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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q3 2020" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q3 2020" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q3-2020/ "As of September 30, 2020, Backblaze had 153,727 spinning hard drives in our cloud storage ecosystem spread across four data centers. Of that number, there were 2,780 boot drives and...
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by Lynn McGuire[_3_] Go to last post
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Why buying laptops is a bad deal long term (dead battery = unable toboot up) by RayLopez99
Against Paul's reservations a few years ago I bought a cheap i5 laptop (Dell Latitude) used on eBay and it's worked OK, except it powers off (sleep) every so often, randomly. I bought a new battery and it seemingly got even worse. I spent an hour or two playing around with settings for sleep and...
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October 11th 20 02:14 AM
by skybuck2000 Go to last post
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Macrium Reflect image restored to dissimilar x64 hardware does what?Paging Paul, Flasherly, Mr. Chang by RayLopez99
The scenario: I have a x64 bit Windows 10 machine that's a laptop with decent but 5+ year old hardware, e.g., an SSD but an Intel i5 chip with 4 GB RAM. I wish copy the Macrium Reflect image disc from this hardware to a tricked out, gaming type, state of the art tower PC with say the latest...
October 8th 20 03:04 PM
by SC Tom Go to last post
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USB bad formatting error makes it unreadable...forever by RayLopez99
https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/fix-usb-drive-not-formatted-error/ I've read the above and similar articles and it does not work to fix my USB (which I pulled out while it was writing data and/or formatting it from FAT32 to NTFS etc etc, and in any event is dead). I think this USB is shot. My...
October 7th 20 11:50 PM
by Shadow[_2_] Go to last post
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Crucial 128G not software by Flasherly[_2_]
Marked difference after I tore it up. Only a few times so far used but the difference looks to be a decisive change in characteristics for the better. The model is advertised "Slider", where there's a thick plastic sleeve integrated to slide over the unit and cover the male connection point. ...
September 28th 20 11:22 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Crucial 128G flastick USB problem could be software by Flasherly[_2_]
Seems it will pick-up its own USB identity, not just sit there for long periods trying to access itself, (a bright LED lite on it helps me see when there's that issue), by first sticking in another flashstick. Something that looks to affect software resetting or hanging up on a cache issue after...
September 23rd 20 11:19 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Apparent PSU problem by Larc[_3_]
I have an older extra PC (ASUS H97M Plus motherboard - i3-4150 CPU - 12GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 RAM) that I use for Windows 10 Insider Preview beta builds. It has a PS/2 keyboard that I've been using to start the system (CTRL+ESC). That start method stopped working a couple of weeks ago and I...
September 20th 20 07:45 PM
by Larc[_3_] Go to last post
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pr problem by Yes[_2_]
Within the last few weeks, the screen will go blank literally for a second or two when I'm using my pc. I'll be at a web site, and all of a sudden the screen blanks (turns dark), no error messages. A second or two later, the image reappears as if nothing had happened. AFAICT, there is no...
September 16th 20 03:31 AM
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Sentenced to be burnt by USB by Flasherly[_2_]
Bought a Crucial 128G USB flashdrive, possibly for what a 256G SDD now costs. Not that old, at least for me, but obviously not new. Four to five years' of usage is the guess. Now there's intermittent connection issues, repeatedly re-seating the drive until an access light goes from long...
September 13th 20 11:28 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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PC erratic behaviour by Peter Johnson[_5_]
I've been having problems with my homebuilt PC for a couple of weeks. All the components have been replaced this year. The last to be changed were the RAM (32Gb Crucial) and the PSU. The problems seem to coincide with a BIOS update on the Asus Prime X570 PRO mb. I can't revert to to the earlier...
September 9th 20 03:57 AM
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Magnetronics by Flasherly[_2_]
Tore apart a microwave, almost. They don't want you in there, so there's some nasty screw head shapes and sizes. Some, a few for that purpose only, and the rest even a assembly line couldn't stomach. Had to use a small prybar to lift a couple where they weren't so bad unscrewing with...
August 28th 20 04:26 PM
by Larc[_3_] Go to last post
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Does anybody have a Helium drive more than 5 years old? by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
On Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 5:10:16 AM UTC+8, Paul wrote: The Helium gas is guaranteed to stay inside for 5 years. Does anybody have a Helium drive more than 5 years old? They arrived 2013 IIRR. Not yet here. In fact, I am not even sure how tell if a hard drive is helium filled ?
August 25th 20 02:40 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2020" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Backblaze Hard Drive Stats Q2 2020" https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-q2-2020/ "As of June 30, 2020, Backblaze had 142,630 spinning hard drives in our cloud storage ecosystem spread across four data centers. Of that number, there were 2,271 boot drives and 140,059...
August 22nd 20 03:23 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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NAND pendrive overprovisioning by Flasherly[_2_]
Flashstick pen drives wouldn't seem that controllers are capable of it
August 15th 20 05:18 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Subject: Weird Story: Thunder clap destroys Toshiba Laptop poweradapter that was "half" connected ?! by [email protected]
Holy mother ****ing **** of holy god, do I have a weird story for you: 1. So I was gaming/playing world of warships ranked, the laptop shuts down again for the third time. (Probably cause overheat, again at ambient 30 degrees and cpu/gpu temperatures at 93 an 83 degrees celcius) 2. This time I...
August 14th 20 07:00 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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SMART Sector error reloaction/Seek sector errors by Flasherly[_2_]
Both SMART values haven't deviated from being reset after a 5-hr. chkdsk /r /f. Some sort of numeric relative values, possibly endemic to Samsung's SMART implementation, at a base 100 designee for the seek errors, and 252 for reallocation counts;- fields repeated twice for comparative values...
August 10th 20 12:03 PM
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HAPPY NEWS: Toshiba laptop L670 1JQ core i5 M480 2.67 GHz DIED ?!PROBABLY FROM OVERHEAT. by skybuc[email protected]
TOSHIBA/INTEL/AMD LAPTOPS WITH RADEON GRAPHICS. !!! WHAT A JUNK !!! I've been gaming on it for a couple of months at it already died at 27 ****ing degrees celcius AMBIENT ! LOL. WHAT A ****ING JOKE. PIECE OF **** HARDWARE.
August 8th 20 11:53 AM
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Toshiba laptop L670 1JQ core i5 M480 2.67 GHz locked at 1.4 GHz bothcores ?!? by [email protected]
This toshiba laptop which I got from my mother: Toshiba laptop L670 1JQ core i5 M480 2.67 GHz WILL NOT GO ANY FASTER THEN 1.4 GHz both cores ?! WTF ?! Hyper threading is on, there are 4 CPU "cores" visible in task manager. YESTERDAY WAS A HOT DAY, SAW TEMPERATURES OF CPU GO TO 93 celcius, GPU...
August 4th 20 01:21 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Samsung QVO -- correction: it's not slow by Flasherly[_2_]
Other than a quick couple file copies, not sure what happened after I formatted it. I put together a 250G copy operation and moved it onto the QVO and into the computer it's intended, and it was 15% faster than the above format and a few fast-check writes, from a mechanical (or at the time then a...
August 4th 20 01:05 AM
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Samsung QVC by Flasherly[_2_]
Formatted it for a single logical partition, and transferred a couple of files. Not initially impressive, and considerably slower than expected for comparable SATA, though smaller, 256G SSD drives that do well enough for a third faster. Including another but better Samsung EVO non-Pro series,...
August 2nd 20 09:38 PM
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