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About AbydosOne

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  • Location
    Chicago, USA
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5-1600X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix B350-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 770 2GB (Reference Design)
  • Case
    Anidees AI-07BW
  • Storage
    Samsung 500GB 960 PRO, Samsung 500GB 970 EVO, HGST 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair CX650M
  • Display(s)
    Dell U3415W
  • Cooling
    Corsair H80i v2
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Modern Keyboard (over Bluetooth)
  • Mouse
    Logitech M510
  • Sound
    Teac CR-H101 w/ Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional

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  1. AbydosOne

    wh ke not working on keVboard

    @Tyler 19xx Here, you can borrow mine. Check to make sure the keyboard language didn't get swapped? See if you can copy/paste one in from here (or Character Map)?
  2. AbydosOne

    Fastest way to check a fake SD?

    h2test. I run it on every piece of media I get, partly as a burn in, and partly as a counterfeit check. Unfortunately, it does take a bit to run (make sure you have a fast SD reader).
  3. AbydosOne

    PC freeze with green skulls

    It's what some GPUs show when they're starting to fail (see the second photo). They're not skulls, so much as a ring of pixels and its inverse next to it. It's definitely not a virus, and reinstalling Windows won't fix it. I suggest a GPU RMA.
  4. AbydosOne

    creating .nrg file

    I suppose the quick and dirty way would be to burn the audio to a disk, then image it back (probably as a BIN+CUE, then take the MD5 of that). There are tools to do both. Here's a tutorial for making a BIN+CUE without burning, but I don't know if the software is free. That said, I'm surprised the label doesn't want the audio straight from him, so they could master it...
  5. AbydosOne

    creating .nrg file

    NRG is a proprietary disk image format. AFAIK you can't image audio CDs the same way you can with data. Why don't you just ZIP them up and mail that?
  6. AbydosOne

    Is this NAS pretty okay?

    8GB is required, by iXsystems themselves. With ZFS, there's really no reason to recommend less. Although you can pretty safely ignore the "1GB per 1TB storage" recommendation until you have a ton (dozens) of TB of storage, unless you're actively accessing a lot of it from multiple clients.
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    Is this NAS pretty okay?

    What motherboard? Also, I'd go up at least one generation (to Sandy Bridge), just because they're that much better (and I suspect, not that much more expensive, if at all). The only thing I would change is to run the drives in either RAID-Z1 or RAID-Z2. Either you get better storage efficiency with one drive failure (Z1), or the same efficiency as RAID-10 but you can have any two drives fail (instead of one per vdev) (Z2). I have four 10TB drives in RAID-Z2 right now, and can pretty easily hit >400MBps write. Also, buy a cheap SSD for booting; I've had a horrible time with keeping FreeNAS stable when booting from flash drives (even when mirrored).
  8. AbydosOne

    USB remote nas

    I suppose you could write a batch/script that would: Start a VPN service, ask for credentials, and log into a VPN host (your home network having said host in it). Connect, ask for credentials, and mount your network drive. That said, network shares over VPN/the Internet are not always the best. It certainly (probably) will not be the same as local speeds. And I think you'd have to roll your own, as I haven't seen anything like this already implemented. Sidenote: 1PB? Like, 'P' as in 'Peta'? How? Why?
  9. AbydosOne

    Windows doesn't recognize PS4 controller

    Is it an official Sony DS4? Does it work with a PS4? I just grabbed my DS4, downloaded DS4Windows, and more or less I'm up and running with relatively little fuss (over USB, haven't tried Bluetooth yet). EDIT: Bluetooth works like a charm too. This is actually pretty nifty.
  10. AbydosOne


    /r is 'repair', which for C: requires a restart; other drives won't. Repair is checking the drive for bad sectors and takes substantially longer and should be the last thing you try.
  11. AbydosOne

    stuck in windows recovery Error code 0xc000000d

    I suspect one of the two SSDs died, and now Windows can't find the (entire) Boot Configuration Data. Pull each and test individually.
  12. AbydosOne

    budget build inconveniences

    The two share the same PCB, I'm 99% certain. The cooler on the passive one actually makes it longer than the active one. Also, it does come with half-height bracket:
  13. AbydosOne

    budget build inconveniences

    All things being equal, I'd get one with active cooling. It can get toasty in those small cases. Also leaves you room to use the other PCIe slot if you need it for anything.
  14. AbydosOne

    budget build inconveniences

    You need something like this. It has the slim bracket included. Most GT 1030s would work, too, as long as the listing says it includes a low profile bracket.
  15. AbydosOne

    Flashing an LSI LSI00192 to IR mode

    Hardware RAID is probably a worse choice if you want to use it long-term these days. If the card fails, say, 9 years from now, who's to say you'll even be able to get an exact replacement to get the array back. Hardware RAID prevents you from having access to the SMART data of each hard drive, meaning you will pretty much never catch a failing drive before it fails entirely. SAS can be broken out into 4× SATA. Just use a standard SFF-8087 (9211-8i and 9207-8i are both good choices, and available cheap second-hand) card with said breakout cable. RAID-1E is not really standard. You're better off using RAID-5 (or RAID-Z1, see item 6), which is just a standard way of doing the same thing RAID-1E achieves. Do you really need the SFF-8088 external port, or is that just a side-effect of choosing that card? I recommend ZFS (in FreeNAS or ZoL) in this sort of case, because it's controller agnostic. You can have all your drives spread across just as many controllers, and ZFS will pull them all back together into one array. It's also a lot more fault-tolerant than hardware RAID (it can repair issues it finds automatically). Technology has kind of marched on. If you're using Windows, use Storage Spaces, for all of the above reasons (I don't have any experience with them, though). If I haven't dissuaded you yet, it looks like the version is the right firmware, but you may have grabbed it for the wrong model? Try finding firmware for a 9211-8i; that card shares the same controller chip as the 9212. Failing that, try some of the things listed here?