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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    Obviously, bandwidth and data limitations.....Do you not understand how much bandwidth and data it would be to stream 4 unprocessed streams via any connection let alone on 4G/5G in a remote area. The point of a local stream box is to reduce that data into a practical amount that can be sent over...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    WTF are you talking about? Can you use coherent thoughts? I never even mentioned 4.6v or 5.2v you are making shit up. You clearly didn't read what I wrote and have no idea what you are talking about. You should be ashamed for even posting that nonsense and wasting my time while I have been...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    Nothing you said explained how that would not work. You rambled about stuff that was elementary and was not relevant to the discussion. I had to post the link to that site 3 times for you to read it and now magically you claim you have used them before? Why not mention that in your first post...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    This particularly looks promising. I assume I still need a PCB/BMS on the battery. AFAIK, it seems to check off everything I need for either the ASROCK or any other product. If I built a custom ITX build there are some simpler options like ones with actual 20/24 pins. This is pretty neat...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    All you said is obvious and I don't get why you wrote it. Using power tool packs is not ideal and not helpful. That would be huge and cumbersome and have lower-quality batteries and have a terrible weight-to-energy ratio. It would be better to just buy a premade battery pack off aliexpress or...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    Again, as I clearly stated, they are referencing the AC-DC power supply that comes with it. I doubt that's the max power the box can use. Granted, the question is how good is the cooling system? I really don't get how you can't understand that I would be powering this off of a DC battery...
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    Program for Windows that load balances multiple cellphone tethers?

    Last, I looked at cradle point they didn't have anything useful like this but that was 5-8 years ago so maybe it changed. Maybe they don't suck anymore? lol Do you have a specific product name in mind or is it just check them out type of thing? Is the duel-modem filter what I am looking for...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    do you have a link or name of a specific product? what are you talking about? I clearly said I would be looking at running an underclocked/undervolt CPU at 100w/h draw max AKA under 100w TDP and provided data (mine showcasing how CPU tweaking works (IB chart) and TPU showing 12900K efficiency...
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    Program for Windows that load balances multiple cellphone tethers?

    KK, did you check out my link? Seems promising for a software solution. Not sure if it's the best. I'll have to test it out over the next few months and post back when I do. Do you have any examples of hardware that would do that? I am curious. Maybe it would work.
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    Program for Windows that load balances multiple cellphone tethers?

    what do you mean? I am trying to get 2 cellphones tethered to a single PC for internet so I have 2x the bandwidth and redundancy. I am working on a battery-powered mobile stream box that will not have wifi let alone a power outlet. See the linked post for context. How do I get 2 cellphones...
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    Program for Windows that load balances multiple cellphone tethers?

    Are there any programs that would allow me to use multiple cellphones in a load-balanced manner to give myself not just more bandwidth but also redundancy with windows? If I had 2 4G/5G cellphones connected via USB for tethering internet is there a way to load balance them/offer redundancy so if...
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    Mobile stream box BOYS!!! A must-read ^^

    Let me know mods if there is a better section for this. So, I am looking into possibly building a mobile stream box. My goal is to build a box that can handle this: Stream Box Requirements *Support portable monitor via DP/USB/HDMI (DP preferred I think. It has latches so cable less likely to...
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    Does this Work? 2x female to 1x male to run 2 power sources in parallel?

    I'll take your word for it and get back to you if/when I try. I personally have never had that experience with the ones I have. I have tried in the past charging charger with charger and never seen any back feeding. well, I'll just have to try it and find out. I'll use some disposable things...
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    Does this Work? 2x female to 1x male to run 2 power sources in parallel?

    a few things. 1) Yes, those laptop battery packs you can set on the pack which voltage you want the packs' voltage range is 5v, 8.4v, 9v, 12v, 16v, 20v (you change voltage by double-tapping power button after it is on). The jumper/battery pack is only 12v 10amp DC. This is patently wrong and...
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    Does this Work? 2x female to 1x male to run 2 power sources in parallel?

    I have 2 backup batteries that can run at various voltages. Assume these 2 scenarios for 12v and 19/20v. Can I use this cable below to run 2 power sources of equal volts in parallel to double the maximum amp limit and run time? For the 12v option which is the max amps? Split power cable...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    You could look into a mobile DAS as well. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some neat portable 2.5in or M.2 mini DASes where there are 2 or 4 of each run into a RAID with TB or USB ports
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    HAMR drives are alive and well and really needed but the problem is the time to fully read the drives. Mach.2 is so badly needed but what we really need like like Mach.4 where you have 2 actuators again and each has 2 independent heads for a 4x read rate. These future 50TB drives are going to...
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    my Mikrotik 10GbE switch is flaking...what should I replace it with?

    I run 2x intel x520 10GbE SPF+ right now with 2 20-meter cables with some extra length loosely coiled so if I got the cheaper version you have vs the insanely expansive ~$500 MS510TXM. Can you explain how 10GbE RJ45 works or share a quick dummy guide? I know it is a bit complicated with what...
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    Is this cable proprietary or can I get a new one?

