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    I finished installation of Accelero cooler. The temperature does not rise above 50 degrees with 1265LV2 at full load. I had one problem with cooler dimensions. I froze the radiator in the water and cut off excess heat sinks with a metal saw straight on the ice. So had to do so as not to damage the plates and their soldering to the heat pipes. I do not know if someone did this before, but it's very convenient
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    I think the new GT 1030 video card will be a good solution for MicroServer Gen8. It is cheap (70EUR) and seems powerful enough to do a lot of stuff: https://www.zotac.com/gb/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-gddr5#spec If anyone orders one and tries it, please share your impressions. I am also interested in the future for this one. Would be nice to know also the Fan Speed from iLO while using it and on idle.
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    I did the initial sync remotely. Set it up and let it start sending files - it's been a couple years, so I don't remember exactly how long it took...maybe a few days. I really only specified stuff I wanted replicated - family pictures and important documents. I didn't bother with music and movies, so we're talking probably just under a terabyte total. I do the DSM updates myself remotely. There's nobody at the vacation house most of the time, and I definitely don't want my Dad trying to log into the Synology. I just put it next to his router behind his desk and told him I'd never ask him to do more than possibly turn it off/on. I did have to do that a couple of times, but eventually a DSM update made it more robust. It's set to turn back on when power resumes in case of a blackout, and so far has been very reliable. One side-benefit of the one at my Dad's house is it backs up his stuff from his laptop as well...more peace of mind because when he can't find something guess who he calls? ;-)
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    Mine's the same. It's not so much a new 2017 version, though, just a simple rebranding following Hewlett-Packard splitting into the consumer-oriented HP and the enterprise-oriented HPE.
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    Hey there, this is the perfect place to bring that up. There are so many settings that it's mind boggling! I don't know if there is anything wrong unless you guys say something. So, having said all that, I think I found this setting. Can you check again and see if you can change the setting or not? Tell me if you can't. Maybe screen cap it! Thanks for posting here. Dave
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    http://computers.woot.com/plus/amer-networks-computer-accessories?ref=cp_cnt_wp_17 Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
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    I assume they are not great, but they are less than $1.50 each. Hallways, garage,,,,,,, http://tools.woot.com/offers/ecosmart-a19-non-dimmable-led-light-bulb-24-pack-1?ref=el_gh_tg_4_s_txt
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    New for May 2017 is the RBW30 Add On Satellite for the Netgear Orbi System. I'll get it out of the box and get it up and running. Good and bad about it and will show you the other add ons.
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    Well that's good! My boys spend more time on neighbor trampolines than at home. This should hold them over while the pool is being built.
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    Spark ships in mid June and starts at $499. Fly more combo is $699. Pre-Order here - http://fave.co/2rQN0A4 It's got some amazing controls to it. Land and take off via hand. Tons of modes to use with it. It's kind of a personal drone but you can also get a controller as an add on and that sort of makes it like a mini mavic. The controller is an additional $149 otherwise you are flying via phone or by hand gestures. Interesting.
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    Well it sort of worked:- Aparently that will be my next birthday and Christmas present solved all in one go! (so it didn't work at all really, but all is good) Seriously though, really looking forward to getting the Spark and reporting back in due course with my experiences. [emoji4]
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    Aaaaaaaaaargh, I couldn't help myself, just ordered the Fly More Combo. Wife is out shopping, shall I tell, her to by herself something nice? I gotta explain how much we need this when she gets back. Little help here? [emoji47] [emoji51] [emoji4]
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    Follow @wootoff on twitter to catch all the deals woot.com
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    A GT 1030 passive low profile is ideal for several purposes. For example, I have the Gen8 in the same room with a 4K TV from 2014. The integrated player of the TV is old and does not receive updates anymore, and even if the TV is 4K I cannot play too much content on it. I am thinking in the future to use a dedicated Video card for Gen8 with HDMI port which supports 4K resolution. In this way I can play on TV at 4K video content. As far as I know GT 1030 is the only low profile/passive/single slot video card which supports this resolution.
