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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    What's the bitrate on lossless multi-channel? 8Mbps? I realize DTS-MA supports something like 24Mbps, but I really don't think they're using bitrates that high for the majority of movies. I haven't checked, but I'd guess about 2-3Mbps for every two channels or so. Probably a pretty good guess...
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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    Never really thought about it, because why would anyone convert DTS-MA or TrueHD into 5.1 FLAC if they couldn't play it? I'd guess that Media Player Classic and VLC can probably do it. The other option, you could probably just output to straight LPCM instead of saving a little space with FLAC...
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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    What about using eac3to to convert the TrueHD or DTS-MA audio into FLAC files? Then you can use them in a MKV. That's what I'm looking at doing for both my HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs. There is a good post on AVS about doing just this.
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    How much difference is there between the HP LP2475w and the Dell U2410?

    Oh come on, someone should be able to offer something on this...
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    How much difference is there between the HP LP2475w and the Dell U2410?

    I have a single HP LP2475w, since they apparently don't make the monitor anymore that makes getting a second one to go with it rather difficult. The Dell U2420 seems to be a very similar display, so I'm wonder how much difference there would be between the two? Does anyone know if they have...
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    "Fermi" GF100 performance numbers are out

    Rumor, but pretty likely. I doubt Global Foundries would be building so much 32/28nm bulk CMOS capacity unless they were expecting a GPU manufacturer to be a customer, chipsets can only account for so much capacity. That leaves AMD and nVidia. I don't think I need to say which is more likely...
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    Etailer hard drive packing

    It's impossible to be sure, ie an OEM drive getting dropped upon removal from their 20-drive pack, but it's still nice to see a drive packed well. I know that hard drives are supposed to be able to take some really nasty g-loading when they're turned off and the read/write heads are...
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    Etailer hard drive packing

    We really need a sticky with a list of those etailers that pack their hard drives well and those that don't. It would really make purchasing hard drives online a lot easier. I usually don't buy hard drives from Newegg because they don't pack them right, but I just picked up a WD15EADS from...
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    I'm going to check it out more thoroughly tonight, but I'm definitely fast tracking getting the X25-Ms. I suppose I could get a 300GB VelociRaptor, but I really don't see the point of it with SSDs being the price that they are.
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    I did this test with nothing else running from a reboot. I waited a good amount of time before running the test to make sure Windows had loaded all services and all programs that launch on start up were running. But I notice from time to time something is hitting the disk when I'm not at the...
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    Something is definitely wrong here. During those low spots the drive is thrashing about like crazy, making horrible noises while doing so. I've checked it and it doesn't appear to have any bad sectors. Anyone have any ideas? I've been planning on buying a pair of X25-Ms, but sadly no one has...
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    So you use an plug multiple HBAs into a single expander to create one large RAID volume?
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    Can anyone give me a rundown on SAS expanders? Where to get them, how they work, drive chassis that use them, ect
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    Yeah, it seems very cool. It even looks good. I'm going to check around online to see if I can find it for sale. Newegg doesn't seem to have it. EDIT. Good lord, it's $3,400. EDIT. Some sites have the 2U version for about $1,400. Need to look around some more.
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    mAGE316U40-PCI-E-Exp. From the looks of it, you install a PCIe RAID controller into this box, but then what do you connect that to? Another RAID controller in the server? Some help here would be greatly appreciated. I'm buying a NAS to buy some time, but in another year or so I'm going...
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