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by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: LSI SAS9211-8i
Replies: 22
Views: 3278

Re: LSI SAS9211-8

Just did the same on FreeNAS 11.

Jumped on TR's finding of 4x4TB HGST for $400 a couple weeks ago. Now running a 6x4TB RAIDZ2 for ~15TB usable. R/W exceeds 1GbE links.

Install was stupid simple, as I bought a pre-flashed IT mode card. FreeNAS saw it immediately.

All in all, happy with the results.
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ageing drives, NAS, and Backup Strategy Rethink
Replies: 14
Views: 3424

Re: Ageing drives, NAS, and Backup Strategy Rethink

Personally, I enjoy the flexibility that a roll-your-own NAS provides (eg. FreeNAS, or the like), because it offers much more expandability options, performs media scrubs, takes snapshots, allows for installation of plugins (Plex, CouchPotato, etc.), and utilizes the ZFS file system (for FreeNAS, at...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Re: Drove a sports car for the first time! Amazing!

Every now and again, seemingly at just the right time, I read/see/hear things like this that make me realize that I need to re-evaluate the things I take for granted. I'm not wealthy, and work/have worked for everything I have - yet I do still recognize that I don't "want" for much, theref...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Please advise me the best file copying free software
Replies: 7
Views: 1855

Re: Please advise me the best file copying free software

Robocopy will work in this case. Plus, to use it, you don't need to install it as its already bundled with Windows. It is a command line tool only. However, I find it useful when copying large amounts of data, where any interruption could cause the copy to stop permanently until the user intervenes....
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do I just rage quit from Windows?
Replies: 61
Views: 6206

Re: Do I just rage quit from Windows?

Its been awhile since I've dabbled with Hiren's (to crack local user accounts), but would that not be an option on Win8?

EDIT: Nvm. prb123 beat me to it.
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: What are you guys folding with?
Replies: 47
Views: 17528

Re: What are you guys folding with?

Small update: Ended up getting rid of the two GTX 680's, in favor of two GTX 970's. Between the two 970's and the 3930k (@ 4.4Ghz), the system tends to return anywhere from 500 - 675k / day. The higher end of that spectrum is on Core 18 and Core A4 projects. Wattage draw from the wall is typically a...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home
Replies: 25
Views: 2187

Re: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home

Really? Surely most people can't consider that too much of a hindrance to deal with for a few days/behind a closed door/vacuum afterwards to turn up their nose at it?

I guess I just don't understand TR readers sometimes.
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Active Directory
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Active Directory

I may be incorrect, but companies like Solarwinds may offer some sort of trial/free-ware monitoring solution (think, E-mail alerts based on condition.) Shoot, Win Server may already have a similar functionality built in with "Performance Monitor", or the like. (I've only ever used third pa...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Active Directory
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Active Directory

IMHO, Creating AD on a Domain Controller is very easy. Edited for clarity: DCPROMO (if Win2008) / ("Add Role" if Win2012), create users, create security groups, assign users to security groups. Done (for the most part.) Where the complexity starts to come into play is with security group m...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home
Replies: 25
Views: 2187

Re: CPU tempereratures and Folding@Home

I agree with most others here (@ improving cooling). For reference: Under a Corsair H100i, my slightly over-volted, and 4.4Ghz OC'd 3930k usually stays within 65-70C (and occasionally into the low 70's) under F@H on Core A4 work units. IMHO, unless you're folding 24/7, removing the case's side panel...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for desktops?
Replies: 174
Views: 25874

Re: Is Skylake going to be a legitimately big deal for deskt

Tsk, tsk. *Shakes head* I would've thought the large majority of you guys would have known that non-reg. ECC memory can be used with the current i3's. Shame. (Only kidding.) But absolutely, for around ~$375, you can find a C22x series chipset board, an i3, and 8gb of ECC DDR3. Exactly what I did for...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Crashplan: Gerbil Backup Targets
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: Crashplan: Gerbil Backup Targets

Just wanted to keep you all in the loop in where I am with my progress towards my own new storage architecture. Obviously, I had initially planned on 6 (IIRC) 4TB spindles running FreeNAS under VirtualBox. I've since decided against virtualizing this instance, and instead putting it on a physical bo...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types
Replies: 68
Views: 11511

Re: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types

You guys will find it even more funny that my original post about the DVD playing had a simplier explanation than I could have ever thought. So the computer I built them is a SFF based machine in a Silverstone Sugo case. Its been mounted behind a 50" TV and the person who design and built the ...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Contemplating building a NAS, need some sage advice.
Replies: 22
Views: 4282

Re: Contemplating building a NAS, need some sage advice.

For maximum performance for reads + writes along with *good* resiliency: Six 2-way mirrors + 2 hot spares (24 TB usable, strategic failures of 8 drives possible). This is a step down in redundancy from option #1 but will be faster every time. I don't mean to sound like I'm nit-picking, but I'm stil...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 19137

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

BIF wrote:
There are x18 work units? Well float my boat!


