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  1. Slightly offtopic. I know you guys have the knowledge to give some suggestions. We have around 100 PC workstations and under 10 laptops - about 5 servers and all this in two locations (different cities). It's all mainly Windows 2000 + Windows Servers. Software in use: the usual antivirus software, remote desktop stuff and inventory, ghost, automated MS-SUS updates, active directory. User apps: MS Office, some in-house custom applications. Installation images are poorly unified (read: lot's of images, lot's of tuning by hand, hardware 1-5 years old) objective: Minimize workload (for the pc runner), maximize usability, increase security. Suggestions for centralized patch-management and application deployment, configuration, anti-spyware, image restoring, laptop security...? Any kind of solutions that might be interesting to us. For example, I've been looking at Zenworks, but as this is not actually my prime task, I'd like to get some recommendations from people who are already using this kind of stuff in comparable sitution. Or pointers, where can I find "best practices"? Thank you very much for reading through all that, all answers are greatly appreciated.
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    Stupid SCSI Raid Question

    Absolutely not. Now if one hard disk fails (of those two in raid 0), you'll lose all the data and there's no need for spare. In raid 5 you can lose any one of (in this case) three disks and you won't lose data. There's no redundancy in raid 0. (You can find lots of information about different raid levels in the FAQ section of this site.)
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    RSS Feed

    It was not ment to be for general posts but for new topics only. - Just my $0,02 Oh, I misunderstood. Yeah, why not? Unless it's lots of trouble to implement? This would certainly cover the "other interesting topics" (computing forum), as Spod said. I'd certainly add it to my Firefox's RSS "bookmarks" to remind me visit this site more often. It does generate some traffic (consumes bandwidth), is that something to consider? Some popular sites are known to be under constant denial-off-service level hammering from badly behaving RSS-readers which check the feeds every minute or so.
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    RSS Feed

    Ok, here's my 2 cents - I didn't give much thought, so I might be totaly wrong. RSS feed for news, articles and reviews is very good idea - I like RSS, have a database of ~100k news from over 600 sites. RSS feeds for forums doesn't sound so good idea - messages are not generally interesting out of context - thread based discussion is best viewed as it is in the forums. Unfortunately SR's news are updated rarely, so it wouldn't be so interesting feed. (Don't get this as a flame, I love this site.) It would be great to see more frequent updates, maybe some kind of "best picks" of SR-related news all around internet, posted and moderated by SR community members. Something that SR finds interesting and worth reading and knowing about. This could be one feed - the lower volume SR own content feed could be its own.
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    Budget Mail Server Upgrade

    How about adding watchdog card / watchdog enabled motherboard or at least software watchdog to your shopping list?
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    Budget Mail Server Upgrade

    I second Gilbo. Sounds weird. 500MHz PII or similar should be able to serve much more than one imap user same time without choking. This doesn't compare well, but I've seen dual 300 MHz or such as a pop server for ~100 users without a problem. Even if you upgrade - and sounds like it could be time - make sure those software problems ( ?? ) won't inherit. As you will be far away from the machine and you have small budget, I'd probably go for new server from Dell or such and leave the old one for backup (at least backup-mx, unless you already have that arranged).
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    Who makes the quietest drive?

    That is 5K80. 7K80 is 3.5" model.
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    Who makes the quietest drive?

    IS the Silent PC Future 2.5-inches wide? review includes two 3.5 disks (Barracuda IV and Samsung P80) and three laptop disks. I own P80, Hitachi 7K250 and three 2.5 disks (one is Hitachi 7K80), laptop disks are a lot quieter. If performance isn't problem go for 2.5" - difference to even silent 3.5" disks is huge. (You'll need a 2.5"->3.5"adapter.) From 3.5" Samsung V80 is probably good choice.
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    Gigabit Router

    Probably using some protocol analyzer like ethereal (and latest winpcap or libpcap) or just anything that can dump and show raw frames.
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    LCD Monitors @ 12ms response time?

    Anandtech / A Guide to Choosing the Right 19" LCD Monitor Response Time paragraph gives at least some information.
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    LCD Monitors @ 12ms response time?

    BenQ FP937s+ claims 8ms (19"), but there are differences in the way manufacturers measure these values
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    Honeypots

    I was in hurry, but now I'm at work.. I haven't run honeypots, but read quite a lot about them, and run kind of "intrusion detection", analyzed couple attacks. Check those monthly scans at Honeynet.org, read answers, lot's of fun hacking (in good sense). I also have analyzed one real compromise (that's how I got started in network security). Great tools for network stuff (many of you already know) nmap (from insecure.org), Snort (snort.org), ethereal (ethereal), tcpdump (tcpdump), and also check sebek (direct link to white paper PDF). All these tools are Open Source, and available in many Linux distros and I think all of them are also (except sebek) available for Windows. I haven't used sebek, but all the others are ... I feel naked without.
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    Honeypots

    If you haven't done already, read http://www.honeynet.org/ whitepapers and check their Honeywall. I think Securityfocus also has a mailing list for honeypots. You want to make sure you don't sacrifice your network security / other computers / make your honeypot a new platform of attacks (outbound fw-rules, throttling).
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    inexpensive monitor 17" lcd

    Wow, I'm glad I opened this topic (I was unsure, 'cause it's not storage related, and could be quite boring), it ended up giving me interesting information. I wasn't concerned about aspect ratio, however I knew this 1280x1024 thing with CRTs - it should be 1364x1024 or 1280x960 to be 4:3), but I somehow didn't realize that TFT, even at 1280x1024 has perfect geometry. BTW, my home computer isn't 1440x something, it's a bit exotic 1504 x 1128, which is 4:3. Thanks! Carry on.
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    inexpensive monitor 17" lcd

    I followed this thread about "ultimate monitor"... http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=17689 And I have now narrowed down my choices to these two ultimate 17" 1280x1024 TFT's... ViewSonic VX715 LG L1710P specs seem similar (both 16ms), does it matter which one I buy? Price is also very similar, just over 300€. It would be for my second computer (which has integrated-what-ever-GPU) or second head for my X Window system. (I have old 5200 FX-series Nvidia on my main computer, with both D-Sub and DVI-I or D connectors). Not doing any graphics work, resolution on my 19" CRT is ~1440xsomething. Thanks!