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C2550D4I dead

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C2550D4I dead

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Post by joel1 » 17 Jun 2017 16:15

Hi,

I have been running my NAS on a ASRock C2550D4I for a couple of years without issue. Suddenly this weekend my NAS was down, some investigation makes me believe it is the Intel bad C2000 CPU issue. This leaves me with, do I just replace the board with another which gets the NAS back up the quickest, and accept it will probably also die. Or do I go for something else. I don't mind the something else route, my the challenges are,

An ECC compatible ITX MB and at least 8 SATA 3 ports.

If I change MB and SATA layout, how much of a pain is it going to be to set the array back up? I am using ZFS with a 6 disk array. How bad is it to get mapping sorted out? Does the config file I have saved away only apply to that MB and setup?

Of all things to fail, the MB is not what I was expecting.

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by ChriZathens » 17 Jun 2017 17:22

Hardware is irrelevant with ZFS..
Get a replacement board, attach your disks, restore your config and you're done.
Over the years I have changed motherboards, CPUs, ram modules..
My data is still there, as from the start..
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by joel1 » 17 Jun 2017 17:57

Good to know that ZFS doesn't care. I spent a few hours looking for a replacement mini ITX and nothing jumps out, all have too few SATA ports. I wouldn't mind just getting a PCIe sata card, but even a suitable one of those is difficult. Seems most mini ITX boards have 1 x1 slot.

For now I have another ASRock on the way. Hopefully will get me by until I find a better solution. Maybe change my chassis and not be as tied to the mini ITX board size, but I really do like the Silverstone DS 380 box.

Thanks

Joel

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by spy0r » 19 Jun 2017 08:27

what are your reasons to think that this is related to the C2000 issue?
NAS4Free 11.0.0.4 x64-embedded - Lian Li Q25b - AsRock Rack C2550D4I - 4x8Gb ECC Ram - 128Gb SSD Swap/Log/Extensions - RaidZ1: 3x3Tb Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) - Backup: 1x8Tb Seagate Archive (ST8000AS0002) - APC Back UPS PRO (550VA)

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by sleid » 19 Jun 2017 19:12

Regarding the C2X50D4i do not forget to put a small radiator on the 2 Marvell controllers, they are real heaters !!
When one of these chips dies, it prevents the motherboard from starting.
12.0.0.4 - Reticulus (revision 6991)
FreeBSD 12.1-RC1 #0 r353550M: Tue Oct 15 16:23:25 CEST 2019
X64-embedded sur Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.40GHz Boot UEFI
ASRock C2750D4I 2 X 8GB DDR3 ECC
Pool of 2 vdev Raidz1: 3 x WDC WD40EFRX + 3 x WDC WD30EZRX

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by spy0r » 20 Jun 2017 12:46

sleid wrote:
19 Jun 2017 19:12
Regarding the C2X50D4i do not forget to put a small radiator on the 2 Marvell controllers, they are real heaters !!
When one of these chips dies, it prevents the motherboard from starting.
do you have a picture how you did this?

something like that: https://www.caseking.de/aluminium-kuehl ... a-233.html ?
NAS4Free 11.0.0.4 x64-embedded - Lian Li Q25b - AsRock Rack C2550D4I - 4x8Gb ECC Ram - 128Gb SSD Swap/Log/Extensions - RaidZ1: 3x3Tb Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) - Backup: 1x8Tb Seagate Archive (ST8000AS0002) - APC Back UPS PRO (550VA)

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Re: C2550D4I dead

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Post by sleid » 20 Jun 2017 18:26

Use Arctic Silver Adhesive to stick the heatsinks you cite as an example.
Use the minimum necessary because the IC pins are not far from the surface and the Artic silver is conductive.
One heatsink is required for each Marvell; They are located between the 2 quartz and 6 sata white outlets.
12.0.0.4 - Reticulus (revision 6991)
FreeBSD 12.1-RC1 #0 r353550M: Tue Oct 15 16:23:25 CEST 2019
X64-embedded sur Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.40GHz Boot UEFI
ASRock C2750D4I 2 X 8GB DDR3 ECC
Pool of 2 vdev Raidz1: 3 x WDC WD40EFRX + 3 x WDC WD30EZRX

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