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    Ikea desk gallery

    What's the media center software being used on that huge TV?
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    Best Android Tablet?

    Alright so I already know people aren't going to like my post, but I'm going to post anyway. I had been playing with many of the tablets for a while in anticipation of purchasing one for myself. I looked at the iPad2, Xoom, Transformer, etc. My mother then called me up saying she had just...
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    Post your workstation 2010!

    Probably in finance or something involving lots of different realtime numbers/stats/graphs.
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    Post your workstation 2010!

    Ahh thank you. I thought it was maybe a hard drive or something.
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    Post your workstation 2010!

    Would you mind explaining what that silver box is next to your Xbox controller?
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    How to disable the Ping stuff in iTunes 10.0.1

    Thanks for this! So much better without it. I feel like iTunes opens up a little faster as well.
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    Starcraft 2 ending is disappointing. Would it not have been better if... [spoilers]

    You should probably play some multiplayer as well.
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    Shopping for laptops is so much harder. :(

    I've never heard of SlickDeals before. Are they similar to Woot? I've been doing some research on some of the laptops suggested, but I found some things that made me a little unsure. First of all, I was looking at some reviews for the DM3T, and a lot of people don't like the chrome mousepad...
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    Shopping for laptops is so much harder. :(

    Well I don't really care much about the type of laptop it is. The reason why I'm looking for a laptop is because I don't want to have to bring my computer, monitor, keyboard, and mouse with me from school and back each year. With a laptop I can just unplug it from the wall and go. I'm not...
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    Shopping for laptops is so much harder. :(

    So I've been looking for a new laptop for a while now. Checking out reviews on this forum, other forums, websites, asking friends, etc. I just can't decide between laptops, so I decided to post up and see what you would all recommend me. I just have a few basic requirements: Be able to play...
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    Help me Select an OS for my little server

    Windows Home Server basically employs JBOD. However, you can choose to mirror certain files or folders, which will RAID 1 just those files you chose to give redundancy to. If you want your entire collection to be mirrored, there really isn't a point in going with Windows Home Server. It does...
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    Linux Faster?

    It is "faster" because it uses less resources in general. However, you won't be able to play Windows games on it unless you use Wine, so if that's the only reason why you're thinking about it, don't switch. Wine is still very buggy and is not ready to handle all Windows functions. Everybody...
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    Are there any mATX enclosures that look like an HP Media Server?

    Is there any other reason why you need a case that is similar to the HP's other than aesthetics? Because then I would say just find something that works instead, since the Chenbro case is expensive.
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    HD Movies Stuttering

    Alright I was afraid of that. I'll try that out. However, I am pretty much stuck using wireless since my HTPC is in my living room, so if that is the case, am I pretty much screwed?
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    HD Movies Stuttering

    Alright here's my current HTPC build: GA-MA69GM-S2H AMD Athlon X2 64 4800+ 2GB RAM I'm playing my HD movies through Media Player Classic using CoreAVC. Most of the movies are in MKV containers, some are WMV. I haven't tried to play them locally from the hard drive yet, but they're being...
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    Questions on building a file/media server

    Setup Raid5: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=4 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1
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    Dust at the back of the case

    I see what you're trying to say. Technically yes, but the amount of dust that gets in that way is negligible compared to the amount you'll be pulling in from the front of your case.
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    Be truthful - do you really need all the storage you actually have?

    I have about 1.9TB of space after 2.5TB of advertised space (5x 500GB). I'm getting close to full, I'm at about 81% right now, and I have a feeling that what I have is really nothing compared to pretty much everybody else in this thread. Images: 0.2GB Movies: 1TB Music: 16.2GB Pr0n: 20.2GB...
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    Project: Alien Autopsy

    I think that's just the cathodes from the front part of the case. You have to look through the green light to see the fans.
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    Galaxy 3500MGB

    Can you setup FTP on it? Because if you could do that, you could restrict the user to only have access to certain folders.
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    The [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread - READ requirements in first post

    Either FreeNAS or Openfiler I believe.
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    Linux isn't trying to sell itself to anybody. It's free and open-source. If you want it, you get it.
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    Most package managers have some type of setting that will allow you to "blacklist" the certain program that you want update. Usually it's a file or something that you add in the program's name, and next time you update it will skip checking for it. Try checking out the man page for your package...
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    Why some people prefer to use Linux/Ubuntu over Windows?

