ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+
f6 - NAS box
- case: Fractal Design Core 1100, microATX
- hard drive bay: Silverstone SST-FS208B 8 drive bay
- power supply: Cooler Master B500 ver. 2
- motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ microATX
- cpu: AMD Athlon II X4 845 quad core @ 3.5 GHz
- memory: 32 GB - Crucial 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR3L-1600 UDIMM (CT2K204864BD160B) - max memory is 64 GB (4 slots total)
- graphics / video: EVGA GeForce 210
- storage - boot: usb memory stick
- storage - data: 8 x 4 TB
- uefi: P2.60
ada0 - ST4000LM024-2U817V, serial: WCK7V07K (was: ST4000LM024-2AN17V, serial: WCK2RMNP, was: ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801MQG0) ada1 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801LQCD ada2 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801NBX6 ada3 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801MQGM ada4 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801B3XV ada5 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801AJVD ada6 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801ANS1 ada7 - ST4000LM016-1N2170, serial: W801AK4D
keys: F11 - boot menu, DEL / F2 - UEFI
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Seagate BarraCuda SATA 2.5" Product Manual, BarraCuda Data Sheet, The HDD Platter Capacity Database, TrueNAS - List of known SMR drives,
2023-03-16: physical placement of the drives are like this (ada0 top left)
ada0 ada4 ada1 ada6 ada2 ada5 ada3 ada7
powered on the machine after having re-inserted all drives.
2023-03-16: powered down the machine and took out the drives one by one to verify physical placement.
2022-09-17: new ada0 - info
tingo@kg-f6$ sudo smartctl -i /dev/ada0 smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 2.5 5400 Device Model: ST4000LM024-2U817V Serial Number: WCK7V07K LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 0df6e9745 Firmware Version: 0001 User Capacity: 4,000,787,030,016 bytes [4.00 TB] Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm Form Factor: 2.5 inches Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 3b SATA Version is: SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s) Local Time is: Sat Sep 17 16:09:52 2022 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
2022-09-17: drive - ada0 - I physically replaced it (it is the upper left slot seen from the front).
2022-09-05: I got a pickup message (mail and text), and picked up the package on my way home from PIB Extra Trondheimsveien.
2022-09-02: I got tracking info for the package from Multicom. A bit slow, they say "ships within 6 - 10 workdays", this is now 17 workdays.
2022-08-14: drive ada0 has died. I must buy a replacement. I ordered 2 x ST4000LM024 for NOK 1201.- each, plus shipping NOK 79.- a total of NOK 2481.- from Multicom.
2021-07-06: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.
2020-10-25: the machine wasn't responding over the network, so I powered off and on again using the power button.
2018-07-14: I replaced ada0 physically. From /var/log/messages
Jul 14 00:17:31 kg-f6 ada0 at ahcich0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0 Jul 14 00:17:31 kg-f6 ada0: <ST4000LM016-1N2170 0003> s/n W801MQG0 detached Jul 14 00:17:31 kg-f6 GEOM_MIRROR: Device swap3: provider ada0p1 disconnected. Jul 14 00:17:31 kg-f6 (ada0:ahcich0:0:0:0): Periph destroyed Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0 at ahcich0 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0 Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0: <ST4000LM024-2AN17V 0001> ACS-3 ATA SATA 3.x device Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0: Serial Number WCK2RMNP Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0: 600.000MB/s transfers (SATA 3.x, UDMA6, PIO 8192bytes) Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0: Command Queueing enabled Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 ada0: 3815447MB (7814037168 512 byte sectors) Jul 14 00:22:40 kg-f6 GEOM: ada0: the secondary GPT header is not in the last LBA.
