model: ASRock BeeBox N3150
- cpu: Intel Celeron N3150, quad core, 1.6 / 2.08 GHz, 6W 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 - Toshiba 128GB THNSNJ128GMCU serial number 45UB31AQK8XX (was: Intel 525 Series msata 120 GB, INTEL SSDMCEAC120A3 LLGi, serial number CVLI31710006120B)
- network - wired: re0: RealTek 8168/8111 B/C/CP/D/DP/E/F/G PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
- network - wireless:
- usb - front: 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type C)
- usb - rear: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- UEFI: N3150-NUC P1.60 was: N3150-NUC P1.10
keys: F2 (or Delete) - bios / UEFI, F11 - boot menu,
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History / work log
2022-08-31: the server was offline due to a local power problem (circuit breaker again) since about August 26th / 27th sometime. Unable to power it back on until now. When I powered it on, I was a bit too quick with the F1 key, so I had to go in the server room once more and redo the F1 key press. Oh well.
2022-08-16: the server was offline due to a local power problem (the circuit breaker for the server room had tripped, possible due to bad weather / lightning strikes) since around 22:00 yesterday, to about 10:40 today.
2022-08-12: at around 10:30 local time, I was able to power on the server, and the web site was up a few minutes later.
2022-05-07: the server was powered on after the power outage around 12:25 local time. As usual, it required attaching a usb keyboard and pressing the F1 button (it shows the "press F1 to continue" message due to a dead bios battery).
2021-11-04: the server was offline from about 07:30 in the morning to about 16:38 (when I remembered to turn it on). Also, the BIOS battery is dead, so I had to connect a monitor and a keyboard and do "press F1 to continue" before the server would boot.
2021-09-11: powered on the machine after a (physical) move but finally at 23:01 hours local time this evening the machine is online again.
2021-07-06: re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.
2020-09-30: smartctl - health check
root@www# smartctl -H /dev/ada0 smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [FreeBSD 10.4-RELEASE-p13 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
2020-09-30: power on - when I powered on the machine (after unplanned power outage) it didn't come up. When I connected a screen, I saw why: "defaults loaded, press F1 to continue or F2 for setup", oh well. After connecting a keyboard and pressing F1 the machine booted. I also did a power-off test; power off, wait 30 seconds, power on. This time it booted without any messages.
2019-03-27: power on - I powered on the machine after the (planned) power outage.
2018-05-23: bios - uefi - newest version available is 1.70 (2018/03/15) with comment "Update C-X Stepping CPU microcode to 367 and D-X Stepping CPU microcode to 410.(for N3150-NUC)".
2018-05-23: power on - at Bitraf today, I powered on the machine, it had lost power yesterday because of a power outage for the building (and the whole block) where it is located. Maybe I should change the bios setting to "boot when power is restored".
2017-07-29: a "new" SSD:
root@www# smartctl -i /dev/da0 smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p18 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: TOSHIBA THNSNJ128GMCU Serial Number: 45UB31AQK8XX LU WWN Device Id: 5 00080d c0022a914 Firmware Version: JUT10101 User Capacity: 128,035,676,160 bytes [128 GB] Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical Rotation Rate: Solid State Device Form Factor: < 1.8 inches Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall] ATA Version is: ACS-2 (minor revision not indicated) SATA Version is: SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 1.5 Gb/s) Local Time is: Sat Jul 29 21:56:24 2017 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
2017-07-29: Intel's SSD firmware page, says that there are no firmware updates for the Intel 525 Series, and that the latest firmware is:
Intel® Solid State Drive 525 Series LLLi
2017-06-27: the machine is throwing errors. Too hot? bad SSD? I need to check tomorrow.
2016-05-17: bios - uefi - the machine comes with P1.10 installed. I used Instant Flash from the UEFI menu to upgrade to 1.60.
2016-05-16: first power on. I connect usb keyboard, usb mouse, HDMI cable to a HDMI screen, power. I levea network unconnected and power on. The fan spins up for a moment.
2016-05-16: bios - uefi - newest version available is 1.60 with comment "Update NTFS module.(for N3150-NUC)".
2016-05-16: finally, I mount the bottom cover and screw back the four screws. This completes the hardware installation.
2016-05-16: storage - I am using the second of the 120 GB Intel 525 Series mSATA SSD's. I connect it to my workstation via a msata-to-SATA adapter + a sata-to-usb adapter and run smartctl on it:
root@kg-core1# smartctl -i /dev/da1 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: CVLI31710006120B LU WWN Device Id: 5 5cd2e4 0000e1878 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: Mon May 16 22:30:59 2016 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
ok. It has the same firmware (LLGi) as the other one. According to this Intel web page, the latest firmware is LLLi. According to Intel forums, that LLLi is for an OEM version. I use my workstation to write an updated image of the Intel SSD FUT:
tingo@kg-core1$ sudo dd if=./issdfut_2.1.2.iso of=/dev/da1 bs=4M 8+1 records in 8+1 records out 35651584 bytes transferred in 3.460306 secs (10303014 bytes/sec)
I booted this usb stick on another machine (Fatal1ty ...) with the 525 Series connected in the msata to sata adapter. The FUT reconized the SSD and said "firmware up to date". ok. After all that, I mounted the SSD in the msata slot and secured it with a screw (a ziplock bag with screws in the bottom in the box the machine came in).
2016-05-16: memory - I have a Kingston 16 GB kit labeled KTA-MB1600LK2/16G. I can't remember (or figure out) where I bought it or what I paid. Each SO-DIMM has "1.35V" written on it. I removed the bottom plate (4 screws) and inserted one SO-DIMM in each slot. The bottom slot has the short edge to the left, the top slot has the short edge to the right.
2016-05-16: unpacked the machine and labeled the power adapter.
2015-12-04: I picked up the package on my way home from work, at my local PIB (RIMI Trondheimsveien).
2015-11-27: I ordered a ASRock BeeBox N3150 (white) with other things from ps.no, the price was NOK 1590.-
2015-09-20: I ordered 2 x Intel 525 Series mSATA 120GB mSATA SATA-600 (5010665987) from Dustinhome at NOK 559.- plus VAT each,almost NOK 699.- each. One of them is going to be (internal) storage for this machine.