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by 5eraph
Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 122237

Good to hear you have spares until your new drive comes. :) My experience is that the system drive is always the first to go so I use TweakUI to redirect the My Documents folder to another drive. I used to put the Program Files folder on another drive as well but realized it's kinda pointless. Hope ...
by 5eraph
Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

With RAID 5 using 4 drives it's true that you lose 25% of total capacity for parity. With more drives in the array less space is used for parity: 5 drives = 20%, 6 drives = 16%, and so on. I was wrong about the availability of failed RAID 5 arrays. It's quite possible to access the data in the array...
by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

Parity isn't what you're thinking. Think of it this way... This is over-simplified but it's the easiest way I can explain. We have 3 numbers we want to store: 24, 25, 41. We don't want to lose any of these numbers so we have to have a way of coming up with one of them should it be lost. Let's add th...
by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

Maybe that'll happen if you use it, Protagonist. :D I feel like I've been trolled.

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by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

It's the other way around. If you have 3 x 80GB drives in a RAID 5 you have the useful capacity of 160GB. With 4 x 80GB = 240 GB, With 5 x 80GB = 320 GB, .. etc. The space of only one drive is ever "wasted" on data used to rebuild the array (parity data). Mirroring always wastes half because an oper...
by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

Not quite, RAID 1 is mirroring, to mirror 2 drives you must have a total of four, but you only have the useful storage capacity of 2. RAID 5 gets around that by using the space of one drive as parity to protect against loss on any other drive in the array. It gets more efficient with larger arrays.
by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

It's more efficient, you don't waste half your capacity, at most 33% if you have 3 drives.
by 5eraph
Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAID specs (from Where's the next version? thread)
Replies: 31
Views: 10119

I know the feeling :/ . I've had at least 6 die on me personally in 20 years. 2 WDs, 2 Maxtors, and 2 Seagate SCSIs (with 5 year warranties :D). If you're going to RAID and don't yet have a controller card, try RAID 5. You can chain 3 or more drives together, you still get the benefits of striping a...
by 5eraph
Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 122237

I think it's because Microsoft Update checks the Windows registry for the updates and not anything in the Office folder itself. So if you integrate the updates then the Windows registry has no record of their installation.
by 5eraph
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 122237

I was playing around with the astalavista's Office Tools and Microsoft Update myself a few nights ago. Not only can MS Update not detect integrated updates, but it also does not agree with Office Update's list from a non updated install. There are the five common updates between after integrating SP...
by 5eraph
Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: Where's the next version?
Replies: 375
Views: 122237

It may depend on the version of nLite you're using. I know that with 1.0 beta 4 you cannot because it doesn't handle the archive files properly (svcpack.IN_ specifically, perhaps others). Your best bet I think is to integrate 1.2.2 and 1.2.2b manually, unpack svcpack.IN_ to get svcpack.inf, delete s...