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    ZFS with no RAID vdevs?

    So, if every vdev was RAID 1 (not RAID Z), are the checksums compared on every read?
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    ZFS with no RAID vdevs?

    So why does loss of one vdev means loss of the whole pool, but there is no parity to recover it using ZFS?
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    ZFS with no RAID vdevs?

    Wouldn't checksums, copy-on-write, and snapshots provide me with some level of protection?
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    ZFS with no RAID vdevs?

    I've yet to try ZFS, so I don't know if this makes sense. Consider the following sequence of actions: 1. An operating system supporting ZFS is installed on a boot volume 2. A new ZFS filesystem (pool?) is created 3. A 1TB disk is added to the pool as a vdev of type "disk" (not RAIDZ) 4. A 500GB...
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    What OS and/or filesystem to use for expandable storage?

    Hi [H]ard Storage, I've always admired the monster storage rigs you guys have, and I figure it's time to finally build my own. I have about 5 1TB drives, 1 2TB, 3 500GB, 2 320GB, and a few other drives lying around each with one ext3 or ext4 volume filled to the brim. As a no-frills backup...
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    I think I just completely killed my onboard sound?!

    Lets say you have a case where the front panel audio connector is split up into individual pins. Lets say you connect those pins incorrectly. Could this completely kill audio on the board?
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    Overclocking 6950 in secondary slot.

    I have a reference Sapphire 6950 in a secondary PCIe slot, and a non-reference Sapphire 6950 in my primary slot. I'd like to overclock the reference card, without overclocking the non-reference card in the primary slot. Sapphire TriXX allows me to overclock either the primary card, or take both...
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    6950 with an Athlon 64 3500+

    My CPU went to market on April 4, 2005. I bought it on August 5, 2005. So I consider my PC less than 6 years old. I still find my computing experience is much better than most students at my University with new machines because I keep my machine clean with less than 100MB start-up memory usage.
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    6950 with an Athlon 64 3500+

    You might want to read the thread title and my other posts?
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    6950 with an Athlon 64 3500+

    I'll run some benchmarks and check the increase in power consumption and then see if it's worth keeping it just for 1440x900. If it's a terrible power/performance situation then I should be able to afford a complete system upgrade while keeping the 6950. This system is at most 6 years old by...
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    6950 with an Athlon 64 3500+

    Yep, the board has two PCI-e slots. This is the socket 939 90nm part. You probably have a socket 754 3200+?
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    6950 with an Athlon 64 3500+

    Did I catch your attention? To make a long story short, in September I will have in my possession a 6950 that I'd like to drop into my (now ancient) build. Main specs: Athlon 64 3500+ Venice @ stock 2.2Ghz 2GB DDR 400 (4 x 512MB) Corsair 850TX Asus nForce 4 Ultra eVGa 9800GT (I'll see if I can...
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    is it possible to unlock cores/cache on Linux?

    As far as the kernel goes, it's the kernel's job to detect hardware on boot, so you wont need to change anything.
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    Socket 939 Upgrade?

    The AMD X4 640 is more than three times more powerful than the 3800 X2, it's also $99. (The X4 640 is faster for a server than the Intel i5 that costs $80 more) If you have the cash consider building a new server.
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    Benchmarking Modern Warfare 2.

    I'd like to benchmark Modern Warefare 2, so that I can tweak my settings for a constant 60FPS with my crappy hardware. A ton of review sites have used Modern Warfare 2 as a benchmark, but it doesn't seem to include any demo recording tool. Surely these sites were not playing the game each...
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    WTB: abit KN8 SLI I/O shield.

    I haven't received your PM. My username contains a special character so that might have been the issue.
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    WTB: abit KN8 SLI I/O shield.

    Yes, for this old board. I bought this board secondhand and never had an I/O shield, it would be nice to have one. PM me with asking price.
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    Running a web server and a media server

    Ok, if I want to go with VirtualBox then does it make sense to run the web server as the only virtual machine on top of my media server? I'm still not crazy about the idea of running a public website on the same machine that houses all of my media. Yes, offsite backup is always the best, and...
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    Running a web server and a media server

    I'm about to begin my second year of University, and I just experienced a catastrophic disk failure which is inspiring me to restructure my data storage life. I plan on having a centralized server for media and games, with my primary desktop, laptop and media center either mounting remote...
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    BIOS reports S.M.A.R.T. data "Bad", disk will not show up in Windows!

