Modding a low-profile HA -> standard height

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Modding a low-profile HA -> standard height

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Post by asavage » 6 years ago

The new server was giving me network errors on large file transfers in testing (SYS0054) and thought I'd install a more-modern NIC (and more tested NIC drivers) and get the integrated Broadcom 5751 ethernet chipset out of the equation. So I bought three Intel Pro1000e NICs from eBay for a very good price, because they have low-profile (commercial rack server) mounting brackets, and nobody sells the std bracket for anywhere near a reasonable price. I figured, correctly, that I could make it work.

Some No. 4 screws, a bit of Dremel work, a little filing, Presto!

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Of course, now I don't need them, as I fixed the underlying problem of the network issue, but it was fun anyway.
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Post by Nissan_Ranger » 6 years ago

It seems to be getting harder and harder to get things that just fit.
The old 'six gun' was as popular as the cell phone in its time and just as annoying when it went off in the Theater.

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Post by dn29626 » 6 years ago

It's good that you enjoyed the challenge.
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Post by plenzen » 6 years ago

The patience of Job,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Or is it Rainman???

Thanks Al !

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