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Hardware

Techniques and information specific to particular hardware but not directly related to FreeNAS software.

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HDD Spindown Timer ngandrass
Monitors drive I/O and forces HDD spindown after a given idle period. Resistant to S.M.A.R.T. reads.
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Fan Scripts for Supermicro Boards Using PID Logic Glorious1
Scripts for fan fans and fanboys
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Using HBAs with external SAS ports to scale your FreeNAS system
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Disk Price/Performance Analysis Buying Information farmerpling2
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Excel Spreadsheet of many NAS/Desktop dsk drives providing buying information on price/power usage,
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Informational videos, mostly about SAS hardware Chris Moore
SAS controllers, expanders and performance
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A small FreeNAS hardware list with Links
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Supermicro X10 and X11 motherboard FAQ Ericloewe
Listing of common questions regarding Supermicro X10 and X11 boards and answers to those questions
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So, you’ve decided to buy a Supermicro X11 Xeon E (Coffee Lake) board... Ericloewe
A guide to popular Supermicro X11 Coffee Lake motherboards.
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Find a drive on a SAS backplane Chris Moore
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Latest 2018-March instructions from napit.org about flashing
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So, you’ve decided to buy a Supermicro X11 Xeon E3 v5/6 board... Ericloewe
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Hard Drive Troubleshooting Guide (All Versions of FreeNAS) joeschmuck
Basic information on how to troubleshoot hard drive failures using SMART data
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Hardware Recommendations Guide Ericloewe
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Hardware Recommendations Guide Rev 1e) 2017-05-06
Community hardware recommendations for FreeNAS servers, oriented towards new users.
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Script to light up disk failure LEDs when disks fail
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Detailed newcomers' guide to crossflashing LSI 9211/9300/9311 HBA and variants S
Making sense of the software, the process, getting it to work first time. Includes EFI and OEMs
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Instructions for replacing the motherboard on a FreeNAS Mini or Mini XL server
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A primer on the basics of SAS and its relation to SATA
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Everything you wanted to know about Seagate model numbers
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