    I don't think that this drive is a hybird. That's only the Momentus XT line. Do you think a logic board swap would work?
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    BIOS reports S.M.A.R.T. data "Bad", disk will not show up in Windows!

    Ok, I'm running Ubuntu 10.4 here at work, so I'll try to hotplug it directly to the board right now and see if it shows up in gparted. Update: I plugged in the drive. Again it sounds fine but doesn't show up in gparted.
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    BIOS reports S.M.A.R.T. data "Bad", disk will not show up in Windows!

    Oh yeah good call. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
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    BIOS reports S.M.A.R.T. data "Bad", disk will not show up in Windows!

    I'm dealing with the apparent failure of a Seagate ST9500325AS Momentus 5400.6 500GB Laptop Drive. This drive was purchased on February 23rd, 2010 as part of a Lenovo Y550P laptop. On August 19th, Windows 7 was running on the computer and displaying a .pdf file. Unexpectedly a portion of...
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    Using the least disk space possible with Windows 7

    Thanks for reminding me about hibernation and pagefile, saved me almost 18GiB. I also disabled search indexing and some services. I'm doing research at a University. We have a direct connection to internet backbone fiber.
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    Using the least disk space possible with Windows 7

    I'm running Windows 7 64bit Enterprise Edition. I would like the installation to use the least disk space possible. You can see the steps that I have already taken in the screenshot below.
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    Building a Workstation (32GB of RAM or More)

    OK, I'm almost ready to purchase. Comments? Yeah just one Westmere for now. Btw, the max memory you can currently buy for a board is 192GB in 18 slots and 8GB modules.
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    Building a Workstation (32GB of RAM or More)

    I just started working on a project in which we hope to compute all eigenvalues of a 1,000,000 by 1,000,000 matrix. With current hardware, we hope that we can do it by brute force without distributed computation. This is the first time that I have built a computer for true computing such as...
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    Corsair CX400W for an ATX 1.X System?

    Ok, based on three stern warnings I think I'll pull my Dad's PSU which is a cheap Raidmax ATX 1.3 (which has been powering an Athlon64 system for over a year), and give him the CX400. It's a win-win.
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    Corsair CX400W for an ATX 1.X System?

    Facepalm. I crossposted this on another website, and simply based on that offhanded reply and reading the high praise from professional reviewers I decided to buy the CX400. So now I'll be powering this system with a CX400. Let's say nothing fails; Am I disproportionately putting stress on...
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    Corsair CX400W for an ATX 1.X System?

    I just scraped together some old parts that I'm going to use as a server. I need to purchase an inexpensive power supply to along with it, and I'm noticing that the CX400W is quite popular these days. However, the CX400W likes to deliver most of it's power on it's single 12V rail. I know that...
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    Cheap SATA card.

    Just ran out of SATA ports on my desktop. I don't use RAID. What's a cheap dependable SATA card that will give me two more ports and works under Linux?
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    Can you identify this case?

    Well I'm teaching my friend to build, so he can run a server for his band's recording sessions. I went down to the local computer repair shop and asked if they had any cases I could have for $10. The guy brought this one out, and I was really pleased that it still had the 5.5" bezel and even...
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    Can you identify this case?

    I just got this case for a really good deal. Any idea what it is?
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    NAS on University Network?

    I currently run a laptop and two desktops on a switch on my university network. All three are being assigned unique public IPs, as my university is it's own ISP. I'd like to backup the contents of all three incrementally to NAS. If I plug my NAS into my switch, I believe it will receive a...
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    Most intensive game.

    "But can it run Crysis?" has almost become a household phrase. I was surprised when I got a new laptop and even my roommate, who is not a gamer by any means, pulled this one on me. What is currently the game in which is is most difficult to achieve high FPS? Should the phrase be "But can it...
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    Laptop style Keyboard?

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB110LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mg&mco=MTA4NzM1Nzc
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    Fixing Dead Keys

    The keyboard is clean, but I think there's a short somewhere related to the conductive traces. Does anyone know how membrane style keyboards work? Mine has multiple trace layers, should I separate them and clean them off? What might I do to fix my problem without damaging my keyboard?
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    Mouse PADS - Size "S"

    My friend has a small steelseries pad and he absolutely loves it. I think it's that one. Go for it.
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    Fixing Dead Keys

    I spilled some water on my keyboard this morning, so I left it to dry in the window while I went to class. I came back 12 hours later, assuming the keyboard had completely dried, and started up. Everything seemed to be fine, but I just realized that my 3, 4, and 6 key on the upper row are not...
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