Looksie here http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/napp-in-one.pdf
Using it myself and gea, the author and developer, has a long thread on these forums as well as elsewhere.
ESX boots off whatever (raid1, SATA DOM, USB, whetever you use). napp-it VM has the HBA in exclusive use through vt-d and...
Probably not an issue in home use but SSDs without power loss protection and RAID card without BBU is asking for trouble, even if server UPS should catch most power-loss situations.
Card is 3Gb only, SAS2, so you are limiting your drives. Cheap and ESXi supported, according to HCL, however
I'm waiting for the Seagate 4-5TB 2.5" Baracude compute to become in stock, so far few if any sell them in Europe. I assume February until mass availability which should reduce the price too as they are at 47Eur/TB.
Plan to pick up 2 or 4 of them, to replace old 1TB WD greens from 2008 and 4TB...
Just buy a bunch of 500/1TB SSDs for game storage. Cheaper drives like 850 EVO are perfectly fine for games and are often on sale. Not having spindles in the main rig is awesome and steam handles multiple libraries/drives just fine.
I'm also buying a 1200W next week and I'm getting the EVGA P2. It should be quieter than the SeaSonic, which is loud once under load (>70%ish).
Have considered the HX1200i myself which should be quieter than the EVGA. The i-line features are minimal on the HX, imho, and thus irrelevant. Plus...
europe has the shitty silver one, north america has black only. stupid decission on samsungs end
if it were black here in europe too I'd be all over it, now I'm still deciding between the 215tw and vx2025wm
isn't the kn8 line the more cheaper line of K8 mobos from Abit??
AFAIK KN8 did not replace AN8, it's more of an alternative, but cheaper
that said, I'm not sure where the savings are, as the kn8 has a heatpipe for chipset too, but it looks different and less eficient for me
i have the armor for my server box and I wish I spent slightly more $ and gotten the CM stacker . The armor is nice but has quite bit of a heat trap in the lower left (where pci cards are) - you should put a slow blower or cut out a bit of the case to accomodate one to draw the hot air out. It's...
you want something like this (page is in german) but images speak a thousand words
mind you, it will be more expensive than picking up a good case and quality psu
secondly 8 hdd's over 1 firewire link? have fun, that will slow as hell, esp. in raid5 setup
if you really want this - two...
it needs to be fast if it is going to be positioned as a backup solution for the enterprise. more and more companies need near peek availability and performance 24/7 - the less time a backup takes the better.
160M/s sounds quite nice, hopefully it won't be vaporware and will really come out as...
just wanted to point (as you might allready know) that that card has no I/O processor for XOR calculations and no onboard memory - raid5 calculations are done in driver only. Very good reads and excelent card with great software (allthough from my experience highpoint's support sucks)
yup, fantatistic online shop and have been using them for years
only shop that could beat them speed wise is 1coolpc (does that guy who runs it ever sleep? several times got a response on sunday morning (CET timezone!) in less than 15 minutes)
been using jab-tech for ~2 years and everytime...
the only feasible option is promise sx4-m but I dont think there is a driver for the 2.6 kernel and their linux drivers allways sucked IMHO
other than that LSI 150-4/150-6 which is supposed to have OK performance, Adaptec's stuff which should on par with LSI and 3ware but it gets much more...
edit: got one
need 1x 160GB maxtor diamond max 9+ 7200rpm with 8M cache - model 6Y160P0
needs to be at least 1-2 months in warranty
heatID: silent (21-0-0)
ebayID: bobcade (90-0-0)
email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email preffered to pm's
edit: got one now
wow great find, the old proliants were the best x86 servers back then IMO, superbly build
make it a generic home server - small file server (get an external scsi array with cheap scsi disks for expansion), PDC + eventually your ftp/email if you need such things.
does it power up/work? Btw...
I doubt they will release a 4 platter drive that soon or move to higher density platters before H2 04
the 74giger is still new for WD and the market, they need their 10K drives operated without errors to be able to market them even successfully to the enterprise crowd. Going to 4 platters makes...
as was allready said:
4800 is faster than a 4600 (marginally)
4800SE is an SE (not a special editon as in dvds but ... whatever :) )
so nvidia got it right (in a way)
if you want to blame someone for misleading titles of graphics card - go ati
8500 > 9100 > 9200 (with some change)...
to check how much power your usb port can supply (I bet it's 500mA, 100mA is used only on unpowered usb hubs - basically spliting the 500mA into several smaller parts, hence 100mA)
well to check how much power your ports can sustain go into device manager (if you use windows) > universal serial...
methododical: how about a via c3 in a mAtx case with a superb psu, one 4 port pci addon card and 5 drives (1 onboard) plus another small one for boot (onboard too)
software raid5 under linux/bsd (some support online expansion too) or just a software jbod array
but definitely invest in a bakup...
you need a pci controller, many retail packaged drive have one inside (with a stick saying so)
this way you can add 2,4,6,8 or even 12 harddrives with one single card
you'd probably be looking at something like this or if you want a sata drive then it's sata equivalent. There are many...
I think you meant this article on cnet.com - it's linked on the [h]frontpage
that's what new tech is about - teething problems. and 2.4x for a dvd9 is slow, I'll wait with my current dvd5 burner until they get upto 8x, which should result in ~15 mins per dvd which acceptable.