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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    What's the bitrate on lossless multi-channel? 8Mbps? I realize DTS-MA supports something like 24Mbps, but I really don't think they're using bitrates that high for the majority of movies. I haven't checked, but I'd guess about 2-3Mbps for every two channels or so. Probably a pretty good guess...
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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    Never really thought about it, because why would anyone convert DTS-MA or TrueHD into 5.1 FLAC if they couldn't play it? I'd guess that Media Player Classic and VLC can probably do it. The other option, you could probably just output to straight LPCM instead of saving a little space with FLAC...
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    HD-DVD ripping recommendations (size, format etc...)

    What about using eac3to to convert the TrueHD or DTS-MA audio into FLAC files? Then you can use them in a MKV. That's what I'm looking at doing for both my HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs. There is a good post on AVS about doing just this.
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    How much difference is there between the HP LP2475w and the Dell U2410?

    Oh come on, someone should be able to offer something on this...
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    How much difference is there between the HP LP2475w and the Dell U2410?

    I have a single HP LP2475w, since they apparently don't make the monitor anymore that makes getting a second one to go with it rather difficult. The Dell U2420 seems to be a very similar display, so I'm wonder how much difference there would be between the two? Does anyone know if they have...
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    "Fermi" GF100 performance numbers are out

    Rumor, but pretty likely. I doubt Global Foundries would be building so much 32/28nm bulk CMOS capacity unless they were expecting a GPU manufacturer to be a customer, chipsets can only account for so much capacity. That leaves AMD and nVidia. I don't think I need to say which is more likely...
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    Etailer hard drive packing

    It's impossible to be sure, ie an OEM drive getting dropped upon removal from their 20-drive pack, but it's still nice to see a drive packed well. I know that hard drives are supposed to be able to take some really nasty g-loading when they're turned off and the read/write heads are...
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    Etailer hard drive packing

    We really need a sticky with a list of those etailers that pack their hard drives well and those that don't. It would really make purchasing hard drives online a lot easier. I usually don't buy hard drives from Newegg because they don't pack them right, but I just picked up a WD15EADS from...
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    I'm going to check it out more thoroughly tonight, but I'm definitely fast tracking getting the X25-Ms. I suppose I could get a 300GB VelociRaptor, but I really don't see the point of it with SSDs being the price that they are.
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    I did this test with nothing else running from a reboot. I waited a good amount of time before running the test to make sure Windows had loaded all services and all programs that launch on start up were running. But I notice from time to time something is hitting the disk when I'm not at the...
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    What is wrong with my Raptor?

    Something is definitely wrong here. During those low spots the drive is thrashing about like crazy, making horrible noises while doing so. I've checked it and it doesn't appear to have any bad sectors. Anyone have any ideas? I've been planning on buying a pair of X25-Ms, but sadly no one has...
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    So you use an plug multiple HBAs into a single expander to create one large RAID volume?
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    Can anyone give me a rundown on SAS expanders? Where to get them, how they work, drive chassis that use them, ect
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    Yeah, it seems very cool. It even looks good. I'm going to check around online to see if I can find it for sale. Newegg doesn't seem to have it. EDIT. Good lord, it's $3,400. EDIT. Some sites have the 2U version for about $1,400. Need to look around some more.
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    Could someone please explain how this device works?

    mAGE316U40-PCI-E-Exp. From the looks of it, you install a PCIe RAID controller into this box, but then what do you connect that to? Another RAID controller in the server? Some help here would be greatly appreciated. I'm buying a NAS to buy some time, but in another year or so I'm going...
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    GT300 Release?

    I would guess that any pricing depends on when and how good AMD's stuff is. If I had to wager, I'd say about $500 for the top-end 'GTX 380' and $400 for the 'GTX 360'. I'd think that they'll launch with two parts and probably have two more, lower-end ones rather quickly. Considering how...
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    One of my Samsungs died, time for something new.

    One of my crappy Samsung TN panels died and it's time to get at least one new monitor. I'll more than likely get a matching set, but just one to start. I've narrowed the list down to this: Dell 2209WA - Has been unavailable for the past few months, doesn't seem like it will change. NEC...
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    FS: 9800GX2's and Xeon X5550s

    Damn, that's a hell of a price on the X5550s.
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    120mm Case Fan Recommendations

    /9S1212l401 The fan is more quiet than my Yate Loon lows (from Petras). It's also quieter than the very quiet EBM-Papst fan whos model number I forget at the moment. Subjectively of course, I don't have a sound pressure meter. Sanyo-Denki always comes on top when anyone compares fans on...
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    120mm Case Fan Recommendations

    The best one I've yet used for low noise and decent airflow is the Sanyo Denki 9S1212L40. Ball bearing construction, 55cfm, 17dBA. Sanyo Denki also is very accurate at rating their fans, if anything the ratings are conservative. My picks for fan manufacturers are: Sanyo Denki ebm-Papst...
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    i5 discussion thread

