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starbo

With my inlet ambient in the range of 20-23C (not accurate; my ambient temperature is for sure cooler than this) AHCI mode, SSD in bay 0 and 3x1TB WDs in bay 1-3 my fanspeed was in the range of 10-12%.


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I disconnected the inlet temperature sensor as suggested above by Shonk (creating a reading of -1C) and now my fanspeed is 6%

 

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I would prefer that I didn't have to disconnect this sensor. The main reason I did it is that I felt it is poorly calibrated. If it showed  a more accurate reading then I would leave it attached and I guess my fan would be somewhere in between 6% and 10%.

 

Anyway this shows that 6% is possible with AHCI

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tezray

Finally an answer shame I have a really high tdp cpu in mine now in the loft otherwise I would have left disconnected the sensor and left it in the front room good to know though

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KLF

Today I replaced 2.5" HDD in the 5th slot with an SSD. Fan speed went down from 60% to 6%. 

 

I tried first two (identical) hard drives sourced from Lenovo laptops and both always showed hdd temp as 43C. With the SSD temp shows as 35C but the fan stays quiet. I would have rather used it in a laptop but this silence is a worthy sacrifice. 

 

 

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buzurk

Reviving an old thread here but did anyone have any luck

 

Ive had mine running with an SSD in the ODD bay and 2x 2tb sata in bays 3 and 4 (only 3gbps drives) with vmware 6.7 hp version and fans were always under 15%

 

i just added two 256gb sata6 SSD drives to bays 1 and 2 and configured in RAID0 and now my fan speed once booted into esxi (hp custom image with hp agents) is at 70%

 

have i missed something here?

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schoondoggy
Reviving an old thread here but did anyone have any luck
 
Ive had mine running with an SSD in the ODD bay and 2x 2tb sata in bays 3 and 4 (only 3gbps drives) with vmware 6.7 hp version and fans were always under 15%
 
i just added two 256gb sata6 SSD drives to bays 1 and 2 and configured in RAID0 and now my fan speed once booted into esxi (hp custom image with hp agents) is at 70%
 
have i missed something here?
Just guessing, but some SSD do not have temp sensing, if iLO does not see a temp reading it speeds up the fans.

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netware5
4 hours ago, buzurk said:

Reviving an old thread here but did anyone have any luck

 

Ive had mine running with an SSD in the ODD bay and 2x 2tb sata in bays 3 and 4 (only 3gbps drives) with vmware 6.7 hp version and fans were always under 15%

 

i just added two 256gb sata6 SSD drives to bays 1 and 2 and configured in RAID0 and now my fan speed once booted into esxi (hp custom image with hp agents) is at 70%

 

have i missed something here?

 

Please post here the readings of temperature sensors from iLO.

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woll-knaeuel

I did use this forum to get news and information about the HP Gen8 microserver since a couple of years.
Today I came accross the following thread which might be an interesting solution for all of you who are still facing the fan issue (like me). I am using the Gen8 with the B120i in AHCI mode where iLo is unable to read HD max.

Silence of the fans: Preliminary success with muffling iLO's control of my DL380p G8 fans

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