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    HP MSA2012 3rd Party Disks

    Gen 8 have that new drive caddie that requires a custom firmware on the hard drives to control the lights on the caddie. So the lights are all sorts of funny, so you lose that ability too, before Gen 8 lights worked fine.
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    HP MSA2012 3rd Party Disks

    I can't speak directly for the MSA series, but the DL series accept any disk. And in the case of the new Gen 8 servers any drive works as well, but it'll set off a warning that the drives are not HP Authentic but work fine. I talked to several engineers about this before going with all Intel...
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    HDMI splitter 1 in 2 out OR new graphic card???

    a splitter is cheap on monoprice, although i've had hit or miss with the cheap ones. I have noticed the Audio issue with AMD cards, happens maybe once a year on my stuff not a huge deal unless the woman gets the issue and then all hell breaks lose and i get works calls and what not, usually...
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    Streaming mkv movies to my TV without having to convert first?

    Plex and Mezzmo both have to Transcode MKV files for my TV, a 1080P movie can almost max out 4 cores on an i7, running on virtual machine so they could have GPU decoding working which wouldn't be that bad. Was going to test passing in GPU to vm to see if that makes a difference.
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    HDMI 2.0 Spec Finalized

    cat6 is 300' i'm pretty sure, HDMI i'd say you'd be hard pressed to get to 200' without some sort of repeater or some booster like thing.
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    Upgrading my RAID 0 and need some quick buying advice

    Been replacing my 2tb failed drives with the Red's for a while now, seem to be working well. That said tigerdirect has those red drives 2tb ones for 80 bucks after rebate right now if it's not sold out. Pretty decent deal, not sure if you can do 2 per rebate other wise they're 100 bucks.
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    wd red, ultrastar or deskstar for 24/7 NAS?

    Got 2x 2TB WD Red's and they seem pretty good only had for a few weeks now, but built into my existing raid array fine. Had 2 drives die in a raid 6 array.
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    Are low TDP GPUs phased out?

    I thought i heard they were OEM only for the 7000 series. Not sure if that'll change with 8000 series or not. Guessing profit margin was almost nothing on those cards probably didn't make any sense to keep them around when the APU's are close to their performance.
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    What is the BEST OS for home media server?

    I'm running 2012 Server and have my media server as a VM and i couldn't be happier. Have 10 disks in Raid 6 as of now, but am going to try out Disk Spaces or whatever it is they call it, was going to wait till it fails or Sp1 or 2012 R2 came out so they could work out any bugs. Mezzmo runs on...
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    FYI: LogMeIn soon to limit free accounts to 10 computers

    10 seems reasonable, i usually just need it for locations to log into that don't have ipsec at the place setup.
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    Backup: internal or external?

    I'd do an internal drive for that, the OS should spin that down after 60 minutes or so, so power shouldn't be an issue on it, even then i think those use only 5watts or so, i'd assume an external solution would be slower to backup and use more power cause of the interface is another layer.
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    Microsoft RemoteFX on Hyper-V

    What route are you going with for USB Redirection? I'm going to start looking into that, figured it'd be built in but doesn't appear to be Are you running Server 8 or 2008 R2?
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    Do you map out a program before writing?

    Unless it's a major revision of a current application I just start coding. Otherwise diagrams and uml diagrams i use. If it's a new project that isn't a no brainer i do the same with diagrams and uml diagrams. Hardest part usually is making a good connection with who wants the program and what...
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    Is my Java old?

    I would buy a new book, as a couple newer classes came out since, but you should see them as depreciated, or suggestions in the javadoc to use the newer classes. I think Vector was one, and StringBuilder vs whatever the older one was, lots of other ones too. I'd get a book they're cheap...
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    Most common Java IDE in industry?

    +1 for eclipse, seems like it has a harder learning curve than the others though.
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    How to connect to a laptop HDD

    If it's IDE then go on amazon and look at something like this The hard drive should be flat, no pins coming out, if there are pins that part pulls out and the standard...
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    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    Thing with my RMA of ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional, is that ASRock said the bios error was it needed a new bios chip and nothing related to the cpu. So I was shocked to see bent pins when my error codes weren't related, 0x45 and 0x55 based on 2600 and 3770 intel chips. Figure if pins were...
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    Newegg RMA Technicians Are Breaking My Returns

    I has an ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional, damaged by Newegg same issue. Not happy at all, just going to move my business to Amazon.
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    Have hard drive prices gone back to pre-flooding pricing?

    Sure gave SSD's a little time to catch up a bit. If they don't start getting prices lower SSD's might really start taking a chunk out of their sales. I now only buy SSD's for the primary hard drive, soon it'll make sense for having some space for a little storage as well.
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    Looking for basic DLNA server?

