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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    I really couldn't tell you which one would work specifically with your server chassis, but I'd recommend something like: For an HBA: IBM m1015 (Flashed to IT mode) or LSI 9211 or RAID: LSI 9280 There are others that would work as well. You can find all of these used on eBay for...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Basically the SAS expander allows you to add an additional 16 HDD's to your system, as if they were local drives. How exactly they show up would depend on what type of interface card you use, an HBA (Host Bus Adapter), or a RAID card. HBA's just pass the HDD's through to the OS, whereas RAID...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    I have not tried this, and would not recommend it unless you have this in a climate controlled room. The PSU puts out a fair bit of heat, and even without the top of the enclosure on, the rear case fans will have a hell of a time cooling both that AND the HDD's themselves. The only way I can...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Finding a 9211 for $100 incl. shipping is a great deal. Even if the m1015's could still be found for $80, you'd likely still have to pay shipping on top of that. Grab the 9211 if you haven't already.
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    If you're going to use something like Drive Bender, then you don't need a full hardware raid card. Stick with an HBA, as they're cheaper. Something like an LSI 9211 would work great, and be cheaper. Others can recommend their preferred HBA's if they have any.
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    It's been a while since I was inside mine, but I seem to recall that they are just 3-pin fans. The 2x case fans are definitely 3-pin and have a standard fan connector. The 40mm PSU fan is some sort of non (or less) standard fan corrector, and I really don't remember how many pins it had, but I...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Depends on if you need hardware RAID or not. If you're gonna use software raid (ZFS, MDADM, FlexRAID, etc) then you should get an HBA from LSI or other reputable company. If you're going to use a hardware raid solution, then I'd recommend checking out the LSI 8888-ELP Raid card if you will...
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    Win7 can't find network printer

    While you might be right, the answer of who keeps track of a thread that old is quite simple. Anyone with default forum setting - the same way I did. I got an email notification saying there was a new post. Anyway, you're likely right about not hearing from the OP!
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    Win7 can't find network printer

    What's your point? If the person who resurrected it was looking for a more detailed explanation on how the problem was solved, then what is the issue here? Maybe the OP can supply more detail, and help another out in the process?
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    getting into bitcoining?

    What rigs are you using? Are they GPU based? If so, have you tried switching to Litecoins? The difficulty has gone up a little bit lately (When I started mining LTC it was 850~ difficulty, now up to a little over 1000). You get way better yields with GPU then with BTC. If your BTC income is...
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Don't know if there's anything out there better priced since I haven't looked lately, but I personally use one of these with FlexRAID (Very similar to SnapRAID), and it works like a charm. I know quite a few people from [H] have picked one up for their own setups. They are pretty cheap, and...
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    Netflix using html5 on 8.1?

    Yeah but it's a premium video service. DRM is REQUIRED to some extent or another. The DRM is in place to ensure that people aren't ripping/downloading/restreaming and so on via Netflix. Not happy with the way Microsoft and IE11 have implemented it? Wait until the other browsers finally catch...
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    Can Vista Upgrades be used more than once?

    The licenses would in all odds be useless. The discs themselves would be useful as physical install media. It depends on why you would want to buy such an item. Why would you wish to purchase Vista in any case? In any case, the rule of thumb is never buy a used license for Windows. It's a...
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    Advice on a Large Screen HDTV

    Plasma is still king if you want the best picture. If you got the money to spare, then check out the Panasonic VT60 or ZT60 series.They are both available in 65" models. Though I think the High End HD Projector idea from Nenu (Who sounds like a sales rep :P haha) may be better for such a long...
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    HTPC Streaming

    I use a dedicated Media Server running FlexRAID + Plex Media Server software, then any of my clients can install Plex Media Center and playback the whole library. You can install Plex Media Server on any Windows or Mac based system (I believe there is Linux support as well), so you could drop...
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