Jump to content
RESET Forums (homeservershow.com)
  • Today we spend some time talking to Steve Dail (aka: Timekills) from our forums.  We walk through his VM build, network, and HTPC.  We also cover some SSD stuff and Tim talks about the new line up of Z68 boards from EVGA.

     

    Lanspeed Test

    http://download.cnet.com/LAN-Speed-Test/3000-2085_4-10908738.html

    http://www.totusoft.com/lanspeed1.html

     

    AnandTech SSD article

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4604/the-sandforce-roundup-corsair-patriot-ocz-owc-memoright-ssds-compared/1

     

    eVGA Z68

    http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=5

     

    Netgear XAV5001 and 5004.

    The 5004 has a 4-port switch as well as a standard one-port adaptor. You can buy them separately or as a two-pack.

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833122387

     

    Steve's (Timekills) Present Build

     

    1) Case: NZXT Tempest EVO

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062

     

    fans: 2x140mm on top, 2x120mm in front (intake over hard drives), 1x120mm on side. Slight overpressure to reduce dust. Replaced top 140s with Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Maru2 (quieter):

     

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185156

     

    2) Motherboard: Asus P7H55-M Pro

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131623

     

    3) CPU: Core i3 530 (occasionally OC’d to 3.4Ghz)

     

    4) RAM:

    -8 GB (2x4GB) G.SKILL Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D (1600)

    -4 GB  (2x2GB) Patriot Viper PVS34G1600ELK

    12GB total (yeah - not matched, and with 12 GB have to run CPU at stock speed)

     

    5) Hard drives:

     

    a) OS: 2x160GB Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST91604 in IcyDock MB982SPR-2S as RAID 1.

     

    1) 6 x Samsung EcoGreen F4 HD2040UI 2TB in RAID 5 + spare (i.e. 5x2TB in RAID5 for 8TB usable plus one as spare. Taking that one out for shelf storage when I rebuild this week. Attached to HighPoint RocketRaid 2720 with 2 x Adaptec 2236600-R 0.5 meter fan-out cables (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816103193)

     

    2) 2 x 1.5 TB WD Green in RAID0 for Virtual OS (soon to be replaced by new WD6000BLHX 600GB Velociraptor.)

     

    3) 1 x 1.5TB WD Green for Virtual OS and Server 2008R2 (host) backup

     

    4) 2 x 750GB eSata WD drive for Photo backup (rotated on and off-site)

     

    6) Optical: LiteOn BluRay Burner (IHBS112-29)

     

    7) PSU: Corsair TX650

     

     

     

    As always we look forward to hear from you.

     

    Call or send a text at:  818-527-5597

     

    Follow BYOB on Twitter!

     

    Discuss this Podcast in our Forums

     

    E-Mail - byob@homeservershow.com

     

    [iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes(MP3).

    [Zune] Subscribe to the Podcast in the Zune Marketplace.

    [RSS] Add the Podcast feed to your RSS aggregator.

    [blog RSS] Add the Blog feed to your RSS aggregator.

     

     

