Server Hardware

Server Parts Pricing Report – July 2019

This is the fifth installment of monthly server price reporting for 2019. May was unusually busy, so again this month we’re skipping from April to June. If you’ve been following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then

Server Pricing Report – June 2019

May was another incredibly busy for all of us here at IOFlood, so this month we’re skipping straight to our June edition of the Server Pricing Report. If you’ve been following along, we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and

February 2019 Server Parts Pricing Report

Another month has gone by, and it’s time for the second installment of our monthly server parts pricing report. You may have seen the wild price fluctuations on RAM and SSDs the last year or so. As well, some models of really powerful CPUs have come way down on the aftermarket. It can be a

January 2019 Server Parts Pricing Report

First update in a while, but I think this is a good one. You may have seen the wild price fluctuations on RAM and SSDs the last year or so. As well, some models of really powerful CPUs have come way down on the aftermarket. It can be a lot to keep up with. Along

Dell C6100 BMC / IPMI Mac address all zeros after update? 00:00:00:00:00:00 — Script fix solution

Some of you may have noticed the Dell C6100 on ebay for a pretty cheap price. 4 servers in a single 2u chassis for as little as $800. Great deal right? I had a lot of trouble getting the IPMI / BMC firmware updated on these in the first place. After getting it upgraded, the

e1000e NIC link failure / x9scm / x9scl / patch fix for Centos

If you’ve had problems with the nic driver failing on x9 / x10 supermicro motherboards with the intel e1000e NIC, we have a fix for you. Centos 6 on X9 motherboards (x9scl / x9scm) seems to have the most problems, but other motherboards and OS’s are potentially affected as well. There are a lot of