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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    here is my MB it has 5x 3.0 16x slots and 1x 2.0 16x slot (PCH maybe?) My CPU does not support 80 lanes. It only supports 40 lanes. So I am forced to have to decide on what I want to run at 16x or 8x or 4x or 2x (not sure if 2x is an option but you get my point) So If I have all 5 filled. I have...
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    Is it normal for 100GB M-Discs to take 6x longer to read from than to write to?

    I was more curious about the automated CRC features than speed.
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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    I can do it on my 1650v3 X99 (IIRC) and other motherboards that aren't that old. IB-Skylake. How else would your computer divvy up lanes between 5 or 7 slots? Your CPU never has enough lanes. If you have 4x 16 slots and like a few 8x or 4x slots and your CPU has 40 or 56 lanes you can't run them...
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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    Modern GPUs are very much PCI-E bandwidth starves especially some games show over 50% hit in FPS. That AMD 4x card is trash even in PCI-E 4.0 going to 3.0 murders it. It is a chunk card everyone should avoid running in anything other than PCI-E 4.0 ~30% hit in FPS in PCIe 3.0 in this game. The...
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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    So on ATX or EATX motherboards where you have like 5 or 7 PCI-E slots, you can set in BIOS how many lanes you want to use for whatever slot. So if I have a 1650v3 I have only 40 lanes. In a hypothetical situation with 6 devices, I would want GPU gets 16x, GPU gets 16x, M.2 RAID gets 16x, HBA...
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    Is it normal for 100GB M-Discs to take 6x longer to read from than to write to?

    I just use teracopy and use SHA512 for crc. No idea if its better than what your using. Never heard of what your using. Teracopy is a god send though for me.
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    Recommendations for a multiple m.2 PCI-E AIC

    whats bifurcation? I have a GigaByte z390 Aorus Pro-CF so its a highend board but never heard of bifurcation before (or forgot what it is lol) It's quite affordable, I remember some of the 4x things a year or so ago were like 100s so $50 ain't back. No hardware RAID but not a big deal...
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    Is it normal for 100GB M-Discs to take 6x longer to read from than to write to?

    absolutely agree. Whenever I use a CD/DVD the absolute first thing I do is make an ISO of it on my SSD. It makes using them so much easier and faster. If you get those X-Ray/MRI DVDs always make an ISO/rip the files to use them on your SSD. Same concept here. Make an ISO then from the ISO take...
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    Software to monitor PCI-E bandwidth usage

    this sounds interesting. It would be nice to monitor to see if your GPU is PCI Express limited or if other things are saturating it. If your using all your PCI-E lanes and need to run things on a limited speed like GPU at 8x, HBA 4x, M.2 2x, and 10GbE as 2x. You could see if a device is not...
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    Recommendations for a multiple m.2 PCI-E AIC

    I need to get a multi m.2 PCI-E add-in card. It can just be multiple m.2 slots or something more advanced and offer hardware RAID and other features. It just depends on what is offered for the price. Does anyone own any of these or have experience/knowledge on them and recommendations? Thanks
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    Is there a USB dual M.2 NVME RAID enclosure? There are SATA ones :/

    I thought I saw someone else make a thread like this but can't find it ATM. I am looking for preferably a USB 4 or USB3.2 20Gbps dual bay or more M.2 NVME enclosure. I know they had USB 3.1 10Gbps M.2 SATA RAID enclosures but I can't find a modern version of it. Has anyone found one or know if...
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    I need a USB 4 PCIe card or USB 3.2 2x2 20Gbps PCIe card

    I need to buy preferably a PCIe USB4 card and preferably a USB 4 M.2 NVME enclosure. I need the enclosure to also have enough space while opened to support an M.2 to U.2 adapter. If I can't get USB 4 I am willing to settle on USB 3.2 2x2 20Gbps but really want to get USB 4.0 if it's not...
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    Need help picking a USB 3.2 20Gbps or USB 4 PCIe card and comparable USB3.2/4 M.2 NVMe Enclosure

    I need to buy preferably a PCIe USB4 card and preferably a USB 4 M.2 NVME enclosure. I need the enclosure to also have enough space while opened to support an M.2 to U.2 adapter. If I can't get USB 4 I am willing to settle on USB 3.2 2x2 20Gbps but really want to get USB 4.0 if it's not...
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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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