Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Stanza, Sep 21, 2010.
Really, what integrity problems?
Is it exactly 10 hours out?
I had this problem with freenas resetting the clock in the bios when I was trying to get my nas to power on by RTC. I don't know how or why it does it - but it does. I ended up working out how much it was out by and adjusting my boot up time in the bios accordingly.
It's not a "problem". The BIOS should be set to UTC... I had this argument with a Windows zealot once.
Why is it set to UTC even though I have set it to be the Sydney time zone?
Assumptions were correct, the time was -10 hours.
that eBay seller has relisted...again?
could he have 10??
and he's sold one for an unspecified price..
Thats fine, just leave it set to UTC and freenas time will always be correct everytime you reboot
The argument I made against my friend was... if you have your BIOS set to UTC and then if you set your location in your (smart) OS, it will add the appropriate offset and account for DST, etc.
You can then move anywhere in the world in any amount of time you want and so long as you keep your timezone/location set in the OS properly, your BIOS clock will never have to change.
Taking this example to an unrealistic extreme - you could have two OSes, one for when you are in Sydney and one for when you are in Greenland... and your BIOS clock will not need to be touched and thus always display the "correct" time.
If you start having to change the BIOS clock all the time then unless the other OSes or programs or whatever are aware that you're not running in UTC, it would get reset/changed.
So yeah it's basically a simple and "smart" way to do things. Unfortunately since Windows is broken by its need to be compatible with it's older, much more broken self, it still does stupid stuff by default
FWIW I have Windows set up to keep the BIOS set to UTC. Pretty sure all *nix distros will take the BIOS as being in UTC by default, or set it for you when you set the time appropriately.
I'm not sure about what ram to get. Should I get 2x 2gb
or 1x4gb and use the existing ram in the 2nd slot for 5gb?
just finished installing mine, all went together pretty nicely actually, happy with the build quality and noise level.
kingston 4GB ram
2x 2TB hitachi hdd's in RAID1
pioneer blu-ray burner
Win7 64bit is installing now
Damnit I didn't check my balance and my order got rejected farkkk!.
Anyone selling one or know where is the cheapest place to get one?
sorry.... but yeah... read thread
Have people received their orders from MegaBuy that were purchased last Monday? I got a shipped notification on Thursday but it still hasn't arrived. I'm hoping it's not the same sort of deal as Dessy in which it'll show shipped even if thats not the case.
Yes, I ordered Monday and received Thursday.
I ordered at 4.58pm on Monday from MB paying with cc. I received mine from couriers please yesterday at lunchtime. I'd suggest calling MB and asking for the consignment number; that's what I did yesterday.
Ordered Monday, got it yesterday....
Had to meet the Courier from couriers please somewhere yesterday as he wasn't going anywhere near me (although he was 10km away go figure?)
I'ma be emailing Couriers please/ megabuy for a refund on postage me thinks.
Yeah Couriers Please isn't very good. I ordered something that they delivered and I inadvertently put the wrong suburb on it. Called up straight away, waited for 20 mins spoke to some noob who said he'd call back.
Called the next day, another 20mins and they said they'd talk to the drivers and get it to the depot then back out to me.
Got a call from retailer informing me they had received the goods back to their dispatch.
Had to pay another $10 to have it redelivered.
So, I won't be using them any time soon if I can avoid.
Ditto. 3 came into my department Thursday before lunch. 2 of mine (one for a friend) which were on 1 order, and my manager ordered a 2nd one on the same day, separate order and we both received them in the same delivery. Coordinator placed an order a few hours later than us by Direct Deposit, and it's still apparently on it's way...
damn couriers please is slow, the irony of it all is that my RAM from crucial, was is going to get here in the faster than the microserver =T
My unit came last night after ordering on Monday last week.
Happy overall with the unit, just trying to figure out what I'm going to do.. Can anyone recommend a cheap sata3 raid card or even host card?