So my venerable Icemat has begun to show its age, and looks like the SteelSeries SX is the new sexy beast on the block.
Unfortunately, seems like no one carries it now except for a few weird retailers that show up on Google Shopping. Did this get replaced by something else?
It's neat to have a ES CPU, but outside from that, not really worth it, especially paying those prices. We have legit ones here since we're an ISV, but the novelty wore off for me after a few months; just another CPU that just doesn't happen to be available to everyone yet.
Going to give S11E a shot on SNB hardware this Friday/Saturday, will report back and see how that goes (expecting it to panic on boot, but could be a pleasant surprise I guess).
Apparently the integrated NIC isn't supported which is unfortunate, but I've got PCIe NICs, so not a game-killer.
There are a lot of minor issues that can crop up with expanders, moreso than if you just have the requisite number of controller cards. Lots of people have spent a lot of money on various cards in the forum and have found working expander configurations that you'll find here. Personally, I don't...
5 months and going strong with that option here. Totally network bandwidth limited, performance is great. 12 2TB Barrcuda LPs in 2 6-drive RAID-Z2s, with a 3rd one coming "soon", when funds are ready. (Either 6 more Barracudas or 6 5K3000s). The hardest thing to do is remembering to use zpool-12...