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  3. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    Yeah, thanks America for that one...
  4. Al_Borges

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    it begins, the lawyers are getting involved ! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-class-action-lawsuit-smr-hard-drive the way this typically works, the lawyers on both sides pocket 90% of the settlement and the users will get a coupon for discounts off future purchases of wd smr drives
  5. Trig0r

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    I see Chris talking about the SSD optimiser, I might give that a go, had been thinking about it before, might carve a chunk out of my boot SSD and see what it does, I could use the VM SSD but that's got 5 VM's sat doing stuff so I suspect there would be more of a performance hit than there would from using the boot drive, I do have a spare 500Gb SSD and some spare channels on my card so could just give it a full drive, undecided..
  6. Trig0r

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    I'm running a Fractal Node 804, I want smaller, so if anything larger capacity drives in a Gen10+ sized unit, stacking them to give 8 drives in a Gen10+ would have been cool at though, anyone got a 3d printer lol
  7. Al_Borges

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    I asked that question on covecube's (drivepool) forum last month and Christopher (drashna) covecube's support guru stated that drivepool didn't have a problem with smr drives https://community.covecube.com/index.php?/topic/5252-smr-drives-compatible-with-drivepool/#comment-31379
  8. I had an unrelated remote support call with QNAP (I have 2x RAID1 two-bay NAS). I asked at the end what was their current advice and was told that I should not use WD SMR on any of their products and was pointed to the WD table posted here. Apologies for asking again, but does anybody have a view whether Stablebit SSD Optimiser cache would help with using SMR drives?
  9. Jason

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    @jackoUK ironically I've running an older Fractal Define XL full tower case now from way back. It's gone thru a series of phases with 8 x 3 TB WD Reds in RAID5. Currently running an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3570K with 32 GB RAM and WSE12R2 (Essentials). Mostly used for Windows client backups, file server storage, Plex Media Server (direct, no remote transcoding) and Blue Iris for IP cameras and a couple Hyper-V VMs for some simple utility tasks, testing, etc. It takes up quite a bit of room in a closet, uses more power than it should and, as such, gives off some heat and isn't silent. My motivation for moving to a HPE Gen10 Plus is entirely the opposite -- to shrink the footprint, reduce noise and power consumption and finally get ILO. Tired of running up and down stairs handling the server box; looking forward to not doing that anymore. Am still leaning toward Windows Server 2016 Essentials since it's newer, based on Win10 and contains the client backup feature I've used (not sure whether client backup history can be migrated from WSE12R2 to WSE16?). WSE19 has been stripped of any real home benefit for me.
  10. JackoUK

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    Most likely HP have judged the business market for small servers correctly ... but I think enthusiasts are looking for something bigger: at least 8 data bays, NVME OS/APP. drive and 10G networking. I can see some options for very large DIY storage builds materialising soon. 1. On the INTEL front the ASUS ProArt Z490 Creator motherboard has both Thunderbolt and 10G features, combine that with a low power CPU such as the 6 core i5-10500T (also providing graphics) and one has a good base for an 8 or 16 data disk storage server. 2. The ASROCK X470D4U2-2T motherboard is a possibility too. No Thunderbolt but a RYZEN 5 2400G CPU might do the trick. Better still if we could use the rumoured Ryzen 7 4000 series CPU's with 6 and 8 cores (will they be OEM only chips?). 3. Those two options will require one or two 8 port HBA's to service the data drives but for an even bigger base something like the GIGABYTE MZ01-CE0 motherboard with inbuilt 16 SATA ports and an EPYC 7252 CPU. Getting expensive now! My interest in such large builds has been stimulated by Fractal Design's new case, the Define 7 XL. https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/define/define-7-xl/black/ One look at the graphics with all those disks and I knew at once how I was going to replace my existing 4 HP Microservers!
  11. Jason

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    https://www.hpe.com/us/en/resources/integrated-systems/ilo-advanced-trial.html
  12. Trig0r

