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reasonman

Member Since 18 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 14 2010 10:16 AM
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In Topic: Difference between SATA and SSD 1TB size for both

19 February 2010 - 08:54 AM

A SSD would be better suited for more hostile environments than traditional platter based drives, like more drastic temperatures, places where you might drop, or be violently shaken(off road), etc. Since there are no moving parts, theres no disc expansion and contraction, and no heads to slam down on the platters.

One other thing to take into consideration is the ridiculous price difference between the two. The only TB SDD on newegg is over $3,000. Are the potential benefits worth the cost? I'm certain the potential speed benefits of a SSD are considerably reduced when you compare it to the price. If you're worried about latency on a server, one way or another you're going to get it. Whether it's read/write time, network latency or just "waiting in line" on the server to do what you need to do, you're going to take some kind of hit. I'm far from a server optimization expert, but what I see alot of people doing is getting a number of SCSI SATA drives and setting them up in a particular RAID setup to maximize the speeds. Someone else can jump in here and clarify/correct.

EDIT: Just realized this thread is wicked old. Oops.

In Topic: internet speed test in mbps

19 February 2010 - 06:31 AM

If your speeds are in kbps, speedtest should give you the same result but already in mbps. For example my upload at work is .67mbps.

But then you get into that whole stupid mess with the different notation sizes between bits/ps and bytes/ps and what you're really getting, blah blah blah. This site should help you if you can't get what you're looking for(busted url because i'm under ten posts): numion.com/calculators/units.html

In Topic: How can we share the ip addresas for two computers?

18 February 2010 - 02:36 PM

The easiest thing to do, as mentioned in the first post, is the go buy a simple router. You don't need anything fancy. Plug the cable from your modem into the WAN port on your router(may be labeled "internet" or "WAN"), and then plug each of your computers network cards into one of the available LAN ports(may be labeled "network" or LAN). If you have wireless cards in your computers, you can also get a wireless router, though depending on your knowledge level, it may be more of a hassle to setup, but only slightly, and you can always post back here for more help.

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