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To: goldworldnet who wrote (825)9/2/2019 7:26:19 PM
From: i-node
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I guess you could use a sufficient list of shares & drive mappings:

NET USE Z: \\PC\SHARE26

to see the effect. Or, allocate a number of vhds and map to them. But actual drives, that's something.

I do believe the spinning HD is dead, with SSDs dropping in price in the last few weeks. $100/TB seems to be the going rate up to 2TB. Soon, that will be extended to 4TB I am certain. I've got a stack of 500s and 1TBs over here. We just took a dozen 80s and 160s to the recycling center down the road.

I'm realizing I'll never have to buy another HD in my life. That's a really big day for me.

Given the first one I bought was 8MB and cost me $2500.

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To: i-node who wrote (826)9/2/2019 7:48:15 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Hard drives will be around a while still yet because of storage capacity.

For video editing I also use uncompressed AVI files for Virtual Dub.

Those files are very large and would beat a SSD to death.

SSDs however will satisfy most people's needs.

Best -- Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (827)9/2/2019 8:12:27 PM
From: i-node
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I don't know: I can't see any reason they couldn't create 20TB M.2 drives in the near term if they wanted to. We haven't put in a system with a spinning drive in it in at least two years, although we have put a few 128GB SSDs in the process (workstations in our setup just don't need more).

While I consider today's NAS market to be way overpriced, I'd really like to have about 20TB of SSD in one. I think there are bus problems preventing that with M.2, but you'd know more about that than I do.

The more recent servers we put in have been SSDs and they scream. I've been using mirroring with one or two hot spares. I have one that's been running for 3.5 years with that configuration which may be a record for one of our servers. And the hot spares have not yet been touched (although we did have a bad sector, the RAID marked it went on).

I guess we'll know in a year or two lol.

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To: i-node who wrote (828)9/2/2019 8:57:14 PM
From: goldworldnet
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Hard drives have data retention problems too, but transistors are increasingly sensitive to electromigration the smaller they get.

Electromigration

en.wikipedia.org

Josh

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To: goldworldnet who wrote (829)12/8/2019 7:57:24 PM
From: FUBHO
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This website guides you through installing OS X Catalina in virtual box. Make sure you install virtual box extensions as well. If you get stuck at shelll> on first boot type, install.nsh

There is a link for install in VMWare Workstation at the link too...

intoguide.com

BE CAREFUL ABOUT CLICKING ANYWHERE ON THE PAGE. IT OPENS UP AD SITES WHICH LOOK SHADY, LIKE THEY WANT YOU TO INSTALL MALWARE. JUST CLOSE AND IGNORE. THE ONLY THING YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD IS A ZIP OR RAR FILE WITH THE VMDK, VIRTUAL DISK IN IT. ANYTHING ELSE SHOULD BE DISCARDED.

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To: FUBHO who wrote (830)12/8/2019 9:01:54 PM
From: FUBHO
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OS X under VirtualBox is very bad compared to VMWare Workstation.

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From: ekimaa7/10/2020 4:47:38 PM
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Powerline Network--Hey All,
Is anyone using a powerline network and has any recommendations? My 9 yr old Actiontec PWR511K01 500 Mbps Powerline Network died and there's gotta be some new technology out there.

Definitely not a high speed network needed by today's standards as currently DSL 15-17 available. Would like to be able to handle something faster as it becomes available though. Thoughts..experience good or bad.
Regards,

Mike

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To: ekimaa who wrote (832)7/11/2020 12:08:36 AM
From: TheNoBoB
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I got a TP-Link AV1200 kit -- one for each end -- that I use for getting the network to the entertainment center I wanted something more reliable than a WiFi bridge.) I've been using it for quite a while now without issue (even stream 4k Bluray rips over it no problem).

The AV2000 kit is below $100. One of the things I like about this series is the pass-through outlet, so you don't lose use of the wall outlet.

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To: TheNoBoB who wrote (833)7/16/2020 6:05:54 AM
From: ekimaa
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Home Powerline internet. Purchased 2 TP-Link AV1000 kits as needed 3 units. Pass thru outlet not an issue. Setup easy as advertised. Just plugged in, pushed the buttons, and connections established. Longest run about 100' and down to lower level. House has 2 200A service panels--wired in 1995 and 2012. Happy camper as of now. Thanks for info.
Mike

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