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RAID Trust Issues — Windows Or a Cheap Controller?

beavis88 Windows + NTFS + external backup (564 comments)

Cheap RAID controllers suck - at least you can trust Windows to be consistent between installations if need be. External (preferably offsite) backup is also a must! As I'm sure you'll be reminded 1000 times in this thread, RAID is not backup.

more than 5 years ago

Central Anti-Virus For Small Business?

beavis88 SEP too expensive? (359 comments)

Seriously? I don't remember the exact figures, but I believe we're paying under $30/seat for 50 licenses. It's really hard for me to believe it's not worth somewhere in the $1000/yr ballpark to have decent AV protection for your company.

more than 5 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

beavis88 Uh, no. (618 comments)

Well below 30 FPS average in Crysis 1920x1200 with only 0xAA and 8xAF? No thanks. Why would I buy a card that's underpowered on today's^H^H^H last year's games at far less than max quality?

more than 5 years ago

Acorns Disappear Across the Country

beavis88 Come to my house (474 comments)

We've got a bumper crop of acorns this year. I've never seen anything like it - my front yard is almost literally paved with acorn bits and pieces now. And we're less than 200 miles from the supposed VA dead zone in the article...

more than 5 years ago


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