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Windows Server RAID 1 Rebuild

I had software RAID 1 and both the drives in the server are faulty.The server was booted from secondary plex. So I removed the mirror of one faulty drive and asked the data center for a drive ...
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Do single bit errors during raid 5 rebuild currpt the entire array?

Does a single bit error during a raid 5 rebuild break the entire array? if so, why? If a single block of data was corrupted/misread during the rebuild, would that not simply result in one block of ...
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Error on rebuilding Linux raid-1

I have a linux box which acts as a home NAS with 2 x 1 TB hdds in linux raid-1. Recently one of two drives failed, so I bought a new one (1TB WD Blue) and put it on. Rebuilding starts and stops at ...
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Reducing Linux Software RAID Rebuild Speed?

This may sound silly, but is there a way to intentionally reduce the speed of a rebuild in a Linux Software RAID? (Basically reducing the throughput of all of the disks so that it's not maxing out.) ...
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Back to the Future - Advice needed Upgrading old Gaming PC for Video and Photo editing? [closed]

I built this system in 2009 for gaming, been collecting dust for the past 3 years. I want something for video/photo editing and Casual gaming. Should I Buy New/Upgrade/Keep what I got? If I upgrade ...
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Formula to calculate probability of unrecoverable read error during RAID rebuild

I want to compare the reliability of different RAID systems with either consumer (URE/bit = 1e-14) or enterprise (URE/bit = 1e-15) drives. The formula to have the probability of success of a rebuild ...
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Remove Possible Smoke Damage from a Desktop Computer

I had a fire in my house last week. I have several home brew computers that look like they have not received any actual fire or water damage. I've heard that the acidic qualities of the smoke may ...
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Replacing a non-failing drive in a RAID-0 array

I have a Windows 7 machine booting on a RAID-0 pair of 500GB disks, controlled by an ICH9R. One of those was indicating an end-To-end SMART failure, so I added a spare disk as a temporary workaround, ...
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New to building computers worried about temps

I'm new to building my own computers and I was wondering about maximum temperatures. I understand that the room temp can affect the computers temp but how relevent is it? I understand that if my room ...
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Activate OEM Windows XP after upgrading HDD and reinstalling

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop that's a few years old. I've just bought a new 320GB HDD for it, and am looking to rebuild it. I still have the OEM DVDs from Dell that Windows XP was installed ...
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raid-1: increase rebuild speed on current rebuild

I see my raid-1 array rebuilding (first time after adding 2nd partition) and want to increase speed SO I set echo 100000 > /proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_min echo 400000 > ...
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Auto-rebuild RAID6 with MDADM

I have an openSUSE 11.3 Linux computer with 5 disks of 1TB (WD enterprise disks) in it. With mdadm I configured a RAID6 device. Now, after a lot of thorough testing, I've noticed that when the ...
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NTFS recovery (for Linux if possible) (similar to ReiserFS rebuildtree)

I had a broken disc with a 40GB NTFS partition and was able to recover most of it. I only lost about 2.5MB at about 20 different places. Now, when I mount it under Windows, I am not able to access ...
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System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry

To be precise System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry. Additional storage requests will be ignored. WinXP/64 running fine for 2 years (no /3Gb ...
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How do I REbuild OpenSuse kernels?

I am trying to install some patches and drivers needed for a wifi card, but im getting an error that says: "build your kernel with CONFIG_LIBIPW=m." How can I recompile the kernel to add that? And ...
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Worth upgrading old laptop to Windows 7?

I have an old laptop [c.2007 Sony Vaio 1gb(supports 2gb) 1.83ghz duo core 17" 160gb] currently running xp. I have never rebuilt from scratch and now it's running like a dog - I also suspect the HDD ...
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Whats the best way to find out how which of your computer components fit together with which others?

My motherboard has recently decided to fry itself and I am now in a quandry. I do not know whether to buy a direct replacement motherboard or buy another one that all of my current components would ...
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Regarding rebuild process

In the process of rebuilding my XP desktop machine. It has 2 hard drives. I want to wipe the first, re-install Windows on it, then clean the 2nd hard drive from the fresh install. So all I have to ...
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How to not lose iTunes Podcast Subscriptions when rebuilding machine

I'm going to do a clean install of Windows 7. I would like to not loose all of my selections in iTunes for podcasts that I have subscribed to. How do I do this? Thanks!
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Replace the power supply or buy a rebuilt computer [closed]

The power supply on my wife's computer just gave up the ghost. I can replace the power supply for ~$100 or I can purchase a rebuilt machine from the same shop for ~$200. Which option should I take ...
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How to rebuild a Li Ion laptop battery?

I have an aging Gateway NX560XL laptop. The battery is toast and a new one, even aftermarket, starts at $130. So, to experiment, I began tearing apart the old battery to see what can be done. I ...