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    movax's FS/FT thread (Ubiquiti, RAM, PSUs)

    oh man, I forgot about that... this _is_ a very old thread!
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    movax's FS/FT thread (Ubiquiti, RAM, PSUs)

    Bump -- added nanoHD, Archer A7, moto cable modem, RAM and PSU.
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    movax's FS/FT thread (Ubiquiti, RAM, PSUs)

    bump, hopefully rules haven't changed in a decade...
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    FS: Hard Drives (1TB-3TB), SSD, RAM, CPUs, Networking + More

    Hey, just wondering if you got my PM.
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    Funky Deal: 16GB Samsung SSD for $18.99

    Yeah, I guess I just missed out on this. Would be a great replacement for the CF card I have running my router right now.
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    Antec 650W EarthWatt $40AR + Free Shipping

    Antec EA650 on sale for $40 AR + Free Ship. Solid no frills budget supply that won't catch fire. No modular, no sleeved cables, but it'll get the job done.
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    SteelSeries SX Discontinued?

    So my venerable Icemat has begun to show its age, and looks like the SteelSeries SX is the new sexy beast on the block. Unfortunately, seems like no one carries it now except for a few weird retailers that show up on Google Shopping. Did this get replaced by something else?
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    FS : 4x *New* 2TB Western Digital Blacks

    Please PM me if you do decide to part out, I'm looking for a bigger (and still fast) games / apps drive for my box to replace my 6400AAKS.
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    Intel Core i7 990x Engineering Sample Question

    It's neat to have a ES CPU, but outside from that, not really worth it, especially paying those prices. We have legit ones here since we're an ISV, but the novelty wore off for me after a few months; just another CPU that just doesn't happen to be available to everyone yet.
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    Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems

    Fulcrum Microsystems totally sounds like a 80s-action movie evil company.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    Going to give S11E a shot on SNB hardware this Friday/Saturday, will report back and see how that goes (expecting it to panic on boot, but could be a pleasant surprise I guess). Apparently the integrated NIC isn't supported which is unfortunate, but I've got PCIe NICs, so not a game-killer.
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 $74.99 FS w/2GB flash drive

    Still waiting for mine, Egg Saver is sloooooooooooow. (but hey it's free and I'm don't mind waiting for them)
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    There are a lot of minor issues that can crop up with expanders, moreso than if you just have the requisite number of controller cards. Lots of people have spent a lot of money on various cards in the forum and have found working expander configurations that you'll find here. Personally, I don't...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    5 months and going strong with that option here. Totally network bandwidth limited, performance is great. 12 2TB Barrcuda LPs in 2 6-drive RAID-Z2s, with a 3rd one coming "soon", when funds are ready. (Either 6 more Barracudas or 6 5K3000s). The hardest thing to do is remembering to use zpool-12...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    SASUC8I is a great card, I have 3 myself. They are SATAII, not SATAIII as you said, but consider the mechanical drives you're attaching to them; I use 5900rpm Barracuda LPs that won't saturate 3Gbps, not to mention 6Gbps. No point in getting 6Gbps if SSDs aren't involved, IMHO. Question about...
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    MicroCenter: i5 2500k + mobo = 299.98 - 349.98

    The CPU gets its final peak clock frequency from a BCLK (nominally 100MHz) times a multiplier. Unlocked CPUs let you set that multiplier arbitrarily. So for my i7-2600K, I can set it to 48 and enjoy a 4.8GHz CPU when it's at peak speed w/ Turbo Boost. (along with the appropriate settings to make...
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    AT&T To Cap DSL Internet Data Usage At 150GB

    As soon as sports embrace Internet streaming, cable companies are fucked when it comes to the younger generation. OTA I can get Monday night/Sunday football, plus my local team games...when I can get everything online (maybe with a nominal fee), don't need regular TV anymore.
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    AT&T To Cap DSL Internet Data Usage At 150GB

    Oops, sorry OldSchool, thought [H] linked to Engadget. They detail both services and their new caps. :)
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    AT&T To Cap DSL Internet Data Usage At 150GB

    No idea, especially with a cable modem, but just like our little SOHO routers, it could be trying to DHCP it's companions on the same loop. Like, did no one read the article? "AT&T DSL" gets 150GB/month, "AT&T U-Verse" gets 250GB/month. Every 50GB you go over gets a $10/overage. I can only...
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    Technology Could Back Up GPS, Defeat Jammers

    Heh, I still have an old Rand McNally atlas + state maps from AAA in my car. :) I also have a habit of printing out GMaps directions and studying the map/area around my destination for a few minutes before leaving. Not all us young'uns are silly ;)
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    AT&T To Cap DSL Internet Data Usage At 150GB

    The United States is a much larger country landmass-wise with an aging and honestly shitty infrastructure. South Korea is much denser and enjoyed the advantage of building their infrastructure with modern technology in mind. This same argument applies to European countries where gigabit fiber...
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    AT&T To Cap DSL Internet Data Usage At 150GB

