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  1. I have 2 Areca ARC-1200 to sell. I just verified that the are all still work, since they haven't been used in about 3 years. I purchased both of these cards brand new. I only played around with building and learning Unraid, but never used it for a storage server on an ongoing bases. I'm sure none of these cards have been powered on for any more than 6 month total if that. One of them has less than an hour because it was purchased new for a spare. $99 each and free shipping is include, but only selling to someone in the lower 48 states. Controller(s) will be shipped UPS. Paypal or money order accepted for payment from established Unraid forum members only. Money order must be received before controllers will be shipped. Thank You, Kerry
  2. I have a SuperMicro AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 to sell. I just verified that it works, since it hadn't been used before. I purchased this card brand new. I was going to use it for another build, but never got around to it. $99 and free shipping is include, but only selling to someone in the lower 48 states. Controller(s) will be shipped UPS. Paypal or money order accepted for payment from established Unraid forum members only. Money order must be received before controllers will be shipped. Thank You, Kerry
  3. I have 5 SuperMicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 to sell. I just verified that the are all still work, since they haven't been used in about 3 years. I purchased all of these cards brand new. I only played around with building and learning Unraid, but never used it for a storage server on an ongoing bases. I'm sure none of these cards have been powered on for any more than 6 month total if that. $75 each and free shipping is include, but only selling to someone in the lower 48 states. Controller(s) will be shipped UPS. Paypal or money order accepted for payment from established Unraid forum members only. Money order must be received before controllers will be shipped. Thank You, Kerry
  4. I've had the Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard, Memory, and Adaptec 72405 controller for about 3 weeks now. The sad part is that they've been sitting on the shelf because I haven't had any time at all to play around with them. I decided tonight to spend a little time on it and see where I could get. I did get the system built, but didn't get far with testing Unraid with it. I took the motherboard, controllers, and cables out of and old server so that I could use it for this stuff. Plus I hadn't used version 5 of unraid at all before, so I had to figure a couple of things out with it. I took power consumption data at various levels of the build so that I could see how much each component was using. I will put all of the results and descriptions at the end of the post. I am using a Corsair AX850 power supply in this build. I was using the latest Unraid RC candidate Version 5 RC15a for this testing. The motherboard used as little at 16.1 watt sitting idle at the unraid console. In the motherboard bios I tried disabling all of the processor cores except for 1, but that didn't have any affect on the power consumption results, so I left all 4 cores enabled for the rest of the testing. The Adaptec 72405 controller only used about 15.0 watts of power at idle. I only had time left to do a quick test with Unraid to see if it would recognize the controller. I set the controller to HBA mode, in its BIOS. I connected a 2TB Western Digital WE20EADS green drive to it. Unraid was able to see the drive on the controller. I was able to copy data off the drive across the network at about 85~90MB/sec. This is as far as I got tonight. Obviously, I need to do a lot more test, but at least the controller worked with Unraid and I was able to use a drive connected to it. Plus the power consumption was low for the controller. I don’t think there is a better solution right now to get 24 ports for only 15.0 watts of power. Power Consumption using Corsair AX850 Power Supply Watts Used 23.2 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard Only(Default Bios Settings) 1 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled All 4 Network Interfaces Enabled Sitting at Bios Screen Disabling all but 1 processor core had no affect 21.9 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard Only 1 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Sitting at Bios Screen 22.4 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard Only 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Sitting at Bios Screen 16.1 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard Only 1 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt) 16.5 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard Only 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt) 35.5 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 (No Hard Drives Attached) Sitting at Bios Screen 31.4 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 (No Hard Drives Attached) (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt) 37.8 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 (No Hard Drives Attached) Supermicro 5 Drive Hot Swap Cage CSE-M35T-1 (Stock fan replace with Noctua NF-B9-1600 FAN) Sitting at Bios Screen 33.8 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 (No Hard Drives Attached) Supermicro 5 Drive Hot Swap Cage CSE-M35T-1 (Stock fan replace with Noctua NF-B9-1600 FAN) (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt) 40.0 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 Supermicro 5 Drive Hot Swap Cage CSE-M35T-1 (Stock fan replace with Noctua NF-B9-1600 FAN) 1 Western Digital 2TB WD20EADS Hard Drive Drive Spun Up (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt) 35.7 - Supermicro MBD-X9SPV-M4-3QE-O Motherboard 2 memory SODIMM (Kingston KVR13LSE9/8) All 4 Processor Cores Enabled *Only 1 Network Interfaces Enabled Adaptec 72405 Supermicro 5 Drive Hot Swap Cage CSE-M35T-1 (Stock fan replace with Noctua NF-B9-1600 FAN) 1 Western Digital 2TB WD20EADS Hard Drive Drive Spun Down (Booted up on Unraid 5 RC15A sitting at console prompt)
  5. I was think the power consumption would be almost identical as well, so I might as well spend a few more bucks an get a quad core in case I ever want to use it for something else. I actually tested the dual core vs quad core theory out back a couple of years ago with the. Xeon L3406 vs. the Xeon L3426 http://ark.intel.com/products/47555/Intel-Xeon-Processor-L3406-4M-Cache-2_26-GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/43233/Intel-Xeon-Processor-L3426-8M-Cache-1_86-GHz I just can't remember for sure what the how come was. I have a 2nd Supermicro X8SIA-F Motherboard server that isn't being used, it might have a quad core in it. I can't remember that either. I'll have to check that out, if I get the time. Here I thought I was the only one that thought like that! I was considering building a new house and was wanting to build it with double offset wall to eliminate thermal bridging which could get the side walls around R47 (4" Closed cell foam and 6" R19 bat), of crouse the house would be sealed so tight that it would cost me an air exchanger! I also paid full price for my Galaxy Note 2 smart phone, so that I could have a cell bill that was less then $20 a month with Ting. That one actually does pay back in less then a year.