    Going with it's your DNLA server, it probably has to transcode our stuff. Be helpful to know what files you are trying to play.
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    Seagate Barracude XT 3TB 7200/64/6Gb/s - $150

    Use R-Studio, make an image of the drive and work with that. I got 15 Seagates running in a Raid array been going fine for 3 years so far no issues. Never had a hard drive i owned take a dump, but just had 2 at work go, 1 seagate one WD. And a friends go which was WD. Think it's just if you...
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    Really long monitor cables

    Oh check on your tv, make sure the HDMI port is always on or selectable. I had a friend where i had to do that, cause the tv couldn't detect the cable was plugged in for some reason.
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    Really long monitor cables

    I did a 50ft run with HDMI cable worked fine on 4x and 5x series of AMD Cards, would think it's more of a cable thing. I get my cables from either parts express or monoprice and both seem to work fine. +1 check the cable,
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    4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 1.65V Kingston HyperX Blu - $20 after MIR ($40 for 8GB)

    I picked a set up, seems like a great deal. Should work nicely for a new server build in a month or so.
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    RAID Controller and Hard Drive Options

    +1 on ARC-1880i
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    Studdering over wired network

    I get this issue at work all the time, not sure what is up with it, but we have nice Gigabit switches, and Intel Pro Gigabit nics, and certain machines only can transfer data at 100megabit speeds. Intel's test suite says everything is in good shape and connection is fine, but transfers go slow...
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    Upgrading from VAIL beta

    I heard WHS Vail was making raid the preferred solution, Because the servers will mainly be sold by Dell/HP etc they will setup the raid, but this will make it hard for many people to upgrade. I got my stuff already all on RAID so it doesn't bother me, other than beta expired and i had to go...
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    got hundred bucks need an htpc help plz

    Pretty sure there is some addon for 360 that will let you play mkv's google around should find it. And Roku is nice for kids/gf but it's kind of lacking.
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    Dell Zino and 63" Samsung Plasma

    Try a new cable, hook up to another tv, make sure your refresh rate is correctly set on the zino and that the tv accepts it. Tv size shouldn't matter on this as 1080p on a 20" screen is same amount of work to put it out to a 100" screen. update drive maybe.
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    Ceton for the whole house?

    Even WHS Vail doesn't allow other pc's to be extenders? I googled quickly and all i got were drive extender articles.
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    whats the most powerfull long range wireless adapter

    Sams club has some huge cans of planters peanuts, for like 9 bucks. I want to say they're bigger than those, they're about maybe 8-10" in diameter.
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    WHS transfer speeds across network

    Why not team up a few NICs get better speeds? I'm still playing around but i plan on having 2-4 intel nics teamed up, really helps when copying data, or unzipping a file over the network. Playing movies not so much.
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    Virtualizing Windows Home Server

    I'm doing same thing as Vader with WHS Vail, and I think it works awesome. You can't use a tuner card afaik but that doesn't bother me. Performance is great. Hyper-V is missing a few key features and not a ton of software appliances work out of the box in hyper-v which is frustrating but vail...
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    USB Wireless device to share network share?

    Perfect thanks a ton for the input, that usb thing was exactly what i was looking for it looks like.
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    USB Wireless device to share network share?

    I thought i saw this a few years ago, about someone that did this to their divx player. Is there a way for a device say google tv or a divx player that has a usb slot that is meant for usb hard drives/media to share a network location as if it were were on a usb hard drive? I thought some...
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    Logitech Wave Keyboard Wired - Dented Box $14 Shipped

    that sucks, i have 2 of these and a wireless one and i must say i really like it. Other than the keys get a little hard to press after 6 months of heavy usage, and some of the letters wear off, but this is heavy 8 hour a day usage at work. The one at home has no issues after a year. Although...
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    TRENDnet TEG-S5g (v1.0R) 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Switch $9.99 After $15 Rebate

    8 port does have a rebate, thought it was 27 shipped, it's been lower though, good chance it'll dip around low 20's later on if newegg changes the price.
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    TRENDnet TEG-S5g (v1.0R) 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Switch $9.99 After $15 Rebate

    Awesome price, this is HOT, i have probably gotten 5 of these off this deal, and 3 of the 8 port ones for 15-20$, have never had an issue with them. Always thought Trend Net made low end products but i've had better luck with these than Linksys. Rebate checks aren't too bad it's just a trip...
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    New HP 18.5" widescreen LCD $76 shipped on Ebay (only 1 left hurry) $70 with Bing

    Maybe i'm smokin something but any widescreen monitor smaller than 22" just sucks. But to each his own or whatever
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    24" Acer P244W $180 @

    Doesn't seem too hot, as alot of 24" monitors are dipping below $200. Those dells though are pretty bad for color quality and gaming, but a definite step up from what they used to have a few years ago. I'd a say this is warm.