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About Ahnzh

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  • Birthday 1988-02-17

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  • Location
    Berlin, Germany
  • Occupation
    IT Consultant


  • CPU
    3,5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
  • Motherboard
    Some Apple Proprietary
  • RAM
    32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 ECC
  • GPU
    2x AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB
  • Case
    Mac Pro Bucket
  • Storage
    256GB Apple SSD / whatever (1200MB/s)
  • Display(s)
    2x EIZO Color Edge CG276
  • Sound
    MOTU Audio Express

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  1. weird... i was able to reset the whole bios, had to switch from AHCI to RAID mode in the bios afterwards, then went to the RAID BIOS utility back then and was able to join them into a raid again. Worked flawlessly. I even switched out the MoBo at some point of time and was able to continue using it. I even was able to get one drive out (while the Computer was running) and plugged it into a MAC (!!!) and was able to read the data stored on the drive. Whatever you did, it went wrong massively.
  2. Oh and instead of buying a raptor i would get myself an SSD
  3. What is this... @Wiff how do get from @pixels8's pretty good comparison to 'WD is better'. WD is faster, not better... We are talking about 3-5 MB/s. When running drive optimized benchmarking. In real world scenarios it's 1-2 MB at max if you are lucky. In 99,999% it will be unnoticable for users. The only advantage I see is a higher warranty and a stronger mechanical build, which comes at the cost of a large price increase. 190€ instead of 130€... Faster, stronger, better performance, yep, but just compare the prices. When looking at comparable prices you get at least 2 TB for the difference.
  4. The data should still be recoverable in case of a hardware failure
  5. Ahnzh

    cheap NAS.

    the thing with amahi is: it's hardcoded to 50%, you are forced to use your server as your DHCP and DNS server. If you do that, everything else will work. 100%. disable your dhcp and dns in your router and the settings are done automatically.
  6. possibly your bios checks your ram before booting. It would be interesting if you need long while booting windows or if you need long while being in BIOS.
  7. first off: breaks. For theory if a RAID1 beaks you have full redundancy so your data should be recoverable for 95% (95% because you might lose 1 or 2 files since unrecoverable error rate still exists)
  8. You would have to compare the barracudas to green/blue... the blacks are aimed at pro-sumers. They got a higher fail tolerance and stuff. In terms of price/performance Seagate Barracudas (now Seagate Desktop, there are no Barracudas any more) have got a slight advantage. When choosing a new HDD i recommend getting the one that's in sale. else it's the one you feel best with. The differences are marginal to non existent
  9. Ahnzh

    cheap NAS.

    pretty much yeah the cheapest solution would be getting an old pc (2-3 years) and put some HDDs into it. Then get Amahi (since it's foolproof to set up) and enjoy a NAS that's pretty flexible AND does perform (more than 30MB/s) If you are confident in your IT skills, go for FreeNAS, else opt for Amahi.
  10. world championship is over, you can expect more from me now

  11. BTW I am posting with my iPhone so I cannot quote, edit my posts and so on...
  12. @2sysel2 you can calculate the size of a standard 3.5 inch drive. They are larger than the drive by half a mm at most. The one with 2 SATA plugs is the SAS version, it's got SAS in its name. To begin with the difference between SATA and SAS, there are just a few... And you can use SATA drives with the SAS backplane. I did not test it until now but I will during the next week. I want to have a pin out for an activity LED so the SATA version wasn't enough. Based on the cables: SAS and SATA are identical. Of course you cannot plug in 2 SATA cables, failover connections are a SAS feature. Especially Molex Power plugs and SATA/SAS are essentially the same. Instead of a single ground, 12V, 5V and 3.3V connector you have 3 in parallel allignment. Pin 11(activity) and 12+10 (ground) are additional and only of use if you want a visual activity output (LED).
  13. My favorite is the general interface design. It's what kept me away from Samsung phones till now. I got quite a number of iPhones because it's easy to use out of the box. I don't do much with it, just checking mails, making some calls or texts so fine tuning the interface is just a waste of time. Having a clean and functional and at the same time appealing application design is definitely one of the biggest factors for me. Being able to check mails and reply to messages is just topping that. Well played!
  14. Finally i am able to push an update! Lots of stuff came today: Motherboard CPUs: LSI 12GB/s SAS Host Bus Adapters I can't wait to get home to do some tinkering