  6. I got started again on this idea when I was reading your post! I tried it a couple of years ago and ended up with the machine in my signature. I just wasn't happy with it I guess or else it was time for something new. I did get an Adaptec 72405 ordered the other night. It's shipping from California and I'm in Michigan, so I'm assuming that it will be at least 6/10/2013 before I recieve it. I found a sweet deal on a used one on Ebay from a reputable seller that provided a 1 year warrany for $645 so I jumped on it. Plus it came with the flash module for that price which I don't need. I should be able to put the flash module back on ebay and get $150 for it. That money will cover the cost of the cables. I thought the deal was so good that I bought 2. I might have bought more, but that was all that they had! Now, the best deal I see on ebay for a used one is $750 and it doesn't include the flash module. The 2nd one might just be to make a quick profit to get some money back in the paypal account. You can get new ones for $850 here: http://www.provantage.com/adaptec-2274900-r~7ADPR043.htm I've had good luck with Adaptec controllers in the past plus the last one held it's value pretty well. I bought a series 5 24 port 52445 used on ebay for $900, used it for 3 years and sold it for $750 as soon as I saw the news about the series 7 being on the way. Now, I'm able to buy a series 7 for less than I sold my last series 5 for. I really lucked out on that one. It doesn't usually work quit so well. Yes, I do realize that the ROI just isn't there. If i was looking at ROI, I would just keep using the machine in my signature. Even if I reduce the power consumption, it will never pay for the new hardware even with selling the old. However, I do have a pet peeve with monthly bills and like to keep them low. That gives me money to support my computer habit. lol The Areca 24 port controllers might work, but the spec show 28.81watts for them. http://www.areca.com.tw/products/1882.htm Plus they are really expensive as well. There does seem to be success using Areca controllers with unraid plus some awesome flexibility. http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=19507.0 You are correct. The therotical throughput of the 72405 would be identical to the 2760A. 72405 Gen 3 PCI express has 1GB/s per lane X 8 lanes = 8GB/s 2760A Gen 2 PCI express has 500MB/s per lane X 18 lanes = 8GB/s The X9SPV-M4-3UE (Dual Core) $636 http://www.wiredzone.com/Supermicro-X9SPV-M4-3UE-Motherboard-w--3rd-Gen-Core-i7-3517UE~10022339~0.htm The X9SPV-M4-3QE (Quad Core) $738 http://www.wiredzone.com/Supermicro-X9SPV-M4-3QE-Motherboard-w--3rd-Gen-Core-i7-3612QE~10022357~0.htm I'm not sure about the power consumption. My guesstimate would be some where below 18watts. You're deffinately way ahead in the low cost catagory! I usually don't keep my hardware long enough to see much of a ROI at all. I like to play with the new stuff and get familiar with it for a few months. I usually end up selling it while its's still worth a good bit. Then I find something else to buy. Yes, I found that out my last go a around. I can't seem to find all of the data for the actual power consumption, but I measured the actual for each component. I'm thinking the supermicro 3X5 cages with fans was about 1.5W each. Don't quote me on that one, since it's coming from my memory. And the Supermicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 controller were some where around 5 to 6 watts each. I almost considered remove the cages, but those cages are so handy when your playing around with stuff.
