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I would use an industrial IDE SSD...(another option). It doesn't sound like you need much space, and there are SSDs made specifically for this purpose. I would NOT bother with IDE adapters and consumer-level SSDs for this application. If you do go for compact flash, again, try something that's purpose-built for the application.


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Does it have to be a SATA SSD? CompactFlash cards are pin-for-pin compatible with the ATA standard 1. Which means you can use a passive electrical adapter to connect one to an IDE cable (or two!). Would this give you enough space (I've seen some mahoosive CF cards...), I wonder. It'd give you the reliability of solid state memory, and the oldness of ...


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1) Kingston ValueRam is generally Non-ECC, so stable it won't be. Certainly if you get memory errors, then you might get some pretty serious OS faults. 2) You want a server. A real live server.. That will cost you a lot more than $300. I reckon you should be looking to pay somewhere between $1500 and $3500. Look at the Dell Configurator, and spec up a ...


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You are a bit confused, I will try and keep this simple: DOS is an operating system mainstreamed by Microsoft. BIOS is an operating system (arguably) of very limited nature, that is typically stored as firmware on a motherboard. It is far less functional and complex, it just to "get things going" with relation to the hardware inside a computer, before ...


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It's a 9 year-old server... The DL380 G4 has been eclipsed by the G5, G6, G7 and now Gen8 systems. The model went end-of-life in 2006 or so. That's four jumps in processing and hardware technology. Really, that's all there is to say. It's not a good platform to continue to troubleshoot or invest anything in. Why? You are out of support! The current BIOS ...


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For that much storage, you're going to need a storage solution, not a single server. Something like an Isilon installation, or a clustered/scale-out file solution on either Windows or Linux. Given that you're not even sure how to do RAID for this, I'd recommend that you hire a pro, if this storage is going to be used for something professional. It will be ...


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If you mean the RAID controller built into the motherboard, I'd AVOID IT. It's not true hardware RAID. Motherboard RAID is regarded as the worst of RAIDs, as it is motherboard specific, there are several online instances of the motherboard just losing the RAID configuration and hosing volumes, and in the end, if you're trying to get RAID on the less ...


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To be honest, its very difficult to find the parts that are compatible with ESXi. Especially building from scratch. You are way better off going to a site such as ebay for a used desktop of sorts. Personally, I picked up a Dell T5500 for $525 (Dual Quad-Core processors, 16GB of RAM, RAID card). Otherwise your first step will be to check what is compatible ...


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The Mobo manufacturer should list the compatible CPUs. Check their HCL. Also, building your own pizza-box is almost universally more expensive than buying something from HP, Dell, IBM, SuperMicro, etc. The CapEx is usually a much smaller component of the TCO than OpEx, and your pizza-box is going to have twice the OpEx over its life.


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Do all LGA 1155 Motherboards work with all LGA 1155 CPUs How could we ever know for certain, imagine how long it would take to test every combination, and who's going to do that anyway? If you mean "generally do all LGA 1155 Motherboards work with any LGA 1155 CPU" then the answer is yes, that's the point of having compatible pin-outs. But you do have ...


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A Dual socket board will be configured with two CPU systems that includes memory slots associated to each socket. If there are two memory banks each will be wired to a CPU slot. The memory bank will not be directly available for the other slot. That implies a motherboard with 72GB capacity has 36GB per CPU SLOT capacity. However, if your DIMMs are ...


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Sure it can. My suggestion is: Don't do it. Fill it up to the limit right away. My argument is that in general these kinds of system REQUIRE all CPUs to be 100% identical. If you wait a month too long you may very well run into the required additional CPUs no longer being available.... of being very expensive.


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From the logical operating system view, full ram is accessible to each core. From a performance standpoint, there are differences depending on the memory location and the physical layout of the chips. Memory accesses will be routed through the necessary pathing, probably costing performance, depending on the location. Looking at Nehalem type Boards, packs ...


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Switched PDU. Here's an APC one, but other brands do exist. Basically it's like a power strip, except with C13/C14 sockets, and a bunch of relays, so they're web/snmp controllable.


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After considering the situation, I realized that all of the drives that were having issues were part of raid configurations that I had dismantled. The specific issue was that Windows installation could not find some of the drives from these raid configurations. The raid levels I had used for multiple arrays were 5 and 0 respectively. I theorized that even ...


