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    Suggestions for an external 3.5" enclosure (USB3)

    I've been happy with my Cheap Rosewill enclosure. I have an encrypted 5400 3TB drive in mine, so it's not as fast as it could be, but it is still faster than USB2.0, so I'm satisfied.
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    Crazy high WC temps, what gives?

    I'll echo the flow/block problem. I'm running a 130w i7-920 @3.8 with a GTX480 with a solo triple radiator, and IBT doesn't get my cores above 70C with my fans at 1100 rpm. You have more fans, more radiator, lower thermal CPU, and no GPU in your loop, so you should at least be keeping...
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    Offsite storage server - encrypt the data?

    Would work, but I could never get incremental updates working with a truecrypt volume. If I added/changed one file, I would have to copy over the entire volume, which would suck at 3GB+ container over internet connection. This is assuming he is talking about working on locally encrypted...
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    Expanding my FreeNAS Box

    I'm in the minority for home users, but I went with the LSI 9201-16i. 16 drives, single card, non-RAID. The other 4 drives in my 20 bay enclosure are pulled from onboard SATA.
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    17" gaming laptop choices

    I should get my MSI GT780DXR-446US on Tuesday, I'll give my general impressions when I get it. It has the 3GB of vram, blu-ray burner, 16GB ram, and 2x 750GB drives. I have a SSD that I will be popping in once I verify it all works. I looked at the Precision workstations, but once I got...
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    ZFS Deduplication in Open Indiana

    I had dedup running for a short while on my home lab, quad core xeon, 24GB ram, SSD's for cache and log. It was used for hyper-v storage (Solaris 11 express) It worked great, and had some great dedup ratio's. The main issue is if you take a snapshot, and then come back and try and delete the...
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    PWM fans for case cooling?

    Looking at the Z68XP-UD3P manual, only the CPU PWM header is manageable by the bios (page 56). The default is set to dynamic CPU fan speed based on temperature. The SYS_FAN2 header might be controlled by the same options, but it is not documented anywhere.
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    Network pics thread

    Hit this issue with my ZFS skt 1156 build. I hate having to keep "special" ram that is only usable in one system.
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    SOPA - what is it. Pros? cons?

    This plus the past efforts to make streaming a felony should make everyone call/write/annoy your congressperson to stop trying to mess with things they don't understand. ICE/DHS is already hijacking domains that they can, basically acting as an enforcement arm for RIAA, MPAA, and other large...
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    Disk IO speed is terrible on R710

    I got a little lost on what speed you're complaining about, as it sounds like you are complaining about the 6/iR 30MB/s as well as the 60-70MB/s speeds. From my quick glance it sounds like you need to replace the 6/iR. The 1068e isn't a real powerhouse, although it doesn't have to be to...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    I used http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19963-01/html/821-1458/fpjvl.html#scrolltoc to set up my LACP aggregation. In napp-it you won't see it listed under the interfaces table, but it will be listed underneath the "Your current config" Here are snippets from my config: matt@solaris11box:~$...
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    Windows Server Software Raid... Any good?

    If you lose a drive, you won't lose any data because you have a separate backup of your data, since RAID is not a backup.
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    Where can I get Norco 4020 Hot Swap bay Screws?

    I haven't tried this specific bag, but I have been mixing Norco and Supermicro screws without issue so far. http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-mcp-410-00005-0n~4SUP91J0.htm Supermicro part number MCP-410-00005-0N FFS, didn't see OP was 2009. Well if anyone needs 100 screws, I'll keep my...
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    Got my new lab switch - HP V1910-24G (3Com Baseline Plus 2928)

    It definitely supports Jumbo frames, and I can saturate gigabit just fine with it, don't know if that's what you mean by buffer. During ~115MB/s from Windows to Solaris CIFS: Frame 181440: 9014 bytes on wire (72112 bits), 9014 bytes captured (72112 bits)
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    Got my new lab switch - HP V1910-24G (3Com Baseline Plus 2928)

    It was just unexpected. Takes 2 clicks to make a VLAN, about 15 to remove the VLAN and get the ports back to default settings. I've had my V1910 for over a year now, it has been rock solid.
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    ZFS AES without AES-NI hardware support

    Interesting. If anyone is doing benchmarks of this, I would love if they could throw in a Windows Truecrypt benchmark as well to get some apples-apples comparison. Anandtech has benched 2x Xeon 5670 pulling 7.5GB/s with AES-NI and Truecrypt, however this is a fully synthetic, no I/O...
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    Got my new lab switch - HP V1910-24G (3Com Baseline Plus 2928)

    One gotcha I found: If/when you delete a VLAN, the ports will still be tagged with that now non-existent VLAN, and you manually have to set them back to default VLAN and port settings.
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    mkv files don't play well across network!

    Last thing to note: Should be locked before we reach 9 pages doing theoretical troubleshooting.
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    ZFS AES without AES-NI hardware support

    Hmm, Oracle is showing benchmarks for ZFS AES-NI acceleration. Maybe it was finalized for Solaris 11 (Solaris 11 Express was used for one Sparc system). http://blogs.oracle.com/BestPerf/entry/20110930_t4_zfs_encryption Has Sparc vs Xeon for ZFS encryption, although the Xeon has a huge drop in...
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    mkv files don't play well across network!

