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About Windows7ge

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  • Birthday 1994-09-08

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    Computer Networking
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  • CPU
    Intel i7 5960X
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    64GB G.Skill Ripjaws4 2400MHz
  • GPU
    2x Sapphire Tri-X R9 290X CFX
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    LIAN LI PC-T60B (modified - just a little bit)
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    Samsung 960PRO 1TB & 12TB SSD Server w/ 20Gbit Fiber Optic NIC
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    Corsair AX1200i
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    XSPC Waterblocks on CPU/Both GPU's 2x 480mm radiators with Noctua NF-F12 Fans

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  1. Windows7ge

    Need Some Help With FreeNAS

    Under the SMB Share settings (not the SMB service) did you make sure to tick the box that says "Allow Guest Connections"? If you didn't it's going to reject requests to connect on your local network. This will get you into the server but it won't get you into the share.
  2. Unless you are talking about graphite pads then paste is the way you'll want to go. The soft pads you'll often see on VRAM, voltage regulators, or mosfets don't have the heat transfer capability (they don't move it efficiently enough for the heat produced).
  3. What would you do,

    with 48 SAS2/SATAIII ports?


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    2. PianoPlayer88Key


      @leadeater I think I'd heard something about NVDIMMs, could be in my extensive browsing of supermicro's site looking at their motherboards, some of which I think support them.

      @Windows7ge Yeah I like some of those ZFS features, just not entirely sure yet if it's the right platform for me for a NAS yet.  And yeah I'd probably be using some of those type of RAID controllers, like the 9200-16e or 9211-8i.  Hopefully I'd be able to get something that's already in IT mode.  (Would be afraid of bricking something by a flash gone wrong.)  Or, maybe disks in JBOD might work.


      My objective would be to get a backup of all my data as cheap as possible, preferably with a ratio of main HDD storage vs backup media and device pricing similar to what it was in the 1990s.  For example (from the image I posted earlier), in January 1994:



      ◘ ~250 MB:

       • IDE Hard Drive = 250MB $215, 270MB $225

       • 250 MB Tape Drive = $145 - $169 (~67-81% the cost/GB vs the HDD)

       • 250 MB Tape Media = $20 (9.3-9.6% the cost/GB vs the HDD)

      ◘ ~2 GB:

       • 2.1 GB SCSI Hard Drive = $1850 (I likely wouldn't have used this back then, probably would have gone for a 340MB ($258) drive or something around there.)

       • 2.3 GB Tape Drive = $925 (~46% the cost/GB vs the HDD)

       • 2 GB Tape Media = $59 (~3.3% the cost/GB vs the 2.1 GB HDD, or ~3.9% vs the 340 MB HDD)


      Looking up the current pricing of some cheaper NAS HDDs, and if backup media was about 6.25% the cost/GB vs HDDs....

      • 4 TB HDD: $109.99 (Seagate IronWolf) = $27.50/TB - backup media should be $6.87 for same TB, OR 64 TB for same price.

      • 6 TB HDD: $174.99 (Toshiba N300) = $29.17/TB - backup media $10.94 OR 96 TB

      • 8 TB HDD: $219.99 (Toshiba N300) = $27.50/TB - Backup media $13.75 OR 128 TB

      • 10 TB HDD: $299.92 (Seagate IronWolf) = $29.99/TB - Backup Media $18.75 OR 160 TB

      • 12 TB HDD: $378.70 (Seagate IronWolf) = $31.56/TB - Backup Media $31.56 or 192 TB


      If I can get media that inexpensive per TB, I'd be willing to spend up to $800-1K on the rest of the parts.  If hard drives are the cheapest media I can get, then the rest of the parts combined would be limited to the lesser of $175-250, or such that the combined cost of server plus drives doesn't exceed what the other scenario (cheap media + backup device/server) would cost if I was able to use that option.  I would really prefer not using rackmount if it's at all possible to avoid it, and have the system be quiet enough so that a single HDD reading sequentially would be louder than everything else combined that's not a HDD, including fans under load, etc.


      Hey I wonder if the fine people over at level1techs forum might have some ideas of how to do a many-drive backup NAS or something like that on a tight budget....  Should I maybe ask over there?

    3. leadeater



      Well in the event of this the objective is as fast as possible (read/write) while maintaining as much usable storage as possible. Right off the bat that suggests pure striping but a little parity would be nice even though I will have a ever updated backup on another server.

      Two-way Mirror is stripped, fully for reads and n/2 for writes. So if you have 6 SSDs you get 6x read and 3x write. Tier cold data down to Parity HDD and you'll have an array that can do 2-2.5GB/s read and 1/1.5GB/s write. That's my setup anyway.

    4. leadeater


      Also Storage Spaces supports single disk additions to the pool, only nice for home setups though.

