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    dual cpu server questions

    Not unless you've got a specific task to accomplish. Otherwise, just "get your learn on" with what you have. The concept is the same on a 100.00 server and a 30,000 server! Enjoy! ~RF
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    Facebook Says 10 Million US Users Saw Russia-Linked Ads

    Contrary to what the MSM reports I watched an interview with Julian Assange where he basically admitted that it was DNC staffer Seth Rich that leaked the e-mails. Assange will never give exact details about any of his sources however in the same interview was adamant that it wasn't the...
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    StorageSpaces windows 2016

    You will absolutely LOVE Stablebit DrivePool & Stablebit Scanner. If you use a couple SSD's as cache drives your speed limit is pretty much the limit of your network connection. I think you will enjoy the control that file level duplication provides, especially in such a large installation...
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    dual cpu server questions

    I second the LSI 9211-8i -- I've had wonderful luck with these cards. You can't go wrong at that price range. jackofalltrades Don't be afraid. Dive right in that's how we all learn! ~RF
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    dual cpu server questions

    On dual CPU machines pay close attention to WHERE on the board (which slots) you insert your memory in. The total amount of memory you have will determine which slots to use. ~RF
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    Suggestions for home phone service over internet

    There is an option for that actually. When you first install the Google Voice app it asks you that exact question. (It's easy to miss) I'm not sure how to toggle that option without reinstalling but I know you can... just can't remember how at the moment. If you can't find it, uninstall...
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    Suggestions for home phone service over internet

    Google Voice will use any internet connection available. If your wi-fi is turned on it will always use that first like anything else. If you want to double check make a call using Google Voice to another phone and see which number shows up... your carrier number or your G-Voice number. You...
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    WD Easystore External Discussion

    ziddey Thanks for the extra info! Good to know!! ~RF
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    WD Easystore External Discussion

    Is this from personal experience or where did you come across this information? ~RF
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    dual cpu server questions

    It's a good time to pick up older (Xeon?) servers. Because they tend to use more power than the newer stuff you can get some pretty capable machines at a good price. Many companies tend to toss the machines as in the long run they save $$ in electricity by upgrading the machines even though...
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    Suggestions for home phone service over internet

    Get a free Google Voice number install the app on your phone and use that. 100% free Wi-Fi calling right on the phones you already have. Heck, I don't even use my VZW number anymore since G-Voice allows for so much more control..... If you must emulate a POTS line do as mmettin said and...
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    New HGST He10 not appearing

    bogchop --- What happens when you plug the drive directly into the card bypassing the backplane on the 4224? I doubt the 8's are supported on the LSI and not the 10's. I'd venture to guess that LSI just hasn't updated their documentation. ~RF
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    Ideas for storage on my Plex server/HTPC

    Sounds like you are on the right track with Stablebit DrivePool. Just add Stablebit Scanner to your system and you'll almost certainly be fine. Since you have physical copies of your media I wouldn't waste the hard drives - I would just rely on duplication along with Scanner to keep my data...
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    What Drives are We Putting in our NAS systems These Days?

    It sounds like your experience has been just about exactly the same, actually. :) 5-8 years is a LONG, long time for 24/7 moving parts! The one thing I have noticed is that the enterprise (10-15k RPM) drives are not to be trusted after three years of typical 24/7 data-center usage. Three...
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    What Drives are We Putting in our NAS systems These Days?

    As someone mentioned above, and what has been by 30+ years of experience with mechanical drives is if it works for a year or two it will most likely work for a long time, long time. Heck, usually if it lasts a few months out of the box the same applies, actually.... Just sayin' ~RF
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