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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    Woo hoo. New SuperMicro box for zfs nas. Replaced my old Dell 2950 / MD1000 setup, as featured in this here thread: https://hardforum.com/threads/27tb-zfs-with-dell-9th-gen-hardware.1898262/#post-1042274074 14TB + 40TB = 54TB raw. Enjoy! One pool is set up, the other 14 1tb drives aren't...
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    Supermicro 846 SQ PSU compatibility

    Just a follow-up for posterity, I came across some good information. The PWS-920P-SQ will work with the PDB PT846-8824 according to random dudes on the internet as well as Supermicro support. PWS-1K28P-SQ and PWS-1K41P-SQ require the PDB-PT846-2824 board. Prices for PDB parts were surprisingly...
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    Supermicro 846 SQ PSU compatibility

    I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered this before, just a shot in the dark. I've contacted Supermicro support, I'll see if they can get back to me on this. Basically, I'm looking to use one of the SQ-series PSUs (e.g. PWS-920P-SQ, PWS-1K28P-SQ or PWS-1K41P-SQ) in my 846E16-R1200B...
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    27tb zfs with Dell 9th gen hardware

    Nice. Less to worry about then it seems. I think I've done well so far except for the idea of growing the pool by growing mirror vdevs one by one. Data isn't terribly well-distributed across vdevs. It isn't necessarily causing performance issues for me at this point, but I'm in the middle of...
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    Fake fan tach signal?

    So here's a thread that's a bit over a year old that shows precisely what I think I'm after. I have a Dell drive enclosure where I just want to pretend as though the jet-engine fans are still present. I'm not an electronics guy and don't trust myself to put together a device like pictured in the...
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    Confirm configuration for 2950/MD1000/ZFS

    Hey there, thanks for the reply. I have some more info I can add along the way here, but you might also be interested in a later post of mine, where I have this thing more fully-baked: 27tb zfs with Dell 9th gen hardware You mentioned not being too hot on mirrors above, and originally I was in...
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    27tb zfs with Dell 9th gen hardware

    It is. I've read that for zfs you want to make sure to have ECC RAM instead of a single stick of consumer RAM for example (i.e. a glitch in RAM will cause zfs to perceive or write checksum errors) ... but I haven't given it much thought. Performance bottleneck is still the network connection...
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    27tb zfs with Dell 9th gen hardware

    Thought some of you folks might enjoy. It's my first time storage build, I think this has gone well so far... Dell 2950 gen 2 Xeon quad-core 3.0ghz 8gb RAM Perc 5/i - 2 x 500gb WD Black in Raid-1 - 6 x 1tb WD Blue in Raid-10 Perc H200 (flashed to IT mode) - SAS cable to MD1000 below Dell...
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    Confirm configuration for 2950/MD1000/ZFS

    Looks like this is my jam.. H200e SAS HBA / 8 Port (2 x External SFF-8088 Connection) Plain HBA Card... If I've got the plain HBA card, no need to reflash, yes? Just grab a mini-SAS to SAS (8088 to 8470) cable to go with it...? Getting closer, I can smell it...
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    Confirm configuration for 2950/MD1000/ZFS

    Good stuff, thanks for the reply. After looking at it closer I discovered what you mentioned above that the H200E is an LSI 2008-based chip, which is apparently the way to go. I'll pick one of those up. I know the H800 card and various other Dell cards had the "Dell-only disks" restriction...
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    Confirm configuration for 2950/MD1000/ZFS

    Hi all- first post, been lurking and admiring for some time and thought this was a good time to join in. I'm not super well-versed in hardware let alone large storage solutions, so I figured this would be a good way to learn some new tricks. Currently I have an 8-port Dell PE 2950 and...
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