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    Stores Use Database To Track And Decline Returns

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why not simply pay cash for things if you are worried about being tracked/denied a return? Could they still get you with cash payments or only CC? Take for example this guy that returned his 3 cell phone cases which cost in the $20s. Easy enough to pay cash...
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    Best shooter game you have ever played?

    Crysis. It still brings some PCs to their knees 10 years later.
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    Backup NAS, FreeNAS and transfer of data

    So I looked into the 10GbE solutions and I found some things I have questions on. There are optical and copper connections I see. I really haven't found any inexpensive fiber cards so I'm going to leave fiber out. For copper, I found SFP and Cat6/7 connections. I just want something that is...
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    Backup NAS, FreeNAS and transfer of data

    Yes, that's correct. That's a very interesting article. I will have to look more into this Linux vs BSD debacle for software RAID and what solutions are out there (free vs not free). He did mention that Solaris isn't free but I just checked Oracle's site and it is. Is there another...
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    Backup NAS, FreeNAS and transfer of data

    Currently I'm have a Norco 4020 case with 20 HDDs running Win 7 w/ Drive Bender (since I missed WHS/drive extender so much!) Currently, out of the 45TB available, 13TB is used with another 13TB as duplicate. (That's 26TB utilized for the math illiterate folk here ;) What I'd like to do...
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    Rails for Norco RPC-4020

    RL-20 rails fit perfectly. I think I just answered my own question. Now to see how it works on the rack (The rack system is in pieces right now for a new paint job and cleaning).
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    Need linux kernel headers for ethernet driver update

    Its Smoothwall 3.1. I couldn't find if they base it off of any specific distro. The kernel version is 3.4.104. This is the instruction steps from the realtek doc: There isn't any config included. I think it's the NIC drivers as I installed windows on the same machine and within windows, I...
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    Need linux kernel headers for ethernet driver update

    I've been running smoothwall 3.0 for the past 7-8 years and I love it. Recently, I upgraded my Verizon FiOS account to ditch TV and just have internet which would finally let me get rid of the coax/Verizon router and use the ONT's ethernet jack directly to my firewall. Well, long story short...
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    Rails for Norco RPC-4020

    I do not have the notch xx0m3gaxx. It's the first gen. I ended up getting the RL-20 rails as that's what another guy I saw had on that same exact case. I'll see how it works and report back tonight.
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    Rails for Norco RPC-4020

    Hi all, I have a V1 Norco 4020 4U NAS case. This isn't the one that's currently on Norco's site as that is V2. It's this one: https://gyazo.com/e7bc62b2dafb0fc62d6d1b70700d7fe1 There was a post I found here where these were recommended but my OCD doesn't like that. I'd prefer actual rails...
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    Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series

    Mine was similar to: http://nooooooooooooooo.com/
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    Apple Is Hiding An Embarrassing Bulge?

    A case will solve that ;)
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    Now that I look at all the boards that serve AMD and Intel, I should have gone intel. I have much more options for PCIe slots. For intel and with those on a budget, what board would you recommend that has 2+ PCIe slots (at least x8 each slot) and USB3.0? I was looking at the Celeron G1840 for chip.
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    So I installed the latest LSI 9240-8i firmware: 20.13.1-0176 and then the latest windows 7 x64 drivers but now I get an error saying "This device cannot start Error 10". Any ideas? I don't remember this with the old firmware that was on there. I believe it was from 2011. Update: I put the...
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    One last question: To update the firmware, it says I can use MegaCLI or StorCLI. Whats the difference between them? Is one better than the other?
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    What is the default firmware on the card? IBM? Should I have to flash it or do I leave it as is? As far as the 9240-8i drivers go, I just get that here right? Drivers
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    Oh crap, sorry. I thought I did. I'm going to be using these on Windows 7 x64 with DriveBender.
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    IBM M1015 Questions

    I am finally upgrading my NAS hardware and ended up getting two IBM ServeRAID M1015 HBAs. 1) Where can I find the latest drivers for them? IBMs site? LSIs site? Somewhere else? I ask because the current HBAs that I have, Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8, the drivers on Supermicro's site, though...
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    Need advice on NAS upgrade from WHS

    Another question I did have that I might have overlooked: Disk Management was/is an absolute fantastic add-in that I've used with WHSv1 and honestly, is a must have for my next NAS. The ability to look at every drives stats (usage/temp) on one page, see a 3D mockup of my server and have any...
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    Need advice on NAS upgrade from WHS

    Last night I tried just installing Ubuntu 14.04 and installing Greyhole & Samba. After some finagling to get things configured properly, I was able to get a share working successfully and transfer rates were pretty darn sufficient. avg 80MB/s. I wish there was a solution that was a mix of...
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    Need advice on NAS upgrade from WHS

