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by Plazmodeus
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box

RAID 5 is unlikely to be faster in practice for editing unless you're limited in streaming bandwidth. That said - why not mount all 4 internally to avoid being limited by the QNAP? Hi Waco I have actually found that reads on RAID 5 are much faster than on a single drive, which is what I need for vi...
by Plazmodeus
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Exchanging Drive Sets in RAID Box

Hello Fellow Gerbils How is everyone doing? My question pertains to a QNAP TR-004 external RAID box. I own one of these and have populated it with 4x HGST 4TB drives in a raid 5 array that I use as a backup for my vast collection of media, what I'll refer to as my BU Set. It's a fabulous product, th...
by Plazmodeus
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems

About the sleep problem, not sure. How come you're not sure if it's before Windows starts? Hi @meerkt, regarding my sleep problems, since you asked I've done the following; -I had already replaced my PSU (an old PCP&C 750 that was a workhorse) with a Corsair Rm850x. -Reset my bios -Enabled ErP ...
by Plazmodeus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems

meerkt wrote:
1. USB 2 speeds. I think maybe still the cables are to blame. Could you try on another USB 3 C computer?


Meerkt you were right. I went and bought a $25 10gbs cable and I'm getting steady 600MBs writes and 800MBs reads. There you go, I just learned something. Thank you!
by Plazmodeus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

ROG Strix Z390E Mobo Problems

Hello Fellow Gerbils After long years with a beloved Sandy (the best proc ever), I upgraded to the 9900k/ Z390e build in my sig. The assembly and transition were great, the performance boost has been sizable, and it's been very stable. However there are a couple of issues that I can't seem to resolv...
by Plazmodeus
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Questions; CPU's, Mobo Brands, Cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 2431

Re: Upgrade Questions; CPU's, Mobo Brands, Cooler

Thanks very much for the responses. I must admit that I'm being swayed to Ryzen. There is pretty much a critical consensus in its favour. This article from Puget suggests that Intel's Quicksync H264 acceleration makes it a bit more competitive. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro...
by Plazmodeus
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Upgrade Questions; CPU's, Mobo Brands, Cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 2431

Upgrade Questions; CPU's, Mobo Brands, Cooler

Comrade Gerbils Time has come to replace my beloved Sandy-build, still running happily at 4.8 for eight years now, definitely the best PC I've had in twenty five years of builds. Alas, more cores beckon. Usages; Adobe CC (Lightroom and Premiere), gaming. I just bought a Nikon Z7 and those 45mp raw f...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7...(IT WORKED!)
Replies: 8
Views: 3021

Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Hi I did the same thing successfully on a Sandybridge setup. Here is my post; https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117085&p=1337622#p1337622 TLDR: it doesn't matter what OS you are using, it matters that your BIOS supports it. Mine did/does and that system is still humming along...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Windows 10 on Acer 1810t?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Windows 10 on Acer 1810t?

Hello Comrades After a long time on loan I have gotten back my old trusty Acer 1810t, a post-netbook, pre-ultrabook that had many fans in these parts aside from myself. It's still running like a little firecracker, thanks in part to an OCZ Vertex SSD that I swapped out the HDD for. It's running Wind...
by Plazmodeus
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 10bit color on Dell P2715q
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: 10bit color on Dell P2715q

@airmantharp I have a Nikon D800 and viewing 14bit/Adobe RGB raw files in Lightroom or Photoshop in 10bit colour looks more 'lush' than 8bit colour. If you were standing at my desk and I toggled between 8bpc/10bpc I believe you'd agree. With a good camera it's an obvious upgrade.
by Plazmodeus
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 10bit color on Dell P2715q
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: 10bit color on Dell P2715q

Thanks Ryu. Sadly I didn't see that post when I was searching for this, or even when buying the monitor. I got 10bpc working on the U2711 and it looks gorgeous. I wonder if it's worth trying an EDID hack just to see what AFR deep color looks like.
by Plazmodeus
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 10bit color on Dell P2715q
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

10bit color on Dell P2715q

Comrade Gerbils I have two Dell 27" monitors, u2711 and P2715q, both 10-bit capable monitors, running off GTX 1070 via Dp cables on Windows 10. Using the Nvidia control panel, I can set the older monitor, the U2711, to 10bpc color, but I cannot do the same with the P2715q, which should be able ...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 16715

Re: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo

H Exo Sorry to take so long to reply. You need to go into your mobo bios and find the section where you select the order of devices to boot from. I forget what the M2 device in PCIe slot appears as, it might be 'other PCI device'or some such but you need to select it as the primary boot device. Also...
by Plazmodeus
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The only i7 6950X review that gets it...
Replies: 69
Views: 11999

Re: The only i7 6950X review that gets it...

I would love to see TR add some more workstation/content creation oriented benchmarks to their CPU and GPU testing routines. In particular, using Adobe Premiere CC to test CPU *AND* GPU performance would be very useful. A big Premiere Pro .proj file loaded with some RAW 4K or 6k footage from a Red m...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: OC'd Pentium AE + Asrock Z97 + GTX 760 = performing poorly
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

Re: OC'd Pentium AE + Asrock Z97 + GTX 760 = performing poorly

Comrades Thanks for your feedback.  I did manage to solve the problem. I had a used the Asrock mobo's custom O/C profiles to clock it to 4.2ghz. It ran fine, a little hot, but not above low 80's. When I turned off the custom O/C'ing and ran it at stock it immediately ran faster. I restarted the cust...
by Plazmodeus
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: OC'd Pentium AE + Asrock Z97 + GTX 760 = performing poorly
Replies: 15
Views: 2262

