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    WAN Backup Plan?

    We have a couple hotspots right now but this isn't the most ideal backup I would think. I am looking for a backup to Comcast if that service drops out. This is for a small business of about 30 computers or so total, spread over 11,000 square feet. This would be 4-5 hotspots deployed near the...
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    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, $129.99 FS, No Rebate

    edit: success Had to find the page to enter email address for 1 time discount
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    Open VPN - Through Untangle or Synology NAS?

    Alright thanks for the advice. I will go with the Untangle server, that uses like 3% of cpu max doing it's internet thing.
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    Open VPN - Through Untangle or Synology NAS?

    I can run a VPN through Synology or my Untangle old core 2 duo computer. The Synology server currently has 2.5TB of data and is used by 20 people, the Untangle server is setup in bridged mode and has all internet traffic going through it. Is one piece of hardware better than the other to be...
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    PSUs are small under the case/housing. (ATX)

    Keep in mind PSU's generate heat and need to breath and cool off... But yea the better built PSU's typically have beefier, heavier components (and typically fill out the case a bit more).
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    NAS suggestions

    I run 2 Synology's. One is a 2 disc that we started using pretty early on once our business was about 15 people. Now we have a 5 disc 10TB setup the 1512+ I believe and it works great. We have macs, linux computers for programmers, and a majority of windows users. Works pretty well, one...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    There are 2 sata power cables with 2 plugs on each. I need to get to the SSD, HDD, DVD burner. Having one go to the SSD and HDD would be weird orientation and I believe it wouldn't work out at all. I just had to move the DVD drive all the way down and SSD over in line in the top bracket. I...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    Well I picked up everything on Saturday, put most of it together Sunday and finished it an hour ago. Everything but one thing seems to work fine. http://www.microcenter.com/product/420410/24X_Internal_DVD_ReWritable_Drive_SATA doesn't open up at all.. Can't use it. Even a paperclip...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    looks great, perhaps a tiny SSD for the swap then? 32GB http://www.microcenter.com/product/402123/ReadyCache_32GB_SATA_III_60Gb-s_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)_SDSSDRC-032G-G2 Also shouldn't I stick with nvidia for the graphics card?
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    Thanks for that catch, I kept changing a few things and I hacked that together out of my email. Microcenter is 45min away. It will be 15 min away from where I will be on Sunday though. What should I look into there? CPU of course but what one? anything else? Will almost for sure go with...
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    Computer for graphic arts, need a quick look over

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? 3) Which country do you live in? If the U.S, please tell us the state and city if possible. 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case...
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    I tried doing a quick format with the hdd low level format tool, which said it gets rid of meta data. For both of the partitions I could use it on which said raid - they were the correct disks it got stuck at 1% right away and seems like it did nothing. I will be trying DBAN next. After that...
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    usage is unknown on the drives yes they were raided and likely just disconnected and not removed from raid RST doesn't seem to let me do anything just look at the disks How can I go about removing the raid config so I can format and have normal drives again?
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    2 Hard Drives not showing up properly

    I have 4 total drives. OS on SSD 120GB Crucial 466GB external sata for storage 2 466GB Samsung F3s that are not showing up properly - I don't care about the data on them I just want to format them and be able to use them. Intel Rapid Storage Technology (seems like a useless program)...
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