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  Reply # 1070829 20-Jun-2014 11:18
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What's the ballpark to create a system that would have temperature monitors in maybe 6 places? Not too bothered about general weather, just to figure out things like heating, cooling, and insulation. Probably more than I want to pay, just curious :)

Almost certainly way more than you want to pay!  If it's just 6 temperature monitors, I would probably use a Raspberry Pi or Arduino board, teamed up with the appropriate sensors.  Or if it's at a remote outdoor location, you could use an Analogue I/O module with RS-485 comms.







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  Reply # 1070924 20-Jun-2014 12:35
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Eh think I'll skip it, too difficult. Thanks for the info :)




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Heard about this product on a podcast:
StableBit Drive Scanner http://stablebit.com/Scanner

It will read all your HDD data, and ensure that it is still readable and writable - some datablocks are rarely read because they are not accessed that often. Read Once, Write Never ...





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Interesting product, but "Continuously scans all of your hard drives" doesn't sound ideal - doing it occasionally sounds good, but not constantly.

Edit - it does say "The file system check is flexible, it has its own re-check interval, and can be disabled globally or per-disk". So that's ok.




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timmmay: Interesting product, but "Continuously scans all of your hard drives" doesn't sound ideal - doing it occasionally sounds good, but not constantly.


this.

i get frustrated enough when i head to bed for the night, just start settling in, and my indexing processes, reading a whole disk... that would go on for awhile.


while this would be a nice warning sign, imo it wouldnt be worth it..




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