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by lopgok
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 154038

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

It looks like a decent power supply. I appreciate the 5 year warranty. However, it measured as being quite noisy, which is bad. I would prefer a power supply that use a flow-through design like the older antec earthwatts. I have an antec p-180 case, and there air has to make a 90 degree turn, from f...
by lopgok
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 50023

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Just because I felt like it, I decided to scrub my raid array.
I am 50% done, and it has taken 100 minutes.
So 200 minutes to scrub a 8 drive 750gb array is pretty decent.
This is with my phenom II 3 core processor.
by lopgok
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 50023

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

I have an 8 drive raid-5 software array. When I built the array, it took roughly 4 or 5 hours to build. That was with a phenom II 3 core 2.6 or 2.8ghz processor. Build times of days might be possible with a *really* slow processor, but pretty much impossible with modern processors. I have all my per...
by lopgok
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="MikeC"]Is it worth moving to ECC RAM for this -- even tho this does not cover uncorrectable errors? [/quote] Actually, ECC will correct single bit uncorrectable errors. Chipkill will correct up to 4 bit uncorrectable errors. Of course, if you are getting uncorrectable errors it is time to R&...
by lopgok
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="HFat"]For the people claiming Intel does not support ECC on non-Xeon CPUs: please do your research and make sure you're not confusing "fully buffered" with ECC in general.[/quote] I know about buffering and ECC. Buffering reduces the load on the data lines, and is used when there are lots of...
by lopgok
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 50023

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Sorry, duplicate post, and no way to delete the post...
by lopgok
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

It is true that ECC ram isn't very expensive. I own 2 asus cur-dls mb's (dual pIII 933 with ecc), an intel sti-2 (dual pIII 1000 with ecc), an asus pc-dl (dual xeon 2.4 with ecc), asus ncch-dl (dual xeon 2.6 with ecc), and an intel pr-440fx (dual ppro 200 with ecc). Lately, for reasons that escape m...
by lopgok
Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="MikeC"] The scores of folks who use an old P3 for a home file server certainly aren't using ECC memory, neither are ANY commercial WHS boxes from HP, Asus, etc, nor any commercial NAS boxes, even the multi-drive bay models that cost >$1000. Are they all wrong? Have they all suffered data los...
by lopgok
Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

[quote="MikeC" Besides, RAID is protection only against a HDD failure. If there is a problem in the server that affects all the drives.... Same points apply to your comments about ECC.[/quote] So what is the excuse not to use ECC? It is a home fileserver? Do memory errors avoid the home? It isn't an...
by lopgok
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ECC Support (offshoot of Silent Server Build)
Replies: 62
Views: 30737

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Two points: 1) If you have a 6 drive array, you really should have raid-5. It is free with linux, and if windows doesn't support it, then that is a good reason to avoid it. 2) You really need ECC memory. Since the motherboards listed don't support ECC, it rules them out, despite them being small, qu...
by lopgok
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec CP-850: Unique PSU with Top Performance
Replies: 63
Views: 31222

Overall a great review. One thing I disagree with though is: "One thought is whether the extra wiring and soldering between the two PCBs could cause current losses or voltage drops, compared to single PCB designs. Certainly, resistance would be lower with one PCB. " If the circuit board is for trans...
by lopgok
Fri May 15, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 199179

I agree to test ICD7.