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Archive for July, 2018

Rack Gear

by on Jul.18, 2018, under Hardware, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Occasionally you find you have to rack standard desktops or other non-rackable gear in a 4 post rack. I’ve found the StarTech Server Rack Shelf (sold on Amazon http://amzn.to/2uxFdtT) has great build quality and I would buy it again.

Racking an APC UPS on a two-post rack can be an expensive prospect. I’m found this solution on Amazon http://amzn.to/2NFpK2D to be one of the more economical.

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Old SAS Drives

by on Jul.10, 2018, under Hardware

It seems like it’s getting difficult to source SAS drives that are shipping with a variety of Dell servers (such as the one on Amazon http://amzn.to/2L9O5w8). Has anyone used a SAS to SSD adapter in a server RAID array?

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