    A 350MB video file not playing correctly is most likely not a player issue since you are using VLC on the application side. Check actual network speed with something like iperf, make sure you have somewhat recent drivers for NIC's, see transfer speed trying to transfer a large(r) file over...
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    mkv files don't play well across network!

    Considering we have no idea how big the files are, what the bitrate is, PC specs, OS, source, player, I'm waiting to hear back from OP. Personally I have had great success with VLC playing back blu-ray rips on my low power laptop that pulls 10w, but for all we know he is already using VLC or...
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    ping a list of websites to see if they are alive?

    To see if an IP is actually serving pages, you will need to use some sort of monitoring tool. Nagios can do port checks and http status checks, but I don't think there is an off the shelf, up and running within 15 minutes option to automate this.
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    30 day build, suggestions?

    Ahh sorry, you quoted someone talking about Supermicro :D. For OP Supermicro doesn't have much, if any overclocking options.
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    30 day build, suggestions?

    Which one? I have a SIMLC and SIMLC+ sitting around. For my Supermicro IPMI I installed the Supermicro IPMIView client. Allows me to access all my Sm stuff from one window. It is still Java based, but I haven't had any issues with it.
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    I'm Interested in a T1 Line

    Your question was answered many, many times. Past a certain point your packets will take the same route as cable/dsl. Different providers of T1 service will have different points at when this happens. The only way to get your answer is to get a T1 and find out if it provides the specific service...
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    mkv files don't play well across network!

    Double check and make sure if you copy the file to the computer, it plays fine. What media player are you using, and how large are the files?
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    Need a new switch for home lab

    Unfortunately fan loudness is somewhat subjective. Mine is in a rack with a UPS, Norco 4220 and Supermicro 2U server, so compared to those it isn't bad, however I probably wouldn't want it on my desk next to me all day. I also had my rack sitting 8 feet from my workstation for the past few...
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    Need a new switch for home lab

    It's slightly above your budget, but I have been happy with my V1910. It does have a fan, depending on how much time you will be spending sitting next to it. What missing features of the 1810 are you looking for?
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    I'm Interested in a T1 Line

    My FIOS pings from Bothell are on par with Tawnos' Comcast in Sammamish FWIW.
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    I'm Interested in a T1 Line

    I'm glad I didn't get sucked into this thread. Third trollish thread in the past few months that stands out. All have a theme of the forum giving a different opinion of what OP wanted, and OP not wavering one iota on position in the face of no one agreeing with him.
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    Looking to build a new pfSense firewall...check my specs for me please

    Top shows load average never going above .5 while one machine is doing torrents and another is downloading over http at 4.2MB/s and doing speedtest over and over (with A/V enabled for http). Pretty graph for daily shows a peak of 23% during all of this. For me a dual core D510 handles it...
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    Looking to build a new pfSense firewall...check my specs for me please

    Astaro has hardware graph for CPU, memory, network usage, etc. When it starts up from a cold boot it will be above 50% for about 10 seconds, then it settles below 20% for the majority of the time. Spikes above 25% are reboots: This is from August when I moved to new apartment, all on...
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    Looking to build a new pfSense firewall...check my specs for me please

    Odd, my Astaro box doesn't break 25% CPU for my 35/35 FIOS, and that is with constant torrents and 350-400GB/mo of transfers overall, even with A/V enabled. This is on a D510 Atom.
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    Fast, redundant storage options for VMs?

    RAID is not a backup. Like Aesma said, be able to backup data to another device.
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    Using 2.5" SATA drives for RAID

    Depends on I/O requirements, size requirements, HW/SW RAID, budget, etc. Considering that 3.5" drives are $40-$90 cheaper than equivalent 2.5" drive right now, you should have compelling reasons to go that route.
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    Who remembers these?

    I remember being overjoyed at spending a few hundred dollars for an 8MB Voodoo, and that wasn't even a full video card, it piggybacked off of your 2D card. S3 Virge was my first "zomgpretty quake" card, felt like going from 640x480 to 1600x1200 with openGL. Matrox Millenium (iirc) tried to...
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    iomega LAME ALERT

    Not only that but USB as well. Doing 100MB over parallel port was a pain, as well as setting up external SCSI for "portable" drives. That said. I did own Jaz and Zip drives. Never had a failure, but no one else I knew had one, so anything shared had to be on cd.
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    SAS confusion

    ripbot264 for blu-ray, handbrake for dvd
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    SAS confusion

    Ahh, guess I've been spoiled by ZFS. Haven't had a hardware RAID failure in 6 years, and only one drive fail in ZFS. Anyways, my blu-ray encoding is virtualized with 8 cores and has no problems with its single gigabit link to storage on cheap 3.5" drives. Replacing the 4 core Xeons with...
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    SAS confusion

    I figured since you were talking about SSD, 15k mechanical drives would be a good compromise between lower cost and increased RAID rebuild times, until the SSD's hit the price/size point that you want. So most connections will be over regular ethernet, and you'll have some kind of shared block...
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