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    Seems to be an epidemic on ransomware again. Microsoft has a patch but you need to make sure your Windows systems are patched up. Here is Microsoft's patch - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx Kaspersky Software will also block the bad bits. https://usa.kaspersky.com/home-security Read more on WordFence. (a security blog/company for WordPress) https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/05/massive-global-ransomware-attack-underway-patch-available/ more on Washing Post - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hospitals-across-england-report-it-failure-amid-suspected-major-cyber-attack/2017/05/12/84e3dc5e-3723-11e7-b373-418f6849a004_story.html
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    Sorry for the delay in my response. Probably going to buy one over the weekend and I know others have them so start a section please Dave Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
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    Here is my look at the Rachio Gen 2 Irrigation System. I know a lot of you out there have this system so tell me what you think of it.
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    Had since it was released. It's a life-changer. Especially when you connect to your own personal weather station! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Posted a video on installing the SDM R3.5 HP MicroServer Gen8 Drive Bracket and other Mods: http://homeservershow.com/hp-microserver-gen8-drive-bracket.html HP MS G8 2.5” drive bracket, Revision History, NEW Rev 3.5 and Rev 4 info: http://homeservershow.com/hp-microserver-gen8-drive-bracket.html http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5960-hp-ms-g8-25-drive-bracket-revision-history-new-rev-35-and-rev-4-info/&do=findComment&comment=137922 SDM RESET/HomeServerShow Blog Posts: http://homeservershow.com/tag/sdm RESET Forums – HP Servers: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/96-hp-servers/ My SDM Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLn2DhE-6J02RpMF4bJDh-m-y8GlDi1WOO
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    Come on, you don't want notifications all day long? [emoji106] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    Right, have reached out to HK, TK, LK and BD... No doubt that'll set the cat amongst the pigeons when it gets back to the UK lol
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    I need more testing time but so far it appears blowing out with air compressor has helped. Thanks for the solution. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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    Update for May 14th, 2017 How to protect yourself - https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/05/how-to-protect-yourself-against-wannacry/
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    I don't mind creating a section for it if there will be conversations. Let me look around.
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    What? Selling your drone? Moving up to a more advanced?
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    I guess Ikon and I are/were Old Schoolers. Data to Local backups, Local Backups to OffSite. I'm not as dedicated as he was by carrying a daily copy off site but I do try and get a copy to the Safe Deposit Box on a Weekly Basis, which reminds me.
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    Hey All, I'm not done messing around with this place! I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the future of this forum. In the very near future I'm going to perform the following: Change the domain name to http://RESETForums.com Add an SSL cert system wide. Move SurfaceGeeks.com blog content over to https://resetforums.com Move homeservershow.com blog content over to https://resetforums.com Launch an app for Reset Forums. Be happy in one spot! This is all my fault but who would have known back in 2008 where you want to be in 2017. Right? This move is really going to hose up the SEO and I'll have a ton of post work fixing it all up. It's unbelievable how many links are inbound to HSS Forums right now. It's crazy. Then to move blog posts over and have the SEO fwd's do the magic is daunting as well. I'm sure I'll mess something up so hang tight. I'm also still working on the look and feel. I opened a new skin and you can choose it at the bottom of the forum. Look for theme and click it. It still has a few issues and I try to balance my time working on it, doing the podcast, making videos, moving the forums, and doing all that dad stuff for my family. How can you help? Glad you asked! I'm still moving forums and categories around but look around and offer up some conversations. The Home Automation section really needs conversations. That took a big hit moving from the old domain, homeautomationforums.com to here. If you want to help with costs and feel good about yourself you can do that at http://patreon.com/davidmccabe . I would be just as happy if you subscribed to me on YouTube too. . http://youtube.com/davidmccabe Thanks for chatting here and leave me your thoughts and comments. If you want to chat privately just shoot me a PM. Dave
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    At last MSFT completes the Unholy Trinity: the MacBook, the Chromebook Pixel ... and now the Surface Laptop: - expensive - limited to a taxed, single vendor ecosystem - functionally poor to sterile - physically attractive What more could anyone want ... Amazon Cloud and Azure replete with subscription services! Instead if a cell, a maximum security ward. "Do you want to know what it [the matrix] is - it is a prison for your mind." Yet we all succumb to a little bit of luxury now and then ...
