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by Flying Fox
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Deleted TR
Replies: 21
Views: 3811

Re: Deleted TR

Starfalcon wrote:
First time back here in a long time, kinda suprised people are still posting here.

The bots don't care.
by Flying Fox
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Clonning a PCIe NVMe SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: Clonning a PCIe NVMe SSD

As long as you don't use more than 500GB on the new drive, Acronis should have no trouble cloning back and forth (when you are practising going from small to larger, you may need to extend to fill all spaces, but may be just keeping the partition at 500GB makes things easier, let that go as over pro...
by Flying Fox
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Bot
Replies: 28
Views: 3596

Re: New Bot

meerkt wrote:
alexzukk wrote:
Hallo, ich bin neu hier. Kannst du mir bitte sagen, dass eine Escort-Sache hier ist oder nur ein normales Forum?

Was ist Escort-Sache, Herr Roboter?

There was one recently posted here about the Sydney area. Not sure by the language used here that may be of interest. :lol:
by Flying Fox
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to replace a dying secondary drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: How to replace a dying secondary drive?

Best case, Windows will conveniently forget that you had an E: after you remove the faulty drive, and re-assign the new drive with this "first available (again)" letter.

Worst case, do what meerkt suggested and re-assign E: to the new drive with diskmgmt.

No sweat.
by Flying Fox
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Bot
Replies: 28
Views: 3596

Re: New Bot

ReneeBOT gets outsourced to Indian SwatiBOT?
by Flying Fox
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Snag a 6900XT
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Snag a 6900XT

Wait, are you an alien clone? Give us back the real Krogoth!! He can't be that impressed!? :lol:
by Flying Fox
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8746

Re: TR Dead?

While there are still people on the forums, and they are still up: Is there a good replacement? Tech Report was my guide when I built my current PC, and I'm hoping to build a new one soon without all the mistakes I made with this one, and I'd love to know what the best places to get this type of gr...
by Flying Fox
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Bad news for lawyers and x86
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: Bad news for lawyers and x86

How naive, young grasshopper. The opposite may very well be true where they sue a few more people to extort extract even more money to fund that development. And x86 is not dead. If such migration is to happen it is going to take a while. But it has been declared dead from the early 90s and on and i...
by Flying Fox
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8746

Re: TR Dead?

Tr was such a great place for the latest computer related info. I looked forward to the system build guides , they haven't done one in 2 years? I haven't built a new system in 10 years. Who is this "they" you spoke of? None of that crew is left on the content/editorial team robot anymore....
by Flying Fox
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Dead?
Replies: 58
Views: 8746

Re: TR Dead?

I miss Tech Report. I wish the owners would do something with it rather than just letting the site languish. If all they were going to do was simply sit on it, I'm not sure what their purpose was in purchasing it in the first place. They are doing something with it, which is to attract SEO bots. Th...
by Flying Fox
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: (70368744177664) error on new build
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

Re: (70368744177664) error on new build

Seems like a really old bug. Which major version of Windows 10 are you running? Anything pre 19xx is supposedly out of support now.
by Flying Fox
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: How can I destroy my data on a samsung J9 Neo.
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: How can I destroy my data on a samsung J9 Neo.

Assuming you are not a bot, welcome to the forums. :) (I only see a J7 Neo FWIW) For the microSD card, you can just format the card from the phone or take it out and format it with a computer. For the phone, you can do a factory reset. These are the instructions for the S7 but being Nougat it should...
by Flying Fox
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Mac ASi predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 3177

Re: Mac ASi predictions

blastdoor wrote:
4. The GPU is great for integrated graphics, but seriously lags behind discrete GPUs (no surprise, but still).

They already beat older gen discrete, albeit low end?
by Flying Fox
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: What speed is my RAM, really?
Replies: 4
Views: 2115

Re: What speed is my RAM, really?

Aranarth wrote:
Personally, I go by whatever CPU-Z tells me.