    I'm at around 1.1TB/month or so w/ 24Mbps U-Verse. Only options here are Comcast and U-Verse...probably going to drop to the 12Mbps tier come May, and use the $20/month savings to pay for overages, giving me 350GB/month at half the speed for the same price I pay now :( I live with three other...
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    40TB buildout

    Ah, scrub time says that because I had cleared CMOS, and noticed a week into machine uptime that I had forgotten to set time. Set up ntp to pull time, and updated system time whilst the scrub was running (there's a reason they tell you that services can break if you do such a huge jump in time...
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    LSI SAS2008-based SAS/SATA-controllers (for ZFS usage)

    I mean PCI Express controllers, x8 physical/electrical. Supermicro will often integrated one of the controllers onto their board as well (simply dropping the 1068 or 2008 BGA on the motherboard and hardwiring 8 PCIe lanes to it).
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    Warm ? 120GB vertex2 for $180 after MIR

    Just remember to watch out if it's the 25nm or 32nm variant!
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    LSI SAS2008-based SAS/SATA-controllers (for ZFS usage)

    I can comment on Solaris support: LSI is pretty solid. I have used a 1068E-based controller from almost every who makes one (Supermicro, LSI/Intel, etc), and they've been great (bar some minor SMART issues). The 2008-series adds 6Gbps support, in addition to being newer, but support is still...
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    40TB buildout

    I bought a 60G Vertex 2 for ZIL/L2ARC purposes in November, finally got around to setting it up (bought it far far too early). For my workload (and most home NASes, really), loss of the ZIL will generally be non-fatal. Pool versions before 19 (IIRC) are completely hosed with ZIL death, but newer...
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    Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

    The problem is that while we are smart enough to know of this and take precautions, the government and businesses you deal with that you fax things to, or where the employees need to scan/copy data with your personal information do not know of this. You can take care of your personal data as...
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    Buyer Beware: OCZ Agility2 and Vertex2 issues

    Hmm, I have a 120G Vertex 2 I bought at the beginning of November, 111GB NTFS-formatted capacity in Windows. Looks like I got shafted with new NAND? e: No, I guess not, the new drives appear to be around 107GB in Windows post-NTFS formatting. So guess I'm "lucky". Will definitely be picking up...
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    LSI1068E Died

    Pretty sure, it's a Corsair HX620 (quite good supply), and all other PCIe devices exhibited no problems (another L8i, and an Intel twin-port GigE NIC). PCIe slots are all good as well. The VRMs on the mobo should be solid, this particular board ran two 8800GTSes for a few years, so both PCIe...
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    LSI1068E Died

    Went to reboot my Solaris 11 box today after finishing copying data from old pool to new, everything is a-ok. Upon reboot, half my disks don't come back. Do some digging, find out one of my 1068Es (AOC-USAS-L8i) is not being detected by BIOS, at all. LEDs on it flicker nastily upon power-up...
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    Appreciate the offer, but after reading odditory's suggestion below, I may investigate new 80mms. Hm, yeah...I don't think these Yates are doing as well as they could be when it comes to static pressure. Then again, now I have all 5900rpm drives and my insane vdev <-> vdev copy is almost...
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    wise to throw away a working hard drive because it is old?

    I don't like tossing working hardware, toss 'em in a anti-static bag and put 'em into storage. Never know when you need an IDE drive for some little project or something.
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    Hitachi 2TB Harddrive Owner's Thread

    Hmm does that $20 coupon stack for 5 drives (so each is 80 a piece)? I suppose I could mix and match 'em in with my ST32000542ASs (I need 6 more for another vdev). These are 4K, yeah?
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    Separate post (separate question): I see Norco sells a metal 3x120mm bracket for the "new" RPC-4020. I definitely have the "old" one...would it still work (aka, anyone tried it?). I'm not averse to drilling a few holes if I have too. My room is awful toasty (even though it's plenty cold...
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    I can only remove the basic metal grating at the front of tray, which compromises the structural integrity of the plastic front (it kinda flops around). So yeah, don't think I have them ;) Would kill for perpendicular backplanes though, early adopting :(
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    I don't have any I'm pretty sure. Just the plastic latch, and then nothing (metal grate).
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    *Official* Norco data storage products thread

    Anyone have more cooling tips for the very first generation 4020? (Perpendicular backplanes, lots of grades, 2008 vintage). I've already taped over all grates on the side and at bottom of fan panel to channel airflow (should I tape over the side grates near the front?) I think I need to get...
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    Hitachi 2TB Harddrive Owner's Thread

    Fffffffffffffffff! I guess it's pointless to even wait for prices like that online, I need to have a buddy in Texas buy me 20 of them and ship them to me or something.
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