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  1. flibberdipper

    Welllllllll this'll fill a loop or two.

    I'm here for a good time not a long time babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  2. flibberdipper

    Welllllllll this'll fill a loop or two.

    Kinda wanna drink it.
  3. flibberdipper

    So this isn't complete yet (still need to find…

    The rack I've ultimately decided on (since the closed one is a no-go black sheep) is one of those "cheap" adjustable StarTech ones so thankfully size won't be an issue. And of course it's not really the end of the world that it's open, since I can real easily just grab some 1/8th inch aluminum sheets, paint them black, and slap 'em on. And it's really just all over the board and never ever consistent, regardless of distro. Usually though it boils down to one of two things: SMB transfer speeds being half (or less) of what they are on Windows with very well supported hardware, or jus
  4. flibberdipper

    So this isn't complete yet (still need to find…

    Yep, the one set of iStarUSA? rails I've got bookmarked is pretty much the defacto standard for that Rosewill case and pretty much any regular rack from what I've been able to gather. As far as storage is concerned, the 9211's can be flashed for ol' IT mode which gets rid of hardware RAID in favor of just being a fancy SATA controller (fine by me, that's exactly what I need lol). And in the way of Storage Spaces, the parity mode has better read speeds but subpar write speeds compared to the simple and mirrored counterparts. Hell, the write speeds are worse than just a single drive,
  5. flibberdipper

    So this isn't complete yet (still need to find…

    Right now I think the rack of choice is gonna be the Sysracks 9SIAAAT3T89386 unless I come across something b etter in the year or two before I'm able to start this project. Kinda ticks the boxes I'll end up needing: 1. it's small, as I'll only need a UPS, 4U chassis, and then a switch + patch panel 2. I don't really want an open 4-post (even though they're a good bit cheaper) just so that things are a bit more protected from my clumsy ass. That and it'll probably end up getting used like a storage shelf at some point. Also I'm just gonna be taking the easy way out and ru
  6. So this isn't complete yet (still need to find a smaller rack that's not ass expensive andsome mounting hardware), but holy hell this is gonna be a big boi upgrade.

     

    Thank tech Jesus I'm a solid year or two away from even thinking about doing it, even though I do need some more space here right soon.

     

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/flibberdipper/saved/ncHqRB

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      flibberdipper

      8 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

      Should work. You picked a rather long 4U chassis. I would check the minimum depth of the rail kit and make sure you can adjust the rack rails long enough. Otherwise you won't be able to install the rail kit (an issue I nearly ran into with my own rack).

       

      Based on what I'm reading the LSI 9211-8i RAID controller should be OK for that. I think it supports a JBOD mode. Personally I would have opted for the LSI 9207-8i HBA.

       

      And peoples performance arguments would be due to parity RAID. I tried a RAID6 config in Storage Spaces made out of SSD's and the performance was beyond abysmal but I've been told in newer Windows releases the performance has improved. RAID10 works polynomial though performance wise. You could also use tiered storage so you have a really fast write cache.

       

      If whatever you have works well for you though I won't try to convince you otherwise.

      Yep, the one set of iStarUSA? rails I've got bookmarked is pretty much the defacto standard for that Rosewill case and pretty much any regular rack from what I've been able to gather.

       

      As far as storage is concerned, the 9211's can be flashed for ol' IT mode which gets rid of hardware RAID in favor of just being a fancy SATA controller (fine by me, that's exactly what I need lol). And in the way of Storage Spaces, the parity mode has better read speeds but subpar write speeds compared to the simple and mirrored counterparts. Hell, the write speeds are worse than just a single drive, but still close enough to saturating gigabit that I don't care (and obviously reading is capable of saturating gigabit and then some).

       

      Thankfully I won't really be writing to the general storage space too much, as I'll have that single 1TB drive to constantly cycle data through, occasionally going through it and figuring out if shit is worthy of being shuffled to the space or not.

    3. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      Sometimes you have to watch out with short depth racks. Or if the chassis supports multiple rail kits like my NORCO chassis. They have 20"/24"/26" (I believe, didn't verify this) variants.

       

      And of course me being me I buy the 26" thinking that's what I needed for my ~26" server...should have gone with the 24"'s. 😢

       

      And yeah that should work out fine. Out of curiosity though what are some of your horror stories with Linux?

    4. flibberdipper

      flibberdipper

      1 hour ago, Windows7ge said:

      Sometimes you have to watch out with short depth racks. Or if the chassis supports multiple rail kits like my NORCO chassis. They have 20"/24"/26" (I believe, didn't verify this) variants.

       

      And of course me being me I buy the 26" thinking that's what I needed for my ~26" server...should have gone with the 24"'s. 😢

       

      And yeah that should work out fine. Out of curiosity though what are some of your horror stories with Linux?

      The rack I've ultimately decided on (since the closed one is a no-go black sheep) is one of those "cheap" adjustable StarTech ones so thankfully size won't be an issue. And of course it's not really the end of the world that it's open, since I can real easily just grab some 1/8th inch aluminum sheets, paint them black, and slap 'em on.

