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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:51 am

robespierre wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:First I've heard of the Matrix-6 having a chorus unit of any kind...mine sure didn't.

https://www.reddit.com/r/synthesizers/c ... 6s_crummy/

Oh. Unison mode (stacking up multiple voices slightly detuned from each other) isn't the same thing as a chorus unit (multiple delay lines providing phase-shifted copies of the input with modulated delay time/phase offset.)

But yes, the unison mode on the Matrix-6 was rather uninspiring.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:33 pm

Qty=40+2, Seagate's 1TB Barracuda 7200.12: 40 units for my customer, and 2 units for me :D

Ok, 1TB internal hard disk may not seem very exciting now that 2TB and 4TB (and 6TB?) disks are available, but can't avoid love at the first sight for the Seagate's B.7200.12, first because it uses just two 500GB platters, whereas other 1TB disks typically use three 333GB platters, and squeezing more data on to fewer platters means increasing data density, which is one of the main ways in which manufacturers increase both capacity and performance. As result, this hard drive raced through our file-transfer tests, and was one of the fastest internal disks I've ever seen (in its category, of course): it writes large files at 90MB/s and reads them at 110MB/s. Whooaahh, it's faster and more silent (27dB of noise in normal use !!!) than everything I have ever tried.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:50 pm

(and 6TB?)
hmmm.. Largest consumer disk I've seen available (in stock at amazon, only a couple hundred bucks, not just "announced").... is 10tb.
But 4-8tb is the sweet spot for size/price.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Trippynet » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:21 am

Well not a computing purchase, but my wife and I have just bought a house here in Scotland. Already identified which room will be the man-cave, looking forward in a couple of months time to transferring all my systems across and getting everything freshly set up again once we get the keys!
Systems in use:
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:Fuel: - Lithium: R14000 600MHz CPU, 4GB RAM, V10 Graphics, 72GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 1Gb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.30
Other system in storage: :O2: R5000 200MHz, 224MB RAM, 72GB 15k HDD, PSU fan mod, IRIX 6.5.30

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:46 am

guardian452 wrote:But 4-8tb is the sweet spot for size/price


The problem is the reliability, and on how to evaluate hard disk reliability, the main problem is when you can/cannot believe what you read from reviews. Of course the best method is 'try by yourself'. Sometimes it's fine in the theory, but not practical.

These barracuda B.7200.12 model I bought are the 2011 version, paid 15 euro each (less than the 50% of the price of the current version available on amazon) in large quantity, all brand news, unsold, and they are absolutely known about their reliability, because I have been testing them for a long time, and they are all still working without a problem.

On a lot of 50 hard drives, one was defective in a time windows of two years.

I don't know about modern barracuda hard drives, 2015 and 2016 versions, never used one, I know a lot of people is reporting bad news, and I know a lot of these bad news are bullshit.

BTW, 8TB is definitely too high density for me :D
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby josehill » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:45 am

Trippynet wrote:Well not a computing purchase, but my wife and I have just bought a house here in Scotland. Already identified which room will be the man-cave, looking forward in a couple of months time to transferring all my systems across and getting everything freshly set up again once we get the keys!

Congratulations & best wishes!

Now we know where we're going to have the next Nekochan barbecue! :D

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:46 am

Do you get creatures from the Cenozoic era asking for 'Tree Fiddy', Trippynet?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:49 am

Y888099 wrote:The problem is the reliability, and on how to evaluate hard disk reliability, the main problem is when you can/cannot believe what you read from reviews. Of course the best method is 'try by yourself'. Sometimes it's fine in the theory, but not practical.

On a lot of 50 hard drives, one was defective in a time windows of two years.

I don't know about modern barracuda hard drives, 2015 and 2016 versions, never used one, I know a lot of people is reporting bad news, and I know a lot of these bad news are bullshit.

BTW, 8TB is definitely too high density for me :D


The problem is 50 is too small of a population to gather any meaningful data with. That's only part of a production lot, not even a full shipment to a distributor.

Backblaze shares their reliability statistics, and I would consider them reliable (I'm their customer as well)...
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-dri ... s-q1-2016/
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-dri ... tats-2016/
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-dri ... s-q3-2016/

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:24 pm

Trippynet wrote:Well not a computing purchase, but my wife and I have just bought a house here in Scotland. Already identified which room will be the man-cave, looking forward in a couple of months time to transferring all my systems across and getting everything freshly set up again once we get the keys!


Wow! Good luck!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Trippynet » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:39 am

Raion-Fox wrote:Do you get creatures from the Cenozoic era asking for 'Tree Fiddy', Trippynet?


Thankfully no, although if I were in Inverness, it'd be a different story :)
Systems in use:
:Indigo2IMP: - Nitrogen: R10000 195MHz CPU, 384MB RAM, SolidIMPACT Graphics, 36GB 15k HDD & 300GB 10k HDD, 100Mb/s NIC, New/quiet fans, IRIX 6.5.22
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:31 pm

Canon Rebel XT. 8MP camera.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:17 pm

This Frankenstein's monster of an AT PC.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232266046242?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

The case and motherboard are like 5 years apart, it's so weird.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:21 am

BCC03 video cable for my DEC PRO 380. Now all I need is a VR241 or VT241 and I should be able to get the colour head working.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:07 pm

itsvince725 wrote:This Frankenstein's monster of an AT PC.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232266046242?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

The case and motherboard are like 5 years apart, it's so weird.

Eh, I reused the same compaq case and psu for about 15 years. Started life as a p4 with geforce 2 mx in 2001, upgraded with core 2 duo and geforce 9400. Gave it to a friend and afaik it's still running as-is.

One of those compaqs that had the interchangable color translucent panel on the front. :)

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby uunix » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:05 am

This arrived today:
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A BrightEye2 Analog - SDi convertor. It was nice and cheap @ £30 odd. I never saw that it didn't come with a power supply, but no worries, I have loads and found the correct one.
So I connected this to it (using composite out):
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And then from SD out :
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To the SD in on my Video Option card (not a DM2):
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And then the out put to this, which I bought years ago and never used because I couldn't figure it out:
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Which is a Lumagen VisionPro HDP, and fired up flame and got this..
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That's no reflection, that's the image from the camera displayed in flame and on the broadcast screen..
That's something I haven't achieved on my DM2 setup.

I love having an office room that I can do what I like in..

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This is abetter picture of the parking outside.
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Might as well throw in a picture of the storage.
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