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Archive for December 22nd, 2017

hardware rec – When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/22

A kind of repeat of a 6 year old post, as by now this has much more information: [WayBackhardware rec – When to stop using a hard drive? What rules/software apply? – Super User.

It is a continuation for another drive of my 2011 post hard drive – When to stop using a HDD? What rules/software apply?.

Basically I was unlucky receiving a brand new drive that appeared exceptionally slow and doing some ticking.

So I ran these on it:


Sorry for the “missed schedule”, but is acting up again:

Since I ran this machine on Windows and I didn’t have time to run locally, these are the tools I used:

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CPU FAN header is called FANA on SuperMicro X10SRI-F and X10SL7-F – Onboard LSI

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/22

The SuperMicro X10SRI-F and X10SL7-F boards are very similar, so I was happy that [WayBackSuperMicro X10SL7-F – Onboard LSI pointed out where the CPU fan was: it’s header FANA which isn’t exactly clear form the X10SRI-F motherboard PDF manual [WayBack]:

FANA is the CPU fan connector

 I never realized that. What is this based on? The manual seemed to be silent about this.

(I connected my CPU fan to the closest fan connector and everything works like a charm, but I’m still curious).

 The manual is indeed pretty much silent, although it does IMPLY that FanA is for the CPU.   It shows “FAN1-FAN4,FANA” and then says “System/CPU fan headers”.   You can read this as 5 fan headers that are the system and CPU fan headers; or as 4 headers and one more that are the system fan headers and the CPU fan header.



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WayBack throwing “Wayback Exception An unknown exception has occurred. Unexpected Error” usually indicates a cookie problem

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/22

If saving a web-page on the WayBack machine throws you this error on any site:

Wayback Exception


An unknown exception has occurred. Unexpected Error

Then usually the cause is having too many cookies.

Clean your cookies for, then try again.


Posted in Internet, InternetArchive, Power User, WayBack machine | 2 Comments »

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