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[edit] Storage

[edit] Current

[edit] Drives

sda300 GB Maxtor 6V300F0
sdc1000 GB Seagate
sdb500 GB WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0
sde500 GB Maxtor 7H500F0 external

[edit] Partitions

sda1250Graid5 md0
sda240G VMs
sda3210G unused
sdb1250Graid5 md0
sdb220G boot/root
sdb330G unused
sdc1250Graid5 md0
sdc250Gunused
sdc3700Gunused
sde1500Gbackup

[edit] New

[edit] Drives

sda500 GB WDC WD5000KS-00MNB0
sdb300 GB Maxtor 6V300F0
sdc500 GB Maxtor 7H500F0
sdd1000 GB Seagate external

[edit] Partitions

sda1300GBmd0
sda2200GB boot/root
sdb1300GBmd0
sdc1300GBmd0
sdc2200GBswap/spare
sde11TBbackup/working

[edit] Steps to configure Linux system with RAID drive

  1. repartition 500GB_max to 300GB+200GB
  2. backup critical files to 200GB
  3. break 1T's 250MB volume out of md0
  4. partition 1TB to 600+400gb
  5. copy md0's data to 1TB
  6. make 1TB external, 500MB_max internal
  7. reinstall OS
  8. repartition md0
  9. copy files back

[edit] Comments on RAID

Using RAID 5 is more complex, but when a drive fails (as did the ST31000340AS) under warranty, sending it back has no data security risk.

[edit] External

  • Maxtor 200 GB - media
  • Maxtor 500 GB - backups

50 GB free (June 24/2008). est. 100 GB RAID can be cleared up, 200GB moved external.

NCQ performance on Seagate 7200.11 - http://forums.storagereview.net/index.php?showtopic=26006

The problem with the above config is the array is spread across all working drives, so there can't be fast directory to directory copies. Solution is to move to something like this:

500 + 500 raid1 300gb boot + working/media external 1tb 500gb backup + 500gb working/media

[edit] Video

NVidia En7300GT silent - died

see system board

[edit] System board

Gigabyte e7-aum-ds2h (NVIDIA GeForce 9400 chipset)

[edit] Etc

  • Antec nsk2400
  • Asus P5B-VM
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
  • 4 X 1 GB ?? DDR-2 RAM

[edit] Linux Multimedia

[edit] Audio

http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/DigitalOut

Audio

Need 7.1 digital (optical) audio pass-through capability

 wii    dvd    etc
  |      |      |
[    52xv540u tv   ]
         |
         |  toslink w/ dolby digital 7.1
         |
   [ computer ]
         |
         | toslink w/ dolby digital 7.1
         |
       [amp]
         |
      speakers


http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Dolby_Digital_and_DTS

http://alsa.opensrc.org/DigitalOut

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