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    HPE has WS 2016 drivers available here: http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=7298965&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4231 Also, SPP has had WS 2016 support since version 2016.10: http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7298965&swItemId=MTX_3f6b4074ed734dc3baf007612d&swEnvOid=4231#tab-history
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    P222 (4 int drives only), P420 (8 int drives). Those are Smart Array controllers. For FreeNas you'd be better off with H220 HBA, which is even officially supported on ML10v2. Smart Arrays (P-series controllers) can never provide direct access to disks for proper FreeNas experience.
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    I keep seeing a cartoon in my head. A shot is fired, the Chromebook ducks, and there stands Macbook who takes the shot full force! Surface Laptop smiles smugly while Chromebook dances a happy dance that it was spared, then from around the corner, OEM Windows 10 S Laptop locks its stare onto Chromebook. Chromebook mutters, "Uh Oh."
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    I bought two of these! I was wondering, where can I get an advanced ilo key? I want to use all those lovely features! Also, could I boot esx on USB or SD, and then have an SSD on the local sata controller, while using the 4 bays for my 4x8TB drives connected to my p222? If so, how does esx manage the raid? I want to know if there is degradation, disk failure, etc. Or should I use one of these as a freenas type box, and one as a standalone esx box? Thanks! Looking forward to setting these up
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    I did find a way to automate the "Grandma Drive". I have a 5-bay Synology NAS here at the house. Their smaller NAS (nasses....nasi?) are pretty inexpensive. I have two set up -- one at our vacation house and the other at my Dad's house. Synology's Cloudstation Server & Cloudstation Sharesync packages make it super-easy to set up automatic replication of my data to those two locations pretty much in real-time. So I have my data replicated to two other time-zones and never have to worry about updating that offsite backup. No monthly backup charges either!
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    hahaha, yeah, that would do it. And don't worry, I've done some pretty stupid stuff too.
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    Good podcast, Dave - I can completely relate. Several years ago (early 2000s) I "misplaced" some kid pictures as well. My version of, "Where are the pictures, Mr. Backup?" was "But you're the IT guy!" That feeling of shame, frustration, and having what you were sure of questioned is what eventually led me to your show. I had the same experience of which machine was that on, which of these hard drives in that pile might it be on that you did. And we also had moved a couple times. In the end the pictures were on a damaged hard drive that (after several days of recovery scanning) spit them forth and I was reborn as a competent geek instead of feeling like a failed techie wannabe. I always try to remind friends, family and customers that photos and video are completely irreplaceable. You can buy music again, download movies again, re-create documents and spreadsheets, but photos are moments in time that will never again exist. And once they're gone.... I now probably have too many backups of stuff, but know I will never again be scrambling to find stuff I know I should have backed up. Thankfully, your show and this community have helped with that a great deal. Thanks!
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    What's the old saying, two is one, one is none. 3-2-1 for your backups. Anyway I do not know your specific requirements or the maintenance that pools require in your area of the world, but I have successfully been using an Astral controller that automatically triggers events based upon the PH and ORP of the pool water. If the ORP drops it uses the chlorinator (the pool is a salt water pool) to create more chlorine, pH and it will dose acid. The solar heating is now being added to the management as well so we set a temperature and the pumps/valves manage it at that. The downside of it is that there is no automatic reporting on the salt in the pool so I do not know if I need to add salt, nor does it tell me that the acid reservoir is empty. The former I have no idea to fix, the latter can be fixed with a set of scales and a microcontroller
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    in the end you just 'misplaced' them, right? I can appreciate the sweat. I lost some at one point and went through some steps to recover at which point I started the 'grandma disk'. I believe it was related to 'disk rot' / file system damage. that was the point I brought in StableBit Scanner.
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    hmm, did not knew that. Can somebody mirror the file?! I am happy to upload it somewhere else. Just PM me.
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    This does a great job explaining the security hole: https://www.backblaze.com/backup-encryption.html They keep a copy of your key (that they generated) in order to decrypt and send over SSL back to you. When more than you have the key, you are screwed There is, however a passphrase and 2 factor (I did not use those because by default ... you have the hole). Thank you very much! I ended up setting a virtual box and installed crashplan on it.
