Confirmed, snipping the orange wire (I needed help as I can't see orange) did the job, drive showed up immediately.
Congrats! I wasn't sure you'd be up for the task. A lot of people are afraid to make permanent changes to their equipment.
You can't believe how much pushback I got from @Dominica and @pchiodo about snipping a simple cable on a $2 SATA extension part! For me, it was a no brainer once knowing what it was. But they were up for spending hundreds of dollars to avoid snipping that wire. And it isn't even hard wired to the power supply or anything it's literally just a SATA extension piece! lol Like $2 tops if you don't shop around.
I would have been with @Dominica and @pchiodo on this. Electric scares me. I would think snipping the wire would cause a spark while I wasn't home and come home to a few burning cinders. :-)
That was mentioned as a concern. lol
FFS people need to just STFU if they don’t know how electricity works.
That was exactly my point and why I wouldn't have done it. As for STFU about well, that is where we differ. Those concerns could be alleviated with an explanation of why it would not be an issue.
For electrons to flow you need a circuit. If you cut the wire you don't have a circuit anymore and because of that you don't have any electricity flowing. Since there is no electricity, there can't be any sparks.
If you just cut the wire but don't remove it, then one end can come in contact with the chassis and then you have a circuit and electricity flowing.
Modern switched power supplies (as in your computer) have short-circuit protection. So nothing would happen except that 3.3V will go down to 0V. So if there is anything in your computer that need 3.3V power from the power supply, it will not get it.
If you had something else producing 3.3V (for instance a battery) and you'd short-circuit that, then it can get cause a fire. Just because it's only 3.3V doesn't mean anything.
And sparks is not a problem unless you're in an explosive environment. The problem is that a short-circuit cause increased current running in the wire. That current will turn into heat. That heat causes things to melt and catch fire. And that's how you burn down a house.
Also nice to know is that any electrical circuit inside a computer is low voltage, 12V or below. It can't kill you no matter what you do. It's the same voltage as you have in an ordinary car battery.
The only way to get into trouble with a computer is by disassembling the power supply. There you have lethal voltage.
It really was a new term at the time. But he acts like the concept was new. It was very tried and true in the 1990s. It's an ancient article, just funny that in late 2000 he was thinking that MSPs were some hot, new thing, lol.
@Pete-S They dropped the price to 1061.24 since I posted. lol Interesting. Yes, but that is a max of 12 nvme. I may have misunderstood that option with 8 SAS/SATA. I am guessing that the max of 12 would allow for more SAS/SATA, although it doesn't mention it. My issue was also with the available drive capacities and cost per TB for spinning disks in the 2.5" spec.
Yeah, especially direct from the OEM. Have you thought about buying the storage from xByte instead?
Are their drives brand new? I did price out a server with specs as similar to Dell's as possible and it was only off by a couple grand.
IMHO, I consider their drives are 99.9% brand new as its possible an OEM install was done on the drive or something like that. Plus testing of the drive by the OEM and xByte.
Their hardware is manufacturer refurbished, not used. Big difference.
If you can get a Dell ProSupport (w/w-out) Plus 7 year warranty on the server with the drives from xByte, it doesn't really matter if they are new or not. They are under warranty for 7 years and you have no worries.
Netapp E-Series is the same as the old Dell MD36xxx or the LSI enginio code base (IBM also sold a similar low-end modular array). These things were wicked fast/cost-effective at streaming workloads (got used for Lustre clusters a lot as the DAS on the nodes). Dell's abandoned reselling them for Seagate (Dothill) but they still around
Not wicked fast compared to building your own. And the staggering lack of internal support if anything goes wrong is a big deal... storage is one of those things you want to have work, especially at these price ranges. Having been a NetApp customer, I know that their support is helpless when it comes to trying to do high performance, their crap just falls over and so do their engineers.