  7. Does anyone know or have thoughts on what the idle power consumption difference would be between a i7-3517UE 1.7GHz Dual Core processor and a i7-3612QE 2.1GHz Quad Core processor on the same motherboard? Both CPU's are 3rd Generation I7's. I am looking at these processors embedded on the same Supermicro motherboard under the model numbers listed below with links to the specifications. Links to the CPU specifications are also listed below. I'm asking because if the idle power consumption would be almost idetical, I might as well get the quad core in case I ever want to use it for something else. If the quad core is going to cost me a few watts in power consumption, I will go with the dual core. Motherboards with the CPU's X9SPV-M4-3UE http://www.supermicro.com.tw/products/motherboard/Xeon/QM77/X9SPV-M4-3UE.cfm X9SPV-M4-3QE http://www.supermicro.com.tw/products/motherboard/Xeon/QM77/X9SPV-M4-3QE.cfm CPU Specifications: i7-3517UE http://ark.intel.com/products/65713/ i7-3612QE http://ark.intel.com/products/65710/ Thanks to all in advanced, Kerry
  8. While the Adaptec card is a X8 card, it is a Gen 3 PCI Express which gives it a througput of 1GB/s per lane. The Supermicro motherboard has a Gen 3 PCI Express slot so the card would perform to it's maximum capability. The RocketRaid 2760a is a X16 card, but it's a Gen 2 PCI Express which give is a through put of 500MB/s per lane. The throughput cabpability of the Adaptec card should match the RocketRaid. PCI Express bandwith info: http://www.chipestimate.com/tech-talks/2011/03/15/Synopsys-PCI-Express-3.0-A-Protocol-in-Transition
  9. Yes. Becuase the Adaptec 72405 should only use 18watts of power compared to the 28watts for the RocketRaid 2760A. This would give a 2nd option for a 24 port signal controller. Also, the RocketRaid 2760A still appears to have performance concerns with partity checks according to the other thread here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=27460.150
  10. Does anyone know or have thoughts if the Adaptec Series 7 controller, specifically the 72405 might be compatible with Unraid or not? The specifications show that is supports HBA mode. http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/products/series/7/ Yes, I know this is an expensive card and would be a waste of raid hardware and that 24 ports can be achieved for a lot less cost. The reason would be to reach a high port count on a mini-ITX motherboard that only has a single expansion slot. Since the controller is a PCI Express Gen3 8X, speed shouldn't be an issue. I have the Supermicro X9XPV-M3-3UE motherboard in mind for the setup. Yes, I know this isn't cheap either! http://www.supermicro.com.tw/products/motherboard/Xeon/QM77/X9SPV-M4-3UE.cfm My idea here is to have the best performance and lowest power consumption. I've built high port count Unraid servers before tyring to keep power consuption low, but was never happy with the results. I saw the thread here: http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=27460.msg244046#msg244046 where someone is working on a 24 port low power server. Between this and the soon to be released version 5, I thought it might be time to try again! According to this article http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5225/adaptec-by-pmc-asr-72405-enterprise-raid-controller-review/index5.html the Adaptec 72405 would use just 18 Watts of power. Thanks, Kerry
  11. I was just curious if it is possible to power off a drive instead of using spin down? Just looking for more ways to save power. Thanks, Kerry
  12. I have this listed on eBay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/160729128589?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Intel Xeon Processor L3426 8Mb Cache 1.86 GHz 3.2GHz Turbo 4 Cores 8 Threads Socket 1156 I bought this boxed processor new. This was used for less than 6 months. This comes with the intel boxed heat sink and fan. The heat sink and fan were never used. The heat sink still has the thermal compound on it. The complete specifications for the processor can be viewed on Intel’s website here: http://ark.intel.com/products/43233/Intel-Xeon-Processor-L3426-%288M-Cache-1_86-GHz%29
  13. I am selling this on my ebay listing located here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/160729168071?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Supermicro X8SIA-F Socket 1156 Motherboard Completed details for this board can be viewed directly from Supermicro’s website here. http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon3000/3400/X8SIA.cfm?IPMI=Y Warning IPMI DOES NOT WORK due to a bad BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) Chipset This board was in use for about 6 months on my fileserver before I tried to use IPMI functionality. IPMI was new to me and when I tried to get it to work it wouldn’t. I worked with Supermicro on trouble shooting the IPMI not functioning. After working with them for a while, they determined that the BMC chipset was bad and that the motherboard would have to be sent to them to have it repaired which I never did. Other than no IPMI functionality, the board worked great and was very stable running a Linux file server. I used this system for about a year with no problems other than the missing IPMI functionality. Since I was running this board under Linux, I’m not sure if the faulty BMC chipset would prevent any of Supermicro’s hardware monitoring software under windows from working or not. I’m not sure if that is dependent on the BMC chipset or not. If you don’t need IPMI functionality, this could make a very good cheap server motherboard for you. Please do not buy this motherboard if you want IPMI functionality! I will provide a 60 day money back guarantee so you can be comfortable with buying this board at a bargain price while making sure it is stable for your needs. The only thing I ask is that the serial number of the motherboard is the same one that I sold to you! The listing includes: 6 – SATA Cables 1 – Backplate 1 – Manual 1 – cd rom 1 – FDD Cable
  14. I was looking for the operating systems tools behind unraid that can expand a partition that isn't controlled and protected by unraid. If I have a 4TB raid 5 array and then expand the volume with another disk through the hardware raid controller, are there operating system tools available to expand the partition without data loss or are there only tools available to create it from scratch? Thanks, Kerry
  15. I was needing it to be bigger then 2TB. I was also thinking if it was on a raid 5 or raid 6 array that I could easily expand it. I'm guessing the raid 5 or raid 6 hardware could easily expand the volume size, but does unraid contain any tools to expand the partition size without deleting it and re-creating it? One of my biggest concerns was that the controller wouldn't be able to spin a raid 5 or 6 array down, like it could a raid 1. That's good to hear that it should spin them down. Thanks, Kerry