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@Magariz: Yes. Infinity is fiber optic.
@parityboy: The worse thing is that they go street by street enabling, but they try and hype you before they actually do anything.
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@Magariz: Yes. Infinity is fiber optic.
@parityboy: The worse thing is that they go street by street enabling, but they try and hype you before they actually do anything.

Yeah it isnt available for me. I am on base, but right outside they have it in town.
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So to carry on with the thread: could you tell me if unRAID is fine for what I want?
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So to carry on with the thread: could you tell me if unRAID is fine for what I want?

Are you interested in file storage over multiple disks that may or may not be the same size? That's all that unRAID is really, a file server. There are some addons though so you can expand the features a little.
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So to carry on with the thread: could you tell me if unRAID is fine for what I want?

Are you interested in file storage over multiple disks that may or may not be the same size? That's all that unRAID is really, a file server. There are some addons though so you can expand the features a little.
Not really, no.
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Not really, no.

Then WHS would probably be a better solution. It's a file server/remote access/pooled backup OS. It really does work great. If you end up going that route be sure to get 4GB of RAM, it uses a lot.
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I'm getting 8GB as it's so cheap. £26 eek.gif
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I'm getting 8GB as it's so cheap. £26 eek.gif

Don't get any more. I think the limit is 8GB for WHS 2011.
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I'm getting 8GB as it's so cheap. £26 eek.gif

Don't get any more. I think the limit is 8GB for WHS 2011.
16GB for ITX pricing is very steep here, so I wouldn't anyways.
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WD green drives can be fixed for Linux and RAID use with the WDTLER and WDIDLE utilities. You don't have to turn off the intellipark feature completely either if you don't want to, just set it to something really high like 1 or 2 hours.
This guy has no idea what he's talking about. Having two separate arrays for OS and storage has major benefits even today. For one, the system I/O load is separated from the database (or whatever data) I/O load. Second, you avoid unnecessary fragmentation of the file system, and creating partitions can reduce performance with high I/O (since partitions would be at opposite ends of the drive). Third, it's always a good idea to put database log files on a completely separate array. Log files are nothing but sequential writes, which will only get in the way of a database's performance. And lastly, backup and maintenance is much easier.
This.
But again, you can configure Blacks with WDTLER and WDIDLE as needed.
UnRAID is simple a network storage server. WHS is basically a full-blown WIndows OS, and you can install and configure many things on it besides storage. So it really depends on your usage.
i never once said it was imperfect solution but HUNDREDS of spice works users (mostly system admins) have supported raid 10 ans the new defacto standard and with the market moving more and more t word virtulization this makes even more sense...
though raid 5 with 2 hot spares isnt bad
and i meant intellipark not intellipower
and i DO know what im talking about and am not gonna be pushed around just because you used to be staff
third that article only covers a few scenarios so while yes io preformance will be reduced in many cases its benefits out way the performance drop your will experience on sas 10k or greater drives
fourth i didnt write that ...l Scott Alan Miller (or sam as hes know on spice works(a very reputable forum with deep roots in enterprize and buissness grade discussions)is a very reputable very qualified person to write such an article

and finally for the op

your going to have to pick between un raid and whs like broad band said they are different solutions to very different scenarios ...which one sound liek its what you need more?
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