I am brand new to here, big fan of the bundle HDD deal. I recently got a free T710 from a friend who was upgrading a client’s server. It currently has a x5660, 24GB DDR3 ECC RAM, and dual 1100W PSUs. I want to turn it into a NAS mainly with some Plex 1080p transcoding (2-3 people MAX). However, The case fans are always on full speed. I have already set to min in the BIOS, and it still sounds like an airbus taking off. I can’t seem to get into the IMPI settings to manually adjust the offset of the fans. I set the IDRAC to static, and I could not connect. I set it to DHCP and same thing. I am stuck at this point and think I should just scrap the whole thing or buy quieter fans (I do not know how to solder FYI).
Has anyone had experience with PowerEdge machines before and can assist?