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Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-28-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By captain_video
I'm not exactly sure what changes happened with...

I'm not exactly sure what changes happened with the switchover, but I have noticed that some of my shows weren't recording. I reran guided setup over a week ago and my guide was still showing Zap2It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Yeah, I didn't mean to imply that they were...

Yeah, I didn't mean to imply that they were rebadged drives from the manufacturers they acquired. I think they only did that until the inventory on hand was exhausted and then they started making...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
I have a feeling that issues with the 3TB...

I have a feeling that issues with the 3TB Seagates may be a product of them being manufactured in different facilities. Seagate acquired the manufacturing facilities along with the companies they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Yes, there is. I believe you have to request the...

Yes, there is. I believe you have to request the firmware update file from Seagate Tech Support and then create a bootable CD or flash drive to install the firmware. They specifically instruct you...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
There's an app that you download from the Seagate...

There's an app that you download from the Seagate website that will check the firmware and see if it can be upgraded. I've been running several 3TB Seagates of this very model for well over a year...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-27-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Just out of curiosity, is this an ongoing issue...

Just out of curiosity, is this an ongoing issue with the Seagate 3TB drives or have they come up with a firmware update or other fix to correct the problem? I know that they had an issue with their...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
You do know that Seagate bought out Samsung a...

You do know that Seagate bought out Samsung a while back, right? ;) However, I'm also running several pre-Seagate 1.5TB Samsungs and really like them a lot. I think they were the last 1.5TB drives...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-25-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Sorry to hear it. I've got a 24-drive unRAID...

Sorry to hear it. I've got a 24-drive unRAID server and 13 of them are Seagates. Five of them are 3TB and five of them are 4TB and most of them were pulled from external enclosures. All are...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-21-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
unRAID uses shares that can be set up and spread...

unRAID uses shares that can be set up and spread across all drives. For example, I have shares set up for HD.DVDs, DVDs, Videos, and Music. I also have one called Misc for things I don't want to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By captain_video
Why do you need an i7? Unless you're gaming or...

Why do you need an i7? Unless you're gaming or doing a lot of transcoding an i3 will work perfectly fine for HTPC use. I don't believe the older NUCs can bitstream HD audio, but I think the latest...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-15-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,151
Posted By captain_video
The sale is nothing more than a scam to get...

The sale is nothing more than a scam to get people to sign up for Amazon Prime, which is a scam unto itself. Anytime I shop on Amazon I make sure I find items that have free shipping and I tend to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Here's a good description of how parity works. ...

Here's a good description of how parity works. It's actually quite simple, but effective.

http://lime-technology.com/wiki/index.php/UnRAID_Manual_6
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-14-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
The reality is that you lose data on all drives...

The reality is that you lose data on all drives that failed, not just the second one. If more than one drives fails it becomes impossible to recover the data from parity since it can only replace...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 6,222
Posted By captain_video
Two of my three NUCs have the new Rovi guide data...

Two of my three NUCs have the new Rovi guide data but my primary HTPC and third NUC are still showing the Zap2It data. I reran TV Signal setup on the primary HTPC, but it's still showing the Zap2It...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
There's a reason why external drives have a...

There's a reason why external drives have a shorter warranty than their retail internal counterparts. The good news is that they're generally a bit cheaper and contain the exact same drives. The...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
I just did a search for diagonal parity and I see...

I just did a search for diagonal parity and I see what you mean. The math can get real ugly. Apparently it works quite well, but you take a hit on performance. The MTBF for a double-parity array...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Pretty much everything stanger89 said in his last...

Pretty much everything stanger89 said in his last two posts. Media servers are more of a convenience that fits in beautifully with HTPCs and a home network. Data protection is a nice feature, but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
I've been dealing with hard drives for at least...

I've been dealing with hard drives for at least that long. I'm not trying to imply that it can't happen because it clearly has to many people. I think you'll find that anytime multiple drive...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-11-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
That's a good question but one I don't have the...

That's a good question but one I don't have the answer to. I'm still getting my feet wet with unRAID 6.0 so I don't have a full grasp of all of its capabilities yet. I would post the question over...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,345
Posted By captain_video
Unfortunately, no. You can, however, set up...

Unfortunately, no. You can, however, set up multiple shares that span across all drives or just the ones you specify. You could set up a share for a bunch of drives exclusively, but you'd still...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,687
Posted By captain_video
I've changed hardware in my unRAID setup numerous...

I've changed hardware in my unRAID setup numerous times and all I had to do was install it, hook up the drives, and configure it to boot from the flash drive. It always booted up with no problems...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,687
Posted By captain_video
Honestly, I'm not sure why you'd need it with...

Honestly, I'm not sure why you'd need it with unRAID 6.0. It provides a comprehensive status display of the SMART tests and lets you know if there's any issues with the drives. Just click on the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,687
Posted By captain_video
I was involved in the Teeth Gnashing thread but...

I was involved in the Teeth Gnashing thread but was summarily banned from the discussion for defending myself. I made a point about being able to start unRAID with disks already formatted with...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-09-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,687
Posted By captain_video
I'm currently in the process of copying all of my...

I'm currently in the process of copying all of my data over to XFS formatted drives in unRAID 6.0. My array currently has 53.5TB of storage with 12.9TB of free space using 23 data drives and one...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-08-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,687
Posted By captain_video
Exactly. I was leery of trying FlexRAID because...

Exactly. I was leery of trying FlexRAID because I really didn't want to deal with another Windows machine, although I believe it can also run in a Linux environment. UnRAID is basically a...
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