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    Need a new SATA boot SSD. What's the current Gold standard?

    Some of their failures were also boot drives.
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    Need a new SATA boot SSD. What's the current Gold standard?

    Be wary of the Samsung Evo's. I friend of mine, who works with Video Editing for a living and has built many systems with Evo drives of all sizes, mentioned to me in casual chat the other day to steer clear of them due to their high failure rate. I think he said he had a dozen fail over the...
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    Intel Kaby Lake i5-7600K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Temp Results @ [H]

    Maybe I missed it but what Cooler is being used for these tests? I just setup my i7-7700k with Corsairs H100i-v2 and am getting ~40-43C temps under load using the Asus stress test! Very good results. Was just curious for comparison sake. This is using Liquid Ultra Pro.
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    Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Results @ [H]

    You are welcome. I have ordered the Rockit product and the re-lid tool today. I have a i7-7700k, asus z270 Tuf Mk2, Samsung 960 M.2 drive, Corsair 400Q, Corsair H100i v2, as well as a Corsair HX1000 Platnimum Power supply sitting at home ready to assemble :) I guess its time to update my...
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    Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Results @ [H]

    Firstly I have no affiliation with the creator of this product. Nor have I used it. http://rockitcool.myshopify.com/ This is very similar to the product that was reviewed. I believe it is based in the US and seems to be as easy to use. This was also on Kickstarter a while back. The only...
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    Failure rate of SAMSUNG 840 250GB SSD?

    Telling someone "Should have gotten Pro" is a ridiculous statement. The Pro version of the drive is a bit faster and a bit more money, maybe the Pro wasn't within budget. Ashton, there is nothing wrong with your decision to migrate to the SSD you choose. What is more likely is that...
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    Multiple Disk Erasing Hardware

    1) Multiple Drill Points through the entire drive (especially the platters)... Titanium drill bit for $10, drill for about $80, or drill press and a wooden jig to hold the drives $200. 2) a Degauser, can much cheaper than a disk wiper. - example...
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    8X RAID in 16X Slot

    Check your motherboards documentation, they should have it spelled out. I didn't at first and had my GTX 680 in the first PCIe x16 slot, works perfectly. I then had my LIS 9260-4i in the second PCIe x16 slot. I didn't realize I was hampering the video card until I checked in GPU-Z and it...
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    Concerned about using an SSD over a mechanical HDD

    Wrong Thread bud... Posting information from someone else's work is ok, as long as you are giving credit, like providing a link, or reference to where you got the information. Posting as you did is not ok. Yes forums are meant for sharing but please do it responsibly and correctly.
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    Hitachi Ultrastar 7k4000 questions

    Extide said it pretty good. But to get you started, since it seems your keen to learn, here is some information. 1) What is Raid? - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID 2) How Do I raid? - Well this is a bit more complicated. There are several answers depending on what raid level you...
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    Concerned about using an SSD over a mechanical HDD

    I doubt you'll be sorry by getting the Samsung 840 Pro, that is one of the best out there at the moment. I'm probably ordering one this coming week my self. But you really should not insult people for providing their opinions. This is an open forum and everyone is entitled to respond if...
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    Concerned about using an SSD over a mechanical HDD

    I second what Jojo69 says... Relax, you are worrying too much and over thinking the SSD switch. I use a Samsung 830 non Pro its fine, as would a 840 non Pro if your concerned about price. You can find a 840 non pro, 250GB for as low as $169. You can find a 840 Pro, 256GB for as low as $226...
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    Where to take my "fileserver" from here?

    Oh, you'll want to keep an eye on your Power Supply, adding more devices, you should consider upgrading that.
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    Where to take my "fileserver" from here?

    Red's are a good choice. I have a co-worker who used FreeNAS for a while and regrets it. I myself have a LSI/3Ware 2960-4i and keep my 3x3TB array in my main box since I have a Obsidian 800D case to house it all. I'll likely be upgrading to a newer -8i card in the future since I don't...
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    PCI-e or Sata SSD's and Money

    You lost me at OCZ. OCZ have had a bad track record with regards to reliability for a long time and you'll find that that brand's name is like holy water is to Vampires :) Besides you can get newer SSD's for about $95 that would likely perform better. This is an example.
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    Asus VG248QE 144hz 3D Vision 2: The Official Thread

    I don't think I've seen this asked yet in this thread. Has anyone compared this "Hack" with an IPS Panel? Maybe even a Yamakasi Catleap 2B OC Monitor that is at 120hz? This may be like comparing apples to oranges since the resolutions are totally different but the thought did cross my mind...
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    4TB External half the price of 4TB Internal..?

    Only thing I can think of is the external's are 5,400rpm. Funny Seagate's own website doesn't list 4TB External drives... lol
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    What's the best solution for RAID 10 these days.

    Raid in any form is not a Backup... If you really want to setup a Raid Array you can very easily with your on board connectors. The most important thing, before considering a Raid Array, would be to establish a backup strategy. 1 x 3TB external USB 3.0 Hard Drive as Backup #1 Some sort of...
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    First RAID5 ever.

