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    Tranquil PC

    Are they any good? Been looking for a low power, quiet server replacement for home.

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    I don't know, but I'll be watching any opinions offered with great interest. I'm looking at them myself, and maybe the HP one. Or I'll just give in a build a WHS on existing kit.

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    These have cropped up a few times as SlimServer/SqueezeCenter servers.

    Have a search on Slim Devices : Community : Forums

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    The HP one does seem quite good, although I am not totally sold on WHS. I like the idea of it being fanless and silent. Also I think the tranquil uses less power than the HP, but the HP comes with more 'gimmicks' bolted onto WHS. Think the HP was £450 for the 1TB version.

    TBH, I'd probably load my copy of Win2003 SBE on it. I'd prefer RAID 0 as well for the moment, and before anyone suggests a NAS box, if I use a proper RAID on a PC I can recover it should a drive fail. Most NAS boxes have t obe sent away then they loose your data, or so I have been led to believe ...

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    It all depends if they use a constom RAID setup.

    The Thecus devices for example, are standard Linux boxes using standard RAID configurations. I've heard of guys pulling all 5 drives out of their N5200s and recovering data using bootable linux CD's etc.

    WHS has a nasty file coruption bug right now that MS aren't fixing until June.

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    As I understand it, that nasty bug involves running files direct from the WHS box using certain applications. I agree it's nasty, and shocking, but that isn't how I'd be using it so I'm not that bothered about it.

    I'm not totally convinced about WHS either. It has a lot going for it and appears to suit my needs, but ...... erm .....

    Most of the HP bolt-ons don't interest me either. And yes, the Tranquil machines seem to be quiet (not a factor as it'll be in it's own server room), and lower power (which appeals to me). But they're not as expandable.

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Stringent View Post
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    I'd prefer RAID 0 as well for the moment, and before anyone suggests a NAS box, if I use a proper RAID on a PC I can recover it should a drive fail.

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    RAID 0 doesn't give any resliance if a drive fails. For that you need RAID 1 (or higher).
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    Re: Tranquil PC

    Not only that but it significantly increases your chances of data loss.

    Either drive fails and you lose the contents of both.
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    Re: Tranquil PC

    Hang on I get confuzzled. Which ever is mirrored, I mean that one! Ahh it is RAID 1. Always get the two mixed up. Its like the 34th and 35th rules of acquisition.

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    data protection:

    RAID-0 = Nada, nothing, zero
    RAID-1 = A bit
    RAID-5 = A bit more
    RAID-6 = Even More

    You get the idea

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    RAID-10 = W00T!

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    Re: Tranquil PC

    Nah

    RAID 5+1: mirror striped set with distributed parity (some manufacturers label this as RAID 53)

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