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    Proper Vdev and Zpool configuration.

    Like I stated before. For a home system it is most cost effective to stick with 1 vdev for a system with 10 disks or less. If you need more performance from your pool you gain much more from adding an SSD for cache than you would doing multiple vdevs and eating up usable space.
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    Proper Vdev and Zpool configuration.

    If 1 disk fails from either or both RAIDz1 vdev then you would have no data loss. If a 3rd disk fails on either vdev after that point then you would have data loss. However, keep in mind if 2 disks fail on either vdev you would have data loss. I don't think there are plugins for...
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    Proper Vdev and Zpool configuration.

    I'm running something similar. I'd suggest plex/nzbget/nzbdrone though. Yes there is a difference. Any RAIDz1 option will only have single parity, RAIDz2 has double, so you can lose 2 disks before data loss. With 2x RAIDz1 vdevs you can technically lose 2 disks before data loss,but thats a...
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    Proper Vdev and Zpool configuration.

    There is actually some best practice logic behind deciding the number of disks in a vdev more than just what your storage and IO needs are. Use "power of two plus parity" rule to determine the optimal vdev configuration. with RAIDz1 you would want 3,5, or 9 disks per vdev. With RAIDz2 use...
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    1440p screen for graphic and web design. Any suggestions?

    Why not go 4K? Monoprice has a really nice inexpensive panel. I picked up one of these for work last week and it looks fantastic.
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    In context my statement makes sense. I don't need higher PPI, I want a larger screen at the same PPI (which would obviously lead to higher rez).
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    Well I actually don't need more rez....I'd like a larger display but I want to keep the same or similar PPI.
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    So this thing will never be able to do native rez@60Hz then? Seems like it would be silly to buy a monitor that doesn't do everything properly at its native rez. I currently have 3 Korean IPS panels with no scalar, and am looking to slim that down to 1 4K monitor for gaming/center ladscape...
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    So whats the deal with the 39" TV? What are the downsides of me running one over my existing Korean IPS panel?
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    Seiki SE50UY04 3840x2160 50" TV ($1300)

    How is this thing for Gaming? Also how does it stack up against the Korean LG IPS panels?
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    Network pics thread

    I just replaced 8 of mine for $145. I'd consider that reasonable.
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    Network pics thread

    Yeah, I also need to have my father in law come in and drop a 30A outlet for me. I'd do it but my main box is completely full and needs to be replaced, or added on to.
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    Network pics thread

    Got a rack from a buddy for $50. Full Album
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    Network pics thread

    Thats the reason I brought it up. I would estimate between $400-$500 a month if you run all that 24/7. Every piece of equipment in that rack is very very power hungry.
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    Network pics thread

    I don't understand your setup at all. Since you are already virtualizing why do you have physical pfsense boxes? Also You could build 1 host (or 2 for redundancy) to replace all that old hardware and still have more performance than all that combined. It would pay for itself in power consumption...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    Yes I have. They are some of the best NAS units on the market. But you are still really locked down and limited to what you can do with them. Wanna transcode HD video and stream them over your LAN or WAN? Sorry not enough CPU grunt to get the job done.
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    And I'm one sided? Even if you have the time, effort and ability, you shouldn't do it? Oh whatever I'm done arguing or whatever it is we are doing on the internet in the wee hours of the evening....hopefully the OP will come back and express more of his needs/wants/budget/skillset/time...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    I never said its the only way, and its for everyone. But if you have the time, and the ability then why not? If it will be better in every way other than a little more time and effort?
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    Certainly not. I thought we did [H]ard things to get the most bang for our buck, to overclock to get more performance than the stock parts allow. To boldly go where no geek has gone before. Again OEM NAS's have their place, but I wouldn't think it would be so enthusiastically suggested here...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    So you wouldn't do the same research to find the right make and model of OEM then? And do you not have the same threat of DOA from an OEM NAS? I know full well what time and place an out of the box NAS solution has. Its your normal everyday Joe, or an SMB that doesn't have an onsite tech on...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    Sure I can, but the points you made were not valid ones. "EASY TO USE and SIMPLE to SETUP". The modern DIY NAS is certainly both of these things. If I was on any other forum I might be wrong, but this is [H]. There is still the time to configure even an OEM device out of the box. Either you are...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    Yeah I'm one of the guys that works on massive storage backends every day. I see you built your own desktop/workstation. Putting together a DIY NAS is actually much easier than that, and the cost savings for an hour or two of work (roughly 50% less $$$) is well worth it in my book. Also with...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    I wouldn't suggest doing a blackbox OEM NAS to anyone on [H]. White box is always half the price or less with more performance and flexibility and a better OS (Freenas) than that of Blackbox alternatives. To those suggesting Hardware RAID - Hardware RAID has been dead for years, unless you...
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    RAID + Periodic backup?

