The following is a public service announcement
(as an update to the previous public service announcement)
After exhaustive troubleshooting this past week, I’m 95% certain the issues I’ve been experiencing are power related. Random I/O Timeouts, weird IOPS test results, randomly disconnecting drives, firmware re initializations, etc. I almost expected it when I received the case. The power supply that was “rated” to be 550W seemed kind of flimsy. I was shocked when I removed it from the case last night at how light it was. My first thought was, “Yep, this can’t be good.” As a replacement I chose to use an 1100W Dell Server Power supply with a Platinum Plus 80 rating which is a bit of an overkill but I wanted to make sure I’ll never have any power related issues ever again. Let’s face it, your data is pretty important so a little overkill isn’t a bad thing. Okay, maybe I’m using a bazooka here to hunt a rabbit but dead is dead.