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    Ryzen

    The forthcoming Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 series chips have my interest. The rumor mill is building. They showed off a prototype 8-core/16-thread Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 at CES that was performing equal to the Intel i9-9900K in Cinebench while using less power to do it (133W vs 179W).
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    Missing Members

    Were you lost?
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Apparently I was way wrong. https://slickdeals.net/f/12639175-500gb-crucial-p1-qlc-3d-nand-m-2-nvme-pcie-solid-state-drive-75-free-shipping?v=1 Never underestimate the lack of intelligence of someone after a "deal".
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    Something Random

    Which virus?
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    I just noticed that YouTube videos embedded in posts with vbb don't show up correctly in the new software: https://www.storageforum.net/forum/threads/something-random.3070/post-206079
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    16TB Toshiba CMR

    I am. So far so good.
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    16TB Toshiba CMR

    But is it different from PMR? Otherwise, why create a new name?
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    16TB Toshiba CMR

    CMR? I know about PMR and SMR...
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    Best USB flash drive for booting and small files

    Impressive! That's up there with an eBay purchase I made of an LED string from China. I ordered it on 11/1 and it was delivered to my mailbox on 12/31.
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    Windows 10

    Are there really any cases where the Windows 8.1 drivers won't work in Windows 10? I used Windows 7 and Vista drivers in 10 before on a few hardware devices.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    That would depend entirely on the use case of the server. Some are probably close to 0 and others are probably well over 1.
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    Windows 10

    I'm pretty sure that breaking some EULA (that you would have no idea you were breaking) is not the same as piracy in the eyes of the law/courts.
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    Windows 10

    Is there some evidence that is going to happen / that the keys are not authentic?
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    Windows 10

    So I think is pretty much a record for the shortest duration of a "working" Windows install. I powered up the computer today for the first time since I installed it back in December on the new NVMe SSD, I got to the login screen like normal, got a longer than expected delay after entering my...
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    Windows 10

    Well, if it works and by all accounts it does...
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    Windows 10

    Don't be such a defeatist. Look at the 2nd deal. https://www.techbargains.com/store/2884/urcdkeys-coupons
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    Windows 10

    Aww... You had to go ruin all the fun before we even had it.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Welcome first spammer of the new forum!
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    Something Random

    But we know you will crush them, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    And those people aren't out buying retail SSDs.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    If they're sold as a retail product I think they will notice. If they're mostly OEM only installed items they might not.
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    TVs and things

    I was thinking more of the sharpness of the image than macroblocking / compression artifacts when I made my comment. Frankly, a decent quality DVD upscaled using madVR's NGU algorithm on my HTPC looks closer to (or perhaps surpasses) OTA / cable HD in sharpness than OTA / Cable HD does to a...
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    I see it now. It was missing before.
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    TVs and things

    I bought Planet Earth 2 on UHD Blu-ray, but haven't watched it yet. I have noticed that the difference between 1080p Blu-ray discs and 1080i HD cable or OTA broadcast content seems more apparent on this tv, but maybe that's the extra 11" of diagonal size responsible. I can't really see how...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Your ISP is putting obstacles in your way? Making you solve captchas before you get online? Your cantenna isn't getting on the WiFi from the Starbucks down the block as easily?
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    Can we change the titles under our usernames? I see they're carry over from vbb, but I don't see anywhere in my profile to change it and they don't make much sense without the prior ranks we got based on post count.
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    Something Random

    I'd be interested to know (in generalities) what they know about you...
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    Happy Holidays (2018)

    Happy New Year fellow forum dwellers!
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    Headphones

    I've been using it for a while with my desktop/workstation PC. The combo is very solid. For the first time in quite a while I have an external DAC that actually works without any issues. (I pretty sure the Grace m9XX unit I have at works fine also on other hardware, but it doesn't like the...
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    TVs and things

    I got a Sony XBR-75Z9D. It finally dropped into the price range I was willing to pay. I think in a carefully controlled A/B demo with proper content most people could tell the difference. However, remove the careful controls and good luck. The demo loop they show on the TVs in many stores is...
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    I'm not entirely sure how valid of a concern that is. The story is that QLC was originally going to be for cold storage. Apparently it's more robust than they expected so they're making consumer drives from it. Eventually they're going to push too far, but I guess we're not there yet.
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    TVs and things

    So I upgraded my TV in the past month, got a UHD BD player, and then a new receiver so I can setup Atmos in my great room (I haven't gotten the overhead speakers installed yet). The whole "4K" thing for the sake of extra resolution I think is largely a big bag of "meh" even with an extra 11" of...
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    Forum moved and upgraded

    Thanks for taking care of us and our little home on the interwebz.
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    SSDs - State of the Product?