    Here's another question. Say I wanted to try out stablebit, is there a way to convert my drives to/from the WHSv1 format (/root/DE/shares) to the stablebit format, if it has any seemlessly or does it do it automatically or do I have to start from scratch?
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    Need advice on NAS upgrade from WHS

    Thanks for your replies. Honestly, I want to completely stay away from Windows and go to open source solutions. It's not so much streaming HD movies but also file transfers as well, which do occur quite frequently. Large file transfers to be exact (8-15GB a file). Going at 20-30MB/s is...
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    Need advice on NAS upgrade from WHS

    Greetings fellow data storage gurus. I currently have a WHSv1 NAS with ~18TB of storage (random disks between 750GB and 2TB). Specs are: Norco RPC-4020 case Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W PSU Biostar TForce TF720 A2+ Motherboard AMD Athlon X2 BE-2300 CPU G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-800 Memory...
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    WHS to Linux

    I've been using WHS v1 for a good number of years now and it was great (at first). But recently, I've been wanting speed especially since I have more devices, especially wireless, so I was looking at an alternative/upgrade. My specs: 18TB of WD Red, Black and Green drives (eventually going to...
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    I Need Your Old Computer Hardware!

    Also including really old SCSI HDDs, think Quantum Fireball HDDs with Adaptec SCSI card.
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    I Need Your Old Computer Hardware!

    Steve, what about PATA HDDS or 939 CPUs? They fair game?
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    Suggestions for 802.11n router/AP

    Signal isnt really an issue with mine, its going in a studio apartment. EVerything is wide open and the consoles are pretty much near the access point. The only three things I care about are security (WPA2 of course), consistency (can't be having any dropped connections as I've seen on some...
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    Suggestions for 802.11n router/AP

    Thanks, I was actually looking at the WNDR3700. But now that I think about it, I don't understand why I'm only getting ~6/3mb/s via the PS3/PS4 connection speed tests over WiFi? This is over G though, should those speeds not be higher, since G is max 54mb/s? Even when I stream a standard...
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    Suggestions for 802.11n router/AP

    Since I've been getting more and more wireless devices (consoles, tablets, phones, notebooks) and most (if not all) of these devices are at least 802.11n, and I'm stuck on a D-Link DGL-4300 (802.11G). Streaming video from my NAS to my consoles is not possible with my current setup and just...
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    10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Now

    My thoughts exactly from day 1 when Win8 was first announced. Maybe they'll learn with Win9 :rolleyes:
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    Heatkiller 79x0 doesnt fit on Sapphire 7970 GHz

    Now i need to decide if I want to do the dremel mod or sell the gfx cards and get two new ones...opinions?
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    Heatkiller 79x0 doesnt fit on Sapphire 7970 GHz

    I actually just found this site: http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/ which, though doesnt show blocks other than EK, it does show if the board is a reference design.
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    Heatkiller 79x0 doesnt fit on Sapphire 7970 GHz

    Wow, I don't think i'd have the guts to do that to these beautiful Heatkillers. Does the Sapphire 7970 have a reference design?
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    Heatkiller 79x0 doesnt fit on Sapphire 7970 GHz

    So after a very expensive upgrade to Haswell and 2 SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz Editions and after looking at water blocks, I decided on 2 Heatkiller 79x0 and finally found two in stock and got them along with the dual link bridge. To my dismay, two caps and the BIOS switcher button get in the...
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    Vintage macintosh comps vs monitors

    Thanks for your response. When I see this screen: that looks to be an Apple IIe with a AppleColor Composite monitor, correct? Or something else?
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    Vintage macintosh comps vs monitors

    Im in the market for a vintage apple macintosh. Why? I have no idea. I'm looking for something with a little color, so not any green monitor from the early generation. I'd probably be looking for a LC or a IIe I assume but what monitors work with what systems I assume? I couldn't find any...
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    Nostalgia purposes: Still possible to use AOL 4 or 6?

    So for nostalgic purposes, I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to use AOL 4, 5, 6, one of those older versions, through broadband, without actually logging into AOL? The reason I ask is because I know people created a fake Battle.net server that I used years ago and we were able...
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    Receiver for many consoles

    Im looking for a receiver that has a plethora of inputs (in my case, 6 composite, 3 component and 3 HDMI) and can output all of them to a single HDMI to my TV. Any suggestions on how I can accomplish this? Id prefer to stay away from switches if I can so I thought a receiver would be the best...
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    Today Is Steve Jobs' 58th Birthday

    Many years from now: "Today is Steve Jobs' 120th birthday!" :rolleyes:
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    The Apple Tax: America's Costly Obsession

    Not for this US household, and not for myself or anyone I'm getting a gift for.
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