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Razor Blade

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    Razor Blade got a reaction from Sekvanod in Need Help with NAS   
    Currently you can use plugins for that. A few I just checked called "couch potato" and "Transmission"...
  2. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Lady Fitzgerald in Western Digital to release 20TB HDD   
    Forget data recovery services. In most cases, they will cost you well north of $1k with no guarantee of success. Depending on data recovery as a backup is like playing Russian Roulette with half the chambers loaded. A solid backup scheme is far safer and much less expensive.
    Not if you have a proper backup scheme in place. I have more than one backup so, if a drive fails, I can be up and running in however long it takes to pull the dead drive and replace it with one of the backup drives, then let my computer take its own sweet time repopulating a new backup drive (and I'll still have more backups in case the worst happens).
    Thsi is one reason why I do not recommend RAID, etc. for most people. All a RAID, etc. provides is redundancy. All redundancy does is protect from drive failure (up to the fault tolerance) and allow a computer to keep chugging along when one or more drives (depending, again, on the fault tolerance) dies.
     
    Most people do not absolutely need for a computer to keep running after one or more drives fail. It's a bit inconvenient but not the end of the world as long as one has a solid backup.
     
    Redundancy will prevent data loss from drive failure (up to a point) but will not protect from other causes of data loss, such as user error (such as accidental deletion or formatting), PSU failure frying everyting in the computer, power surges that blow through any surge protection you may have, theft, fire, flood, wind damage (like a little ol' tornado or hurricane), viruses and other malware, etc. Only backups can protect you from that.
     
    For data to be reasonably safe, it must exist in three places. For most people, this will be on the computer, on an onsite backup drive, and on an offsite backup drive. For a backup drive to be a true backup, it must be kept powered down and disconnected from the computer and stored away from the computer at all times except while updating the backup.
  3. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to ARikozuM in Western Digital to release 20TB HDD   
    Perfect for a parity drive, cuz there's no way I can afford more than 1. 
  4. Like
    Razor Blade reacted to Pasi123 in General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion   
    I just tried 22x200 4.4GHz on my X5670 and I got a pretty good (I think) score on Cinebench R20. Cinebench R15 score (1011cb) was identical to what I got with 24x185 4.44GHz.
     

  5. Agree
    Razor Blade got a reaction from Slayer3032 in Cheapest mobo for Xeon X5670   
    All I can say is be very careful with old server boards... There can be countless pitfalls trying to adapt them to run with consumer gear. Proprietary front panel connections, onboard PDUs, proprietary CPU coolers, only certain supported CPUs, and restrictive proprietary firmware to name a few things. Please know what you're buying and all the restrictions that might come with it... Nothing worse than dropping money on a piece of hardware you can't use.
  6. Agree
    Razor Blade got a reaction from Faisal A in Cheapest mobo for Xeon X5670   
    All I can say is be very careful with old server boards... There can be countless pitfalls trying to adapt them to run with consumer gear. Proprietary front panel connections, onboard PDUs, proprietary CPU coolers, only certain supported CPUs, and restrictive proprietary firmware to name a few things. Please know what you're buying and all the restrictions that might come with it... Nothing worse than dropping money on a piece of hardware you can't use.
  7. Funny
    Razor Blade got a reaction from Pasi123 in General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion   
    30£ for a working X58 board? Asking for a Christmas miracle in May is a bit early isn't it? 😉
  8. Funny
    Razor Blade got a reaction from r2724r16 in General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion   
    30£ for a working X58 board? Asking for a Christmas miracle in May is a bit early isn't it? 😉
  9. Agree
    Razor Blade got a reaction from noxdeouroboros in Seagate Barracuda 4TB but 5400RPM   
    5400RPM drives are good for storage, good for power consumption, and good for longevity... not great for performance.
     
    If you want to store game files on a drive, consider a standard desktop class 7200RPM drive.
  10. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Crunchy Dragon in Cheapest mobo for Xeon X5670   
    That board is for a rackmount server and will likely not fit in a consumer case.
  11. Agree
    Razor Blade got a reaction from Faisal A in Cheapest mobo for Xeon X5670   
    As stated above, it's difficult to find X58 boards in your price range. You could go with a chinesium branded board at the 38-40 GBP mark off of Ebay... but searching for a used board might be your best bet at this point.
  12. Funny
    Razor Blade got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion   
    30£ for a working X58 board? Asking for a Christmas miracle in May is a bit early isn't it? 😉
  13. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Best Raid option for NAS starting out with 2 drives but wanting to expand?   
    really unraid seems to be the best options here. Give it a trial.
  14. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Alex Atkin UK in I have no WiFi where I live and it's 2019   
    Incorrect, WiFi is a way of connecting to "a network" without wires.  If that network happens to include Internet connectivity is irrelevant.
  15. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Sauron in What distro would you recommend for a beginner?   
    Usually I recommend Ubuntu MATE, it's nice to look at, it has a pretty good welcome screen and it's Ubuntu so there are plenty of online resources to look at if you have problems. There may be slightly better options but beyond a certain point it barely matters so I'd rather go for something that I know is consistent.
     
    Also no, I wouldn't recommend actually using LFS to anyone. It's not intended to be used as a normal distribution.
  16. Funny
    Razor Blade reacted to aezakmi in Razer toaster is real!   
    oh man that guy was great

  17. Funny
    Razor Blade got a reaction from DimasRMDO in How Did You Get with Your Girlfriend (or Boyfriend)?   
    Lightning deal on Amazon
  18. Funny
    Razor Blade got a reaction from r2724r16 in M.2 NVMe SSDs, now with RGB- Someone get Linus on the phone immediately!   
    I just like the G and B...can I buy it without the R? Because R seems to always indicates a problem for me...
  19. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to poochyena in M.2 NVMe SSDs, now with RGB- Someone get Linus on the phone immediately!   
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-rgb-nvme-ssd,6079.html
     

    Apparently the RGB craze hasn't died yet. Looks like its time for Linus to upgrade his ultimate rgb build from 2017
     
  20. Like
    Razor Blade got a reaction from DarkAcid1212 in Rant about my router   
    Same... when I ran my R7000 as a primary router, I used a laptop cooler as well (though plugged into the wall). I now use mine as an AP for my PFsense router and there is almost no detectable heat.
  21. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Vulkan HeStan in Brent pin in CPU socket   
    ltt actually did a video on this
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    Razor Blade got a reaction from dalekphalm in Server Backups   
    IMO the tech that researches and asks how to do something he doesn't know how to do is way better than a tech who's pride greatly exceeds his competence.
  23. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to dalekphalm in Server Backups   
    IT SysAdmin here. A large part of being in IT is being competent in solving problems that you don't know how to solve. That involves a lot of Googling.
     
    However, this is definitely not typical of a qualified IT person.
  24. Funny
    Razor Blade reacted to Acedia in Server Backups   
    Ghetto Email Backup Solution:
    Get a PC, set up Outlook, add all mailboxes, set cache mode to full.
  25. Agree
    Razor Blade reacted to Enderman in What if your phone also double as your gaming rig or professional workstation?   
    Anything that folds is just another point of failure.
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