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    Why are graphic cards without a shroud bad?

    I hear that graphics cards in pre-built PCs aren't as good as ones that have a shroud, but why is that? And why don't they have shrouds then?
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    How to re-install OS without pre-installed garbage?

    Awesome! I wish I would have known about this a long time ago. Thought I was stuck with having to use the installer on the drive. Thank you!
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    How to re-install OS without pre-installed garbage?

    I believe if I restore Windows 7 from the installer image on the drive that it will delete all the files on my drive. If I borrow a legitimate Windows 7 DVD, can I use my current CD key to re-install just the OS without all the pre-installed garbage and losing all my files?
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    It looks like drives are going to be even more like a computer. Seagate is coming out with drives that use a direct Ethernet connection instead of something like SATA. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/22/seagate_letting_apps_talk_direct_to_drives/
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    Shrunk a partition and got 2 unallocated

    What is going on? I merged the main partition and the 230GB partition, but that 746GB partition is unusable. I can't create a partition out of it, or merge it with the main partition.
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    Shrunk a partition and got 2 unallocated

    I shrunk a partition and expected to have one partition and another unallocated. Instead I have one partition and TWO unallocated. For some reason it divided the unallocated partition into two random size partitions. One of the unallocated is 230GB the other is 746GB. I can create a...
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    I need a SATA to SATA and LP4 adapter

    Actually, that's an idea. I picked out what seems to be by far the most popular card and got focused on that. Does anyone know of a good USB 3.0 Low Profile card that can use SATA power?
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    I need a SATA to SATA and LP4 adapter

    Could I take the SATA power from my DVD player, and connect it to this StarTech.com PYO2SATA 6in SATA Power Y Splitter Cable Adapter - M/F Then connect one SATA power end to my DVD player, then the other to this Sata to LP4 15 Pin Power Adapter Then the LP4 to the Anker® Uspeed PCI-E to...
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    I need a SATA to SATA and LP4 adapter

    I'm not as hardcore as you. :(
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    I need a SATA to SATA and LP4 adapter

    I need a USB 3.0 card that has a 4 pin molex connection, but I don't have any available power connectors. So I think need something like a SATA male to SATA female and LP4 female cable. I've searched and can't find what I need. Does it even exist?
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    I guess settles it, thanks. :)
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    I can understand that reasoning, but I don't think that's an "official" requirement of a computer.
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    Here's a guy who hacked the firmware of a hard drive to get it to do something else, similar to how people hacked the consumer grade routers you mentioned. Attacker breaks into computer, updates the firmware and if the admin wipes the drive and reinstalls the OS, the attacker can still get...
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    a. digital computer analog computer See also hybrid computer a device, usually electronic, that processes data according to a set of instructions. The digital computer stores data in discrete units and performs arithmetical and logical operations at very high speed. Stores data. Check...
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    Is a hard drive a computer?

    Apparently the WD color drives are the same drive, but with a different OS that gives it different abilities. If WD gave us the ability to choose which firmware we wanted to put on it, or we could put open source firmware on it, would that make it a computer? A lot of people view routers as...
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