     Share


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    Great show guys, Steve what are you using to stream too none silverlight systems? How do you like the Seagate Momentus Drives? I am using two of 250GB ones in a RAID1 for the OS and they seem ok Mike aka Nocontrole could you please tell what the code pack your using for the MKV's ? I could not make it out on the podcast. Thank you.
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Do not mean to respond for Michael, however NoControl has been tied for awhile. The one he uses is the Haali or Sharky's. Hope this helps.
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Thank you pcdoc for the response. Dont know if I will try it or not becouse like you I have not had good luck with these things not to mention the limited device play back, right now I thinking keep it mp4 h264 my only wish is to be able to have multi audo play back. like we can do in MKV. What are your thoughts Mike?
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Haali isn't a codec "pack" per se - it is a single codec, like any other that are already installed on Windows to play MP3s, MPEG2, etc. As of now, the only common container that can play multiple selectable audio streams is MKV. THe MP4 container does have mutiple streams in its definition but players aren't designed to use them (yet.) Just FYSA, adding TMT5 does introduce addition codecs to your system, which is why it can play MKVs. The difference is using a seperate codec (such as Haali) allows for MKV's to be played on extenders such as Xbox360s whereas whent hey are installed as part of an additional player they may only be available to that player. Michael (martis) and I tend to disagree on Shark007's codec pack. I would never recommend other codec packs, except *maybe* FFDShow. The only difference between Shark007's pack and FFDShow is Shark's team takes the time to ensure the codecs work natively with WMP and therefore with extenders whereas FFDShow works only inside Windows natively. Other coedc packs (CCCP comes to mind) I stay away from as they over-ride native Windows codecs as well as your third-party codec installed by other programs and can cause problems with other installed programs. I.E. TMT5 installs an additional MPEG4 codec for BluRay (and MKV) playback. Shark007 will alow native playback of BluRay and MKV through Windows Media Player (and extenders) but WILL NOT over-write the codec used by TMT5, and will not change it. FFDShow might, and most other codec packs will.
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Haali isn't a codec "pack" per se - it is a single codec, like any other that are already installed on Windows to play MP3s, MPEG2, etc. As of now, the only common container that can play multiple selectable audio streams is MKV. THe MP4 container does have mutiple streams in its definition but players aren't designed to use them (yet.) Just FYSA, adding TMT5 does introduce addition codecs to your system, which is why it can play MKVs. The difference is using a seperate codec (such as Haali) allows for MKV's to be played on extenders such as Xbox360s whereas whent hey are installed as part of an additional player they may only be available to that player. Michael (martis) and I tend to disagree on Shark007's codec pack. I would never recommend other codec packs, except *maybe* FFDShow. The only difference between Shark007's pack and FFDShow is Shark's team takes the time to ensure the codecs work natively with WMP and therefore with extenders whereas FFDShow works only inside Windows natively. Other coedc packs (CCCP comes to mind) I stay away from as they over-ride native Windows codecs as well as your third-party codec installed by other programs and can cause problems with other installed programs. I.E. TMT5 installs an additional MPEG4 codec for BluRay (and MKV) playback. Shark007 will alow native playback of BluRay and MKV through Windows Media Player (and extenders) but WILL NOT over-write the codec used by TMT5, and will not change it. FFDShow might, and most other codec packs will.
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Hi PCDoc and Timekills, Thank you both so much for the info, So steve would I install Haali on the server then or the local clients? I do like Mikes way of thinking and I am going to install TMT on my new media center pc but not every room is going to have a media center pc, some will use xbox and other types of extenders.
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • I throw this out every once in a while.  Is anyone interested in writing up "semi-formal" reviews here on the forums?  I say semi-formal because they don't have to be pro level, just a good attempt at telling the story about the gear.  Something you have purchased lately.  You don't have to go buy stuff, just incorporate what you have already have purchased.  Hit me up with any questions.  You never know where it will lead!
        • Like
      • 3 replies
    • D-Link has dropped a couple of new products and additions to their lineup of smart home gear.  Hold on because there is a lot of gear!
      Let's start with cameras.  D-Link has new Wi-Fi cameras, the Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8302LH) and Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8526LH).  These are not just new, and good looking cams, they can now perform people detection and glass break detection.  The new cameras also feature expanded ways for customers to save video, including ONVIF Profile S, which enables custom storage and streaming options to personal NAS devices, built-in storage microSD capacity up to 256 GB, as well as free and paid cloud storage options. 
       

       
      This year's camera models include both an indoor and an outdoor model. The outdoor model features a spotlight and siren that can be triggered when motion is detected, deterring potential intruders. The indoor model pans around to give a full 360-degree view of any room and tracks motion. Both include two-way audio. 
      Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera is the model (DCS-8302LH), available in Q2, 2020, and retail pricing will be $99.99.
      Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera is the model (DCS-8526LH), available in Q3, 2020, and retail pricing will be $119.99.
      One of my favorite products is Wi-Fi.  D-Link has a whole lot of new products coming including Wi-Fi 6, Mesh, Alexa and Google Assistant integration, IFTTT, Parental Controls, and more!
       

       
      There are so many new SKU's that I can't make heads or tails of them!  I'm going to be speaking with D-Link more this week and will sort all of these out. I do want you to see all they are offering and what the release date and projected retail pricing will be.

      AC1900 Scalable Mesh Wi-Fi Router (COVR-1900-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      AC1750 Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-1750-US), Q1 2020, $99.99
      AC1900 Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-1950-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      AC1750 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1755-US), Q1 2020, $99.99
      AC1950 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1955-US), Q1 2020, $109.99
      Smart AX1500 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1560-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      Smart AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1870-US), Q2 2020, $139.99
      Smart AX2400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X2460-US), Q3 2020, $159.99
      Smart AX5400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X5460-US), Q1 2020, $279.99
      AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender (DAP-X1870-US), Q2 2020, $129.99
      AX1800 Whole Home Mesh System (COVR-X1872-US), QX22020, $269.99
        • Like
      • 0 replies
    • RESET Merch Shop
      Get ya Merch here!  I've created a T-Shirt shop with the famous RESET paperclip. I've pasted that clip on just about everything so you can wear it around town!  Cable bags, Coffee Mugs, T-Shirts, and more. 
       
      https://reset.threadless.com/
       
      or you can get it it via
       
      https://reset.fm/store
       
      Here is the main design.
       

