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They are made to fit, but not all BIOS support it in every slot with the x16 slot being the most likely to be unsupported from what I've read. Never did any testing on this personally though.
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They are made to fit, but not all BIOS support it in every slot with the x16 slot being the most likely to be unsupported from what I've read. Never did any testing on this personally though.
do you know if seagate drives hove probublems running 24/7 there site says run for 8 hours a day 5 days a week. is it still safe to run it 24/7
post #13 of 18
As I said, I almost exclusively run WD hard drives so I'm not much of a connoisseur of how other brands behave.
I've run pretty much every type of consumer WD drive 24/7 most of the time since I almost never shut down any of my computers and I've had one blue drive die prematurely(2-3 months after the warranty expired) and maybe one other die after many years(4-5+).

Since seagate bought maxtor and I have had almost every single maxtor drive I bought die on me(using them the same way as the WD ones), I wouldn't recommend it. They will last maybe a couple of years and die and it will probably be worse in a server environment.
They could of course be much better now(or worse, who knows, certainly not me) since they've been bought since 2006, but you won't see me buy one of those.
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As I said, I almost exclusively run WD hard drives so I'm not much of a connoisseur of how other brands behave.
I've run pretty much every type of consumer WD drive 24/7 most of the time since I almost never shut down any of my computers and I've had one blue drive die prematurely(2-3 months after the warranty expired) and maybe one other die after many years(4-5+).

Since seagate bought maxtor and I have had almost every single maxtor drive I bought die on me(using them the same way as the WD ones), I wouldn't recommend it. They will last maybe a couple of years and die and it will probably be worse in a server environment.
They could of course be much better now(or worse, who knows, certainly not me) since they've been bought since 2006, but you won't see me buy one of those.
Do you know if I can turn off sleep on wd drives to make them run at max rpm all the time?
post #15 of 18
There's usually an OS level function to do that for any hdd. They could of course also have firmware level power saving features that could override those, but you'll have to read about the exact model you're thinking on buying to know for sure since they all have different features.

Get the right drive for your tasks like a black, red or enterprise drive and they'll be geared toward performance so they probably won't have energy saving features(or they at least won't impact performance that much) built in them like the green drives do.
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There's usually an OS level function to do that for any hdd. They could of course also have firmware level power saving features that could override those, but you'll have to read about the exact model you're thinking on buying to know for sure since they all have different features.

Get the right drive for your tasks like a black, red or enterprise drive and they'll be geared toward performance so they probably won't have energy saving features(or they at least won't impact performance that much) built in them like the green drives do.
Do you know any cheap 10gbit nics and switchs and is there anything I should know hoping to go 10gbit soon.
post #17 of 18
I do not and I doubt cheap ones exist yet since they're not that widespread. You'll have better luck bonding multiple gigabit nics together if you want faster speeds.

You wouldn't be able to use it all anyway since the hard drives aren't fast enough. 3 or 4 gigabit nics together would most likely be plenty, depending on what kind of RAID you're thinking of using.
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post #18 of 18
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I do not and I doubt cheap ones exist yet since they're not that widespread. You'll have better luck bonding multiple gigabit nics together if you want faster speeds.

You wouldn't be able to use it all anyway since the hard drives aren't fast enough. 3 or 4 gigabit nics together would most likely be plenty, depending on what kind of RAID you're thinking of using.
i changed my mind im getting http://www2.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_1086_210_212&item_id=042242 today and i will run raid 6 or maybe 5.
You need to look at this > http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1310560&CatId=4357
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