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    Longer length rails or an APC VX rack

    Guys, I am finally moving my home servers from an old short length rack to 2 very nice APC VX racks that I gt at a very good price awhile ago. The supermicro 3U server with supermicro rails works just fine in the new rack, but my NORCO 4U servers that I think have rl-20 rails on them are too...
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    dell H810

    Does the configuration software run on a non-dell system? I think I read somewhere the standard megaraid software won't control the dell versions of their parts, and you have to use a dell utility... Thanks!
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    dell H810

    I have a friend that is willing to sell me an extra dell H810 raid controller. Has anyone used one of these with non dell disks and SAS expanders?
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    Do the Intel or ASMedia SATA2/3 ports on Z77 (ICH10R?) support port multiplication?

    The ICH10R does not. The original datasheet had it in the spec, but the actual implementation doesn't have the proper registers to support it. This was confirmed by an engineer at Intel when Ted T'so tried to implement linux driver support for it. I don't know about Z77 boards, but the...
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    Windows 8 Preview / I am playing with Storage Spaces

    I have done that too. It works when the filesystem is not under heavy load, but it's really dumb to have to push data to the drive just to light an LED. And command line typing sometimes gets fat fingered and causes problems. As I said, I am a unix hack, and am very comfortable with the...
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    Windows 8 Preview / I am playing with Storage Spaces

    This is why windows 8 uses the drives serial number a lot in dealing with disks, and can tell an enclosure how to light leds etc.... You don't need to know the disks decide name to administrate the disks in windows 8....
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    Windows 8 Preview / I am playing with Storage Spaces

    There is a big difference in manageability. MSFT has worked with enclosure manufacturers to enable blinking of drive LED's from a GUI console, and a lot of other things that make it easier to manage that ZFS on Solaris. Can you say drive labels that don't change when you move a disk to a...
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    Are HD Prices starting to fall?

    It's goin g to be a couple quarters before production is back to near pre-flood volumes. Until then, I would expect prices to only slowly decline...
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    Windows 8 Storage Spaces

    The 2 big things that ZFS is missing compared to (I think) what Windows 8 server will have: 1) Easy expansion of storage - I can't take an 8 disk raidz2 array and just add one more disk to add space . I have to add disks in chunks of new arrays, and when they are created, I can't change the...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Here's a pic of the tray: It came with mounting screws for the disks. Basically side mount on the 3.5 disk only, which is fine. A few of the 2.5 to 3.5 adapters should fit here fine as well. Power supply can be seen in one of the other photos. Not hard to get to, but mounting looks...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    I tried it on my 5085 and the single 500 GB drive caused my Adaptec management software to hang. Now, to be fair, it's running an older rev of firmware, and adaptec does include the SE3016 as an approved enclosure, but I just haven't had time to play with it. My goal is integration with the...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Sorry, I had taken a picture of one unit but the other had a different labeling scheme used which was I discussed. I think labels are fairly arbitrary, and the trays can all be moved around anywhere.
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Fixed. thanks!
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    They are also sold by the unixsurplus folks with a LSI 8888ELP controller, so at least that config is known to work. The fact it works with LSI controllers made me confident enough to buy them at try with the M1015. My adaptec seemed to have hiccups when I plugged in a drive, but then it had...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    They map to drive numbers in a SAS to SATA group. 4 columns, and 4 rows each.
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