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    I thought iLO on these was a card and a key?
  13. Juggy

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    This QNap card looks very good as well https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CT8WHJL/ref=dp_cerb_1
  14. Juggy

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    Where do you get the ILO advanced key for free?
  15. Juggy

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    Here's one on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Supermicro-AOC-SLG3-2M2-PCIe-Add-Card/dp/B071S3ZY8P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Supermicro+dual+nvme&qid=1590735217&sr=8-1
  16. schoondoggy

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    As this server supports PCIe bifurcation, I think I would try one of these for dual NVMe: https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/accessories/addon/AOC-SLG3-2M2.php
  17. Jason

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    Decided to buy one. Also saw ILO advanced keys are available free from HP for 2020. Got this card. Couldn’t find one that allowed 2 x M.2 NVMe SSD drives though: SilverStone Technology M.2 PCIE Adapter for SATA or PCIE NVMe SSD with Advanced Thermal Solution (ECM22) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZNWS9Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cqj0Eb8MDNN8S
  18. schoondoggy

    WD Red 2-4-6TB drives could be SMR

    Interesting information. Be sure to watch the video: https://www.servethehome.com/wd-red-smr-vs-cmr-tested-avoid-red-smr/
  19. Juggy

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    If one or both of the SSD'd is NVMe you could buy a $20 PCIe card and stick both SSD's in the PCIe slot. Install the 3 HDD's in the regular slots and you still have one free. Alternatively a USB 3.1 DAS or multi-drive dock could solve that problem. It does support Intel Virtualisation. I was talking to a friend of mine about the layout the other day and if HPE had kept the same size as the Gen 10 and slapped in 8 drive bays flat like the 10 Plus this would have been an almost perfect device. Swap the 4 x 1GB NIC's for 2x2.5GB or 2x10GB, even better and a SATA6 header onboard would have been the cherry on top. While it is a fantastic device I do think HPE missed a few crucial tricks on the product.
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  21. Jason

    Gen10+ Anyone got one yet?

    Thinking of buying one. On fence. Would like to retire my large full tower Core i5 Ivy Bridge box. Already have 2 x 10 TB Iron Wolfs running on an LSI card in IT mode. Current system has : 2 Iron Wolfs, 1 SSD OS, 1 SSD For VMs and 1 WD Purple for IP cameras. Too many drives for this Gen 10 Plus. Any ideas? Also does it support Intel Virtualization for using Hyper-V VMs?
  22. Jason

    CPU for Microserver 10plus

    Really hoped this box supported Intel QuickSync on CPU. Seems like a miss.
  23. Al_Borges

    Windows 10 May 2020

    yea big W10 fan. remember how we used to have to reinstall windows every so often to regain performance my current desktop is going on 4 years on the original install
  24. Al_Borges

    email retention policy

    the couple of times I've been involved in this sort of thing , I was told not to delete anything until I was given the go ahead by our legal department I dont think this is being handled properly
  25. cskenney

    email retention policy

    I would refrain from deleting anything that could be pertinent to the case if you already know a lawsuit has been filed. It could end up drawing you into the litigation. I am not a lawyer but I have seen lawsuits happen where an employee computer is taken and entire hard drive is copied to retain records. Many companies have record retention policies to limit the scope of information like this. It is up to the employees to be following the company policy if automatic processes are not already in place.
  26. Trig0r

    Windows 10 May 2020

    Yeah I'm a fan of Win10 tbh, as you say, even on older kit, a Win10 install and an SSD will keep even old machines chugging along nicely..
  27. Trig0r

    email retention policy

    I never delete emails, and at the last place i worked EVERYTHING was given a follow up email, annoyed people but those that it annoyed tended to be those people that say one thing to your face and then something else when its in email form, or when you catch them out they sudddenly remove people that are cc'd into the email.. Be careful, and remember Doing the right thing is always the right thing.
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