Computer hardware is the collection of physical elements that comprise a computer system.

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Changing motherboard with a different socket type and CPU [on hold]

I'm planning to change my motherboard to a AM3 socket, my socket now is a FM2 do I need to reformat all my drivers or just the driver with the OS on it?
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How to find a Chromebook's bluetooth address?

I want to quickly find the bluetooth device address (a.k.a. bluetooth address, BD_ADDR, bluetooth mac address) of a Chromebook laptop. So far, the only way I've found is slow and not always reliable ...
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Dell PowerEdge C1100 Memory Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge C1100 server with 48GB of DRAM (12x4GB modules, two modules per channel). Now I'd like to add some memory. I do not want to buy more 4GB modules, because it will give me a ...
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SSD hard drive compatibility with Dell 1U and Supermicro 1U [closed]

I have a Dell Poweredge 1850 1U and also a custom 1U Supermicro, both hot swappable drive bays. For some reason, it seems the hdd to ssd drive tray is not working with snapping in. I've used this ...
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make a cloud vps from desktop pcs [closed]

I want to make a cloud vps based on 3 desktop PCs infrastructure with same configuration: CPU intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2x2.66GHz/3M cache/1066MHz DDRam II : 1Gb HDD : sata 80Gb OS: Centos 6.5 What's i ...
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Will msa2324sa work with MSA60?

We have an HP msa2324sa (HP MSA 2000 g2 sas) and need to expand storage. Will the MSA60 work with the msa2324sa? Will the MSA60 support 6TB drives? We're looking at WD Red drives. Why do ...
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Network Card with builtin VPN functionality? [closed]

I am looking for a PCI or PCI Express based Network card with builtin VPN possibilities or a network card which allows to flash its firmware vyatta, ipcop , routeros or any similar os. The idea is to ...
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S.M.A.R.T long self test. Does the test continue after finding bad blocks?

I've been watching a SMART enabled HDD closely recently (connected to an OSX Server, which is not very helpful with SMART output out of the box). The drive is definitely failing- the heads click, ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard - 0x00000091 on boot

I've been attempting to install Windows Server 2012 Standard on some relatively (circa 2007) old hardware. The machine itself is an Intel SE7320EP2 based system running 2x Dual-Core Xeon (64bit) ...
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Systems freezes + Memory issues

I have a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server and increased its RAM to 32GB from 16GB. (for a small business). 1-2 months after the upgrade the system started to freeze seemingly randomly. Whether it was posting ...
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Why are Large Form Factor (LFF) disks still fairly prevelant?

Small Form Factor (SFF) / 2.5" disks seem to have become more popular than LFF disks now due to them being preferable over LFF disks in many scenarios (lower power consumption, higher density, etc). ...
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Coose server hardware for private server [closed]

I am planning to run a Linux server for hosting a java spring application with Tomcat. I need some help to choose the right server hardware to buy. NOTE: I am a student and cannot afford any really ...
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Same hardware/software, significant difference in performance

Introduction I have two sets of machines, set A and set B, with apparently the same hardware/software configuration, but with a significant difference in performance. Machines in set B are up to x4 ...
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Proliant DL160SE G6 motherboard - does it need a 6 pin fan to be connected in order to POST?

I wanted to setup a 2 CPU server, but was not able to even POST with 1 CPU (x5550) and 4gb of ram (unbuffered). I have only the following hardware connected: 1) VGA monitor (checked cables, it ...
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PowerEdge 2950: Can E2118 result in E1422

The past few days I've been setting up a used Dell PowerEdge 2950 server. It's been running fine until just now, when it suddenly stopped while running a fairly heavy task (svnadmin verify). The LCD ...
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R610 PERC 6iR - Incompatible with SATA

I purchased a couple R610 servers which has been a constant source of frustration lately. I got a heck of a deal on them with a single 2.93 Ghz processor and 96GB RAM, so I cannibalized one and got a ...
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Understanding NVMe storage and hardware requirements

I'm a bit confused about the recent developments in PCIe-based storage, particularly as it relates to the NVMe specification and its hardware compatibility. While I've worked extensively with SSDs in ...
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PCI-E with mPCI-E Sandisk won't boot

Configuring a 'new to me' Dell R610 with 6 15K SAS drives, each set paired up into a RAID 1 and then a Sandisk 256GB mPCI-E ...
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Are my disks failing and causing high load on linux?