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    I think this Microsoft project had just what you are looking for: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/10/14/kepler-47/ Bit of a cheat in the end since the Thunderbolt support didn't come through ... ... but maybe an Aquantia 5Gb network card soon?
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    I've also noticed something peculiar recently. I switched to a Startech eSata/USB3 drive dock for backups. To take advantage of faster write speeds vs. my previous one. Seems to only work when connected to eSata as the USB3 connection was dropped too often. I rotate between 2-3 HDDs for my server backup. However, I've noticed that periodically my WSB will report "Failed: There was a failure in updating the backup for deleted items." The only fix I can find is to: 1.) update the WSB backup scheme, 2.) remove that hard drive from the backup destination set, 3.) re-add it back to the backup set and allow WSB to re-format it and 4.) re-run the windows server backup. It then completes successfully. I'm finding I need to do this once every few weeks vs. months in the past. Not sure what would cause this?
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    I'm assuming you can't CTRL-Z and do it again! We have purchased a house with a pool but have never done one ourselves.
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    I know what you mean, I was waiting for the Band 3, as per standard MS 3rd version tends to be where they hit the right point, then, pop, nothing...
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    So, everyone is looking to upgrade their CPU's but having issues with cooling. I have put together some steps to help you successfully keep your CPU temps under control using active cooling. The most important part you will need is a table saw and an aluminum cutting blade. First, you want to acquire the following parts in advance if you are planning on doing this cpu mod. (1) An upgraded compatible cpu of your choice. (2) 50 mm pwm fans. part# MF50101V1-Q020-S99 http://www.ebay.com/itm/282328412662?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (1) 12V PWM PC CPU Temperature Controller Board https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016OA7KNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (1) 4-Pin Molex to 3-Pin power adapter https://www.amazon.com/HDE-4-Pin-Molex-Replacement-Computer/dp/B0081K3ZS0/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1490290747&sr=1-12&keywords=4-Pin+Molex+to+3-Pin (2) M3 Black Oxide Steel Phillips Self Tapping Screws. http://www.ebay.com/itm/172178450739?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=471012416294&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (4) E Clip 3/16". http://www.homedepot.com/p/The-Hillman-Group-3-16-in-E-Clip-10-Pack-881393/204726239 Lets start with the cpu mod first. This is the actual measurement of the stock cpu heatsink's height. 40.3mm This is the final measurement after using the table saw to cut the heatsink. 30mm should be your max height. Stock vs modded heatsink. Remove the sock retaining clips from the heat sink using a punch and hammer. Use the 3/16 E clips as replacements (you will have to resize them using a pliers). Refer to the picture for the fans mounting locations. Now, install the pwm fan controller using double sided tape. Run its power wire and plug in the pwm fans. You can also adjust the fan speeds to your liking. Your cpu cooler project is now complete! For this second mod, keeping your P222 raid card cool which also helps in lowering the 120mm exhaust fan speeds as well. Second, you want to acquire the following parts in advance if you are planning on doing this P222 raid card mod. (1) 80 mm pwm fan. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GD30UC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (1) Optional, 60 mm pwm fan. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VXTANZ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (4) Round Ring Magnets 20mm x 5mm Counter Sunk Hole 5mm Rare Earth Neodymium Magnets. http://www.ebay.com/itm/172503731872?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (4) PC Case Fan Screws. https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-Mounting-Case-Fan-Screws/dp/B0002AFTD6/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1490296203&sr=1-4&keywords=case+fan+screws (1) 12V PWM PC CPU Temperature Controller Board https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016OA7KNE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Place the magnets on the top rear of each fan. Install the fans as shown in the photo below. The fans will support themselves with the help of the magnets. No cutting or drilling needed! This is optional. You can drill holes on both sides of the case to allow for additional ventilation. Here is a bench test i did using Intel's Burn Test. I did 60 consecutive runs instead of the normal 10 runs. My setup at the time was an E3-1280 V2 cpu with 16gb of ram. These are my normal temps with the server running 7 virtual machines simultaneously over a 2 day period. This is with my current setup. E3-1290 V2 cpu with 16gb of ram That's it. Let me know if you got any questions. I am sure this post will help a lot of people who are looking for a good reliable cooling solution for the gen8.
