Recent content by Strmtrper6

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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Thanks for the info. I'm already running a PowerEdge 2950, a home built Norco RPC-4224, and a rack mount APC UPS. I doubt it will raise my noise level too much.
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    Interesting cheap JBODs available

    Would this be a good solution for cheap long-term storage using snapraid? I have the drives to populate it, Any reason why there haven't been any sales on this for a while on ebay? Is there something better out in this price range?
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    The Great Keyboard N-Key Rollover (NKRO) Test/Round-up

    THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS RIGHT OVER THE LAZY DOG the quick brown fox jumps right over the lazy dog Rosewill RK-9000 Also, isn't the word "right" redundant and unnecessary? All the letters are already contained in other words. Normally, it is just "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
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    Restoring performance to SSD

    Hah, sorry. CDM = Crystaldiskmark, Like I said earlier, if you go under File/Test Data you can pick a more compressible data type to reach the speeds they claim. I don't think those speeds are reachable with incompressible data.
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    HBA Suggestions (3TB/FreeNAS)

    I think you are the savior I was looking for. Researching now... *edit Seems like it still might work with freenas with some tweaking, or will work eventually. If not, I can just use another solution. Either way, looks like a great card. Thanks again.
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    Restoring performance to SSD

    If I'm not too late, it does appear that the settings in CDM do have an effect on speeds. I did a couple tests...for science...you monster. If I use compressable data (0 or 1 fill) I hit the numbers they claim. Here is the default setting of random data, close to yours. This is...
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    Restoring performance to SSD

    It does appear that they at least added new options to CDM. Not sure what it defaulted to before, but if you go to File/Test Data, you can change to 0 fill and 1 fill(both should be more compressible). Writing 5 GB to a drive, specially when you only have 4GB free, can wreak hell on garbage...
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    Restoring performance to SSD

    If you installed windows 7 on the ssd, it should have automatically aligned. run msinfo32 by typing it into the search box on your start menu and hitting enter. click on: components => storage => disks Look for your SSD and check the partition starting offset. It needs to be divisible by...
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    HBA Suggestions (3TB/FreeNAS)

    Thanks for the links. The site looks like it will be an interesting read in general. According to a couple of reviews, the Intel SASUC8I doesn't support 3TB drives, but I am still researching the other cards mentioned, so I still have hope.
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    Largest 2.5" Drive?

    There are 1.5TB drivers available. You will just have to gut an external for them. Make sure you can fit a 14mm drive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007601%20600030763%20600030803%20600003490&IsNodeId=1&name=2.5%22 *edit - Looks like it will fit in a MBP, if...
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    HBA Suggestions (3TB/FreeNAS)

    Looking for an HBA or RAID card. 3TB drive support At least 2 SAS ports FreeNAS and possibly Solaris support Support for SAS Expander(HP,Intel, or equivalent) Cheaper the better(as long as it is reliable). Alternately, possibly a good i5 mobo with 6+ sata ports as a stopgap till...
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    Trim or raid?

    How much ram do you have and do you run very memory intensive apps? I only have 2GB and I can easily go over that all day. I'm at 3916 cycles, 3100GB written.
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    Trim or raid?

    It isn't just space. It chews up your drive fairly quickly. I have my pagefile on my Agility and I am already down to ~60% health. I'm not saying it is a bad idea, as I enjoy the performance benefit when I run out of memory. Just be prepared to add some wear and tear.
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    HP SAS Expander Owner's Thread

    I read it a couple weeks ago and didn't even think to recheck it now that I know what I'm doing to some extent. Thanks, and sorry.
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    HP SAS Expander Owner's Thread

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a good setup(just raid controller/expander) for hooking up 3TB drives? I just bought a batch of them and I'm trying to absorb all the information in these forums. I keep thinking I have a good plan but then the cards either don't support 3TB or...
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