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Help pick parts for new server

I just purchased my first server! I purchased this one Here.

 

Chassis: Dell PowerEdge R6415 8x 2.5" Drive Bays
Processor: 1 x AMD EPYC 7601 2.2GHz, 64M Cache, 32C
Memory: 64GB DDR4 (4x 16GB PC4-2666)
I/O Slots: 1x PCIe 3.0 slot LP
NDC: 4x 1GbE RJ45 Quad Port LOM
Optical Drive: No Optical
RAID Controller: H730P
HDD: No HDD's, No Trays
PSU: 550W Redundant Power Supply
Remote Access: iDRAC9 w/ Lifecycle Controller (No power capping)
Rails, and Power cords Included

 

 

 

While I am waiting for it to arrive. I am purchasing parts.  I want to make sure I got the right parts.

 

I will purchase x8 of hard drive trays   here

I will purchase x8 4tb sas hard drive here

I will purchase x12 16gb ram modules here

 

Is this the right hardware?

 

Is there possible alternatives?

 

 

Thanks!

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5 hours ago, whoami45462 said:

I will purchase x8 4tb sas hard drive here

hose are 3.5in drives they won't fit. You need 2.5in drives.

 

Also sata drives will work in her.e

 

But basically your limited to 2tb hdds here. Anything bigger is smr. Or you can go ssds(do this here, get a sas enclosure if you need storage).

 

 

Also is there a way to return that server, id probably get sommething different if you can. What are you using it for? This isn't a great storage server or nas, id go 2u here if you can aswell.

 

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This is my first server to learn on. I am going to use it to learn windows server, vmware and unraid. 

 

 

Thanks for the information

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11 hours ago, whoami45462 said:

I will purchase x8 4tb sas hard drive here

As already pointed out, these are 3.5" drives. Either you'll want to have a second server for storage (e.g connected via HBA or IP iSCSi) or else you'll need 2.5" disks. 

11 hours ago, whoami45462 said:

I will purchase x12 16gb ram modules here

Those I believe are UDIMM's (Unregistered ECC). You'll need to check what your existing DIMM's are, theyre probably RDIMM's (Registered ECC); in which case you'll want RDIMM's (unless you get 14 modules and replace those 2 as well), you can't mix/match UDIMM & RDIMM. In that Micron range, the RDIMM's would be marked as "PC4-2666V-R"

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Server 1: Fractal Design Define R6 | Ryzen 3950x | ASRock X570 Taichi | EVGA GTX1070 FTW | 64GB (4x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz | Corsair RM650v2 PSU | Fractal S36 Triple AIO | 10 x 8TB HGST Ultrastar He10 (WD Whitelabel) | 500GB Aorus Gen4 NVMe | 2 x 1TB Crucial P1 NVMe | LSI 9211-8i HBA

 

Server 2: Corsair 400R | IcyDock MB998SP & MB455SPF | Seasonic Focus Plus 650w PSU | 2 x Xeon X5650's | 48GB DDR3-ECC | Asus Z8NA-D6C Motherboard | AOC-SAS2LP-MV8 | LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i | RES2SV240 SAS Expander | Samsung 840Evo 120GB | 5 x 8TB Seagate Archives | 10 x 3TB WD Red

 

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I have changed my mind and will go with x8 32 gigabyte modules for future proofing.  I will get the reset later. 

 

Thanks for the help!

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2 hours ago, whoami45462 said:

This is my first server to learn on. I am going to use it to learn windows server, vmware and unraid. 

 

 

Thanks for the information

Id really return it if your goals is to just do learning. You can learn on much cheaper hardware.

 

Have you tried running vms on your desktop? Your desktop should be plenty for a basic starting out learning lab.

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