I am considering purchasing one of these for my wife.
She will be using it on a mac mini that I bought for here a month ago. Not too much gaming, just needs lots of screen realestate.
What if you are running Raid 1 and get infected with a nasty virus.
Immediately both drives are infected.
I believe that running any kind of Raid by itself with no additional backup actually increases the likelihood that you will lose data compared to a single drive because of added...
My brother wants a new monitor for Christmas and I have been looking at a bunch of 23" monitors on the Egg. I have figured out that these all seem to be 16:9.
Does this matter? He will be using this for games mostly.
Should I stick with the more expensive 16:10 22-24 inch...
My fw900 just shit the bed.
Now I have to decide to go get another one, or buy an lcd.
I loved that monitor.
Scared the shit out of me when the tube blew up. I was waking my computer from sleep mode and the monitor popped really loudly then puked for good.
I'm thinking about buying this board for my new system.
The main reason I want this board is because I have a pci-x raid card.
Anyway, the only thing that I am wondering about is this review.
One of these guys claims...
Hello Multiprocessing experts.
One of my clients gave me their old server and I'm thinking about using it as a work station / gaming machine / small file server / everyday computer. The main problem is that the Aopen motherboard does not have an AGP slot among other things. I'm thinking about...
This error is not the type that would indicate bad ram, processor, or motherboard. This is an OS, Driver, file system, or hard drive error.
Did you add this processor to an existing system? Sometimes when you swap processors you have to reinstall the OS. I would also...
You are very correct. In my 6 years as an onsite technician I have seen more computers zapped from lightning stikes over the internet connection than the power. Most people have surge protected power strips but few put surge protectors on the dsl line, phone line, cable etc.
That card is SAS (serial attached scsi). I am talking about a good old SCSI card. SCSI allows 15 devices per channel including the card itself.
A dual channel U320 card would give you 30 drives per array...
You can get a cheap single channel scsi card for $50. Much cheaper on ebay depending on the type of scsi. If it is an older type you could get a card for 10-20 bucks. I have an ultra wide scsi card that I would sell for $20.
Very well said. I would agree with everything here.
I do believe however that Raid 1 is probably slightly safer than a single drive. If the controller pukes or driver problems etc. Both disks can be independently read.
I build a lot of computers for my clients as well. I usually mark them up 20-30%. Just to make sure I am not overcharging I usually configure a similar system on Dell's website. I am usually still cheaper than buying a Dell. The only place I can't compete is on the super cheap shitty Dells...
If you want to avoid starting arguments with people that you don't know; never discuss these three things.
2. Dieting, weight loss strategies etc.
3. Raid 0
It will only get you in trouble.
I have made this my new years resolution.
This argument is stupid. This PSU trick has been used with good success for years by most computer technicians. You will not get zapped no matter what you do because the maximum voltage on an atx power connector is only 12v. The worst thing you could do is zap the PSU but that is unlikely if...
Thanks for the info. No more double sigs.
As far as the Raid goes, I will probably go with 2x 36gb raptors, unless I find some convincing info that 1 drive will give me the same performance in which case I will probably go with 1x 36 gb.
This will be used for gaming, surfing, normal computing, benchmarking and bragging. I do not need extra space because I have a 320gb drive for storage. I plan on putting my OS and applications on the array, and all my data on the 320.
I may take the advice and go with a 2 drive array...