    I think the 800 sequence i7s are going to be where it's at. There is absolutely no reason at all that they'll be any slower when it comes to FAH (or anything else really) than the 900 sequence chips.
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    FAH on a Mac Pro

    Eh, I'll be using this system a lot and I don't think it has the juice to get these done fast enough. Eight 2.8GHz Hapertown cores is pretty much 'entry level' for those huge work units., if it was a dedicated folder I'd run them. If I were getting a Nehalem-EP Mac Pro, I'd probably run them...
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    FAH on a Mac Pro

    With the A1 or A2 core? I'm guessing A2, from what I've heard the Linux and OSX clients hardly use A1 at all anymore.
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    FAH on a Mac Pro

    I *MIGHT* be getting a Mac Pro, a used one, two 2.8GHz quads. I know that the Linux and OSX SMP clients are very nearly identical in performance, so I would guess that the points production would be quite good. Any ideas as to how much? I haven't run an intel quad under Linux in quite...
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    i5 discussion thread

    Except a 920 is $280 at least, unless you're buying it used. The platform adds quite a bit of cost too. The most interesting chips are the lGA1156 i7s, their performance is just as good as their 1366 cousins (probably slightly better stock because of more aggressive turbo modes). My Q6600...
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    How does everyone like the new 579X WU?

    About 8100ppd on my GTX 275 Superclocked. I'm going to have to RMA this GPU as it's slowly going bad, which means my PPD will take a nosedive for a couple weeks. Definitely better than those godaweful 511 point jobs, I'd be happy if they never show up again. I doubt that will happen though.
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    24"LED Cinema Display as HDTV?

    I'd also be concerned about how well the adapters work. Going from Display Port to HDMI isn't the same as going from DVI to HDMI. I'm seriously hoping that Display Port goes away, and soon. Despite the fact that it is free it's come several years too late to be of any real value. The license...
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    Best controller for 4 Intel X25-M SSDs?

    I'm not just talking about synthetic benchmarks, I'm also talking about actual application performance that involves heavy disk use (Photoshop, Premier Pro, ect). I've never seen any benchmarks that shot any difference at all for RAID 0. That, and can you back up your second claim? RAID 0 is...
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    Slick E-ATX mid-tower that can swallow a PA120.2 (or equivilant)

    That one really isn't going to fit a PA120.2 anywhere easily. I think I'm just going to go with the PC-A20 when I get around to doing this. That or buy a Mac Pro.
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    Slick E-ATX mid-tower that can swallow a PA120.2 (or equivilant)

    I'm currently starting to seriously look at parts for a content creation box. My main applications are going to be Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bibble Pro. I might pick up an HD camcorder and play around with an NLE or two, but nothing serious as far as video goes. Anyway, I want a slick...
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    Holy shnikeys! Look at the difference in speed b/w 2 DVD drives... both SATA!

    My Optiarc drive is really slow in Windows 7 as well. At first I thought it was because I was making a backup iso of Crysis Warhead, which is infected with SecuRom, but it's painfully slow with any DVD. SecuRom, CSS, unencrypted, doesn't matter. SATA interface, DMA turned on, I don't know...
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    Best controller for 4 Intel X25-M SSDs?

    Has anyone ever seen benchmarks that show a real benefit of using a dedicated HBA over an onboard solution for RAID 0? Because I haven't, every test I've seen, performance is a wash.
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    Raid 6 or Raid 5 + Hotspare?

    RAID 6, for reasons already stated.
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    Hit a Folding (Stanford) milestone? Post it here:

    Not really a milestone per say, but I'm back on the front page. Nater, #192.
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    seagate barracuda 1tb problem

    Two years for the .10s? Looks like I'd better get some new drives soon, mine are about a year old.
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    Anyone have Phenom II Folding numbers?

    My Opteron 170 (overclocked to 2.4GHz) pulled about 1200-1300ppd, with the Windows client. I might configure a Linux VM on my Opteron boxes, but I might not. It depends on how well the GPU clients perform with/without them.
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    Best Overall 1TB Drive?

    I'd think about a Seagate .12, but I wouldn't touch a .11 drive. Western Digital is probably a better choice at the moment. As far as Samsung goes, I don't have any experience with them. Honestly, I'm probably going to buy three Hitachi 7K1000.B drives and JBOD them or run them as three...
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    Anyone have Phenom II Folding numbers?

    They were fine, in their day, you can't really expect a four year old processor to be that fast today. The only thing they're good for now is in GPU boxes, and probably only single/dual GPU boxes.
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    $1,2000 video card on NewEgg (link)

    You can, but a Radeon would give you better performance. The actual GPU is no different than what you'd find in a 4870/4890, it's the drivers and the support that make up the price. People and businesses buy cards like this to make money, they expect real technical support and very good drivers.
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    Making a dummy plug

    Thanks, should have it up next week if all goes well.
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