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post #1451 of 7150
I can forsee that having two sets of 8484 to SFF 8282 fan outs is going to be a cabling nightware of extreme porportions.

anyone try a SAS RAID cage out?

I'm looking at this one and thinking that it's worth the money if for no other reason than I just have ONE cable going to up to four drives.. and having two of these in the case has to save a ton of cabling. Even if you use SATA drives.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816702005
Edited by rrc1967 - 3/10/09 at 3:43pm
post #1452 of 7150
I was thinking of one of those awhile back, but I dont have 3 free 5.25 bays unless i change 2 4-way rheostats into a single 8-way...
    
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so it's all workin' now?
Yep...

All 8 drives show up. BBU shows up as fully charged and 23 degrees. Old cpu fan (like P1 something) screwed straight into the existing heatsink.

On that... I take it the smaller chipset without any heatsink is okay as it is?

Thanks for all the help and advice btw
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Yep...

All 8 drives show up. BBU shows up as fully charged and 23 degrees. Old cpu fan (like P1 something) screwed straight into the existing heatsink.

On that... I take it the smaller chipset without any heatsink is okay as it is?

Thanks for all the help and advice btw
the LSI ARM cpu should be ok i think, I put a small little heatsink on there and it doesnt even get hot to the touch. But, I still dont even have any drives on there yet so that could change as I add drives.
    
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Hey Guys,

So after attempting to read this whole thread over the past couple of days (and do this successfully) there is one question that still persists;

WHAT ARE ALL THOSE CONNECTORS FOR??
(sorry did that to get some attention)

I would like to propose to make a list of all of the connectors on the card.

The two i've seen and have been mentioned on the thread are the connector:
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  • For the battery on the left side of the card next to the RAM chip
  • -Sideplate (sorry if the name is off) connector in between the two SAS connectors on the top of the card
    -these are status indicators for the HDD on the card

I'm personally interested about the 2-pin connector above the Intel chip at the right of the card anyone have any ideas about this??
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Heres my LSI ARM chip hs I was talking about


its held on by that ramsink mesh goop crap they put on the nvidia cards in between the heatsink and the ram chips. that stuff has little to no adhesive properties but the heatsink is so tiny and so light it sticks fine


still having BBU issues after messing with the cable. im emailing the ebay seller now.

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Hey Guys,

So after attempting to read this whole thread over the past couple of days (and do this successfully) there is one question that still persists;

WHAT ARE ALL THOSE CONNECTORS FOR??
(sorry did that to get some attention)

I would like to propose to make a list of all of the connectors on the card.

The two i've seen and have been mentioned on the thread are the connector:
-
  • For the battery on the left side of the card next to the RAM chip
  • -Sideplate (sorry if the name is off) connector in between the two SAS connectors on the top of the card
    -these are status indicators for the HDD on the card

I'm personally interested about the 2-pin connector above the Intel chip at the right of the card anyone have any ideas about this??
I did a search on the nets about that 2 pin above the IOP333 and couldnt find anything... im interested to find out what this does also.
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those pins are very similar to the standard HDD indicator lights through i still dont have my card to test it out, anyone willing to test the two pins on right out??
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those pins are very similar to the standard HDD indicator lights through i still dont have my card to test it out, anyone willing to test the two pins on right out??
Check the SAS 8480e manual, they note what many of the components on the logic board are used for. The layout is different, but would probably give a clue.

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DJZeratul, just when I came to discuss potential cooling solutions, you come up with a somewhat nice and easy way to cool it excellent, thanks!

As with fritzman, whose mention of screwing a fan into the heatsink is what I primarily came to ask.

As compatible PCI VGA coolers aren't as readily available to me as they are on newegg, I was going to ask for opinions on the following mod (screwing fan into heatsink):

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...27&postcount=5

But if fritzman's solution is working, I would assume it is a success! And as DJZeratul's too is working, and is safer to apply (less room for error when mounting the fan), it may well be the solution I use on my cards.

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DJZeratul, just when I came to discuss potential cooling solutions, you come up with a somewhat nice and easy way to cool it excellent, thanks!

As with fritzman, whose mention of screwing a fan into the heatsink is what I primarily came to ask.

As compatible PCI VGA coolers aren't as readily available to me as they are on newegg, I was going to ask for opinions on the following mod (screwing fan into heatsink):

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...27&postcount=5

But if fritzman's solution is working, I would assume it is a success! And as DJZeratul's too is working, and is safer to apply (less room for error when mounting the fan), it may well be the solution I use on my cards.

yeah i like that you can remove it easily and have it look like nothing happened. when you screw into the heatsink it strips the paint off and makes it look all mangled when you take the fan off.

for the record, thats a 50mm fan with ~15CFM which should be enough airflow to mimic the dell forced air solution.

when you zip tie it be careful you dont tighten it too much, and tighten each side a click at a time once you get it somewhat taut, because the fan will press down on the heatsink which will press down on the core with more force than the metal clip if you tighten it too much and that would be bad news.
Edited by DJZeratul - 3/10/09 at 9:12pm
    
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