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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    I also have data duplicated on another server.
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    My backup server currently has this much in total storage, you can also see how much I've used and got left, it's running unRAID.
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    Mixing drives

    I have a 36 bay supermicro chassis with SAS2 backplanes and expander. I am using a single Dell H310 flashed to IT mode, can I mix SAS and SATA drives? Right now I have only SATA drives but I am getting a good deal on some SAS drives and want to know if I can use them.
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread {2017}

    Supermicro chassis 36 bay chassis 107TB SSG-6047R-E1R36N Intel S5500HCV server motherboard 2X Xeon E5620 2.4GHz 48GB ECC RAM Dual redundant 1400w power supplies Dell H310 running Dell IT firmware 30 hard drives of varying sizes 27 for data, 2 for parity and one as a cache drive 9x WD30EFRX...
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    Got my Dell H310, flashed it with Dell IT firmware, added my second parity disk back and its almost halfway done a parity check/sync, time will tell.
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    Looks like there is a major incompatability with this SAS2LP HBA and the supermicro backplane. I came into my office yesterday morning to find error messages on the console of the monitor attached to the server with errors like: Error:PD Not Ready or Unknown Device Type [FAILED] and bunch of...
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    So the parity check passed, the 8TB drive that had been my second parity disk completed one preclear pass without any issues. It turns out that guys in the unRAID forums believe my parity check speeds have to do with the fact that I was using an i5 2500 before that has faster single thread...
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    Major problems with my Supermicro server

    This is the chassis that I have, not the motherboard, mine is an older dual socket 1366 intel board. I got it on Ebay here in Canada with the board, dual quad core Xeons, 52GB of ECC RAM, 24 matching drive sleds, and 6 extras for just over $800 CAN including shipping...
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    Major problems with my Supermicro server

    These are all the drives and devices in my server according to unRAID, as you can see there are two entries for the enclosure that list SAS2: [0:0:0:0] disk Lexar JumpDrive 1.00 /dev/sda 8.02GB [1:0:0:0] disk ATA WDC WD30EFRX-68A 0A80 /dev/sdb 3.00TB [1:0:1:0]...
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    Major problems with my Supermicro server

    I can't move the drives to another backplane, I have 30 drives and the front 24 slots are full. I could move the rear backplane cable to another port in case I damaged the one port I have been using. I am attaching a diagram of the backplanes as I have them connected. Also, don't you think if I...
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    Major problems with my Supermicro server

    I am uploading unRAID diags after I rebooted, it indeed looks like my second parity drive has failed, however the failed data disk looks ok.
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    Major problems with my Supermicro server

    Ever since I got my Supermicro server I've been having issues. I am running the latest version of unRAID on it and I had to move the HBA to an 8x slot, in doing so the cable connected to the rear backplane was barely long enough so there was a lot of tension on it, this caused issues and I had...
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    I got the server got it up and running, I am using a single SAS2LP HBA to support 30 drives, its running ok, but the parity check on unRAID is slow with speeds no faster then 60MB/s so its taking two days to run on my 107TB array. Before on my old server I was using an Areca 16 port SATA RAID...
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    Good advice, I will heed it!
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    Need some hardware help with Supermicro server purchase

    It turns out Supermicro tech support is very friendly, even to those like me, who want to buy their gear used. According the tech who's been emailing me, I should be good with my SUPERMICRO AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 card to get all 36 drives to show up as JBOD, he explained the connectors on the backplane...
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