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About 79wjd

  • Title
    The One and Only
  • Birthday Mar 01, 1995

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  • Steam

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  • Location
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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  • CPU
    i5-4670k 4.2ghz @ 1.120v
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z87m Gaming
  • RAM
    8GB 1866mhz G. Skill Ripjaws X
  • GPU
    EVGA 3GB GTX780 SC ACX (1170mhz, 7000mhz)
  • Case
    NZXT H440 (Black/Blue)
  • Storage
    250gb Crucial M4 + 640 GB 2.5" Toshiba
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G2 750w
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2414H
  • Cooling
    Seidon 240m
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine Mini - Clears
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro + Rogers International Studio 1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional

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  1. I figured as much, I have a 60gb SSD that I can throw in as the boot drive. It's not ideal, but I'd rather not spend $90~ on a SATA SSD vs. $110 on an NVME drive that I'd be more likely to carry forward if/when I upgrade.
  2. I'm going to replace my system's drive with a 1TB SSD via a PCIE/M.2 adapter to my Z87 system. I took a look at the pinned tier list and was planning on getting one of the following. Is there any reason to go for any one over another or are they roughly the same? Team Cardea Zero Z340 WD SN750 SE SK Gold P31 ADATA S7 ADATA S11 Pro ADATA SX8200 (Currently the cheapest)
  3. According to Apple, the wallet is shielded, which shouldn't come as a surprise.
  4. Promotions can certainly impact that. If you're on Verizon, you get $440 for trading in an iPhone X towards an iPhone 12/Pro compared to $250 when trading in for an iPhone 11. Making the 12 and 11 virtually the same price when comparing both at a non-sale price.
  5. Another option that was mentioned and is worthwhile considering is shucking a WD 8tb easystore or WD 8tb elements. It's more of a hassle to pull the drives out of the enclosures and you would have to put them back in the enclosure for any warranty replacements, but they tend to be significantly cheaper. You can't go smaller than 8TB for the WD external drives though since you end up with SMR drives in that case (16tb in the case of Seagate). In terms of the boot drive, FreeNAS only boots off the drive and loads fully into memory -- so even a cheap 16gb flash drive is more than good
  6. @Dedayog @TVwazhere Any thoughts on the Antec P101? It seems to have generally good reviews, but I haven't been able to spot a good picture of the caddies indicating if they have any anti-vibration. I can get it for $30 less than an R5.
  7. I don’t disagree, but the Source 210 I already have is honestly “good enough”, it was just a thought that it might make sense to spend $70 or something on a nicer case as opposed to “wasting” $20 on grommets. At $120-170, it’s not really worthwhile. Unfortunately that’s what i figured.
  8. Anything cheaper around worth considering? The R5 was what I was looking at originally, but it’s a bit much to mainly just avoid spending $20 on rubber grommets. @Dedayog @TVwazhere
  9. I’m doing some NAS upgrades and want to either get some rubber HDD mounts or a new case with them built into the bays themselves. I’m currently using a source 210. Cheaper is better — the main reason I’m considering a new case is that if I’m already going to be paying for some anti vibration mounting hardware then maybe it makes sense to pay more to get a case with it built in that is also easier to work with (eg drive sleds).
  10. I don't think I'd bother with 6tb drives. It seems like too small of a bump and likely not "future proof" enough to account for when/if I ultimately update the rest of the array. 8TB would be my minimum and even then I've considered that if/when I decide to add the remaining drives to complete an actual z2 array that 8tb drives might seem like a silly option. Then again, paying a premium now for the off chance in the future is a bit more silly (especially since I had the same thought with these 4tb drives).
  11. It's not a compatibility issue that would concern me with mixing drives but rather the age of the mix. Namely that half the array would be significantly older with a significant number of running hours (40k~/drive). So, I'd be spending a decent chunk of money on low capacity drives solely because I have existing low capacity drives to pair with.
  12. I would of course prefer a z2 array with approximately 24-30TB usable, but $$ and all that good stuff. Adding four 4TB drives onto my existing four 4TB drives could in theory get me to the lower end of that threshold while also not being too cost prohibitive, but I'd be mixing onto four 4tb drives that are 5 years old and also still only being at the lower end of my target capacity while costing more than double what a single 8tb would cost and tying me into smaller capacity drives. I also looked a bit more (and past my slight bias towards WD since I have Reds already) and have a f
  13. I'm looking to expand my current FreeNAS setup (currently 3 4TB Reds and 1 HGST5K40001). They're currently not in any form of RAID, which I know isn't ideal, but the most critical data is backed up elsewhere as well. I'm leaning towards adding an 8/10/12TB WD Red and don't really foresee myself buying 4 additional 4TB drives to switch to a Z2 configuration (with an additional 8TB of storage). Regarding the single 8/12TB drive route, I was wondering if there are any current reliability benefits to one over the other (I remember long ago that drives with 1.5TB platters tended to be less reliable
  14. Verizon has also been planning on shutting down their older networks for years (last I checked it was scheduled for Dec 2020). It’s not really a handicap when it applies to all (relevant) carriers.