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    quick format or Full format of new 16 TB HDD ?

    Full format with a case of cold beer to help time pass.
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    Recent visit to Microcenter - what it was like inside

    MicroCenter is my Stop and Shop for PC hardware, been to 3 of 4 stores in NY. Just went to the one in Brooklyn for an Intel AX200 wireless kit. Back in the days, CompUSA and Circuit City, rebates galore.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Internet Explorer Part Deux. Grab some popcorn. Microsoft hasn't learned from its antitrust law case.
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    Regularly downloading large files to SSD

    Do the math, 8-10GB a day? On basis of 10GB a day, 1 TB in 100 days, so 3.66 TB per year for argument sake. This should be way below the TBW of the warranty of 3-5 years. In a nutshell, you should be fine. Consider the type of NAND and the warranty.
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    Anyone dealed with MSI rebates before?

    One thing I learned with rebates, watch that billing address and shipping address. If they are different, they may deny it. I fought Gigabyte on that note one time, they caved and sent the rebate. Glad to hear you are getting your rebate.
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    This is bad comedy. Dear Microsoft, I want to run Windows 11 on my i7-950; still on Windows 7. 😂🤣
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    Anyone have experience with Inland's warranty?

    MicroCenter makes Emtec looks good. I had a 240GB SSD that failed within 3 years warranty; sent an email with copy of receipt from Micro Center. They replied back saying they will sent me a replacement; the replacement drive was 480GB (sealed). Sorry to digress, but Micro Center should have...
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    Anyone have experience with Inland's warranty?

    You should try to find the warranty terms; some companies will refund purchased price. For a SSD, very surprised they didn't offer a replacement.
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    What made you switch?

    When Windows 10 Mobile was End of Life, switched to Android and got a Motorola G6; since then staying with Android with phones from UMIDIGI.
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    not enough USB Controller Resources Win 10

    Reading the article may seem to indicate a voltage issue? Quite a few articles when doing a search for "not enough USB controller...
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    Anyone have experience with Inland's warranty?

    I heard it should be bring into MC store. If they have your receipt electronically, they should be able to verify your purchase and honor the warranty.
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    Anyone dealed with MSI rebates before?

    I had a rebate from a X58 chipset motherboard (still chugging along) from MSI ages ago. Sorry, I don't remember the process.
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    Newb to cell phones... wife wants something cheap & simple

    I moved two lines AT&T post paid for Mint Mobile, may be thinking about Ultra. With Mint, I am on 8GB/month plan and prepay 12 months. You probably don't hear much about phones by UMIDIGI or Oukitel. I ended up with a UMIDIGI S5 Pro (about $245) in July and most recently an Oukitel C21 (about...
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    Has anyone here went from a PC Tower desktop to a laptop ? If so why and do you feel it was worth it?

    I used to build all systems around desktop towers. The main advantage is portability; there are sacrifices. Probably a little greener (less energy). I recently started buying the HP mini desktops (e.g.: HP Prodesk 600 G4) to save space.
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    SSD life dropping fast

    Is hibernation enabled or disabled? If enabled, turn it off.
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    My New SSD drive from BHPhoto appears to have been used before?

    If it's cosmetics, it is likely going to be inside a box; I wouldn't worry. Your Power On Hour and Count seem to indicate new. Go download Crucial Storage Executive Tool.
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    Permanently disable win 10 update

    I had a similar issue with an old Toshiba tablet; gave up on ut. No issue with HP Stream 7 tablet. Use Media Creation Tool to create Windows 10 on USB flash drive. Ran disk cleanup as administrator, charged tablet to 100%, connect a USB on the go cable, plug in USB flash drive, and rebooted...
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    Where to buy a Thinkpad?

    Lenovo has an official shop on eBay but also check out their outlet site on the web.
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    Prepaid Plans - What Am I Missing?

    I cannot say I care about iPhone, but I do BYOD on Android. The question with unlimited is how much data can one really burn? I dropped AT&T post paid, was paying about $110 for 2 lines and 6GB of data total. Now with Mint Mobile using T-Mobile towers, find with 8GB per line and pretty much...
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    What do you do with your old SSDs?

