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by Monkeh16
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

It has nothing to do with speed, it has to do with having a usable driver for the two extra ports.

The flash is safe and entirely reversible (if it fails so badly you can't reflash it, how the hell are they going to find out you've flashed it?).
by Monkeh16
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

I was hoping they had a fix for the eSATA hotpluging issue I hadn't had an opportunity to test issue with a slightly different chipset. If it's the same BIOS and not just ones with the same user-configurable options, I guess I shouldn't waste my time testing that. If nothing else the PSU is also no...
by Monkeh16
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

If you'll look closer they all say 'RS780 Host Bridge Alternate', which was the incorrect name given to 1022:9601. If you check the lspci output above, you'll see 1022:9601 as RS880. Hint: The name is stored in a regularly incorrect and regularly updated text file. So I suppose you were in a way cor...
by Monkeh16
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

HFat wrote:
DanaG wrote:RS880
It used to say RS780 instead.
Nah it didn't.

There's no difference except the CPU.
by Monkeh16
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Micro Fusion 350 HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 12038

Re: Antec Micro Fusion 350 HTPC

cyberspyder wrote:You could clip the Minja and clamp/solder the heatpipes shut, but that'd be risky.

Brendan
The heatpipes won't work if you open them. They are not at atmospheric pressure inside.
by Monkeh16
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13046

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Hey guys, a little reality check: It is only foam . A utility knife with a fresh blade can be used to easily cut away a portion of the foam that interferes with the heatsink. With this little mod, there's hardly a heatsink the case would not fit, and the impact on noise would be a big fat zero. But...
by Monkeh16
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13046

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

Everyone actually does there are zero slient aftermarket coolers that will accept 120mm fan that are below 158mm in height. What do you call a Scythe Ninja then? You could also fit something like a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 into this case easily. Or an HR-01. Xigmatek HDT-S1283 159mm tall Thermalright HR-...
by Monkeh16
Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13046

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

johnniecache7 wrote:Everyone actually does there are zero slient aftermarket coolers that will accept 120mm fan that are below 158mm in height.
What do you call a Scythe Ninja then?

You could also fit something like a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 into this case easily. Or an HR-01.
by Monkeh16
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13046

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

I notice that there's no way out for the USB 3.0 cable without taking it across the motherboard. Why can't they just cut a small slot out above the fan?
by Monkeh16
Sat May 07, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

http://munin-monitoring.org/ Bleh. The standard package installs fine but for some reason it won't recognise any additional plugins that I add into the plugins folder. And of course HDD temps aren't monitored by default. Darn darn darn... The configuration is fairly simple: astriaporta munin # cat ...
by Monkeh16
Thu May 05, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

How did you produce that graph? I'd love to have some sort of automated service keeping track of the HDD temps for me so that I didn't have to run a script myself... http://munin-monitoring.org/ Thanks very much for that - will try installing it tomorrow morning. I would hope your distro has a pack...
by Monkeh16
Thu May 05, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

Jim G wrote:How did you produce that graph? I'd love to have some sort of automated service keeping track of the HDD temps for me so that I didn't have to run a script myself...
http://munin-monitoring.org/
by Monkeh16
Tue May 03, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

- The drives are not in the main, large compartment but in a confined one - There are 2 rows of drives very close to one another, not a single column... Irrelevant. - The available airflow routes for the hot air to escape are severely limited: I don't believe this to be a significant issue. It is n...
by Monkeh16
Tue May 03, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

And I am attempting to make the point that the cooling capacity of this case must be exceedingly dire to be unable to cope with cooling HDDs sufficiently in normal operating conditions. So long as there are no major leaks of air along the way, even at 600RPM, I cannot see a 120x120x25mm fan being un...
by Monkeh16
Tue May 03, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

I believe I know what you are talking about, the Google hdd failure test published some time ago (and discussed here in the forums), but it would be wrong to say that "hotter is better than cooler"...it depends on the temperature range really... Here in Greece a set of poorly cooled hdds, even Gree...
by Monkeh16
Tue May 03, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

Modern HDDs require relatively little cooling, and statistics show a higher failure rate for overly cooled drives.
by Monkeh16
Sun May 01, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24040