In your case, just under 1500mhz (x2) to get 3000mhz.
or rather 1499.1 x 2 = 2998.2mhz

The OP was confused that the SPD tab (which is in CPU-Z!) appeared to be telling you otherwise.
by Flying Fox
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Serious question about the old content from Tech Report.
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: Serious question about the old content from Tech Report.

the current TR staff There is a current staff? :lol: I'm just wondering: How thorough has the "old" site been backed up or archived over the years? Does anyone have access to a full, complete backup of the site prior to "The Change"? Probably the Way Back Machine. Otherwise I be...
by Flying Fox
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 3845

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

Aranarth wrote:
You could still say that if gaming is all you do then intel may still be the better buy but only for certain games and only if you need that 1% best performance.

For Gamers Nexus, only Red Dead Redemption is left. Once you add power/temps and value, the thumping is pretty comprehensive.
by Flying Fox
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 3845

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

If only TR was still alive, so I could see the decades long intel fanboy ship sink. You can see that everywhere, such as LTT . And it is not exactly fanboyism at work here. Intel did objectively have the better chips over the last decade while AMD was busy trying to survive on underwhelming product...
by Flying Fox
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?

There was one surprise...one brand (Ankar?) stated "do not run external hard drives on their powered hubs". Even tho the listed power for the hub was ample for an external hard drive. Don't know what's going on there. Don't want to burn anything out. Mechanical HDDs can draw several times...
by Flying Fox
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: 10 slot USB Powered HUB...use limit?

Are we talking about a massive ripping exercise or a big time duplicating run? :o
by Flying Fox
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2814

Re: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?

Is the dock fast enough? I consider eSATA/USB3 a minimum nowadays. But being removable allow you to park the drive before powering off.
by Flying Fox
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 3845

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

Yep, the new RDNA2 cards have put a light under Nvidia's chair. AMD is finally back at the high-end portions of the gaming market and has been absent here since Hawaii a.k.a 290X. The biggest losers are scalpers hoarding up limited stocks who now have to move their stuff back at cost or at a loss (...
by Flying Fox
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 2752

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

RT was not talked about much, so it remains to be seen how far behind they are compared with the 30-series.
by Flying Fox
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1628
Views: 142889

Re: Something's different...

ClickClick5 wrote:
And comments are turned off. So yeah...ok then.

Only on certain articles. Unfortunately the other kind are fewer and far between.
by Flying Fox
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: So I installed Windows 10...
Replies: 8
Views: 2854

Re: So I installed Windows 10...

Waco wrote:
I just installed 10 on a tablet and created a local account without jumping through hoops.

The options are always there.

2004/2009 (or 2010)? Well, for me, it's easy enough to just unplug and not think about it. :D
by Flying Fox
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: So I installed Windows 10...
Replies: 8
Views: 2854

Re: So I installed Windows 10...

You don't even have to unplug the network. The option is there in the OOBE to create/use a local account instead of using a Microsoft account. Not in the latest installs. https://www.ghacks.net/2019/09/30/report-microsoft-makes-it-difficult-to-create-local-accounts-in-windows-10 Plus unplugging is ...
by Flying Fox
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: So I installed Windows 10...
Replies: 8
Views: 2854

Re: So I installed Windows 10...

Plus side: Microsoft to it credit did at least fix some glaring issues like taking forever to install and update so there at that. But now there is the major of one by default of making Users create an Online Account instead of the Standard Local one. I had to go to Settings and make one instead of...
by Flying Fox
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC

To each their own I suppose. On certain "disc media" I actually started to capture ISO/MDS and just virtual mount them. So all I need is just gobs of HDD space (and that in theory will go to my NAS/FileServer). It also helps that I trust optical discs far more than I do hard drives for lon...
by Flying Fox
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC

just brew it! wrote:
1. 3.5" hop swap bay
2. 2.5" hot swap bay
3. optical drive

Could've skipped any/all of the above and used external docks and/or a USB optical instead, but as I noted previously, putting 'em in bays reduces cable clutter.

Not everyone needs 2 hot swap bays?
by Flying Fox
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC

Still, three of those?

(I just bought a 4-in-3 drive cage myself, but that's for a file server not my own system. Not a normal use case.)
by Flying Fox
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Case needed for business (non-gaming) PC

stfan wrote:
3x 5.25-inch drive bays

What for?
GZIP: On