OC'd Pentium AE + Asrock Z97 + GTX 760 = performing poorly

Comrades A PC I built for my kids is not performing properly. The build has the following specs: Asrock Z97 anniversary edition 2.0 mobo Pentium Anniversary G3258 2x4gb DDR3 1600 Samsung 840evo 128gb MSI GTX 760 4gb The above machine is OC'd to 4.2ghz and is connect by 100gb ethernet to our 100mbs i...
by Plazmodeus
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 14566

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

Just to add another complicated answer to this: I am running an 2600k @4.7 and it has been awesome for almost six years now. Both for gaming and for media creation it has been a workhorse, the best CPU I've had in twenty years of building. For gaming you're good. If that's all you do then just make ...
by Plazmodeus
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 760 - Two six-pin PSU connectors in two eight-pin slots
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: GTX 760 - Two six-pin PSU connectors in two eight-pin sl

Thanks @JustAnEngineer for the reply. I booted up overwatch and played it. It ran fine, and was stable, though not fast. Is it possible that the six pin connectors are not supplying enough power? Could it be slowing the card down, or is it usually a case of 'if it works at all, then it is working fi...
by Plazmodeus
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 760 - Two six-pin PSU connectors in two eight-pin slots
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

GTX 760 - Two six-pin PSU connectors in two eight-pin slots

Comrade Gerbils I just put an MSI GTX 760 into my kids PC, replacing an Radeon HD6950. The 760 has two eight-pin slots on it and my kids PSU has only two six-pin connectors. I put the six-pins into the eight bit slots and it booted up fine and installed the drivers. Is there any problem with doing s...
by Plazmodeus
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 950 Pro on PCI 2.0 vs 3.0
Replies: 13
Views: 30430

Re: 950 Pro on PCI 2.0 vs 3.0

This is exactly the result I got putting a 950 pro into a PCIe slot with an adapter on P67pro mobo...

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117085
by Plazmodeus
Tue May 24, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 16715

Re: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo

Just to close out this forum thread: I installed the 950 pro in an addonics adapter card and put it in my machine. The UEFI bios offered me an option to boot to it. I installed windows 10 and it was an easy setup. I didn't even update my bios to the latest version (some Asus bios' are more O/C frien...
by Plazmodeus
Thu May 19, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Recommendation for 2nd DSLR
Replies: 34
Views: 7348

Re: Recommendation for 2nd DSLR

I got a hands on with the D500 at a local Nikon event. It's a beautiful camera, and if I wasn't so heavily invested in FX lenses, I'd probably buy one. Also, have you looked at the A7R II and some kind of Nikon F mount adapter? I think there is at least one adapter that allows AF with Nikon glass. A...
by Plazmodeus
Wed May 11, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 16715

Re: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo

I just picked up the drive from Newegg. (note to Canadian Gerbils; it's currently on sale for for $269CDN incl tax and shipping). Will let you know how the install goes. I'm worried that I'll have to update my bios in order to get it to boot from the PCIe slot, thus causing me to lose the settings f...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 16715

Boot from 950 Pro on P67 Mobo

Comrades I have an Asus P67pro mobo with an i2600k riding in it. I need a new SSD and I'd like something PCIe fast. I *think* that I can do the following: 1) Get a Samsung 950 Pro M2 drive and install it in an M2 to Pcie adapter. 2) Put it in a PCIe slot and set my UEFI to boot from an add-in card 3...
by Plazmodeus
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Time for 4k - Best IPS/Pro monitors?
Replies: 23
Views: 5141

Re: Time for 4k - Best IPS/Pro monitors?

I just bought the P2715q on Black Friday. It is normally $899CAD but was on sale for $599. I can't wait!!!!
by Plazmodeus
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Time for 4k - Best IPS/Pro monitors?
Replies: 23
Views: 5141

Time for 4k - Best IPS/Pro monitors?

This summer I went down the rabbit hole of 4k gopro drone photography and I now have a mountain of 4k video that I need to spend the autumn editing into thrilling instagram clips. I can make a decent enough case to myself to buy a good 4k IPS monitor with which to admire said video. Because this is ...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: GoPro video editing
Replies: 11
Views: 3656

Re: GoPro video editing

I've been using a Hero 4 Black on a DJI Phantom 2 for the last month (I found your post cus I was going to ask about recommendations for a 4k monitor). I am super impressed with the quality of the video (my other camera is a Nikon D810, so I know what good looks like). I also have a Surface Pro 3 th...
by Plazmodeus
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: DAS for Media Production Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: DAS for Media Production Advice

Thanks very much gents for the replies. Both are good options that I was unaware of. The g-tech products look perfect, but I checked the website and they don't seem to have any barebones housings. Also, I couldn't figure out what brand of drives they were using. The Mediasonic PRORAID box is really ...
by Plazmodeus
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: DAS for Media Production Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

DAS for Media Production Advice

Comrade Gerbils I need some product advice; I have about a half dozen WD Black drives of 1-2Tb capacity. I'd like to buy a DAS box that I can put them in and hook up to my PC via USB 3.0 or esata (or a better solution, ideas?) to shore up my mass storage situation for my media production PC. I want ...
by Plazmodeus
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: nexus 9 vs. NVIDIA Shield
Replies: 9
Views: 4314

Re: nexus 9 vs. NVIDIA Shield

I've been rocking a 2013 Nexus 7, one of the best computing devices that I have used in 25 years of being a tech hound. I can't describe how great a device it is. I assumed that the Nexus 9 was going to be similarly great and that I would upgrade to it when it came out. But it was expensive and teh ...
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