Search found 514 matches

by Monkeh16
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Gigabit fibre NICs
Replies: 0
Views: 3165

FS: Gigabit fibre NICs

Not exactly the normal fare around here, but I'm trying to dispose of these to generate some funds, figured it can't hurt to advertise here. I have four PCI-E x4 cards and one PCI-X (will function in a normal PCI slot) card, dual ports, 1000BASE-SX, to get rid of. I'm looking for £25 each, or a reas...
by Monkeh16
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

@Monkeh16 - First off - I'm going to preface this whole post by saying that I have tried to use Linux on the desktop several times in the past 10 years, and every time I've been put off by one thing or another that was simply missing or did not work as well as Windows. Your attitude towards my post...
by Monkeh16
Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

One of Microsoft's strong points as a software developer has been the legacy support for customers. Every major operating system has a minimum support period of 7 years (XP was extended to 14 years for critical updates). Many businesses still run accounting or management software that's 16-bit. Eve...
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

Could the same loss of GPT partitions on a >2TB hard drive when used with Windows potentially happen if the motherboard had a UEFI BIOS also then? I'd hope it wouldn't but it would be useful to have a definitive answer either way. I don't see why not. The BIOS didn't do anything, so why would using...
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

" Support for large disks BIOS systems support disks that use the master boot record (MBR) partitioning scheme. This scheme is limited to a maximum disk size of roughly 2.2 terabytes and a maximum of 4 primary partitions. UEFI supports a more flexible partitioning scheme called GUID Partition Table...
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

Bugs or not, Windows or Linux, if you cut the power ANY system can take a serious damage. There's no denying that, but what he's been experiencing is not normal or in any way excusable. It's also not something you can fix while remaining on a closed system. The HP N40L Microserver doesn't have a UE...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

I fully admit Windows has tonnes of bugs. But we are specifically talking about data loss bugs. Sorry, but Linux "wins" in that department. I never even suggested Linux, merely 'not Windows'. And Linux, unlike pretty much any other OS, has active development on filesystems without serious financial...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

You haven't just implied, but outright said that this is somehow the fault of Windows. It has nothing to do with Windows. I never said it was the built in RAID functionality of Windows. I also never said I don't think Windows is a broken, unreliable, untrustworthy pile of crap. The point is that th...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

Uhm, you realise that nothing is done in the hardware except print some pretty lines on the screen and tell the Windows driver there's an array, right? It's pure software RAID. Performed by a closed driver with unpredictable behaviour on a single OS, with no guarantees of backward compatibility. Um...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what you get for using Windows and proprietary software RAID. Given that the RAID ever showed up in the BIOS means it has nothing to do with Windows software RAID. Uhm, you realise that nothing is done in the hardware except print some pretty lines on the screen a...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

WR304 wrote:I think it's something to do with the 3TB drives and using GPT partitions.
I think it's something to do with Windows.
Hopefully using the smaller 2TB drives, MBR partitions and no mirroring will work better.:)
Happy drive failures!
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

Then the mains power lead was accidentally unplugged whilst the server was running, as though there had been a power cut... You wouldn't think an unscheduled shutdown would be a big deal but when the server was rebooted it had lost the raid array in the BIOS, all the data drive shares had vanished ...
by Monkeh16
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 132783

Re: Silent Antec CHEAPly

tim851 wrote:This thread would have made Franz Kafka proud.
Careful, he might use his magic heatshrink to make your fans spin faster.
by Monkeh16
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?
Replies: 28
Views: 15643

Re: Lian Li PC-Q18: The Perfect Mini Server Case?

Are you sure the power connectors on the backplane aren't running two ports on each? Giving you the option of 4-pin Molex connectors or SATA connectors depending on your PSU.
by Monkeh16
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

You do not need an invoice. Just feed Seagate's site the serial number and they'll deal with it.
by Monkeh16
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

My Microserver boots fine with four 5400RPM drives, one 7200RPM 2.5" drive, and two extra SATA controllers.
by Monkeh16
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

colm wrote: I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission. You'd.. blame an overclock for malware? Sarcasm perhaps.! Andy It's hard to tell with a guy who honestly thinks his fan runs faster because he put heatshrink on the wires. He also for so...
by Monkeh16
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

Re: Hahaha! (Or, how to fail at making spyware) 56k warning

colm wrote:I'd blame the overclock for letting the software blip on by to bother falsefully without permission.
You'd.. blame an overclock for malware?
by Monkeh16
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

I'm not saying you're wrong but Microsoft is a serious business and it's not rocket science to get this right if the hardware is adequate. Am I a fanboy because I didn't say Mokeh16 was wrong before hearing her arguments? Or because I suggested that Windows doesn't work well on inadequate hardware?...
by Monkeh16
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

JLee wrote:ohnoes the linux fanboys are telling everyone that windows will corrupt your data!1!!11 save the data!! won't ANYONE PLZZZZZzzz thknk of the data!
And as usual the desperately ignorant come to proclaim us fanboys.
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

Abula wrote:Thanks for the info.

BTW what OS/Filesystem do you run?
Several. My storage is a fairly normal Linux box using ext4. Simplicity works.
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

Same here but I have no real Windows server. Why would you get corruption on that hardware? I'm not saying you're wrong but Microsoft is a serious business and it's not rocket science to get this right if the hardware is adequate. On any hardware. I've experienced random corruption on Windows on mu...
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

HFat wrote:Compared to the risk of drive failure, what do you figure are the chances of NTFS issues in this case?
I've had a lot more corrupt files thanks to Windows than I've had drive failures, I can tell you that much. And I go through a lot of drives.
by Monkeh16
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

HFat wrote:You don't need Windows to read NTFS.
Nope. But he's using Windows to write it, and that's the first step along a long road of corrupted pain.
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

I never suggested it was a backup. Merely a timesaving device for when your drives go kaput. Which they will. It seems insane to me to plan to use time to restore all that data when you have the money and physical space to remove the requirement to do so in 95% of cases. Then again, it's also insane...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

If a drive fails i only lose what was on that drive, WHS doesn't allocate information spread around, once it starts using a hdd it will continue using it until its full and then move on to next drive and so on, so if a drive fails here i will only re do all my ISOs that were located on the the fail...
by Monkeh16
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ServeMi, 23TB Server
Replies: 20
Views: 16269

Re: ServeMi, 23TB Server

You're really running that many drives without any form of redundancy?

Have fun when a drive fails.
by Monkeh16
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

If the flash didn't cause the failure But how do I know that? My problem with flashing an unsupported BIOS is that I don't know how to assess the risks. Maybe it's essentially zero but I don't know. They are essentially zero, yes. If the flash succeeds and the system boots normally, a BIOS modified...
by Monkeh16
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

You should never, ever touch the BIOS with a tool like that unless you're absolutely certain what you're doing with it.
by Monkeh16
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: HP MicroServer
Replies: 165
Views: 210753

Re: HP MicroServer

(if it fails so badly you can't reflash it, how the hell are they going to find out you've flashed it?). I don't think they'd care. But I don't think I'm supposed to do that and I don't think it would be honest to claim a warranty afterwards. Maybe I got the wrong impression... I'm not above being ...