  4. If you're up for it you could build your own switch with as many 10Gbe and SFP+ ports as you want and expand it as you need more. There's a distribution of Linux that lets you do that. Turns any computer into a managed switch. You could go on eBay or elsewhere to get cheap NIC's. My old single port SFP+ NICs were $24/piece.
  5. Some day in the future I want to setup my own home network with a pfsense box (or something more up to date) and have several different networks doing several different things. I do wonder now though, I know sub-interfaces can be made along with VLAN tagging to create multiple subnets of a network range say I know this can be done with a single physical network port but could the same be done for entirely independent networks? I know subnets are in themselves independent networks but they're generally pieces of a larger singular network. I'm curious to know if a physical port with the assistance of VLAN tagging and a managed switch could have say VLAN1:, VLAN2:, VLAN3:, etc. Is that possible? Would a router let you configure it? From there it'd just be a matter of segregating the ports on the switch. Such functionality I could find useful.
  6. Jeez, but alright if you have a virtual host with multiple virtual NICs one assigned to each vlan to (I assume) manage each network from "one machine" then that's a way to get it done without a mass of physical cables, NIC's, and ports. I also assume this is a way to eliminate the need for a dedicated physical router. It just saves space and probably headache.
  7. Makes sense. A lot of these switches are labeled partial L3 capable but I think I've also seen full L3 capable. In no application of mine though would I need my switch to route L3 traffic. What type of application would someone want to do this? Perhaps in combination with VLAN's you wanted a particular port or network to send specific network traffic out another interface separating it from the rest, you could configure a route to force that traffic out said interface bypassing the router? Then again I just described a trunk port but that'd be L2 so...
  8. In how they function or just a lack of features compared to the enterprise?
  9. It's a little bit backwards but you can do it that way if you want. You could also setup Snapshots & Replication on the server and if configured backup all the data from the Primary pool to a Secondary, a Separate server on the LAN or even a remote server on the WAN. The only way I know how to do that is to "Only Allow Guest Connections" and give the pool 777 permissions set recursively. The downside to this is it'll just let anybody in any time over the LAN. SSH/SFTP is not affected by this (except for an annoying bug if your account folder is on the share). WAN connections would still require credentials. If you set SMB to only work over the 10Gbit network security wise this may be less of an issue. Yeah that's going to be tough. There was a 4-port SFP+ switch I saw @leadeater link to someone but he mentioned that they're not widely available. If you were able to get one you could buy a SFP+ to Ethernet Transceiver or two but the 10Gbit ones are typically quite expensive. 1Gbit version 10Gbit version (You might find them cheaper elsewhere) As for my own 10Gbit ventures I bought the Ubiquiti Networks US-16-XG-US it has what you're asking for but probably not at the price you'd like. I do have to say though for the ports you get it's a really good deal.
  10. Windows7ge

    BIOS update question

    To run your mem at it's rated clock by enabling XMP does not require the latest BIOS (well, it kind of depends but 2133MHz shouldn't require any update). Features, bug fixes, improved compatibility, stability, security, are the main reasons for BIOS updates but should really only be done as necessary.
  11. Windows7ge

    windows dual boot issue HELP.

    Alright, that makes sense. That's an issue with the boot loader. Each OS has a boot loader regardless of which partition or physical disk it's on. The system boots to 1 partition but with the boot loader can be redirected to load the OS on another. I just hope if Win7 was installed while the Windows 10 drive was connected that 7 didn't put any important boot files on the W10 drive. I've had experiences like this in the past where I disconnected an apparent not needed drive and Win7 (on a different drive) no longer booted until I reconnected the unneeded drive. What you need to do is find your way to "Startup and Recovery" that should be: Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > (Under Startup and Recovery) Settings... This will list your options of OS's (partitions) to boot to. It also let's you enable the boot menu and how long to display it for. If Windows 7 isn't in the list you may have to do recovery on the drive with a W7 disk or .ISO
  12. Windows7ge

    windows dual boot issue HELP.

    I'm confused. Could you elaborate a bit more?
  13. Windows7ge

    H80i V2 max TDP?

    Some research (which may not be accurate) says Corsair doesn't measure TDP on liquid cooling units. Weather this be true or not I assume the chip is on air right now. A 120mm aio will help a lot in comparison. If you're still worried and if the chassis will permit it you could step up to a 240mm aio.
  14. Windows7ge

    Very high boot temps

    If the thermal paste application is fine and the pump & fans are spinning and while gaming temps are good then I can only say that either a mis-reading, faulty CPU, or even if it's not that it can probably be safely ignored. One of my servers the CPUs will randomly spike over 90°C and calm back does all in under 5 seconds thermodynamics don't work like that. If you start overclocking and it goes even higher like hitting TJmax then you'll want to consider RMA if that's still an option.
  15. Windows7ge

    Very high boot temps

    Did you check if the fans are spinning and that the pump is running?