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  1. Check out CrashPlan. I switched over to it after Mozy announced their pricing changes and I've been happy with them so far. I'm a single-user, so your need for a small business may differ, but they do offer a "family" package for multiple computers which may suite your needs.
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    When did Eugene and company sell out?

    Wow, I remember seeing many snarky supercaffeinated posts in the past. It's been a long time since those days.
  3. How've you been man? Did you have a good new year?
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    MAS3735NP and LSIU160 problems

    What motherboard do you have? Long time back I had booting problems with my MSI board because of a wonky BIOS. Turned out a fix was required from a newer BIOS which solved my problems. This might not be the issue you're having, but at least something to look into.
  5. I thought there was another time he hit the Sangria and had a hysterical post. Wow man, I feel old after seeing the date on that post.
  6. Clocker and his Sangria was classic. It might still be in the forum somewhere.
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    Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C

    Nope, I was refering to the Samsung HD160JJ 160.0GB SATA drive and SP1614C 160.0GB. I saw 18+ ms with AAM enabled and 13-14ms after it was disabled. My results varied between hosts. Once I get a motherboard replacment in from newegg, I can try it again on the HD160JJ. I know it's not the same drive as yours, but it should give you an idea. I also had similar results with my maxtor Maxline III 300GB. The Access was terrible until I disabled AAM.
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    Enough power?

    Since you are planning to put your database and webserver on two single unprotected drives, do you think it might be worth considering RAID 1 to increase your uptime? What is your backup strategy for all this?
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    Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C

    The Hitachi tool is on a CD...see my post above,
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    What would you do?

    I agree with CougTek's suggestion, it makes perfect sense for three idle machines.
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    Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C

    I had a similar problem, it's likely the AAM. Another alternative to disable the AAM is the Hitachi Feature Tool. It works fine with drives other than Hitachi.
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    Enough power?

    With that kind of money involved, throw this into your new server and you'll be good to go.
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    Fave HDD Manufacturer?

    I've been happy with Samsung's latest SATA offerings in terms of reliability, so I voted for them. As far as drives I have in my machines I have a wide variety: 2x WD Caviar 80GB PATA 1x WD Caviar 120GB PATA 1x Maxtor Maxline III 300GB SATA 2x Hitachi T7K250's 250GB SATA 1x Samsung spin point 160GB SATA