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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Athlon 64 3500+ Venice @ stock 2.2Ghz
2GB DDR 400 (4 x 512MB)
Asus nForce 4 Ultra
eVGa 9800GT (I'll see if I can...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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?
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...