Today I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on Linux Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS server. Everything went fine. Four hours later monitoring tools alerted me that disk I/O is overloaded. I/O wait has ...
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Is this price right? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place for this, but I do feel as if it is related. I recently bought what I was told is a server from a local Computer Shop. In total the price is £225. I have ...
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Single E5-1600v2 on Dual Socket motherboad

Is it possible to install one E5-1650 v2 on each node on twin 1U, dual socket supermicro 1027TR-TF server? I know that E5-1600 series cannot run in dual socket configuration. The question is that ...
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Getting Rid of the Old/Worthless Data Center Equipment [closed]

I have old and completely worthless routers/modules that are rotting in my office closet from various data center upgrades. I doubt anyone would want to buy this stuff (feel free to contact me ...
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Server destroying and burning my Hard Drives [closed]

Before I start, let me inform you that I have been working as an IT Manager for large international companies for my whole life, and I have received masters degree from IT technology. I therefore ...
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How standardized are rack server components? [closed]

I have a couple of servers at home for personal use, and I'm considering replacing them with rack servers that I'd scrounge up in used condition, just for easier management and whatnot. I don't have ...
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What is this wiring panel and what are these Ethernet “ports?”

In my office's building there is a stone-age LAN rack with some Ethernet ports I've never seen before. I need to find the name of this ports, if they have one, and then buy some cables or adapters. ...
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Is it possible to find a computer's physical location in a room?

I'm currently working on our network monitoring system (NMS) project, and I want to know if there's a way for me to pinpoint where each PC is currently at. Say, for example, we have a room with 40 ...
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Is it safe to use PoE injector for routers that do not support PoE

We bought an Asus router n66U to be installed in a tourist bus along with a server. The bus has a inverter to supply a 220V AC. However, there can be abrupt power fluctuations specially during ...
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Automated hardware testing of HP servers?

As part of provisioning servers we run HP's Insight Diagnostics to test the hardware. This is a manual process. Is there a way automate the running of Insight Diagnostics? There is the hpdiags ...
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Finding out which cciss disk is what /dev/sdX disk (smartmontools & cciss raid controller)

I have a HP server, which has a hardware RAID array (that mostly isn't being used for raiding, the disks are just passed through to the Linux OS). I have 6 SSD disks. 2 are riad mirrored together by ...
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Belkin Enterprise KVM - Displays 88

I just picked up a used Belkin OmniView Enterprise (F1DE216C), and it powers on, but both displays show 88 instead of the expected bank ID. There isn't any output on the attached console screen, ...
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is it possible to move hard disks in raid 5 to pc without raid controller for accessing the information Temporarily?

I want to rebuild my array (RAID 5) for expansion. In the current configuration, I have 3x320GB hard disks giving me about 600 GB usable. I want to replace these hard disks with 3x1TB hard disks ...
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SD card for iDRAC 6 Enterprise - Dell vFlash or “normal” SD card?

I have got the built-in iDRAC 6 Express working on our Dell R610's, but I am about to get some iDRAC 6 Enterprise cards, which can be gotten fairly cheaply on eBay (around 20 USD at the time of ...
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BUG message on xenserver 6.5 - bad memory?

Several times a day I receive the following error in /var/log/messages. The server hangs and requires a reboot to respond again: Feb 1 13:44:54 xenserver-abfuqvrs kernel: [35023.166776] BUG: unable ...
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How many hours of SMART power on hours use should a new hard drive have?

