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Richard M.

Richard M.

Joined on 05/04/09

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Fix Restore redundancy

Rosewill RSV-S4-X - 4-Bay 3.5” Hot-Swappable SATA - eSATA Storage System - RAID 0 / 1 / 10 / 5 / 5 + Spare, Spanning & JBOD Enclosure - RAID Controller Card Bundle
Rosewill RSV-S4-X - 4-Bay 3.5” Hot-Swappable SATA - eSATA Storage System - RAID 0 / 1 / 10 / 5 / 5 + Spare, Spanning & JBOD Enclosure - RAID Controller Card Bundle

Pros: Good Deal

Cons: Every time I reboot my server it has to rebuild the array which takes anywhere from 20 to 48 hours.

Overall Review: Every time I reboot my server it has to rebuild the array which takes anywhere from 20 to 48 hours Restore redundancy are due to shutdown without flashing all write cache. I contacted tech@sansdigital.com for detail how to disable the write cache. The Answer: 1. Open regedit a. Click Start b. Select Run c. Type “regedit” in the open field d. Click OK 2. Goto a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet \Services \<DRIVER NAME> Driver name has the format: Si<controller id>r5 In my case, it was "SI3132r5". \ProblemDevices b. Right Click --> New --> String Value c. String Value Format: 40 byte Model Number string, 8 byte Firmware Revision string d. You can find this information in the: (Oh yeah, you need to get this information first) GOTO: Device Manager in Windows Explorer --> Computer: Right Click --> Manage Device Manager --> Storage controller --> Silicon Image SiI 3132 SoftRaid 5 Controller. "Device Info" TAB The drop down bo

Great Deal

ASUS VP278Q-X LCD/LED Monitor
ASUS VP278Q-X LCD/LED Monitor

Pros: Perfect, no issues. Came with three display cables: Display Port, HDMI, & VGA. I bought 2 monitors at 125.99 with a 15% coupon, = $226.78 total with free shipping. That's $113.38 each. What a bargain. Happy, Happy, Happy.

Cons: I wish Newegg would quit using FEDEX. They are the worst shipping company there is. Do not trust Fedex.

Great Deal

HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

Pros: This is a great deal, just when my old computer's MB died. Windows 7 Pro needs to be activated for those who think they got a unauthenticated OS. Read the instructions next time. Just enter "activate windows" in the run box, start program, activate online, and enter the product code from the side of the computer. It comes with a burner program, even though it has no burner. Not allot of blote ware. I added a x14 Blue-Ray burner for $45, from my old computer, 4 more gigs of memory, and a 2 terabyte HD, and an Alpha WiFi dongle to crack and skim WiFi. It has VM capability in the bio setup, so I run VMware and for bruting with Reaver. Runs two monitors with a display port to DVI converter. Internal speaker is fair to good. The case is quite modular with no tool mounting. Great for surfing, movies with VLC, and torrenting. All for $99.98. ;)

Cons: None really, wish it had USB 3.0. I tried PCI cards before and only got a 30 transfer rate, 10 better than USB 2.0. The CPU is not the best for converting video formats to disc images, very slow, but that was expected for the older CPU model. For the 775 socket, the CPU is not going to get much better.

Restore redundancy problem

SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR4M-B - 4 Bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) JBOD / RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 Enclosure
SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR4M-B - 4 Bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) JBOD / RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 5 Enclosure

Pros: Fairly good deal.

Cons: Restore redundancy problem. Complicated -1

Overall Review: Every time I reboot my server it has to rebuild the array which takes anywhere from 20 to 48 hours Restore redundancy are due to shutdown without flashing all write cache. I contacted tech@sansdigital.com for detail how to disable the write cache. The Answer: 1. Open regedit a. Click Start b. Select Run c. Type “regedit” in the open field d. Click OK 2. Goto a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet \Services \<DRIVER NAME> Driver name has the format: Si<controller id>r5 In my case, it was "SI3132r5". \ProblemDevices b. Right Click --> New --> String Value c. String Value Format: 40 byte Model Number string, 8 byte Firmware Revision string d. You can find this information in the: (Oh yeah, you need to get this information first) GOTO: Device Manager in Windows Explorer --> Computer: Right Click --> Manage Device Manager --> Storage controller --> Silicon Image SiI 3132 SoftRaid 5 Controller. "Device Info" TAB The drop down bo

Great Drive and Record

SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD154UI 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This is a great drive. I have purchase 5 over the last year and no problems so far (Knock Knock). I reviewed customer ratings before deciding on this drive, and boy did I call it right. Compare the review stats to Seagate 1.5 nightmare. Seagate won't even acknowledge they have a problem. Seagate is garbage, garbage and more garbage. That CEO at Seagate reminds me of George Bush, stick to the rhetoric, deny the obvious because it you admit the problems exist then you really have to deal with them. Besides were only screwing the average Joe while the upper crust (Dick Cheney) rake in the loot without a conscience or care in the world.

Cons: It was't half price, but what can you expect when their competition Seagate is making garbage.