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    testing topic

    Welcome to Sound Rooms!
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    Desoldering Tool Karma

    Great Karma! Not in.
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    Happy Birthday Sk1Bum!!!!

    Happy Birthday! (I fixed the age thing).
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    What are you listening to?

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    Blast from the past: posted 11/16/2009 on CS!
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    RAID anyone ??

    All of my storage units have email notifications, so monitoring shouldn't be a problem as long as you get a unit that offers that. It comes down to storage versus fail tolerance and what you're willing to do. If all your stuff needs RAID5 capacity, your backup has to be just as robust. Hence, so many RAID failures I've delt with because it was relied upon solely. There's much to consider in all these weeds.
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    RAID anyone ??

    @Brian_at_HHH I'm sorry! And @AndrewJohn... RAID 5 is a bad memory for me...the only thing personal is that it affected my personal life more than once! RAID 6 was my savior for mass video storage. We're talking 76TB, 84TB, 124TB pools of data, and some were clostered in groups of servers that had automatic fail-over and such. Thank God most if that was RAID 6. I guess it's one of the preference things of tech - once something causes such pain and suffering you just can't trust it anymore. @Packratt That's a cool idea. Windows 2008 is very complex, so don't feel bad. I hope you guys can fix it though. I'm available for some tips as well.
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    RAID anyone ??

    The hardware determines what RAIDs it will support. The specs on anything you buy should detail what it supports. Typically, if it supports RAID 5, it will also do RAID 1 and 0. Remember too that you can allot drives into different arrays. Take for instance the 5 drive NAS. You could dedicate 3 of those drives to RAID 5, and 2 of the others to RAID 1 (mirror). You can also create virtual drives. That is, you can allot storage space on the RAID 5 array into different virtual disks, so if you wanted say, drive A to be for pictures, and drive B to be for music, you can give your pics say 8TB and your music say 2TB. They are both on the same physical RAID array, but PCs will see Drive A (my pics) and Drive B (my music) on the network. The Synology you specified supports all the RAIDs we mentioned, so no worries. Synology DS1515+ I will never recommend RAID 5 ever again. I have seen too many RAID 5 arrays get fucked. With RAID 6 now, and HUGE drives available nowadays, it makes little sense to use RAID 5 anymore. Keep in mind that typically when a drive goes down, the drives are near or at their end of life. Even after you replace the bad drive, you have to wait for the array to rebuild itself (which could take many hours, or even days). The bigger the single drives, the longer the rebuild takes. If another drive goes down during the rebuild, it's goodbye data. RAID 6 can handle another drive failing, even during rebuild. You sacrifice some storage, but you greatly increase fault tolerance. Notice too that both RAID 1 and RAID 5 have the same fault tolerance - 1 drive. The ONLY reason to go with RAID 5 or 6 is if you need a shitload of storage in one place. Mirror is the best RAID for storage of critical data (RAID 1 or 10). Most commercial servers use RAID 10 for websites like this. There is no rebuild time - you just replace the bad drive and it's rebuilt in minutes. Even better, like what I use, is RAID 1 on a file share backup. My share on a different physical NAS has the same data as my RAID 1 on my PC. My fault tolerance is effectively 2 drives, and no fuss with RAID 5 crap.
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    RAID anyone ??

    RAID 5 or 6 can use odd number of drives no problem. 3TB drives in RAID 5 means you have 12TB of storage with 5 drives. Upgrade all drives at once because any drive you add will be treated as the same capacity as the array drives (as long as it is larger). You should always use the same capacity and drive speed for drives in an array - always.
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    RAID anyone ??

    Lest we forget what Photobucket did to millions of people. That's the big problem with Cloud Storage - you are basically slave to the corporate engine.
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    Sort By Options in Featured Systems

    If you go to 'Edit Album', you can change the default sort order.
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    RAID anyone ??

    @Daddyjt NAS storage systems look like another drive on your PC, and if they have technology like DNLA, they look like media servers to modern receivers and/or DACs. You can control who has access to the files, set up virtual directories so people with cell phones can stream from folders you make 'public' on your wi-fi (provided they have the passwords!) and all kinds of cool stuff. I'm with AJ - local cloud storage is what everybody should be doing. Should be a technology goal for every household, like having your own washer and dryer. Corporate Cloud storage is like a laundromat for your personal information.
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    RAID anyone ??

    RAID = Redundant array of independent Disks. RAID is a standard for mass storage. Basically, it is this: 1 Hard drive - you store data and its all cool. Hard drives of all sorts have failure rates. If the HD breaks, you lose all your data. So how can we protect data using regular disk drives? Make them into arrays. RAID 0 - Computer writes to two drives as if it were one drive. Data is written in such a way to make it fast to read and to write. This is a read/write efficiency RAID. If either of the drives fails, you lose all your data. RAID 1 - Computer writes data on one drive and copies it to another (a mirror). Both drives have the same data. If one drive fails, the other drive has the same data, so data is saved. RAID 5 - Computer requires at least 3 drives. It will write data across all three drives in such a way that if any one of the drives fails, no data is lost. Replace the bad drive and the array will rebuild it so that it operates across all 3 disks again. Primarily designed for mass storage that is closely monitored. The total storage is effectively the total drives minus 1 (so if you have 3 2TB drives in RAID 5, you have 4TB of storage total). RAID 6 - Computer requires at least 4 drives. It will write data to all 4 disks in such a way that if even 2 drives completely fail, no data is lost. So if you have 10 2TB disks in RAID 6, you'll have about 16TB of storage and up to 2 disks can fail completely, and you lose no data. If you lose 3 before replacing the bad ones, you lose everything (just like RAID 5, only it can handle only one drive failure). RAID 10 (1+0) - This is a combination of RAID 1 and RAID 0 - at least 4 drives are used such that one pair is written to for read/write speed and the other pair is an exact mirror. Everything else they're talking about is geek speak about what brands to use. Meh.