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tales from the server room

TFTS 2: How to get stable RAM

In TFTS 1, I talked about my expe­ri­ence with bad RAM that kept screw­ing up my chi (Note to self: return those soon). But as with the cur­rent state of con­sumer grade RAM, how to get some­thing rock sta­ble for home use ? Aside from the cost, most often you can’t even use server grade RAM […]

TFTS 1: What NOT to do when your server crashes randomly.

I recently built a lit­tle server whose main task is to serve files. Bought a moth­er­board that had a decent amount of SATA ports, added two addi­tional SATA con­troller cards and packed the whole case full of disks. As the server is at home, I didn’t bother with enterprise-grade hard­ware stuff. Fun was had, but soon […]