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  1. Thanks for the input. Looks like the Norco is the best choice and is cheapest as well. About these things in general, do they all have drive power and activity LEDs? From the pictures on newegg for the Norco it looks like it doesn't have any LEDs at all. Also, do they have a way of telling you about a dead drive and which drive it is? And regarding the fans, if I plugged the fan into the motherboard (or anywhere else besides the tray) is there a way to disable the fan fail alarm? If I get the Norco I will have to buy 4 sata cables separately. Although getting it all from newegg
  2. That's what I thought he was talking about. But why is it required for unRAID? I read elsewhere that this only affects windows XP and that Linux and every other modern OS is ready for the change. Is this just something particular to unRAID that the developer didn't account for? If so I hope there is an unRAID update to fix this soon. That backwards compatibility lowers performance and will probably require a reformat of the drive if it is changed later on.
  3. http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1894036 Good deal if anyone is interested. I just bought two.
  4. I'm looking at getting a 5 in 3 hot swap tray for my unraid. Anyone who has used these please post your experiences and any problems they may have. I have heard everything from "they keep the drives at 35 C" to "you can't use all 5 trays as the drives overheat" so I'm not sure. They are quite expensive so I want to get a good one. Here are the two I am currently looking at: iStarUSA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215176 Supermicro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121405&cm_re=supermicro_sata_hot-_-17-121-405-_-Product I'm
  5. Umm, care to explain yourself? What is the jumper for? I might be getting one of these soon and heard nothing about having to jumper it.
  6. heh queeg, your post has reassured my choice to stay away from Seagate drives. You talk about all the bad experiences that you have had with them yet say you will buy again. I choose to vote with my money. One question about warranty. Aren't they all 3 years now? I would love to find a drive that was 5 years. Maybe only high end ones are? Though you are talking about 1.5gig drives and that was a long long time ago so they might had been 5 years back then. In fact, I still have one Seagate drive around. A 250gig drive a friend gave me when he upgraded. It's in my unraid server at the momen
  7. What's wrong with the EARS drives? To my knowledge Linux is fully prepared to use 4k drives. Are they physically failing? I haven't heard anyone complaining about these drives failing. My only recommendation from personal experience is to NOT use Seagate or Maxtor drives. I never had a WD drive fail on me.
  8. Here is a comparison without the plugin installed and then with the plugin installed. Now it is apparent that the femur plugin enlarges the bottom bar.
  9. Did you guys ever try contacting ASUS? What did they say?
  10. Cool idea for a plugin. But it doesn't fit correctly in the bottom bar in firefox 3.6. It's a little too big and looks too crowded. Anyone still working on this? Or is there a better one out?
  11. Try with Google Chrome. Both Safari and Chrome use the same engine, if they both crash it's probably webkit and maybe something can be done to work around the problem in unRAID. If not, then it's just something wrong with safari. In that case just use a better browser. Safari isn't the greatest.
  12. Well, the other posts were actually good and informative. Most of the posts I see from BRiT around the forum though are usually very condescending, rude, and short ones that serve to purpose other than to attack others. Whatever dude, I probably shouldn't even bother responding to your posts considering the way you act.
  13. You COMPLETELY missed the point of my post. Besides, it would be nice to get a response from Lime Tech. No one else needs to respond to it as their responses don't mean anything.
  14. Wouldn't most of these non GPL compliance complaints be mitigated if all the source that is required was simply provided on the website? Why doesn't he just do that anyway? I can't see it breaking the bank to add a few download links. I think it would stop a lot of this discussion and accusing. I can fully understand people getting upset when even though Lime Technology is apparently complying with the GPL, they sure don't make it easy to find that out. I remember the outrage over the Linksys routers that pretty much completely stopped when Linksys provided their router source available for do
  15. Thanks Joe. So if I understand correctly, hitting restore will keep data on any existing disks that were not touched but any that were changed will be dumped and formatted as a new, empty disk. And it will dump parity and have to recalculate that from scratch. So it just gathers the disks that still have valid data and starts a new parity calculation for them? For example, I move all the disks to a new motherboard and in turn they end up on different ports. In this case, simply clicking restore would cause it to find them all and set up the array again? I hope I have it right now. Thanks
  16. Aww, I remember old 486 and pentium computers I used to have had those serial cables. Too bad you had to pay $7 for it but at least you found one.
  17. Newegg must have it wrong then. It doesn't list any serial port on newegg for his board. screwonbudnik20, once you get it connected, you will probably need run something like this to monitor the ups and take action when there is a problem. Regarding the usb to serial converter. You may need to load a driver for it, and the linux kernel seems to have A LOT of them. --- USB Serial Converter support ? ? ? ? -*- Functions for loading firmware
  18. Sorry prostuff1, I take back what I said about the wiki. With the exception of my complaints above everything else I have wondered about I was able to find in the wiki and it has helped a lot in understanding the way unraid works. My complaints above are about things that are not officially supported by unraid anyway. I set up my test machine with three drives and have been copying stuff over to them. I found it strange at first how it lists each drive as a seperate share but I guess it makes sense because the data is not striped across disks. On that note, if I had a disk that only has
  19. Alright, I got it working. I stuck a very small (4 gig) ide hard drive I had into a usb enclosure and installed unraid just like you would on any other usb drive. Then stuck it back into that computer and also plugged in the usb stick and it booted up perfectly. I'll mess around with this free version and see how I like it. So far so good. I do have a question about the parity drive. It does have to be the largest one right? What happens if I add an even larger drive to the array in the future? Will it move parity over to the correct one, will it even need to? Will I need to do anything s
  20. Thanks for the replies. Looks like the best option for me on this computer is to make a bootable cd image. That link to USB boot issues looked really good until I tried it. But when I clicked on "Create Bootable isolinux CD to replace flash" it just took me to a forum post with one single post from someone who said they created a bootable cd and it worked. Things must have changed because the way he said he did it doesn't work. mkisofs requires files that don't exist and there is no explanation of how to create them. I might have to drag a floppy drive out of the closet and hope I still have a
  21. I have been reading about this the last couple of days and am trying to figure out if this is what I want. What I am looking for is some way to turn my old hardware into something like what that drobo does. Basically: 1)allow 3 or more drives to be lumped into one large drive so all I have to do is copy things over to it and stuff ends up on whatever drive has space. At the moment I am using LVM in linux (same as JBoD) to do this and it works fine. But if a drive fails everything is gone. 2)Next thing I need is some sort of redundancy which LVM does not provide. I can't use normal raid bec