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by Waco
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Nice! I keep my cold spares on the shelf, literally cold, just because I tend to prefer to swap out the drives in-place if something goes awry. I go a step further and build RAIDZ3s simply because drives are cheap. I even keep a cold backup on the shelf (on a 10 TB and 6 TB drive) just in case a few...
by Waco
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

I've got ten Hitachi desktop drives in my Plex box, ten 2TB of various sizes in my FreeNAS, and nice certified 15K 450s in my ESXi machine. All are about the same reliability. Only the warranty speed matters. That's why my Hitachi setup has a cold spare. On disk fail, replace with spare, begin resi...
by Waco
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4920

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

If returning to form means having a decent CPU offering against Intel while massively dropping the ball on the dGPUs and even more so on the HPC side, yeah. As an HPC guy, I'm pretty excited about EPYC. How so? I'm on the fence. Intel's per core performance is still better, and we're only doing a s...
by Waco
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4920

Re: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

strangerguy wrote:
If returning to form means having a decent CPU offering against Intel while massively dropping the ball on the dGPUs and even more so on the HPC side, yeah.


As an HPC guy, I'm pretty excited about EPYC.
by Waco
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1223

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Airmantharp wrote:
Waco wrote:
I really want/need the consumer version of this. :D


I'd take a GV102; I don't have any interest in GV100.

[and this *is* the consumer version of GV100 AFAICT...]

That's what I meant. I have no interest in the compute capabilities.
by Waco
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1223

Re: Nvidia Titan V

I really want/need the consumer version of this. :D
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10561

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

just brew it! wrote:
whm1974 is very good at insulting anyone whose thought processes don't work exactly like his. Which is pretty much everyone, I guess.

Thankfully. 8)
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: It's worked like that for years...
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Re: It's worked like that for years...

I consistently get complaints about our storage systems that range from "it worked just fine on the last system" to "you guys have no clue what you're doing, it works on my desktop!". This is in reference to large Lustre, MarFS, and GPFS installations. Generally a review of their...
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

just brew it! wrote:
Waco wrote:
My memory is failing me. :)

Better do an overnight run of Memtest86 then...

Checksum errors on old data. Dammit!
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

techguy wrote:
Many CIOs care about price first and all else second, in my experience.

Many CIOs are pretty bad at making decisions about storage technology. :)
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

My memory is failing me. :)
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

The TIM certainly makes a big difference in overall temps but you're fundamentally heat extraction limited by the surface area of the radiator/cooler you're using and the flow across it. EDIT: If you have a 3570K you don't really have TIM since it's soldered (semantics, yes it's still TIM, but not l...
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Toshiba and HGST drives are in the < 1% failure rate range, so even 3% looks not so great. Buy whatever drives you like, I'll stick to Toshiba and HGST. I'm not saying you shouldn't, I'm saying if you even remotely protect your data in a reasonable way the AFR doesn't matter at all when they're all...
by Waco
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

Yeah, about that... https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q3-2017/ I'm not sure what you thought you were posting, but that backs up my assertion. 2 Seagate drives on that list with failure rates > 10%. Zero from any other vendor. Yeah, with super low quantities and low confidence...
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

techguy wrote:

I'm not sure what you thought you were posting, but that backs up my assertion.
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: HDD's for file server
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: HDD's for file server

What kind of file server? What kind of workload? What kind of support? Is there a QVL for qualified drives?
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10561

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

whm1974 wrote:
I didn't say that the stereotypes apply to everyone, but I think that if we give an IQ test, people who watch WWE and Football will score lower then everybody else.

I think you need to reevaluate your world view.
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

That's the curse of all dense radiators like that - the fins are packed so tightly the only real way to get flow is specially designed fans in push/pull and moderate RPM.
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: AIO Liquid Cooling Fans Question

A 120mm water cooling system is going to be roughly comparable to a good 120mm tower heatsink. You can calculate fin area to be exact, but I believe you side-graded in terms of cooling surface area while increasing the required static pressure (since the fins are closer together on the H50).
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

As for actual reliability, I've had those 4TB drives in service for almost 2 years now with no failures of any kind. I'm beyond impressed with Toshiba. At this point I only recommend HGST and Toshiba when someone asks me for a storage recommendation. Seagate can pound sand for all I care and WD is ...
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?
Replies: 141
Views: 10561

Re: Help me understand, why is there a sport section?

Heiwashin wrote:
Mr Bill wrote:
"You really don't come up here to hunt... do you?"

That sums up every whm thread pretty well.

:P Perfect response.

Seriously, though, there are a lot of us "normies" that like/work in tech and also like to watch/play sports. GADZOOKS.
by Waco
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

End User wrote:
Ah. Those X300's aren't NAS drives so they are cheap.

NAS drives are overrated, IMO. Unless you're sticking them in something you intend to call support for (where the qualified drive list may get you into trouble if you deviate) I wouldn't spend the extra cash.
by Waco
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

The joys of product segmentation.
by Waco
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

DragonDaddyBear wrote:
https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/115002178853-Using-Hardware-Accelerated-Streaming

I guess I should pay more attention. I run Plex on BSD, so none of that stuff works. :P

On Windows it'd probably be pretty easy based on that link!
by Waco
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

My quad core Haswell Xeon can keep up for 1080p transcodes of x265...but if it's 4K, forget it. My use case will be pretty simple: all it needs to do is manage a single transcode at a time from a 1080p H.265 file to a main profile H.264 file at the same resolution and higher bitrate, streamed to a ...
by Waco
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?
Replies: 45
Views: 1280

Re: Over 100GB of cab_xxxx_xx files in C:\Windows\Temp -- WTF?

WinDirStat seems to reliably bypass odd permissions issues if you run it as an administrator. Awesome little tool.
by Waco
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: H.265 decode requirements with Plex
Replies: 50
Views: 3396

Re: H.265 decode requirements with Plex

My quad core Haswell Xeon can keep up for 1080p transcodes of x265...but if it's 4K, forget it.
by Waco
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 83
Views: 1862

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Two things about virtualizing macOS: 1.) It's not licensed on non-Apple hardware 2.) The lack of graphics acceleration kills the utility. I've done it in VMWare Fusion on my Mac Pro and it's awful. Then Windows in a VM, same difference. :) 1. I have a Mac Pro...so technically it would be on Apple h...
by Waco
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 83
Views: 1862

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I strongly dislike MacOS for many reasons...but I need to be able to run *real* Office applications. At least the terminal works as expected. :lol: Do you have the option to run W10? The Windows store installations of Ubuntu and the like will get you a bash shell, and you can pretty much install th...
by Waco
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 83
Views: 1862

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I strongly dislike MacOS for many reasons...but I need to be able to run *real* Office applications. At least the terminal works as expected. :lol:
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