Big Buck Hunter

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  1. I am fairly certain that permissions are negotiated only once during the mount, or the beginning of the CIfs transfer (in the case of \\copy\to\UNCname). Again, I would have to take a look at the CIFs and openEX docs. I left MS in 2003/2004, so my recollection is not the best. Most file transfer protocols authenticate once and grant the client some sort of token which is reused (rcp). Some re authenticate once per event. Very few protocols reauthenticate/renegotiate repeatedly, for example, once per 64k transferred. This excludes some of the ultra-reliable message/file queuing software out there (ntm and mqube). Frank
  2. The original West Dig WDC120JB has a special place in my heart (first consumer 50MB/sec drive with 8MB cache). Frank
  3. There are Thinkpads (the T60) and "Stinkpads". The branding is really the only common trait that they share. It used to be that you could simply search for "mwave" in the product literature, and if you found the word, it was a Stinkpad. It's a bit more difficult today. F
  4. Hi there, Simply make certain that you order a laptop drive with an identical interface (ATA-6) and you 'should' be fine. For example: F
  5. All drives will likely have some defects. You're list shows two bad spots. It does not appear to be critical. F
  6. I would assume that it's not a "time/money" thing, rather it's "time/money from the site vs. time/money from their day jobs". I'd ping Eugene and see what the straight dope is though, as all I can do is speculate. F
  7. I believe the answer to the OP may be "buffered vs. unbuffered IO". Copy-from probably uses CopyFileEx(), while copy-to uses some other unbuffered mechanism. Is CreateFile()/WriteFile() buffered? You'd probably have to dig through the CIFS docs to get the details. F
  8. Unfortunately, the industry does not want reliable, reproducible, and meaningful reviews of their storage devices. They simply want to advertise products as "300x faster" and "3gb/sec transfer rates" and have you buy their crap. This is why "consumer reports" is a paid service. All marketing departments do this in almost every industry. There was a post a while back by Eugene. The forums drive the site now. F
  9. HP has a line of home storage servers. Take a peek, see if they match what you're looking for. F
  10. For an NPO, I'd personally go whitebox (Supermicro). I agree with the essence of HTMKs argument. If you go Dell, go 100% Dell. If you go HP, go 100% HP. Attaching a white-box SATA/FC array to a Dell server is fine, but the second you crack the case and put in an unbranded component, you're screwed for support. F
  11. Run the disk manufacturer's diagnostic, write down the code it gives you, contact the manufacturer, RMA the drive. Frank
  12. OT question. Is a PXE boot to DOS/Ghost (or any other imager) an option? F
  13. So after reading some posts in the hardware forum, I have come to a conclusion. The one affectionately known as 6_6_6 is roleplaying, and actually doing a brilliant job of it. The mixture of half truths and manipulation is nothing short of magnificent. It's like naming your Nick/Avatar "Mr. T" and calling everyone fool, or Blackbeard and speaking in pirate. happy fellowing brilliant. The question becomes, do Eug and Dav allow role-playing characters on the forum whose intent it is to give bad, but not entirely untrue or harmful advice. F
  14. Drugo, 1TB hard disk drives seem to have the lowest cost per GB ratio at the moment. You can find prices on 1TB drives as low as $75 if you look hard. An example of a cheap 1TB disk can be found here BBH