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For the record, I made my comment when the only thing in yours was the coughing.
I can't type fast jumping between keys, so I edit a lot.
 
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You killed a board with AS5?

I wonder if it was your story I read about..

Questioning my memory atm..
 
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i always get a laugh when people are against AS5 due to its conductivity, they wont use it , since theres alternatives, but they have a custom loop, filled with what???

my point is, saying AS5 is dangerous is stating the obvious, anyone who thinks its safe to ingest AS5, or spread it around their motherboard, should also avoid misusing the following:

knives,
water
fists
horses
cups
pillows
rope
cars
poison
deadlier poison
fire
even bigger fire
electricity
large bites of food
ALL thermal paste
the list goes on

you can damage your property, or hurt yourself with anything, making everything safe , is an assumption that everyone is an idiot.
 
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You killed a board with AS5?

I wonder if it was your story I read about..

Questioning my memory atm..
Technically a gpu. I think it was a radeon 9700 Pro.

I smothered it.

is an assumption that everyone is an idiot.
Everyone is born an idiot. Just some of us grow out of it.
 

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Time to start shucking and get my new RAID5 array up and running.

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I wonder how many people will be triggered by running 12TB drives in RAID5.
 
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Because there are too many people here that say RAID5 with large drives should never be done.
Because the time to rebuild the parity would be too long, I take it? I mean, sure, if two or more drives in an array fail, you're screwed, I understand that, but it's highly unlikely (unless they get hit by lightning or they all fall to the floor at the same time, to name two unlikely but possible things that could happen).
 
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Because the time to rebuild the parity would be too long, I take it? I mean, sure, if two or more drives in an array fail, you're screwed, I understand that, but it's highly unlikely (unless they get hit by lightning or they all fall to the floor at
After one failure when other disks "replace" and perform tasks instead of the defective drive, that means they will deteriorate faster. And it is only a matter of time before the second drive will fail
Plus if the RAID is not monitored, and a drive failure not noticed or replaced. Well you get what I'm saying
But giving you should have a back up anyway
 
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After one failure when other disks "replace" and perform tasks instead of the defective drive, that means they will deteriorate faster. And it is only a matter of time before the second drive will fail
Plus if the RAID is not monitored, and a drive failure not noticed. Well you get what I'm saying
But giving you should have a back up anyway
Add to that when you source all your drives at the same time, when they reach the end of their lifetime, boom they all start dropping. That's a good surprise waiting in the future. Oh gonna replace a drive, another surprise...

With enough experience over time with RAID, you grow tired of these nonstop issues and caveats. I used to think I "needed" to have one big ass depository for data... but after years of it and do not care for counting the times the shit has gone down, do not wish it on anyone. And yea, I got over the "need" for a large drive, ten ft pole nowadays.
 
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I think you're confusing the S21 with the S21+. I didn't get the base S21 with the polycarbonate back. What I got has Gorilla Glass Victus on both sides of the aluminum frame. And, anyway, a 256 GB S20 FE was about $20 cheaper than what I paid for my S21+, so I'm not terribly bothered.
You're right, S21+ has glass back.
 

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Because the time to rebuild the parity would be too long, I take it? I mean, sure, if two or more drives in an array fail, you're screwed, I understand that, but it's highly unlikely (unless they get hit by lightning or they all fall to the floor at the same time, to name two unlikely but possible things that could happen).
Yep.
But giving you should have a back up anyway
This array is the backup. :D
 
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With enough experience over time with RAID, you grow tired of these nonstop issues and caveats. I used to think I "needed" to have one big ass depository for data... but after years of it and do not care for counting the times the shit has gone down, do not wish it on anyone. And yea, I got over the "need" for a large drive, ten ft pole nowadays.
I built a RAID6 over three years ago with FreeNAS ZFS. Running 24/7 not one issue, hasn't even shut down except for a few updates (knocks on wood)
 
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I built a RAID6 over three years ago with FreeNAS ZFS. Running 24/7 not one issue, hasn't even shut down except for a few updates (knocks on wood)
NAS products are not anywhere as bad as running a RAID card. They're pretty reliable as they insulate the owner from issues. However going on your own with a RAID card exposes you to a lot of issues. Though with hw, it is stupid fast. I'd be wary when you get to the 4-5 year mark on your drives or whatever their warranty end date is. Array'd drives from similar date of production tend to go within the same timeframe. When you start getting close start cycling new drives into the array.
 
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NAS products are not anywhere as bad as running a RAID card. They're pretty reliable as they insulate the owner from issues. However going on your own with a RAID card exposes you to a lot of issues. Though with hw, it is stupid fast. I'd be wary when you get to the 4-5 year mark on your drives or whatever their warranty end date is. Array'd drives from similar date of production tend to go within the same timeframe. When you start getting close start cycling new drives into the array.
My FreeNAS is a built system with a LSI RAID card in HBA mode. 5 - 6Tb drives and I've already got a few drives waiting to swap out later.
 
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My FreeNAS is a built system with a LSI RAID card in HBA mode. 5 - 6Tb drives and I've already got a few drives waiting to swap out later.
Like I wrote you're not using HW RAID, you're using it in HBA mode ala zfs. It's good that you are prepped for cycling drives.
 
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Running out of space on the SSDs I have and found a decent model for a good price. Will become my new boot drive.

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Edit: Well, I’m an idiot. Apparently my second M.2 slot only supports PCIe M.2 devices and not SATA M.2, so I’d have to leave my current 1TB WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 in the CPU connected slot for it be detected. That would force me to put this new drive in the slot limited to PCIe 2.0 x4 instead of 3.0 x4. Will that significantly hinder anything in terms of this being a boot drive?
The Pilot-E is a very good choice for a boot drive due to its high 4K performance. PCIe 2.0 x4 will limit its sequential speeds to just over 1 GB/s. But the random performance (which chiefly matters to the OS) should remain unaffected. That said, 2 TB is a lot of space to waste on a boot drive ;)
 
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The Pilot-E is a very good choice for a boot drive due to its high 4K performance. PCIe 2.0 x4 will limit its sequential speeds to just over 1 GB/s. But the random performance (which chiefly matters to the OS) should remain unaffected. That said, 2 TB is a lot of space to waste on a boot drive ;)
Yeah, I ran CrystalDiskInfo and noticed that not long after updating my post. I ended up picking up an M.2 add-in card for the SATA M.2 so I can put the Pilot-E in the proper M.2 slot. Yeah, 2TB is a lot for strictly a boot drive, and I certainly don't need NVME, but I'll also put games on it and if DirectStorage offers any tangible loading time benefits then I'll be able to leverage that a bit.
 

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Caught this on clearance at OD ($67). I'll see if I can re-partition for Windows as is, but will probably husk it for the drive :)

edit: it repartitioned like a champ, no fuss no muss, but I'll probably still husk it, since a couple of my server drives are starting to show some signs of age. Even if it's a WD Blue, $70 is a solid price, and I get a USB3 enclosure.

second edit: it's a WD Red, so now I've got a good 4Tb WD Red for about $25 less than Amazon, and a USB3/SATA powered interface. Works for me :) Will swap it to the server this weekend
 

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test it then i install lightroom, and it's kinda surprise me that lightroom runs pretty well on tv box, although when editing it's kinda slow.
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but i need to buy some fans since it runs pretty hot
 
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not a fan of how the heatsink is 4 inches longer than the PCB:shadedshu:

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