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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Depends on which parts of a chassis are reusable from other designs. In this case, most of it. The fan wall could be made from a standard fan wall stamping, and probably is. The rear plate is a slightly modified standard ATX backplate, nothing fancy there either. The main stamping (bottom and...
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    120mm case fans - recommendations?

    Panaflo's are pretty much the way to go as baseline. These are also rebranded by Scythe as the S-FLEX line. The manufacturing differences I've personally seen between "genuine" Panaflo (NMB-MAT) and Scythe are limited to frame, mounts, and control. Typical for the OEMing process. The actual...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Except that's a discontinued chassis. Ockie. Please engage your brain before typing on your keyboard. Seriously. If you spent a whopping 60 seconds nosing around the chassis I linked, you'd have found the RMC line. Hell, all you have to do is mouse over 'Products' and it's right there. Chenbro...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Oh, believe me, some of us make a significant impact. And have previously. I've already slapped Newegg once before. I was one of the very, very few builders that dealt in Quadro and FireGL. (I don't deal in Quadro any more, without the customer waiving all of my warranty and support liability on...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Sorry, mixed it up in my head. Meant the 9U, don't know why I said 5U. There is a 5U 50 bay, but it's not a Chenbro.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Chenbro is a 50 bay 5U, guys. 48 front, 2 rear. Also note, 5U. AIC just intro'd the XJ-SA24-448R-B which is a proper storage enclosure. Note the specifications; N+1 (4) redundant power supplies, dual redundant I/O modules, and the I/O modules have a specific expansion channel. So presuming...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    What's even more amusing is that he tries to argue the ghetto-tastic X4540 with ZFS is magically superior. Nothing like a zealot to strip down idiots and still blow smoke up asses. I've beaten on the X4540 - nothing like a box that has so much of a vibration problem that closing the cabinet door...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    Yeah, about what I figured. The random completely blows. It's slower than 7200 SATA, by a lot. Can't even muster reasonable IOPS.
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Overall decent service is CDW. Or NCIX, who will assign a support case to a specific person, who carries it the whole way. Or any other number of vendors. More importantly, I don't need to call other vendors and argue over how they shipped drives improperly. Or shipped motherboards or anything...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    Areca 1680's may be firmware updatable to most of the 2.0a spec. I believe the ARM they're based on supports it at least partially.
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Yeah, news flash, Newegg doesn't give a crap about their customers and this is nothing new. I used to do a lot of business with them - a lot being noticeable on balance sheets, especially the high margin stuff. They never gave me an account rep, any direct person to talk to, nothing. I do less...
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    LSI 9260-8i Latest Firmware results

    To summarize: :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Not bad. Looks like bus limit. But I could care less about sequential numbers with unrealistic block sizes. Those numbers only happen on TSM servers. :P
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Heh, if I can find and still open the files. That particular design dates back to around 2001 as I recall; I know it's designed for 3.5" 10K.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    I have. A couple, actually. One of them uses hotswap "bricks" to shoehorn more drives into less space. The problem of course, is that you can't access the drives in the rear bricks for individual drive hotswapping, while the front bricks are installed. Eventually I'll figure out how to fix that.
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    PS3 Reality Show Where Winner Becomes Game Tester?

    Ha. This is hilarity. CONTRACT position. That means not only is it going to be $9/hr, that's $9/hr WITHOUT taxes taken out, WITHOUT health care, WITHOUT benefits, WITHOUT paid vacation. But I'm sure they'll find plenty of people stupid enough to not read the fine print.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    No. They have a single GigE port on the system. That's it. That's not enough bandwidth for any sort of distributed filesystem, unless your "acceptable performance" level is somewhere in the <50MB/s peak range and jumping off a cliff as you add more systems. Also, Google's setup is different...
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    Yeah. You all really know nothing of rack cases. $800 is cheap. I have more than a few systems where the chassis costs over $3,000 by itself. Granted, it's with N+1 redundant power, but that's still $3,000 for the chassis. There's a reason they cost that much.
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    67TB in 4U for under $8000

    It's not. But they don't let that stop them, not for one second. They're so sorry your business critical application is currently down, but they will remind you that they are completely and totally indemnified from any and all responsibility for this in the contract. And you can't demand a...
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    EVGA Announces New 4-Way SLI Platform

    Congratulations EVGA, on reaching a new and unparalleled level of absurdity and outright stupidity. All SLI, inclusive CUDA, has severe diminishing returns past two. Diminishing returns that make 8 socket Pentium II/III look fantastic by comparison. That is why manufacturers physically limit...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    NCIX / NCIXUS, a very reputable vendor I've done business with for three years now, has the G2's available as PreOrder items for a bit over MSRP. I can't recommend NCIX enough - when they ran out of stock on a processor I ordered for 3 day shipping, they didn't make any mess or fuss. They just...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    *whistles a little* Just as a note, voting with your wallet doesn't mean jack if you still buy other crap from there. Either you stop completely, or they still win, because hey now they've got all this additional traffic to their site and people buying other crap. (And don't tell me it...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    Well, there's a reason I'm not touching it. I'll elaborate on why I'm not touching it, but not on the actual question. The reason I won't touch it is because most items from shops like NewEgg are lucky to turn a profit at all. There's a large number of items that are basically sold at a small...
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    Intel x25-m gen 2 in stock at newegg

