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Forum: Hardware Support 06-23-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
The Drobo S has had moments of splendor and hours...

The Drobo S has had moments of splendor and hours of agony. It is generally a fantastic device and I have been able to get some fair but consistent performance numbers from it. However, it is very...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-29-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
I don't have access to a ReadyNAS at the moment. ...

I don't have access to a ReadyNAS at the moment. From people I have talked to, the Drobo would be simpler to manage, but since the price points are similar, it would be a good test.

I will look...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-29-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
Planning load testing

I plan to attach this to my Sage server and run a load test with intelligent recording turned on and leave my comskip running as usual to see what happens. That should give me 3 HD streams...
Forum: Hardware Support 03-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
Drobo S Arrived

The Drobo S that I requested for this review has arrived and so far I am pretty impressed. I have connected it via eSATA to my workstation running Windows 7 x64 to get a handle on the performance...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-13-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
Definately a fair point. There are a lot of...

Definately a fair point. There are a lot of installers that extract to the drive with the most free space, but I can't imagine those being much more than a couple of gigabytes of temporary usage in...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
I think there is no doubt that Drobo is a bad...

I think there is no doubt that Drobo is a bad solution as your system volume. In just about any system I built (including my own) I have a pair of drives mirrored for the system, swap, temp, update,...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
I thought I would give a bit of history for how I...

I thought I would give a bit of history for how I got to this:

My father is in the running for the biggest couch potato in history... He currently runs 4 VCR's and a ReplayTV (SD, 80 hour or...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
The Pro has a lot of nice features, but the price...

The Pro has a lot of nice features, but the price is a deal killer for the home media server market.
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
Since it's a NAS solution, why couldn't you...

Since it's a NAS solution, why couldn't you configure a static IP on the ReadyNAS and on a second GigE nic in your machine then direct connect with a crossover? As long as they are both in a...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
My initial thoughts are that the cheapest...

My initial thoughts are that the cheapest ReadyNAS Pro I saw was about $1100 (I didn't look too hard, and didn't hit ebay) and that was without drives. The Drobo S is $750 without drives. I think I...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
I am not sure I follow how this helps. It has...

I am not sure I follow how this helps. It has abstracted the configuration of the raid from hardware into software. And it still runs on top of some operating system. The would probably be pretty...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
That is how I was planning to configure the...

That is how I was planning to configure the system if the Drobo S can meet the performance requirements I am looking for. It is simple enough to know much space is on the array and then how much...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,580
Posted By rajczi
Drobo S Performance Testing - Need Input

I have been watching Drobo for several years time as their storage solutions are very compelling but to date have either been way to expensive or way to slow.

They have released a new version of...
Forum: SageTV Customizations 10-03-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By rajczi
I also considered using a tuner and piping the...

I also considered using a tuner and piping the audio out to the receiver and setting the lineup channels for that tuner on empty channels in my lineup. That way, when I change to that channel on any...
Forum: SageTV Customizations 10-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By rajczi
Control one extender from another extender

Is there any way that I can control what is playing on one extender from another extender? I have a whole house audio system that is connected to a receiver in the closet with my sage server. I...
Forum: Hardware Support 08-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 120,356
Posted By rajczi
I had a similar set of behaviors and mine ended...

I had a similar set of behaviors and mine ended up related to a bad power cord for my HDHR. Sounds crazy, but its a know issue at Silicondust and they will send you a replacement. As soon as I...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-28-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 120,356
Posted By rajczi
I have a few channels that tune in very slowly in...

I have a few channels that tune in very slowly in Sage that come in just fine in VLC but my signal strength is nowhere near as high as yours. On occasion, I have a channel that doesn't tune in for...
Forum: Hardware Support 07-28-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 120,356
Posted By rajczi
HDHR and 6.4.5

I just wanted to let everyone know that I was able to follow the instructions on the silicondust site and here and was able to get my HDHR working fine with v6.4.5. I have installed the new dll and...
Forum: SageMC Custom Interface 07-08-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By rajczi
Do you know if this works in SageMC or default...

Do you know if this works in SageMC or default STV only? I run SageMC on all the extenders.

Thanks,

Chris
Forum: SageMC Custom Interface 07-08-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By rajczi
Remember Playlist Posistion & Resume

I have been looking around for a while and can't seem to find this feature if it exists. In my case, my kids are 5 and 7 and are really into a couple shows. I will use the Magic Schoolbus as my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 330,664
Posted By rajczi
Unit back from service call

I just got my unit back from service and it has a sticker on the bottom that says 49001 LF Rev C2. There is no cooling fan visible anywhere on the chasis. I am a bit uncomfortable with the unit not...
Forum: SageTV Beta Test Software 06-16-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,716
Posted By rajczi
HD PVR and HD100

I have the PVR and 3 of the HD100 boxes, each with different audio connections. When I get a recording from the HD PVR (about 50% of the time I get a 0 byte ts file) I have all sorts of assorted...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 330,664
Posted By rajczi
Tracking information

I just got my tracking information for my unit. My order number was 34295. I also have all the parts for a replacement sage server that I will be deploying it on so I guess I know what I am doing...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-01-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,859
Posted By rajczi
I was planning to run the stacker with one power...

I was planning to run the stacker with one power supply. The case has the ability to contain two and therefore comes with the adapter that allows the first power supply to signal the second power...
Forum: Hardware Support 02-01-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,859
Posted By rajczi
Nice setup... That's a smokin' fast card. ...

Nice setup... That's a smokin' fast card.

Chris
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