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    A somewhat noobe need an opinion using Raid6 file server with Xen

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS I could be wrong, but the way this is worded implies otherwise: "Likewise, a zpool consists of one or more vdevs. Each vdev can be viewed as a group of hard disks (or partitions, or files, etc.). Each vdev should have redundancy, because if a vdev is lost, then...
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    A somewhat noobe need an opinion using Raid6 file server with Xen

    I know nothing about Xen or why you could not do a PCI-E passthrough with your hardware using ESX, but with regards to the actual software RAID itself: ZFS is straight up the way to go for a modern software RAID that rivals hardware controllers in performance and reliability. The only downside...
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    Newbie VM questions

    I am assuming what you mean by "Bypass an OS" is to use VMWare ESXi (Which is itself an OS by the way) instead of Windows 2012? Server 2012, and 2008 R2, etc uses Hyper-V as it's virtualization hypervisor. It is comparable in performance and features to VMWare ESX. Hyper-V runs at the hardware...
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    pfSense on ESXi - Help a noob out.

    Setting the static IP on ESX host as well as client PC did the trick, so thanks for that. For some reason I wasn't sure whether routing would function without the router even with a static IP. It seems obvious now, you'd think I'de know these things given my line of work but eh, learn something...
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    pfSense on ESXi - Help a noob out.

    This makes sense, I will have a look when I get some more time to dive into it, thank you fine sir.
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    pfSense on ESXi - Help a noob out.

    Hey Everyone, Let me preface this by saying I am by no means a networking or ESX expert and this is not a production environment just a home setup. I am slowly attempting to virtualize as many services (file/web serving, etc) as possible for the purpose of power consumption and just to see if I...
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    Problem with Marantz SR4002

    Fixed! Just in case someone else runs into this problem, the solution was to reset the amp by holding down the "S. Speaker B", "ATT", and "EXIT" buttons for three seconds. Somehow this was not documented in the manual, I found it in some dusty old forum. Amp is back to working perfectly again...
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    Problem with Marantz SR4002

    No it's just sitting on a shelf, it has plenty of ventilation if that's what you're wondering.
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    Problem with Marantz SR4002

    Hey All, I have had this Marantz SR4002 for a couple of years now and it has worked absolutely flawlessly until today. We had what I can only describe as a rolling brownout that caused the amp to the turn off and back on a couple of times very quickly. After this the amp will not power on and...
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    OC q6600 G0

    You need to enable host clock control and then adjust the CPU host frequency. Set Performance Enhance to "Normal" instead of turbo. Watch your RAM speed, in my experience RAM gets unstable with an overclock, so you may want to adjust the RAM multiplier down to 667, and then slowly increase...
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    Best Stress Testing Programs/Settings

    I usually get higher temperatures out of IBT then Prime95 which suggests it's better at loading, however I've heard the opposite from i7 owners so maybe it has something to do with the chip.
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    Suitable Gentle Typhoon Replacement?

    Eh... consider ordering from UK, these fans are definitely worth it. I ordered 4 1850s from this retailer and it took 5 days to ship to Canada (takes more time to ship stuff from US) Also they have the fans you want in stock: http://www.quietpc.com/us-en-usd/products/120mmfans/gt-120-1450
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    Need (hardware) Raid Controller advice for RAID5 and RAID10 for SQL Server

    An LSI/DELL Perc 5/i can typically be bought used for around 100-150 and has two channels supporting 8 drives and both RAID5 and RAID10. If you lose the hot spares (not really sure what the point of them is?) you wouldn't need to bother with two of them, although for that price maybe you don't...
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    Low power file server that can torrent?

    I went with a Zotac IONITX L-E (Intel Atom 330 dual core) board, 4gb ddr3 and 4x 1.5TB drives in RAID 5 (with PERC 5/i) for my low power file server that never gets turned off, I use RDP/VNC and only ever have to plug in a monitor if I need to get to the BIOS. The Atom processor is...
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    FreeNAS miss-alignment with 4k Drives

    Not sure if it applies with FreeNAS (never used it). But I just resolved a very similar problem with my 2x EADS 2x EARS RAID 5 (1.5 TB drives) I had to jumper pins 7-8 on the EARS drives which is what WD recommends for windows XP, I am running win 7 but I am thinking it's possible that the...
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    More RAID problems...

    Ok with pins 7-8 jumpered on the EARS drives and forcing writeback I am now getting acceptable performance of 62 MB/s when transfering large files. With smaller files I am getting around 70-80MB/, this is excellent. I mean it's not amazing, but for green drives it's acceptable, and all this...
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    More RAID problems...

    Thanks I did not know that, will try it. Also jumpering pins 7-8 on the EARS drives, did a bit of googling and it seems like it might fix the issue.
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    More RAID problems...

    I am not sure I understand what your suggestion is. The non raid write performance is fine. Can you elaborate on this "jumper" you speak of?
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    More RAID problems...