    I checked with my sources and suppliers. The wholesale price on the Intel SSDs is unchanged, as Intel has already confirmed. I checked with wholesalers, and they are NOT the ones marking these drives up. So plain and simple, yes, Newegg is basically trying to ride tight supply and high demand...
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    Psystar Sues Apple Over Snow Leopard

    Actually, you can call up your local IBM rep or main sales, and pick up an AIX license for any supported version on any supported hardware. The reason you cannot get AIX for unsupported hardware is because A) it's several thousand dollars for the license and support which are tied together, and...
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    Next-generation SATA is obsolete

    SATA-II is the "good enough" crap. Random was going to be bottlenecked from day one. I don't know why people are foolish enough to believe, much less convince themselves otherwise. We've known this since dual-port SATA drives hit the market. We knew this before then, even. As far as I'm...
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    Structured Wiring Closet Server Cooling

    THAT'S the duct I was trying to remember! Barometric pressure vent. And the reason you don't dump to the attic is because of heat bleed and no return. It screws up A/C systems because you're now bleeding heat from the ceiling and into the ductwork in the attic, but the A/C system has no...
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    Structured Wiring Closet Server Cooling

    Actually, it's a bad idea if the house is air conditioned. That results in heat dumping in the wrong place. The duct work needs to get to the outside through a one-way. (Meaning outside air doesn't get back in. I forget the technical term.) Using outside air to cool is possible. If you're...
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    Need inxpensive 10 terabyte offside bi weekly backup.

    Dingdingding. Actually, the point here is that the OP isn't going to be doing that kind of speed period. His absolute max throughput is 125MB/s. Whyyyy? One, we have a single server. Two, we have an environment where cost cutting measure #1 will be to remove the second LTO4 drive. (Which is...
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    Need inxpensive 10 terabyte offside bi weekly backup.

    Actually, this is a common problem I hear about. The fact that they're using Iron Mountain is very beneficial; Iron Mountain evacuates data from facilities in advance, and will deliver it pretty much anywhere in the U.S. you like. No backup solution can be done "a few states away," period. There...
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    Two Lancool K-62 arrive damaged from Newegg

    This is UNQUESTIONABLY Newegg shipping you known damaged RETURNS as new. If it occured at Lian-Li's facility, they would have just completely replaced the box. Also, the Lancools ship in a clear plastic bag which is taped shut, not a film covering. I'm very familiar with the Lancool family...
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    Need inxpensive 10 terabyte offside bi weekly backup.

    This is completely wrong and false. If we presume a maximum throughput rate of even 125MB/s, it is impossible to copy 30TB in anything under 40 hours, period. It is technically impossible to make a copy of 30TB in less than 45 hours without failing the backup and offsite requirements...
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    Issues with PCI-X raid card

    Greg, 70-80MB/s IS network maximum. That's as good as you're going to get over the network. I definitely want to see the PCI-X registers on the uPD and the HT1000. The HT1000 is a ... pretty ugh board, in my experience. Not bad, just a marginally "average" board.
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    Need inxpensive 10 terabyte offside bi weekly backup.

    Wow. This is all TOTALLY WRONG. Firstly, TSM doesn't work that way. Please don't presume how something works, because I really do know backups far better than almost everyone else here. This crap about files "not spanning tapes" is complete garbage and doesn't even remotely apply here. With...
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    Need inxpensive 10 terabyte offside bi weekly backup.

    You need TSM with block level differential. That'll allow you to only backup actual changed data. Not changed files - changed data. That will shrink your backup sizes significantly right there. From there, add a small autoloader, and you're done.
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    Possible to disable AHCI mode after Win7 install?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Host_Controller_Interface#Common_problems_switching_to_AHCI_under_Windows http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=26643&start=0&p=249542&#entry249542 http://www.tweakpc.de/tweaking/ide_ahci/s01.php You're welcome to stop making a fool of...
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    Possible to disable AHCI mode after Win7 install?

    You cannot change from AHCI to IDE. People claiming you can just do it have never done it or installed Windows improperly. Changing from AHCI to IDE changes the boot devices within Windows. The BSOD is from being unable to find the boot device. This can only be fixed through a very complicated...
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    Champions Online : Destroid Beta invasion w/pics!

    Tell me about it. I am more than a little familiar with the folks who are still working on CoX. I wouldn't trust Posi to put out an MMO, ever. But since Jack and the rest bailed on them for the shiny new game, the CoX team suddenly turned significantly more honest. I've been lucky enough to have...
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    Champions Online : Destroid Beta invasion w/pics!

    The game is not even remotely ready for production. I cancelled my pre-order after Cryptic completely lied through their teeth about the lifetime and 6 month subscriptions. I'm just not willing to give up my cash for a game that isn't even close to ready for launch when they treat customers like...
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    Issues with PCI-X raid card

    The SAT2-MV8 behaves VERY differently from the 3Ware, and does not significantly load the slot in certain ways. It's also a very insensitive card. Honestly, I could probably throw a SAT2-MV8 in a PCI-X slot with +-5MHz skew and have no issues. You're also trying to compare a P5BV with a M3N -...
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    New pfsense box, thoughts?

    Steer clear of Jetway. I went through four DOA and/or defective boards before I just said "screw it" and blacklisted them. MSI has a couple very good boards, and honestly, you can't go wrong with a C7 or Nano. Especially one packing VIA Rhine flavored ethernet. People dryhump Intel all day...
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