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    Feedback and suggestions on a new NAS storage build

    So I wanted to get some feedback from folks here on a possible design for my NAS. This storage unit will primarily be holding a lot of video files and general archives of home movies, pictures, and all the other junk we want to keep in a central repository. So with that said, I'm looking for...
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    Has extensive cloud implementation in your organization resulted in outsourcing?

    This is something mine is really starting to move forward on with stuff like Azure, Office 365, vblock, general cloud hosting and all that jazz. For anyone who has already been down this road, in terms of your onsite infrastructure like physical servers or hosts for virtual servers, how has...
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    Powershell - my mild rant

    So this rant is about powershell. Having worked in the IT industry for 20+ years, the majority of those doing system administration type stuff, I've seen a lot of things come and go over the years. Powershell is now on my most recent "this is getting annoying" list. Hear me out first...
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    Recommended home switch?

    I may soon be in the market for a new switch for use at home. Now this should only be a WIRED gigabit switch, no wireless at all in fact. 12 ports is enough however here in the past few weeks I've been experiencing occasional dropouts of network connectivity. Having troubleshot the router and...
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    What do you use to manage BYOD at your company?

    This is becoming more of a hot issue at my place lately and I'm looking at both Airwatch and MobileIron. I'm forecasting that if we enabled this feature tomorrow we'd have at least 500 user utilize the service immediately and a couple thousand in the months following. Does anyone use either of...
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    BF4 "network smoothing"

    I wanted to create this thread separate from the official thread because a lot of people have wondered exactly what sort of difference this setting makes on different servers. I was hoping some could offer their input on what setting they have used and also be sure to report what your average...
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    BF4 forcing me to upgrade...need recommendations

    So my current setup when running BF4 is bottlenecked by my current card...here are the pertinent system specs for the machine I play on: Intel i7-3770 8GB memory evga GT640 Asus Maximus V extreme Win7 64-bit Only use a single monitor setup, 1920x1200 can only take up 2 expansion slots This...
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    How to send all email traffic to 2 different locations?

    Not sure if this would be the correct area to post this, but if not mods can move it as needed. We are trying to cut over to a new email system but before we do a hard cutover we'd like verify everything is being processed ok. I'd like to essentially have all incoming email traffic that goes...
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    4-in-3 equivalent for 2.5"?

    So, for reference, here is an example of a 4-in-3 enclosure for 3.5" drives: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2542 Is there an equivalent enclosure for 2.5" drives that will fit in 5.25" expansion slots in a case? I got to thinking that with SSDs, you could potentially...
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    Any operating system for nas with advanced power saving features?

    So for a long while I would have liked to place all of my media files onto a NAS but my original thinking was to procure a chassis large enough for multiple 3-4TB drives so that I could place them into a large RAID6 array for some degree of protection. Well, recently I got to thinking about...
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    Does a tablet like this exist yet?

    I've not really gotten into the tablet field yet, but I'm aware of the desire to have one and various reasons why. When i got to thinking about what I'd want in a tablet though, it seems to me this doesn't exist yet. Or if it does, maybe some members here can point me in the right direction...
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    Asus Maximus V Extreme bios 1309 warning

    I wanted to pass along a warning to anyone who may be considering the latest bios update to version 1309. I'm currently in the middle of trying to rebuild my main operating system partition after flashing to 1309. I'm booting into Windows 7 64-bit on 2 Crucial m4 ssd's set up in as raid1 on...
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    Asus Maximux V Extreme slot issue

    I have 2 cards currently installed on this board, an nvidia graphics card in the top red slot (Slot #1 on page 1-25 of the manual) and an Adaptec raid controller in the middle black slot (Slot #3, same page of the manual). My understanding is in this configuration that with only one card in all...
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    Recommendations for analog video capture card?

    Pertinent system specs: Windows 7 64-bit, only have PCIe slots on the motherboard. I usually use VideoStudio for capture and editing. My old pc, which I really don't want to have to dig out and actually use that thing again, well many years ago I bought a Leadtek PCI video capture card and...
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    Any way of testing a mobo without components?

    So it looks like my finances will be stretched a bit thin the next month or so which seems to just continually delay my Z77 system build. I've already purchased just about everything I can to get the box and components ready for the 'core stuff', I just need the mobo, cpu, ram, and whatever...
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    Prediction: within 5 years...

    We'll see SSDs becoming the norm for storage, especially for us power users at home because their capacity will be on par with the large sizes from the main 2 mechanical drive manufacturers today and the price point will start to also fall in line. I'm right there with everyone else watching...
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    Deciding between U2412M and S24A850DW

    So I need a new monitor and I've been sorting through a lot of threads on the forum here a lot the past couple of days. A couple of requirements I had for a new monitor was that it had to have a display port connector and preferably also an hdmi connector but I could overlook that since both...
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    What feature to look for if a raid controller fails?

    If I have a setup with just 1 raid controller, let's assume the controller itself fails. Can I put in a new controller card and have it recognize that the disks were in a previous raid configuration and pick up on it somehow? If so, what feature is this called? I'm planning on utilizing an...
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    Which rpm Gentle Typhoon for my case?

    So I picked up a new HAF 932 case for my Ivy Bridge build and I'm trying to determine which rpm 120mm fans to use. Scythe's Gentle Typhoons come in 500, 800, 1150, 1450, 1850. I will be installing those sound dampeners for fans that are made of rubber or silicone or whatever it is. My goal...
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    Dual-ssd for boot drive or ssd/hard disk?

    This is for a new rig I'm building, I do some gaming but most everything else is simple office type applications so the only things would really stress the system would be gaming. Examples of games might be Skyrim, BF3, the new Sins Rebellion game coming in a few months...stuff like that. I...
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