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KB450059 – Start up Power Draw

Scope/Description This article describes the results of the power draw of Storinator. See the following links for more detailed power analysis: Power Analysis Part 1 (Consumer Drives) Power Analysis Part 2 (Effects of Staggered Spin Up) Power Analysis Part 3 (Enterprise Drives) Startup Power Draw The following graphs are of the current draw and the […]

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KB450147 – Uninterrupted Power Supply Sizing

Scope/Description This article describes the process of sizing a UPS for your 45Drives Unit. A UPS is an optional addition to the unit. Steps List all equipment to be protected by the UPS.(Remember to include monitors, external hard drives, routers, etc.) If it’s only the 45drives unit then the power requirements can be listed here. […]

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KB450023 – How do I rebuild drive that has failed and has been hot swapped with a new one in my storage array

This assumes you have identified the drive (please see technical bulletin on identifying the drives in the storage array). Remove failed drive: mdadm –manage /dev/md0 –fail /dev/sdb1 ( Change md0 to your actual raid device – and change sdb1 to the actual drive in your system you are removing ) Then remove the drive from […]

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KB450025 – What are the Dimensions and Weights of the Storinators?

Scope/Description This article will describe the length, width, height and weight with/without drives. All 45Drives Storinator Storage Pods are designed to fit into a 19″ standard server rack. Mi4 L x W x H 25.5906″ x 17.2244″ x 1.750″ Weight Fully Assembled: 23 LBS Weight Fully Assembled With 4 Drives: 31 LBS C8 L x […]

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KB450026 – Wiring Diagrams for 45Drives Units

Storinators AV15-Base AV15 Q30 S45 XL60 Storinator Hybrids AV15-H8 Q30-H16 Q30-H32 S45-H16 S45-H32 XL60-H16 XL60-H32 Stornado Archivinators A15 A30 A45 A60 Destroyinators D30 D45 D60        

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KB450030 – Monitoring PSU Statistics using IPMI

Scope/Description This article details where information/statistics regarding the PSU are stored within the IPMI. Prerequisites IPMI configured on the unit Steps Once Remote Access is set up, enter your IPMI IP address into an internet browser (Firefox or Microsoft Explorer/Edge) to access the IPMI webGUI. You should see the following login page. The default username […]

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KB450038 – Finding Serial Number of Storinator

Scope/Description This article describes find the serial number of your storinator system. Prerequisites A 45 Drives Unit IPMI Configured Steps Using IPMI Web Interface Open a web browser and enter the Storinator’s IPMI address, when prompted login. Once logged in, Click on ‘FRU Reading’ in the left hand drop down list. You should now see […]

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KB450055 – Noise Measurements

Scope/Description According to the Canada Safety Council a typical office with computers ranges from 40 to 60db. https://canadasafetycouncil.org/workplace-safety/office-noise-and-acoustics A study published by Tad Davies, executive vice president of The Bick Group Inc said server room noise would range from 70-79db. The following measurements were completed with no HDD’s in the system. Depending on the HDD […]

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KB450056 – Vibration Studies

Here is the Seagate Vibration Report done on a 45 Drives chassis: 45D_Gen4_ISPEngineeringReport.pdf

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KB450057 – Using Staggered Spin Up

Updated March 16th 2021 This article applies to Storinator Storage Servers with HighPoint R750 HBA cards. These cards were EOL’d in January 2019. Any Storinators purchased after this date use LSI 9305-16i HBA cards. What is Staggered Spin-Up? When you turn your computer on, power flows to all the components instantaneously. This includes the motherboard, […]

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