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    nvm, please delete

    nvm, please delete
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    8TB HDD - 5400 or 7200?

    Large 5400rpm drives are faster than that man
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    How to wipe large drive over 3TB?

    I use ActiveKilldisk all the time with large drives. You probably just need to update.
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    Pc feels sluggish

    Post entire system specs
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    Dell XPS 9700 — can i use liquid metal?

    I was thinking about doing the same thing, but I read reports from people saying it was a bad idea for a mobile device. If there are people here who are doing it successfully though without the liquid running and causing issues, I might consider it.
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    When are we going to get beyond 5tb in the 2.5inch form factor - what is the hold up?

    If things continue the way they've been going, I'd expect the 4TB and 8TB SATA SSDs to be much cheaper next year. Then you won't have to deal with SMR either.
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    Plundervolt "fix" disables undervolting at BIOS level - any way to reverse?

    It's definitely worth doing even if modding the bios is what it takes. Instead of throttling to 2.9Ghz on my XPS 15 on all cores from hitting 99c, I now get 3.7ghz fully loaded on all cores while riding smooth in the 70-80's. I was able push it further to get 3.9 on all cores at the same...
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    Get speedfan working on Dell XPS 15

    Thanks man I will check that out
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    Get speedfan working on Dell XPS 15

    I found this and it works. Cool I put it back to normal though. I think the undervolt is good enough for this machine.
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    Do you think we'll get a fall refresh of XPS17?

    I was interested in the Lenovo X1 extreme gen3 later this year, but now that this is out, I think I might get this next. Especially since they recently increased the travel distance of the keyboard, it's still not thinkpad keyboard worthy, but it might just be good enough while everything else...
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    Buying a CPU on eBay?

    CPUs are pretty robust these days
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    Get speedfan working on Dell XPS 15

    Anyone know how to get Speedfan working on the Dell XPS 15? Even in Dell performance mode, the fans take too long to spin up.
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    Plundervolt "fix" disables undervolting at BIOS level - any way to reverse?

    Thanks guys. My Dell XPS 15 feels much more like a desktop now. I was lucky though, I didn't have to install the mod in this case, all I had to do was reset the bios to factory settings and the voltage unlocked. :D
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    Thumbs.db:encryptable - How to delete in Windows?

    Just modify the parameters for use for files.. It's all in the page. Yeah, unlocker is great.
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    I thought the same thing lol
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    Thumbs.db:encryptable - How to delete in Windows?

    force delete in the command line. also a program called unlocker is sometimes needed. If you want to do it regularly create a batch file.
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    OCZ SSDs - Why are they so bad?

    I remember those Vertex gen1 pieces of junk. They were sure a nice start after hard drives though.
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    [SSD] Copy and benchmark - please explain.

    If you want very fast same drive copying then a 1-2TB TLC NVMe is pretty much the way to go for the best bang for buck. Otherwise get a second drive to eliminate same drive copying needs.
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    How significant factor in HDD life is its steep temperature gradient?

    A few months ago I was copying some files onto an old 3TB Hitachi drive. I was being lazy, it was an open mobo, a bare drive and the data cable was running to the drive that was sitting aimlessly on top of a 20" box fan. I knew it was risky, my gut had feeling it would fall. ~10 minutes later...
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    Is Corsair still a good brand for PSU?

    I swiched to EVGA Supernova on my last build. Rock solid, 10 year warranty, powerful, quiet, love it.
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    What's the latest verdict on Windows 10 LTSC?

    I run LTSC and love it, that's all I have to say. I have no problems with it, there are improvements here and there that I've noticed over the 2016 release. I can't imagine running normal windows with all of the bloat. Just disable updates after everything is initially updated and installed...
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    Budget Gaming Laptop around 1k?

    AMD 8 core chips are being released in many laptops this year for good deal, check those out.
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    Android: Dual clocks in notification bar, without root?

    How do we do this? Galaxy S9
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    500gig SATA SSD for an older laptop.

    Pretty much just don't read reviews at stores for tech products. You can't trust what the masses are saying. Stick to hardforum and proper review sites made from techies. But yeah, if you're looking at the lower dollar deals, then of course they aren't the best. But yeah just buy a Samsung...
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    CrystalDiskMark HDD benchmark comparison: 750 GB WD RE2 GP Green, 5TB WD Elements, 8TB WD Elements

    Also crystaldiskmark measures in empty space so when used on HDDs with data on them, the results aren't showing the drive's top potential. The software is better for SSDs or empty volumes.
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    Advise need in building a 15x8TB Raid array.

    These are common software raid options.
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    Samsung QVO budget drives

    For storage purposes they are fine, compared to hard drives they are much better of course, but performance suffers compared to TLC drives. I wouldn't use them as a system drive. For a game volume though, I don't know if there would be a real world performance difference vs a TLC drive...
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    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    You can download an app called accubattery. If you charge to 80% or less it supposedly saves more than double of the lifespan of the battery. It has an alarm to notify you when it's at 80%. I use a wireless charging stand and just frequently put it on there during the day when I'm not using...
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    So, it turns out that 5700 cards won't work on Windows 8.1...

    LTSB is very fast and lightweight without all the extra crap you don't need. I don't regret switching from Win7 and I held out for a while. I use hundreds of apps and only a couple that are over a decade old don't work, though with tweaking I could probably make them work. But, no big deal.
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    Is $700 a good price for these specs?

    What brand and model is it
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    Raid-0 for SATA ssds: worth it?

    It depends on what you're doing on those drives
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    3rd Party Fan Control Software

    I second this.
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    Nvidia Quadro P520 Maximum Displays?

    Anyone know how many displays you can run off of this? Can you run 1x4k and 2x2k all at 60hz? What about 3x4k at 60hz? Or 1x4k and 4x1080p all at 60hz? The laptop screen would be off plugged into a dock. What about the Quadro T1000?
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    Shucked External - Parameter is incorrect

    open a cmd as admin and run these commands diskpart list disk select disk "number" without quotes clean convert gpt create partition primary select partition 1 format FS=NTFS quick assign letter=whatever you want exit
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    Goodbye Disk you served me well

    you can get 500GB ssds for 50 bucks. if you want cheaper than that, you can get much larger on HDD, used.
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    Shucked External - Parameter is incorrect

    Delete the volume in disk management. then create a new volume, format, and good to go.
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    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    2-3 years. S11+ will be my next upgrade. Old phones like the S3 aren't compatible with many apps in the google store anymore. I still have my old one laying around and tried it recently. It's basically obsolete and very slow, except for calls and texting, email. etc.
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    NEW- 1TB 860 EVO $48

    If the deal is ridiculous, I wouldn't trust it.
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    What do you do with your old 1TB/2TB drives?

    I finally got around to selling my stack of old 3TB and 4TB drives. But I sold them in bulk so it was easy. I still have a few 1TB, etc, that didn't get a lot of usage. I'm giving them to family members to use as backup drives.