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    These are a list of Xeon CPUs that are compatible with the HP Microserver gen8. Family Number Core Frequency BLK Cache Power Xeon E3-1290 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.7GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 87W Xeon E3-1290 Sandy Bridge 3.6GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 95W Xeon E3-1280 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.6GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 69W Xeon E3-1280 Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 95W Xeon E3-1275 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 77W Xeon E3-1275 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 95W Xeon E3-1270 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 69W Xeon E3-1270 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 80W Xeon E3-1265L v2 Ivy Bridge 2.5GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 45W Xeon E3-1260L Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 45W Xeon E3-1245 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 77W Xeon E3-1245 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 95W Xeon E3-1240 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 69W Xeon E3-1240 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 80W Xeon E3-1235 Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 95W Xeon E3-1230 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 69W Xeon E3-1230 Sandy Bridge 3.2GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 80W Xeon E3-1225 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.2GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 77W Xeon E3-1225 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz BCLK 100MHz 6MB 95W Xeon E3-1220 v2 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 69W Xeon E3-1220 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz BCLK 100MHz 8MB 80W Xeon E3-1220L v2 Ivy Bridge 2.3GHz BCLK 100MHz 3MB 17W Xeon E3-1220L Sandy Bridge 2.2GHz BCLK 100MHz 3MB 20W
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    Not sure, haven't measured it but it works. I gave it a long overdue vacuum last night and took some pics. The fan's a lot quieter now! The outside of the door... Inside of the door... After a vacuum...
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    Here are the two original versions that I have now posted in dropbox http://www.dropbox.com/s/u6r1ogp2gt7ju1c/SP64420.exe?dl=0 http://www.dropbox.com/s/m1sisxxaa0oszoc/SP54344.exe?dl=0
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    Start with BackBlaze's experiences with the ST3000DM001 drives. Add to that Technogod's experience, and that of many other posters on these forums. Even Joe_Miner has had issues with this model of drive (http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8772-another-highly-questionable-post-from-backblaze/page-3#entry95327). Since it's not possible to obtain truly scientific data related to HDD lifespan and reliability, because manufacturers won't publish such data, we have to go by the info we can get. From that info, I believe it is more probable than not that ST300DM001 drives are less reliable, and have shorter lifespans, than many other makes and models. Certainly there are people who use drives in ways that WD doesn't support. However, I don't think we can conclude that this accounts for a significant portion of the drives that failed prematurely. My own experience with WD Greens is a case in point. I have used hundreds of Greenies over the years. None of them were used in RAID arrays. They weren't even used in servers. These were desktop computers. Despite that, I sent out Green drives for RMA at a relative rate that was much higher than other HDDs. Eventually, I won the argument to stop buying them (after a Greenie died in a Finance Dept. computer and took some financial data with it that was never recovered. Yes, the user should have had the data backed up on a server —we all know that—but we all know users abuse the rules all the time.).
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    Prepping for the Meet Up, I pulled the cage and clean off the double sided tape. I cut to metal strips to add strength to the bottom and give me a mount point: I used my handy hole punch: I riveted the pieces in place measuring to be sure the width was the same top and bottom. Using a marker I set the points for the mounting holes. I had to punch the front hole in the case. The back bolt will mount through the mesh of the cage below: In place and two #6 bolts with lock washer nuts: And filled with drives: Dell T20 with room for six 3.5" drives, two thin 2.5" drives in a small Orico and two tall 2.5" drives in the ODD bay. Of course you need to add a controller to have enough ports.
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    We do: In http://homeservershow.com/hp-proliant-n40l-microserver-build-and-bios-modification-revisited.html we point out at the top of the section: Flashing the BIOS Caution: This isn’t a project for the inexperienced or faint of heart because you may be voiding any warranty you have as well as easily destroying or bricking your entire system. Proceed with the steps in the following reference links and Figures at your own risk. and in the Step-By-Step guide with the check list of things to do in what order: Step-By-Step Guide – Critical Path Check List Caution: This isn’t a project for the inexperienced or faint of heart because you may be voiding any warranty you have as well as easily destroying or bricking your entire system. Proceed with the steps in the following reference links and Figures at your own risk.