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Hardware

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

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Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE
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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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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Details on configuring the NUT UPS tools for use with FreeNAS servers connected to a UPS
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Enzotech/Noctua Mod for LSI 2008 based HBA cards Andy Shrum
Upgrading an LSI 2008 HBA to an Enzotech low-profile copper heatsink with Noctua NF-A4x20 PWM fan.
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Fan Scripts for Supermicro Boards Using PID Logic Glorious1
Fan Scripts for Supermicro Boards Using PID Logic 2020-08-20, previous one was missing a file
Scripts for fan fans and fanboys
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Fixes a controller reset issue in LSI 9300-xx HBA cards
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A list to help identify SMR drives that are not clearly labeled as such.
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HW recommendations and good practises for FreeNAS/TrueNAS for the French section
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A small FreeNAS hardware list with Links
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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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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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