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LinuxSmiley Happy I found a lovely little universal driver that always keeps the green drives at idle(not as efficient but still lower powered) hopefully prevent anything going wrong:/

That's a rather interesting concept so your essentially using the faster drives as a buffer before the data is written to a slower (presumably) more stable drive? Best of both worlds Smiley Happy

I won't be doing a huge amount of data storage I currently have around 25gb of spreadsheets consisting of customer data/ pat testing stuff. But that's all backed up separately on a system not connected to the Internet. Cisco firewall or not I can't afford for the data to get into someone else's hands.

I probably will end up dual booting in the future, for now its just aiming at a number cruncher Smiley Happy once it's too old for number crunching it will probally be classed as a adequate gaming computer.(**bleep** moores law haha)

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My ZFS array is the paranoia safety aspect - the smaller one is set for speed so no big loss if something happens. Currently running with 12x 1TB on the main array but with the ZFS level I used, the actual capacity is half of that and can lose something like 3 drives without losing data. Two drives are on active standby too. Paranoid, me? Lets just say I've had a very close encounter with losing close to 5TB. Twice. Smiley Embarassed

 

Personally I run linux on a Virtual Machine under Solaris due to ZFS not working to the same level. Pity some of the software only runs on Linux so its a compromise. Its fun making it all work though even with windows. 

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Wow, what sort of data are you storing? (If your allowed to tell me)

I really respect the amount of back up solutions you have going thereSmiley Happy hope for the best plan for the worstSmiley Happy

I was considering building a blade useing mainly GPUs but figured they be next to useless 2 years down the line. So I'm going with a dual use type of setup 2* i7 3930k and maybe 4 7970 should have a considerable amount of grunt to them for a year or two then will be a more than acceptable gaming machineSmiley Happy

Much more price realistic than running a couple of zeons haha.
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You can always get a good curry in bradford liquid if you decide to visit ccl Smiley Happy

If you're not too fussed about the surroundings try the Karachi in Neal Street for a really authentic curry.

 

It's near the skating rink.

 

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Should see where I live haha I'm not fussed about the surroundingsSmiley Happy

I've got some travelling to planSmiley Happy
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It's still going strong karachi even after all these years perksie Smiley Happy
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Wow, what sort of data are you storing? (If your allowed to tell me)

I really respect the amount of back up solutions you have going thereSmiley Happy hope for the best plan for the worstSmiley Happy

I was considering building a blade useing mainly GPUs but figured they be next to useless 2 years down the line. So I'm going with a dual use type of setup 2* i7 3930k and maybe 4 7970 should have a considerable amount of grunt to them for a year or two then will be a more than acceptable gaming machineSmiley Happy

Much more price realistic than running a couple of zeons haha.

Nothing complex since its just all my DVD's saved to ISO and my CD collection so far. Next up is video and photos. One day, it will be timeshifting TV followed by that convert vinyl-to-disk project that's currently at year 12 of starting!

 

I take the view that once I have the originals archived onto disk as-is, then I can choose any format I want to rip it to. Yep, its big but another project I have going is automating the conversion process. Which I might add was highly successful in ripping over 540 DVD's with 3 to sort out due to an actual DVD error. 

 

It's at that point you realise that a dual core is a bit slow but the underlying aim was a cool, quiet system hence I used a mobile cpu as a compromise. Started experimenting with parallel processing across multiple computers before realising that 

 

a) I don't have the space

b) what on earth do I need more computers for!

 

I would have gone for xeons myself but the price is a bit prohibative till you start looking at ex-corporate servers over 3 years old. Bargain time, relatively speaking! On the downside, space heat and noise are a bit of an issue so tempting as they are, it had to be a no. I'm one for re-using slightly older tech though.

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That's brilliant was it custom built automation? Do you have pictures?

Agreed if I can find good bargains on old powerful tech I'm happy to use itSmiley Happy I'm quite the avid overclocker.

Thankfully by using watercooling and a fan controller I have little to no noise at all.

Always need more computersSmiley Happy
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I don't do pretty displays, just pretty shell scripts* with little output to screen Smiley LOL 

 

I've always wanted to do watercooling but cost wise, its not effective for me as I don't use powerful components. 

 

* in my own eyes

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Ooo when I read automation I had images of a Rube Goldberg style machine popping the disks in haha.

You can definatly do watercooling on the cheapSmiley Happy my first design was based heavily on aqarium gear haha.

The fact you can write scripts puts you light years ahead of meSmiley Happy
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