    I completely agree. I guess I'll have to buy another laptop battery pack and maybe someday salvage the batteries or solder a jerry-rigged cable into it some time. It's quite a few years old and has been on some international trips but surprisingly still in decent capacity shape.
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    Is this cable proprietary or can I get a new one?

    i don't think they exist anymore....thats why i was asking if there was other options *shrugs* thanks
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    Does he use teracopy? I would also hope he uses that if he is transferring the files back and forth a lot. The chance for bit flip is fairly high with transferring that many files/data.
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    he could look into azure or Owncloud too. My end goal is to set up Owncloud and not use cloud storage so I can control my data. Azure is really cheap for archive storage but if you need hot storage I think dropbox is cheaper and better. Azure is like $1 per TB per month but its costs money to...
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    Is this cable proprietary or can I get a new one?

    I have this laptop battery pack and the cable broke. Is it proprietary or can I get a new one? The batteries are still good and strong so it sucks if I have to throw it out and buy a new one. It is a Turcom M9000.
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    Backplane, SAS cables, or Hard Drives...which are most likely bad?

    BTW I do an HD Sentinel read test non-destructive and they all passed. In the same case so that didn't tell me anything. I am buying some new cables and I will try them with new cables in the other case. See post below. https://hardforum.com/threads/recommend-a-good-sas-cable-please.2014417/...
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    Recommend a good SAS cable, please!

    I want to buy some new 1 meter SAS cables that are good and affordable. What do you recommend? I have used in the past Monoprice SAS cables. In another post, I talked about issues I was having with my SnapRAID server not sure if it's cables or backplane or hard drives so I am looking for advice...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    link, please. I want to see that :D
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    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    I just use 2xR7000s routers in my house for wifi N/AC. 1 in the basement on the "west side" and 1 in my bedroom on the top floor in the Center/Southside. It works pretty well. Labeled them NSA Sucks 1/2 5g and NSA Sucks 1/2 2.4G. Here are some examples I get with Metronet ^-^
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    my Mikrotik 10GbE switch is flaking...what should I replace it with?

    Is it this? How much is it? I don't see any online. https://www.amazon.com/Aruba-Networks-S2500-24T-Mobility-Access/dp/B00DPKJNUK https://www.newegg.com/aruba-s2500-24t-24-x-gigabit-rj45-4-x-sfp-sfp/p/N82E16833622008 Is it this? This is kinda interesting. I could turn my Cat5e house cables to...
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    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    this...so many do this wrong. Always check people's work because many are incompetent. I also agree with the run 2 cables at a time thing. I am getting that in mind for the future for myself :D I have Metronet and love it. They have been great. The speeds I get across the global is solid too...
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    Which 18TB hardrive should I get?

    fair enough. Almost everything I buy is Newegg/amazon and I test it right away. There are a few exceptions like when fiberstore.com or Adorama/BP&H(sp?)/etc. are cheaper/better. Also, I only buy sandisk/prograde/mushkin/intel/samsung/microcenter stuff when it comes to flash. They are the...
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    my Mikrotik 10GbE switch is flaking...what should I replace it with?

    My Mikrotik 10Gbe switch is flaking on me and I need an affordable option to replace it. I need at a minimum 2 10GbE ports. I would like more but I am disabled and my income is minimal so I need affordable options. My Server/NAS and desktop are the only things that require 10GbE but more...
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    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    I would agree, I think there are some minor technological challenges and the fact that there is virtually no demand makes those challenges not worth it. Though, I thought i recall seeing 2TB 2.5in drives in the past b ut i could be mistaken
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    Which 18TB hardrive should I get?

    I personally have never seen that happen. I have heard about it but never personally experienced it. Maybe the type of products I buy aren't hit by those scams?
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    Backplane, SAS cables, or Hard Drives...which are most likely bad?

    are they SAS/SATA combos backplanes because most my drives ATM are SATA but I like having the option to upgrade to SAS drives later down the road.
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    Backplane, SAS cables, or Hard Drives...which are most likely bad?

    Okay, I am having serious issues with my Norco 4224 Snapraid server. I am getting Windows errors (21, 1167, and more) in SnapRAID that is causing scrub to fail but when I moved hard drives/switched cables some of the errors went away or were reduced but still having issues/uncertainty on what...
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    Which 18TB hardrive should I get?

    Well, I got 1 Seagate 18TB Exo and 2 WD/HGST HC550 18TB drives. In the past, I would run HD Sentinel's read/write/verify every block 2 times before using the drives to make sure every block was healthy. Should I still do that with these drives only having 30 full drive writes (550TB writes) per...
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    Need help with recovering a drive in SNAPRAID

    I need help recovering one of my failed drives. The manual is confusing because my config file uses totally different naming. I wonder if the manual is written for Linux and I am using windows. I need to recover "data d2 L:\array\" The manual says "data d1 /mnt/new_spare_disk/" What exactly...
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    Which 18TB hardrive should I get?

    I understand all of that but what about those specific drives? Are they good? Are they comparable? Are these a good deal or will there be a major price drop in the future? I am pretty poor so I have slowly built my storage system over the years bit by bit. I also am working on an off-site...
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    Which 18TB hardrive should I get?

    I want to upgrade my SnapRAID server parity drives to 18TB and use the 6TB drives that I have now as a striped or JBOD logical 18TB drive for my SnapRAID server. So I'll have 3-4 18TB parity drives for 3-4 18TB Data drives. I am leaning towards just striping them but debating on if the added...
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