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IT Director at a Minneapolis-area technology incubator. Husband. Father. Amateur Radio enthusiast.

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May
9
comment will powerline networking between 2 side-by-side house work?
Why not just use a wireless bridge?
Apr
11
answered Suspicious redirection to russian pages. Is government spying us?
Apr
11
awarded  Quorum
Mar
15
comment Combine 2 logical disks into 1
@Xantec precisely.
Mar
15
comment Combine 2 logical disks into 1
By doing this, though, the OP should know that he's doubling his chance of catastrophic data loss.
Dec
4
comment Does a faster hard drive cause a laptop's battery to drain faster?
@Jacob - SF is "...for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity." (from the FAQ). Questions like yours are typically better handled over on SU. It'll get migrated there shortly, no need to re-post.
Nov
28
awarded  Critic
Nov
27
awarded  Yearling
Nov
22
answered Can't connect wirelessly using redhat9
Nov
2
comment Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure
That drive (/dev/sda) is clearly bad, as smartctl said. Not only are files split between drives, but also the filesystem's structure and metadata are striped across drives. This is why you're unable to mount it. If you really need data off of it, you better contact data recovery professionals and be prepared to fork out a lot of money.
Nov
2
comment Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure
That's the thing. In a RAID0, if you have one drive fail, all the data is lost. When you write files to a RAID0, files are striped across both disks. This means that when you lose one drive, you're (roughly) losing half of each file, which even if you could recover, you'd not be able to do anything with. This is the reason that I never recommend RAID0 for any application.
Nov
2
comment Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure
If you're unable to mount it, it's fairly likely that it's too late. You may not know this, but RAID0 actually doubles your change of losing data due to hardware failure. Data is striped across both disks, and all it takes is a single drive failure to take the whole thing down irrecoverably. Next time, try RAID1, 5, 6, or 10.
Nov
2
comment Diagnosing Windows / HDD / RAID0 failure
RAID0 Failure? Never! Honestly, what are you trying to diagnose? That's the title of your question, but you never specify. If I were you, I'd just reinstall (this time on RAID1), restore from backup, and be done with it.
Oct
29
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
29
answered What backup to use for home server?
Sep
13
answered How do I test USB drive speed?
Aug
29
comment How to have server turn on only when being accessed?
That should probably work still. The above screenshot was taken on a Macbook Pro. I don't know this for sure, but perhaps the MBP supports this on both the wired and wireless network cards, and the Macbook only supports this on the wired port.
Aug
29
answered How to have server turn on only when being accessed?
Aug
23
comment what firewall linux distro applicance could track internet usage per device in my home?
The stock pfSense does not do per-device tracking. As I mentioned, however, the ntop package will add that functionality.
Jul
15
comment how does Ping resolve website
Heh, I was thinking about it, Evan, but then realized it would be a big pain in the rear to explain. :)