    The amount you pay for that is highly exorbitant, and in most people's minds, not worth it.
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    Why some people prefer to use Linux/Ubuntu over Windows?

    Arguing between whether Linux vs. Windows is completely ridiculous. Windows is a completely graphical OS supposed to be setup out of the box for the average user who has minimal computer knowledge, but has enough power user settings to still be able to be customized. It just hides them away so...
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    Building a File server

    I would suggest using Linux just because it will probably run better on his build. He wants to make a fileserver that will be able to torrent files for now, but I'm pretty sure in the future those needs/wants will grow. By using Linux, it will take less system resources and be much more stable...
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    5xHDD's into 3x5.25" bays converter

    WTB Boomslang's machine.
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    Move to WHS from Linux Raid5...

    If you really need to save money, I'd say stick with Linux. I'm using it with 5 drives right now, and mdadm is perfectly stable and runs rock solid. Worrying about a drive failure during a reshape is going to happen no matter what you do. In WHS, you always run the risk of a drive failing, just...
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    how many here have a dedicated media server?

    I've got my media server on 24/7. However, I am downloading torrents, hosting a website, and using it as an HTPC. My advice to you is to try to consolidate as many things as possible into 1 computer. I wanted to keep my data separated from my everyday computer in the off-chance I get a virus.
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    Two WD drives, Two questions

    Not sure about #1, but for #2 I'd use the Green Power for the storage drive since it's designed to save power when not in use. If it's your OS drive, it will always be in use. Not to mention that it's performance probably won't be as good as the 700GB. Not that it would be necessarily...
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    External HD or NAS for backups?

    Personally, I wouldn't purchase a NAS box if that's the way you end up going. You can build/repurpose an older computer and use it as a NAS. It will end up much cheaper than it would be to go out and buy one of those HP WHS NAS boxes and replace the drives with larger ones. Plus, the computer...
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    Small Budget Case for Torrent Box

    Antec 300 with a 380W EarthWatts power supply.
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    unRAID looks like a very interesting project. 12 drives at 25W for each would put the hard drives at a total wattage of 300W. Wouldn't that be cutting the 380W mark close? EDIT: I found out the power consumption for my other components. Total wattage comes out to be around 130-140W. That...
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    Hm. Alright well I'll have to see what I can do to figure out what the spinup wattage of these things are.
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    Okay well I've been searching around for the spinup wattage of the 5000AAKS drives and according to multiple sites, they say it's got a max spinup wattage of 9.50W, which seems kind of low to me as you were all saying it would be in the 20-25W range. Danny Bui: Thanks. :)
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    I checked up on the Western Digital site (my 3x 500GB are WD 5000AAKS), and they say that the drives use about 8.77W during read/write. So I'm going to just assume that when they say read/write, they mean full power consumption, and i'll round up to 9W. And if my current parts excluding hard...
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    Okay sounds good. I just didn't want to go ahead and buy more hard drives and have them die because I didn't know if the power supply could handle all of the drives.
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    Antec Earthwatts 380W Fileserver

    I'm currently running my fileserver with 4 hard drives (1 100GB IDE for the OS, 3x 500GB SATA 7200 RPM in RAID 5 for storage). I was wondering, what is the maximum amount of hard drives I can put onto this power supply (safely)? Parts List: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AMD 64 X2 4800+ 2.5Ghz 4x...
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    Dynex Multimeda Card Reader Help

    Well you're going to need to find Vista drivers. If there aren't any, my suggestion would be to return it and try a different card reader.
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