Thanks for great answers so far. I guess a true SFF is the lightest of my requirements. I could definitely go up a notch. Disregarding size, would Ryzen still be preferable? I just kind of always went for Intel, and I've never been disappointed. AMD GPU's on the other hand ...
I need a work computer, and I don't really know where to begin as I haven't been updated in the hardware field for a while. I've copy/pasted the relevant questions from the sticky blow:
1. What will you be doing with this PC?
Programming, compiling code, lots of stuff running at all times.
It's been a few years since I last upgraded my computer, so I thought I'd consult someone who's more up2date than I currently am myself.
I have an Asus P9X79 Pro motherboard, with Corsair Dominator DDR3 PC15000/1866MHz CL9 4x4GB memory.
However, I would like to upgrade the memory to...
I have a couple of RAID5 arrays (6x2TB ea.) running on an Areca 1880i controller coupled with a HP-SAS-Expander.
Due to massive degeneration in performance lately I want to benchmark the HDD's individually.
Is there a go-to method of doing this that does not involve degrading the array...
I've been running RAID5 in my server with a HP SAS expander and an Areca controller. However, drives die and I now need replacement. The natural choice would be Samsung F4's as that's what I've been using all along, but these are no longer available in my country, which isn't too weird as...
So I was using my computer, suddenly it goes dark. I try and boot it back up, fans spin etc, but that's it. MB is stuck at Q-code 00 and the CPU_LED is glowing red. I've detached all extra HW, and getting the same result.
So I guess it's down to PSU, MB or CPU.
Any clues? I really...
Yes, I am aware of this. However, I was just happy I got the array backup, and I managed to backup the important. So I'm not sure if I'll bother rebuilding it as it is, as I managed to corrupt half of it by doing chkdsk. Might just create a new array and start fresh - not sure though.
Alright I guess chkdsk was a bad idea. It fixed a lot, but also broke a lot. Left me 15k 0 byte files, and corrupted a whole bunch.
Strange thing is, lots of the 0 byte files were intact before i did ckhdsk. Oh well.
I'm getting this message on a bunch of folders: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176646
However, everything I'm backing up seems to have it's CRC intact. I've backed up 1.5TB so far. Though I'm running out of backup space :s
Think just placing a healthy drive in, and running chkdsk could fix...
I managed to get the array back online. Though a lot of folders are showing up as "corrupted". Running backup of whatever I can find atm, while it's back. Probably 70% is still intact.
All I did was removing the failed drive (turns out only one drive actually failed), then put the array...
Alright, thanks for the fast answer.
Though, I've been swapping modular cables between my toughpower 850w and 1200w for a year. No problems there.
I still don't get why it wouldn't work? If it's the same cable, made by the same material, and the outputs on the other PSU is identical.
I have a ThermalTake toughpower 1200w PSU atm, and I'm fearing it might be fried. So I'm thinking of getting a new one, but I wonder if the modular cables follow a standard. I I'm a cable-management whore changing all the cables would take a lot of effort.
If they are not...
I have a home server with 3 R5 arrays, hooked up with a HP SAS expander and an Areca 1880i.
Long story short; 2 of the drives failed, and one of the arrays degraded. Stupid as I might be I became eager and tried the first thing I found on google. Ie. RESCUE -> reboot -> SIGNIT ->...
Reposting this to the right thread;
Hey, another "problem", figured I'd try migrating my Windows 7 to Ubuntu-Server.
I have areca 1880i with 2xDynamic GPT partitions on them. I wonder if I can mount these successfully into ubuntu without losing data.
I tried mounting using this command: sudo...
I have the areca 1880i, with 2xSAS ports.
I have connected the expander with dual linking, ie 2xSAS cables.
Drives are connected to the expander with 4xSATA->SAS cables.
When I created the RAID the drives was connected with the same cables, just directly on the 1880i.
When I have both RAIDs...
Alright, so I finally got my HP SAS expander and 1880.
I created 2x 6x2TB RAID5's with the 1880 alone (due to old card using PCIe and had to move stuff over to the new RAID).
Then I installed the HP SAS expander and moved my RAID5's over there.
However, when I get into windows, it'll only...
Yeah alright. Well, I just wanted to try it out. I don't have anything on the drives, so I can abort it.
Will the expansion-time increase if I add, say, 10 more drives? Or will it stay the same regardless of the amount of drives added?
Checked the priority now. It was on 20% (background...
I recently received my 1880i controller, and started doing some testing with it.
I first created a RAID6 array with 4x2TB Samsung F4 drives. This took about 5 hours with foreground init.
Then I started expanding the array by 2 more 2TB Samsung F4 drives. However, I think the migration...