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Model Asus P5WD2 Premium
Sub-category Networking
Status Good working order
Last updated 24 May 2021 22:09:24
Training requirement no
Origin mixed
Location Basement rack
Maintainers Sysadmin team
  • 3U (?) rackmount server with 12 x 500Gb 3.5in SATA drives.
  • Debian 7
  • Connected to Equipment/Cisco1 via port 35 & 36 in a 2 port LACP channel thing.
  • Runs samba (workgroup 'LHS') and has 2 shares:
    • space, which is read/write to everyone on the local network
    • managed which contains useful things that are of interest to hackspace members.
  • shares /home over nfs, currently used by lamarr at least.

RAM Links

According to [motherboard spec] it supports 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 8GB DDR2 800/ 667/ 533 ECC and non-ECC memory

The working 1G stick was:

1GB Module - DDR2 800MHz

Part Number: KVR800D2N6/1G (Discontinued)

Specs: DDR2, 800MHz, Non-ECC, CL6, 1.8V, Unbuffered, DIMM,

Disk Configuration

  • 4 of the drives are on the internal SATA ports
  • 8 are on a HighPoint Technologies rocket raid 2680 via 2 SFF (?) cables

RocketRAID 2680SGL PCI-E to SAS Controller

User manual

Open source Linux drivers

Fetch sources from driver page on HighPoint website

Follow instructions on README

If kernel updates break the driver, the existing version of drivers can be rebuilt with:

bash /usr/share/hptdrv/rr2680/dist/hptdrv-rebuild

bash /usr/share/hptdrv/rr2680/dist/hptdrv-update

Card should alway be jumpered for PCI-E 4x (J7 pins 2-3)

If the card is not being detected / ROM is not showing during POST, check jumper configuration