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  1. 2 points
    https://www.woot.com/plus/microsoft-surface-books-surface-pro-4-tablets?ref=w_cnt_gw_dly_wobtn
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    As I do not plan to build any more of the SDM Rev4 brackets, I have decided to share the schematic. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao9ObX1BCpuXsstkeE7Jc5cyRmYTFQ?e=8ouDcP Edit- This is a Visio file. If you download it and open it Visio you will see the scale of the drawing.
  3. 1 point
    The B120i showed an error because after reboot it was missing drives as you moved the drives to a different controller. It should not show that error after future reboots. Drive clicking is generally not a good sign. It could be that DrivePool is checking drives. You should check in their tools to see that everything is OK. The red light on the front of the server should be listed in the error log in iLo. Log into iLo to see if an error is listed there. This is the B120i user guide: https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c03326739
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    If it's any help to anyone in the future I picked up 2 x 8gb Crucial CT8G3W186DM 1866MHz ECC UDIMM's from eBay. I put them in last night and they were recognised straight away without issue.
  5. 1 point
    This was the same hardware that powered my last WHS2011 server around 6 or so years ago This hardware is close to 10 years old. Do you really want to put the time and effort to learn and get server 2019 running on it? If your current whs2011 machine is still functioning, then continue to use it as a plex server/file server. Set up file shares the traditional way and not install the whs connectors There are plenty of apps available for file syncing and backup If you need to go away from whs2011, then there are several free or low cost alternatives like freenas, openmedia vault or unraid. There is a forum subsection on this with tons of info You could also see if you could get windows 10 on it. Might even still be able to upgrade for free https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/
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    Watching classic movies Went thru all of the "Thin Man" movies. - nick and nora/ william powell and myrna loy For recent flicks , really can recomend "Yesterday", especially if you are a beatles fan Also building a new R/C airplane from scratch in my shop Remember when most of our liesure time wasnt spent in front of a lcd screen
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    hmmm. oak island is our new 'watch together' choice and my better half also likes 'the voice'. but I have worked from home 'forever' so the dish load is just business as usual. I wish i had time to take walks or catch up on some shows.
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    It is amazing how many dirty dishes there are when everyone is home!
  9. 1 point
    I throw this out every once in a while. Is anyone interested in writing up "semi-formal" reviews here on the forums? I say semi-formal because they don't have to be pro level, just a good attempt at telling the story about the gear. Something you have purchased lately. You don't have to go buy stuff, just incorporate what you have already have purchased. Hit me up with any questions. You never know where it will lead!
  10. 1 point
    I'd be interested in hearing how the 3-way installation goes. I used to have such a setup until that day the electric company sent kilo-volts into the low voltage lines.
  11. 1 point
    As others have said a fresh install is the best route. Belarc Advisor is a great tool to give you an inventory of what is installed on your current drive: https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor If you are on Windows 10, Windows Media Creation Tool will create an image for a clean install: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
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    I agree with both nrf and Al. I dont know if all the manufacturers of SSD come with cloning software but I do know the very popular and good Samsung ssd come with it. For quick and easy, clone the drive but if you want to do it right then backup your files and do a fresh install. Every few years I always do a fresh install of the OS and it's amazing the new life it breathes.
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    You didnt mention your OS One of the best features of windows 10 is the ability to reset the OS from a simple reset to a full blown reformat and reinstall A fresh w10 install is the best way to bring new life to a older mach9ne in my experience You dont even have to touch your old disk. Just download a new image and install on your SSD
  14. 1 point
    I imagine its a case of what they are certified for, rather than the max they can actually take, its not like they have the time to test every single drive and certify all of them..
  15. 1 point
    when last I did one of these I put the ssd in a usb dock, used the included software to clone the c drive to it, then switched put the ssd in the place where the spinner was. hopefully you have some backup mechanism in case issues arise.
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    I have 7mm and 9.5mm stackers if you want to buy them. Here are the drawings if you want to make them: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao9ObX1BCpuXss85xzwdECnqBXrOaQ?e=FAfzZe You need to download the file and open it in Visio to see the scale to determine the dimensions. I only have the SDM R3.5 version left.
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    ok, I tried it, no surprise what ad I saw. can you assure us you will not be pulling in any javascript from external sites? talk about a transparent advertiser, when I clicked the link and went to their site a little box dropped down reminding me whose affiliate link I had used. nice!
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    Those holes are not used. I was going to mount another device there, but it did not workout. You need to open the file in Visio to see the scale of the drawing. From the left edge of the bracket, those holes are 3/8" edge to center.
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    if you are trying to be careful during startup you can initially have the two virtual NICS connected to virtualization lans, and use the console to assign the NICs and set their IP settings. then you can unleash them on the outside in the desired configuration. enjoy!
