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  1. Thread: Server drives

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    Sorry but even WD is now publicly saying that RE2...

    Sorry but even WD is now publicly saying that RE2 can be used in non-RAID. I think I said early on I've used SE16 in Mac Pro, and in RAID. I've had some RE drives as both for over a year too.
  2. Thread: Server drives

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    What isn't new? Perpendicular isn't old and...

    What isn't new?

    Perpendicular isn't old and proven.

    Firmware has (to me) been an issue - with Seagate.

    Gurus sold Cheetahs for speed and scratch.

    Gurus haven was all about "who has...
  3. Thread: Vista

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    Troubleshoot Quicktime, iTunes Windows

    Removing iTunes, QuickTime,
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93698
    Also see this for tips about using QuickTime:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303706
    Buffer...
  4. Thread: Vista

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    Intel RAID issue w/ Quicktiime & iTunes

    There is a problem with RAID volumes and QuickTime Windows on Vista early on. As for what triggers it or not, hum... it's no fun if it affects you and your system.

    If you look in the Vista event...
  5. Thread: Sata Advice for PC?

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    To add one small piece, e is for shielded cables,...

    To add one small piece, e is for shielded cables, too.

    the best enclosure is one that isn't too loud, but you want to have decent built in fan and PSU and able to keep drives cool.

    Some...
  6. Thread: Server drives

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    IBM Storage. Cost twice what Control Data Corp...

    IBM Storage. Cost twice what Control Data Corp charges, and often CDC drivers used technology to get double the capacity out of same equipment.

    I'm not saying speed is king, even if it was. Or...
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    You haven't got David Pogue's "Missing Manual"...

    You haven't got David Pogue's "Missing Manual" but how about poking around in the place where you turned auto login off?

    Hint: It has nothing to do with permissions.
  8. Thread: Server drives

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    I was telling people Hitachi was no longer the...

    I was telling people Hitachi was no longer the deathstar company when they fixed their DSP chip.

    I didn't like the way Seagate misstated their performance numbers.

    You can always pull the...
  9. We had someone else who runs an office that...

    We had someone else who runs an office that shares Office Word and Excel docs with Windows. It can and does happen that files can be infected.

    Sure it isn't a malformed document first though.
    ...
  10. Thread: Server drives

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    No but they are the most common and popular drive...

    No but they are the most common and popular drive out there in Mac Pros. All those RAID controllers add a lot of unknowns but I would be surprised it was the WD RE2 that is really a problem.

    You...
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    G5s use the older APL format. But only SoftRAID...

    G5s use the older APL format. But only SoftRAID would let you specify something else (default for Intel is GUID)

    WD RE2 750GB is available
    Next: 2007 74GB Raptor 16MB cache
    Next would be the...
  12. Thread: Server drives

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    Read what TR ...

    Read what TR has to say about the new WD RE2 750.

    I don't of anyone compalining or having issues with their RE/RE2. Or SE16s.
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    Always best to have identical models. Why are you...

    Always best to have identical models. Why are you using the older units that had TCQ? rather than newer NCQ and 16MB cache? Raptors have always been slow on read.

    I have two Raptors (16MB cache)...
  14. Thread: MirrorAgent

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    Do you run a RAID mirror? SoftRAID? Not sure...

    Do you run a RAID mirror? SoftRAID?

    Not sure really, but that is my first guess.

    Activity Monitor process?
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    Leopard hardware requirement: G4/867

    Updated Leopard requirements to exclude 800MHz systems

    Apple has yet to officially announce the hardware requirements to run Leopard, due out in October, but had long stated in developer...
  16. Thread: Western Digital

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    WD Caviar RE2 750GB

    And the WD Caviar RE2 750GB is reviewed here -
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/13253

    Terabyte model is here:
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=336
  17. Thread: Security News

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    Personal rambling

    Why I am concerned about security, firewalls, etc.

    I saw one "drive by download" even as I was using OS X and a web site triggered an .exe file to my hard drive.
    Getting one pop-up I don't...
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    I had Rev A MT and I'm sure I never had two...

    I had Rev A MT and I'm sure I never had two drives on one bus and just had CD and one disk drive on their own.
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    It is ATA/33 18MB/sec but it does work. As...

    It is ATA/33 18MB/sec but it does work.

    As far as data corruption, I don't think so.
  20. Thread: eMac?

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    You can find good 20" LCDs for $300 easily. ...

    You can find good 20" LCDs for $300 easily.

    You've probably heard the phras, "penny wise and pound foolish"?

    People want a free lunch, too ;-)
  21. CDs have become worthless. They never have...

    CDs have become worthless.
    They never have current drivers.

    The best and sometimes only real way to get a G5 to clean nvram is from Open Firmware.

    So now it is up and running and solved!
  22. most 3rd party cards do need an extension to be...

    most 3rd party cards do need an extension to be installed in order to work.

    and G5, whenever installing or changing PCI controllers, you should reset nvram so that the device tree is properly...
  23. Thread: eMac?

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    Intel Mac Mini. Powerful. Can run Windows if...

    Intel Mac Mini.

    Powerful. Can run Windows if they want. Dual-core is nice. If they wait a month BootCamp will no longer be an "add on beta" and will come with:

    Leopard plus iLife and iWork...
  24. Thread: Browsers

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    Firefox 2.0.0.7 Quicktime patch

    Mozilla fixes Firefox-QuickTime bug

    Mozilla has plugged a security hole that let hackers take over PCs using Firefox and the QuickTime media plug-in. <noscript class="noscript-show">
    ...
  25. Thread: Browsers

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    Browser plug-in bugs

    Hackers milk massive increase in browser plug-in bugs

    Plug-in vulnerabilities triple in first half of '07, Symantec says

    September 17, 2007 (Computerworld) -- Hackers loosed a record number of...
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