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08-15-2019 03:42 PM
Lately I’ve been thinking of a solution to host some of the blogs and projects I have on a dedicated server. My ISP provided me with some static IPs and two connections of 1 GB/s (up / down). Of course, my first love came through my mind: the Z800 workstation, my first love. Because I work a lot in the photo/video industry, I bought another system, custom-made so I cheated on my first love.
She was upset and retreated to her room, in a corner, and covered herself with clothes that I no longer wore and kept to donate to someone.
I thought to myself … what if …?
I left all the projects aside and ran to buy some old clothes from Chanel: 48 GB RAM, two SSDs, a few SAS hard drives, a controller for them and I got the job done. I must admit that I had a moment of nostalgia, a kind of bad opinion about myself mixed with joy. I thought about how long I used this workstation. As I learned to work in Photoshop and Premiere… awesome times.
I should point out that Z800 never had any problems. So I put on the cleaner, wiped the dust, replaced various stuff.
Then I installed Centos with WHM / Cpanel. I removed the graphics card because my old love now has another role in my life and no need to show the world what she is capable of. Now she runs silently and breathes like a newborn. 🙂
However, I have a question. Any idea where from can I buy some USB 3 controllers? 🙂
Note 1: No copyright applied to the images. They have been made using my iPhone.
Note 2: I have posted this content to one of my personal project's page as well.
08-15-2019 10:29 PM - edited 08-15-2019 10:32 PM
The ZX00 workstations still are a great buy and have much to offer. HP engineered these before USB3 came out, and chose to provide USB3 capabilities after the fact to these workstations via an add-in card that has two rear and two front USB3 port capabilities. Hence, the "2x2" version that uses the same Texas Instruments chipset on a PCIe card as HP subsequently integrated into the motherboard of the ZX20 workstations family. Easy to find drivers, as a result. And, auto-installs correct drivers for the Windows 10 Pro 64-bit activation process from HP OEM COA builds. Here are some tips:
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