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    Western Digital 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class Internal Hard Drive - WD161KRYZ ($299.99) (Honey 12% cashback + PayPal 12% cashback available!)

    Exos turns it up a bit via this seller at <$200 for 16TB with 2yr warranty: https://serverpartdeals.com/products/seagate-exos-x16-st16000nm001g-16tb-7-2k-rpm-sata-6gb-s-512e-4kn-256mb-3-5-fastformat-manufacturer-recertified-hdd At this price they're cheaper than the cheapest price ever for...
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    Seagate 18TB Hard Drive Exos X18 18TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Manufacturer Recertified $245 Shipped

    So some seagate 16TB Exos deals with 2yr warranties less than the cheapest easystore price ever on shucks.top ($12.5/TB): https://serverpartdeals.com/products/seagate-exos-x16-st16000nm001g-16tb-7-2k-rpm-sata-6gb-s-512e-4kn-256mb-3-5-fastformat-manufacturer-recertified-hdd
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    Seagate 18TB Hard Drive Exos X18 18TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Manufacturer Recertified $245 Shipped

    They're actually not any warmer than my WD/HGST drives--they're the same temps. I always just run a fan because failures happen less when everything is cool.
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    Seagate 18TB Hard Drive Exos X18 18TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Manufacturer Recertified $245 Shipped

    That's a pretty decent price at $15.46875/TB, but since you don't know who 'renewed' them and new drives can be found for the same price, I would avoid them.
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    12TB Seagate IronWolf - $229 Amazon S&S

    So if you guys are looking for storage--16TB Seagate Exos drives with seller 2yr warranty for $<200/ea: https://serverpartdeals.com/products/seagate-exos-x16-st16000nm001g-16tb-7-2k-rpm-sata-6gb-s-512e-4kn-256mb-3-5-fastformat-manufacturer-recertified-hdd Legit seller too--took this off the...
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    Is there a RAID 1 DAS enclosure w/ NVME slot?

    Gotcha. If anyone would have had a solution that is legit, it would have been them. :( As far as raid is concerned, hardware is always better than software (just like a gpu), but the benefit of a software raid is that as long as it is something industry standard like mdadm, then the failure of...
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    I don't think it's only a lack of competition because there is enough competition that one provider could say no to bad terms and tout that as an advantage. The biggest problem is people don't stand up to terms bullying. If enough people walked out on mandatory arbitration clauses and the like...
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    I think it boils down to one reason--the lack of integrity. If you read the terms of service agreements, you basically are giving up all your legal rights and they are the right to get paid even when their service doesn't work--that's just plain dishonesty. If people just wouldn't agree to...
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    [Epic Store] Car Mechanic Simulator (2018) and Fall Guys free (expires June 30th)

    Shoot if you guys want to work on cars, let me know as I've got a laundry list of maintenance needing to be done--fluid changes, brakes, and more! All for free! No codes required! :D
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    Why switch to Comcast X1?

    Absolutely dead-on. Remember, in today's world, honesty and integrity are dead and buried and have been replaced by 'FU, I've got mine!', so when someone wants you to do something, you need to first ask how it benefits them. Then if it also benefits you, it's a win-win, but a lot of times it's...
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    Haven't looked for anything lately. Whatcha interested in?
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    I'd hedge a bet to say that you're not lucky, but just the typical scenario where stuff just works.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    I agree with you, and there's a lot of people that have had exactly that experience--it just works. I think the special snowflakes are the ones that think they've got some sort of defective item that's going to win them some pennies at the end of a class action lawsuit, and want the whole world...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    If it's a gateway item, yes. For straight modems, it's basically just the firmware, etc that they mess with it and if you can see the admin screen. Otherwise, it's a straight modem so no real issues. That's why we moved to a plain modem in the first place--just trying to get rid of the same...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    And neither of those were necessarily bad (I have both in various systems). But it's also a different animal since there were some engineering differences in both of those that did cause genuine issues. As far as the sb6190, it's just a bunch of people doing something wrong imo. Arris...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Eveyrone else is basically drinking the coolaid just parroting what they're read online. I've actually done enough testing to debunk what most people are falsely calling an issue.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Anyone can file a class action lawsuit if you have enough money. Think whatever you like and don't get them if that offends you, but don't lead others astray with your parroting of internet hearsay. If you don't know you, you obviously don't know. The isp approved list is all that...
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    Pulled the trigger on a new NAS

