Recent content by Tiporaro

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    Counterfeit LG Monitor or price mistake?

    Haha, not sure about that - definitely didn't mean to imply I was responsible =) Just happened to stumble on this deal thread and hoped it might make someone's life easier if they were following yet another scam ebay listing.
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    Counterfeit LG Monitor or price mistake?

    Closing the loop for anyone interested - listing removed and seller account pulled from ebay.
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    Intel Xeon L5639 Hexa(6) Core LGA1366 Price:US $79.80 Used Ebay Seller

    Have been following this thread off and on as I've used some x5650s in a couple repurposed home servers - wanted to take the time to post simply because that was an excellent response by zoson and he deserves a salute.
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    Elon Musk's Hyperloop Alpha Design

    Can't tell if serious...
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    Consolidated Builds - Spare parts

    Hahaha, I probably need to get around to listing some of it to be honest. I had purposed a bunch of that stuff for home lab / vm server testing gpu passthrough among other things, as well as a small FC san for hosting the vm datastores. While I have had it working fairly well, I decided it...
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    Consolidated Builds - Spare parts

    May be OT, but general hardware seemed the most applicable - just had one of those evenings of tearing apart a couple builds and pulling out the random parts that were sitting around "about" to be used. Ended up with a little more than I expected, and figured I'd share with my fellow [H]:
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    HP 48 port Managed Layer 3 PoE Gigabit Switch

    Bump - will consider reasonable offers from [H] members!
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    HP 48 port Managed Layer 3 PoE Gigabit Switch

    Model A5120-48G-PoE http:// Thanks for looking!
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    Looking for a home lab managed switch (Possibly PoE)

    Thanks for the confirmation guys - if I do end up keeping it I already was planning on it being tucked in a closet in the basement to keep my audible sanity.
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    Looking for a home lab managed switch (Possibly PoE)

    So, I know there's plenty of threads on this, but I was actually looking for a quick bit of advice from those in the know. I'm considering getting a "decent" managed switch for my personal use, wouldn't mind some extras more to play around with, and PoE could be useful in the future. Originally...
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    Sony Boss Explains Why No PS4 Shown

    If we were talking PS4 vs the new xbox, I'd be inclined to agree with you. As it stands, the Wii U vs PS4 is a completely different race, and targets fairly different segments (yes, still gamers, but look who the audiences are).
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    Virtualizing a HTPC

    As said above, to run an independent vm as a htpc off esxi, you basically have to passthrough a gpu and a USB hub (unless the USB receiver you have can be passed through individually - the ones I've seen act similar to mice/kb's and can't). With that said, passthrough in itself has caveats...
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    Possible to make a VM Host that is energy efficient?

    If 500 watts is really your benchmark, that's not even really a question at all. But guessing that you're just asking in general, intel xeon (SB or IB) based vm hosts run particularly light on the power, and are probably the best you can ask for in a capable host. Of course, the higher strain...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    So, just following up on some preliminary testing - This is the initial results of exporting a 4x1tb F3 Raid 10 array via 4gbps FC to a windows 7 test vm: There's no zil/l2arc ssd setup on here (yet?) - do these results look reasonable? What could I do to improve the 4k reads/writes...