Recent content by ldoodle

  1. L

    Best NAS, 6 bays Mon, 8 bays preferred (3.5")

    I have 8* 2TB 3.5" disks so would like to use them is poss. I don't have massive capacity / speed requirements.
  2. L

    Best NAS, 6 bays Mon, 8 bays preferred (3.5")

    Yes absolutely, but I have space requirements of no wider than 35cm, no higher than 24cm and no deeper than 45cm. Finding that in DIY is proving hard!!
  3. L

    Best NAS, 6 bays Mon, 8 bays preferred (3.5")

    Hi, What's currently the best NAS vendor? My requirements are: 6 bays min, 8 bays preferred (depending on width) Google integration (Docs, Pictures etc.) My front-end is Nvidia Shield TV so streaming to that Am I totally out of touch with pricing as well? Over £800 for a diskless QNAP 6...
  4. L

    Mini/Micro ATX Cube Case for NAS

    Ah ok, thanks for replying 👍
  5. L

    Mini/Micro ATX Cube Case for NAS

    Hi, Currently have a huge tower and want to downsize. Does anything exist that is more like a bought NAS in that its a cube/rectangle? Really rather DIY so looking for something that has 6 5.25" drive bays for 4-in-3 hot swap cages, but need them side by side rather than upwards. I have space...
  6. L

    2nd hand stuff for home lab for latest ESXi (6.7 U3)

    Thanks. I was a bit "hard" with "must be supported". I didn't mean officially by VMware. I'm running 6.7 U3 on ML110 Gen7 at the moment - I had to swap out one of the drivers to stop it PSOD'ing but it works really well. But the Gen7 officially maxes at 16GB RAM.
  7. L

    2nd hand stuff for home lab for latest ESXi (6.7 U3)

    Hi, I need to set something up at home to play with. I have HBAs and disks already so just need board, CPU and RAM; on the RAM won't ever need more than 128GB and don't care in what sizing (4GB, 8GB dimms etc.) just whatever overall combo is cheapest. It must be supported by the latest version...
  8. L

    Tower Case with 2x 92mm fan mounts and 9 or 10 front, exposed 5.25" bays

    ha ha! Not to hand, but it was basically using some longish bolts to go right through the heatsink mounting holes, through the motherboard and then some anti-static washers between the board and nuts. The most annoying thing about the HP BIOS is they refuse to POST without the case fans...
  9. L

    Tower Case with 2x 92mm fan mounts and 9 or 10 front, exposed 5.25" bays

    Yeah true! The ML110 G7 has slightly different mounting hole centers for CPU heatsink, with the standoffs fused to the case - used some spare meccano for that :)
  10. L

    Tower Case with 2x 92mm fan mounts and 9 or 10 front, exposed 5.25" bays

    Thanks. I'm actually in UK! The 92mm fan requirement is because I butchered an HP ML110 G7 unit because it was much cheaper than buying separately (the whole thing including PSU, board, RAM and CPU was less than £100). The only downside is the custom HP BIOS requires very specific fans...
  11. L

    Tower Case with 2x 92mm fan mounts and 9 or 10 front, exposed 5.25" bays

    Hy home server case is falling apart - the IO cables have all basically come apart from the panel. It's currently an Akasa Infinity case (which is probably a bit big anyway). What options are there out there now - all the decent ones I've seen are EOL (Zalman MS1000-HS2 for example). I have 3X...
  12. L

    Sound deadening case feet

    Hi, My home NAS (home build, not off the shelf) is in the loft, which is boarded but not carpeted. I get a lot of vibrational noise from this setup and want to minimize it. I have the Akasa Infinity case which has those swing out feet, which to me personally serve no functional purpose so...
  13. L

    WHEA Uncorrectable Error

    Hi, This is a server... got a strange one. Clean install of Windows results in this error, as soon as it's finished the old-school progress bar (loading files...) it just about shows the Windows flag for about 2 seconds. It's strange because I have a controller in slot 1 (Gen 2.0 x16 running...
  14. L

    High-speed 4-pin PWM 120mm case fan

    Thanks everyone. I tried the Delta QFR1212GHE and AVC DS12025B12UP024 but both no good. The board must then be coded for exactly the characteristics of only the pre- supplied 80mm and 92mm fans. That really only leaves me getting 120mm to 92mm adapters, but damned if I can find them that are...
  15. L

    Heatshrink for fan wires

    Hi, What diameter heatshrink is best for the individual fan wires? I need to solder a custom motherboard header connector. Thanks
Top