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August 4th, 2006


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04:24 pm
[geek]
So i just embarked on a mission that I've had brewing for some time: Building a large NAS RAID for the apartment.
whee!
My boss handed me an old Quantum Snap server with some crap 30gb drives in it, and said "here, make this disappear." So after some research, i went to newegg and bought 4 hard drives at the best price/GB ratio I could find, which will go in a lovely RAID 5 setup to grant us about 450GB of fault-tolerant network storage space.
aka. plenty of room to grow, rip all our CDs into a lossless format, possibly rip some DVDs and stream them, etc.

I can't tell you how excited I am. You'd just laugh at me.
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Oh, and remind me to tell you about the time that the president of my company accused me of taking a joyride in her brand-new Lexus. That one's a hoot.
mood: amusedamused

(8 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:kivrin
Date:August 4th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Dude, I did not understand one word of that, but it seems to be good stuff, so I will say YAY. :D
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 4th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
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*bounces up and down excitedly*
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From:jjjiii
Date:August 4th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
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I've been wanting to do that for a while, too, but have been holding off until I can afford a TB in RAID5.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 4th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
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I'm going with 4x 160gb in RAID5. Should give me almost 450gb formatted. ^_^
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:August 4th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)
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You are the geekiest geek that ever geeked.

Having said that, I started out reading preparing to comment, "Why on EARTH do you need a RAID for your apartment?!" But by the time I got to the end I was all, "That's so cool! I totally want that! Or at least I wish I lived next door and could be on your network." ::sigh::

One of us should buy a two-family house and rent the second apartment to the other one. Or we could buy two condos in the same house. And then we could share cable and intarweb and RAID arrays, and generally pretend we live on a sitcom.
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From:rainbow_spork
Date:August 6th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
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OH MY GOD THAT'S THE BEST IDEA EVER!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:August 6th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
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That'd be RAID1.
duh.
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From:wanderyng1
Date:August 5th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
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Now all you need is multiple servers working as a cluster :)
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