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Modding a low-profile HA -> standard height

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:05 pm
by asavage
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:48 pm
by Nissan_Ranger
It seems to be getting harder and harder to get things that just fit.

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:10 am
by dn29626
It's good that you enjoyed the challenge.

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:26 am
by plenzen
The patience of Job,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Or is it Rainman???

Thanks Al !