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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    It doesn't much matter if the data is static, performance is degraded as new writes are much more likely to be fragmented. Everybody knows if you want maximum performance you should keep your hard drive(s) less than full. If you're under 80% full and still seeing poor performance, you might...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Probably just more full, and fragmented.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    So I removed the 1882ix-16 and Windows booted fine. Then I removed the battery backup from the RAID card, and it stopped beeping. It was the beeper on the battery backup that had been beeping, not the RAID beeper. I put the RAID card back in the PC and it booted fine. So it looks like the...
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    Areca replacing fan: what to do with thermal grease?

    How did this work out? Photos, part numbers, etc?
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    Areca 1882ix-12 replace fan

    Did you ever replace your ARC-1882ix-12 fan, and if so what did you use?
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Yes, I have a battery backup. PCs have a 5V standby power supply as well, which is hot even when the PC is "off". I have no idea which is powering the beeper, or if the periodic beeping is trying to tell me something. I'll report back after work this evening. I think after I switched to UEFI...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    A couple days ago my Windows 10 Pro PC with Areca ARC-1882ix-16 crashed and rebooted in the middle of the night, but got stuck at the windows logo screen with the spinning circle. Thinking it was a corrupted windows NVME SSD, I did a fresh Windows install to an old spinny hard drive to try and...
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    LOL, I think we all know how to make labels. Is there no identifying data on the drive itself that can be read by the card? It is probably a good idea to label them just in case.
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    Can't say I have ever had a need to use these commands. Should one need to do this, how would you know which drive goes where?
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    The Ubiquiti US-16-XG switch has 170Gb of non-blocking BW, it is unlikely to be a bottleneck. Good point regarding Gbytes vs Gbits. I tried re-running iPerf to check, but something was blocking the network connection. It wasn't Windows 10 firewall, will have to check the new pfSense router -...
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    Just wanted to update this thread; I've connected two PCs using Mellanox MCX311A-XCAT ConnectX-3 EN SFP+ to a US-16-XG Ubiquiti switch uplinked to a pfSense router running on Supermicro X11SDV-4C-TP8F 10Gb SFP+ Xeon-D motherboard. It is impressive, I know have true SAN speeds to my RAID array...
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    10Gbase-T will be the option for most boards, but SFP+ is available now and will be in the future. I just bought a Supermicro FlexATX board with two SFP+ ports, although admittedly not a "consumer" boad, this was for the network router upgrade. I'm actually looking right now at an 4-year-old...
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    I chose an X99 motherboard with sufficient slots for this reason, but 5 years from now it will be nice to replace to a motherboard with native 10Gb SFP+.
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    I'm going to use these with Windows, fiber and transceiver. Where do you buy these cards for $40, or did you mean $140?
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    10Gb SFP+ card for RAID PC to switch, Sonnet Presto Solo reviews?

    I would like to connect my PC RAID server to US-16-XG Ubiquiti 10Gb switch using SFP+. I would prefer only a single port, and would like it to be PICe3.0 X4, so as to not to unduly burden my expansion slot requirements. PCIe X8 just isn't needed for a single-port card on PCIe3.0. But if the best...
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