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Old 06-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You can, but before you install the OS this must be done.

They are suggesting free alternatives that will do the same thing, and save you $140 in the end.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You can, but before you install the OS this must be done.
What do u mean? I have to install the OS before I can use windows partitioner....


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They are suggesting free alternatives that will do the same thing, and save you $140 in the end.
and I WANT windows 7
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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so what you guys are telling me is that I cannot run a raid 5 array and then use the partitioner within windows to partition that raid 5 into "2 discs" (one for OS and one much larger for storage)
Nope, that is possible. I have a similar(ish) configuration: server with RAID 10 and RAID 5 on an adaptec card, OS is on the RAID 10 and since it is linux, it is split into multiple partitions.
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That wouldn't work, at all.
Then wtf u talking about bro?????
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Then wtf u talking about bro?????
Relax, c0rr0sive and I are different people.

What c0rr0sive is saying is that you won't be able to use the partitioner within Windows itself, you will have to use the one in the installation procedure.
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Why wont the partitioner within windows work?
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't get why you are using such a fancy case that is essentially going to be stuffed in the corner and forgotten?? If it's a file server, then why use ECC RAM?

Seriously, if this is just going to be a file server then get a cheapo case with good cooling and filters (you will want it, or will wind up like me cleaning HDDs every 3-6 months), a cheap 1155 or AM3+ motherboard, a GOOD RAID controller, good 7200rpm drives, and a cheap but fast dual or tri-core CPU with 4GB of cheap RAM.
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I don't get why you are using such a fancy case that is essentially going to be stuffed in the corner and forgotten?? If it's a file server, then why use ECC RAM?

Seriously, if this is just going to be a file server then get a cheapo case with good cooling and filters (you will want it, or will wind up like me cleaning HDDs every 3-6 months), a cheap 1155 or AM3+ motherboard, a GOOD RAID controller, good 7200rpm drives, and a cheap but fast dual or tri-core CPU with 4GB of cheap RAM.
ECC makes sense if he is concerned about data integrity, it might be overkill but it doesn't hurt
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For a simple home file server, ECC RAM isn't really necessary. Neither is a full-fledged Xeon server board and such.
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For a simple home file server, ECC RAM isn't really necessary. Neither is a full-fledged Xeon server board and such.
That's what I was getting at. Something to sit in a corner collecting dust holding storage really doesn't need to be so expensive or fancy. My file server consists of a bent case that was dropped, a cheap board, a 6000+, and a ton of space.
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