    With no BBU attached to the raid card it will always be in Write Through mode. No need to be concerned really. With a BBU you do gain a tiny bit of Performance. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using Raid 5. Just remember minimum disk requirements. Raid 5 = 3 Raid 6 = 4 Raid 6 is...
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    RAID 1 question

    I believe most Hardware raid controllers can do this for a Data Volume. You simply choose your Source Drive and Add a Mirror drive to the array. I don't believe it is possible with a boot volume, but I could be wrong. I am not sure if Software RAID can/can't as I have not used any form of...
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    RAID 1 vs external Mirroring?

    You will lose some performance going with a RAID 1 setup. Not tons but there is some. As -Dragon- mentioned about Productivity, if it really is a huge concern, should drive your decision. Raid 5 or 6 would give you better overall performance and protect you in the productivity sense that you...
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    Recommend SSD for RAID 0

    If you want more SSD space, just add it as a secondary drive. Stripping opens you up to risk, if one of the drives packs it in you will loose all data. Or upgrade your Crucial to a Samsung 840 Pro and move your Crucial as your Data SSD. If this is just to house games a speedy 7,200rpm 3TB...
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    Recommend SSD for RAID 0

    You won't perceive any performance gains in everyday use, unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket it's not worth striping 2 SSD's. If I were I'd consider 2 Samsung 840 Pro's.
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    LSI 9271-8i and booting?

    Fantastic news! That should be an easy replacement and then your off to the races!
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    LSI 9271-8i and booting?

    Take a breath and step back for a moment. Don't get pissed at Seagate, or LSI, they are at no fault here. Also the problem you’re experiencing is not a reflection on the quality of Seagate’s products at all, it may be a “simple” compatibility issue, or perhaps a faulty...
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    Seagate 3TB Good or Bad?

    It's alright DgiitalLF, the problem you are experiencing does not reflect on the quality of the Baracuda drives. It is a unique situation you are experiencing. I've written up some information which I'll post over in your thread shortly, hopefully it'll help.
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    Seagate 3TB Good or Bad?

    I agree with apf888 here, live and learn from your mistakes, you should be able to recover. Also, DigitalLF, try to keep your woes in your own thread. Trying to hijack someone else's thread isn't cool. Seagate is not to blame, Nor is LSI.
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    Seagate 3TB Good or Bad?

    You have some other really weird going on, I know of 2 people at work here that run these drives in raid, one is software and one is using a LSI 2960-4i.
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    What happens to RAID 0 array created by windows 7 if OS fails?

    If the Windows built mirror is on separate disks to your OS disk, then yes, you should be able to re-install your OS on your OS disk and then read the mirror on the other disks. Can I guarantee this? absolutely not, I've never done it, but the theory seems reasonable. Like Old Hippie says...
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    Need a 3tb drive for my games...

    Raid 0 gives you no protection. It gives pure speed. If you go the route of a SSD you won't noticed a heck of a lot as far as performance goes, if anything. Benchmarks will show you better numbers but the cost/performance isn't worth it for gaming. You would need to do a Raid 1 (Mirror) if...
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    Need a 3tb drive for my games...

    The Seagate's are just fine for gaming. If your really concerned about load times for your games and need to shave off a few seconds look at a SSD dedicated Game drive. You can get 120GB SSD's under $100 now. That can fit a ton of games, and honestly, Steam games (as an example) take...
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    Could use some help with a hard drive

    Sounds like your drive may have developed Bad Sector's and that would explain the locking up when accessing a certain file. Copy what you can, 1 file at a time or in batches, it'll be a painstaking process but may be your only option. Then replace the drive.
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    LSI MegaRAID dropping RAID0 member disks

    Warranty through HP for replacement? If it is under warranty you should be able to get support from LSI too to help diagnose the cause. I'd avoid software raid imho.
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    What happens to RAID 0 array created by windows 7 if OS fails?

    You will have to Re-install Windows 7 after creating the array. Here's a couple scenario's along with explanations, based on what I am understanding of your question(s). If you are currently booting to one of your SSD's you cannot change this to a Raid 0. Once you have this setup, and...
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    External HDD or Internal + enclosure

    For a Single Bay enclosure a fan isn't "required". If you go to a 2Bay one to setup a mirror to help protect your data, I believe they come with small fans. A 2 Bay enclosure will be bigger and not as convenient to travel around with. Here's an example...
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    LSI MegaRAID dropping RAID0 member disks

    Sounds like the Controller on the motherboard has become flaky. If warranty is still current why not contact HP for a replacement? I would first try to ensure that your firmware is current. The Z800 series workstations, from what I can tell on HP's websites, come with LSI 9260-8i Raid...
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    Seagate 3TB Good or Bad?

    Seagate's 3TB 7,200 RPM 64MB Cache drives are just fine. The Red's are interesting and comparable to price on the Seagate's. However, they do spin at 5,400rpm. This will impact the performance noticeably. If they were at 7,200rpm for this price I'd probably lean towards them. However, the...
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    El Cheapo 5-in-3, non hot swap

    Hey, I found this thread right here in the Hardforum! http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1666173
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    El Cheapo 5-in-3, non hot swap

    Ahh those... That picture looks like it is out of a Antec P180 case. I still have one of those cases at home. If you want one as pictured, you may be able to get one from Antec Directly, or post in the For Sale Section of the forum's looking for one. GeorgeHR found one very similar and a...
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    El Cheapo 5-in-3, non hot swap

    You found the end of the internet? Impressive! Could you maybe find a picture to link to help understand what it is your looking for?
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