    I am kind of starting to wonder if it is the drives. My current thoughts: Not the PCI-E bus config, since reading is working fine. Not the RAID Configuration, although possibly a slight performance hit without BBU Not CPU since it's barely being utilized Really only thing left I can...
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    More RAID problems...

    The array is a simple volume. Primary partition: 4190.23 GB (there is no secondary or unallocated space). File System: NTFS Standard for Windows, all my drives are setup like this.
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    More RAID problems...

    Do you think it would affect it this much? I have almost no experience with a hardware RAID controller honestly, so any advice is appreciated. My BBU is shipping currently, so maybe I'll just wait and see what kind of difference it makes once it gets here. Thanks for all the replies guys.
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    Raid 0 performance

    I would say yes, I am not an expert but I've been running a RAID 0 for my main OS drive and applications on my PC for years now and the performance is quite good. The downside with RAID 0 is, 0 redundancy. If one drive dies you lose everything on both drives so just keep that in mind. As...
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    More RAID problems...

    That's a good question, I hadn't thought of that. It's currently in the middle of copying and my CPU utilization is hovering between 1% and 15%. I believe the RAID controller should be handling most of the processing, if I am not mistaken.
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    More RAID problems...

    I have tried with with a bunch fo small MP3s as well as full blue ray movies (10+ GB) and it varies only slighty. Win 7 tells you the transfer rate in the copy window, not sure how accurate, but that's how I am measuring currently. I would like to note that inititally the transfer rate is...
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    More RAID problems...

    Hey Guys My BIOS has an option to "retrain" PCI-E to Gen2, which is currently enabled. I don't know the diff between gen1 and gen 2, anybody know how this might affect my RAID controller? I am leaning more and more towards PCI-E bus config in BIOS, but I am a newb in this regard, please...
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    More RAID problems...

    Ok so if you read my other thread you'll know I've been having trouble getting a RAID card to work with an onboard video, suffice to say I finally got it working with a new board. Now my problem is absolutely atrocious write performance, like we're talking barely 100Mb/s (Yes megabits not...
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    Bah, managed to flash the BIOS up to a much newer version and it still won't post with the RAID controller plugged in... Anyone else got any bright ideas for me? Thanks for the help so far.
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    yea, it's really annoying. I don't think it's even posting to be honest because typically within 5 seconds of powering on the machine the cpu fan starts to spin down. with the raid card in it just stays maxed so my guess is it's trying to initialize the PCI-e as a GPU and failing and tossing...
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    Wondering if there might be any settings in the BIOS for the PCI-e... but not sure what to look for.
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    Unfortunately no, one of my friends might have one I could use though, will have to see.
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    Don't laugh.... MSI RS48OM A replacement board/cpu is on the way, but was hoping to atleast get the RAID up and running, so I can use it until it gets here.
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    RAID trouble need some ideas.

    Let me explain the problem. My server has a crappy motherboard, and when my RAID controller (Perc 5/i) is plugged into the PCI-e it will not give me any display via the onboard video. I have set the BIOS to initialize onboard video first, but still no dice. So to get around this I...
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    Streaming Issue

    Hey Guys, This problem has only recently popped up, I am using a Linksys BEFSR81 router (10/100). I stream content from my file server to my PC for viewing, usually over windows media player. For some months I had no issues, I could stream 1080p continuously without any problems. Lately...
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    4870 HDMI Problem

    Couldn't get it to work, I think the receiver needs to have video upconversion for it to work, can anyone confirm this? My solution is to use the VGA port on my monitor and just switch the video source directly on my monitor if/when I need to work in the bios.
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    4870 HDMI Problem

    Hey guys, thanks for the input... to the first poster, I've tried both ports with the same behavior. To the second poster, this seems most likely... if I hook up the DVI from my video card directly to my monitor instead of through my receiver I don't get this issue. But that also negates...
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    4870 HDMI Problem

    Hi Guys, I recently purchased a new HDMI receiver (Marantz s4002), I have my computer (ATI 4870) hooked up to this on the HDMI-1 input, which outputs to my monitor. The problem is that when the computer is in the boot up stage, I get no display, so I can't access my bios or see my raid...
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    Network latency

    Hey guys thanks for the input. I managed to resolve my intermittent streaming issue by simply buying a linksys router, utorrent wasn't helping the situation, but I had issues streaming for long periods of times with utorrent completely turned off.. with the new router it can stream 1080p with...
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    Network latency

    I have a D-LINK WBR-1310 I feel like this router is a piece of crap, if I even open utorrent (Don't even have to be downloading anything) my network goes haywire My internet connection slows right down Ping to my vent server which is usualy 50 starts fluctuating between 300 and 2000...
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    Help me choose an A/V Receiver

    I decided I couldn't pass up the deal on that Marantz, everywhere I look people want > 500 for this receiver. It looks like it does everything the 606 does minus one hdmi and 1080i upscaling (which I can't see myself using). I went ahead andordered it, and this time they actually will ship to...
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