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  • This week on BYOB we are joined by our special guest Rich O’Niel.  You know him as DVN on the HSS forums. We discuss the new REVOx2 PCIe SSD and Michael gives his initial impressions on the Microsoft Kinect.  BYOB talks with Rich about how he got started with Homeservershow, his builds, and recently his experiences with raid on two SSD's as well as two 2T drives.  Remember to join us live on ustream on November 27 at 11am PST.


    OCZ RevoDrive X2 is released


    An accurate reflection of Michael’s review of the Kinect

    Rich O’Neil’s SSD Discussion

    Intel Storage Matrix


    Parted Majic


    Download and burn Parted Magic .iso

    Boot Parted Magic | Hit the ‘Start’ button | run System Tools -> Erase Disk

    Choose the 4th option for SE

    Select the disk and accept ‘NULL’ as the default password to lock the drive

    Once the command is issued, it takes ~3-10 seconds to do the erase


    *Warning: Limit SE’s to a couple times per year. This is fine. Excessive SE's may shorten SSD life.


    Anandtech’s SSD Anthology


    Logitech DiNovo Edge Keyboard


    Logitech DiNovo Mini Keyboard


    Rich’s MiniITX HTPC Box



    Heeding advice from Michael Martis (no-control), extra PSU cabling is cut away with diagonal wire cutters.  Though the build features a modular PSU, this makes a nice difference in further reducing clutter.


    1 - the cut


    Heat Shrink tubing on the fan and front panel header wiring also keeps things neat and organized.


    2 - the shrink wrap


    Scythe 120mm case fan mod:  Using a drill press with an adjustable hole saw, cut a 113.5mm hole in the front of the case. A Scythe 120mm @ 800 rpm case fan, controlled by a 3-fan, 3-speed Lian Li slot fan controller, fits with a little bit of room to spare. A Thermaltake HSF lowers temps ~5-8C over the stock Intel HSF. The OCZ Agility 2 SSD provides fast load times while adding zero heat and noise.


    3- the works


    Almost finished – sliding in the PSU: Wiring is routed to reduce air-flow obstruction to extent possible. Note the black, flat cabling of the Cooler Master PSU wrapped around the main power cable.


    4 - the closing


    Assembled and ready for the side panel: There’s an approximate 1.5”-1.75” gap between the Thermaltake HSF and the back of the Cooler Master PSU. Buttoned up and powered on, this HTPC build is nearly silent.


    5 - the end



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    First, loving the Kinect hacks on line, but mine is getting little use ATM. Seriously considering building a micro-PC for one of kids bedroom for combination media player and gaming rig. Ref. a few shows back and wireless keyboards, I found the one my friend had purchased while stationed in Korea: ADESSO WKB-3000UB 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Mini Keyboard w/Optical Trackball. I can vouch for it's use from 30' + away from the PC. Solidly built as well. Does require the USB dongle be plugged into the PC. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N... Also sent an email reference memory. Two questions, basically which is faster/better 1600 MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings or 1333 MHz with 7-7-7-20 timings (in a server) and will a 32bit OS with 2 sticks of 4 GB RAM on a dual channel RAM motherboard be able to use dual channel still, or will it only see the initial stick of 4 GB and lose the dual channel advantage?
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