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

Jim G wrote:Also... can anyone shed light on why the front is perforated in this pattern?
I recall seeing models with a fan controller, placed in that corner of the panel. I suspect it's there to prevent cables getting snagged.
by Monkeh16
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: More HDD Consolidations
Replies: 25
Views: 16354

Re: More HDD Consolidations

The Seagate-Samsung arrangement benefits Seagate, however, in that it assures Seagate a steady supply of flash memory for use as the company expands its SSD and hybrid drives ... Hopefully they will get on the stick and move into the future instead of hanging on to their past. I'd rather they backt...
by Monkeh16
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: More HDD Consolidations
Replies: 25
Views: 16354

Re: More HDD Consolidations

There goes another brand down the drain of the only HDD manufacturer who has to advertise firmware updates..
by Monkeh16
Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

Does the BIOS allow booting off USB? Thanks for the excellent review, Mike. This is a tempting home server, but I'm still balancing out the lack of RAID5 with the configurable RAM and more powerful CPU of a NAS... If you don't use a crippled OS like Windows, you can have RAID-5. And 6 or 10 (or tru...
by Monkeh16
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 207572

Re: HP MicroServer

Does the BIOS allow booting off USB? Thanks for the excellent review, Mike. This is a tempting home server, but I'm still balancing out the lack of RAID5 with the configurable RAM and more powerful CPU of a NAS... If you don't use a crippled OS like Windows, you can have RAID-5. And 6 or 10 (or true...
by Monkeh16
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Facebook's Open-Source's its Server Hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Re: Facebook's Open-Source's its Server Hardware

I don't see anything new or radical, just some old (and sensible) ideas finally implemented.

The chassis has a lot of wasted space for most applications..
by Monkeh16
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why did itanium fail?
Replies: 31
Views: 9494

Re: why did itanium fail?

Probably due to scalability. The off-die memory controller used by early Intel x86_64 implementations does not scale to multi-socket systems well at all. The K8 and especially K10 cores scale extremely well. Torvals refers to the "PAE crud". The other article refers to that as "a major kludge in th...
by Monkeh16
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Questions about HDMI
Replies: 15
Views: 2160

Re: Questions about HDMI

Well, I'm sure all that insulation will prove very useful when running your HDMI cables around 11kV uninsulated power lines! ;)
by Monkeh16
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why did itanium fail?
Replies: 31
Views: 9494

Re: why did itanium fail?

I haven't read the article, but Hammer was the codename for the K8 design. Which is the AMD64. Hence the early core names of Sledgehammer and Clawhammer. Intel use a slightly modified implementation, originally codenamed Yamhill. Yes. I noticed that after the fact. It still seems like Torvalds find...
by Monkeh16
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: why did itanium fail?
Replies: 31
Views: 9494

Re: why did itanium fail?

Intel already makes (and sells) many x86-64 I get the impression from the Torvalds article that there are two x86 64 bit implementations. Intel only makes a disabled version available on the market. The other, I think the article refers to as the Hammer, exists but you can't buy it. Apparently Torv...
by Monkeh16
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Questions about HDMI
Replies: 15
Views: 2160

Re: Questions about HDMI

The only major issue with HDMI is the weak connector. CEC is a bit annoying, though. The Windows implementation of audio, along with the likes of Realtek, ATI, nVidia, and Creative, is crap, but then, Windows has had an utterly laughable audio (.. actually, all APIs, ABIs, and driver) stack since da...
by Monkeh16
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB
Replies: 47
Views: 11660

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

Partition alignment has nothing whatsoever to do with readability of the data. Whether it's correctly aligned or not, automatically or otherwise, you will not have any issues accessing data on the drive.
by Monkeh16
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB
Replies: 47
Views: 11660

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

I understand Windows 7 and Windows XP read and write data to HDD in different ways. Since this seagate 2TB HDD will be used in an XP computer first, data would be written to it using XP method. Then when I shift the same HDD (with data) to a Win7 computer, data would be read using the Win 7 method....
by Monkeh16
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB
Replies: 47
Views: 11660

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

asdf85 wrote:I basically want to know whether I can still use this HDD (only for storing data, i.e. no OS installed) on a Windows 7 system, even though I had previously used this HDD (again -only for storing data, i.e. no OS installed) on a Win XP system.

Will all my data be lost?
Of course not.