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Jan
19
comment Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
Accepting as you verify that it at least works some times. I'll just have to try and see what happens...
Jan
19
accepted Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
Jan
10
comment Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
At least 8. I found a picture of a Sun StorEdge Multipack which seems to have done the thing I want, albeit quite a few years ago...
Jan
10
revised Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
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Jan
10
revised Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
added 225 characters in body
Jan
10
comment Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
But, that said, thank you for sharing your experience! I'll go ahead and try it on a single disk first though... (see update)
Jan
10
comment Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
Well, most of them are a bit clunky. The office does not have a server room, or even a rack, and most enclosures I've found are rackmounted, and seem sized to also contain a motherboard and a small family of chipmunks... What I want is just the disks, a power supply and external multilane connector(s). Those that are not too large are all QNAP or such, ie lots of features I do not want to pay for.
Jan
8
asked Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
14
accepted Where can I see my CAL usage?
Sep
14
comment Where can I see my CAL usage?
@Wesley: Re. the edit: Thank you. I'll contact my reseller. Most likely they'll advice me to just get a few more, and from your and Chris's comments that seems like the way to go. Thanks again!
Sep
14
comment Where can I see my CAL usage?
@Chris: Thanks. If smart phones count, then I guess all users are always logged in. Or at least could be, so I should probably make sure to have CALs for all users, just to play it safe.
Sep
13
comment Where can I see my CAL usage?
Aha. Do you per chance know the definition of "simultaneous users"? Does having a smartphone checking mail count as connected, or is it "Currently logged on to a workstation"? Or even "acually doing work"? Since everybody gets their mail to the phone, most leave their computers logged in, but mostly just 3-4 people are acually working at the same time, it will make some difference in the requirements...
Sep
12
asked Where can I see my CAL usage?
Aug
25
revised Sendmail name resolution problem
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Aug
24
accepted Testing power consumption
Aug
23
comment Testing power consumption
Prime95 managed to get it to draw almost 300 W. I think I'll be fine with that 1000 VA APC...
Aug
23
asked Testing power consumption
Aug
23
comment Sendmail name resolution problem
@Stobor: Less than a year ago, also due to a power failure. Apparently, power failures occur at least anually, and no action has previously been required for mail to resume working