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    WD RED drives are made to do exactly what you are looking for, the purple ones are not. Not sure how many different ways you want people to say this to you.
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    One question to ask is how easy this would be for someone other than you to manage? If you were to suddenly be promoted, could your replacement / department understand what the process is? That being said...would it make more sense to use an off...
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    danswartz reacted to kdh's post in the thread Budget madness! with Like Like.
    I think you need to reset your expectations on what you can do with the budgets you have in mind, and you also need to reset your expectations on how folks acquire gear from their company. 300$ for 200TBs of storage is fantasy. I'm on org number...
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    danswartz reacted to cjcox's post in the thread Budget madness! with Like Like.
    Pretty random. I want a storage server that can go to 200TB, but for less than $300. I want a pair of 48 port 10Gbit switches, but for less than $400 total. Stuff like that. Some will find their fortune in their own company's "giveaways"...
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    danswartz reacted to kdh's post in the thread Budget madness! with Like Like.
    its 2020.. there is absolutely nothing sexy about running your own server rack in your home these days. If mean.. If you got a bunch of cheap used gear that your proud to show off to your non technical friends to give them the impression you are...
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    1. It's a 2U JBOD, so 80x80 is the only option. 2. There really isn't anywhere convenient to screw things to. The PWM controller seems to work fine, so I think I'm gonna declare victory :)
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    So, my new JBOD has 3 80x80x38 fans mid-chassis. Run either at 7000RPM (full) or 3600RPM (optimum). The former is jet plane annoying. The latter is just loud enough to be irritating (my lab is in a corner of the family room downstairs.) I got...
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    I knew a guy at a relatively small company years ago. He had an old DOS program that communicated with some custom hardware over a serial line. The original (386) PC was having issues. IIRC, the memory was getting flaky, and finding...
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    Can you plug it into a sata port on a desktop and try your repro? That would at least tell if the drive is bad?
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    Keeping it in a VM also makes backup simpler.
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    I have the R5 (new gaming rig.) Love it...
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    The R5 came in today. It's so much larger than my T110; I'm going to have to re-arrange my network shelf height. Nicely made though, I only have experience with one other Fractal case and I am happy with both. I think I've decided the best way...
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    danswartz reacted to kdh's post in the thread VM for Gaming with Like Like.
    Unpopular opinion here.. Don't do it. Not worth it today. In theory, and on paper, sounds amazing and doable. While it is, its a headache. You will spend more time tinkering, tuning and tweaking it. I mean, if that is something you like doing...
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    danswartz reacted to cyclone3d's post in the thread need help badly with raid5 recovery with Like Like.
    UMMM.... RAID 5 is NOT complicated to "recover". If a drive fails, you replace the drive and it rebuilds automatically. The problem is that the company that had the setup had incompetent people doing the IT work and they didn't replace the drive...
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    I remember reading about a medium/small company that religiously backed up their business stuff to tape (this was some years ago). No IT person (of course), so some random bro was doing it. Whoever set up the tape HW/SW hadn't tested properly...
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