    Don't buy QLC drives and manufacturers will get the message (hopefully). Regular consumers will figure it out when they spend money on one and find they're slow and they'll get a bad reputation in short order.
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    Something Random

    I had a great laugh over this:
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    Best USB flash drive for booting and small files

    The 1TB Samsung 860 EVO finally arrived today after being on backorder for a few weeks. Here's how it tests out in the ~$15 Wavlink enclosure.
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    CAT8 cables

    Apparently they're a thing. I saw these in an e-mail today.
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    Best USB flash drive for booting and small files

    The best advice I can give you is to look at the reviews on Amazon and hope people have posted screenshots of CrystalDiskMark and ATTO runs on the various drives you're interested in in the user submitted pictures. Even then you will have to be careful when looking at the screenshots because...
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    Mesh network of wireless thermometers/sensors

    It's alive! :sunny: The Raspberry Pi 3 is receiving and processing the data from the Moteino (Arduino) on the MightyHat. The Moteino receives the data over the RFM69 wireless transceiver from the Moteino M0 board elsewhere in the house. Now it's time to scale this project up and make a...
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    Nixie Clocks

    So who here has a Nixie clock? I realize I'm way late to the party, but I kind of want one.
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    Mesh network of wireless thermometers/sensors

    So I had the bright idea :idea: to setup a mesh network of wireless thermometers in my house using Arduinos (or clones) and RFM69 915MHz wireless transceivers mainly with the intent of datalogging the temperature of the various rooms over time. My primary interest driving this project is to see...
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    Something Random

    What you do when you're bored in eastern Europe and have a camera with you...
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    Curved Ultrawide Monitors

    So, as I mentioned in another thread I got a 21:9 34" LG monitor for my desk at work. The Resolution is 3440x1440. I like it and was noodling over getting one for home, but was thinking a curved one would be better suited for typical computing since it's so wide. This Monoprice 35" model...
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    DJI drones - New Mavic 2 pro announced tomorrow

    That's a feature not a bug to the people that run those regulatory agencies. If they can't figure out how to make money from it, they'll want to ban it. You don't want to put yourself out of a job. Doing things to increase your budget and size of your agency are seen as positives. Then...
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    Audio Equipment

    I put up some acoustic panels on the back wall of my office / library at home over the weekend to minimize the acoustic reflections since my head is so close to the back wall. I also swapped out the Sherbourn PT-7200A pre-pro for a used Denon AVR-4520CI I picked up last week. I like Audyssey...
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    Something Random

    As promised... The front and inside. It was personalized, but I removed my name from it. Seems a tad excessive for a sub $5 CD to me.
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    New phone time: old-school

    Well, my 168 hour challenge is complete. I started with 86% battery and ended with 18%. The cellular and WiFi radio were on the whole time. Bluetooth and location services were not.
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    New phone time: old-school

    Well, it's possible that the battery gauge is lying to me. It indicates the phone uses about 10% of the charge per day sitting (powered up with the radios [cellular / wifi] on). I haven't tried to actually use it for a week without charging it. I charge it daily for about 10 minutes in my car...
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    My Experience Ripping a Damaged / Bad CD & How to possibly recover it (v. guide)

    I bought a used CD on eBay last weekend that arrived on Thursday along with a bunch of others. I couldn't rip two of the tracks successfully. The 3rd and 2nd from last tracks. I was getting Read and Sync errors with EAC even with my generally most forgiving optical drive drive (a Optiarc...
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    The Watch Thread

    Okay, so maybe we do need one of these... I don't have any really expensive luxury watches. Just a few nice Casio watches. These three are post Christmas eBay pickups (bought new). Casio Ediface ERA500DB-1A Casio Ediface EFM502D-7AV Casio G-Shock G-STEEL GST-W110D-1AJF - Haven't received...
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