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Re: new install of amd64, 9-4 from iso #1

On Friday 15 June 2018 02:28:35 David Christensen wrote:

> On 06/14/18 01:52, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > I'm seeing, at newegg et all, what is said to be a 3d nand that
> > seems to be the higher capacity drive, 240 GB etc, for prices in the
> > $90 range. But you are mentioning PCIe. Is SATA about to be
> > replaced, and I'll have to locate yet another motherboard to keep up
> > with the Jones's?
> I expect motherboards and drives with SATA interfaces will be around
> for many more years -- the interface is ubiquitous and fast/ cheap
> enough.
> I would consider the PCIe stuff for newer machines and/or machines
> running services or applications that need the performance.
> > On the hot swap cage front, the center pocket, even with a new
> > cable, a cast iron bitch to install, is still not at all happy with
> > the 2T drive I've installed 9.4 on, spamming my logs with resets.
> > Move the drive to the last sata socket, hanging out of the side of
> > the case, and its happy as a clam. Cheap cables, $6.50 for ten of
> > them, but they claim 6GB/sec, so I'll try yet another cable today
> > when I have both eyes open at the same time.
> Bad SATA cables and/or connectors are a common problem.  I now mark
> every SATA cable with a serial number and track them, to help with
> trouble-shooting.
> Using drive trays/ bays adds another level of hardware that can cause
> problems.  The only advice I can offer is to take meticulous notes and
> have spare parts for A-B testing.
> > I've also been battling a sudden loss of sound, took my speakers
> > apart and replaced 6 open electrolytic caps in the amp, (I am a
> > C.E.T. and have all the test gear and tools for that), didn't help,
> > went out to wally's and bought a twin of it, then found the green
> > led for the front channel was dark in kmix. But this set has lots
> > more distortion, so now that I know the machine is outputting sound
> > I'll retry the repaired kit again.
> For sound on Linux, I use Intel desktop boards, Debian stable, and
> cross my fingers.  It usually just works.  Whenever I try to add audio
> stuff, sound usually breaks to some lesser or greater extent.

Which sounds a lot better, so wallies new one went back last night for a 
refund. Since they were identical, I suspect they were both made in the 
same week 3 or 4 years ago and the capacitors have died sitting on the 
shelf. There were 6 caps, smaller stuff .22 uf to 20uf that measured in 
the 30 pf range. All got replaced with 50 to 100 uf stuff. Much more 
dependable than the teeny stuff they bought out of a sale wagon in front 
a a parts house in shangzui.

> David

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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