SSD SURVIVAL

Solid State Drives have been around for a long time. NASA uses flash storage for spacecraft as it can tolerate the radiation and vibration that would trash a hard disk. The first generation of SSD for computers used a single cell per bit. Lower cost multiple cell devices expanded the market. Most recently large scale …

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VT6421A PCI SATA EIDE RAID

The VIA VT6421A controller delivers the benefits of Serial ATA and RAID in a cost effective and easily integrated single chip package, providing Serial ATA technology to enable platform providers and systems builders to satisfy the requirements of multiple market segments. This is a data card only, it does not have boot ROM capability. 2 …

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IEEE 1588

The IEEE 1588 standard provides for a mechanism within layer 2 of the Ethernet. IT defines a protocol enabling precise synchronization of clocks in measurement and control systems implemented with technologies such as network communication, local computing and distributed objects. rks supporting multicast messaging including but not limited to Ethernet. The protocol enables heterogeneous systems …

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OUR SATA DISKS

SATA disks were introduced in 2005 with the Intel D915PGN desktop motherboard. SATA use 7 data pins while SAS use 14 data pins. Both use 15 power pins. The SFF-8482 connector makes it possible to connect disks to a backplane to simplify replacement. SATA DISK RELIABILITY OPERATING HOURS Remember there are 8,760 hours in a …

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SIL3114 4-PORT PCI RAID

PCI 3.3V and 5.0V universal SATA 150MB/s 4 SATA channels 266MB/s PCI bandwidth BIOS (EEPROM) RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD 48-bit LBA ATAPI CD/DVD/BD support Plug & Play Any machine with SATA ports on the motherboard have PCI 2.1 slots which are 32-bit and operate at 66MHz. The SIL3114 is universal and can be …

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GOOGLE ADSENSE

We used to use Google Adsense however problems running a gaming site have make them a big target for adblockers. Today Google has seen declining revenue from Adsense. Adsense serves automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. …

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LINUX IS A CANCER

Microsoft CEO and incontinent over-stater of facts Steve Ballmer said that “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches,” during a commercial spot masquerading as a interview with the Chicago Sun-Times on June 1, 2001. Needless to say the open source community has been up in arms over this …

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INTERNET DOMAINS

We have used Linux since 2000 when it was first available. Previously we used BSD Unix. Open source has the advantage that when the developer becomes unavailable then the code can be maintained by new developers. Open source has allowed developers from around the world to flourish while reducing costs. The main focus of the …

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OPEN SOURCE DEFINITION

One of the founders of the open source movement, Bruce Perens, who had previously drafted the Debian Free Software Guidelines (which would be adapted to become the OSD), puts the date at February, 9, 1998, when he published an announcement of the OSD. Debian is one of the early distributions of Linux. Free and open source software meant anyone …

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EIA-310-D STANDARD RACKS

The EIA 310-D standard rack is 19 inches wide for servers, This has been in use for many decades as data centers galore can then use commodity machines for various purposes. EIA racks units are 1¾ inches. So generally servers are 1U, 2U or 4U however some blade boxes may be as large as 10U. …

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