Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)
Gulftown

Microserver Gen8 chassis fan upgrade.

Recommended Posts

Gulftown
1 hour ago, RobWu said:

almost noise-less

Can't quite imagine noiseless microserver stock fan setup. My microserver sounds like jet engine with the stock fan and I don't know the way to make it sound not so loud.

 

How could you acheive this result?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobWu

Nothing really. It was always very quiet, only had the 'chirping crisis' just once.
It is only very loud when I restart the server, but as soon as the boot sequence is finished, the fan throttles down to low noise levels.

Sorry, but that's it. I just recall a driver pack, or update pack, for the server once had the fan running faster than normal. But that was fixed quite quickly. No idea how, when or where to find this atm. ;)
Maybe a search on the forum might help out.

rob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulftown
54 minutes ago, RobWu said:

It was always very quiet

What CPU and RAID controller (and if b120i, what mode, AHCI or RAID) do you use?

 

I've got E3-1260L and P222 PCIE RAID that affects heat and fan speed for sure.

Edited by Gulftown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RobWu

G1610T & b120i in RAID mode. Nothing fancy ;)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulftown
1 hour ago, RobWu said:

G1610T & b120i in RAID mode

Celeron produces not so much heat and b120i also known to increase fan speed in AHCI mode but be ok in RAID mode.

 

One day you still need to be ready for fan replacement...

Edited by Gulftown

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fury

I ended up buying a HP fan with the 6 pin connector, just to cut the connector off and solder it onto a 4 pin PWN fan as per SilentPCReview.

Made a world of difference without worrying about creating a controller.

Has been running for many years without fault.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulftown
11 hours ago, fury said:

I ended up buying a HP fan with the 6 pin connector, just to cut the connector off and solder it onto a 4 pin PWN fan as per SilentPCReview.

Made a world of difference without worrying about creating a controller.

Has been running for many years without fault.

In fact, Mihai's scheme is really bad as Microserver is going into loop RD lock detection. If you open the SPC link you will be able to clearly read the datasheet prohibition to do so ).
I would like to find some time to make some measurements with oscilloscope before putting everything together. But if you think I slould hurry I can create a topic with all the information I found regarding this topic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulftown
12 hours ago, fury said:

4 pin PWN fan

Would you be so kind to tell me the manufacturer and model?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fury

It's a Noctua 120mm fan - NFP12

Looks like it's not PWM but is only 1200RPM and quiet running flat out.

Now I think about it that may have been why i used it.

I recall I chose this as it had higher static pressure which is good when using it with a radiator.

I think I recall I tried an EK Vardar fan as well but the result was too noisy.

 

Note i sit less than 1mtr from my microserver.

Edited by fury

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gulftown
On 2/21/2020 at 2:52 PM, fury said:

Looks like it's not PWM but is only 1200RPM and quiet running flat out.

Non-PWM version of NF-P12 is 1300RPM, 92,3 m³/h,  19,8 dB(A), 1,68 mm H₂O. Does it really have 3-pin connector, not 4?

 

I would like to test a new Redux PWM version. What seems to be really important to me is low power consumption (that affects all bew fans) as I can use more fans using the same power line.

 

I wanted to implement possibility to add CPU, RAID cooling  as well. The good thing is Delta AFB1212SH(-R00 RD-lock version actually that is the thing I was telling you about the problem with mihai's solution... it will work but in the state of rotation lock detection just waiting for some time to sound the alarm and having not ehough time for that) consumes 0.8A while your fan needs only 0.09A to operate. As for Redux generation 0.05A will be enough so you can power 10 fans using the same connector. 😀

 

On 2/18/2020 at 1:32 AM, fury said:

I ended up buying a HP fan with the 6 pin connector, just to cut the connector off and solder it onto a 4 pin PWN fan as per SilentPCReview.

As far as I understand you have spent a huge amount of money to buy a separate connector so in case of failure you can still use the old one. I didn't accept this solution as you get a no good implementation of RD for high cost.
But to make it work MCU-controlled you have to make a LOT of research and measurements (I had to use "some" specification whitepapers and I don't still know how to make my board work with your 3-pin type of fan due to PWM-TACH signal distortion). I think I have to finally make it done and place everything I found on the topic to this forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • oldwhs12
      By oldwhs12
      I have been running the WHS1 pack 3 for many years.  Unfortunately it is no longer working.  I got a Proliant microserver Gen10 hoping it will run it but was unable to install the software.  The software should run on most older PCs?