       

      And it's really just all over the board and never ever consistent, regardless of distro. Usually though it boils down to one of two things: SMB transfer speeds being half (or less) of what they are on Windows with very well supported hardware, or just downright refusing to acknowledge that SMB shares are a thing.

       

      Good example of this is my Laptop on Kubuntu where (after a day of fiddle-fucking around) I finally got my shares to work reliably, and the transfer speeds are just under half what they were on Windows (with the 7260 for wireless and some Intel gigabit chip). But it runs a little faster, is a bit nicer to the battery, and saves a good chunk of space on the little 120GB SSD over Windows (not to mention that my laptop just despises Windows 8.1/10 for no reason in particular).

  7. God forbid you're a data hoarder on top of that. tfw I'm looking at a ~3K (all said and done, first half doesn't have GPU or a monitor upgrade which is about half that) PC upgrade and then a bare minimum ~2.4K file server upgrade. And while I'm here I'll just toss my two cents: I'm more of an air person, personally. The lack of any real hassle or maintenance and ability to be basically silent are huge to me, especially where I tend to notice the sound of pumps a fair amount.
  8. Yes you can, and it's extremely straight-forward. The header on the motherboard has a key so you can only really easily put it in one way.
  9. Ah, I see you don't have any experience here so you're just pulling things from your rectal cavity and hoping it sticks. 8.1 is almost always more responsive than 10 (and even 7). Hell unlike 10, 8.1 is actually usable on a hard drive, even essentially immediately after boot. And even your Linux argument (that everyone loves to throw around) doesn't hold up. On my laptop with a first-gen i5, 8.1 is functionally tied with Kubuntu (which I've narrowed down as the fastest distro on it), with a few exceptions here and there where 8.1 might destroy Kubuntu or vice versa.
  10. Just choose the XP Professional/Home ones from here. I've been using 10.2 for a solid year on my XP machine with a 9600 Pro and it's been working great, so you should be able to avoid some old driver funk. wimpity womperty this is not my property
  11. Obviously the 5-10 minutes they spend reporting an asshole on eBay is a huge waste, and instead they should be finding a cure to COVID or cancer. How DARE you imply that they should be so self-centered! /s
  12. Unfortunately I can't. As far as I'm aware, BlueStacks is the best emulator.
  13. The reason things in BlueStacks run like garbage is just because it's BlueStacks. It's never been known for running well. I get that you aren't super keen to go Samsung again, but the 870 EVO is tried and true so that's probably the line I'd go with (as long as it's the SATA one, of course). Honestly kinda odd that your 850 EVO just up and fucked off already, so it might be worth tossing it in another PC or whatever to see if it shows up there. Better to rule out something stupid like a funky connection/SATA port or a bad cable than to jump the gun and buy a whole new S
  14. Ah shit you're right. Naturally Google had to fuck me and only showed me the VII Hero, which does.
  15. I'm a little sad I can't find some stupid adapter to take a C15 plug and break it out into four 5-15R's. Would have been nice for whenever I end up redoing my storage situation and have 4 things that need power in my closet since then I could just use my existing 18AWG cable that runs in there instead of having to find an 18AWG extension cord and a power strip with a very short cable.

     

    Good thing this is a long ass ways away lmao

  16. It should. Being Z97 though it'll almost certainly disable two SATA ports, so refer to your manual to make sure you're not using them. Nevermind, Google is a stinky doodoo head and fucked up my search.
  17. Got my first shitbox in Gran Turismo 4. Still feels illegal playing with a DualShock 4 on a PS2, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do when some games don't support your DualShock 2.
  18. Assuming your hands can actually fit in that space, reaching in, clamping down on the very end of the clip as much as you feasibly can, and then slowly working it side to side while pulling out should be enough to get it free, otherwise you may as well get some pliers and basically do the same thing. The more reach-around method is as Woof said, pull the PSU out so you have slack to pull the mobo out, and do it that way.
  19. I'll just ride off my experience with a 3770 and 1050Ti, if the G6400 is indeed a little bit slower than a 3770. It varies wildly. Some games will be a smashing success, other games will tell your CPU to commit servercide. I play quite a few games where the 3770 is either just barely able to keep up, or it's managing to hold the 1050Ti back in some manner (usually due to how slow the single core perf is, even though the games are very much multithread capable). The silver lining with you choosing a G6400 though is that you have an upgrade path on all fronts, whereas I a
  20. If a buddy's S20+ is any indication: Modern Samsung is still just as bad, if not worse. If I'm not mistaken, he used it for maybe a month and a half before ditching it for an 8T. Obviously not a Fold 2, but it sure as hell doesn't bode well for it.
  21. This movie had some bangers in it, ngl. I absolutely did not expect to hear a trap remix I've been listening to for lord knows how long end up redone and in an actual SpongeBob movie.
  22. Using a DualShock 4 on a PS2 feels illegal. It's also extremely funny to me that I have to use a DualShock 4 in some games because (for whatever reason) they don't work with my Island Blue DualShock 2.

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