    Again thats not backup, so make sure you know the difference. If its critical data you are trying to keep safe you will want to do RAID as well as backup. Best case you would do RAID+External Drive Offsite+Cloud Backup. RAID, be it software or hardware con protect from hardware failure if thats...
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    pfSense - Using pfBlocker - How Well Does This Work?

    You need to do separate vlans for teachers/students. You could also try DansGuardian. I haven't trying this but it looks promising. http://dansguardian.org OpenDNS would be your easiest bet though I would think. You really can't afford $20 a year? Also this solution is easily defeatable by...
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    Post Your Workstations 2013

    With a 9800GT? Haha....I'd like to see that.
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    [USED] Ultimate File Server - 24 Bay SuperMicro Opteron Servers w/24 Port RAID $299+

    The case fans aren't the loud part, its the PSU's. Unless you have a qualified Supermicro board in there the PSU fans will run in safe mode (100% fan). Also if you have a Supermicro board connected it will control the case fans as well, which are actually really quiet when auto-regulated by the...
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    The [H] Post Pictures of your ManCave

    Best case would be to install an acoustically transparent screen and install on/in wall spreakers behind the screen. But that costs money. :) These screens are all A/T screens.
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    Time to build a new pfSense box

    If your running it in a virtual appliance your console should be virtual as well.....I'm not sure how you would have screen issues on a virtual console. And rebooting your virtual environment frequently? Most virtual environments are designed to really never be rebooted outside of patches.
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    Advice with pfSense roadmap (ASA replacement)

    Does the config export work for Mac client configurations as well?
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    Advice with pfSense roadmap (ASA replacement)

    Forgot to mention what type of machines will be connecting. Updated OP.
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    Time to build a new pfSense box

    I've been running pfSense as a virtual appliance in vSphere 5.1 at home for several months now. Its been fantastic.
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    Advice with pfSense roadmap (ASA replacement)

    Hey guys - trying to get my ducks in a row for replacing a Cisco 5510 and a Barracuda Link Balancer with a virtual pfSense appliance. This is partially due to eliminating support contract costs (nearly $3k annually between both appliance) and partially to utilize the redundancy and fault...
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    Network pics thread

    Looks like you have created the perfect storm of fail.
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    Question for the Eyefinity Experts

    IDTS. But there is a hotkey to switch between productivity and eyefinity modes.
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    Sexy Lian Li stripped naked sunbathing by the pool

    Damn shorty got a big ass.....I like that.
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    Just received my Crossover 27Q LED

    You should get 2 more. :)
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    Network pics thread

    Recently updated my server and moved to vSphere 5.1. Its nice having 8 NICs for a home lab. Planning on getting a house this year, then I will rebuild this server into a rackmounted chassis and build out a SAN instead of using local storage.
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    Interesting data on Crossfire vs SLI

    Yeah for as awesome as the 5 series cards were they had a lot of major bugs. They are the reason I switched to Nvidia.
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    Overscan workaround??

    Just fire up the Intel client and adjust the overscan.
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