       
      Below is a part of the order that I put in!  
       
       

       
      The Heather Grey above is the Extra Soft version and it is awesome.  I highly recommend the softness!    The "Chili Red" is the Tri-Blend and probably my favorite feel and color.

       
      This is the Zip-Up Hoody, Heather Indigo, Sponge Fleece, Men's, Large.  In my podcast I couldn't remember what style it was but it is Sponge Fleece. It's REALLY soft on the inside. Soft outside as well. The only problem is with the zip up hoody the logo is on the back. Regular hoody, it will be on the front.
       
      https://reset.threadless.com/
       
      or you can get it it via
       
      https://reset.fm/store
       
      Thank you for supporting this community. Everything you purchase will help keep the lights on the hard drives spinning.
       
      • 0 replies
    • OneDrive Personal Vault and expandable storage
      Microsoft's OneDrive has a few new features and options worth pointing out.  Personal Vault and Expandable Storage.
       
      Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS. 
       
      Personal Vault gives you an added layer of protection for your most important files, photos, and videos—for example, copies of documents such as your passport, driver’s license, or insurance information—should someone gain access to your account or device.
      Plus, this added security won’t slow you down. You can quickly access your important documents, photos, and files with confidence wherever you are, on your PC, OneDrive.com, or your mobile device.

       
      Beyond a second layer of identity verification, Personal Vault also includes the following security measures:
       
      Scan and shoot—Using the OneDrive app, you can scan documents or shoot photos directly into your Personal Vault, keeping them off less secure areas of your device, like your camera roll.
      Automatic locking—No need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your files open—both will close and lock automatically after a period of inactivity.
      BitLocker encryption—On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive automatically syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive.
      Restricted sharing—To prevent accidental sharing, files in Personal Vault and shared items moved into Personal Vault cannot be shared.
       
      Taken together, these security measures help ensure that Personal Vault files are not stored unprotected on your PC, and your files have additional protection, even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it or to your account.
       
      Expandable Storage
       
      If you are and Office 365 Subscriber you get 1 TB of OneDrive storage space with all the other Office goodies like Word, Excel, etc.  I know personally that I have gone over the 1TB limit and have always wanted to be able to add additional storage to my account.  Now you can!

       
      Pick and option and keep on hoarding, errr, I mean saving! Cancel anytime, upgrade at any moment.
      • 1 reply
    • Ubiquiti adds new items to the Unifi Line including UAP Flex HD and the Unifi Dream machine
      Ubiquiti has been busy.  There area ton of new items to recently released and I'm going to share two of my favorites.
       
      The UAP Flex HD and the Unifi Dream machine. The Flex HD is a mouthful of descriptors like most of UI gear is.  It's a 2Ghz 2x2 MIMO, 5GHz 4x4 MU-MIMO, POE, Indoor/Outdoor, multi mount, mesh point that is no bigger than a can of Coke.

       
      You will still need the Unifi controller although you can configure it with basic functionality with the Unifi App.  I've always found it's best to configure with your controller and then use the app as an add-on.  There are several mounting options that include sitting it on a shelf! That is something that Unifi has not had before unless you count the ceiling AP I have awkwardly mounted placed on top of a few books.  It can be found on the Unifi store for $179.
       
      https://store.ui.com/collections/wireless/products/unifi-flexhd
       
      The Dream Machine is an altogether different beast that I hope lives up to its naming.  This is the gateway drug, for lack of a better term, to the Unifi world.  The starter kit.  It is an Access Point, Gigabit Switch, Security Gateway, and the Cloud Key all in one package.  The latter being the most significant as this is something that has deterred new users from getting started with Unifi.  Requiring new users to purchase a $100 item just to run the AP's has been somewhat of a roadblock in the past.  Granted, that is improving every year with the ability to run it in the cloud, on a NAS, a Pi, Docker, MacOS, and of course Windows, it is still a barricade to getting up and running when manufacturers such as Eero offer simplicity in an app.
       

       
      The switch includes 4 LAN Ports and 1 WAN port.  All of which are Gigabit and security services such as IPS are rated at Gigabit speed. It's $299 in the Unifi store but I'm unsure how nicely it will play with other Unifi gear.  This may be a nice "first AP" with its built in Cloud Key if you can add additional units or other Unifi access points.
       
      https://store.ui.com/collections/routing-switching/products/unifi-dream-machine
      • 4 replies
×
×
  • Create New...