Purchased a new HGST hard drive. Using smartctl on OS X the new drive shows 71 hours of power on hours Does this make sense or is this a sign of a refurbished drive? I can't imagine why the ...
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Fan Speeds on SuperMicro System via IPMI

I have a SuperMicro 4027GR-TRT server that I am running multiple GPUs in. I would like to set the cases fan speed higher that what they are right now using IPMI, although I am not sure how to do it. ...
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Does the SAS Expander / Backplane matter?

If I am buying some used servers with 24-25x SAS that I hope to someday upgrade from 6Gb/s to 12Gb/s RAID, do I need to be concerned at all with the backplane that the drives are plugging into not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Cloud Server - Disks gone Read Only

Disks on our cloud server with our web host went read-only this morning for no apparent reason. Following that a reboot to try and rectify the issue resulted in a non-bootable system. Our Web Host ...
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What are the differences between consumer grade SSDs and the much more expensive enterprise SSDs?

I am in need of a terabyte or so of storage space for Lucene indices on a testing server. I'm having a hard time differentiating between disks like the Samsung 840 evo for about $450 vs SSDs with ...
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Dell R410 and X5690 wont boot

I have an R410 that we opened up to upgrade from 2 x E5520 to 2 x X5690. However after the upgrade network didnt work and we could not even get a monitor output. We tried swapping CPU positions and ...
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cannot remove faulty device from LVM2 raid1 mirror

One of the three disks went off in my LVM raid1 logical volume. (It was a bad experiment actually). The volume is a pure LVM raid1 one (no, not an LVM mirror), without any mdadm / fakeraid. The ...
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Which is the physical device behind the logical /dev/___ device

From time to time I get myself dealing with this same problem: from a linux logical block device (something below /dev/), I need to find the actual hardware behind it (something probably being listed ...
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Data Transfer Speed Hardware Config

First off, I am sorry if this gets a little scattered, it encompasses a large problem for me I have been dealing with for some time. Here is a little background: I operate an educational website ...
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Replacing a failed drive - RAID 1

I have a Dell PowerEdge r310, MS Server 2008, RAID 1 setup. I had a two drives fail in the RAID 1 - leaving only one drive in a healthy state. Picture of disk management: I changed the primary ...
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What does “disti 5 pack” mean in the context of Intel's server boards? [closed]

I've just ordered a motherboard for a new server I'm building. It's description says "INTEL DBS2600CP4 BOARD S2600CP4 DISTI 5 PACK BOARD". However, since I had previous issues with Amazon's ...
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IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server hard drives - Novice help needed

We have just bought a used IBM X3850 M2 (7233) server. The plan being to use it for CFD analysis calculations, taking the workload off our workstations. Not being an expert on these matters... Can I ...
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Parallel disk seek with JBOD

I'm looking to build a 80 TB file based storage system. Ideally, I'd like to do this with a large JBOD and one server with a lot of cores. My question is: Will JBOD containers (like Intel's) allow ...
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What are the the potential drawbacks of using non-OEM hard drives in a server?

I'm currently speccing a Hyper-V host for my company and would like to use solid state drives for local storage. The problem is, most oem drives have a hefty premium when compared to retail ...
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Can I use Emulex LP9802DC-E Dual Channel PCI-X host bus adapter to replace failed LP9002DC-E?

One LP9002DC-E HBA card has failed, and I have trouble finding an exact replacement. However, I was able to find a supplier for LP9802DC-E. From what I can understand on paper, the only substantial ...
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E5-2667V3 or E5-2640V3 for HP BL460c Gen9 and Oracle Linux 6 + Oracle 12c

We are currently designing a new shared environment (2-4 nodes cluster) which will have: HP BL460c Gen9; OEL 6.6; Oracle 12c database on Oracle Grid infrastructure (with ASM). The plan is to have 8-10 ...
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Can I safely mix RAM (ECC) sizes in a server board?

I have a server (actually used as workstation) with a Supermicro X8DA6 motherboard, with 2 installed Intel X5650 processors. It uses ECC RAM. It currently has 6 Kingston KVR1333D3D8R9S/4GHB dimms ...