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Old Aug 2nd, 2015, 08:28 PM   #61
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Yes, Jezzy. Seems like a collectors puzzle:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xserve_RAID
Diehards will seem to get the XServe raid working, even on Red Hat Linux. But to what expense in time and money?
And, even if you could get it working on an old Mac Pro, you'd have to run OSX Server on it, no?
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Old Aug 2nd, 2015, 09:47 PM   #62
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I know what the op is going through. I did the same. Then with the noise and heat.. Buying a silent cabinet etc... Power consumption.. It just didn't make sense. I loved the style and look of it. If I didn't need the money I would have kept them. But.. Chances are in 10 years you can still find a used one!
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Ya I will definitely consider getting it. 15tb will last me for a while and i already have a E_sata card on my macpro. i'll see how much they are and will go from there, but in the mean time? i will keep the Xserve and Xraid. Collection.
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Never say we didn't warn you . Yes I'm sure you can run the fiber card in your Mac Pro. You would need to install OS X sever for the raid admin if I'm not mistaken.

Now.. You need to buy those adaptors ide to sata but you need to buy the 25$ ones and not the 1$ from eBay

Here's 1 company doing conversion kits

http://www.c3-xtech.com/SataUpg.pdf

Startech are the ones you need:

Validated response - #1)Apple Xserve Raid Tray adding IDE2SAT controller for HD SATA 2.5"

I'm not sure about the size limitation. Google it and you can find others that have done the sata conversion.
Thanks for the link and all.

The adaptor i was looking at was more something like this little guy


as the second link that you posted was the one i was afraid of as the adaptor was about 2.5" and as you notice, the guy is having a bit of a time to install the drive back in the raid. the red one as previously shown, is shorter. they are about 20-25 bux each. I have looked at many adaptors around, but the one in the link "pdf" file I have not seen that one, will look into it in a little deeper.
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My mac pro took the card pretty well, the Xraid is also communicating real good with the Macpro as i finally was able to view the array, but only 2 disks are in there for a total of 250 gig, only time machine can be used at this moment and the noise level has dramatically went down.

I thought about keeping the 2008 Xserve, but it looks like that i will have to sell it after all.
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Keep the xserve and give me your cube ! Yep. Good idea.
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Thanks for the link and all.

The adaptor i was looking at was more something like this little guy


as the second link that you posted was the one i was afraid of as the adaptor was about 2.5" and as you notice, the guy is having a bit of a time to install the drive back in the raid. the red one as previously shown, is shorter. they are about 20-25 bux each. I have looked at many adaptors around, but the one in the link "pdf" file I have not seen that one, will look into it in a little deeper.
The startech ones seem to be the only ones confirmed working. Theres something with the chips or bios that you wont get with the cheaper ones found.
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Keep the xserve and give me your cube ! Yep. Good idea.
You get the cube only if you have tons of IDE drive over >14 X 750 gig, DEAL?
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Darn. I did have 14x750 gb drives for sale a while ago! All gone
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Triste pas de disque dur? pas de Cube. Desole!!!

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Sad no hard drive? no cube, sorry

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