I'll be live-tooting a bit while @uint8_t replaces the lithium cell on the RAID-card battery module :D
This is the card's home. My old but trusty workstation, iirc it's around six years old already.
@ln ah a human of exquisite brown fan taste.
@adasauce the tower cooler is just so big that i had to remove one of its fans initially. also i can't fit ram with heatsinks that stand out on top under it. but otherwise it's wonderful ^^
@ln that’s a tight build :o
@jorin i may have run out of usable PCIe slots in there.
@ln that’s a lot of graphics card 😮
@ethulhu it's just two. If there wouldn't be the raid card and 10G base-t taking up space there could be three.
@ln what space is there even to fit the card on the motherboard with those massive GPUs? above?
@adasauce nope, below the red ethernet card
@ln same soldering station buddies! Yihua 968 squad
@sophistoche close enough, it's the european market import re-brand of the common chinese ones.
@ln have you put an inline filter on the fume extraction line? The fact it comes with only the tiny 2cm^2 one is so dumb. I made a basic filter with a plastic container and more carbon filter but it’s done a bad job now I’ve looked closer so I need to replace with something better.
@sophistoche oh i haven't thought about that yet. though it would be really nice to combine that with a better connector too. Swapping between the desoldering gun and the soldering iron is a pain.
@ln what’s the model # of yours?
@sophistoche it's Aoyue Int2703A+. I'll see if there's a direct Yihua equivalent.
@ln the processor of the M5015 raid card was running so hot, this was probably the reason the backup battery was cooked
I kept cooling it with a 40 watt SanAce fan while we migrated the data away from it
apparently this is an issue lots of people complained about online
so we got rid of the RAID card and migrated to linux mdraid
performance hit is not perceivable
managing it just got so much easier! see attached photo of the LSI raid card's BIOS
Speaking of firmwares and being out of date, it probably doesn't matter for that card compared to the rest of the world: https://securityledger.com/2019/08/huge-survey-of-firmware-finds-no-security-gains-in-15-years/
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