    That's why I have no problem running older systems that were dirt cheap or free--will takes years before the power costs more than an newer setup, and I can always turn them off if I want. :)
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    Pulled the trigger on a new NAS

    Lol, might be able to replace that with some newer low-powered cpu and she won't notice that either.
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    Pulled the trigger on a new NAS

    Yeah, it's always funny to me how people tout newer servers/systems as being more efficient and yet the newer power supplies keep growing in capacity, lol.
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    Craigslist finds

    More deals there since you don't have to sign up for anything.
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    Pulled the trigger on a new NAS

    Yeah, to me sometimes this power savings stuff just goes too far. 27w over the course of a year is like what, $30? Might be easier to save $30 somewhere else, lol.
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    Pulled the trigger on a new NAS

    For power savings, you can't really beat just having a single drive in the nas and some externals you plug in when you want to sync them. That way you're only using power when you're using the drives except for the one in the nas. (y)
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Whatever Das Haus. I've got no beef with them because they work and you're welcome to continue the myth--cheaper goods for those that want them.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    And that's fine. People can do whatever they want. Bang for buck, the 6190 is serious value in the used market if one wants to save cash. Because that's also being HARD. Broadcom also has its share of issues. So many people that jumped from the sb6190 to the netgear that was the only other...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Because at the end of the day they're still doing modem duties. And those techs checking signal and whatnot half the time don't even do their job. I've had to call people out multiple times to fix signal issues even on their own modems. Bottom line is that there are a lot of variables that go...
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    Xfinity Wifi - Can't turn it off anymore?

    That's solid for the amount of bandwidth and data you're using. To give you a point of reference, I'm paying just over $90 for just 600/15 with whatever the cap is.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Yeah, isps can pretty much demand anything they want these days and you can't argue with them. I remember when the 'it has to be docsis 2.0' demand came out and modems were swapped out 'because isp said so' benefitting the isp and not the consumer, which is generally what most of these...
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    Xfinity Wifi - Can't turn it off anymore?

    Oh, I thought you meant your service was $30/mo with 1.2Gb/S service and unlimited bandwidth--that would be killer. :) Yeah, here if you're on the gig service, it's automatically unlimited.
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    Xfinity Wifi - Can't turn it off anymore?

    That's a killer price--is that introductory or with discounts for all the hoops they want you to jump through? Or is it just a straight deal?
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    I looked at the 8200 back then and it was basically the same gigabit capability of the 6190 with a vague future functionality for the second ethernet port which was supposed to be a lagg or something like that which no isp ever implemented. The modem itself is solid, but it still commands a lot...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    And all of those issues could have been directly related to a marginal signal. Again, it's still a modem, maybe one that needed a better signal but that's about it. Plus, the errors can also be on the isp end. I see errors on both of mine at different times depending on what is going on at...
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    Laptop cooler

    Yep, this is why lowes ftw, lol. Might need a second power plug, but that's it.
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    External case/toaster/etc to test and clean up old 3.5 drives?

    Cool, which is the exact model? I know I've got one of their older external enclosures that's both ide and sata and it wasn't soldered very well and broke. They sent a brand new one and told me to keep the other one. Sweet--if they're working, pass them on. There are also some situations...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Again, that could also just be locking on the signal as it's a modem after all. Maybe there was an issue where the sb6190 wasn't as good at locking onto the isp signal, but that's not a modem's fault if the signal is weak. It's no different than in the dial up days when a USR Courier would...
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    Because of the value since there really isn't any issue. You can get a used sb6190 for the price of a sb6183. And don't think the netgear, et al broadcoms didn't have their share of problems because that was one of the first thing I saw when people replaced their sb6190 for one that didn't...
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    Laptop cooler

    LOL! I would actually use this one is for case cooling, hehe: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Comfort-Zone-20-in-High-Performance-Box-Fan-with-Carry-Handle-in-Black/5000857819
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    Is this indicative of silent data corruption?

    I forgot about this--yeah a corrupt file will generally not copy because the timestamp would be the same and you'd only notice the corruption on a file compare.
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    What to look for in a DOCSIS modem?

    That's not necessarily a puma issue as these are still modems and still have to deal with a signal and conversion. Your replacement modem just might have grabbed onto the signal better as that can happen even between modems of the same model. I monitor all my isp accounts for ping and packet...
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