Yep, and run like hot garbage on Maxwell currently.
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Crashplan: Gerbil Backup Targets
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: Crashplan: Gerbil Backup Targets

I like this idea. Very much so. However, and unfortunately, I do not have very much available storage capacity in my current, quite puny, 2.? TB RAID 5 array. The task of building something new, more suitable/reliable/redundant, has been on my "to-do" list for quite some time now. (That's ...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car question (lock cylinders/keys)
Replies: 18
Views: 2605

Re: Car question (lock cylinders/keys)

To me, this doesn't sound like simply an issue of a worn key. I suspect, being as old as the vehicle is, the cylinder's tumblers are likely worn as well. Wasn't sure if the ignition/door key cylinder tumblers were replaceable on those models (or Toyotas at all, for that matter.) I knew that Honda cy...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: TV's dead, looking for a replacmeent
Replies: 29
Views: 5703

Re: TV's dead, looking for a replacmeent

This: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN64F8500-64-Inch-1080p-Plasma/dp/B00BCPH3YS The f8500 is probably the last good plasma available. I've had one for 6 months NO Issues! /end thread I was wondering if someone was going to mention that display. (As I'm interested in it myself, as I'll be needing, ...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 19137

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Thing is, he's done what you both (above) have mentioned already. (Though, I not saying that it might not just happen to work for him this time, if he goes about it once again. Who knows.) Not that this helps any, but I recently had a very similar issue with one of my old 680's. Folding with 1x 680 ...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?
Replies: 23
Views: 19137

Re: Why is my GPU folding slot failing?

Could you share your folding log with us from a point-in-time when this is occurring? (Best when log verbosity is set to "5")

Additionally, what driver version is being used?
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: memory timing
Replies: 7
Views: 2489

Re: memory timing

JBI and Chrispy already implied this, but to elaborate in explicit terms: CHA/CHB refers to two DIMM channels (likely DIMM slots 1 & 2 for CHA, and slots 3 & 4 for CHB) CHC/CHD refers to the next two DIMM channels (likely DIMM slots 5 & 6 for CHA, and slots 7 & 8 for CHD) ^ Don't quo...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gaming Mouse
Replies: 18
Views: 2139

Re: Gaming Mouse

After looking at it, I like the idea of the G502. The base of it (the mating surface of the bottom of the mouse), is pretty large. So it should give a stable experience. (eg. No mouse "rolling" - which would lift the mouse sensor off the tracking surface.) In fact, its much larger at the b...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Gaming Mouse
Replies: 18
Views: 2139

Re: Gaming Mouse

While I haven't kept up to date with current mouse offerings as of late (which is probably due to the fact that I've been happy with the two that I've had for several years now), I've partial to the following two I currently own: Logitech G5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: New ram stick making system not boot[Solved]
Replies: 21
Views: 3384

Re: New ram stick making system not boot

I've noticed in the past that "Auto" settings still may not "auto"matically configure the BIOS to utilize a voltage, speed, and/or timing value that is compatible with a given stick(s) of memory. Resulting in a no-boot case. I'd recommend what was already recommended above. Expli...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?

BIF, I wouldn't be doing any CPU folding on this machine. For two reasons, PPD returns on CPUs for the F@H project are anemic to say the least (I *MAY* see a 40k PPD return from a 3930k @ 4.44GHz on 10 cores - just not worth it to me), and so I can keep CPU cycles free for file server / media server...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?

Thanks Pete.

Currently, the storage requirements necessitate four 3.5" drives, and will likely expand to six soon. I've seen Silverstone's recent DS380, and am partial to it - not that I need to go that small (obviously its a mITX chassis and wouldn't work with your suggestions.)
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Dual Purpose Folder + Media Device?

Gents (and Ladies), I know this is an odd combination (and may very well be the wrong idea all together), from my POV and understanding, a dual purpose folder/media server may suit my needs. The reason for even thinking of this idea, is that I've recently upgraded my 3930k/X79 machine with 2x GTX970...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Are 9 Partitions on a 500 GB HDD too many ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3264

Re: Are 9 Partitions on a 500 GB HDD too many ?

Yes, this is my OS drive. So I have OS in C: partition & data in various other partitions. So that data should be safe even if my OS gets infected right ? You brought up another excellent point & need your opinion on that. Here it is : One of my stock market application stores the price dat...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: What are you guys folding with?
Replies: 47
Views: 17528

Re: What are you guys folding with?

Could anyone elaborate on what exactly happened with BigAdv? I haven't been folding for the past calendar year, due to being out of the country... So I haven't paid much attention to the happenings in the F@H community. From what I'm gathering here, it sounds that the benefit of running a 4P system ...
by PainIs4ThaWeak1
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New guitar!
Replies: 20
Views: 2402

Re: New guitar!

Congrats. If thats what you like, who's to "knock" it? Never really got into the usual icons (Strat, Les Paul, Flying V, etc.) Seemed to have stuck with mostly Ibanez's, with the exception of an ESP/LTD F-200 ( http://www.chorder.com/electric-guitars/esp/ltd-f200-3010/ ), which I found use...
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