclose pictures that would be useful as well :)
 

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Curious ? for those that own, the motherboard is it special to the case? could it be pulled and used in a different case? are the connectors standard? Any dimensions on the board?

if you all have any upclose pictures that would be useful as well :)
DA0S1QTH8C0 QUANTA MAINBOARD FOR SD1Q-1ULH | eBay is listed as "MAINBOARD FOR SD1Q-1ULH" so should be that board.
Ive also been eyeing the board for the cpu at that price, looks like a nice lab node without much ilo/idrac etc overhead wattage.
 

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DA0S1QTH8C0 QUANTA MAINBOARD FOR SD1Q-1ULH | eBay is listed as "MAINBOARD FOR SD1Q-1ULH" so should be that board.
Ive also been eyeing the board for the cpu at that price, looks like a nice lab node without much ilo/idrac etc overhead wattage.
Yea i was thinking the same but from what i see the PSU Connector is Proprietary based on the look its 16 pin with awkward cut holes could be a 12V only system but would have to do more digging to see if its even worth it...