In case you missed it, there was a little controversy bubbled up on the interwebs:
So I had these “drill bit thingos” hanging on the pegboard in my lab, but I wanted to store them in a component drawer instead, but I wasn’t sure what the label should say. I searched “the usual places” to try to find the order in which I purchased them, but couldn’t find such a thing. In a last ditch effort I put the number printed onto the case into my search engine and did an image search on it: 15050090001. And there it was! Turns out the drill bits are called “Step Drill Bits”, as seen here: 1PCS HSS Co 3-12mm 4-22mm 6-24mm Spiral Groove 1/4″ Hex Handle Step Dril Bit Hole Cutter Cone Saw Stepped Drill Power Tools. Problem solved.
Picked up these eyeglasses from Amazon for AUD$27.18 (USD$18.19).
I found this: WD Ultrastar DC HC550 [0F38462] vs Seagate IronWolf Pro [ST16000NE000]. Looks like the WD Ultrastar is the best option.
Whoosh! There goes my redundancy! Fingers crossed I don’t lose another disk before the replacements arrive!
------------------- Tue Nov 29 17:01:01 [bash:5.1.16 jobs:0 error:0 time:6361] root@love:/home/jj5 # zpool status pool: data state: DEGRADED status: One or more devices has been taken offline by the administrator. Sufficient replicas exist for the pool to continue functioning in a degraded state. action: Online the device using 'zpool online' or replace the device with 'zpool replace'. scan: scrub repaired 0B in 1 days 10:20:21 with 0 errors on Mon Nov 14 10:44:22 2022 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM data DEGRADED 0 0 0 mirror-0 DEGRADED 0 0 0 sda ONLINE 0 0 0 9460704850353196665 OFFLINE 0 0 0 was /dev/sdb1 mirror-1 DEGRADED 0 0 0 2467357469475118468 OFFLINE 0 0 0 was /dev/sdc1 sdd ONLINE 0 0 0 cache nvme0n1p4 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors pool: fast state: ONLINE status: One or more devices has experienced an unrecoverable error. An attempt was made to correct the error. Applications are unaffected. action: Determine if the device needs to be replaced, and clear the errors using 'zpool clear' or replace the device with 'zpool replace'. see: https://openzfs.github.io/openzfs-docs/msg/ZFS-8000-9P scan: resilvered 2.70G in 00:01:35 with 0 errors on Tue Nov 29 13:28:02 2022 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM fast ONLINE 0 0 0 mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0 sde ONLINE 0 0 0 sdf ONLINE 0 0 1 cache nvme0n1p3 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors pool: temp state: ONLINE status: Some supported and requested features are not enabled on the pool. The pool can still be used, but some features are unavailable. action: Enable all features using 'zpool upgrade'. Once this is done, the pool may no longer be accessible by software that does not support the features. See zpool-features(7) for details. scan: scrub repaired 0B in 00:21:59 with 0 errors on Sun Nov 13 00:46:02 2022 config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM temp ONLINE 0 0 0 nvme0n1p5 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors -------------------
On my bench I have a test mains power input for testing Xboxes along with a test AV cable connected to a TV.
Today I wired an Xbox power safety device into the mix. There’s a tear down of this highly over-engineered device on the EEVBlog video: EEVblog #1164 – Xbox Engineering Baptism Of Fire.
Microsoft made this to cover for defective mains power connector in their earliest hardware versions. The problem was that the socket was only soldered into the board and didn’t have sufficient mechanical support. The solder joints could wiggle around, become loose, get hot, and then let go the magic smoke.
Anyway this device is both a fuse and an earth leakage detector, so very happy to have it as part of my setup.
Good to know! How to remove stripped screws – 7 different ways.