      Does anyone have the WHS1 running on the Gen10?  Also my WHS1 iso is Pack 1.  If I manage to install the Pack 1 can I find on the web the upgrade to pack 3?  Would I be forever stuck at Pack 1?  Any advice would be appreciated.

    • AVsonyfan
      By AVsonyfan
      All credit to schoondoggy for his original idea. A shame I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic to order an SDM kit as the import duties make it an expensive option, or would have if they were still available. I had to look around to see what alternatives I could find... and managed to find the bits needed on Amazon!
       
      I must admit I am rather pleased with the end result of this project and may repeat it on the other Gen8 MicroServer. The outcome is a server with a mirrored system drive on the internal B120i, and the main drive bays connected to an HP P222 card providing a RAID-10 data volume. This is pretty much my ideal setup for a stable resilient but small server.
       
      Sabrent 3.5" to x2 SSD Internal Mounting Kit (BK-HDCC)
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/32qEVou
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/3h8Blom
      The kit comes with all the cabling you need and all the required screws to mount the drives and bracket.
      Two types of power splitter cables are included along with two SATA cables. The bracket holds two SSDs and provides a small gap between them.
       
      I mounted the bracket next to the PSU but leaving a 2-3mm gap to allow for some airflow past the SSDs in case they get warmed by the P222.
       
      Tips:
      Put some insulating tape along the underneath of the upper chassis rail next to the PSU and drilled three small holes.
      I used two strips on to stop the drill bit from walking across the metal. Drill with a 2mm first then a 2.5mm bit. This leaves enough metal for screws to thread in.
      Check and measure each hole against the bracket as you go so that they line up. Bracket is then fixed in place using the provided screws (see photo).
       
       
      The final part of the puzzle is another Mini-SAS to SATA cable the same as the one connected to the internal drive bays.
      This is an SFF-8087 Mini-SAS [male] connector to 4 SATA [female] header cables. The 50cm cable from Jyopto works great and not too much spare to lose within the system.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2CXAzgb
      I could not find it on Amazon US site but there was one from CableCreations that same length.
       
      Just need to add your choice of SSDs and cable up to B120i port.  I went with Samsung 860 Pro SSDs for the longer rated lifespan of write cycles.
       
       
      I decided to forget about an internal DVD/RW drive and opted for an external HP F2B56AA slimline drive that can be plugged into the USB of either system.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2EgSSxD
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/326uFmL
       
       
      Sabrent also make a really good quality 2.5" to 3.5" bay converter adapter (BK-PCBS) that I have used in the EX490/X510 to convert from HDD to SSD system drives.
      Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3jbYBmT
      Amazon US - https://amzn.to/335kXQz
       
      Hopefully this information will prove useful to some looking to update their MicroServer.
       
       
       
       

    • gru
      By gru
      Hi! I am planning to buy a Microserver Gen10 Plus E-2224 for a small business, and want to add as much disk space as possible. I already have the older Gen10 with 4x4TB HDDs in RAID10 (effective capacity 8TB) and a 2TB SSD in the 5th slot (which is missing on the new G10 plus). The max stated capacity on the HPE site seems to be limited with their own enterprise HDDs, so I'd like to see if I can go for bigger disks. The server would be running a sort of an application which collects lots of data from devices, and the data tends to grow over time (1-2TB per year), and I'd prefer not to worry about the capacity for the next several years.
       
      My primary concern is the max capacity (max single drive capacity + max total RAID capacity with the Smart Array S100i) I can reliably install. If possible, some actual setup which has been shown to work with 32GB RAM and its limited 180W power supply? I was also planning on upgrading it to 32GB. If I am buying a 16GB RAM server, does this means it has both slots occupied with 8GB modules and I need a 2x32GB kit? For the os SSD, I won't have the PCIe slot available because we need to insert a certain GPS PCIe card that the server uses for time synchronization. So, if I want an SSD, this means I should use something like 1xSSD + 3xHDD in RAID5, instead of RAID10?  
      I've been planning to install 16TB Seagate Exos X16 drives, with rated max operating power at 10W (6.3W for random reads/writes). Does this seam feasible?
       
      Thanks a lot for your tips!
    • E3000
      By E3000
      Does anyone know if it is possible to get Agentless Management Service (AMS) running on Debian/Ubuntu Linux? It is always showing as Not Available in the iLO page and I have only ever seen this active in Windows.


×
×
  • Create New...