Recent content by Nate7311

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    RDX

    Absolutely still relevant for those that don't want or can't use a cloud backup and want/need the convenience of a tape-like cartridge function. Which means primarily the smaller side of the SMB realm. Otherwise, for easy and frequent physical movement of data from one location to another...
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    EqualLogic: replacing disk with off-the-shelf disks?

    Actually, the SAN is probably has a low enough Firmware installed that 3rd party drives aren't blocked. He's not advertising it with Dell support, so there's no "bad boy" scenario here. Their support the offer in the description is an in-house support.
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    Comcast

    This is exactly why I always advocate against calling Comcast for residential billing/hardware issues and ALWAYS walk in the door at the local office. You're almost guaranteed a native english speaker with a vested interest in getting your problem solved correctly.
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    Moving From SBS 2008 To Hosted Exchange

    ^ What k1pp3r said. Unless they have a metric ton of stuff in the public folder, It's almost just as fast to do Public Folders manually.
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    Moving From SBS 2008 To Hosted Exchange

    It's per user/mailbox. En mass, you can get it for $10ish through disti/partners. It's more than worth it. Mainly because you can do it all remotely, i.e. sitting on the couch with a beer doing the pre-load. Once the Cutover has been made, run another pass and it'll pick up and migrate any...
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    HBA or onboard SATA

    Using FreeNAS, it'll end up as a ZFS volume anyway and it doesn't care as long as it can see the Disks. So as long as they are all on SATA3 ports, it's all good. How many disks are we talking here?
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    Samsung Rapid Mode

    In short, it sounds really god, but provides no real world benefit, especially if you have less than 8GB Ram. I've seen it create low memory conditions in the past.
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    Google WiFi, Open Mesh made simple?

    One thing that you'll need to understand is that WiFi already suffers compared to wired connections as it is. Adding an extender/connecting through one, only halves that bandwidth again. i.e. it'll never be FAST. Usable? yes. Fast? no. It doesn't matter the type/brand or anything else...
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    Google WiFi, Open Mesh made simple?

    Yeah, Open Mesh is pretty easy. and there is a TON of stuff on Youtube.
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    Ubiquiti for guest network in business environment

    Yes you can, but with the P2P bridge in place, the APs would be not be utilizing the mesh aspect. Each would be an autonomous AP.
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    Ubiquiti for guest network in business environment

    Open Mesh gear can act as repeaters when connecting with other Open Mesh, rather than functioning as generic repeater. So, you'd need an initial device first as close to the outside of the building as possible and then the remote unit in the other building. And, no the HS does not come with an...
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    Ubiquiti for guest network in business environment

    You can VLAN it out or the Ubiquiti's can do a dedicated Guest network isolating all of its traffic to the internet only. Depending on the Range to the neighbor needed, you might look into Open Mesh which offers a more flexible guest SSID and has Easy Mesh functionality baked in. If you are...
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    vMotion w/Affinity Rules

    Are there enough resources on any other host to hold all associated VMs?
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    hdmi over ip solutions

    Does it need to be "Over IP" or just Cat 5e/6?
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    Samsung 850 EVO

    Macrium or the Samsung cloning software works great, just make sure to clean up your OS install before you clone. The 850 is a good choice for most casual users as well. Can't really go wrong.
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