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[SOLVED] missing magic smoke

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[SOLVED] missing magic smoke

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my oldest NAS hardware [originally FN7] power supply turned to stuff.
sadly a proprietary size for the mini ATX Atom and now
only available used at unobtanium like $$$

the fellow I gave it to has a "bigger" medium form factor dell desktop for a transplant.

he remembered the password and I can use a hay-wired in PS to extract the config.

the boot drive on the old Atom is a 44 pin SSD with a 44 to 40+pwr cable
I will likely switch to SATA SSD.

should be easy [or not]
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Re: missing magic smoke

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was-armandh wrote:
08 Nov 2019 03:53
my oldest NAS hardware [originally FN7] power supply turned to stuff.
sadly a proprietary size for the mini ATX Atom and now
only available used at unobtanium like $$$

the fellow I gave it to has a "bigger" small form factor dell for a transplant.

he remembered the password which means I can use a hay-wired in PS to extract the config.

the boot drive on the old Atom is a 44 pin SSD with a 44 to 40+pwr cable
I will likely switch to SATA SSD.

should be easy [or not]
The 44-pin connector is used to connect 2.5" drives to a PATA port. You could either use a PATA to SATA adapter to connect a SATA drive but the transfer rate will be limited to PATA max, (which is 133MB/s) or you could install a SATA card if the mainboard doesn't provide SATA ports.
1) XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U3, 22GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, LSI 9300-8i IT mode in passthrough mode. Pool 1: 2x HGST 10TB, mirrored, L2ARC: Samsung 850 Pro; Pool 2: 1x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, SLOG: Samsung SM883, services: Samba AD, CIFS/SMB, ftp, ctld, rsync, syncthing, zfs snapshots.
2) XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U3, 8GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, IBM M1215 crossflashed, IT mode, passthrough mode, 2x HGST 10TB , services: rsync.

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Re: missing magic smoke

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there are spare SATA ports on the target hardware and I have a spare 60 GB SATA SSD.
so I will hook up temporary power, extract the old config, provision a SATA SSD, and move the data drives.
if the old Atom box will not post I can use an adapter to boot the PATA SSD and get the config on the new hardware.
then switch to the new SATA SSD. the problem stems from the old Atom box having only 2 PATA, one m/s SATA port,
and the single expansion slot used by a Gb NIC, 10/100 disabled. like I said, a give away, chock full of compromises.
worst case it is a little more work without the config. I am sure the dell will be a faster CPU. hopefully equal threads too.
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Re: missing magic smoke

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less than an hour job

I used a spare [too big to mount] power supply to boot the original mobo & PATA boot SSD,
reset the password, and down loaded the config file.
put the 2 data drives and a SATA boot SSD [Xi previously installed] into the provided Dell.
Boot, set NIC and IP, restore config file, and check for operation.
put the cover on and clean up the bench area.

A very easy transplant surgery.

at the location it works fine on the bench and we note the DHCP obtained IP address

under the bench it won't boot
[reconnect monitor] and see we forgot to change the "halt on all errors" to BUT keyboard
reconnect KB and correct BIOS halt option. retest to work w/o KB; all is well
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Re: [SOLVED] missing magic smoke

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the original atom board and Xi embedded on a 32 Gb PATA SSD was moved to a desktop junk case and a pair of data drives added [1/4TB]
works and ready to give away to an interested person at the local nix or amateur radio groups

update

guts boxed up for future show and tell
case and PS now used with an i3 CPU & MOBO
drives and boot medium moved in from a slower box.
that 2 core AMD box [empty of drives] now spare.

further update

the boxed up guts; Atom MOBO, Xi boot SSD, mirrored data drives given
to a fellow who's old N4F quit [Intel ddr1 mobo with 512 Mb chip set limit]

my seemingly endless chain of updates from N4F to Xi is now complete
with all four at 8Gb RAM three i5, one i3, all fast and stable and low KWH

one old/slow atom Xi in use by my daughter
one old/slow atom Xi MOBO & drives gifted.
one former Xi, former-former bit miner, AMD 2 core FM2 & cool master cube style is surplus and ready for a project/or as a test sled
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