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    For mounting drives: https://www.trfastenings.com/products/catalogue/screws-and-bolts/Machine-Screws/Countersunk-Head/Cross-Recess-H-Drive/TR00008114-100 For mounting the bracket: https://www.amazon.com/SGTKJSJS-Computer-Thumbscrews-Thread-Fastener/dp/B07X4WTTV7
  21. 1 point
    I”m heavy with Alexa just because of its inherent flexibility with smart home integration. Got an Echo device in practically every room that controls music (Spotify, Amazon Music, Plex), lights, A/C, fans, smart plugs, TV/entertainment center, etc. It runs Routines, both scheduled and on-demand, and it’s practically the center of my home automation. I also have a single Google Home Mini, just so I can keep tabs on their development. But to date, I still find Alexa to be better all around. When I ask GH to do certain things, I don’t always get what I meant it to do. Alexa, in that respect, is more predictable.... I love it. I suggest you get both an Echo Dot and Google Home Mini. They’re very inexpensive. Try both platforms for as long as you want and eventually stick to the one that works the best for you.
  22. 1 point
    Interesting question. Had both systems in my house for a while. I believe they have basically the same functionality but with some differences For example, my smart garage door is very well integrated with google assistant but not so well with alexa. I have whole home audio set up with a chromecast on my main audio system. Works with google but not amazon Do you use ring or nest devices? I think that google assistant works best with android phones, are you an iphone user? In the end I gave my alexa devices to my brother, who gave me his google devices. I think we are both equally happy. Having a common ecosystem is important Would be worth buying or borrowing a device and see if it matches yourneeds
  23. 1 point
    One of the offspring has an XBox, the other a Surface 3, my rig is safe for now... Ended up with the m.2 drive, just about to clone the SSD to the m.2 now, should be about 3Gbps faster once its done, wonder if it'll actually be like going from your old spinner to an SSD again or if it'll be unnoticeable.. I know I should really do a reinstall but i CBA, its Saturday evening..
  24. 1 point
    Good overview: https://www.servethehome.com/hpe-proliant-microserver-gen10-plus-v-gen10-hardware-overview/
  25. 1 point
    Introductory pricing is always high. The design of this server and other interaction I have had recently with HPE, lead me to believe that home media server and home lab server are not the target customers for this server.
  26. 1 point
    You will be able to install that BIOS. Normally, BIOS updates are only available if you have a warranty or service contract. The latest BIOS is available without a warranty or service contract because it has patches for Intel CPU security bugs. All other drivers and firmware are free to download.
  27. 1 point
    That would be a MS Gen8. Nothing too difficult in changing CPU. Clean off the old thermal paste and apply a very thin coat of new paste. Tighten the heatsink screws down evenly. It is a good idea to be sure you are running the latest BIOS before the swap.
  28. 1 point
    In my quest for a green world I wanted to lower the power consumption of my microserver Gen8 a bit. So, I gave it a try and bought a PicoPSU from minibox. My current setup: - G1610T - 12GB ram (4GB original / 8GB kingston) - 1 TB drive (original HP drive that came with the microserver) - HP ODD (original HP drive) - B120i is used for SATA. - Balanced power profile I always measure the power consumption with a "plugwise" system. I don't know if it's available over the sea but it generates a mesh network of power plugs which give the numbers on your PC. It's capable of measuring low watts (tv standby for example) and it seems to be accurate. That said, original power supply - System off: 5 watts - System on / boot / bios etc: lot of variation with a maximum of 50 watts - System idle (2012R2): 33 watts (disk spinning) New components: - Mini box picoPSU-160-XT - Seasonic 80watts 12v Level V power adapter. (over 87% efficiency) The default power supply only has 3 connectors: - 24pin ATX - Berg connector (the old powerconnector for the floppy drive) - Molex 4pins picoPSU only has the ATX and Molex so you need a split cable for the berg. Step (the removal of the PSU can also be found in the service manual of the microserver) Disconnect the power cable from the mainboard Disconnect the odd power supply and the molex 4 pins under the odd bay. Remove the power supply by removing 3 screws on the back and 1 at the front. Grab your new picoPSU While searching in my box with cables I found an old cable with a berg connector and a molex. Great for this project. I think I own this cable for more than 10 years now ;-) Attach the picoPSU, notice the berg and molex connector are already attached. Replace the ODD Connect adapter ;-) That's it. It took about 30 minutes. Perhaps I place the old PSU back (non operational) because of the silly hole in the back. The 12v connector will be drilled out in the PCI plate when I have time to do it. Now the new power consumption measures: - System off: 5 watts (no diff) - System on / boot / bios etc: lot of variation with a maximum of 45 watts = minus: 10% - System idle (2012R2): 27 watts. (disk spinning) = minus 18% By the way, changing the power profile from Balanced to low power consumption didn't change the idle values but did cap the maximum a bit.
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