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Originally Posted by BrianVarick View Post

^Why do you need it?

At the most basic level it's providing expandable raid storage for my media library. I had several large hard drives in my computer, but had reached the limit of drives for my case (which is a big one). Blu-rays are 25gb each, on average, once they've been stripped of menus/extras, so the space goes pretty quickly. I'm also putting all my documents, music and RAW camera files there so that i can use software from any computer and access the same files.

It's not just dumb nas storage either. It's got several built-in servers to it, including web/database, so that i can run xbmc (a media center app) from it and have it synced on every computer, for instance. I can start a movie on the projector in the living room, pause it, and then resume from bedroom in same location. I can publish services to the internet to access all my stuff remotely too.

The reason I'd put it off before was partly because i wasn't sure how loud it'd be. I'd read it was fairly quiet, but other people's definition of quiet doesn't normally match mine when it comes to computers. Every computer I build for my place needs to be below ambient noise levels. I don't want to hear them, ever. I've spent tons of extra money building them that way. Finding a solution which has the capacity/expandability that I need while staying away from enterprise gear (which doesn't care about being loud because it goes in a server room), wasn't always easy. Don't know if you've ever heard an enterprise disk array before, but they tend to sound like helicopters. Thankfully, it is quiet. It'll put the drives to sleep when not in use and takes advantage of wake-on-lan as well. You can even create a schedule for the device to sleep/wake-up, so for the first time in a while, I can actually put my PCs to sleep.

I'm very impressed with the unit so far. Tons of features. Quick list: torrent downloads, itunes/media center, surveillance (can run 20 IP cameras from it), mysql database, ftp, audio streaming, torrent client, and i think you can add apps too.

Oh and I will run my vmware environment from it now instead of my local computer.
Edited by GQgeek - 7/31/11 at 10:50am
post #4142 of 4568
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Originally Posted by BrianVarick View Post

^Why do you need it?

Apparently, he is backing up the data for half of the world.
post #4143 of 4568
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post


Apparently, he is backing up the data for half of the world.

Not quite. I only started with 15TB. shog[1].gif
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500

Last night I had a strange dream that I had a ukulele, and was learning to play it. First I did some jazz chords, then all of a sudden I was shredding on it Joe Satriani/Steve Vai style like I used to on guitar.
Today during my lunch break I ran out to the music store and got me one of these. Spruce top, gold tuners. Gig bag included. I bought a new chromatic tuner too.
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Technically not a clothing item:image.php


Edited by Ghast - 5/11/12 at 5:54am
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Lab Series Active Hand Cream and Dolce & Gabanna The One
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Lord of the Rings Extended Edition blu-ray box set. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

15 discs worth of LotR!!
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just a few knick knacks for home entertaining:

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2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI (with 17" rims and moon roof). The moon roof is a bit ridiculous because it covers the entire roof. Plus most of the time they'll be bikes on a rack on the roof so all I'll really have is a view of the bikes - god forbid a bike gets jolted loose and crashes right through the glass roof...

I also am enamored with the new clean diesel engine...hopefully I'll maximize it during super road trips on the highways...

I actually loved the NYC way (renting different cars for weekend/vacations - then proceeding to run the rental cars into the ground not caring about the car), I know parking is going to be hard at times... but all the rental companies and even zipcar are raising/will raise their rates 20-30%... It makes more sense just to finance a car - if you spend more than $200 a month on rentals...

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post #4150 of 4568
love the car, LawrenceMD, especially the roof racks. I just purchased a 2011 Subaru Legacy but they didn't offer the roof racks as an option. ill have to go the aftermarket route
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oh btw, if your photo is any indication, you are gonna have one hellava time parking that in NYC. lulz
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

oh btw, if your photo is any indication, you are gonna have one hellava time parking that in NYC. lulz

williamsburg isn't too bad for parking... there's always going to be a space but it'll be a couple blocks away...

I really wanted a subaru also... we looked at all sorts of models... but you're right the car is actually very very large (SUV-like footprint) and with the back seats folded it around 60 cubic feet. This way we can invite friends to road trips/and have a car thats family friendly if my wife and I make a "mistake"...
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

The vermin, not the dishwasher.


That's an awesome photo. I showed this to my wife and she was so confused, thinking it was of two of our cats since they both get into the dishwasher like this as well.

Congratulations! They are beautiful.
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Blackburn AirTower 4 Pump for my bicycle, motorcycle, and car. boom!
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post

Blackburn AirTower 4 Pump for my bicycle, motorcycle, and car. boom!

car?
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