ASRock BeeBox N3000 - a machine callled "vm3".
- model: ASRock BeeBox N3000
- cpu: Intel Celeron N3000, dual core, 1.04 / 2.08 GHz, 4W TDP,
- memory: 16 GB ( 2 x 8 GB) SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 MHz, Kingston KT-MB1600LK2/16G (2 slots, max is 16 GB)
- storage - internal: msata - Intel 525 Series msata 120 GB, INTEL SSDMCEAC120A3 LLGi, serial number CVLI317501Y7120B
- storage - internal: SSD - (old - removed) Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GB (SHFS37A/240G)
- storage - external: Segate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB, usb 3.0
- UEFI: N3000-NUC P1.30
keys: F2 (or Delete) - bios / UEFI, F11 - boot menu,
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2019-11-25: bios - upgrade to P1.90 - now, the machine won't boot. It loads the kernel, then sits there. Ah - user error. console output stops when the kernel boots.
2019-11-25: power on after power outage - had to connect a monitor and usb keyboard, and do "press F1 to continue". Went into bios and saved setting that seemed to fix it.
2019-08-21: power on - had to power on the machine after a power outage late last night. It wouldn't start right away - see FreeBSD page.
2016-10-05: an unscheduled power outage this evening required a power on of the machine after power was restored.
2016-01-23: details on the external drive (Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB, usb 3.0) from /var/log/messages:
Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: ugen0.3: <Seagate> at usbus0 Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: umass0: <Seagate BUP Slim BK, class 0/0, rev 3.00/1.00, addr 2> on usbus0 Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: umass0: SCSI over Bulk-Only; quirks = 0xc101 Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: umass0:2:0:-1: Attached to scbus2 Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 scbus2 target 0 lun 0 Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0: <Seagate BUP Slim BK 0304> Fixed Direct Access SPC-4 SCSI device Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0: Serial Number NA7QYJ0W Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0: 400.000MB/s transfers Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0: 1907729MB (3907029167 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 243201C) Jan 23 20:18:16 kg-vm3 kernel: da0: quirks=0x2<NO_6_BYTE>
in case it is needed in the future.
2016-01-17: even if the stick booted, I was stuck with a blank screen and an unresponsive keyboard - no go. So I used another machine and the msata to sata adapter. The Intel SSD firmware update tool booted, and told me that the firmware on the SSD was up to date.
2016-01-17: Next I used my workstation to write Intel's SSD firmware update tool to a usb stick:
tingo@kg-core1$ sudo dd if=./issdfut_2.1.1.iso of=/dev/da0 bs=4M 8+1 records in 8+1 records out 35651584 bytes transferred in 3.482813 secs (10236433 bytes/sec)
afterwards, disktype says:
root@kg-core1# disktype /dev/da0 --- /dev/da0 Character device, size 7.453 GiB (8002732032 bytes) ISO9660 file system Volume name "boot" Application "MKISOFS ISO9660/HFS/UDF FILESYSTEM BUILDER & CDRECORD CD/DVD/BluRay CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING" Data size 33.40 MiB (35026944 bytes, 17103 blocks of 2 KiB) El Torito boot record, catalog at 27 Bootable non-emulated image, starts at 28, preloads 2 KiB Platform 0x00 (x86), System Type 0x00 (Empty) ISOLINUX boot loader
2016-01-17: I connected the Intel 525 mSATA SSD to a msata-to-SATA adapter, which I connected to a sata-to-usb adapter and connected it to my workstation. smartctl says:
root@kg-core1# smartctl -i /dev/da0 smartctl 6.4 2015-06-04 r4109 [FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-15, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: INTEL SSDMCEAC120A3 Serial Number: CVLI317501Y7120B LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 0000f08fc Firmware Version: LLGi User Capacity: 120,034,123,776 bytes [120 GB] Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical Rotation Rate: Solid State Device Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall] ATA Version is: ACS-2 (minor revision not indicated) SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 1.5 Gb/s) Local Time is: Sun Jan 17 18:40:01 2016 CET SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
2015-11-10: bios - uefi - newest bios available is version 1.50, date 11/10/2015, with comment "Improve memory compatibility. (for N3000-NUC)".
2015-09-22: I got a pickup message, and fetched the package from Dustinhome at PIB Rimi Trondheimsveien in the evening.
2015-09-20: I ordered 2 x Intel 525 Series mSATA 120GB mSATA SATA-600 (https://www.dustinhome.no/product/5010665987/525-series-msata) from Dustinhome at NOK 559.- plus VAT each,almost NOK 699.- each. One of them is going to be (internal) storage for this machine. I also ordered a Samsung M3 Portable 1TB black (5010673971) at NOK 578.75. I might use it as external storage for this machine.
2015-09-11: bios - uefi - it looks like version 1.30 from 31.7.2015 is the newest version now.
2015-09-11: testing - connecting the machine to network, usb mouse and keyboard , and HDMI (I used the port closest to the power connector) and power, then powered it on. After a few tries, found out that F2 brings you into UEFI. Reports from UEFI main screen: UEFI Version: N3000-NUC P1.30, Processor type: Intel Celeron N3000 @ 1.04 GHz, Processor speed: 1040 MHz, Microcode update: 406C3/34C, Memory: 16384 MB with 256 MB Shared Memory and 2 MB GIT memory
2015-09-11: storage - I have a Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GB SSD, SHFS37A/240G. Looks like the firmware is 583ABBF0. I mounted the SSD in the holder mounted on the bottom plate, I had to remove the holder first to be able to fit all screws on the SSD (one screw is too close to a mounting post). I connected the cable to the SSD, and the two cables (sata and power) to the motherboard. I had to juggle the cables a bit to get the bottom plate on again.
2015-09-11: memory - the memory package is labeled KTA-MB1600LK2/16G, and each SO-DIMM has "1.35V" written on it. I removed the bottom plate (4 screws) and inserted one SO-DIMM in each slot.
2015-09-11: On my way home from work, I picked up the package from Proshop at my local PIB (Rimi Trondheimsveien).
2015-09-10: I got a message with a tracking number for the package from Proshop.
2015-09-09: storage - I already have a 240GB SSD which is unused.
2015-09-09: memory - I ordered a kit of 2 x 8GB Kingston DDR3L SO-DIMM (2452884) from Proshop for NOK 855.- plus shipping NOK 125.- and got an order confirmation right away.
2015-09-09: I bought a ASRock BeeBox N3000 barebone (135128) from Digital Impuls for NOK 1695.- I am going to experiment with virtualization on this machine. The machine is fanless, and supports up to 16 GB memory (2 x DDR3L SO-DIMM).