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    I hate newegg!

    Though luck my friend. :( What do you plan to hook up the disks to? :)
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    Raid card on these mobos?

    Good news then i guess! I think I'll buy an intel one as soon as it becomes available locally.
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    Mini ITX H55/H57 question

    Interesting issue. However it looks like it should work. good news is Intel didn't sabotage the chipset so cards other than graphics won't work. :)
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    Raid card on these mobos?

    I see that the new Zotac and Intel mini ITX boards have x16 PCIe slot. I was thinking of trying to plug a hardware RAID controller into that. Is there any reports that's such a configuration wouldn't work? Is the slot compatible with other things except graphic cards...
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    Mini ITX H55/H57 question

    I see that the new Zotac and Intel mini ITX boards have x16 PCIe slot. I was thinking of trying to plug a hardware RAID controller into that. Is there any reports that's such a configuration wouldn't work? Is the slot compatible with other things except graphic cards...
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    SSDs make my head explode

    Just get the one intel, dude! Forget about it all... raid and stuff, and start using it! You won't feel any tangible difference between those any way.
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    System crashes after disk defragmentation

    I had lots of instances when something wouldn't work quite qood as it used to after defragmentation. I only noticed that on heavily fragmented OS disks. In that light it's better to fragment more often than doing a big defragmentation. My 2c. You are lucky the OS is showing you what is wrong...
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    GP/low-power drive wattages & specs for each manuf

    I still don't get the Hitachi 2TB drives... what are the main differences? looks like Ultrastar uses less power... But it costs a fortune like RE4 from WD...
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    Power On/Off HDDs

    Spindown would be my first choice as well. Turning them off physically could cause lots of other problems. Maybe it could work if you installed your OS as AHCI. than maybe it would be gentle to hdds. Treat them as e-sata drives maybe. If not, I wouldn't risk my data by just cutting their power...
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    2TB drives for 5805

    But Hitachi has Deskstar and Ultrastar drives. Ultrastar 2TB uses less power and is "built" for 24/7, BUT costs a fair bit more. However, if ultrastar is the only one that supports "TLER" like function than using cheap Deskstar could prove just as dangerous as using consumer green drives from WD...
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    Cheapest 5-in-3 (in Europe)?

    I use similar bays but without fan turned on. Granted only GP drices are inside. They operate at 40C. The way I did it is only a 12cm fan sucks the air out of the case. All holes are taped shut, so the air gets pulled through the 5in3 cages. :) Server is low power, but still. If I open the case...
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    GP/low-power drive wattages & specs for each manuf

    So what is the other difference between Deskstar 2TB and Ultarstar 2TB http://www.hitachigst.com/tech/techlib.nsf/techdocs/5EDA5472B7792D9D8625760A0003E88B/$file/UltraStarA7K2000_datasheet.pdf...
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    2TB drives for 5805

    So hitachi doesn't have the "TLER" issues on HW controllers like others might develop? How much is their power consumption?
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    Cheapest 5-in-3 (in Europe)?

    I cant find any info on that specific model? Who mkes it? The price is awesome! Will it be available on the site you posted? :)
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    WD 2TB Black Drives and Raid

    Non RE WD drives have a risk of dropping out of hardware raid cause of lack of TLER feature on them. How high is that risk? I don't know. IMO high enough not to consider dumping TBs of data on a possibly knowingly faulty setup from day one. The way I see it is this: if you spend that much cash...
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