“New” “server” has arrived. So have the SATA/SAS controller and hdd backplane.
Unfortunately the 5.25″ bay separator is a bit too big so I had to “fix” it.
The cage works complete with hot swap.
So is the SAS card. Flashed to P20 IT mode without much problem. Someone mentioned it might fail on UEFI motherboard booted to DOS in BIOS mode but I didn’t encounter such problem.
Updated the system BIOS as well.
Processor installed without much problem – finally another server with Ivy Bridge processor. SAS card seems to be a bit problematic when system boot support is enabled. I just disable it and everything seems fine. Ethernet card also installed without problem. SSD thankfully detected without hitch and the OS from previous server boots fine.
Still quite a lot of restructuring needed thanks to two servers being merged but there’s nothing else to do hardware side (unless I decided to buy extra drive to round up the data pool to 6 drives
Office server also done the rearrangement and now has more threads but much less memory.
Office desktop is currently gimped a bit with just E3-1225 but that will be fixed once the DDR4 memory arrives. And then the graphics card will get a downgrade from GTX660 to GT730.
Now waiting for the memory. I hope it arrives this month so I can say goodbye to this memory-starved system as soon as possible.
That reminds me, I should put up old stuff for auction…