Recent content by Krispy Kritter

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    DVD or Blu-Ray drive

    For playing a disc, it only needs a speed of x1. Anything faster is only necessary for reading data from a disc. Read and write speeds vary based on media type. Standalone DVD drives should have equivalent speeds as a Blu-Ray model. The biggest drawback to external drives is the interface...
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    Stand up desk reccomendations

    That is the best desk option I've seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing.
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    Just got my first projector - Is this decent?

    You can't see/notice "input" lag when you are just watching. The "lag" is input based, ie: game pad, mouse, etc., where you make a movement and it's not instantly visible on the screen.
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Yeah, it wasn't noted in the post, but it was a 24 hour flash sale.
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    For the 8TB, $139.99 is pretty much regular price. You can get the Amazon model for $124 on sale every couple of months.
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    Fan noise reduction on a Supermicro SC826

    I assume larger fans aren't an option? 80mm fans are always loud. I don't know that I've ever used any that I would recommend. But then again, I've always had the option to upgrade to larger models in my case selections. In regards to gimicky fan mounts, what about removing the mount...
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    179.99 this morning. The cheapest that I've seen in a long time. Got 4.
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    Samsung ZA model Soundbars - What are these?

    That is also done to denote the seller. For example, Costco and Best Buy will sell the "same" TV, but the model number listed will have a different suffix like that. It's likely just done to track the seller, but it also provides the seller a way to not have to price match.
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    need help badly with raid5 recovery

    I would agree with that assessment. You can lose a single drive and that's it (with a 4 drive array). And to top it all off, they have been mucking about with the drives. Gonna waste a lot of time and money for likely nothing. I'd suggest they spend that money on new hardware as needed...
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    Problem with Samsung TV, AVR and PC Mode

    Use a different HDMI port on the TV for the PC connection. If you have the AVR connected to the ARC HDMI port, then you will still get audio to the AVR.
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    sheeple cable

    And not because the women liked audio, they just liked how easily the men were separated from their money.
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    So for externals, leave on or turn off when not needed?

    Depends on how safe you are trying to be. For example, even powered off, if there is a lightning strike/power issue, the drive could be damaged by being connected to the PC or from the AC cable. My (external) backup drives are disconnected and sitting on a storage shelf.
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    BestBuy Black Friday deals on WD drives

    The BF sale prices on some items are not the same for online and the actual store. But yes, you have to buy it on BF (or whenever the sale starts) to get that price. Back in the day, you could buy it early, and go back on BF to get the sale price (or return it and rebuy it), but they put an...
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    sheeple cable

    ...but it supports 4K UHD! They have a whole line of just HDMI cables> https://www.audioquest.com/cables/digital-cables
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