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I read a post maybe last week that said you can't put a HBA card on the only x16 slot on motherboard that doesn't have onboard video. Is there any truth to this? That would be BIOS dependent, and I don't know about Gigabyte boards. So long as there is some video capability somewhere it should not cause issues putting a non-Video card in that x16 slot.


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No mainboard uses DOS as a firmware. What you mean is the BIOS. It's gradually replaced by EFI, which I would consider a mixed blessing. Non X86-Mainboards use/used entirely different system like OpenFirmware.


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You can use FreeDos. HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool FreeDos I was able to use recently this tutorial: CREATING A BOOTABLE DOS USB STICK FOR BIOS 1. extract the directory “odin” from the FreeDOS .iso image 2. install HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and run it. 3. Select your usb stick, “fat” as filesystem, check “Create a DOS startup disk” and ...


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Only desktop Intel/AMD stuff. On other CPU systems like Itanium you need dummy voltage regulartor modules that are put into the CPU socket. I once (around 2003) bought a MP Board for AMD and plugged in only one CPU. Thought spend 200 Euro more and therefore have a later option (when CPU's are cheaper and my business is going) i can get double speed upgrade. ...


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Fairly stable is not the same as completely stable. Lots of things can mess up in RAM - heat, failing chips, cosmic radiation, gremlins, unstable power. It may only mess up one in a few trillion trillion times - but RAM is reading and writing millions of bits a second. ECC RAM is designed to be able to catch those failures and fix them. For a server, ...


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See here, http://www.jaton.com/vga/graphics_card_detail.php?pid=199 I verified your card is a PCI card. Your motherboard supports, One low profile riser slot supporting 1U or 2U PCIe* riser cards One full height riser slot supporting 1U or 2U PCI-X* and PCIe* riser cards I'm not sure if your card is a 3.3v PCI card to be supported in the adaptive PCI-X ...


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The vCore voltage is the voltage supplied to the CPU, any issues/variations in this would certainly cause the OS to freeze. If you have replaced the PSU and haven't enabled any clocking/turbo/go-faster-stripe options in the BIOS then you have a faulty cpu/socket/mb. You could try the hardware vendors website to see if they provide any diagnostic tools that ...


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You could try this. It is a Linux Live CD. Stress your CPU and hard drive. If the system carries the load, then you might have issues between your motherboard and RAM. I had random freezes in the past, the memtest shows nothing, the system carries the CPU and HDD load, but still freezes on random intervals in Ubuntu. No traces in the logs. It turns out the ...


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Two adapters from Intel. http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/network/1000pm/ and http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/network/1000-mt


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Raid is a HARDWARE solution to redundancy and does not protect from software errors. It is very likely (99%) that the raid card on the MOBO is a Fake-RAID. What i mean by this is that the raid is implemented in SOFTWARE. While there are merits for and against software raid i wont go into them here. What i think has happened here is that during the power ...


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Usually there are extra features for either remote administration (such as "Integrated Lights-Out Management") or reliability (dual power supplies, use of higher quality components, better heat management). If you're not putting the machine in a datacentre and it doesn't cost you money if it goes down, then it's seldom worth the cost.


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I have always stayed away from onboard desktop board controllers (integrated server ones are a different ballpark), horror stories of incremental data corruption, shoddy drivers etc have had an effect. I would go for either an Adaptec (or similar) card that starts at around £100 or go for software RAID. If this is a small deployment, I would choose ...


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ECC support depends on few things: support in chipset (or CPU in case of AMD systems or newer Intel) support in BIOS As such, with new systems support should be straight-forward, but it's non-existent in consumer grade boards. On the other hand, workstation and server boards don't usually ship with new chipsets (on which USB 3.0 support is based). The ...


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Nope, that's not the case sorry, there are lots of different Xeons socket (Slot 2, Socket 603, Socket 604, LGA 771, Socket M, LGA 775, LGA 1156, LGA 1336, LGA 1567 and the latest LGA 1155). What you can do from a physical and electrical level is move between L, W, E and X variants but support for those will be entirely based on motherboard and BIOS, nothing ...



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