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LIGISTX

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    LIGISTX reacted to TetraSky in Does It Matter?   
    Like others have said, unless your network speed from the ISP is greater than 1Gbps, you'll be fine. Won't change anything for the In/Out speed of your network connection.
    As for your local network, expensive Cat8 cables is a bit useless. While they would allow you to reach speeds of up to 40Gbps LOCALLY, the shorter length allowed and price tag associated to these cables may not be worth it compared to a Cat6/6a cable that can reach 10Gbps, which would be more than enough to saturate any SATA SSD and lower end M.2 SSD at over 1GB/s (as compared to Cat5e, which has a maximum theoretical speed of 120MB/s, enough to more or less saturate a normal HDD).
    As such, on a home network, Cat5e is "fine" if you don't transfer large files on the regular, but Cat6 is over 8x better than Cat5e, while Cat8 is only 4x better than Cat6... Because there's a point of diminishing return at that point, unless you're transferring 10+GB files between your devices and want it to complete in 3 seconds with Cat8 instead of 10seconds with cat6 (or 90 seconds with Cat5), it might not be worth it (and for video streaming between devices, Cat5e is also more than enough).
     
    It also entirely depends on your NIC on your computer. If it's not designed to work with Cat8, you are literally wasting money for nothing. Chances are, it's a Gigabit NIC at most, meaning you can only realistically make use of cables up to Cat5e and you get zero benefits from the Cat8.
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    LIGISTX reacted to Electronics Wizardy in CPU with 3MB Cache and higher frequency or 4MB Cache with lower frequency   
    Can you get other cpus? 
     
    HOw about a xeon e3 1220 v3? Should be cheaper, much faster(its a quad core). And works in almost all lga 1150 h81 boards.
  3. Informative
    LIGISTX got a reaction from HanZie82 in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Look at my first post. I give a decent description there. We are not going to be able to tell you everything there is to know, this will take time and research on your end to fully understand the systems and how they are implemented. You now have the tools to go do that learning; you know the right words to search such as Freenas, ZFS, unraid etc. Now you get to learn what’s different snd unique about them all 🙂  
     
    They are all good, they just serve different purposes - windows storage spaces included.
     
    If your running out of sata drives, you can either get a cheap PCIe SATA card which would work for storage spaces, but I would recommend getting a HBA. They do cost more, but you can find a used raid flashed to IT more (so it won’t work as a raid card, just as a HBA which stands for host bus adapter, basically just lots of sas which can be split out to SATA ports) and they are WAY more robust as they are actual enterprise grade gear. Look in my signature for my HBA, you can just google that name and find them on eBay for cheap. It’s a dell h310 or something. I forget off hand and I’m using my phone at the moment so I can’t see my own signature lol. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from SomethingUnique22 in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Is your ryzen 1600 machine your normal desktop? If you set up a NAS, what hardware would run it? I am confused as to how you plan to do this.
     
    The HBA is just used to add more drives to the machine, can be used either on your machine running storage spaces if you need more SATA ports, or can be used on your NAS if your NAS needs more ports. I don't quite understand what hardware you have access to and what hardware is running what. 
     
    Its not that similar, it requires a linux terminal (I don't know if you can do it from within windows... I have only ever done it in linux.) You can google flash HBA to IT mode and see what it takes, if you think you can do it, there ya go. If not, buy one already flashed. Its not like a BIOS.
    Its just like sharing a file on Windows. Same idea. You can network share a folder in Windows by right clicking and going to share. You don't do it the same way on a NAS.... but its the same idea, its all just using SMB. If you have a NAS, it lives on the network, and you access ti by goign to its IP address (you can add iti as a network location on your windows PC so you don't need to remember the address....).
     
    I really do think its time to start googling and watching YouTube videos. That will help make a lot of this start to make more sense 🙂
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    LIGISTX reacted to SomethingUnique22 in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Ya thats my main pc.

    i can get used hardware from my friends and family for a pc it wouldnt be the newest but i imagine it would work was what i was trying to say sorry.
    The R5 1600 is my main pc it is then connected to my 5 hdds. I have the 4 8tb ones in a drive enclosure that i can plug sata power and sata data cables into. The HBA card would help with my sata ports being all used up for the other ssds i currently am using and want to add in the future. 
     
    i hope that clears it up.
    gotcha.
    gotcha
    yaaa sorry ill look into the stuff u two have mentioned. i appreciate the help. 🙂
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    LIGISTX reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Yea storage spaces has its quirks, and you need to know powershell to do most of the config. But its pretty darn powerful and works very well if setup right. I use it a good amount on my windows boxes
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    LIGISTX reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Storage spaces lets you mix drive sizes in parity raid and still get the full capacity. So this config will work fine in storage spaces.
     