tingo@kg-f6$ sudo smartctl -i /dev/ada0 smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 2.5 5400 Device Model: ST4000LM024-2AN17V Serial Number: WCK2RMNP LU WWN Device Id: 5 000c50 0b9cdd1c8 Firmware Version: 0001 User Capacity: 4,000,787,030,016 bytes [4.00 TB] Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical Rotation Rate: 5526 rpm Form Factor: 2.5 inches Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: ACS-3 T13/2161-D revision 5 SATA Version is: SATA 3.1, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 6.0 Gb/s) Local Time is: Sat Jul 14 00:25:42 2018 CEST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled
2018-07-13: Since ada0 is failing / failed, I bought a new drive from Digital Impuls (139746) Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4TB Sort for NOK 1190.- The box said STDR4000200, regulatory model: SRD00F1, P/N: 1K9ADA-570. Inside, it is a ST4000LM024 drive, PN: 2AN17V-566, serial no: WCK2RMNP.
2017-09-12: front bay - the SST-FS208B has a 20-pin (22 actually) which might carry fan, temperature and HDD signals. However, it is not documented how to use it. It could be anything from a way to get LED signals out, to a temperature and a fan speed.
2017-09-09: disks - just booting the machine to check that all (eight) disk drives I have added are recognized. They all show up - good.
2017-08-29: uefi - FM2A88M Pro3+ P2.60. I ran Tool, UEFI Update Utility, Internet flash and got "Your firmware version is up to date." - good.
2017-08-29: first boot - everything appears to work.
2017-08-29: video / graphics - the CPU doesn't have a built-in GPU, so I installed an old EVGA GeForce 210 card that I had laying around (unused).
2017-08-29: cable management - I just tied down cables as best as I could so their out of the way.
2017-08-29: hard drive bay - I installed the FS208B into the case, this things fits nicely into the two 5.25 inch drive bays and slides in place with a bit of elbow grease. The hole in the front panel is tight, but it works. The screws to fasten 5.25 inch devices (or the drive bay in this case) are too long. For now I have fastened four of then loosely on the left side (seen from the front). If I tight the screws, I can't take drives in or out of the drive bays. I connected up the two SATA power cables (very tight) and eight SATA cables for the drives.
2017-08-29: power supply - I installed the power supply into the case. One of the screws that came with the case didn't take - no problem, I just used one of the screws that came with the PSU instead. Connected up PSU cable to the motherboard.
2017-08-29: case - I installed the motherboard into the case, and secured it with six screws. I connected the case connectors (front panel, HDaudio, usb 2 & 3) and front chassis fan.
2017-08-29: motherboard - first I instaled the CPU (CPU serial no: 9GP5159G60192), next the CPU cooler (PIB so it had thermal paste preapplied) and I connected the CPU fan to its connector. Then I installed memory, the UDIMMs was installed in A2 and B2 slots (the black ones) as recommended by the manual.
2017-08-29: case - first I installed the I/O panel shield in the case, next six standoffs for the motherboard.
2017-08-28: the packages (case in a separate package) from Proshop arrived, and I fetched them from PIB Extra Trondheimsveien.
2017-08-26: the eBay package arrived, I fetched it from PIB Extra Trondheimsveien, and paid NOK 243. in value added tax (MVA).
2017-08-18: from eBay (a seller in Germany) I ordered a hard drive bay: Silverstone SST-FS208B, price was EUR 118.72 (EUR 14.90 was shipping, in total NOK 1158.23).
2017-08-18: from Proshop I ordered case: Fractal Design Core 1100 microATX NOK 658.- motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ microATX NOK 379.- cpu: AMD Athlon II X4 845 @ 3.5 GHz NOK 461.- memory: Crucial DDR3L-1600 DC 32 GB (Kit 2 x 16 GB) NOK 3246.- in total NOK 4744.-
2016-10-21: got a pick-up message an fetched the package from Komplett at PIB Extra Trondsheimsveien in the afternoon.
2016-10-20: at a sale on Komplett, I bought 8 x Seagate Backup Plus Portable 4TB, the price was NOK 1249.- each. The total was NOK 9992.-