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January 14, 2011

multidrive sata port multiplier drive enclosures (vs multilane SATA)

Filed under: Hardwares,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 5:30 pm
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feed the [NAS] storage demands of boxee or other uses.. mmm overkill

http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_port_multipliers/

Benefits of port multipliers:

Controller and the cabling cost is very low, compared to multilane alternatives when using a large number of drives. The solution occupies only 1 slot in your server, whereas a 12 or 16 port multilane solution would need at least 2 slots. It is the only way to have JBOD mode hot-swapping with more than four drives in a single slot. You can have 5 or 10 bays in a tower enclosure as opposed to 4 or 8 with our other solutions. If necessary, it is possible to convert the connection to USB via our eSATA to USB adapters.

Limitations of port multipliers:

If you have high-bandwidth slots (PCI-X or PCIe), performance will be limited to 300MB/s, unlike multilane enclosures. You will be limited to non-caching controllers and you will not be able to use RAID 6.

Benefits of port multipliers:

Controller and the cabling cost is very low, compared to multilane alternatives when using a large number of drives. The solution occupies only 1 slot in your server, whereas a 12 or 16 port multilane solution would need at least 2 slots. It is the only way to have JBOD mode hot-swapping with more than four drives in a single slot. You can have 5 or 10 bays in a tower enclosure as opposed to 4 or 8 with our other solutions. If necessary, it is possible to convert the connection to USB via our eSATA to USB adapters.

Limitations of port multipliers:

If you have high-bandwidth slots (PCI-X or PCIe), performance will be limited to 300MB/s, unlike multilane enclosures. You will be limited to non-caching controllers and you will not be able to use RAID 6.

If boxee box had bothered to use eSataP ports instead of only [useless] USB then:

http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_enclosures/

… Or interface overkill: with 3.0Gbps eSATA, FireWire 800, iSCSI/AoE and USB3

http://www.areca.com.tw/products/esatafirewire800iscsiaoeusb.htm [Areca 5040]

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December 2, 2008

iTard fans chuck in an iPhone for the PVR too bad 3G is legacy and trapped in TDMA

Filed under: CIO,Geeky goodness,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 2:46 am
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Microsoft is making more diehards fans of OSX.  I’m still waiting for full FCC implementation of open access.  I don’t care for inferior Time Division … CDMA much better, sorry iPhone iTards

< 2 seconds on the TV series “Chuck”, season two episode 9:

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Google’s phone will contain much more evil…

December 13, 2006

scifi the lost room object hunt level one level two level three

Filed under: category euthanized,I am bored,Tagtastic,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 12:44 am

I’ve completed all three levels.  Easy.  I won’t say how… but I will replicate someone else’s post with the answers to level one…   the day after the contest closes I’ll post my “notes” that solve all three levels.

The Bus Ticket –
Hint: A place to find out about you favorite TV programs both past and future. (TV.com)
Description:
Instantly teleports any person who touches it – or who is touched with
it – to a spot outside Gallup, N.M. The ticket itself remains where it
is unless the teleported person was holding it at the time. Round trips
are not possible.

The Key –
Hint: A place where page six isn’t always page six. (NY Post)
Description:
Opens any door with a pin-tumbler lock and makes it into a portal to
the Motel Room, which seems to exist outside of normal space and, in
turn, allows the user to exit through any door of their choosing,
anywhere in the world.

The Pencil –
Hint: The hottest place for watching other people’s videos, or posting your own. (YouTube)
Description: Creates a 1961 penny when it is tapped against a solid surface.

The Umbrella –
Hint: Find the latest essays, fiction, and cartoons in this big apple magazine. (The New Yorker)
Description:
Creates a mind-altering effect, not in the user, but in others who
observe the user.  It cases them to mistakenly believe that they
know the user, and to look up on them favorably, or at least without
suspicion.

The Scissors –
Hint: Home of all things sci-fi. (The SCI FI Channel)
Description:
Rotates arbitrary things in three-dimensional space. The axis of the
rotation can be either within or without the target. Targeted items can
be of any size or mass.

nah I decided not to show the codes… wait until the day after tomorrow for ALL the codes to ALL three levels 😉

June 8, 2006

season finale of ReGensis

Filed under: category euthanized,TV — Sagacious Himself @ 10:21 pm

this guy is the puppet master

https://i1.wp.com/img141.imageshack.us/img141/7407/screenshot0523zd.png

and this is how it ends (Islamofascist)

https://i1.wp.com/img81.imageshack.us/img81/3615/screenshot0543gq.png

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