1. D

    Hardware sale @ PhoenixNAP (May 26) and QuadraNET L.A. (May 30)

    5x Dell C1100 servers for sale @ Phoenix NAP Dual Xeon L5639 CPUs 72 GB DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz RAM  4x 3.5" drive trays with support for 2.5" drives w/o adapter (no drives included) Latest BMC ver 1.82 Rails All servers have been working for 2 years without a single hiccup. $200 each...
  2. fizzyjoe908

    LOT Sale - HP servers, Dell servers, switch, power, KVM...oh my!

    Hey guys, We have some hardware currently located in Chicago that we are looking to sell as a lot. We are not really interested in entertaining offers for individual items, but we do need to make a sale here. I'm open to discussion :) Here is a general description of what's available: 11x...
  3. drmike

    Tor Users Isolated and Deanonymized via Hardware Data and Leaky Javascript - Proof of Concept

    Excellent security dev here done by this gent to show weakness in Tor. Simply said, bits of data available even with Tor bundled browser originating from mouse and other hardware.  Enough to make you think plausible to use such to identify user as being the same user seen elsewhere. Over...
  4. wlanboy

    Help building low-power server with e-sata raid

    I bought a ZBOX Mini PC and added a old 128GB SSD and a old 4 GB of RAM. Perfect setup for a small Windows-alike plattform. Main purpose is a running Windows 2012 R2 server for .Net / AD / IIS stuff. I really like the fan-less build and the low-power footprint of this bare-bone. But I would...
  5. drmike

    Label Printer Recommendation - Cable Tags

    Looking for group recommendation here... Shopping for a label printer to label cables of all sorts and other wired assets.  Something handheld and non PC would be great so can be used in the field. Anyone using such devices in their shop / racks?  What brands/models have been good experience...
  6. DomainBop

    SSD Hard Drives Going Read Only

    short version: ordered a server (used) on Monday and drives are going read-only after a few hours of uptime.  Rebooting solves the read-only problem (until it happens again a few hours only). my diagnosis: it's probably either a drive hardware problem or a faulty cable, but outdated drive...
  7. HalfEatenPie

    Renting vs Owning Hardware: Things to Consider

    Howdy folks! HalfEatenPie here with another article! This time the comparison and things to consider between renting and owning your server hardware! We’re going to cover the common features, the costs, and at the very end discuss the taxes. This article was mostly geared towards individuals...
  8. drmike

    dd-wrt compatible hardware folks are liking lately - More CPU + more RAM

    In the market for a new piece of hardware for dd-wrt.  Something more ahh modern and ideally with better CPU + more RAM. Would like to get a good spec off the shelf solution that bundles 600Mhz or faster CPU + 256MB of RAM minimum and does 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz. Running OpenVPN client to connect to...
  9. drmike

    Audiophiles around here? Who is using a DAC?

    I've been cobbling an audio project for a while.   Some hardcore audio nuts out there with expensive audio suites and racks of sound adjustment gear. I am not one,  yet. Been banging my head for a while over the audio rendering from onboard audio cards in most stuff (i.e. portables, droids...
  10. MartinD

    [UK] For Sale: 2 x 1U Q6600/8GB Ram

    I have 2 of these up for grabs. They're still in use at the moment but will be decommissioned within the next few weeks. These have been running without issue for about 2 years now, never missed a beat and have been solid work horses. Only getting rid as we're consolidating the roles of these 2...
  11. drmike

    Off Lease Hardware Vendor

    Anyone around here buying off lease servers and related network gear? Looking for options out there of reputable off lease companies.   Looking for HP, Dell and Supermicro. Looking for prior generation gear and for availability in the United States. Feel free to recommend your vendor.  PMs...
  12. V

    Software RAID vs hardware RAID

    I understand that a lot of people think hardware raid is superior to software raid, but is this still true with the advancements of modern servers? What are the benefits of hardware/software raid?