    Nothing wrong about having storage in the PC, I don't see a reason to have a nas here. Id just keep using storage spaces and add drives as needed.
     
     
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    This. Also, OP, this is why a HBA is the best option. HBA's are SAS cards, SAS is high performance and you can split a single SAS port out into 4 SATA ports. Enterprise solutions use SAS... Don't worry about slow downs, if there are any, it won't be due to the HBA. 
     

     
    Just need to flash it to IT mode which is not difficult, plenty of guides online show you how. But if you don't feel comfortable with that (which is fair) folks sell them already flashed to IT mode for like 50-60 bucks. This will last you forever, will not be flaky, and will grow with you when you eventually get a more robust solution like unRAID or FreeNAS. This is one of the cards of choice for FreeNAS. Just NEEDS to be in IT mode.
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    LIGISTX reacted to HanZie82 in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Not just the physical stress of spinning up, but also the heat change. (More then just being warm).
    But today's hardware is made so well running it 24/7/365 is about as harmful as turning it off and on.
  10. Agree
    LIGISTX reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Yea its a pretty solid software raid system. No big issues with it. Much better than fake raid on the board, and has lots of nice featuers.
     
    What do you want to customize? Storage spaces is pretty flexable.
     
    What do you want to tinker with? Storage spaces lets you do a lot of that, and if you don't have any issues, Id keep storage spaces here.
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    LIGISTX reacted to HanZie82 in Im currently using storage spaces on windows and im trying to move over to a real Storage solution need help.   
    Ah yeah there are some fake software raid's out there where people dont speak fondly of.
    This windows storage isnt one of those. Its server grade software ported back to the consumer.
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Dreckssackblase in Does Removing CMOS Battery Remove BIOS Update Or Only BIOS Settings?   
    No, it will just reset the settings. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Michael5carn in Does Removing CMOS Battery Remove BIOS Update Or Only BIOS Settings?   
    No, it will just reset the settings. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to Cool_Evlo in Why can't Nvidia and AMD increase production rates to combat the low stock ?   
    what is the purpose of this post? I think everybody knows this...
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from fonzz1e in need help cloning my HDD os drive?   
    Gothca. Well, Macrium Reflect is what I use, works great.
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    LIGISTX reacted to Middcore in 4 pin PCIE in 6 pin?   
    There is no such thing as a 4 pin PCIe that I have ever seen.
     
    Are you sure you're not looking at 4 pin ATX power for the CPU?
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Going back from 21:9 to 16:9   
    Yea… I personally wouldn’t be able to go back because of this. 
     
    They make high refresh ultrawide panels… mine is 100, they have 120+ models now. May be worth going that route. Personally I am waiting for a high refresh OLED ultrawide. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Fasauceome in Going back from 21:9 to 16:9   
    Yea… I personally wouldn’t be able to go back because of this. 
     
    They make high refresh ultrawide panels… mine is 100, they have 120+ models now. May be worth going that route. Personally I am waiting for a high refresh OLED ultrawide. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to igormp in RTX 3060 ti vs RTX 3060 [why is a 6GB card better than a 12gb card]   
    The 3060ti has 8gb, not 6.
     
    It also has a wider memory bus (256bit vs the 3060's 192bit), meaning that it can access more data in parallel at once. That also implies on the available memory amount: each memory chip "uses" 32 bits, the 3060 can have a max of (192/32) 6 memory chips, which nvidia used 6x of 2gb chips (using only 1gb chips would be really bad PR-wise).
     
    The 3060ti also has more SMs (the basic major block of a GPU that defines the amount of shading units and whatnot), which gives it more raw "horsepower".
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    LIGISTX reacted to OU812 in RTX 3060 ti vs RTX 3060 [why is a 6GB card better than a 12gb card]   
    More cuda cores and a wider memory bus are the big reasons.
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    LIGISTX reacted to Mel0nMan in Should I separate games from OS between two different SSD's?   
    Yeah the only reason to separate them nowadays is if you want like 4 or 8 tb which you need a separate HDD for.
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Mel0nMan in Should I separate games from OS between two different SSD's?   
    Sure, but that would be a different use case; if your currently played games library is too large to affordable fit on SSD, put OS and most played games on SSD, rest on a very large HDD.
     
    For OP, no reason to buy a 256 just for windows and a 1TB just for games.
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    LIGISTX reacted to jwtsnm in Upgrading my network--want to make sure I'm setting things up efficiently.   
    Thanks for the prompt response. I'll keep the bridge mode issue in mind when getting everything set up!
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in Is it worth upgrading to windows 11 now?   
    It’s not ready for prime time. There is no real reason to switch unless your a developer looking to use it as a new dev environment. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to WereCat in Is it worth upgrading to windows 11 now?   
    As of right now I don't think there is any reason to upgrade to W11 at all besides checking how it's like.
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