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    testing topic

    Welcome to Sound Rooms!
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    testing topic

    It's a valid concern, but obviously Sound Rooms are not intended to distract from the Main forum. What they do is give some members the chance to start a focus group where like-minded like-interested can gab about, while not consuming the main forum with chatter. They can moderate it themselves as well, and carry on with their interest without having to deal with uninterested chatter. Another way to look at it is a place for things like CarverFest to live. Multiple topics can be created about the event, and even add dates to the Sound Room calendar and files and galleries all related to CarverFest. This also gives the coordinators of the Carverfest a place to set the agenda by having full moderation of the topics and membership, and create an atmosphere totally dedicated to their event.
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    What are you listening to?

    Please post links to album covers or artists. Please do not upload images. Thank you!
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    For Sale Image Gallery

    I've decided to try a different way for posting gear for sale. Using the Image Gallery, you can post an album of pictures and leave descriptions. Members can also leave comments or ask questions. I have included an image feed on the Main Page. What do you think?
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    testing topic

    The Recently Posted In is a start, and when there is a lot of activity, you can still miss things. The very best way to stay plugged in is to use the Activity Stream. You can create your own streams as well, even activity on Sound Rooms that you are a member of. That way, you won't miss new topics. I'm hesitant about feeding Sound Rooms into the Recently Posted In because then it kinda interferes with the greater forum activity.
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    For Sale Image Gallery

    Not for enablers.
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    For Sale Image Gallery

    The SOLD albums can be moved, edited, archived or deleted like any other topic. Yep - that's the idea!
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    testing topic

    You should follow content you are interested in. You can manage your followed content anytime in your profile. It's a super powerful feature of this website. Understood - that is what this test room is for! I'll make you a Leader so you can play with more of the tools.
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    testing topic

    When you enter the Room, you see the Activity Feed at the Home screen. You can click on one of the activity items to enter the room's forum (if it was a post), or you can go to the Room's Forum tab, in this case it is the 'blah blah' tab. Basically this is its own forum, it just displays a little different than the main one.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kingman!!!!!

    Happy Birthday my friend!
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    testing topic

    I don't understand what you mean by where to post? You are posting inside the room right now... This topic shows up in the Recently Posted feed, but that can be changed so that Sound Rooms don't do that.
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    Favorite Pictures

    Posted 2/27/2010:
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    testing topic

    That's because it is an 'open' Room - you can see its contents, but you have to join the Room before you can post. Yes.
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    testing topic

    Sound Rooms are clubs for members to join. It creates a place for members to dedicate to something - especially for vendors. They can be 'open', like this one, where any member can join and see it, or they can be 'closed' so that members have to be invited, or they can be private, so that members have to be invited and only members can see it. And of course there are 'public' sound rooms where anyone can see and participate.
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    Favorite Pictures

    Posted 1/29/2010:
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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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    Favorite Pictures

    Posted 11/16/2009:
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    What are you listening to?

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    Favorite Pictures

    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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