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by wizardz
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Dissapearing SSD?
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Dissapearing SSD?

i have about a hundred SSDs here from about a dozen different manufacturer and i've seen them die in the most strange ways imaginable. (sudden or slow, pick it I've seen it) the most recent casualty showed some sort of warning in the form of a "windows popup" that said the drive was about ...
by wizardz
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Need Recommednation for HDD/SSD Docking Station
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Need Recommednation for HDD/SSD Docking Station

uasp? well i guess ill have to google that. ive been using this http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00001642 dock for the last couple of years and ive yet to come across a problem. edit sory for the crappy link... editing on a 4inch screen is not my forte edit2: sorry reread your ...
by wizardz
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Pick my mini ITX Skylake motherboard
Replies: 19
Views: 6138

Re: Pick my mini ITX Skylake motherboard

I've switched to ASRock since Asus **** me on an RMA (after we've been buying mobos from them for 15+ years) and haven't looked back. The ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac looks good but it's a little pricey. They mention support for DTS Connect which I like and it has a real Intel NIC as opposed to that K...
by wizardz
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: It's a Monster
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

Re: It's a Monster

geez, this thing probably weighs more than my son..

edit: it doesnt.. but at 8lbs.. (chassis, no powerbrick).. its purty damn close!
by wizardz
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1387
Views: 125923

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Of course. My house was built to the R-2000 spec back in 1984 so have traditional brick 3.5" thick? 1" air gap 2" of styrofoam SM 1/2" or 5/8" plywood (can't remember) 2x6 wall staggered 2x4 wall 1/2" drywall Windows are western red cedar wood frame and glass is triple...
by wizardz
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Hello!

is it me you're looking for?

welcome to TR! 8)
by wizardz
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: The network path was not found - Help
Replies: 5
Views: 4177

Re: The network path was not found - Help

well, i honestly stopped reading at "homegroup" "Network Path not found" can literally mean everything from "no beer in fridge" to "the firewall is on". you mention that you can ping, i'm assuming with a latency close to a few microseconds. do you have more th...
by wizardz
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Double your disk space?
Replies: 50
Views: 5726

Re: Double your disk space?

The combination of QEMM + DesqView was pretty magical back in the day. "Wait, you mean I can run multiple copies of MS-DOS at the same time, on the same machine?" :D And yes, SoftRAM was one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on the PC-using public. yes yes yes no yes no answer to the ...
by wizardz
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: who help me choose the right switch?
Replies: 18
Views: 2464

Re: who help me choose the right switch?

you can also go on ebay a get a 48 port dell powerconnect switch for less than 700$. sure its noisy but you can unplug the fans if you want. ive had mine running without a fan for the last few years and other than an snmp alert saying the fans dont run, ive yet to have any issues with it. i use one ...
by wizardz
Tue May 05, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: KODI vs. Emby. vs. Plex and more!
Replies: 10
Views: 12457

Re: KODI vs. Emby. vs. Plex and more!

End User wrote:
wizardz wrote:
what i really like about plex is the ability to share content with family members (provided your internet uplink is fast enough)

I keep meaning to look into that. Does it require that you have a Plex account of some sort?


yeah it requires a free account.
by wizardz
Tue May 05, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: KODI vs. Emby. vs. Plex and more!
Replies: 10
Views: 12457

Re: KODI vs. Emby. vs. Plex and more!

i have been using plex for quite a while now at home. i use a vmware appliance called Tretflix which runs on my vmware host. regarding the transcode option, it is my understanding that the client (endpoint) decides if the stream has to be transcoded or not based on the capability of the endpoint. ie...
by wizardz
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Any cure for a whining power supply?
Replies: 39
Views: 7294

Re: Any cure for a whining power supply?

Good enough for me. Just ordered an S12II 620W (I figure for $12 it's good to be prepared for the future, plus my system is kinda beefy with a 3570K at 4.5GHz and a GTX 970). Thanks guys. been running seasonic psus in my rigs for as far as i can remember. running 24/7 for the past decade and never ...
by wizardz
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 456
Views: 171830

Re: What are you driving RIGHT NOW?

here's my ride.

