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Forum: Storage (alternative) November 23rd 17, 07:27 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Do those disk wipe utilities make a difference in an SSD?

On Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:10:52 +0600, Yousuf Khan
wrote:

On 20/11/2017 2:00 PM, Ed Light wrote:
My Kingston SSD's software has a wipe the disk option.

Seems...
Forum: Storage & Hardrives November 11th 17, 12:05 AM Posted to comp.arch.storage
Replies: 0
Views: 2,660
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Is there a replacement or upgrade for Samsung SM863a?

Is there a newer model than Samsung SM863a for enterprise, write
intensive storage? (I know about RM863 and RM863a, but these
are the same vintage as SM863 and SM863a respectively.)

(The rest of...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's November 9th 17, 05:29 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Where can I get extra Hard Drive jumpers

On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:28:27 -0600, wrote:

On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:29:21 -0500, Paul wrote:

wrote:
On Wed, 08 Nov...
Forum: Storage (alternative) July 13th 17, 12:14 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
"Hard Drive Cost Per Gigabyte"

On Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:53:59 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
wrote:

On 07/12/2017 10:10 AM, wrote:

Is there no way to continue to
squeeze cost out...
Forum: Storage & Hardrives May 7th 17, 04:11 PM Posted to comp.arch.storage
Replies: 1
Views: 2,474
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Who/what is abusing my fileserver

On Sat, 6 May 2017 07:53:44 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Usually our TrueNAS fileservers (Really just FreeBSD with a GUI) perform well with

iostat -x

showing hundreds of...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's February 9th 17, 03:23 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt,alt.engineering.electrical,sci.electronics.repair,sci.electronics.basics,alt.home.repair
Replies: 39
Views: 507
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
[FoxNews]A small town's sudden power surge fried tech gear in hundreds of homes

On Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:17:25 -0500, wrote in part:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/31/small-town-sudden-power-surge-fried-tech-gear-in-hundreds-homes.html
...
Forum: Printers January 30th 17, 02:46 PM Posted to comp.periphs.printers
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
What is meant by "Duty Cycle" when referring to laser printers?

On Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:30:25 +0000, Chris Green wrote:

wrote:
On Sunday, March 15, 1998 at 4:00:00 AM UTC-4, Tyler Melanson wrote:
I know the Duty...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's January 30th 17, 02:17 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Probably off topic: How do I find out which Microsoft Office 2016 license is in use on which machine?

On Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:23:26 -0600, GlowingBlueMist
wrote in part:
You might want to run the free copy of Belarc Advisor on your machines.
If you print out the...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's January 29th 17, 02:32 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Probably off topic: How do I find out which Microsoft Office 2016 license is in use on which machine?

Probably off topic, but I can't find an active USENET group for
Microsoft licensing:

How do I find out which Microsoft Office 2016 license is in use on
which machine? I know all my Product...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's April 4th 16, 04:00 AM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Living in a land with no ground wire

On Sat, 02 Apr 2016 06:19:29 -0400, Paul wrote in
part:
A GFI only works, if you have a ground to measure against.
A GFI or GFCI work by "residual-current"
...
Forum: Storage (alternative) November 5th 15, 09:37 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
12 TB external drive

On Thu, 5 Nov 2015 11:40:45 -0600, Lynn McGuire
wrote:

12 TB external drive for $613:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LEF28CI/
2 drives, not 1:
Style: Dual Drive
And,...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's October 9th 15, 08:49 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
How do I configure Samsung 850 Pro for more overprovisioning?

How do I configure a Samsung 850 Pro for more overprovisioning.

With some other SSD's there was vendor supplied software
that allowed you to decrease or increase the space that Windows
and BIOS,...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 4th 15, 05:24 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 38
Views: 812
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Why are external drives cheaper than internal?

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:50:53 -0500, Mark Perkins
wrote:

On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:58:52 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at...
Forum: Storage (alternative) September 11th 15, 11:44 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 38
Views: 812
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Why are external drives cheaper than internal?

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:00:03 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
wrote:

On 09/10/2015 03:05 PM, Mark F wrote:
On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:09:46 -0500, Mark Perkins...
Forum: Storage (alternative) September 10th 15, 08:05 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 38
Views: 812
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Why are external drives cheaper than internal?

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:09:46 -0500, Mark Perkins
wrote:

On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:46:45 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
wrote:

How come Seagate -- to...
Forum: Storage (alternative) August 12th 15, 12:41 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Making two partition copies in turn

On Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:05:20 -0400, micky
wrote:

In microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:18:31
-0400, Mark F wrote:

...
Forum: Storage (alternative) August 10th 15, 03:18 PM Posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 16
Views: 252
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Making two partition copies in turn

On Sun, 09 Aug 2015 08:33:45 -0400, micky
wrote:

I'm maintaining two (maybe even 3) copies of my C: drive.

I've been copying everything from C to F and to H, but...
Forum: Storage (alternative) March 15th 15, 12:00 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
"The SSD Endurance Experiment: They're all dead"

On Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:31:53 -0500, Lynn McGuire
wrote:

On 3/14/2015 7:41 AM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 14/3/15 1:31 PM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
It seems that the Intel is...
Forum: Storage (alternative) December 17th 14, 12:26 AM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Seagate offers low-cost 8TB hard drives

On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:39:02 -0800 (PST), wrote:

On Monday, December 15, 2014 9:31:40 PM UTC+8, Yousuf Khan wrote:
Seagate offers low-cost 8TB hard drives | ZDNet
...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's December 16th 14, 11:55 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 21
Views: 1,293
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
If CHKDSK finds errors, but HD Tune Pro 5.50 does not, what does that mean?

On Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:48:28 -0500, Paul wrote:

RayLopez99 wrote:
On Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:23:07 PM UTC+8, RayLopez99 wrote:


Amazing, but apparently...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's October 29th 14, 10:48 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Clonezilla does not work with Windows 8.1 in cloning disk (disk-to-disk clone)

On Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:28:04 -0400, Paul wrote:

Mark F wrote:
What RAMdisk?

RAMDISK Lite
(up to 4GB, may be allocated from PAE or AWE space.
Buy a copy if you...
Forum: Homebuilt PC's October 28th 14, 12:46 PM Posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
Clonezilla does not work with Windows 8.1 in cloning disk (disk-to-disk clone)

What RAMdisk? What configuration/parameters/etc for the RAMdisk?
(Sometimes (20+ years ago) there is a software issue such that
RAMdisks [and even "null" devices] use a smaller blocksize
than real...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 25th 14, 10:18 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
SSD transfer speed

On Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:53:52 +0200, Jan Stozek
wrote:

Hi,

Po g??bokim namy?le Mark F napisa? w poniedzia?ek, 20 pa?dziernika
2014 00:16:

Backing up,...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 19th 14, 11:16 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
SSD transfer speed

On Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:02:26 +0200, Jan Sto?ek
wrote:

Hi,

I measured transfer speed on my disk, which I use for some time
already, the result is he...
Forum: Storage (alternative) October 17th 14, 07:15 PM Posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By Mark F[_2_]
SSD life self monitoring question

(This is meant as a reply to VanguardLH, rather than a post
to the newsgroup, but he didn't supply an email address.)
On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:37:54 -0500, VanguardLH wrote:

(I've keep...
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