ELiTe

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  1. buy a copy of this and try it. worked for me when i was in a similar situation. http://www.partition-recovery.com/
  2. Our engineers say that they stop working and thereafter the heads produce a click every certain time. Ahh, the truth comes out. I've been reading this thread wondering why ecommerce seems to be making such rash generalizations without real understanding of the possible cause(s) of his problem(s). And now I know why. The truth that finally shone through is this: ecommerce has 'engineers', who know more about hardware than he does. And seemingly ecommerce is making hardware purchasing decisions. This is a huge problem. ecommerce, you should let these 'engineers' choose your hardware, and keep your nose on the business side of things (where it seemingly rightly belongs). You pay them for their expertise, you might as well take full advantage of it.
  3. It's worth mentioning that bittorrent only uses TCP. There's no need to open UDP on ports 6881-6999. This is true. I only mentioned udp to make it a more general case, i.e. you can prioritize anything with a fixed port number or a fixed port number range.
  4. i'd also suggest scsi, any modern 36gb 15k drive would be fine. If you can't go scsi, I'd go with a laptop 7200rpm drive (60gb hitachi 7k100). They are designed with much higher durability than a desktop drive because they are expected to be tossed around, etc. in a laptop. To use a laptop drive, you will need 2.5" to 3.5" power/ide adapter, and some way to mount it to a 3.5" drive cage.
  5. What you really want is a real router, one with some form of priority queueing. Basically what this will let you do is allow bittorrent traffic through, and allow it to take up the whole upload/download speed, but prioritize it lower than other traffic (you could limit it like this based on tcp/udp port #). This way, when bittorrent is going full tilt, and the router sees a packet that's related to say, web browsing, it puts the bittorrent stream on hold for the few milliseconds that it would take to download the web page. The net result is that bittorrent takes up 100% of your bandwidth except when you are doing something else. There are a few routers that are'nt that expensive that can do this. My preference is making your own router out of an old PC (a 100mhz machine and 2 100mbit network cards will do fine, anything more than that is just gravy), using the OpenBSD OS, and correctly configuring pf to route packets in this manner. ELiTe
  6. did you try a bios update on your mobo?
  7. Actually I forgot power. You said you replaced the PS, did you use a known quality brand? Also, do you have a line conditioner between your computer and your UPS (or the wall socket)? This will help immensely. 216860[/snapback] I had an Antec True 480W, replaced it with a ThermalTake 480W with Active PFC. Both I thought were fairly decent quality and had good ratings at NewEgg. I don't have a line conditioner. I imagine they make the dirty wall power into a nice uniform voltage? About how much are they? One other question, do hard drive ground through the case screws at all? The hd mounts in my case use little rubber grommets to isolate vibration and noise, so there no physical contact between the case and the HD. Does that matter? 216862[/snapback] That TT with PFC is fine, as is that true480. line conditioners are about a hundred bucks. it should be the last link in your power chain before your computer (i.e. after your UPS, if you have one) I don't think they technically do ground thru their cases, however, grounding them by soldering a wire to them wouldn't be a horrible idea either. Or, at least it wouldnt hurt anything.
  8. Actually I forgot power. You said you replaced the PS, did you use a known quality brand? Also, do you have a line conditioner between your computer and your UPS (or the wall socket)? This will help immensely. 216860[/snapback] 110F? oh yeah, it's heat. no question about it. put a fan on the drive(S), it only needs to move about 10cfm, if that. a 120mmx25mm 12v fan running on 7v should work nicely. just make sure it's rated to start at 7v.
  9. Actually I forgot power. You said you replaced the PS, did you use a known quality brand? Also, do you have a line conditioner between your computer and your UPS (or the wall socket)? This will help immensely.
  10. Heat. I'm 95% sure. What's 'outrageous' by your terms? Assuming the drives have been treated well before and during installation, heat is the only thing left.
  11. Rackmount switch

    exactly. since the used ebay switches are only $100 or so, you buy two of them (and only use one), then when one breaks, you have a spare. doing this, you'd still come out WAY ahead money-wise, compared to buying a brand new HP/3com with warranty + service plan. ELiTe
  12. Fedora Core 3 install error with SCSI

    try fedora core 4 ?
  13. PANIC - deleted a partition!

    yeah, but it's definitely worth $30USD to get your data back ELiTe
  14. PANIC - deleted a partition!

    this has worked wonders for me in the past, when i did the same thing: http://www.partition-recovery.com it looks kind of old-school, but it works GREAT (even on ntfs) ELiTe
  15. 4-bay external enclosure

    To be completely honest, i'd get a new nforce3/4 mobo (depending on your vid card), and get a nice new socket 939 athlon64. Heat won't be an issue with that setup, even with your scsi array. also, do you have any front intake fans? it's best if you have the same intake fans (and the same number of them) in the front pulling air in as you have exhausting hot air in the back. this way there is always a supply of fresh air in the case, and the temps drop significantly. ELiTe