2011 GLK350
Image
i just looove it
by wizardz
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: MOAR RAD - watercooled thermaltake x9 build
Replies: 11
Views: 3411

Re: MOAR RAD - watercooled thermaltake x9 build

i never liked 90 degrees connectors and always favored 45 deg barbs.Like Chryspy_ said, that connection between the rad and the rez...

can't wait to see the rest of this build! looks super sweet so far!
by wizardz
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types
Replies: 68
Views: 11512

Re: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types

Years ago I was working support at a small company when one of the senior level executives calls me and demands that I come over immediately because his computer won't power on. So I ask him the obvious: Is it plugged in? He responds that yes it is plugged into the power strip under the desk. So I ...
by wizardz
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types
Replies: 68
Views: 11512

Re: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types

just brew it! wrote:
pikaporeon wrote:
First thing they teach you at DBA school is 'blame the network while you solve the problem

...while knowledgeable users blame the anti-virus and network security suite instead! :wink:


can't we blame the storage guys instead?
by wizardz
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types
Replies: 68
Views: 11512

Re: Dumbest Comments from Non-Tech Types

the one i get the most at the office is "the network is slow". you know walking down a corridor and walking by someone who says "hi, how are you?, have you noticed the network is slow today?" funny how every single problem can be categorized by "the network is slow". th...
by wizardz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: B85 Motherboard + i5/i7 : does that make sense ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: B85 Motherboard + i5/i7 : does that make sense ?

oh and you will see. Eve can be gorgeous with all the details cranked to the max especially with the latest 2-3 patches.

just remember to turn everything down when you go in a large fleet fight :)
by wizardz
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades
Replies: 77
Views: 13734

Re: Your motherboard that had the most CPU upgrades

i think the only motherboard that has seen 2-3 different cpu was probably my good ol' socket 462, cant remember the model, but probably a DFI lanparty with all the bling (duron => athlon => athlon xp) nforce2 chipset ftw. jeez, you could even get more fps by disabling the onboard sound :) this threa...
by wizardz
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: B85 Motherboard + i5/i7 : does that make sense ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5518

Re: B85 Motherboard + i5/i7 : does that make sense ?

welcome to the forums! i, too agree with Chrispy_. the b85 is in my opinion the best match with an i7. With Eve Online, anything will work unless you multibox like crazy. (i used to do 2-3 clients on my 2600k/gtx570) but with the latest update i cant do more than one. everything else will probably b...
by wizardz
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: XeonE5 V3 builds plus a XeonE3 V3
Replies: 5
Views: 3744

Re: XeonE5 V3 builds plus a XeonE3 V3

oh shiny :) so sexy..
i'm curious about the replication data usage with SRM. if you have some data to share it would be appreciated.
by wizardz
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dell Precision T3600 RAID Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Re: Dell Precision T3600 RAID Issue

what raid level are you using? disk types? would be a good thing to check for newer (or older) driver revision. wouldn't be the first time that i have problems with newer Dell drivers/firmware compared to an older revision of the same thing. we have a bunch of T3500 and 490s series workstation from ...
by wizardz
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: It was 20 years ago yesterday
Replies: 17
Views: 4241

Re: It was 20 years ago yesterday

idkfa and iddqd just brought back memory i thought i didn't have :)
by wizardz
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Google's Gmail going to court
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Google's Gmail going to court

they probably want google to scan only the spam emails, not the legit ones :)
by wizardz
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Critique my workstation build!
Replies: 28
Views: 6248

Re: Critique my workstation build!

for power supply calculations, i always use
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

seems to have been pretty much ontheball since its creation..like 20yrs ago...
by wizardz
Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: weird TR ads
Replies: 83
Views: 18217

Re: weird TR ads

yeah been getting "the asian ad"... http://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=CwtwcEFomUf65NcLYwQHmh4HoBdnxsfQCycWSy1HAjbcBEAEgsvn6AVC_0cnQ-_____8BYP3QoYHwA6ABve-N9wPIAQLgAgCoAwHIA50EqgSRAU_QTgeWQE4s4MgvL_uPlsOm1zpK0Ay5x59mEDDtcxkiASPaKp_88OKbTVlawSvYI9XyG0X2v25rtA3VVcFATFk9l...
by wizardz
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Incompressible Data?
Replies: 23
Views: 3449

Re: Incompressible Data?

Chaseme wrote:
C'est quoi c'et osti du tred la la? C'est ca la vrais Quebec quand on parle come ca! (English guy living in Montreal...)


c'est un tred de chez pas quoi.

anyway moi j'ai soif dans yeule..j'decalisse

[translate]

no clue bro
i'm thirsty, i'm out

[/translate]
by wizardz
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Incompressible Data?
Replies: 23
Views: 3449

Re: Incompressible Data?

mais qu'est-ce qu'il dit?
by wizardz
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Blank Screen of Death?
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: Blank Screen of Death?

have you tried booting your system without any memory installed?

is your motherboard beeping? if not, your motherboard is probably fried. if beeping, try swaping some known good memory.
by wizardz
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: UPS sucks
Replies: 62
Views: 3346

Re: UPS sucks

just want to add my story; my dad works in the door and window business. they use dies to form plastic in long pieces then use to manufacture your run-of-the-mill door/window. they tried a new experimental process using super-huge-dies, pressing like 20 or some odd pieces at a time ( i'm not expert ...
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