    No it's the type that you stick into a 3.5" bay, internally use SATA and power connectors to it. Something like Vantec EZ Swap EVO. :) OS support should not be an issue.
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    What do you do with your old SSDs?

    I use 2.5" mobile drive docks, I swap OS just like changing socks. No more opening up case to swap SSD. Else open them up and hang the circuit board.
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    Help me figure out BSOD

    WhoCrashed has kinda help. I have a HD7770 and it has crapped out quite a bit.
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    What is a cheap solution for replacement / repair Nokia Lumia 920?

    My last Windows Phone was Alcatel Idol 4s. I have been though many Windows Phone; going back to Motorola MPx220, HTC Titan, HTC Pure, etc... When announcement came out, it was an inevitable switch to Android. Picked up a Moto G6 (4GB/64GB) last November; finally running Pie. I recently went on...
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    Oldest Install Thread

    Does systeminfo work on Windows 98 SE? Sorry for the ask. After all of these years, the beige has yellowed on certain parts of the old Inwin tower case. The days when an OS fits on a 4GB drive.
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    HOT ! Various 1TB NVMe with coveted E12 Controller $135 aprox retail

    Did Micro Center "de-listed" the 1TB model from their website?; at least that's what it looked like yesterday, but store in NY them in stock.
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    Windows 10 Mobile end of support.. (2019.12.10)

    My Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 Mobile replaced the Lumia 640 as secondary driver; keeping until around Thanksgiving/Black Friday. No surprises here. After much debate, I ended up picking a Moto G6 as my first Android device. Migrated all contacts successfully and installed the Microsoft...
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    Windows 10 Mobile Is Officially Dead

    Still got my Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile, but running a Moto G6 on Oreo. R.I.P., my first Windows Phone was a Motorola MPX 220. The phone companion for Windows 10 is not bad, but not great either, but seems to work with Android.
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    Soulja Boy Has Stopped Selling His Consoles Due to a Potential Nintendo Lawsuit

    Well a 180 by the fucktard, now he lawyered up.
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    What laptop manufactuers have battery software to control battery charge, besides Dell?

    I will also say Lenovo Vantage for Windows 10, I have a ThinkPad S1 Yoga.
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    Good site to find replacement screen for Samsung chromebook?

    Glad to hear it was resolved, I was going to recommend laptopscreen dot com for excellent customer service and I thought prices were decent.
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    New to Android. Any really good games?

    I just got a Moto G6 about 3 weeks ago; my previous phone was an Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10. I've been playing Transformers Forged To Fight by Kabam.
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    Basic smartphone recommendation

    Just got a Moto G6 (4GB RAM, 64GB) variant; should be about $270. I am happy with it. It will get Pie on due time. My first Android phone. My other choice was Nokia 6.1.
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    Programs and file explorer have very slow response times

    Do you have System Restore enabled? The last time, I had a slow Windows 7 I noticed a drive appeared as Missing in Windows File Explorer. I deleted System Restore data, turned it off, and re-enabled System Restore, it's been back to normal since.
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    Microcenter or Amazon Inland Professional 1TB SSD $139 or $149 w/prime

    The prices of these drives make it like an addiction of silicon crack and plastic crack. May be picking up more drives.
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    Microcenter or Amazon Inland Professional 1TB SSD $139 or $149 w/prime

    I was at a MC in NY this weekend and saw it. I ended up getting a 120GB and a 480GB using 2 x $5 off $30 in store. I had to get two cans of compressed air and a 32GB USB flash drive to make the $30. For $18 and $60, not a bad deal. The 120GB is a direct replacement of a Kingston V300 120GB...
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    Apple to Roll Out Entry-Level MacBook in September

    $1200 is not cheap for "ancient" technology Kaby Lake. At that price, the Huawei Matebook X Pro will be a Macbook killer. A friend gifted me her Alienware 17 R3 about two months back; that fits the definition of inexpensive.
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    WD 8TB Easystores are 150$ again

    If it is still on eBay later, I may cancel my order with BB online. Thanks for sharing.
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    WD 8TB Easystores are 150$ again

    Red or white label, can't be arsed to look until Saturday. Decided to bite on this one this afternoon.
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    WD 8TB Easystores are 150$ again

    Thanks for the heads up. It's a shame, I had 10% off until end of July.